The 3rd annual Microsoft in Education Skype-a-thon has officially wrapped up for us at school. This fabulous global learning experiences provides students a chance to open their hearts and minds to new people and opportunities for learning. We played Mystery Location, Mystery Number and Mystery Animal.
Playing these games seems pretty easy until you try it! Imagine 20 questions, except you are trying to figure out where in the world the other classroom is located, or what their mystery number or animal is. The object is to figure it out quickly and using smart “juicy” questions. Think questions such as “Does your state border an ocean” instead of “are you in Florida?” to begin the game.
This year we were able to connect with students and teachers in California, Canada, Nigeria, India, Croatia, Georgia, Kentucky, Virginia and other classrooms in our own school district. Here are a few photos of our experiences.