Open your classroom doors to the wonders of Skype in the Classroom

Open your classroom doors to the wonders of Skype in the Classroom

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Today’s blog post comes from Kristy Griffin, a teacher from the UK, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE) and Skype Master Teacher. She describes how Skype in the Classroom can make learning more meaningful for students, and how her participation in the Skype Master Teacher program has helped her develop...

Celine Cousteau, "Tribes on the Edge"

Exploring the Amazon with Céline Cousteau and “Tribes on the Edge”

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Every year Skype in the Classroom celebrates Earth Day throughout the whole month of April with virtual field trips to beautiful parks around the world, lessons on climate change, animals of all types, Skype sessions with oceans experts, and collaborations between classes on all of these topics. This year...

Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop, the Director of the Digital Explorer program, talking to a classroom on Skype

Visiting the Arctic with Skype in the Classroom

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Every year, Digital Explorer connects teachers and students with members of the XL Catlin Arctic Live expedition based at the UK Arctic Research Station in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway—the most northerly permanent settlement in the world. Classes talk to polar scientists via Skype and learn about what it’s like to work...

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...

Exciting new virtual field trips from Skype in the Classroom

Exciting new virtual field trips from Skype in the Classroom

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Currently, more than half a million teachers around the world use Skype in their classrooms and, thanks to technology, the amount of unique educational experiences available has never been greater. With Skype in the Classroom, teachers can expand on their existing units of study through live learning adventures. Studying...

Skype collaborations: a glimpse of the world for our students

Skype Collaborations: a glimpse of the world for our students

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Todd Flory is a 4th grade teacher in Andover, Kansas, and a Skype Master Teacher, Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert, and the PBS Digital Innovator Kansas lead for 2016. He believes in creating global citizens in a global classroom. Years from now, when my students look back on their 4th...