After attending my conference, I rediscovered the joy that is the "smore". If you are looking for something in-between a full website and a basic text page, a smore is the way to go.
Smore is advertised as a way to make colorful newsletters for events. I see it as a way to make a simple class website or for students to make a digital portfolio of their work.
Signing up requires an e-mail, but is easy if your students already have school e-mails.
Click "Create a new flyer" and get started. You can pick from a pre-made template or do as I do: choose "other" and delete the suggestions so I have a blank slate. Making a smore only involves dragging and dropping elements onto your new site.
Smore has plenty of backgrounds, colors, fonts and designs to choose from. Here is an example that I made:
When I finalized my smore, I made sure to disable the comments, social buttons, name & profile, and related flyer options. I also made them private so it does not appear in search engines or is featured on the site.
~The IT Persin, Carol
About the "IT Persin"
Carol has her degree from Duquesne University in elementary education (K-6) and the Instructional Technology Specialist certificate. She has 4 years of teaching experience K-8 & 1 year of computer para experience. Carol is currently the Technology Integration Specialist for Keystone Oaks School District in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been married 5 years to her loving husband and they have a retired racing Greyhound, Henry.
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