Classrooms aim to travel three million virtual miles during the Global Skype-a-Thon



Classrooms aim to travel three million virtual miles during the Global Skype-a-Thon


Educators around the world are invited to participate in Microsoft’s annual two-day Skype-a-Thon, where thousands of students will attempt to travel three million virtual miles.

Starting on November 29 and going through November 30, the event connects classrooms in over 47 countries to showcase how technology can be used to enhance the learning experience and promote global citizenship.

For this year’s global Skype-a-Thon, educators can choose from thousands of activities including speaking with an expert guest speaker on a topic their class is studying.

They can also choose to take their class on a virtual field trip.

Skype in the Classroom offers these virtual trips that spark imagination, from learning about sea turtles to exploring cultural perspectives in Western American art - and nearly everything in between.

Educators 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.

For more information and to register for this year’s global Skype-a-Thon, visit Skypeathon.com .

By Mai Thuy

Bao Moi

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