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Go Live at School with Facebook

Posting to our school on Facebook page gives us an instant reach into our local community and beyond.  Feedback comes quickly with likes and comments on images and events. Teachers can have their own class Facebook pages to celebrate the activities that take place in their classroom.

Facebook Live takes it a step forward.  Think about broadcasting live on Facebook the Christmas concert, graduation ceremonies, sporting events, band performances or the school plays.  Our seats are full for these events but what about the grandparents, uncles and aunts and close friends that can’t be there who live in the next city or across the country  Many of these people are already following our school on Facebook and would be excited to watch these live events.

The process is easy to do and you can stream live to Facebook through your computer or your phone. Here’s a link to the Facebook Publishing Tools for live video. For the mobile live stream on your iPhone or Android device try this page at Facebook Live. Here are some great tips for going live on Facebook:

  • Tell people ahead of time when you’re going to broadcast

  • Go live when you have a strong connection

  • Write a compelling description before going live

  • Ask your viewers to follow you and receive notifications when you go live

  • Say hello to commenters by name and to respond to their comments

  • Broadcast for longer periods of time to reach more people

  • Be creative and go live often!

Check out the more detailed list here.

Check out the videos below to show you how to live stream on Facebook either on your computer with OBS or your phone.