Tech Tuesday

Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark....is AMAZING!!!


Today, I am super excited to bring you information about an extraordinary tech tool that is efficient, effective, and extremely engaging for your students. It doesn't matter what subject or grade level you teach...this is a tool you can use. It is awesome if a teacher wants to use it for instruction...perfect for student creation projects...and a wonderful tool for parent- school communication. This is what Adobe has to say,

"Gone are the days of dull reports, ho-hum assignments, and sleep-inducing powerpoint presentations. Spark design apps give your schoolwork serious sparkle power. Ready-made templates, free images and icons, and completely customizable fonts and colors make creating standout reports and presentations a breeze. For easy video projects, add photos, video clips, text, and icons to Spark Video and rejoice in smooth transitions, free soundtrack options, easy editing, and customizable fonts and colors. Adobe Spark is a powerful, online design platform that puts you in control of the creative process. But while it’s capable of delivering professional results, it’s also exceptionally easy to use."

Oh...and did I mention the premium version is FREE for school districts? I have included the details you need to get your school/district set up below. Enjoy!

Here's a little video to get you started...

Adobe Spark Overview
Big picture

Why Students and Teachers choose Adobe Spark...

Check out Adobe Spark Teaching Resources...

Getting started with FREE Adobe Spark in the classroom? You've come to the right place. Adobe Education Exchange is chock full of great classroom content, and to get you up and running quickly, here are some of our favorites.
Big picture

Did you know Adobe Spark is FREE for your school/district???

Scroll down and look for the box that looks like this...

Big picture
Click here to see how a teacher used it for instruction

This teacher decided to use Adobe to explain how they would create a "Math About Me" project.

This is a student's sample project...real world connections!

Need ideas for the elementary classroom?

Students can captures animal facts using Spark Video. On each slide of Spark Video students can add an image related to an animal they are studying. The keyword search feature lets students search for images without leaving Spark Video. The narration feature allows students to record their voice as they talk about their animal. Here’s an example hosted on YouTube all about Sea Turtles. Want more ideas like this? Click on the link under the video to find more ideas from Dr. Monica Burns from ClassTechTips.com
Sea Turtles Adobe Spark Video Sample

ELA teachers....

How about using Adobe for a Character Analysis?

Need help getting started...? Here are a few tutorial videos to help you. Watch them yourself...or why not send them to your students through Google Classroom?

It's simple to get started...take a look!

How to Make a Web Story with Adobe Spark | Adobe Creative Cloud
Big picture
Big picture

Spark-Ignite-Glow Conference Update...

Spots are already filling...and that's super exciting! Thank you to so many who have reached out to me to let me know you are coming. I know that many of your school PD budgets aren't available until October 1, but if you would like to go ahead and reserve your spot you can visit https://sparkigniteglow.eventbrite.com . It offers an option to pay with a purchasing card, Paypal, or a school system check. While your registration is not confirmed until your payment is received, it will provide information your school accounting department may require to process the check (the address, a receipt, conference specifics, etc.) It will also tentatively reserve one of the limited spots for you. Don't forget to visit the following link too because your ideas are going to help me build our sessions together...and I need your t-shirt size. :) https://bit.ly/sparkigniteglowregistration


Teachers, you are going to be pleasantly surprised as our time together unfolds. I have been working on templates that will enable you to easily customize lessons for your students. I have also reached out to many of our favorite educational tech tool companies...and they are sending surprises for YOU! It's going to be a great time together...as we spark the passion that ignites amazing things in the classroom.