Skype helps students around the world explore remote region of the Arctic

Former school teacher Jamie Buchanan-Dunlop has a passion for education and for ocean science, and he founded the Digital Explorer program to bring his two loves together. He uses Skype to share his Frozen Ocean expeditions with classrooms around the globe.

In April, Buchanan-Dunlop and a team of scientists used Skype to speak with nearly 50 classrooms of all ages live from Svalbard, an area in the Arctic about midway between Norway and the North Pole. More than 3,000 students learned about the importance of this remote region and its delicate ecosystem.

Guest expert calls like these occur all over the world in a range of subjects – environment, history, math and science – with the Skype in the classroom program.

To read more about the Frozen Oceans expedition and resources available to teachers, head over to the Skype Social Good blog

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff