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World Teachers’ Day: celebrating our most inspirational Skype Master Teacher

Skype in the Classroom

Since the launch of Skype in the Classroom in 2009, over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries and regions have joined our mission to bring real life learning to over 6 million students all over the world. This year the title of Skype Master Teacher was given to a group of two dozen chosen ambassadors for … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (September 2015)

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By bringing people together, Skype is making the world a more open and cultured place. No matter if it’s reuniting refugees with loved ones, sharing a new perspective at a film festival or a global collaboration between classrooms on different sides of the world, Skype acts as the uniting force. The United Nations High Commissioner … Read more

Skype Partners with Hearts on Fire to Inspire A New Generation of Global Citizens

Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom and Hearts on Fire are joining forces to inspire the next generation of global citizens by connecting social change rock stars with students around the world. Imagine sitting in a classroom in New Jersey and being taken on a virtual field trip to Uganda led by Diane, a local water engineer … Read more

Yoga Gets Even More Flexible with Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom

Pencils, protractors and playtime aren’t exactly the first things that people think about when they hear the word yoga. But for the 50 classrooms in kindergartens and schools across the United States, that’s just the case. Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, dozens of teachers have been able to connect with Yoga Foster — an … Read more

Celebrating Those Who Upgrade Their World, One Conversation at A Time

Windows 10

Microsoft has kicked off a campaign for the Windows 10 launch celebrating how people are upgrading their world in ways big and small. In that same spirit, we wanted to take a moment to honor some of many ways people are using Skype every day to make a difference in their communities, their charities and their … 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

Wie Skype in the Classroom den Kampf gegen den Klimawandel unterstützt


  Als ich im Herbst diesen Jahres auf einer journalistischen Expedition mit meinem Partner, dem preisgekrönten Fotojournalisten Gianluca Panella, den Inselstaat Kiribati besuchte, fand ich mich in einer kleinen südpazifischen Schulde, umrundet von 30 lachenden Grundschülern, wieder. Dies war der Beginn unserer besonderen Reise zu den Vorposten des Klimawandels, einer ökologische Erkundungstour mit der einzigartigen … Read more

Palestine Refugee Students from Syria Rise Above Borders Through Skype

“When the explosion happened I was scared, I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me,” Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, explains to his England-based peers over Skype. Palestine refugee children living through conflict in Syria have seen and experienced events far … Read more

From Video Blogging to Violin Teaching, How Do You Use Skype in Savvy Ways?

Will Noonan SkypeSavvy

All of you prove to us time after time (and in ways that wow us every day) that Skype has many purposes, suits every passion, and that it’s for each and every person to do with it, well, anything they can think of, really. And so the Skype Savvy hashtag was born, encouraging all of … Read more

Tackling Climate Change: One Student at a Time


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

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