Tag: Skype-a-thon

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#MSFTEduChat highlights: Global collaboration and #skypeathon

The multilingual #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet of October 16 was all about global collaboration and the upcoming Skype-a-Thon. Read our announcement post, October’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet gets you ready to go global with #skypeathon, for the full details and resources. Participants from all over the world joined us for the TweetMeet last Tuesday. Several of our hosts were so... Read more

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What’s New in EDU: Updates to help students with dyslexia thrive (plus: we want to hear your story!)

With the school year in full swing, it's time to debut our October edition of What's New in EDU. Sorry, Halloween scare-fans: the only spooky thing about this one is how much news we squeezed into a single episode. 👻 We’re excited to bring new features to help teachers reach and engage every student. Our focus this month is on our Made by Dyslexia pledge to help... Read more

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October’s #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet gets you ready to go global with #skypeathon

In celebration of the 48-hr Skype-a-Thon event beginning on November 13, our 22 educators and experts are going the extra (virtual) mile and preparing a new #MSFTEduChat TweetMeet on Global Collaboration. Paired with the resources made by our Skype in the Classroom team, this event will help you prepare your students to travel far and wide and learn everything in-between... Read more

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Join Skype-a-Thon this November and help students in WE’s partner communities around the world

An estimated half a million students from over 100 countries will connect during Skype-a-Thon on November 13th and 14th. Each year, this 48-hour global learning event brings classrooms together, using Skype to not only deepen students' understanding of the world beyond their classroom walls, but to help them become global citizens. Participating classrooms travel “virtual... Read more

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The school that went the extra 100,000 miles for Skype-a-Thon

If you asked a teacher to describe Skype-a-Thon, what would they say? And if you asked the same question to students, how would they answer? Though their experiences would be completely different, one word that could easily come from both parties is “magical.” There aren’t that many global educational events, especially ones which have as profound an impact as... Read more

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This computer science teacher is bringing 250 schools together to learn about climate change

There’s a global issue currently at the top of mind for Koen Timmers, rising above the many projects you would expect one of the world’s top 50 teachers to be juggling. His latest labor of love is the Climate Action Project – a digital group project where 250 schools in 69 countries work together to learn about climate change. As they work on the project, students... Read more