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True Heroes Meet Hollywood Stars

Robert Downey, Jr. Kiss

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 star, Robert Downey, Jr., said it best in an Esquire magazine interview: “A hero is not a noun, it is a verb.” There is no question that our troops personify this truism, and the question then becomes: how can we show our appreciation for these real-life superheroes? Skype opted for VIP treatment, inviting soldiers to … Read more

Famed Funnyman Mel Brooks Brings Laughs via Skype

Mel Brooks at the 92nd Street Y

Mel Brooks once said, “It’s my job to spot the insane or the bizarre in the commonplace.” With a plethora of movies, TV shows, Broadway plays and an EGOT credit to his name, the famed funnyman has either left us laughing so hard we’re reduced to tears or pondering his insightful pearls of wisdom (sometimes, even … Read more

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

Jeff Goodby 4

This week’s “Faraway Friday” was a very special one thanks in part to our magical guest, and the wonderful people at Skype Classroom. Mme Leslie’s 3rd grade class was able to connect with American advertising executive Mr. Jeff Goodby from Goodby-Silverstein. He connected with us all the way from San Francisco, California! Why you might … Read more

No Love for Mom? 1 in 5 People Forget to Send Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day Survey

Did your mom always have the best advice when you were younger? Mine sure did – “tie your shoes”, “look both ways before crossing the street”, “don’t talk to strangers” and “don’t follow the crowd” – although I didn’t always listen. Well, when it comes to treating mom right on Mother’s Day, we’d all better … 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

Bands Build Deep Relationships with Fans Through Skype Experiences

BandPage.com

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

Skype Supports Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Efforts through UNHCR and Emergency.lu Partnerships

emergency.lu Skype solution

Nature proves time and time again to be the most powerful force on our planet. Hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, mudslides and other natural disasters bring a lasting impact on the regions they hit. Unfortunately, when a disaster does strike, the logistics of coordinating on-site aid is a difficult task.  Communications are often impaired by a … Read more

Skype by Royal Appointment

Duke at Quarriers

Royal couple Prince William and Kate have publicized an innovative way that Skype is being used to help youngsters who are homeless get back on their feet. The Duke of Cambridge spoke using a webcam and TV screen to Dylan Howie, 18, and Lyn Buchan, 21, who are turning their lives around in the southern Dutch … Read more

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