Thursday, October 23, 2014

Mystery Hangout

Mrs. Pazos' Zone class will be starting a collaborative blogging activity with two other schools from Canada and Houston, Texas.  So the students could get to know a little bit more about each other, they had a mystery Google Hangout with the school from Canada.  Each student had a job from documenting the hangout, to looking through atlases, to searching Google Earth on the library iPads.  Each class was only allowed to ask yes or no questions to find out more about the location of the other class.  Based on their answers, runners would relay the information to the researchers, who would send back follow up questions to ask.  In the end, both classes figured out the other class' mystery location.  It was a wonderful lesson in geography and research.  

The students will continue to collaborate together through blogging after reading the same book.  Look for posts in the future highlighting some of their blog posts!

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