I received the following press release today that I thought I'd share:
In celebration of World Teacher's Day on Friday, we're taking one more step to help make kids' dreams become more of a reality. We're excited to announce that we're adding eight fantastic organizations to Skype in the classroom: NASA's Digital Learning Network™, The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory,British Council, Woodland Trust, VerbalizeIt, Action Aid, Education through Expedition and Choose2Matter. These organizations will join our many existing affiliates to help enrich the educational experiences of teachers and students worldwide.
These new organizations will join more than 38,000 teachers already working together on 1,800 global educational projects. Here’s a preview of what projects they have planned to enrich students’ learning experiences:
Teachers can take advantage of these valuable resources by signing up for free on the Skype in the classroom website. Once registered, educators will be able to explore the Skype in the classroom collaboration spaces, access a variety of content from these organizations, learn about new and exciting ways to utilize Skype video calling in their schools and connect their students with a global selection of guest experts. Please visit http://education.skype.com for more information.
Additionally, Skype recently announced its new campaign, Skype for Peace, with its long-time partnership with Peace One Day; the organization responsible for establishing September 21 as Peace Day (recognized by a UN resolution) and working every day to make measureable impact in promoting non-violence in all its forms. Skype for Peace is a global crowdfunding initiative to fully institute a Global Education Resource to all teachers around the world. This resource includes 15 interactive lessons promoting intercultural co-operation, global citizenship, and non-violence. It is currently used by over 10,000 teachers in 197 countries. More information can be found at www.skypeforpeace.org