This is an Adobe Spark tutorial based on a session I run within various courses here at the University. DOWNLOAD LESSON PLAN LINK TO ADOBE SPARK TUTORIAL The session should last about 45 mins. I have run this session in many forms for a number of years. It appears to work with many fundamental concepts being understood. I am really pleased with this latest Adobe Spark manifestation which students can follow along with on phones and pads and have access to within our virtual learning environments. Enjoy! Comments welcomed! Ian.
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Spark
- After Effects
- Adobe XD
- Adobe Advertising Cloud
- Adobe Analytics Cloud
- Adobe AIR
- Business Catalyst
- Adobe Captivate
- Adobe Captivate Prime
- Adobe Capture CC
- Character Animator
- Adobe Comp CC
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Digital Editions
- Adobe Document Cloud
- Adobe Experience Cloud
- Flash Player
- Fuse (Beta)
- Illustrator Draw
- Lightroom Classic
- Adobe Marketing Cloud
- Media Encoder
- Adobe Media Server
- PhoneGap Build
- Photoshop Elements
- Photoshop Express
- Photoshop Fix
- Photoshop Mix
- Photoshop Sketch
- Premiere Clip
- Adobe Premiere Elements
- Adobe Scan
- Adobe Sign
- Adobe Stock
Want to use social media in the classroom but it's blocked? Never fear, use these templates to create Instagram profiles or photo uploads from famous people from history, fictional characters or today's celebrities, politicians and sports stars. These Instagram templates will allow you and your students to create a fake Instagram post and/or an Instagram profile. Editable components include the image(s), username, profile picture, post text, first comment, and number of photo uploads, followers and following. You will need to have the Roboto font installed on your computer if you would like the font to best reflect the font used by Instagram. I recommend downloading and loading this set of Instagram actions into Photoshop so you can apply Instagram-like filters to the photographs that you use in assembling a profile or photo. Credit to motheer-212. Check out this 'How to' on loading actions. Students will need to know how to insert images, move image layers, and edit text. What a great way to introduce them to these basic Photoshop concepts. Have fun!
Teachers have very little time free outside of their allotted preparation time. Therefore planning and creating learning resources needs to be simple and speedy. Adobe Spark Video ( https://spark.adobe.com/sp/) is the perfect tool for making quick reusable videos that explain key concepts. Don't forget, make it once and you can use these resources again and again. How do I make a 30 second video? 1. Decide on the key concept you want the students to learn, keep it simple. 2. Make an outline of the key points to help your audience understand what the video is for. In my example I use Spark Post to do this) This also acts as a make do script. 3. Open Spark Video 4. Record the key points, one per slide. Keep these super short. 5. Go back and add images, icons, text or video to reinforce the key points. 6. Add a little background audio to enhance the experience and help the narrative flow a little. 7. Publish and share the video with your loving students! Can you show me how? Here's my video demonstrating how to make a 30 second video: https://vimeo.com/264988788 And what does the final video look like? It looks like this: https://vimeo.com/264866141 To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.
In this resource I aim to show you how to create a simple interactive video using free apps. How do I make video? First I created my video with Adobe Spark Video (Free). In my example I use a Key Stage 2 Maths example of introducing negative numbers. Adobe Spark Video is about the easiest video tool on the market in my opinion. Watch my example, but note there is no interaction at this point. Click here: https://youtu.be/1aEpaKjuJQM If you like the look of what Adobe Spark Video does here's a short video to help get started: https://vimeo.com/255069980 Why bother with interactivity? We know video is a massively powerful tool to aid learning on it's own but by adding interaction to the video we can allow students to test their understanding during and immediately at the end of their viewing experience. This allows them to rewatch and if necessary relearn the content to ensure they understand. How do we add Interactivity to video? H5P is a Norwegian company that offer many excellent interactive tools but the interactive video is extremely powerful as it allows us to add interactions, ask students questions about the learning content and much more. You can sign up for free and learn more here: https://h5p.org/ I made this short video to demonstrate the basic process of adding some simple questions to my video. Click here: https://vimeo.com/264845601 To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.
