Saturday, January 10, 2015

Mystery Hangout!



On February 3, our class is going to participate in a "Mystery Hangout"! We will be using Google+ Hangouts on Air to meet with another class somewhere in the world. During the visit, each class will try to guess where the other class is located (what city) by asking a series of questions. All questions must be ones that can be answered with a "yes" or "no." After the first 20-25 minutes, each class will also offer clues if the places haven't yet been identified. Also, once you guess the other class's location and vice versa, you will have a chance to share something about your class, school, and blogs, and invite the other class members to read and comment on your blogs. 

Here are some examples of Mystery Hangouts:
Example 1
Example 2
Example 3

Some question ideas from "Mrs. Morgan's Superstars" blog:

Possible Mystery Skype Questions:
1. Is your continent in the Eastern/Western Hemisphere?
2. Is your continent in the Northern/Southern Hemisphere?
3. Is your continent near the Atlantic/Pacific/Indian/Arctic Ocean?
4. Is your continent N. America/S. America/Africa/Europe/Asia/Australia/Antarctica?
5. Is it a big/small country?
6. Do you speak English/Spanish as a first language?
7. Is it very hot in summer and cold in winter?
8. Is it north/south/east/west of………..?
9. Does your country border another country?
8. Are there mountains in your country?
9. Does your country have a coastline?
10. Is ………………….the capital of your country?
11. Does your state/province border?
12. Is your country/state/province north/south/east/west of?
13. Is your city in the north/south/east/west of your country/state/province?
14. Is your city the capital of your country/state/province?
Don't start off with questions that are too specific, such as "Are you in California?" or "Are you in Mexico?" Start with more general questions, then move to more specific.
Some rules:
  • Speak in Spanish
  • Ask only yes/no questions
  • Don't wear clothes that identify where we are
  • Don't give away gratuitous clues
  • Don't have cross conversations
  • Don't ask Mrs. Lofton or Sra Rossell for clues
  • Always be polite