Tag: Skype in the Classroom

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How two teachers connected schools, languages and over 100 students for one big project

The following story comes from Alberto Herráez Velázquez (@alberto_hv) and Mario Herraez Velazquez (@mmarioherraez), two educators who took inspiration from a field trip to go big with a fun project that spanned several schools, classes and two language. A note from Alberto: I was born in Salamanca, a beautiful city in the west of Spain, in 1993. Currently, I live in... Read more

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How a first-time teacher brought new energy to education in rural Morocco

Teaching wasn’t really on my to-do list. My ambition was to be a financial manager once I graduated from university, but instead I followed my father’s path into teaching. And in my country, Morocco, that means consigning yourself to an isolated region for the first few years of your career. No electricity, no drinkable water, and in winter you might have to cross rivers... Read more

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You’re invited to join the #MysterySkype SELFIE CHALLENGE!

The Skype in the Classroom team is launching a Mystery Skype Challenge this May so more classrooms can use this global guessing game to open the hearts and minds of their students to new people, places and cultures.  We are challenging teachers new to this guessing game, or those who play often, to get creative, get social and share all the fun with all their educator... Read more

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Free PD: Join our Microsoft Learning Consultants for online webinars this spring

What are you doing to keep yourself going until the end of the school year?  Maybe it’s extra time in the gym, getting lost in a new book series, taking a plunge in the pool, or grabbing yourself an extra cup of coffee - all of which sound fantastic, by the way. But who says the learning stops just because the school year is almost over? We've got some super engaging ideas... Read more

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The Innovation Project brings together 460 schools across 85 countries to solve global issues

If you joined our #MSFTEduChat recently (get caught up here), in which we discussed the global movement to #TeachSDGs (the UN's Sustainable Development Goals), you may be looking for more ways to inspire your students and put them on a path to make the world better. A new global project by Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert Koen Timmers invites you and your school to take... Read more

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Q&A: How students venture into California’s parks with Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom celebrates Earth Day (April 22nd) throughout the month with virtual field trips to beautiful parks around the world, with lessons on climate change and animals of all types, along with Skype sessions with ocean experts and classes on all of these topics (and more). Today, we're sharing a quick Q&A we conducted with Brad Krey, the program manager... Read more