Share Your Holiday Program Using Periscope

Periscope is the latest and greatest in social media tools! It allows you to live stream video to followers. Followers are able to log in live or they can view the recorded video for up to 24 hours. Periscope describes their product: "It may sound crazy, but we wanted to build the closest thing to teleportation. While there are many ways to discover events and places, we realized there is no better way to experience a place right now than through live video. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but live video can take you someplace and show you around."

In educataion, this would be super useful for broadcasting holiday concerts for parents who might not be able to leave work to attend. In addition, it would be a great tool for sharing out class presentations, celebrations, or live demos of how to do homework.

Download the periscope app and give it a try – make sure your parents know your handle so they can find your feed! 

Dani Sloan

Dani Sloan is a technology specialist with an expertise in using social media in the classroom. She is also an Instructor at the University of Utah teaching technology integration in classrooms to pre-service teachers. Dani was also a member of the organizing committee for Utah’s first EdCamp. Before working for the Utah Education Network, she was a fourth grade teacher at a Title I school and then a school technology specialist for Granite School District. I have a B.S. in Elementary Education and a M.Ed in Instructional Design and Educational Technology from the University of Utah. Dani is enthusiastic about sharing new online tools, using iPads and Chromebooks in classrooms, and learning to unplug at home. While I am and always will be an "apple person," Chromebooks are starting to steal a piece of my heart.

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