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Skype and The Education Foundation Partner to Launch The Learning Lab

Recently, I announced the work Skype is doing with DonorsChoose.org, and in further pursuit of Skype's goal of connecting one million classrooms across the globe through Skype in the classroom, we have recently partnered with the UK's first cross-sector… Read more

Connected Classroom Sweepstakes Gives Schools Throughout the World a Chance to Win a Celebrity Skype Video Call

Today, Skype in the classroom is thrilled to announce the Connected Classroom Sweepstakes on Facebook, which offers lucky schools around the world the chance to have a once-in-a-lifetime Skype video call with either Steve Harvey, James Patterson, Dylan and Cole… Read more

Spreading college admissions news via Skype

As the school year quickly approaches summer vacation, many high school students are looking forward to the next step in their education path: college. In fact, early May is when many regular application students begin to hear back from colleges… Read more

Technology is Essential to Enabling the Learning Process

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." – John Dewey As this presentation from the Pew Internet Organization details, regardless of what students choose to do after they are finished with their… Read more

Removing Barriers to Communication for the Monarch School

We're so excited about today's Ellen DeGeneres Show, where a school for children impacted by homelessness, the Monarch School in San Diego, received a $50,000 donation from Skype. This is just one part of Skype's ongoing commitment to education. We… Read more

Skype and DonorsChoose.org Partner to Bring Technology to Classrooms

Last September, I announced Skype's goal of connecting one million classrooms across the globe through Skype in the classroom, a free online community that helps teachers use Skype to enrich educational experiences for students. In pursuit of this goal, we… Read more

GroupMe Partners Up to Introduce a New Generation to Tech Jobs like QA

Today I'm excited to launch SummerQAmp, an initiative to train a new workforce in high-tech skills, specifically Quality Assurance, and help create tech jobs for American youth. Developed as a commitment to the White House's Summer Jobs+ initiative, the movement… Read more

Video Call an Author on World Read Aloud Day

We spotted something really neat and wanted to share it. LitWorld's annual World Read Aloud Day is coming up on March 7th. "World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and… Read more

Poetry as a device for learning pronunciation

Written by Karl H. Purnell, a writer, playwright and journalist who began his career as a reporter for the Harrisburg Patriot, and then became a newspaper editor in Lewisburg, PA. Karl has been teaching students in various part of the… Read more

Recapping DoSomething.org's "Grandparents Gone Wired" Campaign

In December, we told you about Skype and DoSomething.org’s exciting holiday campaign to help adults age 65 and older get wired. By inspiring tech savvy teens to share their knowledge with seniors, Skype’s goal was to help more people stay… Read more

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