Slam Poetry using Adobe Spark Video
In this creative activity, students use Adobe Spark Video to create a poetry slam presentation.
The following suggested activities will help structure and guide students' learning:
- First, what is Slam Poetry? Slam Poetry is a type of competition where people read their poems without props, costumes, or music. Using Adobe Spark Video (formerly Voice) students have the ability to focus on a strong vocal performance enhanced with the use of visuals.
- Students should be given stimulus material(s) and a period of time to develop their own, original poem for use in their Spark Video presentations. To assist students' learning, examples of poetic devices could be explored.
- Storyboarding: Students should storyboard their poems to use their time more effectively when developing and refining their Spark Video presentation. A storyboarding template (PDF) is linked in this resource to assist students planning presentations following the workflow of Spark Video (i.e. text, photo, icon, voice).
- Using Spark Video: to assist students creating new Adobe accounts and getting started using Spark Video, a short YouTube video is linked in this resource. This resource follows the simple sign-on using Google App for Education accounts that many schools use.
These resources can be adapted and modified to suit any digital storytelling project.