Friday, February 1, 2013

Mystery Skype

Mystery Skype has hit classrooms worldwide and if you teach Social Studies might prove to be an engaging interaction to offer to your students.
Basically, teachers connect with another class somewhere in the world.  They then determine a time for their classes to Skype with each other and offer clues as to where they live.  Students must piece together clues to determine the location of the call. 
There are a variety of jobs in preparing for the skype call and during the skype call that allow for each student to be actively involve with the conversation even though they may not be speaking at the time. 
Mystery Skype also provides the opportunity for a little global interaction and communication that a class may not ordinarily have with the outside world.  On top of all that, it's fun.
Read more about it in Learning and Leading with Technology.

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