About Mystery Skypes and why we need more

Mystery Skypes can break down a classroom's walls and open students up to the world. They're easy to set up and can be transformational.​One of […]

Lockdown – Ep.6 Return of the Learning Designer

The third article in my series on living and working during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown takes a look at the work learning/instructional design, learning/education technology, […]

Adapting to Change, Loss, and Possibilities: The Clivias Are Blooming

The clivias are blooming in our atrium and in our backyard. They don’t care that, for the moment, our world is again completely topsy turvy. […]

Corporate stories in a pandemic

Secrets of producing a corporate drama with Skype Storytelling is the technology that allows us to run modern societies as if they were villages.  Anthropologist […]

Five Reasons to Use Skype in the Classroom

Five Reasons to Use Skype in the Classroom This blog post on Skype in the Classroom dovetails my presentations at the Empower Your Classroom with […]

Working from home / location independent working

It doesn’t matter what you call it, but the ability to ‘remote’ work is as much about the attitude of the individual as the attitude […]

New Skype Feature

Skype is a great way to connect classrooms together for global collaborative projects or Mystery Skype sessions. When using Skype with students it is important […]

Join NCCE Megan Lipinczyk as she hosts the #MSFTEduChat Tweetmeet

What is a tweetmeet you ask? TweetMeets are monthly recurring Twitter conversations about themes relevant to educators, facilitated by Microsoft Education. The purpose of these events […]

20 virtual field trip ideas and activities for your classroom

Imagine your class traveling to see the Great Pyramid of Giza, touring the International Space Station, or having a face to face conversation with a […]

35 ways to get your classroom connected

Our classrooms can be as big as we want them to be. If we can get our students connected then the world becomes their classroom. […]

Introducing Skype call recording—now you can capture, save, and share special moments | Skype Blogs

Introducing Skype call recording—now you can capture, save, and share special moments | Skype Blogs:...

Try the Connected Kahoot!

Kahoot is a favorite among students and teachers alike. It’s a fun way to jazz up assessments with gameshow style quizzes. But what if we […]

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