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News, stories, and updates from Skype

A Virtual Choir for the Ages at TED2013

Virtual Choir with Eric Whitacre

Is there an equation to making a brilliant musical experience?  We think Eric Whitacre might have found at least one such formula: 100 live choir members made up of singers from choirs at California State University, Long Beach Campus, California State University, Fullerton Campus and Riverside City College, + 30 singers from 28 different countries … Read more

Tentez la chance de votre vie ! Montrez de quoi vous êtes capables sur la chaîne « The You Generation » de Simon Cowell

Vos amis vous disent que vous chantez comme un ange ? Vos gâteaux et pâtisseries font soupirer de plaisir vos meilleurs amis ? Tout le monde s’accorde à dire que vous imitez Barack Obama à merveille ? Vous pensez être le meilleur comique au monde, dresseur de chien, motard de BMX, maquilleur ou autre – … Read more

Nutze deine Chance – zeig dein Talent auf Simon Cowell’s neuem Kanal “The You Generation”

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Castingshows im TV gibt es wie Sand am Meer. Die Einschaltquoten werden immer geringer und dennoch scheint kein Ende in Sicht. Aber mal Hand aufs Herz – kennt Ihr noch alle Gewinner der letzten Staffel von Egal-wer-sucht-egal-wen? Die wahren Talente, die, die bleiben, kommen aus einer anderen Ecke und die heißt immer öfter YouTube. Das … Read more

Make Your Big Break – Show Your Skills on Simon Cowell’s New Channel “The You Generation”

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Do all of your friends say you can sing like an angel? Do your cakes and cookies make your best pals sigh with delight? Does everybody say you do an amazing impression of President Obama? Do you think that you could be the best in the world at dog training, BMX bike riding, stand-up comedy, … Read more

Chords, Keys and Lyrics Composed via Skype

Singer-songwriter Megan Redmond.

Denver, Colorado: it’s not exactly a hotbed of the music industry.  But 17-year old singer-songwriter Megan Redmond isn’t the type of person to let geography stand in her way.  Although she was born in Denver, because of her passion for music and songwriting, her parents decided to move her to Nashville, TN when she was … Read more

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

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I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

Skype at South by Southwest 2013

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Do you consider yourself a music, technology, film or education aficionado?  If so, you may have heard about South by Southwest, a 26-year old Austin, Texas-based festival event better known simply as “SXSW” to most.  Over the years, it has grown to become one of the biggest events to find out about what’s new and … Read more

That’s So Metal: Pro Musician Offers Fans Skype Guitar Lessons

Paul Allender in his studio.

Ever meet a true rock star?  Best known as the lead guitar player for heavy metal band Cradle of Filth, Paul Allender’s been a professional touring musician for over 20 years.  First picking up a guitar at age 14, he’s been shredding out metal riffs ever since.  Oddly, it seems that one way or another, … Read more

What’s the Hype with Mystery Skype?

Since the launch of Skype in the classroom, we’ve been amazed by the creativity that teachers have shown in using it in new and innovative ways. One surprising success story has been the popularity of Mystery Skype lessons. A Mystery Skype lesson involves students in a simple guessing game. Two classrooms arrange to connect with … Read more

Lady Gaga no Skype, ao vivo!

Ponha agora na sua agenda e avise os amigos, porque é hora de ficar cara a cara com Lady Gaga. Acesse o site especial nesta quinta-feira, 17 de janeiro às 20h (horário de Brasília), para ver a Lady Gaga conversar… Read more

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