Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I Survived Periscope! ~Chatterpix

Whew! I'm not gonna lie . . . that was stressful! But, F-U-N!
It's the fear of the unknown! 

What's going to happen when I push Start Broadcast?
Am I going to be able to interact with the comments?
Is anyone going to tune in?

Y'all . . . I panicked! I could not remember how to flip the camera! 
My video wouldn't play! Well, at least one of them wouldn't! 
But . . . I did it! and it was fun! 

Love to have you watch the replay . . . you can catch the funny kinder story I shared!

Or . . . keep scrolling for . . . 

Chatterpix is one of my all time favorite apps! This is perfect for the beginning of the school year. 
It is user friendly and no learning curve! No account needed and free!
Just . . .
Snap a picture - add voice - add a few stickers and maybe a frame - save to camera roll!

Here are a few ways to use Chatterpix the first few weeks of school.

Me Dolls! One of our grade levels has their students create Me Dolls. One teacher took it a step further and had her students create a Chatterpix video. She used the format from The Important Book (love this book!) for her students to create a script. Super cute! She downloaded the videos to her Google Drive and created a QR code to have the other students access the video. What a great way for students to get to know each other! Building a class community!

Stephanie, @learninginTX, used it with her students to create fun videos about science tools. 

Students selected a tool and wrote a script from the point of view of that tool. 
She created a script for some of her friends that needed a bit more support. 
Scripts are so important when creating. It helps guide the thinking. Otherwise, you are going to have umpteen bajillion retakes! 

One last idea . . . have student create a My Life in Numbers poster. Students can make these come to life! 

Two more things I shared on my scope this morning . . . 

Y'all . . . mark your calendar! 
Todd Nesloney and Jeff Herb are hosting a #periscopeOut day on August 6th! Educators from across the US are going to scope their school. You can visit schools in TX, AL, AR, CA, OH, IL, NY, LA . .  and more! It's going to be tons of fun! Click {here}to see the schedule of schools! 
My scope will be at noon!

One last thing! Texas Teachers! 
I, along with several others will be hosting an EdCamp in San Antonio on September 26th! Hope you can join us! Free! Prizes! 

Have a fabulous day!
Off to plan my next scope!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for the support! Glad you joined!

  2. I love the idea of using Chatterpix with the science tools. I will use that for sure. Thank you!

    Fit to be Fourth

    1. My pleasure! The students had a great time creating them!

  3. Thanks for sharing. These are great!

    Bring Lit On

  4. WOW! I am so excited to hear about this app! Totally using it this year! Thanks for the idea :)


    1. One of my favorite apps! So many options!