Mystery Skype is an educational activity, invented by teachers, played by two classrooms on Skype. The aim is to build cultural awareness, critical thinking, and geography skills by guessing the location of the other classroom through a series of questions. It is suitable for all age groups and can be adapted for any subject area. Check it out in action:
Scholastic published a great article on the benefits of Mystery Skype. In this article, you will learn about how teachers have connected with interested classrooms, implemented Skype jobs, generated questions, discussed etiquette and more.
There are many other extensions that could be done with Mystery Skype. Imagine reading the same book as another class and discussing it with students across the world (see: theglobalreadaloud.com/), calculating the distances from place to place in math, or exploring climate and/or weather in science.
Now, find a class and get started!