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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

Próxima parada do Skype in the classroom: o topo do Everest

Em março de 2013, o explorador Mark Wood vai dar início a uma expedição pelo lado nepalês da cordilheira do Himalaia, para tentar chegar ao topo do Monte Everest. E ele está buscando dez escolas de dez países diferentes para se conectar com ele por Skype durante a subida! O Everest já foi escalado antes, … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

日本企業として初めて、『Skype in the classroom(スカイプ・イン・ザ・クラスルーム)』から教育プログラムを世界に発信

~2013年1月17日より、株式会社ユーグレナの理科実験教室へ参加者の募集を開始~東京大学内に研究所を構えるミドリムシカンパニーの株式会社ユーグレナ(本社:東京都文京区、社長:出雲充、以下ユーグレナ社)は、コミュニケーション・プラットフォー Read more

Uma visita muito especial via Skype: Papai Noel

É Natal, e você se comportou muito bem o ano inteiro. Com quem você mais gostaria de falar nesse exato momento? Os desejos de Natal de três turmas muito especiais espalhadas pelo mundo tornaram-se realidade quando puderam fazer uma chamada… Read more

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