Saturday, July 11, 2015
If you are doing a broadcast, you can see who joins in and what comments or questions they are posing so you can respond. You can also see how much love your followers are giving you with the flow of hearts on the side of the screen, which is generated by tapping the screen with your finger. Followers usually give you love if they like what you're saying, want to encourage you to keep doing what you're doing, or if they are watching with a four year old by their side...which is typically the case in my scenario...she likes to give lots of love to whomever we are watching!
Want to just be a "creeper peeper" on Periscope first? Go ahead...I mean within reason, of course. Explore on Periscope and see what's being posted around the world. I watched a scope from a woman who was touring the Greek ruins along the Aegean Sea a few days ago. That was so cool. I didn't comment or even tap the screen to give her love, but it allowed me to explore a little before getting started on my own. Plus, broadcasts are available to watch on replay within 24 hours of posting, so even if you don't catch one live you can always replay without worrying about the interaction factor.
There are tremendous possibilities of how to use this app for professional development and in the classroom. Stay tuned to a future blog post that discusses some ideas on what you may be able to do with this app!