I have gotten several compliments on my email newsletters I send out from time to time. I have been using a website called Smore (www.smore.com), which I like for several reasons: newsletters are easy to create, they are nice to look at, and I can track how many times they’ve been viewed. Some teachers want to use Smore as well, but the price tag for a paid subscription forces some to change their minds.
This week, another tech coach friend of mine introduced me to Flash Issue (www.flashissue.com). Flash Issue is a Gmail extension (added program that gives you more functions and options) that allows you to make newsletters right inside your Gmail account! Users can drag and drop elements into their newsletter, such as text and images, to make their content more engaging. You can also connect your blog and drag-drop blog posts into the newsletter. Find an interesting article you’d like to include? Paste the URL into the builder and you can add that, too.
It’s free and easy to use! Check it out!