Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Peace One Day use Skype to help mobilise the youth of the world

The world has just celebrated Peace Day 2011; you'll be pleased to know that it was a huge success. And this year we heard some wonderful stories of how Skype has been used amongst students as part of their Peace… Read more

Students get back to Skype when back to school

Striking out on your own for a university experience can be trying at first, but with Skype, you can keep your parents on the line while chatting up new friends from lecture. Setting off for university – especially when you'll… Read more

The growth of Skype use in the classroom

As a follow up to Skype CEO Tony Bates' blog on "The Transformational Power of Skype in the Classroom" last month, we thought it would be enlightening to share a round-up of some recent news stories regarding schools across the… Read more

The Transformational Power of Skype in the Classroom

This afternoon, I had the opportunity to join a dynamic community of global leaders at the 2nd Annual Social Good Summit presented by Mashable, the 92nd Street Y, and the United Nations Foundation to discuss a big idea: the power… Read more

Perfect your Skype in the Classroom Projects

We've seen and heard about some great projects on Skype in the classroom so far. To make it easier for you to find the right partners and the right projects we've made some improvements to how you create, share, and… Read more

Skype in the classroom helps to Power a Bright Future with Clorox

Skype in the classroom teachers are continuously looking for innovative ways to help their students learn. To help teachers located in the US get the resources they need to power new or existing programs, Skype has teamed up with Clorox's… Read more

Amy's Travels Project Connects Classrooms Globally through Literature Content

Written by Kathryn Starke, an elementary school literacy specialist, author, and educational publisher. She wrote Amy’s Travels to provide a children’s book that teaches global awareness for teachers and students across the globe. Every year, we as teachers, rack our… Read more

Amy's Travels Project Connects Classrooms Globally through Literature Content

Written by Kathryn Starke, an elementary school literacy specialist, author, and educational publisher. She wrote Amy's Travels to provide a children's book that teaches global awareness for teachers and students across the globe. Every year, we as teachers, rack our… Read more

The Benefits Of Visual Teaching

Here are four “facts” cited in recent scholarly research papers about the brain and education:  Ninety per cent of learning is visual.The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text. Forty per cent of all nerve fibers connected to the brain… Read more

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