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Region 8 school plans to "Mystery Skype" entire nation

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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

One Region 8 classroom has made it their goal to visit the entire country in just one year.

But instead of physically traveling to each state, they are making their way across America in a different way.

Region 8 spoke with Erica Sockwell, a sixth-grade teacher at Math & Science Magnet School, to hear about a new trend called “Mystery Skyping.”

Sockwell explained mystery skyping as two educators connecting over social media and agreeing to Skype their classrooms.

The catch is, the students don’t know where the other classroom is from. In order to find out, they have to ask each other yes or no questions.

“Whenever a class finds out where they have mystery skyped,” said Sockwell, “let’s say it’s Texas, then that class will come and grab Texas off of the board, take it back to their classroom, decorate it, do some research, put some fun facts on it and put it back on the board.

That board she was referencing is their “living” bulletin board that keeps track of all of the states they have skyped with so far.

Once it is finished, the bulletin board will be completely full and colorful.

Math and Science’s goal is to have all of the United States covered by the time the school lets out for summer. 

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