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Adobe Spark PD Toolkit

Technical Tutorial Published 2/26/17 Last updated on 3/23/20

For years, students and teachers have loved the ways Adobe Spark’s lets anyone create beautiful videos, web pages, and graphics. The apps are fun, engaging, accessible across devices, free for education, and actively encourage creative expression and digital literacy.

Adobe Spark is incredibly easy to learn independently for ages 7 and up (and with assistance for ages 5 and up), so formal instruction or training on the technology is rarely needed. What educators do ask for, however, is guidance on how Spark can, and should, be used in the classroom. What’s been proven to work well? What support or guidance may students need? What’s been shown to make learning outcomes really excel using Spark?

If you are a workshop or training facilitator, this kit draws on years of best practices to equip you to easily train other teachers or school leaders on how to best use Spark in the classroom. These materials can be adapted for in-person or online workshops (e.g. via live webinar, recordings, or online courses). In short, these materials contain everything you need to host your own productive and informative in-school PD session on Adobe Spark and how it can support digital literacy, creativity, and storytelling.

This kit contains:

  • A customizable PD event registration
  • A customizable PD event agenda
  • Customizable presentation slides
  • Tutorial videos
  • A facilitator guide
  • Educator login instructions resource
  • Follow- up email series

The Adobe Spark team plans to update the kit regularly, so share your feedback on what worked, how you customized for your local context and group, and how we can continue the Spark journey together!


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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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Monica Boccoli

Posted on 6/28/20 7:36:23 AM Permalink

Thanks, it's very useful​

Letizia M

Posted on 6/26/20 11:38:33 AM Permalink

​Wonderfull. Thanks.

Shaik Shanu

Posted on 6/5/20 2:15:28 PM Permalink

Awesome, loved to join. Worthful content. Tq very much dear Educators.​

Archna Goel

Posted on 5/25/20 6:27:49 AM Permalink

​Thank you so much for sharing the resource

Terry Marsh

Posted on 5/13/20 1:52:55 AM Permalink

​This is an awesome resource. Very engaging design and excellent content.

Mihaela Stir

Posted on 5/12/20 2:54:32 PM Permalink

​This is an amazing resource! Thank you so much for sharing!

Ashbin Singh

Posted on 5/4/20 11:39:08 PM Permalink

Thanks for very informative resources.

Jayasree L

Posted on 5/3/20 6:27:14 AM Permalink

Thank you Sir.​

Serena Zanotti

Posted on 5/2/20 9:32:05 AM Permalink

​Thank you!

shreyas pathak

Posted on 4/15/20 3:02:38 AM Permalink

​thanks sir for this kit

Catherine Zhai

Posted on 4/14/20 8:51:12 AM Permalink

​Thanks for sharing!

Ramesh Nakhate

Posted on 4/13/20 9:17:40 AM Permalink

Thanks for this resource.

Kathy Shigemura

Posted on 4/8/20 6:28:19 PM Permalink

​Thanks for providing this resource. Looking forward to working with students.

Sharkawi Che Din

Posted on 4/8/20 11:29:16 AM Permalink

​Thank you.

Serena Zanotti

Posted on 4/6/20 8:51:45 PM Permalink

​Thank you!

Richard Mottershead

Posted on 4/1/20 9:18:36 AM Permalink

​Thank you for providing great resources which will add to our skills as educators. This will enhance my teaching and engage the students further.

Layne Barber

Posted on 3/31/20 2:00:21 PM Permalink

Great resources and help.. thanks!

Check your slide:

​the link in slide 33 of the "Editable - Get Started With Adobe Spark - PD Slides"

has a typo... too many "t"s -- get a 404 error. should be

Peter Facciola

Posted on 3/26/20 5:23:07 PM Permalink

​Awesome work! Thank you. This "sparked" a fully developed college public speaking course for me while I was watching the presentation!

Thomas Demos

Posted on 3/25/20 3:23:51 PM Permalink

​This is a top notch, expertly organized resource with high production value. Great job, Tanya!

Selim Hassan

Posted on 3/12/20 10:04:28 AM Permalink

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, our university has taken extraordinary steps to ensure the safety of students, staff and faculty. As universities get shut down or declare limited physical access to campus facilities, distance/online learning becomes ever more relevant and critical. No matter what, learning must continue. So, we are all busy learning/improving our digital media creation and communication skills.​ I hope to use software products to facilitate communication and outcome-based learning for our students. Thank you, Adobe, for providing some of these products.

Jose Jimenez

Posted on 2/26/20 4:51:04 PM Permalink

​Thanks for the info and great ideas!

Kathy Wegley

Posted on 2/18/20 3:03:44 PM Permalink

Thank you for designing this PD Kit! ​

Scarlett Daugherty

Posted on 2/15/20 5:03:51 PM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing this information. Very helpful information to share with other educators how good Adobe Spark is in the classroom, as well as for educators.

