Friday, September 12, 2014

Using Smore to Design Digital Posters

Smore is a tool that allows you to create beautiful digital posters. You can add images, videos, links, as well as other elements. While you can purchase a subscription to Smore, the free version has always offered more than enough options. I have created a short screencast that covers the basic features. 

Teachers can use Smore to serve as a digital newsletter. They could also use Smore to share activities with their students. For example, a government class teacher might share a link to a presidential political debate. Then they might use a text box to post links to different resources that pertain to the candidates and elections. Then they could link to a GoogleDoc that has an activity that the students will complete. This is just one example-- there are thousands of ways to use Smore in your classroom. 

Students can use Smore as well and the possibilities are just as endless. Why not have them use Smore to breathe life into assignments that are typically mundane? They can use images and videos that already exist on the web or they can produce their own content and upload it onto their own Smore. Sharing a Smore is simple.  They can be uploaded directly to a number of different sites including Facebook, Twitter, and Google+. You can also embed a Smore directly into another page using the embed code or you can share the link.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the great tutorial! This is something I want to try!