What a wonderful tool for education~~~
You all know, I have been doing many types of Skype projects.
So, what was so special about this 'Mystery Skype'?
The kids learn NATURALLY about geography, science, society and of course language. There is no: 'Listen carefully, this is the earth and this is the sun and the earth moves...' etc. It all just comes together naturally.
Well, I keep this secret for all those who are or (in autumn) will be joining my "Master Course". It's a treat how magically this all works.
And one more difference to the skype so far:
the language is rather limited, yet very very personal in a way that it is all questions the kids are experts in. They know which big mountain or city is close by, or what is a popular food~the other kids don't know, so they are teachers!
Asking each other about their favorite fruit or pet on the other hand or even about their birthday, is something they forget right after the meeting.
keep your eyes open for the timing when it reopens~there are already many requests, so we might close it quickly. And after all the feed back I got from members, I am confident enough now to say:
It is a goldmine!