#TCEA17 Spark Students Creativity with These Free Tools

John Bimmerle

jbimmerle@ssisd.net

@J_Bimmerle

Sulphur Springs ISD - Instructional Technology Coordinator

TCEA Area 8 Director

Adobe Spark (Pages, Posts, and Video) are free tools that allow all students to easily become creators. Pages and Posts allow for digital graphics and presentations that stand out on any device. Spark Video is a simple and effective video creation tool that will bring out the creativity of of your best student creators. Preferred device: iPad, chromebook, or PC laptop

Detailed Description

A quick overview of each product will be shared, and then attendees will be encourage to explore and create products. After attendees survey the tools, they will be challenged to create something with each of the three products for a show and tell session over what they created. With the iPad apps and new web browser option, these tools are great on nearly any device. Their simplicity allow for their use at nearly all grade levels.

The 4 C's

PDF from the NEA website

Creativity In School

Other Resources

Today's goals

1. Explore creativity

2. Explore Adobe Spark

3. Create!

Posts

Create beautiful graphics with this simple to use interface. Load your content and let Spark Posts make design simple.

How could we use images in the classroom to foster creativity?

Page

Create simple web based 'news" style pages. One of the easiest ways to build web pages for specific content. You are viewing an Adobe Page right now.

How can we use Pages in the classroom to foster creativity?

Video

Build simple, beautiful videos easily. Once again, focus on your content, and let Spark video create the magic.

How can you use Video to foster creativity in the classroom?

Adobe Specific Resources

Your Tasks after we explore together for a few minutes:

Go here to create your account

Create a post - Choose a specific lesson idea and create a simple "meme" style image. Put a silly image and place text over it. The second option is to create a post that uses your favorite quote about Creativity. Have a background image with the text placed over it.

Create a page - you have two options, use it as a lesson document for specific content related ideas, or create an About your teacher page and include details about your life that you would share with students at the start of the school year

Explore video by using your Post you created earlier. The video needs to have at least 5 "slides" or frames and can be part of your About Me page or any lesson specific content that you wanted to use?

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