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What's the Mystery with Mystery Skype?

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Participate and share : Poster

Sunday, November 29, 11:00 am–12:00 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Leticia Citizen  
Amy Storer  

People's Choice winner. Collaboration. Communication. Critical Thinking. Student-Led. Global Connections. Authentic Experiences. Your students can experience this and so much more through activities such as Mystery Skype and Mystery Number. Come join the session to learn more about how to get started and to participate in a Mystery Skype in real time!

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Not necessary, but a Skype in the Classroom account might be useful.
Topic: Communication & collaboration
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Social studies, Math
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
For Educators:
  • Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community.
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Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Attendees will be introduced to Skype in the Classroom which will lead into an overview of Mystery Skype and Mystery Number. We will highlight how each of the games and Skype in the Classroom allows classrooms to connect with others to build on our knowledge of the world around us and to amplify the importance of connecting for the greater good. We will end the session with a live Mystery Skype with someone in the US or even abroad!


The participants will learn about how to get started with Skype and games such as Mystery Skype and Mystery Number. I will share tips and tricks, and then we will wrap up the session by participating in a game of Mystery Skype in real time. About 1/4 of the presentation will have a focus on the how and why, and then the remainder of the time with playing a game of Mystery Skype. This will give attendees an hands-on and authentic experience about this awesome and meaningful tech integration.

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Leticia Citizen, Hawthorne School
Amy Storer, Montgomery ISD

Amy Storer is an instructional coach and lead technology integration mentor in Montgomery, Texas. She is a distinguished educator that encourages and motivates others to reach far beyond the classroom walls to make learning more meaningful and inspiring. She has a true passion for purposeful technology integrations and global connections.

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