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Introducing Mystery Skype: A Global Game that Makes Learning Fun!

Are you keen to bring new activities into your children’s classroom? The highly popular game of Mystery Skype is the new educational game that you’re looking for. What’s the aim of the game? It’s simple – two classrooms arrange to call each other on Skype with the goal of guessing the location of the other … Read more

¡Skype celebra una década conectando a personas!

Con motivo del décimo aniversario de Skype os dejamos un post escrito por Elisa Steele, responsable de marketing global de Skype. En 2003, se completó el mapa del genoma humano con un 99,9% de precisión, los cinéfilos se congregaron para ver “El Señor de los anillos: El retorno del Rey” y “Buscando a Nemo” y … Read more

Skype célèbre une décennie de précieuses connections !

Traduction du blog post d’Elisa Steel, Corporate Vice President of Marketing, Skype En 2003, le génome humain était séquencé avec une précision de 99.99%, les fans affluaient en masse pour voir Némo et Le Seigneur des Anneaux: Le Retour du Roi, tandis que J.K. Rowling publiait son cinquième volet de la saga Harry Potter “Harry … Read more

Skype Celebrates a Decade of Meaningful Conversations!

In 2003, the human genome was sequenced to 99.99% accuracy, moviegoers flocked to see Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Finding Nemo, and J.K. Rowling released her fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And on August 29th that year, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis founded what … Read more

A Who’s Who of Most Interesting Skype Users

Fab, funny, royal, inspirational and worldly people have relied on Skype for personal, business and educational reasons. Check out some of the most interesting people who have used Skype over the past 10 years. Oprah Winfrey When the “Queen of Talk” used Skype to set up video calling for her series discussing Eckhart Tolle’s book, … Read more

International Dance Contests… in PE? Skype Helps Make Gym Fun!

Most of us don’t think of gym teachers as creative types—except maybe when it comes to the number of laps they make you run. Good news! Times have definitely changed. Innovative teachers, teamed with technology like Skype, are making phys-ed fun. (You won’t see anyone faking stomach aches because they want to sit on the … Read more

Classrooms in US and Mexico Bond Over Books

Partnering with another class to read together is a fantastic way to use Skype in your classroom. Not only does this type of lesson improve literacy skills, it’s also a great way to introduce your students to new cultures and stories from around the world. Recently, as part of Skype’s Global Reading Initiative, Elisa Steele, … Read more

Skype entdeckt die Weltmeere

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“Mein Großvater, Jacques-Yves Cousteau, würde meine Hand nehmen und sagen ‘Allons voir“ (Lass uns schauen gehen). Die unersättliche Neugier ist mein am meisten geschätztes Erbe.“- Fabien Cousteau Im Oktober wird Fabien Cousteau (der Urenkel des berühmten Entdeckers Jacques-Yves Cousteau) die rekordverdächtige Marineexpedition Mission 31 leiten. Er wird 31 Tage lang unter Wasser im Aquarius Laboratory … Read more

Students from Africa and UK Discuss Global Issues via Skype

Imagine that you live in a small village in rural Uganda and have never used the internet. Then one morning, you arrive at school to find your classmates on a Skype video call with students thousands of miles away in England. What’s more, a world-famous author is leading a discussion about poverty and hunger — … Read more

First Skype Call Atop Mt. Everest Raises Thousands for Charity

Daniel Hughes has a seemingly perfect life: he’s young, charming, happily married, has a nice home in London and a great career as a commercial airline pilot. However, during a 2010 trip in South America, he met destitute Bolivian children weakened by malnutrition and realized that he had to get out of his comfort zone … Read more

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