Periscope-A Secondary Scope Series-Back to School






Hi Everyone!

How exciting is this!?!? I am participating in a Secondary Scope Series on Periscope all of August.  I, along with four secondary teachers (Mud & Ink Teaching, Amanda Write Now, Cullom Corner & Bespoke ELA) will be sharing their best tips and strategies for back to school for the whole month of August LIVE on Periscope and in our Facebook group.



#1-Join our Facebook Group to Stay Up-to-Date

First, you are going to want to join our Facebook group to stay tuned to all the goodies, announcements and other fun items.


#2-How Am I Going to Watch the Series?

  • Make sure that you have downloaded our calendar to see when everyone is presenting!

  • Download the app Periscope (you’ll need a Twitter account to do so).  Downloading the app does NOT require you to be a broadcaster!  Certainly you are welcome to start broadcasting yourself, but having the app gives you access to viewing Periscopes from across the globe!
  • On the bottom right corner of the screen, tap the icon of the people.
  • Now, hit the magnifying glass (search) icon and search our hashtag: #secondaryB2S.  Here you will find all of our broadcasts if you ever miss one live!
  • Also, search our usernames and FOLLOW us so that your phone whistles when we go LIVE!

It all begins with Mud & Ink Teaching on August 1st! Woo Hoo!

My first LIVE Periscope will be on August 8th at 6pm CST/7pm EST. I am going to be sharing a GENIUS idea with CLOTHESPINS! I am also going to be sharing a giveaway if you sign up for my newsletter, as well as some other goodies!


TUNE IN! See you then!


So There is a Time When I Should Post?!?! Social Media Tricks for the Most Clicks & Views



Hi Everyone!

I would say over the last three or four months, I have tried to spend a little more time on the social media outlets, getting my name out there, products and so forth. I finally feel comfortable with the products I am selling, so I transitioned my focus to spending more time networking on social media.

 I just became an Instagramer (Proper Noun?), and as I scroll through peoples' feeds, some other teachers have thousands (!!!) of followers.  I keep asking myself, how the heck did they do that! Well, one of my TpT's friends, Jeanine, from Third Grade Giggles and Kristin from Samson's Shoppe, explained to me that there are actual times that are the best times to post! I never had a clue!  Here is some information I found that useful when posting to your social media outlets:

1.  Check out the app, When to Post.  I have it on my iPhone, and it gives me the optimal times of the day to post for Instagram.

2.  According to CoSchedule.com, 80% of American live in CST or the EST, so we have to be aware  of who is either behind us or ahead of us.  Honestly, being an East Coast gal, I never think about the rest of the nation still being in bed when I post!  Who is reading my posts if I am posting at 7am in the morning?!??!

3.  FACEBOOK: 
In addition, the best time to post on Facebook is Saturdays & Sundays, with the highest engagement at 32%, while on Thursdays and Fridays, it is usually an 18% engagement.  What times are the best to post? 9am, 1pm and 3pm.  According to the Huffington Post, people receive their most engagement on Facebook from 1-3pm and 7-9pm.  I am definitely going to be paying attention to  this!

4.  PINTEREST: 
Did you know that the best time to post on Pinterest is between 8-11pm on a Saturday? People receive the most repins during this time.  I never thought about that when I am posting teacher-related material.  I guess people tend to browse when they are sitting on their couch winding down at night.

5. INSTAGRAM:
Best time for Instagram? In the morning (8-9am) on a Monday or a Thursday! 3-4pm is the worst time to post. 


As many of our TpT friends are enjoying the Orlando, I wanted to share a pick-me-up to all, including myself, who are left back.  Here is my FREE Social Media Calendar to help you plan out your posts for the month!


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I hope that this information has been helpful to you! 


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