Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Educator Hive is Live!

I mentioned a few weeks ago that Smore was looking for users to contribute samples to their new Education Community called The Educator Hive. Well, the Hive is live today!

Their goal was to create a catalog of teacher created templates that can be modified to meet your individual need, and it looks like they succeeded. There are tons of templates available right now.

What a great place to get fresh ideas and not reinvent the wheel. I am a huge fan of working smarter, not harder. Those of us in education work hard enough already!

If you have an Educator account with Smore, check out the great templates on The Educator hive.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Educators, Smore Wants Your Help

I have been a lover of Smore for many years. It is a great online tool for presentations, flyers, newsletters, etc. I have been using Smore this year as my Weekly Library Newsletter. It is extremely versatile and let's me see how many people have looked at the newsletter.

Until this year, I have always used the free account. There are limitations, but I was fine with that. When I decided to use Smore as my platform for news in September I happened to have caught a special, an Educator account was only $39 for a year. This is at a discount from the usual price. As it turns out, this was a good year to have an Educator Account.

Smore is preparing to launch an Educator Community called The Educator Hive. They hope to start with a catalog of educator created Smores that can be adapted for other uses. The call for you to submit your Smore is now. The Educator Hive is slated to launch on April 20.

To submit a flyer, use Share with Educators button on the top left of you share tools.

Happy sharing!