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Tackling Climate Change: One Student at a Time

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This past fall, I found myself in a tiny school in the South Pacific surrounded by thirty giggling elementary school students. I was on a journalistic assignment to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati with my partner, award-winning photojournalist Gianluca Panella. It was the beginning of our special journey to the front lines of climate change, an … Read more

Kiribati Calling

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Brian Healy is a middle school science teacher who recently hosted a call between his classroom and another group of students in Kiribati. Even in the excitement-addled days preceding Halloween, this particular lesson was one his students wouldn’t soon forget. What started out as a typical Thursday for my 6th-8th grade science students turned into … Read more

Uniting Classrooms around the World with Skype and Literacy

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Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, and author.  She is a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and also the Skype Educational Ambassador.  She is the mom of three and lives in Denver, Colorado with her family.  You can find her on Twitter and at her blog, The Library Voice  One of the most … Read more

Just Say Hello

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We’re kicking off our partnership with Skype in the Classroom and O, The Oprah Magazine, with a guest blog from Carr Fullagar and Tobi Ragon from the Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina. Read on to learn about how a simple word like hello can make a huge difference. It’s one simple word, but … Read more

Kleine Autoren ganz groß

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In unserem heutigen Beitrag möchten wir euch Paul Hutson vorstellen. Paul ist ehemaliger Lehrer und schaffte es mit seinem Startup Night Zookeeper als fiktiver Zoowärter, junge Schülerinnen und Schüler zum kreativen Schreiben zu animieren. Als ehemaliger Lehrer befürwortet er das projektbasierte Lernen , und ist der Meinung, dass sich Kinder auf diese Weise  gegenseitig zu kreativen … Read more

Wendy Norman & How to Make it Happen on International Women’s Day 2015

For International Women’s Day, we asked our Director of Social Good, Wendy Norman, a few questions about how her team is Making it Happen and spreading some good around the world. How are you celebrating International Women’s Day this year? I’ll start it by sending a thank you email to the women I know who … Read more

Inspiring Young Writers with Skype in the Classroom

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In this week’s guest blog from Skype in the Classroom, we learn about the wild imagination with writer, ‘Zookeeper,’ and former teacher, Paul Hutson. As a former school teacher, I’ve always been a big advocate of project based learning. I love Night Zookeeper because it inspires children to write ever so creatively and it can … Read more

What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype to get both students and teachers excited about education. For the latest from Shannon, check out her Blog, Twitter and Instagram. My story of using Skype … Read more

Verändert die Welt. Eine Geschichte über die Zeit mit Skype

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Wir bei Skype sind immer wieder auf der Suche nach Menschen, die Skype täglich nutzen, um schöne Momente und Geschichten zu teilen und Zeit gemeinsam zu genießen – das alles trotz räumlicher Distanz. Wir möchten euch heute die Journalistin Anna Therese Day und ihren Freund Gianluca Panella, ein preisgekrönter Fotojournalist, vorstellen. Die beiden verbindet eine große … Read more

Skype et le futur de l’éducation

Comment les enfants qui se trouvent dans des coins trop reculés pour avoir accès aux enseignants et aux écoles apprennent-ils ? Quelles solutions pour permettre aux enfants qui ont des troubles d’apprentissage de se développer ? Comment garder les enfants désireux d’apprendre plus que ce qui est enseigné en classe inspirés et engagés ? Les … Read more

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