Spark Tools by Adobe now more Education Friendly!

Adobe Spark is a set of tools every teacher and student should be aware of. They are free and fun to use. Now they are even easier to use in a school environment because Adobe has integrated them into the administration dashboard (which is something that your IT Services department Adobe expert would know about).

Check out this one minute video that shows what all the fuss is about. 

I personally use it quite a lot to capture and create a multimedia vlog style story. It isn’t Premiere which I also love for video editing or Camtasia which I love for screen casting, but the tools hit that sweet spot of “Good, Fast, Free”.

Here are a couple of stories I have created… the one below a Spark Video and at the bottom of this post a Spark Page.

Because every situation, jurisdiction, school and community is different, I want to focus on the upcoming free courses available for everyone to attend online.. I am sure they will help you create an even better story.

I encourage you to join the education exchange at Adobe (for free) where you will gain access to lessons, discussions and resources to support your use of Adobe products in the classroom.

Take an online course with other educators

Explore classroom use cases for Spark in collaborative courses, taught by educators, for educators. Plus, earn Professional Development credit hours for each course!

Visual Reports & Essays – Starts April 23

Multimedia Presentations – Starts August 6

Digital Storytelling – Starts August 20

Learn at your own pace with an on-demand workshop

Start a self-paced workshop to create your first Spark project and explore example Spark classroom projects.

Learn Adobe Spark

Create and share an animated video with Spark Video

Design a stunning web page with Spark Page

Attend a best practice webinar

Attend an upcoming webinar to hear tips from educators using Spark in different subjects.

3 Tips for Using Spark in the English classroom – April 19

3 Tips for Using Spark in the STEM classroom – May 17

3 Tips for Using Spark in the History classroom – June 21

So download Spark to your iPad or use it over the web without downloading on your windows machine or Mac and start telling stories!

http://spark.adobe.com

This is an example of a Spark Page.

Adobe Spark Page

 

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