Incorporating Mystery Hangouts Into The Classroom

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What is a Mystery Hangout?

A Mystery Hangout is a challenging and fun way to introduce students to online collaboration and communication. The two teachers from different locations around to world organise a video meet up for their classes. During the activity students  take turns asking yes/no questions to help them pinpoint the location of the school. During the activity both teachers remain on the sidelines, allowing the students to manage the process themselves. Depending on the grade, teachers can decide if students guess the country, state or even the home town of the school.

What role will my students have?

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What will a mystery hangout look like?

What are some of the benefits?

  • A great way to meet new people
  • Teamwork and collaborations skills
  • Communication skills –  in groups and across cultural divides
  • Practice geography and general knowledge
  • Develop research skills
  • And many more!

Remember you could organise a normal hangout to share languages, mathematics projects, collaborate on musical compositions and much more!

How can I get started?

Join some of the Hangout communities, read the help files and chat with some teachers who have done a hangout before.

Where can I go to organise a Mystery Hangout?


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Author Description

Jay Thompson