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Adobe Voice in the Classroom

How might you use Adobe Voice with students in a teaching and learning context?

Share your ideas here.

Note: Adobe Voice is now part of the Adobe Spark family and has been renamed to Adobe Spark Video, along with Adobe Spark Post (formerly Adobe Post) and Adobe Spark Page (formerly Adobe Slate). To discuss using Adobe Spark in the classroom, check out the Adobe Spark in the Classroom discussion

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Adobe Education

Posted on 5/19/16 2:28:46 PM Permalink

Exciting news! Adobe Voice is now part of the Adobe Spark family and has been renamed to Adobe Spark Video, along with Adobe Spark Post (formerly Adobe Post) and Adobe Spark Page (formerly Adobe Slate). To discuss using Adobe Spark in the classroom, check out the Adobe Spark in the Classroom discussion. This discussion is now closed for new comments. Thanks!

Heidi Liu

Posted on 3/25/16 10:10:08 PM Permalink

It is great for students of any age to reflect on a product & surprise their parents with a short Voice presentation.

John Cowell

Posted on 2/12/16 11:21:30 AM Permalink

I have used adobe voice with lower ability students to allow them to create a story to develop their understanding of the books they are reading in English. This is help them develop they're confident speaking roles I love them to be expressive about the texts they are reading

Donna Dolan

Posted on 2/12/16 12:19:21 PM Permalink

Isn't it fun to watch them use Voice! I think it's a great tool to use for young readers. Thanks for sharing.

daniel Mullings

Posted on 8/12/15 6:46:54 PM Permalink

I am currently using adobe voice over slate as I feel it's an easy way to show the students what they can achieve in a very, very short time. The music has such a range that it can be a discussion point in a plenary as t why you have chosen and what would you use that's not on there.

emily panter

Posted on 7/5/15 10:03:59 PM Permalink

Adobe Voice is a great and visual way to actually give the students assignments in your class. You ban make a voice video describing the assignment and the visual and audio components will most likely make it more memorable. Also this is a good way to make the assignments available for the parents to view and understand the assignments that their students have.

Donna Dolan

Posted on 7/2/15 10:21:37 PM Permalink

I think I will try Adobe Voice early in the first semester and do an All About Me and My Dreams activity.

Tyesha Moore

Posted on 6/25/15 2:54:19 AM Permalink

Initially, when I previewed Adobe Voice I immediately thought of digital storytelling. (-And we did create some lovely pieces!) Once I allowed my students to become more comfortable using Adobe Voice, we created "how to" or "how I" presentations that allowed them to talk through problem solving or explain their reasoning. Once saved, other students could view the presentation as a student created resource.

Leigh Howser

Posted on 5/9/15 2:15:28 AM Permalink

Adobe Voice is so easy to use and could be used in a range of ways across year levels. In the younger grades it could be used as an alternative to journal writing and retells, in the older years it could be used to present multimodal text or report.

Iris Joyner

Posted on 2/23/15 10:21:12 PM Permalink

Adobe Voice is so easy to use even children in the lower elementary grade can pick it up. Adobe Voice can be used for all of the Core Subjects- Mathematics, English, Science, History. It is an excellent tool for Fine Arts and Performing Arts as a means of expression, even an extension of the works previously presented. I will surely use it in my tool box in the field of education!

Michael Roland

Posted on 2/11/15 8:21:31 PM Permalink

As a church leader, I am looking forward to using Adobe Voice as a tool to inspire creativity and story telling with the youth in the church.

David Conover

Posted on 2/11/15 2:45:20 AM Permalink

I will use voice in my classroom and in this way: students will create a video game documentary

I will have students use Voice as part of their Game document. I will change some the documentary questions to fit the game design format. This will also be useful as a marketing tool.

Aurora Ramos

Posted on 2/8/15 5:08:38 AM Permalink

I would use Voice in the classroom as a way for the students to summarize their knowledge of a unit. They could select a particular area of content that they learned. Also, could use Voice as a way for students to express their opinions of what they learned.

Aalia Rahman

Posted on 1/27/15 1:55:21 AM Permalink

Adobe Voice is awesome. As a teacher, if I was going to be absent for a day, then I could create a presentation using Adobe Voice and I could email it to the TA or even to the students if need be, asking them to complete the task I assigned or take notes on the lecture I recorded.

Nancy Portillo

Posted on 5/17/15 9:51:40 PM Permalink

This is an awesome idea. I have come back from being out and the lesson plans were not followed. This would be a great solution! Thanks!

Marietta Fonseca

Posted on 1/20/15 6:43:32 PM Permalink

This is a great resource to use not only in the classroom but in business or daily activities , even to send a fun message to a love one, is fast to make and will have more impact that just an email. This is my first encounter with this tool and I loved it!!

Now, is time to learn how to use it and start creating great content.

Los Lunas High School

Posted on 1/20/15 7:28:24 AM Permalink

One of our school's focus areas this year is academic vocabulary. We would like to see students produce the exemplars rather than the teachers doing all the work. Voice will provide a way for students to articulate their understanding of the vocabulary and to share it with the rest of the school on the video monitors.

Aurora Ramos

Posted on 2/8/15 5:09:44 AM Permalink

I like this idea. With ESL students it would help them visual their understanding.

Madra Ullrich

Posted on 1/19/15 3:39:10 AM Permalink

Adobe Voice can easily be used as flash cards or can be used as a way to take notes for a class. There are so many ways that students can use Adobe Voice personally or for school.

Sherie Anderson

Posted on 1/19/15 12:30:45 AM Permalink

I am not certain how voice can be used in school education, but I am sure it can be used in the workforce. I currently work as a technical writer and graphic designer, and I was recently given the task of creating a script and video for the company's clients. The video consisted of images along with an Adobe Voice style voice over. We did not have sufficient software to complete the video and had to outsource it. I wish I had this information last month when the task was assigned to me.

Myron Pulier

Posted on 1/18/15 10:10:32 PM Permalink

I wonder what it takes for students at various levels and under various circumstances to become adept at running Adobe Voice without having to think about it, like riding a bicycle. This in itself would be a valuable skill (and I'm thinking not only about kids but about healthcare workers in training). Maybe performing some brief exercises and demonstrating a fluent level of proficiency should be a prerequisite to proceeding on to any kind of actual "project" just as immediate access to the addition and multiplication tables from 0 through 12 and corresponding subtraction and addition should be absolutely required before moving up to "real life" problems. I know that the current fad is to capture the interest, enthusiasm and imagination of students before getting them to acquire necessary skills, but I've seen that waste time and fail. Adobe Voice is intrinsically fun and engaging. Even someone who is shy, who hates his own voice, is a loner and who is "not good" at technology may like playing with Adobe Voice and become motivated to explore ideas, experiences and feelings with it on his own (not necessarily showing anyone the result).

I deal with healthcare professionals, people under great time pressure to produce results in a confusing and ambiguous environment where goals are often difficult to define and accomplishment can be elusive (the diagnosis is never established, the patient gets worse, the "insurance" company refuses authorization for treatment, etc.). The immediate external reward for participating in extra instruction is an allotment of "continuing education" credits. Learning to create, and actually producing an Adobe Voice video offers far fewer such credits per hour invested than do alternative topics with more-immediate application, such as an update on cardiac resuscitation or interactions between grapefruits and commonly used medications. Yet I believe the insight into new media gained from playing with Adobe Voice, and, for some, ability to generate presentations with this and more-feature-filled applications, would be especially valuable now that telemedicine is becoming a mainstream activity in clinical care.

I believe that Adobe Voice itself could be used to generate very useful programs and remarkably little skill is required to come out with something that is either good enough or that can be easily polished-up by an editor.

Vickey Bolling-Witt

Posted on 1/18/15 4:08:52 PM Permalink

I teach illustration and graphic design at the college level, and one of the project ideas that came from looking at the resources you have available has to do with the creative process – as my students work through a particular visual assignment. So they can use this Adobe voice application to outline the problem they're going to solve, and then put into place their thumbnails, and rough sketches. From there they cannot voice to describe the thinking process. They can end with the visual solution, and do a voiceover explaining why they made the decisions that they did to come up with this final design or illustration. This is a piece of the creative process with my students that I've been missing, and Adobe voice will make it very easy for them to explain their process. They'll also have the opportunity to post this on their website, so that potential clients or employers can view their thinking processes.

Rhonda Mashburn

Posted on 1/15/15 5:23:43 PM Permalink

I feel that this app would be awesome in allowing resource students to watch numerous times in learning new techniques in software so the instructor's time is freed up to help other students. Also, students who have missed a lesson can use this to make up the missed lesson that is convenient for the student.

Aurora Ramos

Posted on 2/8/15 5:10:26 AM Permalink

Oh Yeah!! Students could review the lessons as often as needed to improve comprehension.

Abi Woldhuis

Posted on 1/15/15 3:04:39 AM Permalink

i feel this app is useful to use with all ages. I need to check out the age restrictions etc but I see a lot of useful applications here for integrated studies, units of inquiry, students giving feedback about progress on bigger projects via Voice. I'm thinking of using it for book reviews, holiday reflections, excursion summaries, peer review on presentations, research summaries and so much more! The help videos and demo lesson plans are amazing. Again, a good example of educators sharing what they are doing well for the benefit of the students we teach. A heartfelt thank you.

Tiffany .

Posted on 1/14/15 8:38:43 PM Permalink

I'm in higher ed. After showing my design students my first attempt at voice, they were excited about the app. I'm going to assign a Voice project for them.

Howard Dewsbury

Posted on 1/12/15 10:29:52 PM Permalink

Each semester I schedule field trips and the students are required to submit a report on the trip. Using Voice to prepare their reports is going to be a lot of fun for them, as the one that has to grade the reports Voice will make my job much more pleasant.

Aurora Ramos

Posted on 2/8/15 5:11:08 AM Permalink

I like this idea. It gives the students a task as they go on their trip.

casey unangst

Posted on 1/12/15 1:54:02 AM Permalink

Hi. I think Voice would be a great end product for a lesson. Students can use Voice to explain, describe or illustrate their thoughts. It could also be used to create a story for peers, using their own drawings in place of photos.

Andrea Grych

Posted on 1/11/15 12:53:03 AM Permalink

In a math class, I can think of more ways for an educator to utilize Adobe Voice than a math student. The only way that I can think for math students to utilize Adobe Voice is to tell a story about how a particular math concepts can be used in a real-world situation.

Myron Pulier

Posted on 1/18/15 8:26:51 PM Permalink

How about this kind of approach, Andrea? A scrupulously honest ogress has 9 very picky and extremely jealous identical nonet (like twins, only different) children. They must be told exactly how much food they each are getting, and will get into vicious fights unless they are treated "fairly", i.e. absolutely equally... and they hate anything to be wasted and, what's worse, like all ogres, they cannot understand fractions... just decimals. Computers tend to be the same as ogres in this regard.

So the ogress deep-fries 27 identical donuts and distributes them evenly. No problem: 27 divided by 9 = 3, so each kid gets 3 donuts to start their dinner off. Now as it happens, the ogress has ordered-in four 1-litre containers of wonton soup, which were delivered with 18 wontons packaged separately. That's fine, wonton-wise, 2 for each child; but how much of the soup does each little ogre get?

Do the math using decimal division the way ogres do, bringing down remainders, etc: 4 litres divided by 9 children = 0.444 litres per child, rounded to the nearest millilitre. But this means either that some of the children will unfairly get 445 or more ml, or that 4 ml will be wasted, or the ogress herself will sneak a sip, any of which would enrage the kids; and anyway she's allergic to wonton soup, or at least hates it. OK, make it 444.4444 ml each. Still not exact. The ogress realizes that even staying up all night to continue the division will not yield an exact result and, being honest, she cannot bring herself to deceive her children. Luckily, she remembers her calculus, and can portion the soup out evenly, announcing that each is receiving 0.4 (with a dot over the 4) litres... the decimal being repeated infinitely.

(The fact is that if we really really want to, try hard, and live long enough, we can continue the division until the discrepancy between our result and exactly four ninths will be smaller than any little number that you might choose to challenge us with. Does this make 0.4 with the dot really the same as 4/9? That's a philosophical question that has been debated by mathematicians. For practical purposes it is the same, and calculus rests on the assumption that it is the same. However, we need not get into that.)

