So first let me say, I've started and stopped this post several times and here I am again...this time to finish. I hesitated to share this webtool, because it has been around for some time (in fact, I even blogged about it back in December). But it is a unusually cool evening in July, a perfect time for a Smore.
|Logo for Smore|
No not that kind...this kind!
|My Creation from Christmas in Response to Andrea Keller's Challenge|
The one that let's you create beautiful flyers and newsletters for your students and their families in just 3 easy steps:)
I am stealing this idea from Jay Posick, a school principal for students in grades 4-8. In the #ptcamp online chat, he shared that each week, he sends out a Smore newsletter, all archived on the school website and view-able online.
|Principal Posick's Weekly Newsletter|
You can add almost any feature you want to connect families to what is happening at school. Can you image embedding a video showing how to complete an assignment or help prep for a test? Maybe include an audio file of a student sharing their genius with classmates.
The ideas are endless and so are they ways that you can communicate via Smore. Thanks Jay for sharing the idea!