Next month sees the return of the hugely popular Skype-a-thon! Last year, teachers and students from all around the world covered over 3 million 'virtual miles' during the 48 hour global event, and this year we're hoping to beat that record!
There are a number of ways in which you and you students can take part in the Global Education Skype-a-thon on November 29th and 30th, with thousands of activities available through the Microsoft Educator Community and Skype in the Classroom. You could talk with an expert guest speaker on a topic your class is studying, have your class can pack their virtual bags for a virtual field trip, or even connect to classrooms in other countries with #Mystery Skype, a global guessing game that teaches kids geography, promotes cultural understanding and broadens perspectives.
For many classrooms, the Skype-a-thon is the first introduction to the world of possibilities that Skype in the Classroom can offer within education, as UK #MIEExpert Paul Watkins demonstrates:
— Paul 'Lanny' Watkins (@Lanny_Watkins) October 24, 2016
If you'd like to get involved this year, further details of how you can take part in the Global Education Skype-a-thon can be found on the Microsoft in Education blog, as well as a 'Getting started' Sway: