Gearing up for creativity with the iPad

Lesson Plan Published 3/30/16 Last updated on 2/28/20

The following activities are a part of a 3 hour workshop I teach for K-12 educators. The goal of the workshop is for them to investigate successful practices for fostering creativity in the classroom and create projects to both awaken their inner creativity and create exemplars for use with their students! iPad apps used in the workshop are Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, Adobe Photoshop Sketch, Adobe Photoshop Mix, Adobe Capture, Adobe Photoshop Fix, Adobe Premiere Clip, Adobe Post (iPhone app), Celtx Shots, Popplet Lite, Grid Diary, and Canva.

Project 1: Adobe Slate Web Page
App: Adobe Slate

Have students visit a designated blog post or have them pick one of their own related to the content being studied.

  1. Save images from the blog page to your iOS device. Don't forget to save the URLs to the images for citing.
  2. Open Slate and sign-in with your Adobe ID.
  3. Create your Slate by cut-and-pasting the text from the blog post and inserting the downloaded images.
  4. Add additional Creative Commons images if you wish and cite them.
  5. Add links to any items for file formats that will not show up in Slate.
  6. Put your name on the Slate.
  7. Post the URL of the completed Slate to a Padlet page for sharing with the class.

Project 2: Adobe Voice Persuasion Project
Apps: Popplet, Adobe Voice

  1. Think about an issue you are passionate about.
  2. Open Popplet and start your concept map with your issue in the middle.
  3. Conduct research on your topic and grab at least 6 CC-licensed images and add images/URLs to Popplet to create your storyboard.
  4. Write your short script in Popplet
  5. Open Adobe Voice and sign in with your Adobe ID.
  6. Create a new story. Pick the template “Make Up My Own” or “Promote an Idea”.
  7. Add your images, record your voice, and add music if you wish. Include the URLs to the assets and information on a separate slide. Publish your project to the Adobe Voice site.
  8. Add the URL to your posted proejct to a note on a Padlet page. Include your name or initials in the note.

Project 3: Motivational Poster
Apps: Adobe Photoshop Mix, Adobe Photoshop Fix, Adobe Post

You are going to create a motivational poster for your classroom.

  1. Search for a motivational quote or phrase to use for your poster. Copy the URL of the quote for citing.
  2. Find a Creative Commons licensed image, take a photo, or pick one in your camera roll to use as the background.
  3. Using Adobe Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Fix, enhance, crop, or fix your image,
  4. Open Adobe Post, import your image, pick a theme, and add the quote text to the image.
  5. Save the completed Adobe Post image to your camera roll.
  6. Attach the image from your iPad to a Padlet note with your initials.

ISTE Standards
Students: Empowered Learner, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer
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