You and your students are invited to take part in an historic global event. Starting on December 3rd and going through December 4th, Microsoft's Global Skype-a-Thon will attempt to travel a million virtual miles during the two day event! It's an ambitious goal, and one that only Microsoft (with your help!) can accomplish.
It's no secret that since its 2009 launch, Skype has emerged as one of the most exciting and dynamic classroom innovations in years. With Skype in the Classroom, teachers have a whole new world of possibilities to offer their students.
Right from your classroom, you can take your students on virtual field trips to visit all seven continents. From exploring new places and hearing from guest speakers, to studying side-by-side with peers from across the globe or down the road, Skype makes it possible for students to learn without borders.
By registering for this worldwide event, you and your class will not only take part in a record-setting feat, you'll join thousands of classrooms around the world in celebrating 21st century collaboration at its best.
You may also be selected as one of 10 classrooms to be featured in the Global Skype-a-Thon highlights video, which Microsoft will produce and share with our global educator community and beyond.
During the Global Skype-a-Thon, you can choose from thousands of activities, like talking with an expert guest speaker on a topic your class is studying. Or maybe your class can pack their virtual bags for a virtual field trip?
Skype in the Classroom offers trips that spark imaginations, from learning about sea turtles to exploring cultural perspectives in Western American art - and nearly everything in between.
You can also connect with classrooms in other countries with #Mystery Skype, a global guessing game that teaches kids geography, promotes cultural understanding and broadens perspectives.
Be sure to register today, schedule your Global Skype-a-Thon call, and get ready to share a once-in-a lifetime learning experience.
If you haven't tried Skype in the Classroom yet, get started today - it's quick, easy-to-use, and best of all, free.
Kijk voor meer informatie ook de Sway presentatie met daarin onder andere de stappen hoe je mee kan doen met deze interactieve Skype-a-thon!
De kwaliteit van ons onderwijs bepaalt in grote mate je kansen om vooruit te komen in de wereld. Landen die voldoende talent voortbrengen en aantrekken, blijven overeind in de mondiale concurrentie om talent. Daarbij is aandacht voor 21st Century Skills en innovatief onderwijs essentieel. Microsoft gaat graag met scholen in gesprek over de uitdagingen en kansen in het onderwijs.