Without consulting the ogress, the ogre of the house, who had not studied math beyond third grade, thought he'd bring peace to his family by trudging out and then storming back with 5 more litres of wonton soup. However, he arrived too late with the extra soup: the 4 original litres had already been consumed. So the ogress now gives out 0.5 (with a dot over the 5) litres to each child. The children are puzzled. How much in all did each child get? 0.4444... plus 0.5555... obviously should equal 0.9999... but 4 plus 5 = 9 and 9 divided by 9 should equal 1. Did the ogress waste some soup, or sneak a sip, or was she lying about portioning it out fairly?

This could be a way to insinuate the concept of limits into the minds of kids even before their brains have matured enough to deal with the abstractions of calculus adequately.

Madra Ullrich

Posted on 1/19/15 3:27:13 AM Permalink

Have students make flash cards out of Adobe Voice. Use as a study aid. It would be interesting to see what they would come up with?

Cindy Sakurai

Posted on 12/7/14 11:43:50 PM Permalink

There are many ways the Adobe Voice app can be applied in my classroom. One way to begin with is retelling a story. Another way I may incorporate it is in their animal habitat project. It appears easier than the tool they were using before.

Deborah Altenbeck

Posted on 10/9/14 7:17:02 PM Permalink

I would have used it in our "Making a difference" unit (English as a second language classroom). Instead of (just) making posters, a video would have been a lot of fun. Unfortunately, we do not have any iPads yet.

Toris vonwolfe

Posted on 10/9/14 6:25:25 AM Permalink

Hello Melissa,

Can't find an email for a complaint about Adobe. Been all over the map, no way to contact management etc. Sometimes I go through yahoo's web browser looking for short videos to show the kids. Lately, a pop up window comes up and I am asked if "" can store information on our computer? Adobe offers an accept or decline option however the "decline" does not do a thing? So we never get to watch the video as the pop up window in directly in the middle of the screen.

I feel this is completely wrong and would like to talk with management regarding this policy. They always show an ad without the pop up then just as the video story starts up comes the "", pop up. I tried to contact,, however this has not worked either.

If you have any suggestion on this, please send me an email:

warmest, Tory Vonwolfe

Paulo Sudhaus

Posted on 10/8/14 11:44:14 PM Permalink

I recently ran an workshop for college faculty on course redesign and instructional strategies, and one of the activities I asked them to do was to create an elevator pitch for their courses (why should students take it? why is the course important?). I think that the use of Adobe Voice could be a great next step to make their pitch more effective: after they have the text, then let's make it a visual story.

For students, Adobe Voice could be used to create and present panel presentations to the rest of the class. In an art course, for example, different groups or individuals could be assigned different painters. Students would then have to offer a brief overview of the painter's life and his/her work.

I will start using Adobe Voice more and try to find more applications for it in (and out) of the classroom.

Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Posted on 1/12/15 6:10:28 PM Permalink

I agree Paulo. Adding pictures usually tells a better story.

Colin Byers

Posted on 10/2/14 3:18:44 AM Permalink

I'm encouraging staff members from across our school division to use Voice in a variety of courses (everything from French immersion to culinary arts). This is part of a community of practice that I am leading, so hopefully at the end of the year, we'll have some great products to showcase. I will be using it in my media arts lab for students to provide a narrative to a photographic communication assignment.

jason sanders

Posted on 10/1/14 6:17:12 PM Permalink

John I totally agree come on Adobe get your finger out and let schools use voice on computers and phones. We can all use it then. I seem to think you are a company trying to get tech to even poor people. It's also wired that even those on low incomes have phones. Therefore they could learn creatively

Rant over


Posted on 10/1/14 4:17:34 PM Permalink

The only deficit, I see is one that is par for the course of implementing Creativity AND technology into learning environments; the access to the media for the learner and the learning institution.

Voice is exclusively an iPad app, which requires the course has iPads available or enough of the learners BYOD. The other challenge, which I know all to well, it that many schools who need and could benefit greatly from learning such as this don't readily have access to this technology and in some cases are scared of implementing it because of the "potential" of something going wrong in a "wired" classroom.

