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May 31, 2017

A call for scientists to register for Skype a Scientist

Skype a Scientist matches scientists with classrooms around the world. Scientists will Skype into the classroom for 30-60 minute Q and A sessions that can cover the scientist’s expertise or what it’s like to be a scientist.


October 22, 2013

Skype in the Classroom – Exploring Oceans

Inspired by Fabien Cousteau’s record-breaking Mission 31 expedition, starting November 1st, Skype in the Classroom will set sail on a month-long exploration of the oceans with Skype lessons from marine scientists and oceanographers from all over the world. Learn more at: Teachers (it looks like it is designed for K-12 audiences) can take students on the “ultimate field trip” and learn about everything from deep sea creatures that glow in the …


March 19, 2011

Once, twice, three times Skype in one day!

Friday, March 18, was a record day for me – with Skype, that is.My morning began Skyping (is this even a word?) with Callan Bentley (@callanbentley) at North Virginia Community College (and allow me to put in a plug for…


February 12, 2011

Skype with

Friday, February 11, 2011 – the day I brought Skype into my classroom! I’m teaching an honors course this semester, EARTH 111U – Water: Science and Society. It is a general education course designed for non-science majors. One of my…


February 6, 2011

Absent Students Want to Attend Traditional Classes via Webcam

Something I’m still thinking about… not that I want my students to start ‘beaming’ in via a webcam to my classes, but I will be using Skype this week in the classroom for the first time. I have a guest…