Adobe Generation Pro Digital Storytelling with Adobe Mobile and Web Apps (self paced)

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Course Overview

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.


Learning Objectives

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.


Prerequisites

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.


Course Credit

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.


Instructors

Greg Hodgson

Adobe Education

Dan Armstrong

Sjaani van den Berg

Course Workshops
Getting started Getting started, course orientation and digital stories 101. “Many people believe that storytelling is what makes humans unique. We use stories to share our experiences, learn from our past and imagine our future”.
Sequence and Storytelling Section 2 is all about Adobe Spark Page and integrating images, text and titles to create beautiful parallax web sites: This is a free app that lets you turn your next newsletter, report, invitation or travel adventure into a gorgeous visual story.
Beautiful images In section three we will learn about creating beautiful graphics, photos and images with a range of Adobe mobile apps. From storyboarding to twitter feeds, visual games and image recording, knowing more about image making is an essential skill.
Crafting your story In our final week we will review the previous weeks, Explore more of the Adobe mobile apps available and develop an idea for a final stunning story. We will discuss sharing, publishing and best practice for implementing in the class room.
Achieving Accreditation This section aims to bring together everything you’ve learned so you can complete all the stages of the course, create your final assignment which is your personal reflection of your learning during the course.
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