Atef Abdelkhalek

Posted on 1/30/20 12:58:12 AM Permalink

​Thanks a lot

Joanne Mignone

Posted on 1/29/20 7:01:42 AM Permalink

​Thank you so much for sharing. The quality of the Adobe Spark PD Kit is great and provides everything I need to explain it to my teaching team.

Ahmed Belal

Posted on 1/12/20 11:57:44 AM Permalink

​Thanks for Sharing

Teresa Vazquez

Posted on 12/27/19 4:18:18 PM Permalink

​Thank you so much!!!

Catherine Zhai

Posted on 12/18/19 7:37:25 AM Permalink

​Great work, thanks for sharing!

Mark Woszczalski

Posted on 12/12/19 12:49:37 AM Permalink

​Thank you for this, it's terrific!

Stu Arms

Posted on 11/24/19 1:12:12 PM Permalink

​Cheers, Ben

VERY VERY useful... Thank you... Stu

Delores Douglas

Posted on 11/6/19 5:24:03 PM Permalink

​Thank you so much for the helpful resources.

Matthew Ross

Posted on 11/1/19 5:03:51 AM Permalink

​I am just starting my teaching career - saving this now for one day in the future :) Thanks!

Ruth E Manlandro

Posted on 10/30/19 9:47:16 PM Permalink

Thank you so much for creating this

Christine Archer-Davison

Posted on 10/22/19 6:29:55 PM Permalink

​Thank you for creating this. Once less thing I have to do.

Bronwen Wade-Leeuwen

Posted on 10/7/19 12:49:46 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing Adobe Spark PD Kit Ben​

Robert Achee

Posted on 10/2/19 2:47:27 PM Permalink

Thx for sharing, great material​

Hermila Loya

Posted on 9/5/19 4:57:01 PM Permalink

​WOW, thanks for sharing!

Stefania Buzatu

Posted on 9/5/19 12:48:47 PM Permalink

​Thank you so much!

Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 9/1/19 5:43:35 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing highly appreciated your efforts

Judy Durkin

Posted on 9/1/19 1:02:10 AM Permalink

​Thanks, Ben!

Great Stuff

Shawn Canney

Posted on 8/26/19 4:58:12 PM Permalink

​This is great! I love the link to the "Spark in K-12."

Lisa Espinosa

Posted on 8/20/19 2:27:17 PM Permalink

awesome! Thank you!​

Gustavo Menezes

Posted on 8/14/19 3:57:07 PM Permalink

​Thank you!

Melody Volk

Posted on 8/14/19 1:03:32 PM Permalink

​Thanks for these resources. I am presenting this at our college and I wanted a way to show all the instructors that this is an easy program to use.

Luana Lehman

Posted on 8/12/19 4:44:07 PM Permalink

​Thank you!

Jr-Shi Tseng

Posted on 7/16/19 7:52:27 PM Permalink


Alper Ciftci

Posted on 7/10/19 7:16:06 AM Permalink


Ann White

Posted on 7/5/19 9:12:20 AM Permalink

Yes. I believe it is my best bet for compilation of my Third graders Health and Science Class work. Thank-you!​

Ma. Mercedes Buendia

Posted on 6/19/19 6:54:56 AM Permalink

​I want to start using Adobe Spark right away!

Xiomara Romine

Posted on 6/11/19 2:30:23 PM Permalink

​Thanks for this resource. I just finished the Adobe Spark Train the Trainer course and will use this as a template to plan a PD for my CTAE teachers!

Darshani Persadh

Posted on 5/19/19 7:37:52 PM Permalink

great resources, thank you for sharing

Cortez William

Posted on 5/19/19 4:48:14 AM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing. It will definitely encourage active expression in the creativity of students in the class.

Mike Victorio

Posted on 5/17/19 8:28:08 AM Permalink

​Thanks for the material.

Margaret Purvis

Posted on 5/8/19 2:52:35 PM Permalink

Thank you Ben

Daniel Azu

Posted on 5/2/19 12:36:21 AM Permalink

​This is great. Thank you Ben Forta.

Ben Forta

Posted on 4/25/19 7:22:58 PM Permalink

​Hi all.

The Spark PD Kit has been updated to include some of the new features added to Spark.

Thanks for the positive feedback to date. And do let us know how we can further improve this resource.

--- Ben

Georgina Dean

Posted on 4/27/19 11:26:43 PM Permalink

Thanks for the share Ben, just in time for the course starting Monday!




Posted on 5/1/19 11:56:47 PM Permalink

Thank you, Ben!

Schellia Robertson

Posted on 4/16/19 3:51:56 PM Permalink

​I want to learn Spark and get my certification. When does the free course start?

