Map showing which country the Pine Valley students travelled to

Around the world in 24 hours with Skype in the Classroom

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Today’s guest blogger is second grade teacher Beverly Ladd from the New Hanover County Schools district in North Carolina. An experienced global educator, Beverly’s firsthand experience as a Skype Master Teacher has shown her how global connections allow students to become more aware of their world and appreciate one another’s differences....

Students meet Belle the Beagle over Skype for Beagle Freedom Week

Students meet Belle the Beagle over Skype for Beagle Freedom Week

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This week is Beagle Freedom Week, and a great chance for teachers to get involved with a Skype Lesson all about Beagle Freedom Skype in the Classroom have partnered with the Beagle Freedom Project to offer a Skype Lesson so that students around the world can learn how to...

Watch Born to Explore and join in on a Skype virtual field trip

Watch Born to Explore and join in on a Skype virtual field trip

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From Antarctica to the North Pole, Costa Rican sloths to African lions, explorers to museum curators… the interactive lessons and virtual field trips available through Skype in the Classroom will take your students on captivating journeys to discover the world beyond their classroom walls. This weekend, get a glimpse...

Celebrate Earth Day with Skype in the Classroom

Travel thousands of miles carbon free with Skype in the Classroom

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Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 and is now observed in more than 193 countries each year. This year is particularly special as the landmark Paris Agreement is schedule to be signed by the US, China and 120 other countries. This Earth Day, on April 22nd, students can travel...

Make a Difference with Spoons on World Good Deeds Day!

Make a Difference with Spoons on World Good Deeds Day!

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  In recognition of World Good Deeds Day today, we spoke with one of our Skype in the Classroom Guest Speakers, Justin Miles about the #SpoonAppeal– a charitable initiative he helped to set up which provides much-needed spoons to help prevent the spread of diseases and keep children in...

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

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Recently we discovered a pioneering way in which Skype helps children develop communication skills and learn English: Right To Learn provides learning support for children from challenged backgrounds. While the organization may be relatively small, the positive impact they make on these children’s lives is immeasurable. Right To Learn...

Explorer Mark Wood

The ultimate race against time: an interview with explorer Mark Wood

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Mark Wood, polar explorer, educator, and adventurer has covered thousands of miles of frozen ice, and visited both the North and South Geographic poles. Starting tomorrow, along with two other explorers, he’ll be taking part in the Race Against Time Expedition across the Arctic, aiming to complete the 470 miles...

Michael Soskil teaching his students outdoor

Global Teacher Prize finalist empowers students using Skype

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Over the past weekend, the winner of the Global Teacher Prize was announced at the Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. We would like to congratulate Pennsylvania Educator and Skype Master Teacher Michael Soskil for being honored as one of 10 finalists for his contributions to global citizenship....

Kakuma students on a Skype video call

Project Kakuma: Educating refugees via Skype

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Our guest blogger today is Koen Timmers, a Microsoft Expert Educator Fellow from Belgium who is currently teaming up with teachers across the globe to help educate African refugees through an organization known as Project Kakuma. With the help of Skype they teach students in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya....

International Women's Day

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Girl Rising

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Our guest writer for today’s blog post in celebration of International Women’s Day is Jill Iscol, President of the IF Hummingbird Foundation and Founder of Hearts on Fire, a program of the foundation identifying and showcasing some of the most inspirational and committed individuals working to change the world...