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!
First and Second Grade Teachers: For close reading/reading comprehension passages, would you prefer a 50/50 split of fiction and nonfiction (informational text) or more nonfiction? ... See MoreSee Less
First and second-grade teachers: I keep getting requests to make a primary version of my Text Time close reading passages. What do you think of this draft page (click on the picture to make it bigger)? This is a second-grade passage. The first-grade one would be similar, but easier. The questions would stay the same. Would you use this? Is there anything that should be changed? Just to make this a little more fun, tomorrow morning, I will randomly pick one comment and give that person a $10 TpT gift card. ... See MoreSee Less