Starting today - Skype in the Classroom is offering a contest for teachers and students.  http://www.nasdaq.com/article/skypes-new-connected-classroom-sweepstakes-brings-celebrities-virtually-to-students-20120510-01561

  • Describe in 150 words or less the ways they currently use or would use Skype in their classroom

Teachers may submit entries starting today on the Skype in the classroom Facebook page until Thursday, May 24 at 11:59 P.M. EDT, when five winners will be selected at random. Winners will be chosen and notified on Tuesday, May 29 at 2:00 P.M. EDT via email and will be announced publicly on Wednesday, May 30 at 9:00 A.M.EDT. The winning celebrity calls will take place on Wednesday, June 6 between 10 A.M.and 1 P.M. EDT or at the discretion of the celebrity.

With more than 28,000 registered teachers and counting, in over 190 countries, Skype in the classroom has enabled hundreds of thousands of students around the world to take part in valuable shared learning experiences. Skype offers an immediate way to help students discover new cultures, languages and ideas, all without leaving the classroom.

For more information on the Connected Classrooms Sweepstakes, please visit http://education.skype.com or the Skype
in the classroom Facebook page.