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Engaging 21st-century learners with Skype in the Classroom

| Skype in the Classroom

As an educator, Megan Lipinczyk knows it’s tough to compete with what engages her students outside of the classroom. Megan fills her classroom with guest speakers, Mystery Skype adventures, and virtual field trips to encourage student engagement and enhance her lessons. We recently spoke with Megan about how Skype...

Yoga Gets Even More Flexible with Skype in the Classroom

Yoga Gets Even More Flexible with Skype in the Classroom

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Pencils, protractors and playtime aren’t exactly the first things that people think about when they hear the word yoga. But for the 50 classrooms in kindergartens and schools across the United States, that’s just the case. Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, dozens of teachers have been able to...

Celebrating Those Who Upgrade Their World, One Conversation at A Time

Celebrating Those Who Upgrade Their World, One Conversation at A Time

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Microsoft has kicked off a campaign for the Windows 10 launch celebrating how people are upgrading their world in ways big and small. In that same spirit, we wanted to take a moment to honor some of many ways people are using Skype every day to make a difference in...

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

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Developing a child’s sense of identity generates confidence. If they trust their abilities, they will believe in themselves, feel confident and have positive qualities that they want to offer to others. I believe in cultivating confident children. For children to trust their abilities, we need to open their world....

Palestine Refugee Students from Syria Rise Above Borders Through Skype

Palestine Refugee Students from Syria Rise Above Borders Through Skype

| Skype in the Classroom

“When the explosion happened I was scared, I thought it was the end of the world. I couldn’t see anything in front of me,” Hasan, a Palestine refugee from Syria now living in Beirut, explains to his England-based peers over Skype. Palestine refugee children living through conflict in Syria...

From Video Blogging to Violin Teaching, How Do You Use Skype in Savvy Ways?

From Video Blogging to Violin Teaching, How Do You Use Skype in...

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All of you prove to us time after time (and in ways that wow us every day) that Skype has many purposes, suits every passion, and that it’s for each and every person to do with it, well, anything they can think of, really. And so the Skype Savvy...

Tackling Climate Change: One Student at a Time

Tackling Climate Change: One Student at a Time

| Skype in the Classroom

This past fall, I found myself in a tiny school in the South Pacific surrounded by thirty giggling elementary school students. I was on a journalistic assignment to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati with my partner, award-winning photojournalist Gianluca Panella. It was the beginning of our special journey to the...

Kiribati Calling

Kiribati Calling

| Skype in the Classroom

Brian Healy is a middle school science teacher who recently hosted a call between his classroom and another group of students in Kiribati. Even in the excitement-addled days preceding Halloween, this particular lesson was one his students wouldn’t soon forget. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZvTPJ6PRb4 What started out as a typical Thursday for...

Uniting Classrooms around the World with Skype and Literacy

Uniting Classrooms around the World with Skype and Literacy

| Skype in the Classroom

Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, and author.  She is a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and also the Skype Educational Ambassador.  She is the mom of three and lives in Denver, Colorado with her family.  You can find her on Twitter and at her blog, The...

Wendy Norman & How to Make it Happen on International Women’s Day 2015

Wendy Norman & How to Make it Happen on International Women’s Day...

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For International Women’s Day, we asked our Director of Social Good, Wendy Norman, a few questions about how her team is Making it Happen and spreading some good around the world. How are you celebrating International Women’s Day this year? I’ll start it by sending a thank you email...

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