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Mystery Skype – where in the world?

Today we took another step into Mystery Skype, a brilliant way to practice geography and map skills by live skyping someone from somewhere in the world, but not knowing where they are. Intrigued? We were too, but the children in Clover and Lotus class, who I was working with today, turned super sleuths. More information on #MysterySkype can be found on our website

Armed with atlases, Chromebooks and Laptops to access Google maps and a good level of questioning skill were able to narrow down our new acquaintance and Microsoft Innovative Expert, Ms Chaba to Gurgaon in India. What a fun time we had, along with some fabulous international learning and a good sharing of knowledge and facts as Ms Chaba kindly allowed us to ask her some questions in order to learn more about her home country. Our huge thanks to Ms Chaba for hosting and for a fun and enjoyable afternoon. Here we are in action today:

Mystery Skype

Today was our first step into mystery skyping, a brilliant way to practice geography and map skills by live skyping a class from somewhere in the world, but not knowing where they are. Intrigued? We were too, but the children in Orchid class, who I was working with today, turned super sleuths.

Armed with atlases, Chromebooks to access Google maps and a good level of questioning skill were able to narrow down our friends in Ms Miller’s class to Dodge City in Kansas, USA. What a fun time we had, along with some fabulous international learning and a good sharing of knowledge and facts. Our huge thanks to Ms Miller and her class for a fun and enjoyable afternoon. Here we are in action today. Thanks Tom for being chief photographer: