Skype with Russia: It's quiztime
I am still looking for classrooms to do a Mystery Skype Call.
However, this would need a partner school that we don't know about so far, and that doesn't know about us.
Meanwhile we have already a few partner schools, so inspired by Richard we held a Skype with mystery~A Quiz session!
The lesson before the quiz Julia's kids prepared 10 questions about Russia, and I prepared 10 questions about Japan with my students.
Then Julia and I exchanged those questions, and gave each kid 1-2 questions to be in charge of and prepare (reading, write it on a big paper)
Let's start the quiz!
For example in this picture the girl was in charge of:
"What do Russian schoolchildren NOT take to school with every day?"
(there were 7 items for choice and 2 needed to be figured out)
One other girl from my class (front right) had to answer this question.
If she could>>20 points!
If she couldn't, she was allowed to say: "I don't know. I need help" and go to her friends in the back to get their opinion and help.
If she could answer it now>>10 points!
If the answer was wrong BUT the player had used all the English and asked for help and worked on it, she still got 5 points.
It was amazing to see how the kids worked together and tried to figure things out on their own:
My goal as a teacher is since 2 years to pull back as much as I can and let the kids come out. Let them struggle, let them work together, becoming independent from me.
I think for many teachers this is a difficult task, as at so many times we have to be present and have to obviously guide, especially at the very beginning of new classrooms;
however, this time I am really proud of myself.
There were a few technical problems (unfortunately we didn't get a picture in the second half), but besides of those I stayed away out of the teaching space.
The result was a draw: 40:40!
And there was no time to figure out a winner, so we will have to go on and make a decisive race soon!
Well, tomorrow I will write about the next step of Skype projects! This is super exciting, don't forget to check!
6 月 2020