I had to go to ISTE to learn about Mystery Skype. You can never be up on all the tech happening in the classroom; now I've added another great engaging learning activity to my bag of tricks! This cool tool gives anyone the capability of experiencing some serious authentic learning in the classroom setting. Learn by taking risks, asking essential questions, study geography, encourage critical thinking and the list goes on! Mystery Skype is an ideal solution for Project Based Learning and preparing our children for the world today and the future. Don't miss this app! Guaranteed to be a big hit among teachers and students - coming from those who have used this service. Best part, it's FREE! Epic possibilities awaiting with Mystery Skype...
Mystery Skype is suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach all subjects, geography, history, languages, mathematics, science, the arts and more.
Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions.
1. Find a class
Join the list and message or tweet teachers you’d like to connect with. Our community is full of teachers who want to arrange Mystery Skype lessons with other classes.
2. Arrange a time
When you’ve found a class you'd like to Mystery Skype with, agree on a date and time for your lesson. Make sure you add each other as Skype contacts before your call.
3. Share your story
We love to see your Mystery Skype stories, photos, and videos. Share them on Twitter by mentioning @SkypeClassroom and using the hashtag #MysterySkype.