Olympian Kerry Simmonds shows her Olympic medal to students over Skype

Learning about the power of goal setting from an Olympian via Skype

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A few weeks ago, Skype in the Classroom partnered with Classroom Champions to celebrate International Women’s Day 2017. Female Olympians and Paralympians connected via Skype with classrooms around the world and inspired around 1,000 students with their stories to dream big and set goals in their lives. Classroom Champions...

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Great ways to kick off the new year with Skype in the Classroom

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Today’s post is brought to you by Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Skype Master Teachers Stacey Ryan and Kyle Calderwood. Using Skype in your classroom is a great way to engage your students and connect what they are learning to real-world topics. Below are a few ideas, beyond Mystery...

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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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...

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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...

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...

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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...

Inspiring activities to celebrate literacy with your students

Inspiring activities to celebrate literacy with your students

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As we celebrate literacy this month in honor of World Read Aloud Day,  here is a glimpse of all the fun and creative ways Skype in the Classroom can help you share a lifelong love of reading and writing with your students. Stretch your imagination with the Night Zookeeper...

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

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Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe...

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

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Yesterday, we highlighted some original and interactive virtual field trips and lesson plans around war history and Veterans Day, offered by our educational partners around the U.S. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re bringing you a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a virtual field trip to The National...

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