Automatically Saving/Archiving All Your Periscope Broadcasts
Periscope is a free app you can download to live-stream video and share with the world. This summer I’ve shared interviews with keynote speakers from conferences I’ve attended, brief “how-to” tutorials, and even fun, personal moments. Just yesterday I was able to view a Periscope a keynote speaker in New Jersey as I was sitting in my classroom in Michigan. It was great to be a part of the conference, virtually, even if just for a moment. Sometimes those highlights are “just the right amount of time.”
As an educator, there are a variety of ways to use Periscope in the classroom. I’ve been in several conversations with others about creative uses. Some are even discussing how this can be a beneficial tool for students, more so than teachers. What are your thoughts? Have you used Periscope in the classroom? What about the data/privacy piece? Should it be used more simply for professional learning? Lots to think about… which is why I haven’t written a “How to Use Periscope in the Classroom” post. I’m just not ready to “go there yet.” However, at the end of last year, I did Periscope my students using Kahoot. It was too precious not to share their enjoyment with the world. When doing so, I was careful to only capture the educational content. For example, I didn’t video the student’s faces. Instead, I filmed the SMART Board and the energy of the room. After all, that is what I was showcasing: educational artifacts and technology integration in real time – not my adorable students.
It seems like each day there is a new tool to use. I hear about these great resources, but I rarely have time to actually give them a try. It isn’t until I encounter a problem that I really stop and take the time to figure out what I should have done differently. Because I was bummed about missing a Periscope today, I paused to take the time to set up a system where this wouldn’t happen again.
Sadly, this isn’t the first time this has happened. This summer, I Periscoped my co-presenter sharing an important segment of our session. The broadcast should have saved to my camera roll; however, my storage on my iPhone was too full. Because I didn’t realize this, the video expired after 24 hours in Periscope Land and was gone forever.
I believe “If something is worth sharing, it is worth saving.” Therefore, I appreciate the service Katch.me so that all of my Periscope broadcasts can automatically be saved to my account. It was free and easy to set up. Honestly, it was the easiest service I have ever set up. Ever. It took about three seconds. I encourage you to watch my brief Periscope above to see more about this service. Thank you Tony Vincent for sharing it with me this summer as I tuned in live to a session you were hosting across the country. Talk about anytime, anywhere learning!
Connect with me on Periscope and Twitter: @KleinErin
View my saved Periscope videos from Katch.me: Katch.me/KleinErin
*Keep in mind, I just started
Thanks for reading, Erin