Skype Across the Frozen Oceans

Skype Across the Frozen Oceans

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Expedition educator Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop has a passion for education and ocean science. A former school teacher, he founded the Digital Explorer program to bring his two loves together by sharing his expeditions in the Frozen Oceans with classrooms across the globe using technology. Jamie’s passion for being out on the ocean is palpable...

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...

High School Students Meet the Rock Stars of Particle Physics

High School Students Meet the Rock Stars of Particle Physics

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“What was involved in the search for the Higgs Boson particle and what does its discovery mean for physics?” If you’ve ever pondered such mysteries of the universe, you’ll be happy to know that the top scientists in the world are on the case. Late last month, 60 high...

Students from Africa and UK Discuss Global Issues via Skype

Students from Africa and UK Discuss Global Issues via Skype

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Imagine that you live in a small village in rural Uganda and have never used the internet. Then one morning, you arrive at school to find your classmates on a Skype video call with students thousands of miles away in England. What’s more, a world-famous author is leading a...

3 Easy Steps to Creating a Skype in the classroom Lesson

3 Easy Steps to Creating a Skype in the classroom Lesson

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School is almost out for summer, but not forever. While we can almost hear the collective sigh of relief from teachers across the globe, even with the summer break, a teacher’s work is truly never done as the next school year is only a few months away. Teachers, in...

Skype in the classroom Cures Summeritis in Kids

Skype in the classroom Cures Summeritis in Kids

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As the school year winds down, ‘summeritis’ is hitting classrooms across the country. The symptoms include restless kids, a lack of attention, and a longing to be outside. Luckily, there is an Rx. Field trips and virtual visitors are a perfect way for teachers to sneak in some education...

The Power of Reading: My Skype in the Classroom Read Aloud Session

The Power of Reading: My Skype in the Classroom Read Aloud Session

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Last week, I read aloud to an amazing Kindergarten class in Kea’au, Hawaii via a Skype video call from California. I decided to read Alex and the Amazing Lemonade Stand, a book that has fundamentally impacted our family.  The book is about a girl named Alex, a young girl...

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Free Skype Group Video Calling

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Free Skype Group Video Calling

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To celebrate World Read Aloud Day in March this year, Skype gave all educators the opportunity to receive 12 months of Group Video Calling if they signed up to Skype’s global education platform, Skype in the classroom.  Since then, thousands of teachers have received and are using this fantastic...

The Arctic’s Youngest Explorer Makes a Skype Visit to Texas Classroom

The Arctic’s Youngest Explorer Makes a Skype Visit to Texas Classroom

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For the students in Jennifer Hurst’s 4th grade class, most of their own exploring occurs just around their neighborhoods nearby their hometown just outside of Austin, Texas.  So when they had the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Oli Milroy, the youngest member of the Arctic Jubilee...

Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

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Education professionals around the world are exploring the use of Skype as a platform to connect their classroom and share their learning experiences with teachers across the globe. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects through the use of...

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