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Announcing Skype-a-Thon 2017 – Open Hearts. Open Minds.

Skype-a-Thon is back on November 28th and 29th!!!

Microsoft is excited to announce our 3rd Skype-a-Thon, this year centered around the theme of ‘Open Hearts. Open Minds’. We know that when we can connect students from around the world to share interest, beliefs, projects and other fascinating subjects, we help bring awareness, understanding and sensitivity to the things that make all of us unique and what we have in common. This year’s theme encourages students to open their hearts and their mind to what’s possible and inspire them to dream big.

There’s so many ways to connect and learn during this year’s Skype-a-Thon, from playing Mystery Skype or visiting a classroom, to taking a virtual field trip, or hearing from a guest speaker. During last year’s Skype-a-Thon we traveled over 10million virtual miles and this year we want to exceed that target. Take a look at the action from last year’s event.

How you can get involved

  1. Participate yourself –To learn how click here.
  2. Promote the event to your and invite others to participate – tell others and forward this email.
  3. Use the #skypeathon hashtag on social media.

 In today’s world, we benefit from technology connecting students to limitless amounts of content and knowledge. We are creating citizens of the world from early years and a channel to share ideas, innovation and expertise across borders.

Let’s make this Skype-a-thon an amazing example of the power of global learning and open hearts and minds!