Making a Spark In The modern Classroom

How do we get students show what they know? Most of us went through our education showcasing our work through hundreds of written work. Work usually geared towards the teacher or teachers within our school year.

Digital Composition, Storytelling & Multimodal Literacy: What Is Digital Composition & Digital Literacy?

Composing is not just about crafting traditional essays by typing into a word-processing program. Today writers compose by using a variety of platforms to produce different forms. We compose slide shows, videos, audio documentaries, brochures, Tweets, Web sites, and much more. If we want to be effective composers in our complex, global world, we have to learn how to compose using these different platforms, and we have to understand what such forms allow, disallow, and require. We need both technical skill and critical understanding.

Digital literacy is the ability to use digital technology, communication tools or networks to locate, evaluate, use and create information.

Digital Stories are multimedia movies that combine photographs, video, animation, sound, music, text, and often a narrative voice. Digital stories may be used as an expressive medium within the classroom to integrate subject matter with extant knowledge and skills from across the curriculum. Students can work individually or collaboratively to produce their own digital stories. Once completed, these stories are easily be uploaded to the internet and can be made available to an international audience, depending on the topic and purpose of the project. Roland, C. (2006). Digital stories in the classroom. School Art,105(7), 26.

What tools can we use to do a variety of projects

What is Adobe Spark?

Over our lifetime, we have learned a tremendous amount of information. Can you recall a time when you learned something so profound, it made a large impact in your life?

1.) What was it?

2.) Let's do a quick 3 minute quick write on what that learning was and how it influenced you?

3.( Create an Adobe Post with the topic that blew your mind.

1.) It has been an amazing journey so far in this life. If you had the ability to go back in time and unlearn, what would that be for you?

2.) Do a quick 3 minute write on your topic..

3.) Create an Adobe Post on your chosen topic.

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. - Mahatma Gandhi

1.) If time, money, or any resources were not an issue, what would you wish you knew more about?

2.) Do a quick 3 minute write or illustration about your chosen topic.

3.) Create an Adobe Post on your chosen topic.

Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do. - Pele

1.) What's one thing you learned the hard way?

2.) Write a 3 minute quick write or illustration on your topic.

3.) Create an Adobe Post about your chosen topic.

Content is the reason search began in the first place

You now have your stories about some great learnings that have changed you.

1.) Create and Adobe Video using all four (What blew your mind, wish you could unlearn, knew more about, learn the hard way) questions you have answered and written about.

2.) Please voice record your answer for each of the four slides in your Adobe Video.

Tips: You can use your writing as a dialogue guide to read for your voice recordings.

I'm happy to be content-maker as well as curator, so I'm happy to also be a presenter for amazing things. - Jason Silva

You have now developed great images that tell your story about your personal learnings in life. You have also created a video that enhances your story to your class or group. No it's time to bring it all together to tell your story to the world.

1.) Create an Adobe Page that includes all four Adobe Spark images, your writings, and your video

2.) If you work on this project solo, you can add or edit your writings for each slide. If this was a group project, Make sure each person has one story in one of the four categories.

3.) Publish your Adobe Page and post the link here: Spark Padlet

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