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Ben Forta
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PD: Creativity and Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark

Technical Tutorial Published Feb 26, 2017 Last updated on Jun 8, 2017

Students (and their teachers) love Adobe Spark and its ability to create beautiful videos, web stories, and graphics. The apps are fun, engaging, and actively encourage creative expression.

Adobe Spark is incredibly easy to learn, so formal instruction and training is rarely needed. What educators do ask for, however, is guidance on how Spark can, and should, be used in the classroom.

Over the past couple of years, Adobe educators have been conducting in-school and online professional development focused on creativity, digital storytelling, and the role that Adobe Spark plays in supporting the same. This kit is the culmination of these efforts. It contains everything you need to host your own productive and informative in-school PD session.

The kit contains everything you need to host a successful Professional Development session on Creativity and Digital Storytelling with Adobe Spark:

  • Instructor notes
  • Slides
  • Participant guide
  • Education guide
  • Event invitation
  • Details on how to get Spark branded handouts

The Adobe Spark team plans to update the kit regularly, so any and all feedback is appreciated.

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  • Adobe Spark

    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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Gladys Chow

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 7:03:26 AM Permalink

​Thank you for such valuable resource materials!

Linda Troost

Posted on Sep 9, 2017 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 Aug 24, 2017 1:45:09 AM Permalink

​Great resource! Thanks.

Kannan Kasi

Posted on Aug 13, 2017 7:55:51 PM Permalink

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

steve hunts

Posted on Aug 9, 2017 8:34:04 PM Permalink

​Handy!, Thanks Adobe staff!

Sheelagh Spooner

Posted on Apr 1, 2017 5:50:10 PM Permalink

​Can my students use their GAFE account log ins?

Ben Forta

Posted on Apr 3, 2017 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 Apr 5, 2017 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 Apr 5, 2017 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 Apr 5, 2017 6:30:52 PM Permalink

​Excellent! Thanks

Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on Mar 23, 2017 7:55:02 AM Permalink

Very useful resource

Thank you for sharing

Robbie Gregory

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 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 Mar 15, 2017 8:32:15 PM Permalink

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

Claudio Zavala

Posted on Mar 14, 2017 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 Apr 10, 2017 5:28:42 PM Permalink

Nicely done, Claudio!

Jim Babbage

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 5:52:12 PM Permalink

Nice work!​

Judy Durkin

Posted on Mar 9, 2017 6:07:42 AM Permalink

​Very Cool, Thanks!

Rose Duggan

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 10:37:48 AM Permalink

​thanks this is fantastic!!