james kinney
Professor, Centre for Art, Design and Informatics

​Story Scaffolding for a "My Creative Journey" Spark Video

Presentation Published 8/31/17 Last updated on 2/28/20

This Adobe Spark video introduces students to the basic elements and structure of good storytelling while providing the narrative framework to tell their own unique story about their journeys in creativity. In a sense, I used Spark in a self-referential fashion in order to tell a story about how to structure and tell a story. Teachers can use this same technique to create their own unique narrative scaffolding for any story on a limitless range of subject matter. Imagine using it to guide the student in deconstructing a novel or talking about key points in a scientific process or the solving of a mathematical problem in a novel, creative way.


  • 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

Age Levels
1+ Month
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Digital Citizen, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

Computer with connection to the internet or Adobe Spark Compatible Smart phone or Tablet. Adobe ID. Sign-in to Adobe Spark platform.

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michael Logan

Posted on 5/22/18 11:21:26 PM Permalink

I enjoyed this lesson. I was very clear and give very simple directions. Using Adobe Spark allowed the teacher to give some visual creativity to his story and give the students an example what he expected from them at the end of the lesson while giving them the creativity of creating the story on their own topic.

Tom Dahl

Posted on 11/13/17 2:02:22 AM Permalink

​The Spark video in the description is not linked.

james kinney

Posted on 11/13/17 4:09:07 PM Permalink

​thanks Tom. I just checked the

Link from my end and it worked. Sometimes the Adobe servers can play tricks. I have encountered non playback issues in the past but as of today it seems to be playing the video.

Thanks for pointing this out.


Andreas Kuswara

Posted on 10/4/17 12:29:33 AM Permalink

The content gives a broad brush about how to go about in scaffolding a storytelling exercise, either as part of a production or reflection for learning. as an introduction to storytelling.