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The Arctic’s Youngest Explorer Makes a Skype Visit to Texas Classroom

Oli Munroy

For the students in Jennifer Hurst’s 4th grade class, most of their own exploring occurs just around their neighborhoods nearby their hometown just outside of Austin, Texas.  So when they had the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Oli Milroy, the youngest member of the Arctic Jubilee Expedition, they were thrilled! The students … Read more

Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rambuka School

Education professionals around the world are exploring the use of Skype as a platform to connect their classroom and share their learning experiences with teachers across the globe. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects through the use of Skype, to share skills and inspiration … Read more

Get the most out of Skype if you’re spending a few months abroad.

Skype means different things to different people, but how you use Skype from one day to another can also change. For example, students who study in a far off country for a time find that suddenly Skype becomes a way of catching up with loved ones who they might be used to seeing daily. If you’re … Read more

Skype Group Video Calling Drives Innovation in the Classroom

Marquette Logo

Known for more than just their exceptional basketball team, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has long been ranked among the top research universities in the country with acclaimed programs in Business, Nursing and Physical Therapy. One common thread that continues to put Marquette ahead of the curve is their pioneering use of technology – like … Read more

Classrooms in Russia and the UK Conduct PeaceTalk with Peace One Day

Peace One Day  Founder Jeremy Gilley (center) with students from School Number 164, Zelenogorsk, Russia.

Jeremy Gilley is the Founder of Peace One Day, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster global peace, understanding and intercultural cooperation. See how Peace One Day uses Skype to help accomplish their mission: http://peaceoneday.org/skype-projects/ I traveled to Gymnasium 164 in Zelenogorsk, Russia for the second of Peace One Day’s PeaceTalks, a program that connects … Read more

Explorer to Attempt Skype Call from Top of Everest

Britain-based explorer Mark Wood may come across as the jovial type you’d meet at your local pub, but beneath his unassuming exterior Mark is equipped with a shocking level of ambition and perseverance. In 2011, he became the 8th person in history to reach the geographic South Pole – solo and unsupported. Last year he skied 200 miles across … Read more

From a small island, Skype is his window to the world

Roberto Llamas may live on a small island in the Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean he’s disconnected from the rest of the planet. As a matter of fact, his home island of Mallorca is a major tourist destination seeing more than 20 million visitors a year. And, as the head of the island’s busy airport, … Read more

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

Book Club

I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

Skype Social Good – Making Life Better Through Technology

After I finished speaking on stage at the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley earlier this week, I found myself reflecting on both the number of innovative and passionate people dedicated to changing our world for the better and the role technology is playing to drive these changes within our global society. At Skype, we’ve always believed in the power of technology to bring the world closer together by enabling people everywhere to share experiences. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way Skype is playing a social transformation role in a number of areas – education, peace efforts and humanitarian aid. Read more

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