The free self paced Digital Storytelling course is aimed at teachers wishing to understand and use Adobe Spark and other web and mobile tools to create compelling digital stories. Mobile tablets and devices have become part of the standard default tool set for learning and teaching. This course focuses on the core concepts of content creation for the classroom and aims to unleash the full potential of Adobe’s mobile and web apps whilst also giving participants the opportunity to hone their teaching skills by learning from our world class tutors. All the apps used on this course are free.
This course is part of a series of Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, you’ll learn new tools and techniques, explore best practices for teaching and learning, and unleash your creativity to help drive student outcomes. Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.
Each section we will cover different apps and explore creative opportunities within the classroom. We will explore apps such as, Adobe Spark to enhance their potential as well as Adobe Sketch, Adobe Comp, Adobe Clip, Adobe Capture, Adobe Fix & Adobe MIx.
Please note that Adobe Spark is available free to all users via a web browser.
The course will build skills and understanding, culminating in a final published assignment and a short reflection on your learning.
The course will offer regular opportunities to meet online with a support tutor but will not offer any live classes.
By completing in this course, you’ll be able to:
Create compelling digital stories
Teach young people to create digital stories
Develop a skill set to create a range of digital resources
Develop technical skills as well as a critical language about the craft of telling digital stories
Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
Note: The content for this course is subject to change as the technology changes.
What to Expect
The course kicks off on Monday, July 25 and ends on November 4. You may work at your own pace through the asynchronous content on the Ed Exchange at any time during the course.
You will be required to create and share four digital projects using Adobe apps.
This is an introductory level course. No prior experience is assumed but a basic knowledge of the internet and basic understanding of digital technologies will be useful.
We anticipate that successful completion of this course will require at minimum 15 hours of your time. After successfully completing this course, you will receive a digital credential that states that you successfully completed 15 hours of professional development. You may share this with others to demonstrate your achievement. The creation of content is a creative process so the amount of time you spend will vary.