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Teacher on the Trail: reporting from the Iditarod with the help of Skype

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Laura Wright is a 4th Grade teacher at Eanes Elementary School in Austin, Texas. She is also an active member of the Skype in the Classroom community and the winner of the grueling teacher competition for the Iditarod 2016 Teacher on the Trail™. As we write, Laura has just landed...

Inspiring activities to celebrate literacy with your students

Inspiring activities to celebrate literacy with your students

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As we celebrate literacy this month in honor of World Read Aloud Day,  here is a glimpse of all the fun and creative ways Skype in the Classroom can help you share a lifelong love of reading and writing with your students. Stretch your imagination with the Night Zookeeper...

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

Skype in the Classroom learns the truth about sharks

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Merging science, education, and sustainability, Ocean First Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes the protection and preservation of our marine environments. They joined Skype in the Classroom as virtual field trips experts in 2014 and have so far conducted over 240 Skype sessions with schools across the globe...

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

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Since its launch in 2009, Skype in the Classroom has been a great way to create original and memorable learning experiences with teachers from all around the world – allowing students to encounter new experiences, meet new people, talk to experts and share ideas. We recently spoke to Kaytee...

Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon: Look how far we traveled together

Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon: Look how far we traveled together

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On December 3rd and 4th, teachers around the world participated in Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon to celebrate learning without borders. Over the course of the two-day event, thousands of educators, guest speakers and students traveled 3,046,124 virtual miles. On day one, the global learning community surpassed the global goal...

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

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Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon is officially underway and we’re thrilled by the overwhelming participation from classes all over the world! Educators and students from across the globe have banded together in celebration of learning without borders, building new relationships and creating truly life-changing lessons. In just one day, we’ve surpassed...

Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon

Celebrate learning without borders with Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon

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Since its 2009 launch, Skype in the Classroom has given students the ability to circle the globe, visiting places they once could only read about in books, and allowing them to connect with people of all ages and cultures around the world – without having to leave their classrooms....

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

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Yesterday, we highlighted some original and interactive virtual field trips and lesson plans around war history and Veterans Day, offered by our educational partners around the U.S. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re bringing you a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a virtual field trip to The National...

Celebrating Veterans Day with Skype in the Classroom

Celebrating Veterans Day with Skype in the Classroom

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With Veterans Day celebrations coming up tomorrow, most schools around the U.S. have been studying American military history. Today, we’d like to highlight a few original and interactive resources available to all teachers and classrooms on our newly redesigned Skype in the Classroom portal. Learn about the history of...