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Explorer to Attempt Skype Call from Top of Everest

Britain-based explorer Mark Wood may come across as the jovial type you’d meet at your local pub, but beneath his unassuming exterior Mark is equipped with a shocking level of ambition and perseverance. In 2011, he became the 8th person in history to reach the geographic South Pole – solo and unsupported. Last year he skied 200 miles across … Read more

From Mexico City to Manchester, Skype and Peace One Day Host Student SkypeTalks

One of my favorite early grade school memories was having a pen pal. Every year, my teacher would present each student with a profile of another student who lived in another town across the nation. I would immediately begin writing to my pen pal, asking them questions like: “What is the weather like where you … Read more

Hoje é o Dia da Escola – e de todos os que trabalham nela

“A educação é a arma mais poderosa que existe para mudar o mundo”. – Nelson Mandela Hoje, dia 15 de março, é o Dia Mundial da Escola, e um dia muito importante para nós da Skype. Isso porque aqui temos uma paixão inabalável pelo tema educação. Quando o Skype lançou a sua comunidade global para … Read more

Mehr als 50.000 Lehrer machen bei Skype in the Classroom mit. Wir freuen uns!

Gut eineinhalb Jahre ist es jetzt her, dass Skype mit Skype in the Classroom seine globale Community für Lehrer ins Leben gerufen hat. Mit Skype in the Classroom geben wir Lehrern auf der ganzen Welt eine Plattform, um gemeinsam mit ihren Schülern über den Tellerrand des eigenen Klassenzimmers zu blicken – und vor allem, um … Read more

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

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I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

「World Read Aloud Day(世界音読の日)」、Skypeから先生方に無料のグループビデオ通話をプレゼント

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3月6日は、読み書き能力は人権の一環であると提唱する「World Read Aloud Day(世界音読の日)」です。Skypeはこの日を記念し、『Skype in the classroom (スカイプ・イン・ザ・クラスルーム)』のメンバ Read more

Nosso presente no Read Aloud Day: chamadas com vídeo em grupo grátis para professores

Eu adoro ler, e adoro histórias. Quando criança, a minha biblioteca era um dos meus “brinquedos” favoritos. Eu passava horas lendo, relendo e organizando os meus livros. Hoje, é emocionante ver a minha filha de 4 anos se interessando pela leitura. As confusões do Menino Maluquinho. A língua inventada pelo Marcelo, Marmelo, Martelo. As histórias … Read more

Unser Geschenk zum World Read Aloud Day: Kostenfreie Gruppen-Videoanrufe für alle Lehrkäfte!

„Von seinen Eltern lernt man lieben, lachen, und laufen. Doch erst wenn man mit Büchern in Berührung kommt, entdeckt man, dass man Flügel hat.“ Die 1993 verstorbene US-amerikanische Schauspielerin Helen Hayes hat die Wichtigkeit von Literatur vor allem für Kinder in wunderschöne und treffende Worte gefasst. Bücher sind für uns Menschen ein unverzichtbarer Bestandteil. Sie … Read more

Skype at South by Southwest 2013

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Do you consider yourself a music, technology, film or education aficionado?  If so, you may have heard about South by Southwest, a 26-year old Austin, Texas-based festival event better known simply as “SXSW” to most.  Over the years, it has grown to become one of the biggest events to find out about what’s new and … Read more

Skype Calls with Classrooms Help Propel Author to Best Seller Status

Pandora's Key

Author Nancy Richardson Fischer is a veteran storyteller.  But in the age of the internet, the publishing industry has faced unique challenges, and reaching audiences interested in reading new stories has become more difficult.  For Fischer, it was embracing new technology – including Skype – that has helped expand her horizons in the publishing space. … Read more

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