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How’s this for a fun way to learn? Mystery Skype is a new educational game where two classrooms call each other on Skype, and then each tries to guess the location of the other by asking questions. It’s a great way to learn geography, languages, history, and even science and mathematics.
Katy Gartside, a fifth grade teacher at The School at Columbia University, is a true Mystery Skype pro, having completed 30 Skype video calls in less than six months. She and her students love the game so much they created a song and video called “Find Us Maybe.” The Skype Social Good bloggers spoke with Gartside to learn why she introduced her students to Mystery Skype and other ways she plans to use Skype in her classroom. Check it out in the video above, and read the blog post, where you’ll also find tips for teachers who want to participate in Mystery Skype.
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Steve Clarke Microsoft News Center Staff