Periscope. Are you on it? If not, go download the Periscope App and start following your favorite teachers. It is the BEST way to get professional development, y'all! Why? You can watch in your PJ's! Everything is better in pajamas and professional development is no different! We know teachers are the best multi-taskers out there, so while you're watching The Bachelor, catch some Periscope replays during the commercials! It's my favorite way to see what's working in other classrooms and stay on top of current classroom trends.
I've been a scope lurker....just watching everyone else share amazing ideas, for the past several months. But, I've just decided to jump aboard myself. You can catch my first (no-flip) scope here where I share a new favorite app.
My plan is to share a new app with you every Sunday evening at 7:30; hopefully one that you can try out in your classroom that week! You can find me on Periscope (@teachingmaddeness) and follow along! I've got a long list to share! :)
Not sure who to follow once you're on Periscope? Here are a few of my favorite scopers.
Aris has a show called The Paperless Classroom where she scopes about using Google Classroom. This is a hot topic since our classrooms are becoming more and more digital and since Aris has been doing it for years now, she offers valuable tips from her classroom!
I LOVE whenever I catch Jennifer scoping! Her scopes are always entertaining - love a dry sense of humor SO much! She always keeps it real and brings teaching tips that I know will be tried and tested!
There's NO way I could leave out Hope King! If you want to be re-energized about teaching, follow this girl. She brings the energy from The Ron Clark Academy straight through your phone so you can take it back to YOUR classroom. Seriously, she's brilliant and her dedication to the profession is inspiring! You won't want to miss a single scope.
Math is not my thing. I mean, it's okay, but I'm definitely a reading/writing girl at heart. Therefore, I like to keep math gurus close by to keep me fired-up about teaching math. Let me introduce you to Angie. Her Math Motivation Mondays will leave you excited about your math block on Tuesday. :)
Finally, if you just need a dose of happy to get you through the day, Sheila Jane is your girl. She radiates happiness and after watching one of her scopes, you'll pretty much feel like you can conquer the world. Or, at least your classroom. :)
Sheila Jane is also the founder of the iTeachTVNetwork which is where you can see a list of many Periscope shows that air weekly. Think of it as your very own Periscope TV Guide. So, go ahead, kick your feet up and pick out the perfect PD in your PJ's!
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