Mystery Skype!

On Thursday last week, we competed in our first ever game of MYSTERY SKYPE!

 

Mystery Skype is a game played over the video calling program Skype between two classes. We don’t know where the other class is and have to ask big questions to narrow down their location. We had to be so secretive that the people who were appearing in front of the camera had to turn their jumpers inside out so that the other school wouldn’t see our school logo!

Each person in the class was given a specific job to take on. The jobs and their responsibilities were;

  • Greeter – greets the class, goes over the rules for the game. May give a brief description of our class without giving away details.
  • Questioners – Ask the questions given to them
  • Answerer – Answers questions from the other class
  • Google Mappers – Use Google Maps to generate questions and narrow down where the other school is
  • Think Tank – Listen to the questions already asked and generate new questions
  • Note Takers / Reporters – take notes on what’s happening in the room and on the video call. Write a blog post from their notes.
  • Tweeter – sends out tweets from the class account as we are playing the game
  • Filters – decide which questions should be asked and hand them to the Questioners

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We took turns in asking questions of the other class. Every time we got a ‘Yes’ answer, we were allowed to ask another question.

Eventually, we got down to the final questions. We started asking which school they could be…

We found out they were Holy Spirit Primary School in Ringwood North!

We won our first Mystery Skype!

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Thank you to the wonderful 5/6B class at Holy Spirit for participating in our very first Mystery Skype. We are so keen to do another one soon!

What do you think went well in our first Mystery Skype? What didn’t work? Would you like to do another Mystery Skype? Have you ever participated in a Mystery Skype before?