UTC: Using Smore

Communication Made Easy!

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Contact Information

Katie Drennon Dell'Oso

Instructional Coach

Gateway Elementary

Twitter: @Katie_Delloso

Instagram: @GatewayIC_DellosoDaily

Katie's Website

Please see my website for email and phone number.

Learning Target

I can communicate clearly and effectively with my teachers, community, parents or students using Smore.

Our theme for UTC on the Road is Strategies for 21st Century Learners. (4 C's) We will mainly be discussing communicating with technology, but we will discuss all 4 ideas as well.

· collaborating with technology

· creating with technology

· communicating with technology

· thinking critically with technology


How are you currently communicating with parents and students? Please use the Padlet below to share.
Share your responses on Padlet!

Please answer the two Engage questions.

Explore: Communication Made Easy

Use the link below to begin exploring Smore.

Gateway IC - Student-Centered Coaching Info/Signup (Embedded on Website)

Smore Website- Educators Hive

Hear from Teachers - What do some of the Gateway teachers have to say about Smore?

Plans and Pricing - After your 3 free ones

You get 3 free Smores that can be edited 3 times each per email address you use. I would suggest making a permanent one to be used on your website with pertinent information. I also suggest using multiple email addresses if needed. :)

The educator price is 79 dollars for the year. This also comes with a full classroom of students account. I buy one for me, and then I set all of my teachers up as students under my account. This allows them to make and share Smores as PDF only.

Explain: Benefits of Using Smore

  • Easy-to-use interface

  • Customize theme, background, color, and font

  • Include different types of media - pictures, video, audio

  • Dynamic and changeable

  • Professional-looking presentation tool

  • Share with others through a link, printing, or embedding (I share through Google Classroom, email, and embedded through my website.)

  • Change flyer settings - disable comments and related flyers

Explain: Integration Ideas

Take a look at some of these examples of the uses of Smore. Look through the links and ideas to find ways you can use it at your school.

  1. Student Poster/Presentation
  2. Teacher/Administrator Newsletter
  3. Back to School Newsletter
  4. IC Weekly Coaching Connection Example 1
  5. IC Weekly Coaching Connection Example 2
  6. Gateway Elementary School Tour Information for Parents
  7. PD: A-Team Process Reminders
  8. Research Pathfinder - Direct students to relevant information
  9. Google Classroom PD
  10. Trustworthy Research for Students
  11. Professional Development Tutorials
  12. Class Newsletters
  13. Monthly Newsletters
  14. Counselor's Corner Newsletter
  15. Intro to a Curriculum Unit or Lesson
  16. Showcase Student Projects
  17. Embed Info on Website
  18. Announcement flyers for events, clubs, sales, or fundraisers
  19. Presenting the pros or cons of an issue
  20. Travel brochure for state/country research
  21. Book report
  22. Flipped classroom

Elaborate: Give it a try!

Let's get you started! If you want to sign in and play around, go ahead! If you want to go through it together with me, then we will do so!

Think about what you want to make! School Newsletter? Classroom Newsletter? Flipped Lesson?


What ways do you plan on using Smore this year?

UTC Survey

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  2. Click on my session title.

  3. Click the “Feedback Survey” button.

  4. Fill out the short form!

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