Teach at a tech-savvy school? Have access to a webcam? Consider doing a Mystery Skype.
I discovered this brilliant idea via Twitter today. And I do mean, Brilliant!!
Here’s how it works:
-Your class connects with another class somewhere in our nation or world. (Teachers are developing Wikis to help get you connected, links to be added.)
-Each class exchanges ‘yes’ or ‘no’ questions to try to determine the others’ location. (Example: “Are you east of the Mississippi River?”)
-Students work together to create new questions, record responses, and narrow down the location.
Sound cool? I agree and like I said — brilliant!
I’ll add more to this activity idea once I test it out with students and determine how to group kids and assign jobs.
I’ll leave you with an inspiring video of 7th graders in action conducting a Mystery Skype: