Skype in the Classroom collaborates with NASA and others

10/3/2012 12:00:00 AM

In celebration of World Teacher's Day on Friday, eight new organizations will join 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 new organizations will join more than 38,000 teachers already working together on 1,800 global educational projects.   Here’s a preview of planned projects:

  • NASA’s Digital Learning Center will feature various projects where students can learn how to prepare a space vehicle for liftoff, help scientists and engineers to explore the basic principles of matter and design their own spacesuit mission patch. 
  • The National Museum of the Royal Navy and HMS Victory will give classes an mini-tour of the HMS Victory Ship, allowing them to see and discuss rare artifacts relating to the trans-Atlantic slave trade.
  • British Council will help drive connections and exchanges between schools in developing countries and the rest of the world.
  • Woodland Trust will provide tips on both pre- and post-care for 17,500 tree planting packs sent out to schools and groups around the UK and will also help schools learn about deciduous and evergreen trees.
  • Education through Expedition will be taking classes along for a virtual journey to Iceland to teach them about this region.
  • Choose2Matter is asking schools and teachers to share examples of creative ways of learning with one another.

Teachers can sign up for free on the Skype in the classroom website.

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