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The Power of Reading: My Skype in the Classroom Read Aloud Session

Jennifer Aaker

Last week, I read aloud to an amazing Kindergarten class in Kea’au, Hawaii via a Skype video call from California. I decided to read Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, a book that has fundamentally impacted our family.  The book is about a girl named Alex, a young girl faced with a big problem that … Read more

Skype, Facebook and… You!

Have you linked your Skype and Facebook accounts yet? Did you even know that was possible? Did you know that Skype and Facebook are connected in a number of different ways? If you answered no to any of the questions above then I’ve got good news for you, I’m about to expand your knowledge of … Read more

Sir Mix-A-Lot in Tech: Social Media, Skype & Surviving in the Music Business

The babies born back when Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back debuted in 1992 are now of official drinking age. As the multi-platinum tribute to a fuller female figure turns 21 today, Mix-A-Lot (Anthony Ray) is still going strong – not just as a musician but also as a full-time “tech fanatic.” Mix-A-Lot released his first … Read more

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Free Skype Group Video Calling

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day in March this year, Skype gave all educators the opportunity to receive 12 months of Group Video Calling if they signed up to Skype’s global education platform, Skype in the classroom.  Since then, thousands of teachers have received and are using this fantastic teaching tool in their schools. If … Read more

Spreading Solar Power Around the World with Skype

One and a half billion people on the planet don’t have access to regular electricity or light after sunset. That’s roughly a quarter of the world’s population that burns wood or kerosene for power or, perhaps, has no access to power at all. New York-based Voltaic Systems, and a handful of other companies, are creating wearable … Read more

Bands Build Deep Relationships with Fans Through Skype Experiences

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J. Sider discovered his passion for music while growing up in a small town in Virginia.  “I lived in the middle of nowhere and started playing music at an early age,” he said. “I got into businesses of music, managing small and medium-sized venues and started thinking about the artist’s connections with their fans: how do … Read more

The Arctic’s Youngest Explorer Makes a Skype Visit to Texas Classroom

Oli Munroy

For the students in Jennifer Hurst’s 4th grade class, most of their own exploring occurs just around their neighborhoods nearby their hometown just outside of Austin, Texas.  So when they had the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Oli Milroy, the youngest member of the Arctic Jubilee Expedition, they were thrilled! The students … Read more

Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rambuka School

Education professionals around the world are exploring the use of Skype as a platform to connect their classroom and share their learning experiences with teachers across the globe. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects through the use of Skype, to share skills and inspiration … Read more

Type Less. Talk More. Make Skype Calls Directly From Your Outlook.com Inbox

Skype for Outlook.com

Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, bringing two great communication experiences together — all in one place! As part of our commitment to bring you the very best ways to communicate, this Skype for Outlook.com preview is beginning to roll out in the United Kingdom and will be … Read more

Game On! Video Game Caster Uses Skype for Player Interviews

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“Oh wow, he just took a ROCKET TO THE FACE!” may not be a phrase you hear regularly, but with the new trend referred to as ‘shoutcasting’ (or simply ‘casting’), steadily climbing to its’ peak in popularity, you’ll likely hear a lot more like it. For the non-video gamers out there, casting is a new hobby of providing commentary for … Read more

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