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....

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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...

Skype creators plan a haunting Halloween party

Skype creators plan a haunting Halloween party

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This past Halloween Skype creators Julie Lee, Goldie Starling, Katherine Accettura and Alisha Marie combined their passions for food, makeup, DIY and party planning to throw an enchanting and empowering Halloween party for the Lower Eastside Girls Club. To bring the party to life, the four Skype Halloweek hostesses...

Helping kids with cancer stay connected to the world

Helping kids with cancer stay connected to the world

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Isolation. Of the side-effects related to cancer, it’s one most people don’t consider. And when the patient is a child, it puts their emotional development at stake as well. The consistent medical tests, treatments, and bed-rest can disrupt a school-going schedule for months, making it hard for a child...

World Teachers’ Day: celebrating our most inspirational Skype Master Teacher

World Teachers’ Day: celebrating our most inspirational Skype Master Teacher

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Since the launch of Skype in the Classroom in 2009, over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries and regions have joined our mission to bring real life learning to over 6 million students all over the world. This year the title of Skype Master Teacher was given to a group...

Skype helps Rumi Spice cultivate saffron, as well as peace

Skype helps Rumi Spice cultivate saffron, as well as peace

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Sun soaked landscapes, rolling hills, mysterious deserts and fields of crocuses with their bright red stigmas catching the sun’s rays. A country of hospitable inhabitants who welcome guests with open arms. A place so far from the beaten track that many don’t even know where it is. And yet,...

Skype Partners with Hearts on Fire to Inspire A New Generation of Global Citizens

Skype Partners with Hearts on Fire to Inspire A New Generation of Global Citizens

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Skype in the Classroom and Hearts on Fire are joining forces to inspire the next generation of global citizens by connecting social change rock stars with students around the world. Imagine sitting in a classroom in New Jersey and being taken on a virtual field trip to Uganda led...