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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

Code Buzzers

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

Frozen Ocean

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

Students Stand Atop Glacier Through Skype

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Eyjafjallajökull is the most complex name that you may just recognize. If it does ring a bell, that’s because it’s the ice-capped volcano that erupted in Iceland in 2010, shutting down air traffic across Europe and stranding millions of passengers worldwide.   Students from the US and UK recently visited the glacier atop the infamous volcano and saw, with their own eyes, how the ice is … Read more

Skype Salutes Heroes from Captain America to a 10-year-old Orphan

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Captain America derives his superpowers from a special serum. But for everyday heroes, the kind who don’t grace the big screen but still make a big difference in the lives of others, it’s most often education that empowers them. In celebration of the release of Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the spirit of heroism, Skype … Read more

Students Dazzled by South African Penguins Over Skype

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Recently Skype in the classroom organized a month-long series of renowned marine experts and oceanographers exploring the oceans and the creatures living in them.  Thousands of students around the globe took part in Skype calls with guest speakers from boats out at sea, marine biologists in their labs, and in some cases, they had Skype calls … Read more

From the Classroom to the Cloud – Skype and the Future of Learning

SOLE opening in England with Skype Granny

How do children learn in places so remote there is no formal access to teachers or schools?  How do children with learning disabilities prosper?  How do children with a passion to learn more than is expected in class, stay inspired and engaged?  Do children learn more working in groups or working alone?  These kinds of … Read more

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