The Mystery Skype was so fun, I talked Mr. Prentice's first period class into doing a Mystery Skype that Friday. I had seen another teacher looking for a class to connect with, so I went to Mr. Prentice, who had been working with his students on map skills during the first six weeks. Mr. Prentice assigned jobs to his students and I prepared them for the format of the Skype visit. Due to scheduling issues, the students had a "Lunch & Learn" and Skyped during their lunch period.
The Mystery Skype class asked their questions first, and were able to guess that we were located in Texas. The students had been advised to be careful with accents and using "y'all"!! :) Then it was our turn! Mr. Prentice's class used great questioning strategies and map skills to determine Mrs. Parisi's class was located in New York!
Here is a video of the end of the Mystery Skype: