So what this #MysterySkype thing !
Last year I knew about Mystery Skype from Craig Kemp when he was looking for teachers to connect in a fun educational game and he explained that in his blog post
It looked a great idea fun with education best combination but I wanted to make sure that there is a goal, need or a reason to use this tool , and that moment came when my grade 3 students where learning about navigation in class room and it looked a great chance to learn more through Adventure challenge in #Physed
This was an amazing chance and experience as an IB PE teacher integration ( Adventure Challenge ) with class room teacher by technology and social media to educate throw a fun game , WOW
Wait so what is #Mystery Skype ?
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.
It’s suitable for all age groups and can be used to teach subjects like geography, history, languages, mathematics and science.
But Why use #MysterySkype and How can we use it ?
It has totally transformed the way students learn about the world in my class. Not only does it engage students, but it excites teachers to teach a topic that has long been a short sharp look through an atlas and a glossed over part of the curriculum. It is also an excellent way to integrate technology into your class where students develop social skills and culture knowledge or awareness beside 21st Century Skills like research.
Look at my grade 3 video showing Mystery Skype in Action:
You want to know what students learnt from this fun education life experience game dont just ask them and see the glow in their eyes but check that when they reflect it
Below you will find very useful links and ideas to use this great tool , look and adopt , if you need any help you can always find me at @osama13 or join us on Voxer , get the app and join “#Mysteryskype” to see it. I’m physed on Voxer.
Check also the physedmap.com where you can find hundreds of #Physed from around the world happy to connect
One last thing : its called Mysteryskype but I used Google hangouts because I wanted an easy way to save a copy on my youtube channel
There is many video calling apps look what is best for you and the other side you calling
and see what the future looks like where language in no even a barrier
What is Mystery Skype? 7 steps to get started!
Geography Skills Soar With Mystery Skype By Genia Connell
So You Want to Do Mystery Skype? By Pernille Ripp
Assessment of Learning via Skype