Sylvan Adams
art teacher

What's Your Story? Using Adobe Spark

Project Published 6/21/17 Last updated on 6/4/19



Students will:

  • Know how to use the app Adobe Spark Page and other apps
  • Create or find appropriate images for the story
  • Map or storyboard ideas
  • Peer critique story understanding and using the rubric




Each student will choose a photo, drawing or painting for their story

prompt and begin to write/compose their own story based upon

this visual image. Mapping it out to begin.


When the story is done, each will add and edit images, insert text, narration, music

and transitions.

Use Adobe Spark Page app


Using a rubric, the stories will be evaluated on their storyline

development and use of software for editing and adding images.


  • Ipad, Internet connection and Adobe apps

For inspiration:

  • Check out Center for Digital Storytelling
  • Choose or take a photo for your story starter. (See Ideas below if

you want to take a photo)

  • Find images in many places: taken with a digital camera, scanned with a scanner, or found on the Internet. Most cell phones have cameras that work very well for digital storytelling. You don't need really high quality images (under 2 megapixels works fine).When searching Google images, though, select only the Large images – scanning from a book use no higher than 200 DPI.
  • Use an app to crop your images and fix the color and contrast. The preferred apps are Snapseed or Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Fix or others. Save images into an album in Photo Library.
  • Once you’ve found a photo that you like, brainstorm answers

to this list of questions (examples):

What’s happening right now in this image? What happened

10 minutes before the picture what taken? What might

happen next?

What do you know about the people in the picture? If there

aren’t people there, where might they be?

Create a list of adjectives to describe what you’d see, feel,

smell, touch, or taste if you were IN the picture.

These resources may help you as you write:



  • Pair with another classmate to “peer edit” each other’s work.
  • Revise your writing based upon comments from your peer

edit. Add images throughout the story to help tell your tale.

  • Add an acknowledgement page that will include your name,

the names of a collaborative team, the year, your school, and


  • Photoshop Mix

    Creative mobile image editing.

  • 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

  • Photoshop Fix

    Retouch, restore, and share your photos on the go.

1+ Week
Content Standards
ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Knowledge Constructor

iPad, iPhone, Adobe Apps, Photoshop Fix, Photoshop Mix, Adobe Spark Suite

CC License
Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
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Judy Durkin

Posted on 6/22/17 1:32:34 AM Permalink

​Excellent and thorough. Thanks!