Have you tried Adobe Voice?

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Dec 14, 2014

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Describe your experience of using Adobe Voice to share a story. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Adobe Voice as a storytelling tool in your practice?

Note: To provide feedback on Adobe Voice to the developers or get technical support, please go here: http://getvoice.adobe.com/support.html

Comments (41)

Dominic McCall

Posted on Dec 14, 2014 3:54 PM - Permalink

No but now Ive seen it will get it uploaded onto some college i-pads give it a trial with someone from the English department and let you know.

Cindy Sakurai

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 11:27 PM - Permalink

I had never heard of Adobe Voice before today but I'm glad I had the opportunity to try it out. It is easy enough that my first graders can use it to tell their stories.

Jessica Gauci

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 9:48 PM - Permalink

I have never used or heard of it, though I just had a look and I will definitely be exploring this.

Daniel Esquerra

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 7:43 PM - Permalink

I'm looking forward to how students can use this app to tell math stories. This should liven up procedural fluency.

Colin Byers

Posted on Oct 10, 2014 4:19 AM - Permalink

I've played with it a bit, it is very intuitive, and I've just implemented the use of it with one of my students who has cerebral palsy. The great thing about voice is that it allows a student (such as mine) who has limited mobility to create something with ease. The only thing I found challenging is that the voice recording takes a bit of getting used to, often I want to provide a soundtrack rather than snippets of sound for individual pages... but I'm sure I'll get used to it. What I'm hoping to get out of voice is some good storytelling by my students, and by my staff.

Paulo Sudhaus

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 7:44 PM - Permalink

I just create my first (and very short) video story and the process was very simple and intuitive. The initial tutorial was very helpful as a first step. What took for me the longest was the selection of pictures since Voice offers large banks of images (I didn't use my own images). Once I had my topic chosen, the whole process was quite easy.

As an educator, I may use Voice for short reflections and presentations that can be shared among the students and engage in further discussions. For instructors, Voice could be used for quick presentations of important topics and their main ideas (either as an overview or review). I am sure I will find more uses for it.

Ramapriya Rajagopalan

Posted on Oct 2, 2014 4:30 AM - Permalink

Great App! Gives a great feeling and sense of achievement for students when they create a story, yet simple and easy to Learn and use across any year levels


Posted on Sep 30, 2014 2:47 PM - Permalink

I could really see this being used very easy for a presentation across many educational levels and environments! I just put something together in a few minutes.
I am really excited to see what i could do with a presentation with a bit more time and planning to it. (I just stumbled upon it as part of the course. I never knew Adobe had any apps that did not cost except for acrobat reader!
I assume the images are free and clear for use?

Brandon Poyfair

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 8:54 PM - Permalink

Hi John. We are excited that you are having a good experience with Voice and we can't wait to hear more from you!

To answer your question: Voice searches sites like Flickr and Pixabay.com for photos tagged as Creative Commons or public domain. For more information about a specific icon or photo you’ve searched for, just tap on the “(i)” button that appears to the bottom right of the image in your story. And whenever you search for images and icons, Voice will automatically add credits at the end of every video. Thanks again!

James Watt

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 2:59 AM - Permalink

Excellent app. for many reasons. I teach a Grade 7/8 ISP LD class and my students needed something lighter than Premiere Elements to help them understand digital story-telling & introduce them to editing and composition. I will use it at the end of term to get my students to record a self-critique that they will present to their parents at report card interview night. In addition to PD'ing my staff, I will be using it this month to teach digital story-telling in all of my grades 4 - 8 Media classes. Just getting started with the app. but the results so far have been very satisfying for the students. Have not published yet and was hoping to find some info. online to clarify my choices... hoping the students can publish & share straight from their iPads without signing up for yet another account??? Will be writing sentence starters (mini-scripts) for students who are younger or simply need a leg-up. Hope Adobe make a similar version of InDesign & Illustrator to introduce Junior and Middle school students to these areas in an accessible way. Love the Photoshop app. on our school iPads. Indispensable:)

Andrea Cushion

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 7:23 PM - Permalink

An exciting app! Just started playing with it and looking forward to it integrating with other creative suite applications! Think my students will enjoy using and exploring with this.

