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What is one idea you’re most excited about right now? How will you make it happen?

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What is one idea you’re most excited about right now? How will you make it happen?

After posting your response, read and respond to 3 other course participants.

This is discussion is part of the Adobe EdEx Professional Learning Course: Getting Started with Adobe in the Classroom

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    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

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Lynet Humphrey

Posted on 4/19/18 7:08:04 PM Permalink

​I most excited about having students and teachers have access to Adobe Creative Cloud services. The opportunity for creativity to blossom in classrooms with the use of Spark Post and Spark Page to demonstrate further understanding and integrate technology/ creativity will really connect concepts for students.

Walt Justice

Posted on 4/16/18 5:17:08 PM Permalink

I am most excited about my faculty using Adobe Spark Post to create module introductions that they can use in their own SoftChalk or D2L modules. This is a great way for students to visualize content.

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 4:21:34 PM Permalink

​I think the Spark video tool could be a nice resource for online students when they are creating online presentations (whether they are final project presentations or peer learning presentations). That said, I think it would be important to write instructions and scaffold the students sufficiently so that they focus more on generating good content for the presentations, rather than focusing unduly on the video tool itself.

Walt Justice

Posted on 4/16/18 5:18:27 PM Permalink

I think this is a great idea. In fact, we are in the process of making Spark available to all of our students through our Enterprise license, which means we will begin to offer Spark training sessions to them.

Audra Thomas

Posted on 4/11/18 4:41:21 AM Permalink

​Spark will be a great tool for students to use to create their digital portfolios.

Walt Justice

Posted on 4/16/18 5:19:19 PM Permalink

Spark Page is fantastic for this. I use Page for nearly all of my Adobe Workshops to keep a reflective journal of my experience. However, it is also great for portfolios.

joseph kosma

Posted on 4/6/18 6:20:46 PM Permalink

​I am excited to incorporate Spark into a lot of my lessons. The presentation of material gives students a chance to present orally without being in front of the class. I want too use Spark video to create more projects or book reports to give a visual aspect as well.

Audra Thomas

Posted on 4/11/18 4:41:48 AM Permalink

Yes this a great idea!​

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 4:01:33 PM Permalink

​Spark will make for a useful tool in the presentation of projects. This is true for the instructor as well as for the students.

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 4:22:15 PM Permalink

Yep, I agree! I think this is a nice presentation tool to add to the arsenal of everything that is already out there.​

Melissa White

Posted on 3/28/18 7:56:53 PM Permalink

​An idea I am most excited about right now is finding ways to use Adobe Spark in my online tutoring. Creating informative web pages and educational videos, beautifully and easily, so that the student can better comprehend the lessons while having fun with it...is really exciting!

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 4:01:59 PM Permalink

The online classroom seems like a great platform for these programs.​

joseph kosma

Posted on 4/6/18 6:22:28 PM Permalink

I think using Spark for educational videos is as awesome way to be involved and creative, but also save time .​

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/26/18 10:12:27 PM Permalink

​a project the junior school students Year 1 was to create a powerpoint with photos of their family. If we change the task to use Adobe Spark then they can add dialogue, create a link and share with their parents immediately.

Melissa White

Posted on 3/28/18 8:01:16 PM Permalink

​This is a great idea! The students will appreciate the added benefits of Adobe Spark vs. Powerpoint when they use it. Being able to share their creation with loved ones easily is definitely an added bonus! I wish this were available when we were in high school, those reports and essays would have been a lot more fun!

Audra Thomas

Posted on 4/11/18 4:42:28 AM Permalink

This will be awesome!​

Jane Wolfarth

Posted on 3/26/18 9:10:16 PM Permalink

These would have been fun to use back when I was teaching English Language Learners.​

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 2:37:38 AM Permalink

using adobe spark with the junior school students, creating a link which we will upload to Story Park to share with parents immediately

Jane Wolfarth

Posted on 3/26/18 9:11:37 PM Permalink

​Wish my kids had project like that.

Rhonda White

Posted on 3/16/18 6:18:12 PM Permalink

​The use of video for a variety of different projects has me excited for the future projects in my classroom. The students are always wanting to create a lesson using video resources...using this software will be much easier for them...

Melissa White

Posted on 3/28/18 8:04:39 PM Permalink

I agree! Videos are at the forefront of technology now. Having access to easily create your own videos for projects is the answer to keeping up with technology and engaging students in a way that they find learning to be fun. ​

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 4:02:42 PM Permalink

Students love their cell phones. This creates unique opportunities for them to use their favorite tool.​

joseph kosma

Posted on 4/6/18 6:23:25 PM Permalink

that is exciting hear before i try and implement it myself​

David Barragán

Posted on 3/16/18 3:17:27 PM Permalink

"What you see is not me" this is a project that I want my student to work on. It would be a picture of a student and they have to tell their story (in a different language) about who they really are! They are allowed to use any digital tools to complete this challenge/assingment. We both will benefit fot what we'll do. I'm so exited!

Walt Justice

Posted on 4/16/18 5:21:49 PM Permalink

This sounds like a great project and is one you should share through Behance. We do something similar to this, although not in a different language, with our teacher candidates to introduce them to SPark Video.

Robert Bourgeois

Posted on 3/11/18 3:16:53 PM Permalink

The one idea that excites me the most after completing the second workshop is how I can provide students and fellow educators with access to free mobile apps to increase their ability to be creative both in and out of the classroom. My plan to make this happen is to share both this workshop on increasing classroom creativity and the mobile tools I am learning about while participating in the workshops with both my students and coworkers. Knowledge is power and I need to make sure they know about these tools before they can be used productively to boost student creativity.

David Barragán

Posted on 3/16/18 3:22:26 PM Permalink

I think it is a good idea that your students know about these tools before they produce something but I also think exactly the opposite. They learn as they use their tools, right?

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 2:38:42 AM Permalink

I agree that the availability of mobile apps makes the use of them versatile.

Melissa White

Posted on 3/28/18 8:10:17 PM Permalink

This was what really excited me as well! The mobile apps from Adobe that can be used on the go, anytime, anywhere! After all we can not predict when we will get an amazing idea or are when we will actually be able to have a free moment to work on projects a little at a time​. Adobe is absolutely superior when it comes to accessibility, flexibility and having the top creativity tools in the industry!

joseph kosma

Posted on 4/6/18 6:24:57 PM Permalink

The fact that Spark is free is an awesome tool. You are right on. The free fact also makes people less resistant to change.​

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 4:31:11 PM Permalink

I agree, though I wish Adobe would make its Spark privacy and copyright settings more visible on the site. I know that there are students who have concerns about what is happening with their schoolwork and they may be curious about how these free tools will use their data.

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/6/18 6:13:06 PM Permalink

​Currently, I'm excited about introducing Photoshop to my Digital Design students using Photoshop Mix (mobile). Students are always using their devices to take pictures. I believe that Photoshop Mix will provide a "spark" of interest in Photoshop in Digital Design.

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 2:39:47 AM Permalink

I like the idea of using student mobile phones as part of curriculum instead of being punitive in their use. The availability of mobile apps makes it a seamless use of technology.​

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 4:03:58 PM Permalink

The mobile nature of this software is great. Students will not be limited to time in the school's computer lab, but they can take the work with them.​

Audra Thomas

Posted on 4/11/18 4:43:38 AM Permalink

I am excited about Photoshop mix the kids will love it!​

Ken Reiss

Posted on 3/5/18 8:46:34 PM Permalink

I've just been asked to put together an overview of the Creative Suite applications for our department, so I think I'll use spark for some of it, as well as demonstrate some of the mobile tools.​

Ruth E Manlandro

Posted on 2/22/18 1:01:04 AM Permalink

I am going to use the photo and video creation tools in my classroom.

Ken Reiss

Posted on 3/5/18 8:47:01 PM Permalink

Depending on what you teach, there's all kinds of opportunities for that!

JAN CHRISTOPHER GAMIT

Posted on 2/14/18 2:38:03 PM Permalink

​i,m so excited to share this to my areamates so they can use this tools in their classess

Ragen Morgenstern

Posted on 2/12/18 10:10:22 PM Permalink

​I'm most excited about getting the kids to use Spark, they really loath keeping traditional journals, but being able to add pictures and video will surely get them more interested.

Ken Reiss

Posted on 3/5/18 8:47:34 PM Permalink

Yes, I would think kids would really like this!

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/6/18 6:17:07 PM Permalink

I agree, Ragen. ​I am also looking forward to presenting Spark Page as a "Learning Journal."

David Barragán

Posted on 3/16/18 3:24:21 PM Permalink

They really like that, I have done this projects with my kids in Spanish!​

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 4:24:51 PM Permalink

I also think it could help make journals are little more enticing. Some students take to journals well, but others can find them to be a bit of a slog. These tools might help making journaling more fun for them.​

JORGE BARRIGON

Posted on 2/8/18 9:36:12 PM Permalink

The complete set of spark apps are great I think there is a lot of potential, what I like is that the learning is very friendly and that help the students to start easy and focus more in the creative and content parts of the projects.

