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Video calling with elephants

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Elephants on a Skype video call – talk about Skype savvy! Josh Plotnik, Founder and Executive Director of U.S.-based Think Elephants International, founded the non-profit in 2011. His goal is to promote the preservation of a rapidly declining population of elephants on both the Asian and African continents. TEI scientists conduct research on elephant behavior … Read more

Helping kids with cancer stay connected to the world

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Isolation. Of the side-effects related to cancer, it’s one most people don’t consider. And when the patient is a child, it puts their emotional development at stake as well. The consistent medical tests, treatments, and bed-rest can disrupt a school-going schedule for months, making it hard for a child to keep up with studies or … Read more

World Teachers’ Day: celebrating our most inspirational Skype Master Teacher

Skype in the Classroom

Since the launch of Skype in the Classroom in 2009, over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries and regions have joined our mission to bring real life learning to over 6 million students all over the world. This year the title of Skype Master Teacher was given to a group of two dozen chosen ambassadors for … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (September 2015)

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By bringing people together, Skype is making the world a more open and cultured place. No matter if it’s reuniting refugees with loved ones, sharing a new perspective at a film festival or a global collaboration between classrooms on different sides of the world, Skype acts as the uniting force. The United Nations High Commissioner … Read more

Skype Partners with Hearts on Fire to Inspire A New Generation of Global Citizens

Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom and Hearts on Fire are joining forces to inspire the next generation of global citizens by connecting social change rock stars with students around the world. Imagine sitting in a classroom in New Jersey and being taken on a virtual field trip to Uganda led by Diane, a local water engineer … Read more

Helping Put the “Global” in GlobalGirl Media

GlobalGirl Media

We love when anyone mentions us on Twitter, and every so often, those mentions reveal people using Skype in amazing ways. Our curiosity was piqued by the above tweet from GlobalGirl Media, a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering young girls from under-served communities to find their voice in the media. They’re using Skype to share … Read more

Celebrating Those Who Upgrade Their World, One Conversation at A Time

Windows 10

Microsoft has kicked off a campaign for the Windows 10 launch celebrating how people are upgrading their world in ways big and small. In that same spirit, we wanted to take a moment to honor some of many ways people are using Skype every day to make a difference in their communities, their charities and their … Read more

Skype Helps a Mother-Daughter Team Shine a Little Light to the World

Skype Social Good

Marla & Kasha Slavner are a mother/daughter duo from Toronto, Canada who’ve seen the world and are now working to change it for the better. Here, Kasha – a Skype Social Good Moment Maker tells us about what her and her mom have been up to, what’s coming next, and how they’ve taken Skype along … Read more

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

Developing a child’s sense of identity generates confidence. If they trust their abilities, they will believe in themselves, feel confident and have positive qualities that they want to offer to others. I believe in cultivating confident children. For children to trust their abilities, we need to open their world. This begins with providing opportunities for … 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

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