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Skype helps people with speech difficulties

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A few months ago, we came across an article that described how Florida Atlantic University is using Skype to help people who stutter in Rwanda. With a severe lack of local speech therapists, Skype is proving to be an effective means of providing long-distance therapy. We made contact with Dr. Dale Williams, professor of Communication … Read more

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

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Since its launch in 2009, Skype in the Classroom has been a great way to create original and memorable learning experiences with teachers from all around the world – allowing students to encounter new experiences, meet new people, talk to experts and share ideas. We recently spoke to Kaytee Smith, Coordinator of e-Learning at the … Read more

Skype celebrates this year’s CNN Heroes

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For nine years, CNN has taken the time to acknowledge the year’s biggest heroes, and this year Skype joined in to help celebrate and commemorate the honorees. This year’s top ten philanthropists came from all places and walks of life – but shared one dream: changing the world. Covering everything from veteran support, to medical … Read more

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

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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

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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

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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

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