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“Grannies” go global: Skype helps connect students and e-mediators

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A couple of years ago, we introduced you to the School in the Cloud, a global experiment in self-organized learning. The School in the Cloud allows children from all social backgrounds and circumstances to engage and connect with information and the Big Questions through interaction with the “Grannies”—a group of 100 active e-mediators. We recently … Read more

Skincare faces the future with Skype

Face the Future uses Skype for skin care consultations

Skype is all about face-to-face communication with the ones you love. In fact, since we launched, we’ve been inspired and driven to innovate and evolve our services through bringing people closer to each other, no matter where they happen to be. And lately, we’ve been amazed to read about inventive ways that people use our … Read more

Students meet Belle the Beagle over Skype for Beagle Freedom Week

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This week is Beagle Freedom Week, and a great chance for teachers to get involved with a Skype Lesson all about Beagle Freedom Skype in the Classroom have partnered with the Beagle Freedom Project to offer a Skype Lesson so that students around the world can learn how to show for cruelty free products, and … Read more

New seamless Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge – Preview

Skype video calling on Microsoft Edge

We want to make it easy for anyone to connect on Skype. It’s a simple idea that has led us to make Skype available on virtually every screen, from Windows and Mac computers, Windows Phone, Android and iPhone and iPad, even on Xbox. We know people don’t want to worry about what device the person … Read more

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

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Recently we discovered a pioneering way in which Skype helps children develop communication skills and learn English: Right To Learn provides learning support for children from challenged backgrounds. While the organization may be relatively small, the positive impact they make on these children’s lives is immeasurable. Right To Learn provides computer training, life skills, reading … Read more

Conversational Arabic lessons bridge cultural divides

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How do graduates from Columbia University decide to start an Arabic language tutoring service? Turns out it was quite simple: they saw a need for affordable, conversational Arabic training and found a way to offer this service via Skype, while providing work to displaced Syrian refugees. We love learning of all the creative ways that … Read more

Skype and avian training: birds of a feather

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Using Skype to check up on your pets while traveling is a pretty popular usage of Skype—but how about pet bird training over Skype? When this tweet (no pun intended) came up on our feed a few weeks ago, we just had to get in touch with its owner to find out more. Please meet … Read more

Foodies celebrate Thanksgiving with a side of Skype

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It’s that time of year when food takes center stage as family and friends gather around the table to celebrate all things they were thankful for the past year. While food is never in shortage, sometimes new recipes seem to be in short supply. This year, food vloggers Brothers Green and Katie Quinn prepared dishes … Read more

Skype tips for last-minute Thanksgiving saves

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Thanksgiving is mere days away and odds are you’ve got last-minute preparations on your plate. Good thing Skype is here with a few helpful shortcuts. Take two minutes to read these and we’ll help save you some precious time. For last-minute recipe searches: Skype file sharing It doesn’t matter if it’s mom, your little brother, … Read more

Skype Brings Meditation to the Masses

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Prayer beads, crystals, breathing techniques — and now video calling. The practice of meditation has been around since ancient times, but is now even more accessible than ever thanks to Trish and her colleagues at Sydney Meditation Coach. Meditation dates back 5,000 years, with early forms called “Tantra” featuring in ancient Indian relics and artefacts. … Read more

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