I'm sorry you haven't heard from me in a couple of weeks - back to school is just so crazy busy! My to-do list is still pretty long, but I am taking a quick break to let you know about two things - #teacherweek15 and Periscope.
Teacher Week 2015 starts THIS WEEK! It will be my first time participating as a blogger, although I have enjoyed reading others' posts the last couple of years. If you aren't sure exactly what it is, you can head over to Blog Hoppin' to check it out. Basically, it is a fun way to get to know a whole bunch of other teachers from all over the world. Each day, participating teachers will post on their blog, Instagram, Facebook and/or Periscope about a specific topic. Here are this year's topics :
Don't forget to check back all week long to learn more about me and my classroom! :)
Now, you may be asking yourself about Periscope and what that is.
There are so many social media platforms out there now, and everyone knows about Instagram and Facebook, but fewer people know about Periscope. But you should DEFINITELY check it out!!! Teachers are taking Periscope by storm! Basically, Periscope is a video platform that lets you watch live videos from all over the world, as they happen. Kind of like live TV! So, you can follow your favourite teachers, and when they are ready to share something, you get a notification on your phone and you can watch their video. If you are busy, you have 24 hours to catch the replay before the video deletes. If you watch live, you can ask questions in the comments section and leave hearts for the broadcaster to show that you like what they are saying. I have been watching lots of teachers for the past few weeks, and I must say that it is like one big PLC! I have learned organization tips (one of my weaknesses haha), work-life balance tips, how to make a pocket chart holder out of PVC pipes, classroom management tips, and more! After my weeks of just watching and not broadcasting, I think that I am ready to try my own broadcast! And it will be coming during Teacher Week 2015, so if you aren't on Periscope yet and want to see me (and maybe my classroom!), get on it! Just click the picture above to sign up. My username is @mmeandrea_ (the same as my Twitter username). I hope to "see" you soon!