Adobe Spark is a FREE online app where upper elementary students & up can easily create beautiful images, web stories and videos. Spark offers three different projects for students to create.
Spark Graphic - is a digital poster with images & text
Spark Web Page - is a "glideshow" with images, text & videos
Spark Video - is a video with images, icons, text, video, recorded voice over & music
Whether students are presenting a report, explaining a concept or inquiry, or telling a personal story, Spark tools have unlimited potential for unleashing creativity and imagination.
Create beautiful posters for any content area by bringing words and images together in fun ways. Turn essays, assignments, reports and more into engaging visual stories. Play with a variety of layouts, and add text. Use your own photos, or pick from thousands of free online images. The images can be tailor fit for social media posts, such as Instagram or Twitter.
Create truly one of a kind web stories using Spark Page. Students can create uniquely beautiful web stories in any content area through use of photos, youtube videos and text. Publish, edit and share their projects by via project link, where they can share through Google Drive or Google Classroom. Share link via social media.
Spark video provides students opportunities to tell their own stories through a narrated presentation. Students have the option of choosing a story template or start from scratch. Either way, it is easy to use. They can add images, icons, text, video, music, and record their voice to narrate their story. They can publish, edit and share their video via a link.
Click here to check out great Adobe Spark content created by teachers and students.
The Adobe Education Community frequently shares ideas and classroom uses on the Adobe Education Exchange site. Visit edex.adobe.com to browse and to join and share with this quarter-million-strong community of passionate educators.
IDEAS & Resources for the Classroom:
Adobe Web PAGE How-to Packet for students
Adobe VIDEO How-to Packet for students
Adobe Graphic (formerly POST) video tutorial - 4:20s
How is ADOBE SPARK being used in Education?
Adobe Spark has proven to be an invaluable classroom tool. Indeed, hundreds of thousands of students and their teachers use these apps every day, injecting fun and interactivity into all sorts of classes and subjects. Here are some examples that are listed in the Adobe Educator's Guide, as well as a few ideas from our own SB educators:
• Black History Month Page Projects
• Martin Luther King, Jr. Post Project
• Inquiry-based Research Presentation
• Realistic Fiction Storytelling
• "I Can" Storytelling
• Non-fiction reports
• Biographies report
• Women's History Month Report
• How-to Report.. Teach others how-to do something
• Genius Hour reports
• Sight words proficiency
• Narrative prompts
• Rhyming game
• Digital Posters about any content area
• Playing with shapes and colors
• Second language acquisition
• Speech and language play
• Story starters
• Creative storytelling
• Book reports
• Written assignments
• Photo essays
• Class reports and blogs
• Trip reports
• Science fair presentations
• Student portfolios
• Classroom newsletters
• School and district reports
• PTA ads and promos
Watch how one 4th Grade teacher gets her kids engaged with Adobe Spark. The perfect classroom companion, Adobe Spark lets kids make their words and stories come to life, helping them nurture creativity and digital literacy, while teaching them presentation skills they'll use their whole life. Easily create and share narrated videos, graphics, and web stories in minutes—it’s intuitive, fast, and fun.