Tuesday, February 11, 2014

SMORE Fun with Online Flyers

SMORE is a website where people can create beautiful, effective online flyers. These flyers are highly designed single-page websites with a clear purpose - like sharing technology resources with teachers, student book report or research, etc.

Here are a few things as an educator to know about SMORE:
  • Students need to register for a Smore account with an email or using Facebook.
  • Students can allow or disable comments on their flyer.
  • Many flyers are created for promotional purposes, so kids could be exposed to a number of companies' products and services.
  • Flyers created using Smore's free version will be public unless users change their profile settings.
  • Smores can be emailed and then printed.
  • Educators can search the Smore site for trending flyers, featured flyers or all flyer boards.
Benefits of using SMORE:
  • Students can learn a bit about graphic design and how to organize information.
  • Making flyers gives kids hands-on design experience, and, with a bit of help, they'll also learn to present a message to a specific audience.
  • Teachers can use Smore to share content with students. Students can then comment on the Smore as a way of class collaboration.
  • Smores can be embedded on blogs or websites via a link or html code. (also shared on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest)
Type of Smores to Create

Change Design, Color, or Fonts

Content that can be added to a Smore

Ways to Share your Smore

Link to Video

Some SMORE examples worth checking out: (great for ideas how to use)
TCEA Takeaways for Teachers - https://www.smore.com/uu6e
Science Night - https://www.smore.com/kua4
Teacher Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/3y6a
Library Newsletter - https://www.smore.com/va6d

Teachers if you are interested in upgrading your account there is a special price for educators, $59 a year. Upgrading gives you the ability to use your own custom background, make flyers private, see reports on your flyers, and make unlimited flyers. Click here to read about educator pricing.
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