Georgina Dean

Posted on 4/27/19 11:22:09 PM Permalink

Hi Schellia,

I just registered for the free course today - it starts on April 29th, see you there!


P. James Bryans

Posted on 4/10/19 2:51:48 AM Permalink

​Thank you. Great starter kit for my teacher peers not familiar with Spark.

Tahlia Dahmes

Posted on 4/9/19 4:03:50 AM Permalink

​Thanks, this is useful for training!

Carly Manhart

Posted on 4/6/19 7:13:54 AM Permalink

Very cool, thanks!​

Tracey Anderson

Posted on 3/25/19 2:05:07 PM Permalink


Aaron Kapala

Posted on 3/20/19 9:47:58 PM Permalink

This is great, thanks Ben


Posted on 3/14/19 5:25:11 AM Permalink

​Thanks Ben. Will use it in my class.

Geeta Sadashivan

Posted on 3/10/19 3:30:36 AM Permalink

​This is great! There's been some interest in my department about multimedia essays --this kit is perfect to show everyone that great --and FREE-- options exist.

JB New

Posted on 3/6/19 9:38:57 AM Permalink

useful and inspirational.

Craig Daalmeijer-Power

Posted on 2/24/19 6:35:41 AM Permalink

​Inspirational for other educators!! Thanks Ben

Ali Imam Reza

Posted on 2/20/19 8:08:32 PM Permalink

​thanks for sharing.

Julian Watt

Posted on 2/19/19 10:41:08 AM Permalink

Very handy resource, thanks!

Xanthe Long

Posted on 2/18/19 10:02:06 PM Permalink

​this looks great, I will use in my design classes

Susanna Cole

Posted on 2/5/19 4:33:26 PM Permalink

​Is it possible for students to have an account if they do not have an e-mail address?

Zoe Rea

Posted on 1/29/19 9:42:48 PM Permalink

​I've offered to hold a CPD session on Spark at my school, so will definitely use this - thanks!

Ben Forta

Posted on 1/22/19 1:46:05 PM Permalink

​Yes, there are definitely overlapping tools and more than one way to solve any problem. But Spark Page is not specifically designed for e-books or portfolios (although we do see quite a bit of the latter created in Spark Page). The best way to think of Spark Page is that it gets used where you might have used Google Docs or Microsoft Word, it's a document, created as a modern responsive web page. The created page is available as a URL that can be linked as needed, and embedded into other systems.

Vladimir Portnykh

Posted on 1/21/19 10:41:36 PM Permalink

Hi there, I am getting over excited about Spark in Education and a bit confused. ​

There is. Adobe Captivate. and there is Book Creator app. There is Adobe Portfolio.

When I looked at these tools closer I realised that they do not support Spark pages well. Spark Pages did not have the interactivity features you are used to having in e-books. It is also clear that e-books are converting into e-courses . Additionally Spark Page does not support fixed layout e-books. I am a big supporter of Adobe products but I find the variety of available options to chose from is confusing. The social media templates at Spark are brilliant and some teachers are active on Twitter, for example. However, it is important to have an e- book with fixed layout for your lesson to support individual needs of your students. Is this possible using Spark and how to...?

It would also be very helpful if studemts can publish their classwork and homework to the designated portfolio. .Is this possible using Spark and how to....?

Many thanks in advance, DrVP.

Stephanie Cotnam

Posted on 1/11/19 7:16:06 PM Permalink

​Thank you for helping trainers (like me) out! This makes my job so much easier to focus on really working with the teacher.

Sheila Hadden Hinton

Posted on 12/20/18 11:25:21 PM Permalink

​Thank you for sharing this valuable resource!

Kristen Brooks

Posted on 12/3/18 6:40:01 AM Permalink

​Perfect Resource! Thank You!

Nitin Kitukale

Posted on 11/16/18 4:57:29 AM Permalink



Posted on 11/15/18 3:26:00 PM Permalink

Wow, what a valuable resource! Thank you for all your work on this!!​

Janice Webre

Posted on 11/3/18 8:48:45 PM Permalink

I love Spark but there are a few additions I would love to see. I could utilize the ability to add tables and text boxes. Keept up the great work!​

Kaela Zielinski

Posted on 10/26/18 2:28:01 PM Permalink

Its an amazing tool! I use it in my 4th grade classroom and the kids love it. Projects are amazing and it's relevant! ​

Hermila Gisela Loya Martínez

Posted on 9/20/18 6:31:02 PM Permalink

​WOW. Amazing. A lot of ideas to share with our students and teachers.

