Just a quick post to let you all know that I am on Periscope! You can find me on Periscope @ RachelLynette. I will try to do 4-6 broadcasts a week, roughly around 4:00 Pacific/7:00 Eastern. Most of my scopes will be teaching related: tips, strategies, freebies, and fun giveaways too! On Friday nights, I will do something fun and not teacher related because you know…it’s the weekend!
New to Periscope?
It’s super easy to log on and join the fun. Just grab the App for your Smartphone or tablet. You can use your twitter log-in or start a brand new account. As far as I know, Periscope is all about mobile devices. There may be a way to log in from a computer, but I don’t know it (if you do, please share in the comments). Once you have an account, come find me. Soon, you’ll find other teachers to follow too!
When you follow someone, you will get alerted every time that person makes a broadcast (if you don’t like the sound alert, you can easily turn that off in your settings). You can watch the broadcast live or watch it on replay for 24 hours. After 24 hours, it disappears. The cool thing about Periscope is that broadcasts are interactive. You can write in questions and comments and the person doing the broadcasting can respond! You can also tap the screen to send hearts, which is just a way to say you like what you are seeing.
Here is what I will be doing later today. Actually, this will probably happen about ten minutes early today, but if you miss the beginning, you can catch it on replay.
You can also make broadcasts yourself (but you don’t have to, it’s fine just to watch other people’s). It is super easy and super fun! Hope to see you soon!
I will be at ISTE in San Antonio next week. If you are going, I would love to chat with you! I will be mostly attending sessions, but also vending for Boom Learning in the Start Up Pavilion. ... See MoreSee Less
If you own this set of task cards (as well as several others) you can now get the digital Boom Cards version for free! Just download the product from you purchases page to get the link. I have added digital options to several of my sets, so be sure to see if you own one. Your students will LOVE it!
These 32 short passage drawing conclusions task cards are a great way to practice inference, which can be one of the trickier reading strategies. The multiple choice format makes them ideal for test prep. Students can use these cards individually at a center