We’re Celebrating All Things Literacy!

Skype Classroom and LiteracySkype in the Classroom is excited to launch a program dedicated to bringing you new ways to engage your students. Our “Skype inspires literacy” program features our first themed content campaign built around reading, writing and digital literacy. You can invite an author or illustrator into your class via Skype, find exclusive partner content celebrating literacy and discover hundreds of lessons designed by teachers just like you. From early learners to young adults, you will find tools to author e-books, create amazing writing projects and a few surprises along the way.

Don’t miss this opportunity to bring in published authors, illustrators and industry professionals who are ready to schedule a call with your class today. Please take a moment to watch this video and learn more about our guest speaker program. Bringing in an author via Skype is a great way to celebrate World Read Aloud Day on March 4th and join the global movement focused on creating a community of readers.

In this campaign we are also launching a unique way to challenge your students to think big. We’re teaming up with TED 2013 Prize Winner Sugata Mitra and Newcastle University for the Big Question of the Day. Everyday we’ll post a new “big question” from thought leaders including TED fellows, astrobiologists, anthropologists and more. Then, your students can research the topic, form their own opinion and share their conclusion with other participants.

We know that literacy is a top priority for educators and we are dedicated to creating experiences on Skype in the Classroom that can help elevate the learning environment you so generously create for your students. However, we can’t do it without you. Please share with friends and colleagues, post a lesson and let us know on Twitter how things are going.

Happy reading, writing and researching.

Your friends at Skype in the Classroom