Singing the national anthem with fellow students over Skype

One final big day out – a 12-hour learnathon over Skype

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“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr On Tuesday July 12th 2016 Sandfields Comprehensive School in South Wales, UK embarked on their first—and last—12-hour Skype learnathon. Last because the school as we know it...

A very hands on approach to learning about sharks

Sharks4Kids and Skype in the Classroom celebrate World Oceans Day

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Today, in celebration of World Oceans Day, we have caught up with Jillian Morris from Sharks4Kids to find out about the ingenious way they’ve used Skype in the Classroom to connect to over 40,000 students since 2013, and educate them about the importance of sharks in the balance of...

Celebrating World Oceans Day with Skype in the Classroom

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Skype and GoNoodle

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Skype in the Classroom is making waves this World Oceans Day with a big announcement: we’re teaming up with our friends at GoNoodle for a LIVE underwater adventure all about keeping our oceans healthy. GoNoodle is a program that gets kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest...

Mark Wood holding the Skype logo

The Race Against Time: 10 lucky Skype in the Classroom winners

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Explorer and educator Mark Wood recently returned from the Arctic after his Race Against Time expedition. We caught up with him to learn more about what he experienced and how he’ll be sharing his learnings with students around the world, over Skype. But before he takes us back to...

Classrooms communicating over Skype

Millions of virtual miles travelled with Skype in the Classroom

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Last month, we highlighted various ways teachers and students could celebrate Earth Day and travel thousands of miles virtually via Skype in the Classroom to learn more about conservation, sustainability, and how we can do more to protect our planet. Many teachers took up the opportunity and in April travelled...

Map showing which country the Pine Valley students travelled to

Around the world in 24 hours with Skype in the Classroom

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Today’s guest blogger is second grade teacher Beverly Ladd from the New Hanover County Schools district in North Carolina. An experienced global educator, Beverly’s firsthand experience as a Skype Master Teacher has shown her how global connections allow students to become more aware of their world and appreciate one another’s differences....

Watch Born to Explore and join in on a Skype virtual field trip

Watch Born to Explore and join in on a Skype virtual field trip

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From Antarctica to the North Pole, Costa Rican sloths to African lions, explorers to museum curators… the interactive lessons and virtual field trips available through Skype in the Classroom will take your students on captivating journeys to discover the world beyond their classroom walls. This weekend, get a glimpse...

Celebrate Earth Day with Skype in the Classroom

Travel thousands of miles carbon free with Skype in the Classroom

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Earth Day has been celebrated since 1970 and is now observed in more than 193 countries each year. This year is particularly special as the landmark Paris Agreement is schedule to be signed by the US, China and 120 other countries. This Earth Day, on April 22nd, students can travel...

Explorer Mark Wood

The ultimate race against time: an interview with explorer Mark Wood

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Mark Wood, polar explorer, educator, and adventurer has covered thousands of miles of frozen ice, and visited both the North and South Geographic poles. Starting tomorrow, along with two other explorers, he’ll be taking part in the Race Against Time Expedition across the Arctic, aiming to complete the 470 miles...