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International Dance Contests… in PE? Skype Helps Make Gym Fun!

Most of us don’t think of gym teachers as creative types—except maybe when it comes to the number of laps they make you run. Good news! Times have definitely changed. Innovative teachers, teamed with technology like Skype, are making phys-ed fun. (You won’t see anyone faking stomach aches because they want to sit on the … Read more

Classrooms in US and Mexico Bond Over Books

Partnering with another class to read together is a fantastic way to use Skype in your classroom. Not only does this type of lesson improve literacy skills, it’s also a great way to introduce your students to new cultures and stories from around the world. Recently, as part of Skype’s Global Reading Initiative, Elisa Steele, … Read more

Skype entdeckt die Weltmeere

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“Mein Großvater, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, würde meine Hand nehmen und sagen ‘Allons voir“ (Lass uns schauen gehen). Die unersättliche Neugier ist mein am meisten geschätztes Erbe.“- Fabien Cousteau Im Oktober wird Fabien Cousteau (der Urenkel des berühmten Entdeckers Jacques-Yves Cousteau) die rekordverdächtige Marineexpedition Mission 31 leiten. Er wird 31 Tage lang unter Wasser im Aquarius Laboratory … Read more

High School Students Meet the Rock Stars of Particle Physics

“What was involved in the search for the Higgs Boson particle and what does its discovery mean for physics?” If you’ve ever pondered such mysteries of the universe, you’ll be happy to know that the top scientists in the world are on the case. Late last month, 60 high school students outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania posed … Read more

Students from Africa and UK Discuss Global Issues via Skype

Imagine that you live in a small village in rural Uganda and have never used the internet. Then one morning, you arrive at school to find your classmates on a Skype video call with students thousands of miles away in England. What’s more, a world-famous author is leading a discussion about poverty and hunger — … Read more

Skype Goes Under Water

“My grandfather, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, would grab my hand and say to me ‘Allons Voir’ (lets go see). It is this insatiable curiosity that has been my most treasured inheritance.” -Fabien Cousteau. In October, Fabien Cousteau (grandson of famed explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau) will be leading a record-breaking marine expedition known as Mission 31 living underwater in … Read more

Avec « Skype in the Classroom », les enseignants peuvent donner une nouvelle dimension à leurs projets éducatifs

Aujourd’hui, nous avions envie de vous parler d’une initiative chère à Skype, « Skype in the classroom ». Skype in the Classroom est un moyen simple et gratuit pour les enseignants d’ouvrir leur salle de classe au monde entier. Ce portail Skype permet de mettre en relation des enseignants du monde entier pour échanger des … Read more

3 Easy Steps to Creating a Skype in the classroom Lesson

School is almost out for summer, but not forever. While we can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from teachers across the globe, even with the summer break, a teacher’s work is truly never done as the next school year is only a few months away. Teachers, in your time off for the summer, … Read more

世界のてっぺんからでもSkypeを~エベレストの頂上からSkypeビデオ通話に成功~

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先月は世界最高齢で日本人がエベレストに登頂したこともあり、日本国内はエベレストの話題でとてもにぎわっておりました。実は同時期に、イギリス人探検家が世界で初めてエベレスト頂上でSkypeビデオ通話に成功しておりました! イギリス人探検家のダニ Read more

Skype in the classroom Cures Summeritis in Kids

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As the school year winds down, ‘summeritis’ is hitting classrooms across the country. The symptoms include restless kids, a lack of attention, and a longing to be outside. Luckily, there is an Rx. Field trips and virtual visitors are a perfect way for teachers to sneak in some education without kids picking up on it. … Read more

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