Session Number T2-03

2016 Session
Mystery Skype: Connecting & Engaging Students
Jessica Wentworth, 5th Grade Teacher, Stratham Memorial School

Level: Beginner
Grades: K-5, 6-8
In this session participants will explore the value and power of a Mystery Skype or a Mystery Google Hangout. Session participants learn why this video call is such a worthwhile experience that not only develops an understanding of geography, but also promotes communication and critical thinking skills. Participants learn how to set one up and how to scaffold the experience so their students are in charge and take ownership before, during, and after the call. Hear from 5th grade students about how participating in a Mystery Skype is a fun and exciting experience and a powerful learning tool.