Your guide to getting started with Mystery Skype

Your guide to getting started with Mystery Skype

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Today’s post is brought to you by Microsoft Innovative Educator Experts and Skype Master Teachers Kyle Calderwood and Stacey Ryan. Skype in the Classroom launched in December of 2010 and has since become a popular way for teachers and students to engage with colleagues and classrooms around the globe....

Celebrating Veterans Day with Skype in the Classroom

Celebrating Veterans Day with Skype in the Classroom

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With Veterans Day celebrations coming up tomorrow, most schools around the U.S. have been studying American military history. Today, we’d like to highlight a few original and interactive resources available to all teachers and classrooms on our newly redesigned Skype in the Classroom portal. Learn about the history of...

Around the world in 6 days: a teacher’s journey with Skype in the classroom

Around the world in 6 days: a teacher’s journey with Skype in the classroom

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A guest blog post written by 5th grade teacher Arin Kress from Park Street Intermediate School, Grove City, Ohio As educators, we challenge our students everyday, so why not create challenges for ourselves in the process? One of the biggest challenges I created for myself this school year involved...

How Teachers Are Bringing the World to Their Students via Skype in the Classroom

How Teachers Are Bringing the World to Their Students via Skype in the Classroom

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Lauren Lintelman, a fifth-grade teacher at a bilingual school in Dallas, discovered that her students struggled with public speaking more than she had previously realized.  Improving those skills was particularly important for Lauren’s students, who were about to graduate from their Spanish-language elementary school and transition to an English-language...

Introducing Mystery Skype: A Global Game that Makes Learning Fun!

Introducing Mystery Skype: A Global Game that Makes Learning Fun!

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Are you keen to bring new activities into your children’s classroom? The highly popular game of Mystery Skype is the new educational game that you’re looking for. What’s the aim of the game? It’s simple – two classrooms arrange to call each other on Skype with the goal of...