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Teacher on the Trail: reporting from the Iditarod with the help of Skype

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Laura Wright is a 4th Grade teacher at Eanes Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She is also an active member of the Skype in the Classroom community and the winner of the grueling teacher competition for the Iditarod 2016 Teacher on the Trail™. As we write, Laura has just landed in Anchorage, Alaska, and is getting … Read more

Travel with Skype to the Land of the Ice Bears

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Today is International Polar Bear Day and each year, this global event draws attention to the challenges polar bears face in a warming Arctic — and how each of us can help. We spoke to Expedition Educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop about his upcoming expedition to the Arctic and how he will be sharing his learnings with … Read more

Inspiring activities to celebrate literacy with your students

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As we celebrate literacy this month in honor of World Read Aloud Day,  here is a glimpse of all the fun and creative ways Skype in the Classroom can help you share a lifelong love of reading and writing with your students. Stretch your imagination with the Night Zookeeper Travel to the magical world of … Read more

Celebrating literacy with Skype in the Classroom

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Throughout the month of February, Skype in the Classroom and LitWorld are celebrating literacy and invite you and your classroom to join in. Here is how you can get involved in the lead up to World Read Aloud Day. Talk with an author. Authors worldwide are volunteering their time to talk with students over Skype. Book … Read more

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

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Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe — educating over 7,000 students on … Read more

Antarctica calling

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Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

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Since its launch in 2009, Skype in the Classroom has been a great way to create original and memorable learning experiences with teachers from all around the world – allowing students to encounter new experiences, meet new people, talk to experts and share ideas. We recently spoke to Kaytee Smith, Coordinator of e-Learning at the … Read more

Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon: Look how far we traveled together

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On December 3rd and 4th, teachers around the world participated in Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon to celebrate learning without borders. Over the course of the two-day event, thousands of educators, guest speakers and students traveled 3,046,124 virtual miles. On day one, the global learning community surpassed the global goal of one million virtual miles.  By … Read more

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

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Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon is officially underway and we’re thrilled by the overwhelming participation from classes all over the world! Educators and students from across the globe have banded together in celebration of learning without borders, building new relationships and creating truly life-changing lessons. In just one day, we’ve surpassed our goal of one million virtual … Read more

Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon

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Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries … Read more

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