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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Studying for finals via video call

Did you know that almost 40% of internet users aged twelve through seventeen now use video chat services such as Skype? That's what the findings of a new study by the Pew Research Center uncovered. With K-12 schools across the… Read more

Utilizing Big Data to Unlock Innovation in Education

I'm always looking for new areas of innovation. One topic in particular that I've been keeping an eye on is big data, as this emerging area has the potential to change multiple industries and generate tremendous value. Read more

Skype in the Classroom Partners with Leading Organizations to Enable Exciting Learning Experiences

Today, Skype in the classroom is joining forces with Penguin Group, New York Philharmonic, Peace One Day, Save the Children, and the Science Museum, London to support teachers by offering exciting classroom content for their students. Registered teachers from around the globe can now browse interesting projects from these organizations on our free Skype in the classroom community of more than 28,000 educators. Read more

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

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