|Awesome Mystery Skype with Ms. Partain's Class!|
background information and descriptions of the possible roles they would have, thanks to some fantastic resources within the Mystery Skype website and resources at Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano's Langwitches Blog. I then established a back channel for each group using Today's Meet. This was the forum to share questions with the interview team.
I then organized my students into teams: research teams, interview team, blog team and scribe. I provided job descriptions for each group as well. Once we were set we made the call! My students LOVED the experience and are ready for another one. They also want to stay connect with the classes we met. It was a fantastic day and the benefits far outweighed the risks. Taking time away from our regular routine was refreshing, and this is an experience that they will not soon forget. Many thanks to Jodie Dienhammer (@jdeinhammer) for organizing our collaboration group and special thanks to Ms. Deinhammer's 7th grade students and Ms. Meggan Partain's (@Partain_Science) 8th grade class.
Our blogging teams were doing their behind the scenes work, while the call occurred. You can enjoy one group's blog below!
Today we took part in a Global Collaboration Day Mystery Skype. We have never blogged before so this is totally new to us. We already know to be more detailed in the future, but at least we gave it a try! We called a mystery classroom and asked them questions to try to figure out where they were located. We had a couple technical difficulties at first, but after fixing some sound problems we got right into the interview. We would ask the other class a question and when the answer was no, they would then ask us questions. We asked if they were located on the East Coast, and near the Gulf of Mexico.
We also had an interview team that asked our Mystery Skype questions.
We found out that they are located in San Antonio, Texas!