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.
Task cards are a great way to support your students in adding meaningful work to their Seesaw journals. The below video is lengthy, but if you zoom forward to 15:00, you will discover how one teacher uses task cards during Daily Five.
Learn awesome ideas for task cards by exploring below.
Use Google Slides to create task cards. Learn how below!
Design Thinking is a framework that includes the following phases: empathize, define, ideate, prototype, and test. Watch the video below and follow this link to discover more about the Design Thinking Process.
Learn ways you can integrate Design Thinking across your curriculum below:
The following are resources and books I have found to be inspiring: