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Skype in the classroom and reddit Team Up for Teachers

During this time of year I always find myself reflecting back on the year that was.  As I look back at 2013 and remember the different ways we at Skype tried to give back and make life better for others, the recent “reddit gifts for the Teachers 2013” drive stands out as one of the … Read more

Around the world in 6 days: a teacher’s journey with Skype in the classroom

A guest blog post written by 5th grade teacher Arin Kress from Park Street Intermediate School, Grove City, Ohio As educators, we challenge our students everyday, so why not create challenges for ourselves in the process? One of the biggest challenges I created for myself this school year involved Skype in the classroom. Skype in … Read more

Skype in the classroom: témoignage de Marjolaine une prof d’anglais comme on aurait tous aimé en avoir!

Aujourd’hui, nous avons envie de vous parler du travail de certains enseignants qui bousculent les habitudes et souhaitent faire évoluer la manière d’enseigner. C’est le cas de Marjolaine Meynier, une jeune professeure d’anglais qui enseigne depuis une dizaine d’années dans la région Lyonnaise. L’année dernière avec ses deux classes de Seconde en filière général, elle … Read more

Peace One Day and Skype Empower Youth to Rise for Peace

Guest Blogger Monique Coleman is an actress, advocate and an Education Ambassador for Peace One Day. On September 21st we celebrated the annual UN recognized International Day of Peace. People around the world came together in the name of peace to demonstrate how dialogue is a more powerful tool for resolving conflict than resorting to violence. … Read more

Students Reach for the Stars After Skype Call with World-Class Astronomer

A guest blog post by teacher Shawn Avery from Dennett Elementary School in Plympton, Massachusetts. How can I connect concepts my students are learning about to real world experiences? That’s the question that teachers ponder every day. It’s easy to throw a math problem up on the board for children to solve or show them … Read more

How Teachers Are Bringing the World to Their Students via Skype in the Classroom

Lauren Lintelman, a fifth-grade teacher at a bilingual school in Dallas, discovered that her students struggled with public speaking more than she had previously realized.  Improving those skills was particularly important for Lauren’s students, who were about to graduate from their Spanish-language elementary school and transition to an English-language middle school.  Lauren turned to Skype … Read more

Skype también vuelve a clase

Un grupo de alumnos españoles de 11/12 años  que quiere conectar con estudiantes de habla inglesa de otros países del mundo para mejorar su pronunciación y conocer más de sus países de origen o una escuela sueca que quiere descubrir Europa a través de diferentes clases, son ejemplos reales de la plataforma Skype in the … Read more

Introducing Mystery Skype: A Global Game that Makes Learning Fun!

Are you keen to bring new activities into your children’s classroom? The highly popular game of Mystery Skype is the new educational game that you’re looking for. What’s the aim of the game? It’s simple – two classrooms arrange to call each other on Skype with the goal of guessing the location of the other … Read more

C’est aussi la rentrée pour Skype in the Classroom

En cette semaine de rentrée des classes et une semaine après la célébration des 10 ans d’existence de Skype, nous souhaitions parler d’un programme qui nous tient particulièrement à cœur : Skype in the Classroom. Le programme d’éducation de Skype permet d’ouvrir les salles de classe, pour faire vivre aux enfants du monde entier des … Read more

Celebrating Top Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

To honor Skype’s 10th anniversary, we want to highlight the many ways Skype brings people together each and every day. We are very proud of what Skype has become during this past decade – especially its role as an educational tool. Skype’s education program, Skype in the classroom, breaks down classroom walls and allows children … Read more

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