Fueling a passion for learning through Skype in the classroom

Fueling a passion for learning through Skype in the classroom

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Stumbling upon Skype in the classroom last year transformed my classroom. It flipped my teaching style on its head, blasted the walls of my classroom away, and enabled my students to stamp their digital footprints across the globe. It made me rethink what was possible in the classroom and...

Embrace your inner geek: Meet the Geek Gurl Diaries

Embrace your inner geek: Meet the Geek Gurl Diaries

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Fewer than one in three technology professionals are women. As a way to change what UK-based high school computer science teacher and the new Skype Technology Brand Ambassador Carrie Anne Philbin calls “the tech world’s ‘boy’s club,’” she started the Geek Gurl Diaries online community. Carrie Anne developed a...

Like Fashion? Learn from the Experts With Skype!

Like Fashion? Learn from the Experts With Skype!

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Calling all aspiring fashion designers and creatives! Skype has enlisted top global fashion industry experts to participate in two group video calls – ‘The Spark’ and ‘Fashion & Technology’ as part of the Skype conversation series.  Anyone can watch and learn from these inspiring people. Fashion journalist & television...

Your Parents vs. Technology: The Struggle is Over

Your Parents vs. Technology: The Struggle is Over

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Whether it’s Dad poking you on Facebook or Mom calling to ask what your “ttyl“ text meant, we’ve all been there. The struggle between our parents and technology is seemingly endless but have no fear, relief is here. Here are three ways parents generally struggle with technology: Complete Newbs  You...

Musician Performs Personalized Concerts via Skype

Musician Performs Personalized Concerts via Skype

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Indie musician Jhameel catapulted to the top of the Hype Machine Popular Charts with the help of his enthusiastic fan base. Jhameel immerses his listeners in synthesized melodies, thought provoking lyrics and vocals inspired by the likes of Michael Jackson and Prince. Based in Los Angeles, California, he does...

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...

Soldier Never Misses a Moment with Digital Daddy Time

Soldier Never Misses a Moment with Digital Daddy Time

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On Christmas morning, Julie McGhee had her young sons hold off on opening their presents. Their dad, Jeff, was serving overseas and struggling with missing out on all the precious family moments, from holidays to first steps. This holiday, however, would be different. With a little help from Skype, Jeff...

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