Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

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

How to get Skype working in your classroom

Skype in the classroom is an online community that encourages teachers to connect and support one another through content sharing, collaborative projects and classroom connections to bring topics to life for their students. We officially launched Skype in the classroom… Read more

Homework Help via Video Call

Whether you're still in school or out in the working world, we all remember the days of homework. After a full day of classes ranging from math, science, reading, history, language and more, the usual weekday concludes with challenging homework… Read more

A week with Skype in the classroom at BETT 2012

Joe Dale, an Independent, modern foreign languages and technology consultant, brings us up to speed on his week at BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show), a trade show that takes place every year in London and showcases international… Read more

Montana Students Reveal New Name for NASA Spacecraft through Video Call

It's amazing when we see technology bring people together to enjoy educational experiences. Today, we saw a perfect example showcasing how technology can bring the joy of science to students in Montana. In the video below, you can see how… Read more

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