I was intrigued whenever I saw Snapchat Spectacles. For those that are not familiar with Snapchat Spectacles, they are sunglasses with a built-in camera that takes ten second video clips. They are a little pricy at $129 and then I also had to buy some clear lenses for $29. You can find clear and prescription lenses for the Spectacles at GlassesUSA.com
Snapchat videos offer other people the ability to look into our classroom and see learning from their perspective. The built-in microphone allows the viewer to hear discussions, thinking, and view students working and learning.
Each day we have Snapchat Student of the Day that wears the glasses and records insights into our room.
Students have a list of options of different things they might want to highlight throughout the day. We can up with a list we created together at the beginning of the year. They chose items such as Morning Meeting, reading a book, solving a math problem, having a discussion with a friend. They even decided to share different areas of our room and explain how we use different technology tools. Students can record as little or as much as they would like. Below are some clips that I took when talking about math strategies during conferring.
The videos are synced with the teacher iPad, videos are screened, and then added to our Snapchat Story. It's cool to view the videos because you can turn the phone and see different angles from their perspective.
You can also save the videos and can be shared out on other social media. If you'd like to view our class account, you can at @PREMosbey.