Adobe Spark provides free resources that allow teachers and students to easily create and share their work digitally. One tool that I particularly like is the Adobe Spark Video app. It is simple to use and a great tool for narrating a captivating story, presenting a report, explaining a concept, or telling a personal story. Students can choose their own images to add to their videos or select from the thousands that are available. There are also options to add text, music, animation and more. Discover how you might use it in your classroom by watching the short videos below:
Adobe offers many free courses for educators. One of these is called Digital Storytelling with Your Class. The program is described as follows:
"This free online course is aimed at all educators looking to get started using digital storytelling to engage students, and learning to tell compelling digital stories with Adobe Spark. The course is self-paced, so you can learn at your own speed, and should take no longer than 3 hours to complete.
No prior knowledge of Adobe tools is required to take part.
Throughout this fun and easy course, you’ll explore:
Successful graduates of this course will receive an Adobe digital badge and a certificate accrediting 3 hours of professional development."
Looking for inspiration? Check out sample student work and teaching resources.
Questions? Read the Adobe Spark Educator's Guide.
Are you curious how you might integrate computer science in your classroom, or are you looking for a unique way to have your students share their favorite books? With technology playing an increasingly important role in every profession, a foundational understanding of computer science is becoming an essential component of student learning. To authentically integrate computer science and literacy, I’m going to teach you how to support your students in using block-based coding to program book trailers. Check out the sample book trailer below, programmed by students using Scratch.
To learn how you might tackle this project with students, read the following article linked below:
Consider using the following resources: