This week we are sharing a way to create a digital newsletter via Google Slides and embed it on your SharpSchool teacher website. This allows you to update the newsletter in Google and it will auto-publish the changes to your website without you logging into SharpSchool.
You can also share the newsletter with your PLC or Grade level to have a common newsletter to update students and parents.
The first step is to create your newsletter in Google Slides.
- Open a new Google Slide presentation from Google Drive
- Your newsletter will be just one slide.
- Change the page size of your slide to be 8.5" wide by 11" high (this is great for printing the newsletter to send home to parents).
- Go to File--> Page Setup--> Custom:
I have created a Newsletter Template that is already the correct size and has some basic formatting. You are welcome to use the template as a starting point. When you click on the link, it will ask you to make a copy of the template that you can start editing.
Now comes the fun part...adding your content! Google Slides allows you to insert links, videos, and images into your newsletter. There is also word art to give your newsletter some flair!
Once your newsletter has all of your content, it is time to embed the newsletter into your website. This is a one time process, once it is embedded, you no longer have to make changes in SharpSchool to your newsletter-you just update it in Google and it will publish the changes!
Please let me know if you have any questions!