Ken Reiss

Posted on 3/5/18 8:48:12 PM Permalink

There certainly is!​

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/6/18 6:21:30 PM Permalink

I first learned about Spark in "Digital Design for Educators." I really liked keeping my work together and reflecting on it as I journeyed through the class. In this class, I learned about Spark Post and Spark Video. I can visualize using theseas both learning​ tools and teaching tools.

Dorus Verwiel

Posted on 1/23/18 11:19:59 AM Permalink

​I like to learn my students how to use Adobe sparks. after that I encourage them to use Sparks to hand over there work to me.

Terry Powell

Posted on 1/22/18 11:02:15 PM Permalink

My favorite was Spark Video. This is a great tool for Marketing courses.​

JORGE BARRIGON

Posted on 2/8/18 9:38:28 PM Permalink

I agree with you, spark video is great for courses. And spark page is great for students to deliver their work

David Barragán

Posted on 3/16/18 3:25:47 PM Permalink

What kind of projects have you done with your students?​

Tanya McAnally

Posted on 1/16/18 9:48:29 PM Permalink

ALL of it! I am excited about Spark post, page, and video. I teach K-5 computers so I can see a myself and my students using all the tools across the grade levels for different projects.

JORGE BARRIGON

Posted on 2/8/18 9:39:07 PM Permalink

​Its a great tool and very easy to use

Meagan Villejoin

Posted on 1/15/18 11:40:38 PM Permalink

​I am really excited to start using Spark video and converting some of my lessons into these creative digital gems that will hopefully inspire my students to want to know more.

Terry Powell

Posted on 1/22/18 11:03:01 PM Permalink

That's what I would use it for as well. I could also use it for video critiques.

Dorus Verwiel

Posted on 1/23/18 11:21:36 AM Permalink

exactly what I want to do: learn them how to use it and then use it!​

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 2:40:52 AM Permalink

the simplicity of adobe spark means that all students of all ages can use it

Melinda Larson-Horne

Posted on 1/11/18 4:56:45 PM Permalink

​I am excited about sharing Spark and the examples in this course with the teachers that I coach. It is fun and easy and allows students and teachers to be creative with telling a story and sharing ideas.

Meagan Villejoin

Posted on 1/15/18 11:44:17 PM Permalink

​The teachers at my school are always looking for professional development and our school just began its digital one-to-one initiative, so the Edex resources, in addition to the adobe apps are just the thing we needed to help us dive into our new technology! I can't wait to share as well!

Tanya McAnally

Posted on 1/16/18 9:56:02 PM Permalink

I am also excited to share with other teachers what Spark has to offer. ​

JORGE BARRIGON

Posted on 2/8/18 9:42:00 PM Permalink

The great thing about spark is that is very easy to use, is very friendly and that help with teachers that are a little bit reluctant to technology.

Brent Russell

Posted on 1/9/18 2:59:30 PM Permalink

​I really like how easy Adobe Spark is to use. I especially like the format and how quickly u can create a project. I really think the possibilities in using Adobe Spark are endless, especially when teaching technology classes like I do with my Media Arts 1 and Media Arts 2 classes.

Melinda Larson-Horne

Posted on 1/11/18 4:55:32 PM Permalink

​I had never used Spark before either and I agree that it was fun and easy while having lots of options for creativity.

Meagan Villejoin

Posted on 1/15/18 11:41:42 PM Permalink

​Yes! It is crazy and effortless Spark is and before you know if you have a beautiful product!

Tanya McAnally

Posted on 1/16/18 10:02:28 PM Permalink

I agree, it is so easy to use! I can't wait to have my student give it a try.

Tanya McAnally

Posted on 1/16/18 9:55:21 PM Permalink

So many fun possibilities! ​

Dorus Verwiel

Posted on 1/23/18 11:22:18 AM Permalink

Yes. Fun but also very handy to get great results with little effort and knowledge​

Terry Powell

Posted on 1/22/18 11:04:02 PM Permalink

​I agree... easy to use and I love that we have it available for free on our mobile devices.

Dorus Verwiel

Posted on 1/23/18 11:23:22 AM Permalink

same here: i teach digital design and for me it's a great way to learn them how to stand out in the crowd with there hand overs.​

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/6/18 6:23:27 PM Permalink

I think the ease of use is what makes it so great for use in the classroom! Students will catch on to it quite easily. No more excuses!​