Mats Soderberg

Posted on Aug 31, 2014 1:26 PM - Permalink

Just downloaded the software, looking forward to start the course

Jason Webb

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 2:23 PM - Permalink

The potential to use this with students that have a hard time telling stories is endless. It is quick and easy to use and I can't wait to see how it develops. One idea I had was for students to create a "campfire story" where each student has a slide and they pass the iPad around the room and add their own part to the story. I think it would be hilarious to see what comes out.

My only issue was clarity in my voice and I found using a plug in mic fixed that. Happy story telling everyone!

James Watt

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 2:51 AM - Permalink

Cool idea. I will piggy-back on your idea and pass my iPad around to each teacher to add a comment and an image to see what they thought of the app. & PD session. Appreciate your post. Cheers

Deborah Altenbeck

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 5:15 PM - Permalink

sounds like a cool idea! Very much like the story cubes - a set of dice with pictures on it and each student tries to tell the story referring to one of the cubes.

Albert Thomas

Posted on Aug 6, 2014 2:13 PM - Permalink

Great app with a lot of potential in education. I like how it is to jump in and start creating. Looking forward to sharing Adobe Voice with others this year.

Christina Strnad

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 5:54 PM - Permalink

I found it challenged me to be clear and concise. I did several edits where I deleted pages that seemed repetitive or extraneous. I will use it with my media students and will share with ELA teachers.

Ann Riding

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 8:46 PM - Permalink

The hardest problem I had was deciding what I wanted to make a video about. Once I had a purpose, it was easy! I jotted down a few notes, recorded, found the pictures, changed the music and theme, and it was finished! I also found where I could add credits for the photos of my own that I used.

I see so many possibilities for the classroom. Today I met with the 7th grade team and shared my excitement for Adobe Voice. It fits right in with their plans, so very likely that we'll try it out at the beginning of school.

I have plans to have students use it to create booktalks, school announcements, an introduction to our school for the webpage, and many others. Voice may be received better because students won't be hung up on their appearance. They may balk at hearing their own voice, at first, but once they feel the power of their words, I think they will get past it.

I like that the project can be watched first, before it is posted and can be edited further, if needed. We would need to make sure that students followed basic Internet safety policies before posting. Actually some projects could be shared from the iPads, and not posted, depending upon the assignment objectives.


Posted on Sep 30, 2014 2:53 PM - Permalink

That is the biggest thing isn't it? when it registers that it is that easy to roll forward out of the gate then you find yourself pondering all the possible applications.....

Marc Boucher

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 12:53 PM - Permalink

Hi Melissa,

I just post my first Adobe Voice project: http://voice.adobe.com/v/RKeUrbgn3YD and I had many problems for regisistering the voice, for the text and picture, no problem.

the big problem is we can't see our creation when finish or during the works like it will be shared

AJ Barse

Posted on Jul 8, 2014 3:59 PM - Permalink

I am thinking of trying this with my upcoming mobile media summer course, it will be interesting to see how students use this.

Tony Bolder

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 9:19 PM - Permalink

Is there any chance this app will be developed further, for example, to incorporate laptops and desktop computers?

jason sanders

Posted on Jul 3, 2014 10:47 AM - Permalink


Sheila Pope

Posted on Jun 14, 2014 7:18 PM - Permalink

I am working on another project using Adobe Voice. However, each time I try to add voice to pictures, the app closes. It has done it atleast six times. I have restarted my ipad and it continues to close. I am new to adobe voice. Has anyone else experienced this before? If so, what did you do to fix it.


Sheila Pope

Posted on Jun 13, 2014 7:47 PM - Permalink

My First Story!

I needed a unique way to solicit participants for my study. Immediately, once I saw this app and its capabilities, I said I would use it to speak to my audience. On yesterday, I sent a couple of possible participants my video. I loved how easily and quickly I could create my project. One point of contention was uploading the projects multiple times in order to share it. I could not send my project to Twitter for some odd reasons. I think there should be an option to share with Wordpress and Google Plus. Next, I am going to create various videos and use them in my digital textbook in the video library. Great professional development activity.


Posted on Sep 30, 2014 2:55 PM - Permalink

actually YOU introduced me to this app Shelia, so thanks are in order!

carolyn brown

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 4:03 PM - Permalink

I like it a lot and my students will enjoy using this app to be creative. However there are a couple problems: 1) the Voice movies need to be embed-able in the LMS which requires "https" embed codes. 2) students are not required to have iPads, most only have laptops so they cannot use this at all.

