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Travel with Skype to the Land of the Ice Bears

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Today is International Polar Bear Day and each year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic — and how each of us can help. We spoke to Expedition Educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop about his upcoming expedition to the Arctic and how he will be sharing his learnings with … Read more

Inspiring activities to celebrate literacy with your students

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As we celebrate literacy this month in honor of World Read Aloud Day,  here is a glimpse of all the fun and creative ways Skype in the Classroom can help you share a lifelong love of reading and writing with your students. Stretch your imagination with the Night Zookeeper Travel to the magical world of … Read more

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

Skype in the Classroom

Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe — educating over 7,000 students on … Read more

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

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Since its launch in 2009, Skype in the Classroom has been a great way to create original and memorable learning experiences with teachers from all around the world – allowing students to encounter new experiences, meet new people, talk to experts and share ideas. We recently spoke to Kaytee Smith, Coordinator of e-Learning at the … Read more

Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon: Look how far we traveled together

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On December 3rd and 4th, teachers around the world participated in Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon to celebrate learning without borders. Over the course of the two-day event, thousands of educators, guest speakers and students traveled 3,046,124 virtual miles. On day one, the global learning community surpassed the global goal of one million virtual miles.  By … Read more

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

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Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon is officially underway and we’re thrilled by the overwhelming participation from classes all over the world! Educators and students from across the globe have banded together in celebration of learning without borders, building new relationships and creating truly life-changing lessons. In just one day, we’ve surpassed our goal of one million virtual … Read more

Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon

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Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries … Read more

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

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Yesterday, we highlighted some original and interactive virtual field trips and lesson plans around war history and Veterans Day, offered by our educational partners around the U.S. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re bringing you a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a virtual field trip to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, … Read more

Celebrating Veterans Day with Skype in the Classroom

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With Veterans Day celebrations coming up tomorrow, most schools around the U.S. have been studying American military history. Today, we’d like to highlight a few original and interactive resources available to all teachers and classrooms on our newly redesigned Skype in the Classroom portal. Learn about the history of Veterans Day with these downloadable lesson … Read more

JacksGap head to Tanzania to see how Skype is empowering students

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The guys from JacksGap have had a busy couple of months filming and producing the latest episode of their “Following Heart” documentary series. Jack and Finn Harries recently traveled to Tanzania to find out how a local charity is using Skype to improve the educational experience of young children and the end result is this … Read more

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