Thus the battle those of us who have embraced this education "conversion" have to deal with.


Posted on 10/1/14 4:11:43 PM Permalink

How might you use Voice with students in a teaching and learning context?

Voice is a powerful tool that has practical applications across multiple curriculums because it allows the learner to discuss, explain, and theorize on the subject matter being presented and allows them the room & resource to visual explain it as well. It also speaks to the creative talent involved in most presentation projects.
For me it is an app that is easy to run with "out the box" because it simply asks the learner to discuss the subject and what they know about it and allows them the opportunity to visually supplement the verbiage that was supplied. The creative aspect to this allows the learning to take an enjoyment factor that would make most projects that, seem dry from the surface, convert to somthing exciting creative and new.
I have it on my iPad and am eager to use it in a project for learners.

Pip Cleaves

Posted on 9/23/14 12:12:04 AM Permalink

James Watt

Posted on 9/19/14 3:12:20 AM Permalink

Will use it to summarize and reflect on learning at report card time. Each student will use prompts/sentence starters to write & reflect on their term work before narrating a voice presentation for their parents. In the process now of scaffolding a few different types of presentations for kids to do at various grade levels. Still have some concerns about publishing and sharing options. Anyone have any links to a page that explains publishing options & limitations clearly?

Jered Martinez

Posted on 8/31/14 5:09:52 AM Permalink

Hey! Where's the story of Adobe Voice using Adobe Voice?

I work in a district on a military installation. Our entire student population has a parent or guardian in the armed services. This would be great for a mother or father over seas to read a book or story and send back to their child or vice versa.

Jason Webb

Posted on 8/27/14 2:31:05 PM Permalink

I am going to help implement Voice in the classroom by having students create a read along story for Kindergartners. It will be a great way for my high school students to interact and learn basic communications skills.

Jody Campbell

Posted on 8/7/14 2:26:40 AM Permalink

Our monthly student news publication is going digital and I think Voice would be a great tool for contributing students to add dynamic content quickly and easily regardless of major or video product experice.

Jody Campbell

Posted on 8/7/14 2:11:21 AM Permalink

Our monthly student news publication is going digital and I think Voice would be a great tool for contributing students to add dynamic content quickly and easily regardless of major or video product experience.

Albert Thomas

Posted on 8/6/14 2:15:28 PM Permalink

Adobe voice would be a great tool for students to do book reviews over summer reading projects. In high school it could be a great capstone project to sum up a students time in high school.

Ursula Cable

Posted on 7/19/14 9:49:18 AM Permalink

I am going to use Voice to model assignment tasks with explanations of the features of particular responses. I will also get students to use this to create book trailers and to combine images with book reports. A fabulous tool. I'm just beginning to speculate on all of the potential uses for it.

Ann Riding

Posted on 7/18/14 10:35:01 PM Permalink

Here are just a few of the ways I think I will use it at school:

Booktalks for the library website

School announcements

"about our school" videos for the school website

assignment videos for blended learning

storyboarding for larger video projects

collaborating with language arts, science, math, art, history and other teachers and their students

Marc Boucher

Posted on 7/13/14 1:55:36 PM Permalink

Voice is a great idea, and I think, if I have to use it, it's first for exam or to have proje made after a lesson to see if the students have understant itt (make in school or home).

Deborah Hargroves

Posted on 7/6/14 12:32:22 AM Permalink

I LOVE Adobe Voice! I plan to use it to announce and explain assignments to students. I would like for students to use it to document events in the school and to present information to show mastery of learning in interesting & creative ways!


jason sanders

Posted on 7/3/14 11:42:35 AM Permalink


Janet Harris

Posted on 7/1/14 10:54:41 PM Permalink

Great tool for the classroom. I teach Digital Media to freshmen and I am looking forward to using it when I teach them "How to Tell a Story". I think this will be a simple tool that they will be able to use while focusing on telling the story and not the technology. I am excited to get project ideas during this course.

Dawnette Brenner

Posted on 6/24/14 2:28:29 AM Permalink

I would love to have the option to make the recordings a little longer, perhaps by 30 seconds. Each one of my recordings seems to get cut short.

