Let's take a look at a simple way to create newsletters, and put information in the hands of others.
In the above 3-Minute Classroom Problem Solver video, Monica Burns explains step-by-step how to create newsletters with Adobe Spark.
When Monica recorded the above video a short while ago, the tool was called Adobe Slate, and the newsletters were called stories. As of the writing of this article, Adobe has renamed the tool to Adobe Spark, and updated it to include the creation of posts, pages, and videos.
While some changes have occurred, the creation process is very much the same as when it was recorded, which is why the above video is still helpful when taking a look at the Spark Page feature. This tool allows you to create stunning online newsletters in minutes. When you're finished with your creation, you can share via email, your class website, or social media.
For more on staying connected with parents using technology, I recommend this online training session, Optimize Parent and Student Communication with Email and Newsletters. Despite all the cool sites out there designed to maximize our educational experience, email still remains one of the most effective tools for communication. It's free, targeted, and requires little effort. In this session, join educational trainer Jose Popoff as he explores a site that can be used to easily create a professional newsletter, and shows how to add information to it quickly and efficiently.
Have you use Adobe Spark before? Tell me how you like to use this tool in a comment on this article.
About Our “How to Create Newsletters” Presenter
Monica Burns is an Education Consultant, EdTech Blogger, and Apple Distinguished Educator. Monica works with teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible at all grade levels. She has conducted well over 40 unique training sessions for SimpleK12, click here to take a look at more videos from Monica.
About the Author
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.