What's Your Story? Using Adobe Spark
- 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
Use Adobe Spark Page app
ASSESSMENT / GRADING:
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
- Check out Center for Digital Storytelling http://www.storycenter.org/
- 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
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