We're Live! The ins and Outs of Live Broadcasting

June 2016

With a press of a button, you can be broadcasting live video to the world. Periscope, Meerkat, and Blab are three popular (and free) live streaming apps, and they are full of potential. Similar to Twitter, you choose who to follow, and you receive notifications when that person starts a broadcast. People who tune in live can type comments so that the broadcaster can interact with the audience.

Educators can jump in on broadcasts about topics like classroom management, setting up centers, or the latest apps. Teachers can step into other teachers’ classrooms and take a tour and ask questions. You might even catch live streams from conferences, workshops, and edcamps. Let’s compare the major live streaming apps, view clips from example broadcasts, discover who to follow, and brainstorm the best educational uses for live broadcasting.


Find Tony Vincent on Periscope at periscope.tv/tonyvincent. Click the Periscope Broadcasters button below for a list of many more educators to follow.


Check out my 360 degree video of my Periscope setup (which uses much of the same equipment). Open the link in the YouTube mobile app or in Chrome on the desktop to be able to pan around the video.