Skype is extremely popular in classrooms around the world. We’ve outlined 50 fun ways to use Skype in education but this news makes the previous post all the better.
Skype in the Classroom has now confirmed that they’ve partnered with 6 new organizations including NASA. This means there are now some fabulous lessons available online. NASA Networks lessons include Introduction to Robotics in the Classroom, States of Matter, Mission Patch Design, and Humans in Space. The British Council is right behind with three different Climate Change lessons subtitled How Can We Help?, Energy in the Future, and Is It Happening?
The new members include the Science Museum of London, the NASA Digital Learning Network, the British Council, Choose2Matter, Woodland Trust, and ActionAid. Each new partner offers at least one lesson while the NASA Network started with the most lessons at four.
The other four offer one lesson each: Science Museum of London offers Kitchen Science: Experiments that don’t have to happen in a laboratory; Choose2Matter offers Choose2Matter: A unique opportunity to Skype with Angela Maiers; Woodland Trust offers Learn About Trees: Inspire your class to explore their native woodlands; and ActionAid offers Love Potatoes! Learn about growing your own vegetables & sustainable farming.
Penguin Books, Microsoft, and the New York Philharmonic also are Skype educational partners. There are currently more than 38,000 teachers globally involved with Skype in the Classroom. The site offers over 2,000 lessons and 750 resources.