online flyers and newsletters
A FREE Web 2.0 tool
Applications for Education
•Video URLs from YouTube, Vimeo, and Viddler are supported
•Events are like calendar entries
•You can use pictures from your computer
•The gallery choice is for multiple pictures in the same segment
Easily send flyers to dozens or hundreds of parents and community members.
Even first and second grade students find Smore fun and easy to use.
Smore flyers stand out online and on the bulletin board (yes, they're printable)!
HOW IS Smore USED AND 21ST CENTURY SKILL(S) BE ADDRESSED?
- Removable Smore branding
- Best-in-class editing tools
- High quality prints
- Enhanced privacy
- Beautiful, live analytics
- Downloadable flyer JPEGs
- 5,000 monthly emails
- Customizable backgrounds
- Friendly customer support
- Absolutely no ads
- Special education backgrounds
- It's easy to share the account with your students.
HOW IT CAN BE USED FOR CURRICULUM FOLLOWING THE PRINCIPLES OF 21ST CENTURY LEARNING DESIGN?
Design: The site is nice-looking and simple to navigate. Once they register, visitors can choose a user-friendly template and make a flyer or newsletter in a matter of minutes. Smore offers many samples for inspiration. (See one here.) Even better, once a user has distributed a template or flyer, s/he gets analytic data showing how and where people saw it, how much time they spent reading it, how many clicked and if applicable, how many RSVPed.
Review: Smore offers a discounted educator membership ($59/year)—meant for teachers, librarians, consultants, church members, parents, volunteers, or anyone who will use the site for educational purposes (and is not selling anything).
Paid memberships include unlimited monthly flyers, 5,000 monthly emails, special education-themed backgrounds, downloadable flyer JPGs and more. The site also offers a generic free plan, although it’s unclear what features may not be available with this option. Created materials are ad -free, with removable Smore logos. Members also get a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Communication: Smore is a one-stop shop that simplifies and beautifies electronic communication with parents and the wider school community.