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Thousands of students travel 23 million virtual miles over Skype to help children in need

Through one of the world’s largest live connections of students at one time, Skype-a-Thon participants from 102 countries traveled a total of 23 million virtual miles in the span of two days. Thank you to all the classrooms and participants who invested so much of their time and creativity! It was truly amazing to see the energy and feel the power of classrooms connecting... Read more

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Tips and ideas for Skype-a-Thon participants

Skype-a-Thon is coming soon! On November 13th and 14th, classrooms across the world will be breaking down their walls and connecting students with peers from various countries and cultures, as well as experts in various fields. This year, our collective Skype-a-Thon goal will be to travel over 14 million virtual miles. For every 400 miles traveled, Microsoft will make a... Read more

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1 Week to Skype-a-Thon 2018: Join us to celebrate global learning and open your students’ hearts and minds

If you want to give your students something they can’t wait to go home and share around the dinner table, and keeps them interested and curious for days, participate in Skype-a-Thon. And if you want to give your students something they’ll never forget from their time with you as their educator, participate in Skype-a-Thon. It’s just a week away and an event you don’t... Read more

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3 Weeks until Skype-a-Thon 2018: How to prepare for one of the biggest learning events of the year

The countdown to this year's Skype-a-Thon has begun. Nearly half a million students and teachers around the world are getting ready to connect beyond their classrooms via Skype to travel 14 million virtual miles. They’ll talk with guest speakers and other schools and take virtual field trips to exciting places across the globe. This 48 hour event... Read more

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Open hearts, open minds: Helping teachers make a world of difference with Skype in the Classroom

The teaching profession is not what it used to be. Today, it is both more challenging and more exciting than ever before. Every teacher can now be a member of a global community of educators with the power and resources to affect not just their students, but the future of the entire planet. If that sounds like hype, it isn’t. Teachers today can motivate their students... Read more

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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