Wilder Bolanos Gomez

Posted on 9/18/18 2:34:22 PM Permalink


Ammar Midani

Posted on 9/11/18 9:20:29 AM Permalink

​Ben is the man

Merry Willis

Posted on 9/8/18 9:38:07 PM Permalink

​This is awesome! We are rolling this out to our district and this is helpful as we plan our professional development plan for Spark!

Matthew Sterner-Neely

Posted on 8/29/18 7:18:59 PM Permalink

​This is awesome! Thanks!

Rosemary Parmigiani

Posted on 8/22/18 1:50:36 PM Permalink

Thank you for the materials to share with my colleagues.​

Brian Davis

Posted on 8/16/18 4:27:28 PM Permalink

​This is very helpful. I will be using this kit to help approximately 300 Social Studies Teachers in Memphis get started with this work.

Paul Cifone

Posted on 7/19/18 3:19:07 AM Permalink

​Thanks Ben, this looks great, i will share with some of my fellow teachers...Cheers!

Percy Ordonez

Posted on 5/19/18 11:53:30 PM Permalink

​Great material. Thank you for putting these together.

Saloni Ohri

Posted on 5/6/18 4:15:38 PM Permalink

​Are the examples in slides functional I can't seem to get them to work when I click on them

Judy Durkin

Posted on 5/5/18 7:09:22 PM Permalink

Thanks! I'm going to put parts of it it on my website for the students.

Jennifer Chambers

Posted on 4/9/18 4:10:16 PM Permalink

As a tech coach in a district new to the 1:1 environment, these resources will be great for providing staff PD. I have been using Adobe Spark with our older students and cannot wait to see what our younger students create now that you are COPPA compliant.

Ann Moyle

Posted on 2/21/18 2:17:12 PM Permalink

​Very excited to find these materials! Thank you.

Gladys Chow

Posted on 9/29/17 7:03:26 AM Permalink

​Thank you for such valuable resource materials!

Linda Troost

Posted on 9/9/17 9:24:30 PM Permalink

The"Educator Guide" file makes a perfect handout for my college students when printed two pages to a sheet. You have saved me a lot of time. Thanks!​

Clint Balsar

Posted on 8/24/17 1:45:09 AM Permalink

​Great resource! Thanks.

Kannan Kasi

Posted on 8/13/17 7:55:51 PM Permalink

​Wow! awesome information. I will add this part of my toolkit. Thanks!

steve hunts

Posted on 8/9/17 8:34:04 PM Permalink

​Handy!, Thanks Adobe staff!

Sheelagh Spooner

Posted on 4/1/17 5:50:10 PM Permalink

​Can my students use their GAFE account log ins?

Ben Forta

Posted on 4/3/17 1:54:31 PM Permalink

If they are 13 or over, yes. Under 13 users need to use a shared classroom login for now while we work on a solution for younger users.

--- Ben

Josh Timmons

Posted on 4/5/17 2:24:32 PM Permalink

I want to use Spark with a class of 2nd graders. Thinking that if 26 students login with the same shared classroom account​, things could get messy. Do you have any thoughts or suggestions?

Ben Forta

Posted on 4/5/17 2:43:16 PM Permalink

I've seen shared accounts used in classes more than double that size. It works. And some teachers actually prefer it as they automatically get copies of everything the students create. But, yes, it can get unruly. I guess you could create multiple class accounts, so fewer students use each, but that will require them knowing which account to use. The right solution is a true <13 account option, which we are working on.

--- Ben

Josh Timmons

Posted on 4/5/17 6:30:52 PM Permalink

​Excellent! Thanks

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 3/23/17 7:55:02 AM Permalink

Very useful resource

Thank you for sharing

Robbie Gregory

Posted on 3/15/17 11:31:28 PM Permalink

For Windows users, you will need to add the suffix '.zip' to the file name after downloading or the system will not recognise the file type to associate it with a program.

Kristine Schiffbauer

Posted on 3/15/17 8:32:15 PM Permalink

​Thank you for the materials. The guides are especially handy.

Claudio Zavala

Posted on 3/14/17 2:01:42 AM Permalink

Awesome! I've been using my own prepared materials. Here's the Spark Page I used last month in Austin for TCEA17 conference. I used it as my presentation tool instead of PPT or Google Slides. Creativity with Spark!

Linda Dickeson

Posted on 4/10/17 5:28:42 PM Permalink

Nicely done, Claudio!

Jim Babbage

Posted on 4/24/17 5:52:12 PM Permalink

Nice work!​

Sara Nevedal

Posted on 1/10/19 6:13:22 PM Permalink

Love this. You sold me on putting my presentation for University Faculty in Spark Page. I like your check lists as well. Thanks for sharing!

Judy Durkin

Posted on 3/9/17 6:07:42 AM Permalink

​Very Cool, Thanks!

Rose Duggan

Posted on 3/2/17 10:37:48 AM Permalink

​thanks this is fantastic!!