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Surmonter les différences culturelles à travers des leçons d’arabe

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Nous aimons découvrir toutes les façons originales que les gens utilisent avec Skype pour résoudre de réels défis. C’est ainsi que nous nous sommes rapprochés d’Aline Sara, l’une des fondatrices de NaTakallam, pour en apprendre plus au sujet de leur innovant service. Aline Sara et Reza Rahnema étaient toutes deux étudiantes à l’Université de Colombie … Read more

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

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Recently we discovered a pioneering way in which Skype helps children develop communication skills and learn English: Right To Learn provides learning support for children from challenged backgrounds. While the organization may be relatively small, the positive impact they make on these children’s lives is immeasurable. Right To Learn provides computer training, life skills, reading … Read more

Conversational Arabic lessons bridge cultural divides

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How do graduates from Columbia University decide to start an Arabic language tutoring service? Turns out it was quite simple: they saw a need for affordable, conversational Arabic training and found a way to offer this service via Skype, while providing work to displaced Syrian refugees. We love learning of all the creative ways that … Read more

The ultimate race against time: an interview with explorer Mark Wood

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Mark Wood, polar explorer, educator, and adventurer has covered thousands of miles of frozen ice, and visited both the North and South Geographic poles. Starting tomorrow, along with two other explorers, he’ll be taking part in the Race Against Time Expedition across the Arctic, aiming to complete the 470 miles across ice completely unsupported in under … Read more

Global Teacher Prize finalist empowers students using Skype

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Over the past weekend, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. We would like to congratulate Pennsylvania Educator and Skype Master Teacher Michael Soskil for being honored as one of 10 finalists for his contributions to global citizenship. Mr. Soskil’s impact as a global … Read more

Project Kakuma: Educating refugees via Skype

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Our guest blogger today is Koen Timmers, a Microsoft Expert Educator Fellow from Belgium who is currently teaming up with teachers across the globe to help educate African refugees through an organization known as Project Kakuma. With the help of Skype they teach students in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. In April 2015 a dozen global … Read more

Voyagez avec Skype vers la terre des ours polaires

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Nous avons récemment parlé à l’éducateur Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop de son expédition dans l’Arctique et de comment il partage ses découvertes avec des étudiants par l’intermédiaire de son Skype. Jamie et son équipe sont actuellement sur Svalbard, entre la Norvège et le Pôle Nord. Svalbard est un endroit regorgeant de profonds fjords, de montagnes recouvertes de … Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Girl Rising

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Our guest writer for today’s blog post in celebration of International Women’s Day is Jill Iscol, President of the IF Hummingbird Foundation and Founder of Hearts on Fire, a program of the foundation identifying and showcasing some of the most inspirational and committed individuals working to change the world for the better. Girl Rising is a … Read more

Celebrate World Wild Life Day with Skype in the Classroom

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Today is World Wildlife Day, and this year’s theme is: “The future of wildlife is in our hands.” Students can learn this first-hand by taking a Skype Virtual Field Trip or Skype Lesson to meet animals that they may never have the chance to see in real life, talk to wildlife experts, and learn how … Read more

Teacher on the Trail: reporting from the Iditarod with the help of Skype

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Laura Wright is a 4th Grade teacher at Eanes Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She is also an active member of the Skype in the Classroom community and the winner of the grueling teacher competition for the Iditarod 2016 Teacher on the Trail™. As we write, Laura has just landed in Anchorage, Alaska, and is getting … Read more

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