Skype-a-Thon 2016

Classrooms travel 9.8M virtual miles during the Skype-a-Thon

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On November 29th and 30th, educators from 75 countries around the world participated in Microsoft’s second annual Skype-a-Thon in celebration of learning without borders. The goal was to travel three million virtual miles in 48 hours. However, over the course of the two-day event our global learning community of...

Skype-a-Thon 2016

Day One: Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon hits 3M miles in just one day

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We couldn’t be happier about the momentum and participation this year’s Skype-a-Thon is generating. Unforgettable moments, lots of excitement and learning is taking place in classrooms across the globe. Educators and students embraced the global learning movement and their energy and enthusiasm is a true inspiration. We are thrilled that...

Virtual field trip

From paper cut-outs to live adventures with Skype in the Classroom

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We spoke to Skype Master Teacher Jed Dearybury about his experiences before and after getting involved with Skype in the Classroom. Read on to learn how it transformed his teaching and his students. Jed is also giving a live webinar for teachers new to Skype in the Classroom on November...

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...

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....

Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon: Look how far we traveled together

Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon: Look how far we traveled together

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On December 3rd and 4th, teachers around the world participated in Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon to celebrate learning without borders. Over the course of the two-day event, thousands of educators, guest speakers and students traveled 3,046,124 virtual miles. On day one, the global learning community surpassed the global goal...

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

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Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon is officially underway and we’re thrilled by the overwhelming participation from classes all over the world! Educators and students from across the globe have banded together in celebration of learning without borders, building new relationships and creating truly life-changing lessons. In just one day, we’ve surpassed...

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