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Wie Skype in the Classroom den Kampf gegen den Klimawandel unterstützt


  Als ich im Herbst diesen Jahres auf einer journalistischen Expedition mit meinem Partner, dem preisgekrönten Fotojournalisten Gianluca Panella, den Inselstaat Kiribati besuchte, fand ich mich in einer kleinen südpazifischen Schulde, umrundet von 30 lachenden Grundschülern, wieder. Dies war der Beginn unserer besonderen Reise zu den Vorposten des Klimawandels, einer ökologische Erkundungstour mit der einzigartigen … Read more

Palestine Refugee Students from Syria Rise Above Borders Through Skype

“When the explosion happened I was scared, I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me,” Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, explains to his England-based peers over Skype. Palestine refugee children living through conflict in Syria have seen and experienced events far … Read more

From Video Blogging to Violin Teaching, How Do You Use Skype in Savvy Ways?

Will Noonan SkypeSavvy

All of you prove to us time after time (and in ways that wow us every day) that Skype has many purposes, suits every passion, and that it’s for each and every person to do with it, well, anything they can think of, really. And so the Skype Savvy hashtag was born, encouraging all of … Read more

Tackling Climate Change: One Student at a Time


This past fall, I found myself in a tiny school in the South Pacific surrounded by thirty giggling elementary school students. I was on a journalistic assignment to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati with my partner, award-winning photojournalist Gianluca Panella. It was the beginning of our special journey to the front lines of climate change, an … Read more

Kiribati Calling


Brian Healy is a middle school science teacher who recently hosted a call between his classroom and another group of students in Kiribati. Even in the excitement-addled days preceding Halloween, this particular lesson was one his students wouldn’t soon forget. What started out as a typical Thursday for my 6th-8th grade science students turned into … Read more

Uniting Classrooms around the World with Skype and Literacy


Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, and author.  She is a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and also the Skype Educational Ambassador.  She is the mom of three and lives in Denver, Colorado with her family.  You can find her on Twitter and at her blog, The Library Voice  One of the most … Read more

Just Say Hello


We’re kicking off our partnership with Skype in the Classroom and O, The Oprah Magazine, with a guest blog from Carr Fullagar and Tobi Ragon from the Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina. Read on to learn about how a simple word like hello can make a huge difference. It’s one simple word, but … Read more

Kleine Autoren ganz groß


In unserem heutigen Beitrag möchten wir euch Paul Hutson vorstellen. Paul ist ehemaliger Lehrer und schaffte es mit seinem Startup Night Zookeeper als fiktiver Zoowärter, junge Schülerinnen und Schüler zum kreativen Schreiben zu animieren. Als ehemaliger Lehrer befürwortet er das projektbasierte Lernen , und ist der Meinung, dass sich Kinder auf diese Weise  gegenseitig zu kreativen … Read more

Wendy Norman & How to Make it Happen on International Women’s Day 2015

For International Women’s Day, we asked our Director of Social Good, Wendy Norman, a few questions about how her team is Making it Happen and spreading some good around the world. How are you celebrating International Women’s Day this year? I’ll start it by sending a thank you email to the women I know who … Read more

Inspiring Young Writers with Skype in the Classroom


In this week’s guest blog from Skype in the Classroom, we learn about the wild imagination with writer, ‘Zookeeper,’ and former teacher, Paul Hutson. As a former school teacher, I’ve always been a big advocate of project based learning. I love Night Zookeeper because it inspires children to write ever so creatively and it can … Read more

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