Monday, September 14, 2015

First Mystery Skype of 2015 - 2016

In third grade this year we are learning all about the United States. One of the ways we learn about the United States is to participate in Mystery Skypes with other classrooms.

What is a Mystery Skype?

A Mystery Skype is a problem solving game. Two classrooms set up a Skype call to each other. They do not tell each other where they are located. Students need to ask yes or no geography questions to figure out where the other class is.

It teaches geography, problem solving skills, critical thinking, and helps us to learn about other classrooms in other parts of the country. 

Watch the video below to see our first Mystery Skype in action!

We will be keeping track of all of our Skypes on the Mystery Skype page on the tab along the top of the blog. Check back and look at the map to see the different places around the country--and perhaps around the world--that we have been able to Mystery Skype with this year!

We would love to hear what you think about Mystery Skype. Share in the comment section below!


  1. From Selena (and Anna and Ella--sisters):

    That was awesome!
    I loved the video especially the music!
    It was good and cool graphics!

    Looking forward to the next one!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. It was a lot of fun doing the Mystery Skype. Everyone did a great jobtes, especially considering it was our first time. It will be fun to see how much we improve as we learn more about the United States!

  2. I thought it was a really neat idea and Shiloh loved it.

    1. Everyone did such a great job! The entire class jumped right in to narrow down which was the right state based on the clues. We will get better and better at it the more we do.

  3. That looks like so much fun! I wish they had technology like that when I was in school. Can't wait to hear who you talk to next!!
    From Lisa Howlett

    1. It's great to use technology as a fun learning tool. It allows us to do things that we couldn't do just a little bit ago and is an exciting way to learn. We have more Mystery Skypes coming in the next few weeks. Keep checking the map on the Mystery Skype tab.

    2. That looks like a blast! What a fun mystery. Meredith has family in Ohio.

  4. I loved dot day it was so much fun!!!
    i liked how my shirt came out.

  5. i love mystery skypes there so fun i hope
    we do more later on in the school year!


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