What is Adobe Spark?
1.) Spark Page
- Turn stories into attention-grabbing web pages
- Teachers and students can use their own photos or search from thousands of free images to bring essays, assignments, and reports to life. Different themes and fonts will make an ordinary assignment or lesson plan engaging and responsive on any device.
- Example: https://spark.adobe.com/gallery/education/example/wolves/
2.) Spark Post
- Users can create stunning graphics to share on social media.
- Users can use designs from the Inspiration Wall or create their own by choosing different images, texts, color palettes, photo filters, and typography styles.
- Example: https://spark.adobe.com/gallery/education/example/reading-is-to-the-mind-as-what-exercise-is-to-the-body/
3.) Spark Video
- Turn a story into an animated, narrated video in minutes.
- Users can utilize this feature to teach a concept to students, present various types of reports, or tell a personal story.
- Example: https://spark.adobe.com/gallery/education/example/days-creek-carnival-athena/
Reviews....What are teachers saying?
"Adobe Spark is the ideal creation tool for teachers lacking the design gene. While I love Canva and the design tutorials that site provides, Adobe Slate's variety of projects (Post, Page, and Video) expands the possibilities. Teachers can model what is means to be a Creative Communicator (ISTE Standard 6 for Students, 2016) by creating graphics that serve as attention getters, designing a dynamic page for the class syllabus or as a template for an assignment such as a lab report, or creating a self-directed learning video for students, etc. Adobe Spark provides a free, professional quality creation tool from a company that has a long history of serving as an educational product." ~Michelle G.
The Adobe Spark team created a guide specifically for educators, which can be found here: https://spark.adobe.com/edu
Teachers have also provided feedback as to how they are using Adobe Spark in their classrooms.
- Speech and language play
- Sight words proficiency
- Narrative prompts
- Rhyming games
- Photo essays
- Class reports and blogs
- PTA ads and promos
- Classroom newsletters
- Student portfolios
- Book reports
The website addresses the 21st-Century Learner standards in digital storytelling.
- 4.1.8 Use creative and artistic formats to express personal learning
- 4.3.1 Participate in the social exchange of ideas, both electronically and in person
Logins can be established with an Adobe ID, Google account, or Facebook account.
Students can choose whether to share their Adobe Spark creations by flagging their content as Public or Private.
Spark video movies and post images may be downloaded locally.