Did someone say "SMORES"?! Why, yes! But it's not what you might be thinking. When I first heard of this site, I was kind of confused about its purpose. Was it supposed to be a virtual campfire? A virtual kumbaya of sorts? A place to learn about outdoor activities? But Smore actually has nothing to do with any of the aforementioned categories. So what IS it and how can it be effectively used by educators or educational leaders?
To quote the website, "Smore makes it easy to design beautiful and effective online newsletters." What I love about that statement is that it is, first of all, true and second, it makes use of the word "effective". The words in the statement the website creators use to tell about their site were certainly carefully chosen. So, let's see how:
What to include...
Of course, absolutely anything can be included in your digital newsletter. Obviously, it depends on your audience and purpose. As an instructional coach, I send out a newsletter every two weeks to share about current school events, professional resources, and more. Here's what I usually include:
Check out the example beloW!
Share your digital newsletter designs! Let us know if you use Smore and what makes it easy, beautiful, and effective for you!
Welcome! I am Casey Watts- teacher, mentor, leader, mother, and wife aspiring to be much more!