Skype collaborations: a glimpse of the world for our students

Skype Collaborations: a glimpse of the world for our students

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Todd Flory is a 4th grade teacher in Andover, Kansas, and a Skype Master Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and the PBS Digital Innovator Kansas lead for 2016. He believes in creating global citizens in a global classroom. Years from now, when my students look back on their 4th...

Singing the national anthem with fellow students over Skype

One final big day out – a 12-hour learnathon over Skype

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“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr On Tuesday July 12th 2016 Sandfields Comprehensive School in South Wales, UK embarked on their first—and last—12-hour Skype learnathon. Last because the school as we know it...

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“Grannies” go global: Skype helps connect students and e-mediators

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A couple of years ago, we introduced you to the School in the Cloud, a global experiment in self-organized learning. The School in the Cloud allows children from all social backgrounds and circumstances to engage and connect with information and the Big Questions through interaction with the “Grannies”—a group...

A very hands on approach to learning about sharks

Sharks4Kids and Skype in the Classroom celebrate World Oceans Day

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Today, in celebration of World Oceans Day, we have caught up with Jillian Morris from Sharks4Kids to find out about the ingenious way they’ve used Skype in the Classroom to connect to over 40,000 students since 2013, and educate them about the importance of sharks in the balance of...

Celebrating World Oceans Day with Skype in the Classroom

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Skype and GoNoodle

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Skype in the Classroom is making waves this World Oceans Day with a big announcement: we’re teaming up with our friends at GoNoodle for a LIVE underwater adventure all about keeping our oceans healthy. GoNoodle is a program that gets kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest...

Students in India created a globe with seeds and veggies

Mitahato Teaching Farm: local solutions for global challenges

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The Mitahato Education and Development Fund (MEDF), founded in April 2013 is the parent organization of the Teaching Farm in Mitahato, Kenya. Their mission to promote sustainable livelihoods and food security for smallholder farmers has grown to impact rural communities both in Kenya and around the world through specific...

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The Race Against Time: 10 lucky Skype in the Classroom winners

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Explorer and educator Mark Wood recently returned from the Arctic after his Race Against Time expedition. We caught up with him to learn more about what he experienced and how he’ll be sharing his learnings with students around the world, over Skype. But before he takes us back to...

Classrooms communicating over Skype

Millions of virtual miles travelled with Skype in the Classroom

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Last month, we highlighted various ways teachers and students could celebrate Earth Day and travel thousands of miles virtually via Skype in the Classroom to learn more about conservation, sustainability, and how we can do more to protect our planet. Many teachers took up the opportunity and in April travelled...

Meet the Microsofties: OneNote team

Teachers and students: meet the Microsofties and share your feedback

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Today we’re taking our mission to empower every student on the planet to achieve more one step further with the launch of our new community effort: Meet the Microsofties. This new program will connect Microsoft employees to students and teachers around the globe through Skype in the Classroom and...

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