As many of you know, Mrs. Hesseltine's U.S. History lab is a registered Skype Classroom; therefore, students in 7th Grade U.S. History took part in a Mystery Skype with another classroom somewhere in the world! It was the job of students on both ends of the Skype call to figure out where the other classroom was located using only 20 'yes or no' questions. Students were successful in asking questions, answering questions, and eventually (within a 40 minute class period) narrowing down the partner school's location. Rather than telling you where the other school was located, I think we should keep the mystery going...to find out, you will need to find a primary source (someone who witnessed and/or participated in the Skype call)!
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Mrs. Jennifer Hesseltine teaches United States History at the Malone Middle School in Malone, New York. When not at school, Mrs. Hesseltine can be found researching innovative ways to peak student interest in learning. Mrs. Hesseltine was recently accepted into the first cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators, the education initiative of TED Talks. Mrs. Hesseltine is also a contributing author of the Teaching Channel Blog, and has also contributed ideas to the TED-Ed Blog and Education Week Teacher with Larry Ferlazzo. Contact Mrs. Hesseltine via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via Twitter @jenhesseltine.