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Connected Classroom Sweepstakes Gives Schools Throughout the World a Chance to Win a Celebrity Skype Video Call

Today, Skype in the classroom is thrilled to announce the Connected Classroom Sweepstakes on Facebook, which offers lucky schools around the world the chance to have a once-in-a-lifetime Skype video call with either Steve Harvey, James Patterson, Dylan and Cole… Read more

Technology is Essential to Enabling the Learning Process

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." – John Dewey As this presentation from the Pew Internet Organization details, regardless of what students choose to do after they are finished with their… Read more

Removing Barriers to Communication for the Monarch School

We're so excited about today's Ellen DeGeneres Show, where a school for children impacted by homelessness, the Monarch School in San Diego, received a $50,000 donation from Skype. This is just one part of Skype's ongoing commitment to education. We… Read more

Colegios para niños viajeros a través de Skype

Hoy os traemos una historia que demuestra cómo Skype ayuda a los estudiantes que recorren el mundo, ya sea porque son hijos de diplomáticos o de padres que tienen que cambiar de casa a menudo por motivos de negocios…. Read more

Skype and DonorsChoose.org Partner to Bring Technology to Classrooms

Last September, I announced Skype's goal of connecting one million classrooms across the globe through Skype in the classroom, a free online community that helps teachers use Skype to enrich educational experiences for students. In pursuit of this goal, we… Read more

Un pediatra virtual en la guardería gracias a Skype

Una mañana cualquiera, llevas a tus hijos a la guardería, y estando allí les sube la fiebre o se les revuelve el estómago y vomitan. Hasta ahora cuando eso ocurría, las profesoras solían llamar a los padres para que… Read more

Clases de español a través de Skype

Ya sabéis que nos encanta oír vuestras historias y más cuando nos contáis cómo utilizar Skype para simplificar vuestras vidas, sacar adelante vuestro pequeño negocio, o acercaros a vuestros seres queridos. Además, no sólo nos gusta escucharos, sino que… Read more

Video Call an Author on World Read Aloud Day

We spotted something really neat and wanted to share it. LitWorld's annual World Read Aloud Day is coming up on March 7th. "World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and… Read more

Poetry as a device for learning pronunciation

Written by Karl H. Purnell, a writer, playwright and journalist who began his career as a reporter for the Harrisburg Patriot, and then became a newspaper editor in Lewisburg, PA. Karl has been teaching students in various part of the… Read more

Recapping DoSomething.org's "Grandparents Gone Wired" Campaign

In December, we told you about Skype and DoSomething.org's exciting holiday campaign to help adults age 65 and older get wired. By inspiring tech savvy teens to share their knowledge with seniors, Skype's goal was to help more people stay… Read more

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