We were very lucky to do a mystery skype this week. A mystery skype is where you connect with other people via skype and ask a range of questions to gather enough information to form an answer to the big question. We were able to skype Ibu Eliza and Pak Pahot, who are two Indonesian teachers currently visiting Australia as part of the BRIDGE project. The students were asked to use maps and ask Ibu Eliza and Pak Pahot a series of geographical questions to try and work out where they lived in Indonesia.
Each student greeted the two teachers and then introduced themselves in Indonesian, for example;
“Selemat siang Ibu Eliza dan Pak Pahot. Nama saya….Harry”
“Good morning Ibu Eliza and Pak Pahot. My name is …Harry”
They then went on to ask their question. Some of the questions included;
Do you live in the Northern hemisphere? Ya
Do you live in Sumatra? Ya
Are you surrounded by land? Tidak
Do you live near the sea? Ya
Do you live near Aceh? Ya
The students took turns in asking our guest these questions and were very excited when they finally discovered they lived in Medan!
Below are some photos of our class during the Mystery Skype. Thank you to our photographer Harry, whom took these photos!
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Pak Pahot & Ibu Eliza on our smartboard
using the map of Indonesian to try to locate where they lived.
Narrowing it down to the Northern hemisphere
Listening to their answers
Now looking at the island of Sumatra
Ebony recorded all the questions for us
Looking at Sumatra
Pak Pahot showed us their traditional costume
Terima kasih Pak Pahot dan Ibu Eliza!
Once we had discovered where Pak Pahot and Ibu Eliza lived, we then used the rest of our skype time to learn more about Medan by asking them some more questions. The students then wrote a short paragraph about what they had learned and we have shared some of these below;
Today we skyped Ibu Eliza and Pak Pahot. We found out where they live. Pak Pahot’s sport is basketball and badminton and his favourite food is beef and noodles. Ibu Eliza’s hobby is travelling. Pak Pahot plays a guitar and an angklung. They live in Medan, Sumatra. by Lincoln
Today we skyped Bu Cathy, Ibu Eliza and Pak Pahot. We had to find out where they lived. It was hard work we finally found it. It was Medan! Then we asked them what do they have there. We found out that Pak Pahot’s street was called Learning Street and Ibu Eliza’s street was Maren Street. It is very hot in Medan. By Kai
We started to find out where they lived and we found out they lived in Medan. To work it out we were in groups of two and put our hands up if we wanted to ask Pak Pahot or Ibu Eliza a question. As well we found out that Pak Pahot’s favourite food is noodles and fish. Pak Pahot also has a dog and a fish. We also asked them if Pak Pahot has seen a volcano and he has! But it is about two hours away. As well Ibu Eliza has seen a volcano. Pak Pahot has a child called Michael who is only nine months old. What we learnt from Pak Pahot and Ibu Eliza is that Pak Pahot plays basketball and badmintion. By Sasha
Today we skyped Pak Pahot and Ibu Eliza. It was fun and they lived in Medan. Their favourite animals are a fish, a dog and there were volcanoes nearby. Pak Pahot has also seen one! The water that they swim in there is warm. Ibu Zliza has been to Thailand, Sydney and Melbourne. The island they live on is called Sumatra. By Brandon.
They live in Medan. They like reading books and travelling. It takes two hours to get to a volcano from where Pak Pahot lives. The sea near were they live is hot. They live on the island of Sumatra. Pak Pahot has seen a volcano erupt, he said it was a bit scary! Their houses are made of concrete and bricks. The street he lives on is called Learning Street. By Poppy.
We would like to say a very special thank you to our wonderful Indonesian teacher Bu Cathy for creating the opportunity to make this happen and a big thank you to our ICT support officer, Darryn for all his work behind the scenes to ensure all the technical equipment and software was working. Also terima kasih Pak Pahot dan Ibu Eliza for letting us skype them and embracing the experience. Bagus sekali!