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 Mystery Location Call

formerly known as Mystery Skype because you can also use Google Hangouts too.

Our book (by @wkrakower @plnaugle @cybraryman1) features Mystery Location Calls:

Connecting Your Students with the World:
Tools and Projects to Make Global Collaboration Come Alive, K-8

Connecting Your Students with the World: Book Review by @coolcatteacher

Mystery Location Call Mavens


Teacher Notes 
When I first heard about Mystery Skype calls I was intrigued. What a great idea to connect two classes in different parts of the country or world.  My Social Studies background had me envisioning the use of a big map as the children asked location questions.  What a great way to learn about different places in the world and connect with other students.

I have been honored to be a Mystery Location participant where students and teachers had to guess where I was located.  I try to throw some curveballs their way by saying my state has two time zones or we have "a republic" in the southernmost portion of our state.

Below is a picture of the Google Hangout group I was a part of for a couple of years.  We hung out regularly and some of the best Mystery Location mavens were among us.

@wkrakower @dandanscience @TeacherCast @cybraryman1 @MissBamberger @kimpowelledtech @plnaugle

Using Mystery Skype to Bring the World into Your Classroom @Jim_dEntremont

Mystery Jobs page

Mystery Questions page   

Google Hangouts Page

Skype Page

Time Zones

Try to have several clocks in the classroom showing different time zones.

The World Clock Meeting Planner

The World Clock Time Zones