Tag: Skype in the Classroom

For veteran educator, Skype in the Classroom sparks whole new passion

Since being introduced to Microsoft Office 365’s accessibility tools three years ago, I’ve found my passion for teaching vigorously reignited. After 29 years in the classroom, I thought I knew all the tricks of the trade, but tools like Skype have helped re-frame the possibilities for me and my students. It was three years ago that I was invited to join a Digital... Read more

Beach scene with the message: "Join the Skype Plastic Cleanup Brigade!"

Using Skype in the Classroom to empower students to protect the marine environment

“Hi! Wondering if you would like to Skype with my kids and talk about plastic waste.” It’s incredible how impactful a simple 16-word text can be, how a simple action can lead to greater achievements. This message from Oluwakemi Olurinola, a Nigerian teacher, back in August 2017, was the beginning of my Skype lesson, The Skype Plastic Cleanup Brigade. Nearly two years... Read more


Celebrating Changemakers: 365 saves time, so educators can save programming

Hello, fellow changemakers! I’m Joe Archer, a 6th-grade teacher now in my tenth year of teaching at Lakewood Elementary School in Port Dover, Ontario, Canada. I’ve been a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert since 2013, earning over 150 badges and certifications along the way. The Grand Erie District School Board, where I live and work, has made it a priority to... Read more


Changemaker Series: To see Skype’s impact on students, a head of state visits the classroom virtually

Skype in the Classroom is changing the way today’s students access knowledge. Teachers are using it to expand their classroom walls and bring the world within reach of their students. One such teacher is Natajlia Budinski, who uses Skype in her class in Serbia almost daily. Having seen the power of Skype connections and its impact on her students’ learning first hand,... Read more

“I love exploring the exciting ways that [technology] can revitalize practice and open up a world of possibilities for students.” – Laura Bain, Australia

Laura Bain Head of Digital Learning and Innovation The Springfield Anglican College Queensland, Australia @larubain When Laura Bain was teaching in the United Kingdom, she had her first taste of classroom technology. This set her on a course of discovery — exploring the ways that technology can transform education. “The defining moment for me came when I... Read more


Join Skype in the Classroom in Celebrating Earth Day 2019!

Skype in the Classroom will celebrate Earth Day throughout the month of April to build awareness and inspire the next generation of sustainable leaders to take action. Look no further for exciting lessons to captivate your students’ imaginations, deepen their understanding of the environmental threats our planet faces, and empower them to take action. Use our resources to... Read more