I love this app and have used it for students to explain a concept they've learned, tutor another student, create a short story, share photos and start a collaborative conversation about them, share resources with team members by sharing on Google Docs and having conversations there or on a blog.

Rachelle Wooten

Posted on 6/24/14 2:37:59 AM Permalink


How did you get the project off the device or how did they publish/share their created stories?

Dawnette Brenner

Posted on 6/24/14 3:08:21 AM Permalink

Hi Rachelle,

After my students recorded their stories, we clicked on the box with the arrow to upload and share. the "Share by Email," or "Copy Link" are both options we choose. Students usually copy the link (which is available after the video is uploaded) and post on Edmodo, blogs, Google Document to share with others.

The limitation is that others need to have Adobe Voice on their device to watch. Students mostly watched recordings on their iPhones/iPods, since I only have two iPads. :(

Colette Trad

Posted on 6/14/14 11:15:06 PM Permalink

I have spoken to a lot of teachers who have decided not to use it because it doesn't save to camera roll.

Cheryl Machat Dorskind

Posted on 1/12/15 6:13:51 PM Permalink

I agree Colette - the fact that you can't save to camera roll limits the story's output.

Rose Wettstein

Posted on 4/17/16 9:05:17 AM Permalink

Perhaps this was the case when you first started using, but I just used it last week my students and they can save it to Camera Roll without a problem. When hitting share, select the camera. Then it goes to camera roll and they can send it to me by email, AirDrop, etc.

carolyn brown

Posted on 6/12/14 4:01:22 PM Permalink

I used it but I need to embed the Voice movies in the LMS so students can watch them. The LMS is Etudes (Sakia based) and requires https URLs so I wasn't able to embed the Voice embed code and share with the students.

Rachelle Wooten

Posted on 6/2/14 12:33:11 AM Permalink

I would love to collaborate with History teachers and have students create a story that promotes the "big idea" of one or more primary source documents they are currently studying. In math, I could see teachers challenging students to make a creative video that explains how to solve a real-world problem on the mathematics topic they are currently studying. I'd love to see an administrator have his teachers create some Adobe Stories where they introduce themselves and share them on the school's website or broadcast announcements. Lots of ideas of how Adobe Voice can be used for teaching and learning!

Colette Trad

Posted on 5/23/14 10:59:48 AM Permalink

I used it today and had students retell a picturebook in their own words. It was great but I cannot find the URL or LINK to view it or find any embed code. Where did they upload to? I chose Private. Can't find online.

Pip Cleaves

Posted on 6/10/14 10:46:41 PM Permalink

Collette, You should be able to go back into your app and re-publish. Scroll across to your 'old' projects and follow the prompts. This will help you find the link to your private video. Pip

Pip Cleaves

Posted on 6/10/14 10:46:46 PM Permalink

Collette, You should be able to go back into your app and re-publish. Scroll across to your 'old' projects and follow the prompts. This will help you find the link to your private video. Pip

Colette Trad

Posted on 6/11/14 11:47:04 AM Permalink

I found it and embedded it on a blog. I love adobe voice.

Eliot Attridge

Posted on 5/17/14 4:55:33 AM Permalink

Good question! Having seen this discussion, I immediately downloaded the app. It looks great, but as with many products I have not created anything with it as yet. This is due to two reasons:

1) I'm not used to hearing my own voice, so for me at this point it is off putting- I wonder how many others have the same issue?)

2) I haven't seen enough examples to draw me in. Learning new software is a balance between the cost of learning with the benefits it may provide. At the moment I am not sure what the benefits are?

I think it's really interesting this 'user block' with software...

Dawnette Brenner

Posted on 6/24/14 3:11:18 AM Permalink

Haha love your comment Eliot,

After making several tutorial videos for students, the "off-putting," is a bit old for me. Kids love to hear themselves though, so don't let that hinder you from using this amazing application.

Check out the Adobe Voice in Education, there are several examples there. What do you teach?

Eliot Attridge

Posted on 7/1/14 10:36:46 AM Permalink


I teach science. I've now seen a number of voice 'presos' and I am getting a better idea of how they could be used. Just need some iPads, now! They need a PC / Mac version for this to really take off, methinks.