Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Skype in the classroom, now 20,000 members strong

Today, we've reached a key milestone: Skype in the Classroom has grown to a community of over 20,000 educators who are collaborating on a wide variety of projects across the globe. To celebrate this milestone, I thought it would… Read more

Skype in the classroom: Die Weihnachtszeit mit Gleichgesinnten rund um den Globus erleben

Die Weihnachtsvorbereitungen laufen überall auf Hochtouren, so auch in unzähligen Schulen auf der ganzen Welt. Viele Lehrer und Schüler teilen ihre nationalen Bräuche rund um die Weihnachtszeit auf Skype in the classroom. Für alle Lehrer und Schulklassen, die ihre Weihnachtsgeschichten,… Read more

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