Pip Cleaves

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 10:38 PM - Permalink

I can see Adobe Voice as an awesome addition the the foreign languages classroom. Here is an EdEx activity sharing an example and some ideas for use.

Ann Riding

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 8:48 PM - Permalink

I think my Spanish teacher is going to love this app--thanks for the idea. Their end of term tests are recorded and this tool seems like it might make that a fairly easy process.

Our ELL teacher is interested in having her students create stories, too.

Manish Tripathi

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 1:48 PM - Permalink

Yes, I have tried it and like it a lot. I can see this being used for information purposes. For example, if a school wants to provide a quick overview of what makes their school special and sets them apart from others, this is an ideal tool to use. I am still exploring its full potential, but from what I have seen so far, I like it.

Adobe Education

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 6:23 AM - Permalink

Very exciting there is enthusiasm for Voice. For more lesson plans that will perhaps help you bring Voice into the classroom do check out: http://edex.adobe.com/adobevoice And please do add your own experience, resource, and lesson plans as you begin to work with your students.

The AEE Team

Jeff Larson

Posted on Jun 11, 2014 8:08 PM - Permalink

The link here includes the period and comes up as an error. Had to copy and paste url and delete period. Just FYI..


Posted on Sep 30, 2014 2:56 PM - Permalink

This seems like the quickest and most engaing training for my learners....I appreciate the resources!

Curt Peters

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 12:11 AM - Permalink

I can see using this as a way to do some reflective evaluation. For example, after a long field trip, have the students create a short video about something they learned, something that sticks with them, or some other point they'd like to make. It would be great for those students that don't like to write but will willingly talk about their experiences.

Adobe Education

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 6:20 AM - Permalink

One of the sample lesson plans, created by Sheri German, does just that with a field trip!

Rachelle Wooten

Posted on Jun 2, 2014 12:16 AM - Permalink

Adobe Voice is my new favorite app! This is a very easy app to use and could be great for the classroom. I most appreciated the options to choose from like: promote an idea, explain something, etc. This will help prevent writer's block for some students who get stuck on a blank page. I also like the icons that are included as they will give students/teachers an opportunity to find images without having to go to a variety of sites. My only concern is that when sharing I had to enter my Adobe ID. This could be a challenge for our students. Will they also need an Adobe ID for accessing images from CC?

Diana Bidulescu

Posted on May 27, 2014 6:08 PM - Permalink

I am an ISTE Digital Storytelling Network leader and I was very excited to discover Voice. I like the ease of adding personal voice to the project, which is one of the most important look-fors in digital storytelling, as it allows for personalization and interpretation. I like the graphics. I think it can be used effectively for concept demonstrations that could be linked to content/lessons and enable the educators to continue the good teaching "their way" while providing the digital means for the 21st century teaching and learning. Love it! I would like to see enabled a feature that allows for screen-capturing and video recording, aside from the graphics to enable for personalized visual content (it would allow educators to produce great content that they can further host on any LMS, which is a major need in education nowadays)

Ursula Cable

Posted on May 26, 2014 10:02 PM - Permalink

What an easy to use and effective tool. One thing I was really impressed by was the short time needed to produce a high quality piece of work. This will be so effective in the classroom as students will finish their project in only one lesson. Simplifies the process of production while still encouraging individual expression.

Beth O'Malley

Posted on May 23, 2014 10:53 AM - Permalink

I really enjoyed using this app. I am really looking forward to introducing it into the classroom. It was so easy - I might even be able to convince some tech-reluctant teachers to give it a go.

Tony Bolder

Posted on May 13, 2014 9:29 PM - Permalink

I have just downloaded this app, and tried to create a short animation. It was sort of successful, but |I can see where this would become a tool for students and teachers alike, as it allows for a quick and informative approach to communicating information and more.

Jesse Cole

Posted on May 13, 2014 5:44 PM - Permalink

I currently have one of my students doing a Digital Interactive Media project; he is planning on using Adobe Voice and his iPad to create his media project. His grading rubric requires him to provide feedback on the app, as part of his production grade. I hope it will help provide my class and myself some feedback about this new app.