In this blog post, Ariel Schwartz, a senior editor at Co.Exist, writes about the success of Skype in the Classroom, which launched about one year ago. Tony Bates, CEO of Skype, says one of his favorite examples of the technology in action is a project in which a beekeeper gave students a virtual tour while two teachers co-taught the lesson from separate schools, Schwartz writes. "The engagement level of the students went way up," Bates said. "In a video setting, people are more engaged. They know they're being watched."