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Fueling a passion for learning through Skype in the classroom

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Stumbling upon Skype in the classroom last year transformed my classroom. It flipped my teaching style on its head, blasted the walls of my classroom away, and enabled my students to stamp their digital footprints across the globe. It made me rethink what was possible in the classroom and ignited a passion for learning in … Read more

Fabien Cousteau takes North London students on a dive in the North Atlantic 

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The beauty of Skype in the classroom is that it truly takes the world and puts it into my students’ reach.  Although my students live in London, many of them rarely leave their local borough of Enfield. And some have no recollection of ever doing so. I find that school trips are tough to organise … Read more

Making classroom magic with Mystery Skype

The magic of Mystery Skype can be discovered in a myriad of ways.  Sometimes you don’t even see the trick; it just manifests itself right before your eyes. Allow me to share an example from my 5th grade classroom. Before Mystery Skype my students never considered themselves or their lives to be of much interest … Read more

Dive in to Skype in the classroom

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Just over a year ago I discovered that Skype could transform my classroom and not just help keep me in touch with my brother. Inspiring my students by introducing them to others around the globe and encouraging them to be curious about the world has had an amazing unintended consequence; I myself became more curious … Read more

Classrooms Become a Virtual Fish Tank with Fabien Cousteau

Fabien Cousteau, world-famous oceanographic explorer, is making history with his Mission 31 exploration, and giving thousands of students around the world the ultimate field trip through Skype in the classroom. Fabien’s latest exploration pays homage to his grandfather, Jacques Cousteau, and the successful attempt at saturation diving during at 30-day living experiment in the Red … Read more

Introducing the 2014 Imagine Cup “Skype Award” Winners

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The Imagine Cup motto is: “Dream it. Build it. Live it.” For the past twelve years the world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, a Microsoft YouthSpark program has cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.To date, over 1.75 million students from more than 190 countries have participated. This year, Microsoft introduced the Skype Award … Read more

Skype in the Classroom and the Extraordinary Lesson

Cierra Holder, the guest author of this blog, is a sophomore at Lake Stevens High School in Washington State, USA. She is actively involved in the school band and loves writing and drawing.  The day began with an ensemble of strange adults in room 426. Students walked by the open doorway with quizzical looks and … Read more

Skype In The Classroom : quand un enseignant technophile s’engage

Aujourd’hui, nous sommes fiers d’annoncer que le réseau Skype in The Classroom rassemble plus de 80 000 enseignants du monde entier, très exactement 83 426 ! Une progression qui indique l’engouement des professionnels de l’éducation pour les nouveaux outils de communication et leur intérêt pédagogique. A cette occasion, nous avons interrogé Jean-Bernard Cantournet, enseignant en … Read more

Skype Across the Frozen Oceans

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Expedition educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop has a passion for education and ocean science. A former school teacher, he founded the Digital Explorer program to bring his two loves together by sharing his expeditions in the Frozen Oceans with classrooms across the globe using technology. Jamie’s passion for being out on the ocean is palpable as he describes the remote region … Read more

Skype Supports Clinton Foundation to Empower Girls and Young Women

Skype in the Classroom gives students a chance to participate in transformative learning experiences by virtually connecting with guest speakers and other classrooms around the globe.  Without leaving the walls of their school, students enjoy the diversity of cultural exchange, discussing in real time how global issues are impacting our world.  On April 17, four … Read more

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