We love to Mystery Skype! But what is it?
Mystery Skype is an educational game, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype! (It can also be done through the Google Hangout medium.) The aim of the game is to guess the location of the other classroom by asking each other questions. Some examples of these questions are: Are you in the Northern/Southern hemisphere? Are you in mainland Europe? Are you on the east coast? Is your country landlocked?
The classes take it in turns to ask each other questions -
It's suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science. It's especially good for learning geographical terms and using these terms to help narrow down the other class' location.
So far, we've taken virtual visits to the UK, the Bahamas, Spain, the USA, and South Africa -
And we'll be extending our learning into Maths by playing Mystery Number Skype and Mystery Shape Skype!
So, like we say.... we LOVE to Mystery Skype!