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Skype Partners with DonorsChoose.org to Wire Classrooms | Education News

Posted in Uncategorized by Lia Sant on March 22, 2012

Via Scoop.itSchooL-i-Tecs 101

Skype plans to donate $250,000 to teachers to purchase equipment for their students to use to communicate with schools around the world.

 

Palo Alto, California-based Skype has partnered with DonorsChoose.org and committed to donate up to $250,000 to allow teachers to wire up their classrooms with interactive chat and voice technology. The teachers who request it, will have access to money to spend on digital equipment such as laptops, tablets and webcams in order to allow students to participate in classroom experiences not bounded by school walls. The collaboration is part of the company’s Skype In the Classroom initiative to wire up one million classrooms across the globe.

Via www.educationnews.org

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