Google Hangouts – Mystery

Google Hangouts – Mystery

3 Stripes

Mystery Hangout is a social game played with two groups of students. It’s a mix of Battleships and 20 questions.

1. Two classes prepare by writing clues or questions about their geographical location for the other class.

2. Classes do a G+ Hangout. They take turns giving clues about where they are or asking questions about the location of the other class.

4. The first class to guess the other’s location/mystery number wins.

Use your (teacher) Twitter profile and/or Google+ profile to connect with other classes that may be interested in doing a Mystery Hangout.

  • Post a tweet that says something like the following, with the appropriate group/grade level-based hashtags.
  •  “Looking for a 4th grade class to Mystery Hangout with the week of June 1st-3rd. 1:30-2:30 p.m. CT 
  • Post a connection request on Google+. You can even post in the Mystery Hangout community for (sometimes) faster responses.

*** Always include your timezone on posts.

Earn Your Stripe!

  1. Participate in a Mystery Hangout in the classroom.
  2. Take a screenshot and submit it below.


  • This tool allows students to build networks and customize their learning environments in ways that support the learning process
  • This tool allows students to evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources
  • This tool allows students to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • This tool allows students to engage in positive, safe, legal and ethical behavior online
  • This tool allows students to present content that customizes the message and medium for their intended audience
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  • If students participate in a Mystery Location hangout

Alignment to the ISTE Standards and to SAMR is intended to help teachers understand the roles these technologies have in creating learning experiences. They are not meant to be concrete classifiers. Any other suggestions on the alignment of these may be forwarded to the Instructional Tech Dept. ISTE Standards for Students, ©2016, ISTE® (International Society for Technology in Education), All rights reserved.


People who have earned this:

  • Profile photo of Tara Bova
  • Profile photo of Melissa Winkler