Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

English Author Connects with Students in Washington State

Last week, we heard this fun story about how students from a high school in Washington used Skype video call to bring literature to life and we wanted to share it with you. After reading author Alexander Gordon's young adult… Read more

Mark Wood – Nearing the South Pole

Whilst many of us have been taking some time with our families over the festive season, the intrepid explorer Mark Wood has been walking through the snow and ice across the South Pole alone. Mark called me late last night… Read more

A look back at 2011 as we look ahead into the New Year

Happy New Year! Thank you to all our customers from Skype. Download Skype to enjoy free video calls and instant messaging on your computer or smartphone. Read more

A Memorable Skype Call between Aung San Suu Kyi and Virginia Tech Students

Last week, we heard the amazing news that a World Regional Geography class at Virginia Tech in the United States would have the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Burmese democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Aung… Read more

Skype in the classroom, now 20,000 members strong

Today, we've reached a key milestone: Skype in the Classroom has grown to a community of over 20,000 educators who are collaborating on a wide variety of projects across the globe. To celebrate this milestone, I thought it would… Read more

Skype and DoSomething.org Encourage American Teens to Help Grandparents Get "Wired"

It's no wonder that social networking use among adults age 65 and older is increasing – with just a few clicks of a button on communications platforms, such as Skype and Facebook, or email, seniors can stay in touch easily… Read more

Skype in the Classroom wins Summer 2011 Tomorrow Award

A few weeks ago, we learned the exciting news that Skype in the classroom won 1 of 5 Summer 2011 Tomorrow Awards. The Tomorrow Awards, an international award honoring advertising creativity that pushes new boundaries in technology, awarded Skype in… Read more

Experience Christmas and the Holiday season around the world on Skype in the classroom

As preparations for the holiday season are well underway many school are underway, many Skype in the classroom teachers and their students are keen to share and compare their local traditions. Read more

Mentoring through Skype

Recently, several news stories about mentors using Skype caught my attention. These examples demonstrate how educators are increasingly using Skype in new and exciting ways to help engage and educate their students. Ever thought of mentoring though Skype? Gibson Southern… Read more

Video calling and video conferences with Skype

A new whitepaper from Skype shows how innovative instructors have put the software to use for teaching students in new and interesting ways. As students of all ages and teachers around the world prepare to get back to school -… Read more

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