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The Race Against Time: 10 lucky Skype in the Classroom winners

Mark Wood holding the Skype logo

Explorer and educator Mark Wood recently returned from the Arctic after his Race Against Time expedition. We caught up with him to learn more about what he experienced and how he’ll be sharing his learnings with students around the world, over Skype. But before he takes us back to the Arctic, here are the 10 … Read more

Millions of virtual miles travelled with Skype in the Classroom

Classrooms communicating over Skype

Last month, we highlighted various ways teachers and students could celebrate Earth Day and travel thousands of miles virtually via Skype in the Classroom to learn more about conservation, sustainability, and how we can do more to protect our planet. Many teachers took up the opportunity and in April travelled over 2.3 million Skype miles which is … Read more

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

Skype in the Classroom

Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe — educating over 7,000 students on … Read more

Antarctica calling

Skype in the Classroom

Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

Developing a child’s sense of identity generates confidence. If they trust their abilities, they will believe in themselves, feel confident and have positive qualities that they want to offer to others. I believe in cultivating confident children. For children to trust their abilities, we need to open their world. This begins with providing opportunities for … Read more

Skype to the Rescue! How You Can Help the Planet

Skype Eco

Kermit the Frog had it wrong when he said, “It’s not easy being green.”  In 2013, it’s hip to be green, as more and more people and businesses around the world are working to be eco-friendly. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a day meant to shed light on important environmental issues and … Read more

Global Skype community selects Skype Hero 2012

Every day we hear new stories about the unexpected and fascinating ways people are using Skype. Of the thousands of examples, we nominated five exceptional candidates for the Skype Hero 2012 award. From an explorer to a doctor to a… Read more

Explorer uses Skype to connect Japan and Nepal

On September 13th 2012, Skype connected a school in Japan with a British explorer, Mark Wood. Kesennuma Omose Elementary School of Miyagi Prefecture, is a school famous for its enthusiastic efforts to tackle environmental issues. Mark is a world-renowned polar… Read more

Skype Earth Day Panel

For over forty years, Earth Day has brought together people from all walks of life with the unifying goal of taking better care of our planet. In celebration of Earth Day this year, Skype has brought together four panelists from across the country to share their insights on the issues facing our planet today. Read more