Connection with the Outside World

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.

Learn Skype a Scientist

(go to 11 minutes into the video--this is more on using Skype projects in the classroom)

Mystery Skype is a 45-60 minute critical thinking challenge that your class takes part in while Skyping with another class somewhere else in the world. Your students' goal is to guess the other school's location (country, state, city, school name) before they guess yours. We do this by asking yes and no questions.

Learn Mystery Skype

An award-winning social network for global citizenship, Taking it Global connects over 3200 schools in 136 countries with exciting collaborative global projects. Focused primarily on young people over the age of 13, the company promotes global awareness and understanding between cultures. It gives young people around the world the opportunity to connect and mobilize on an international scale, to join forces on important issues and create collaborations and campaigns.

Learn TakingIT Global

(more of an introduction)