Sunday, November 22, 2015

The Future of Education is Global

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. Over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries and regions have joined our mission to bring real life learning to over 6 million students – enabling them to talk to marine biologists, zoo keepers and authors, visit Kenya, Kiribati and the top of Mount Everest, and learn about how to be better global citizens. This December 3rd and 4th, teachers are invited to celebrate learning without borders during Microsoft’s first-ever Global Skype-a-Thon. Over the course of this two-day event, teachers will conduct Skype calls in their schools with one of hundreds of guest speakers, virtual field trip partners, or other classrooms around the world in an attempt to travel one million virtual miles.

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