SkypeRead: STEM + movies + teambuilding

SkypeRead in action: students at a high school in Japan do a read-through with students at a science summer camp in the US. (Video courtesy of Andy Smith.)

SkypeRead was a communication and teambuilding activity for cross-border STEM teams that use English as a working language. (STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics.)

Teams met in a Skype group video call to do a read-through of a movie script, then worked on questions and issues arising from the story.


A presentation inspired by the science-fiction movie “Europa Report”.

With the kind and generous support of Start Motion Pictures, the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Series, and Wes Anderson, we used the scripts of three brilliant movies: “Europa Report”, “Exit Log” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox”.