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Mystery Skype #mysteryskype

September 7, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments

This month at Woodmen-Roberts we will be participated in a Mystery Skype call with ?????. Our 2nd grade class will be the first ones to try it on Tuesday. The way this works is we call and try to guess where they are in the world. They will ask us Yes/No Questions to determine where we were located (just the state). We then will ask them Yes/No Questions to determine where they were from. We divided the students in groups and each had a different task. Some were Google Mappers, Atlas, Fact Recorders, Photographers (to document our lesson), Greeters/Speakers, and Runners to keep everyone informed of the developments. I have sample questions for the States and the World. Typically, at the beginning of the year, I reserve 40 minutes to an hour for a call. Once students are used to the routine, it is more like 20-30 minutes. This is an amazing 21st Century Lesson. The children are always engaged and excited and they loved learning geography.

How can you get involved? Go to one of these sites where you can sign up:

https://education.skype.com/mysteryskype

http://mysterystate.wikispaces.com/

http://theglobalconnection.wikispaces.com/Mystery+Skype+-+What+is+it%3F

http://hlwskypers.pbworks.com/w/page/36437388/HLWSkypers%20wiki

Happy Skyping!

If you haven’t had a chance to set up a Mystery Skype, I have other classes interested and there are lots of great ideas for this on the web.

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