Visual Reports & Essays in the Classroom

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Take a look at this video to find out what the course is all about!

About this course

Explore the principles of effective visual communication and how to use Adobe Spark to create impactful visual reports and essays. Then learn how to apply your new digital skills to integrate visual report and essay projects into your curriculum.

Generating creative visual and written content encourages students to express their ideas through an intuitive and impactful digital format. Integrate visual and written content across the curriculum - as literary critique, biographical review, scientific report, research paper, essay, and more - and help students to expand their digital literacy while achieving key content objectives.

What will I learn?

  • How including enhanced visual and written content in your curriculum can produce positive outcomes for you and your students

  • Best practices and principles for creating amazing visual reports and essays

  • The technical skills to create your own visual reports and essays with Adobe tools (with support from expert digital media educators)

  • How to apply your new skills to integrate new ideas and projects into your curriculum

  • Collaborate with educators from around the world

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at all educators working in primary, secondary or higher education. No prior experience with Adobe tools or digital media technologies is required.

How long is the course?

The course runs for two weeks, starting on Monday April 23rd, 2018, and should take about 10 hours to complete. All coursework must be submitted by Friday May 18th, 2018.

What will it cost?

Enrollment and course completion certificate are FREE!

What software/technology will I need?

What will I receive when the course ends?

After successfully completing this course, you’ll receive a digital badge and course certificate that states that you have completed 10 hours of professional development.

About Adobe Education Exchange Courses

Each week of an Education Exchange collaborative course includes:

  • Design and instructional theory content, innovative and tailored for educators

  • Interactive live class session taught by expert educators

  • Hands-on creative assignment with personalized feedback from instructors and other educators

  • Reflective learning journal best practice

  • Community collaboration and discussion

Live Class Information

This course will include two live classes, which take place on the following days:

  • Class 1 on Tuesday April 24th, 2018

  • Class 2 on Tuesday May 1st, 2018

Each class will take place three times; once in each of the following time zones:

  • AEDT (Sydney) at 7pm

  • GMT (London) at 7pm

  • CST (Chicago) at 7pm

Further instructions for joining the live classes will be provided once the course has opened.


Rafiq Elmansy

Freddie Clarke

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Ian Usher

Sjaani van den Berg

Melissa Arnold

Course Tutors

Course Workshops
Class 1: Introduction to the course structure, and the basics of Adobe Spark. Learn how the course is going to work, then get started using Adobe Spark to create enhanced visual and written content.
Class 2:Deeper dive into Adobe Spark. Going beyond the basics with Adobe Spark. You’ll create an enhanced visual and written content project for use in your own curriculum, and further develop your digital skills.
Achieving Accreditation In this section, we'll wrap up the course, complete the steps and move towards graduation.
Enrolled Members
Course discussions
transform the plain report you have been given into a visual report. Where is it?
5 1
where is the report?
9 1
Question about Spark - post, page video
35 2
Applications for Adobe Spark
68 4
Questions for Instructors (Visual Reports & Essays in the Classroom)
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Completing this Course will award you the following badge(s):