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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

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

Homework Help via Video Call

Whether you're still in school or out in the working world, we all remember the days of homework. After a full day of classes ranging from math, science, reading, history, language and more, the usual weekday concludes with challenging homework… Read more

A week with Skype in the classroom at BETT 2012

Joe Dale, an Independent, modern foreign languages and technology consultant, brings us up to speed on his week at BETT (British Educational Training and Technology Show), a trade show that takes place every year in London and showcases international… Read more

What would you see if you video called the world this January?

Video call friends and family with Skype this January. Download Skype to enjoy free video calls to other Skype users across the world. Read more

English Author Connects with Students in Washington State

Last week, we heard this fun story about how students from a high school in Washington used Skype video call to bring literature to life and we wanted to share it with you. After reading author Alexander Gordon's young adult… Read more

Mark Wood – Nearing the South Pole

Whilst many of us have been taking some time with our families over the festive season, the intrepid explorer Mark Wood has been walking through the snow and ice across the South Pole alone. Mark called me late last night… Read more

A look back at 2011 as we look ahead into the New Year

Happy New Year! Thank you to all our customers from Skype. Download Skype to enjoy free video calls and instant messaging on your computer or smartphone. Read more

A Memorable Skype Call between Aung San Suu Kyi and Virginia Tech Students

Last week, we heard the amazing news that a World Regional Geography class at Virginia Tech in the United States would have the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Burmese democracy leader and Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Aung… Read more

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