Recently I learned about the idea of Mystery Skype. I was into it right away.
Where I got this idea:
"Ditch that textbook"!
If you haven't read it yet, please go for it, sign up on the blog for regular mails or on Twitter. you will be bombarded with excellent ideas, using technology.
As always I wanted to try it out right away, but if possible with a classroom I'm in touch with, at first.
So, I got in touch with Ken.
Unfortunately he doesn't have any adult ESL class at the same time I do, but he offered to do a different Skype Quiz.
So, we connected and my students had to figure out
1. Where he lives in Japan.
2. How we are connected.
3. Where his home country is.
by asking only Yes No Questions.
This was soooo good.
I think for everyone involved. It is a very student focussed lesson, as we teachers say only Yes or No, with no hinting or anything, and they have to think and work together.
So, if anyone of you is interested in doing this, please please let me know in the comments.
This lesson I am talking about right now, is on a Saturday around 6 pm Japanese time, so if you are in a different time zone, it might still work as it is not a working day.
Here is a short video clip:
Hallelujah! Halloween's over!
And, thanks to everyone who left me "alone" for a couple of days, I was able to rest and am back on my feet.
You can get an idea of our event on my Japanese Blog~even without reading, you'll have fun with the pictures.
Would be great to hear which idea you like best.