Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Spanish Lessons: Skype was made for this

Clases de español: Skype se ha hecho para eso Skype has turned classrooms into a global learning environment as cultures are colliding like never before and distance is simply no longer an obstacle. As a result, schools are expanding their… Read more

Inspiring a Class into the 'Zone'

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it. I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone’; that moment of supreme concentration when… Read more

Peace One Day's founder, Jeremy Gilley, inspires school children on Skype

Canada, England, Kenya, Poland, Russia, Switzerland, USA, Saint Lucia, Scotland and Switzerland: Jeremy Gilley has been busy chatting with school children all over the world these past few weeks. Without having to step foot on a plane, Jeremy is talking… Read more

Training Teachers with Skype's Group Video Calling

A powerful tool in the Skype educational arsenal is group video calling which can easily be activated by the “Add People” button. Essentially, this allows up to ten individuals or classes from anywhere in the world to be on the… Read more

Top uses of Skype in the Classroom

Over 13,500 teachers are using Skype in the Classroom to find other teachers and classroom to partner with. We are pleased to have helped create a global community of like-minded teachers who are using technology to help their students learn… Read more

Partnership with Children holds Conflict Resolution 'Summit" between High Schools in Detroit and NYC thanks to Skype

Effective education requires not just teachers who are prepared to teach, but students whose hearts and minds are open and ready to learn. For many children living in poverty, the daily circumstances of their lives can hinder this readiness -whether… Read more

School2Home teaches parents about digital literacy with Skype

On June 7th, teachers, parents and students were recognized for their hard work and help in developing School2Home, a model technology immersion program designed to close the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide in California. The program has 10 core… Read more

Peace One Day “La Paix un Jour” s’adresse aux écoles via Skype

Le fondateur de « Peace One Day » Jeremy Gilley s’invitera toutes les semaines dans les écoles du monde entier par visioconférence Skype afin d’annoncer le compte à rebours ” d’une trève mondiale pour la Paix”le 21 septembre 2012. Peace… Read more

Creating a Musical Drama in Haiti via Skype

There's a growing realisation among teachers who use Skype that this versatile tool can be used to bring excitement to students in many new ways. We recently found out how few limitations exist in this new combination of technology and… Read more

Brain Based Learning over Skype works for Nepal Students

Time and again, we've discovered at Teach The World Online that students only improve when teaching methods are used which correspond with studies in neuroscience on how the brain learns. Two years ago, Lhamo Tsering a very smart 14 year-old… Read more

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