In one of my previous blogs, I explained that I was a big proponent of Social Media being used within the classroom environment. With the new Facebook feature of being able to Live Stream directly from your News Feed, every classroom across America should now have an account!
*Note: this is currently for the IOS App only and will not run on a Facebook Page or Facebook Group. These will be coming soon.
Picture this scenario: Your students have been working on a major project for the past few days and will be presenting to the class next Monday. Before you leave for the day, you log into your Facebook account and let specific followers (like parents) know that you will be streaming live from your classroom next Monday at 10am.
As you go live for each presentation on Monday, you can enter the title of the group presenting, viewers can comment on the video and then, afterwards, it is posted to your News Feed as a Status Update. It also gives you the option of saving to your camera roll, so that you have another copy of the video.
Each of the viewers can interact with the video and comment, creating a spontaneous online conversation that benefits parents and students. You also don't have to worry about the content of those live comments, because you are the only one to see them on your phone. They are not saved in the finished video that is posted, nor in the one you save to your camera roll.
If you'd like training on how to use this new feature in your classroom, just contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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