'Mystery Skype' sessions make critical thinking fun for Signal Mountain Middle/High class

During a recent Mystery Skype session, Kaid Boehm asks students in a Canadian classroom questions to help his Signal Mountain Middle School Computer Technology and Design class be the first to guess the other school's location as teacher Hayley Wood looks on.
photo During a recent Mystery Skype session, Kaid Boehm and Hannah Parker ask students in a Canadian classroom questions to help their Signal Mountain Middle School Computer Technology and Design class be the first to guess the other school's location.

Students in Signal Mountain Middle/High School teacher Hayley Wood's Computer Technology and Design class have been using student-led "Mystery Skypes" with other classrooms across the globe to improve their geography and critical-thinking skills through technology.

A Mystery Skype involves students in two classrooms located in different parts of the world using Skype to communicate with one another, with each classroom taking turns asking the other "yes" or "no" questions with the goal of being the first to correctly guess the other's location.

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