This resource is all about creating a simple app prototype for assessing Key Stage 3 Science. I have opted to focus on photosynthesis but you could use this for any part of the science curriculum. This could also be a fun cross curricula project building digital skills and reinforcing core learning. Either way Adobe XD is easy and fun. What is Photosynthesis? Photosynthesis is the process used by plants and algae to create chemical energy from sunlight. “Almost all life on Earth depends upon this process. Photosynthesis is also important in maintaining the levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.” (BBC Bitesize) More about photosynthesis here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zpwmxnb/revision User experience design is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure experienced during the interaction between the user and the product. In this case we’ll create an assessment app prototype. The first thing we need to consider is what the app will do. We want our students to be able to self assess their level of understanding of photosynthesis (or whatever you decide your theme might be). So let’s start with three key questions that a KS3 science student should know the answer to: What three things do plants need for photosynthesis? (Answer: Carbon Dioxide, Water and Light (A source of energy))What two things do plants make by photosynthesis? (Answer: Glucose and Oxygen)Photosynthesis takes place inside plant cells in small objects called XXXX? (Answer: Chloroplasts) I have created a template that you can edit to suit your needs or to let your students edit. The Adobe XD template can be found here: https://adobe.ly/2GfX4J0 First watch this 2 minute introduction to Adobe XD and interactivity: https://vimeo.com/256430779 Then watch this tutorial about how you might edit the XD template to use for your own Science (or any other subject) assessment tool: https://vimeo.com/256434537 Adobe XD is part of Adobe Creative Cloud, you can find out more here: https://www.adobe.com/uk/products/xd.html Watch this video tutorial to learn more about Adobe XD: https://vimeo.com/219689638 To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website
I have used this exercise with many, many students. It is a powerful activity that will encourage those new to film and challenge experienced filmmakers. This resource introduces the challenge and provides guidance, resources and example to support your students in their task. This Adobe Spark enables students to take the challenges and resources with them in an accessible form on thier smartphone. The 5x5 Filmmaking Challenge Where this challenge really comes into it's own is when used with a group screening and discussion. I send students out to create. We all get back together and critically discuss eachothers work. I have never failed to pull some valuable element for discussion out of a film. Even a collection of 'random shots' can be used to consider narrative and pace. Make sure you let the students themselves talk as much as possible. Act as a 'guide on the side' and challenge your students with questions for discussion. For example: - How do we feel the order of the clips created a narrative? - Why did you choose to shoot the subject in this way? - How does the sound effect the work? These sessions can be great fun and as a lecturer very rewarding. I am always humbled by the creativity of my students and this exercise challenges them to shine!
Adobe Spark allows educators and students to create fun and engaging digital media projects in minutes. These resources will help you get started: Step-by-Step Guide: Helps you and your students learn the basics so you can start creating right away.Assessment Rubric: Works with any project in which students are creating digital media with Spark.Animated Gifs: You can add these to your presentations or class website to help students remember how to use Spark. Learn more about how you can use Adobe Spark in your classroom here: http://edex.adobe.com/spark
I couldn't find an infographic on formative and summative assessment that I could get permission to use so I made my own. share wherever you like
A perfect little video on Colour Theory by Rhea Lelina Manglapus. It's a motion piece made with After Effects and Illustrator and is a great way to introduce (or reintroduce) students to some of the important concepts of colour theory in a visually interesting and entertaining way. Have a look on her Behance page for more works as well as some single frames and GIFs of some sections. She is quite talented.
In the hopes that this will inspire you to support creativity in education, I wrote my pledge on a whiteboard and challenged myself to fill the board with pictures, at least some of which told a bit of a story or related to stories I know. I hope you enjoy it. This is released into the public domain; if you'd like to use it for anything, feel free.
This is a chart with examples of 11 of basic shots for video shot composition. The attached powerpoint file is meant to be used as template for storyboarding. It is for 16x9 aspect ration storyboarding.
These steps are found in Alexander MacKendrick's On Filmmaking: The Craft of the Director. Storytelling is at the heart of the video making process. These steps are a great method and process for deconstructing the stories we love and as an outline for building new ones.
This is a Moon Phase Puzzle created with Adobe Captivate 8. Once the file is opened and the user presented with the Earth surrounded by the moon in a number of different positions. At the bottom of the screen are 7 moon phases (the New Moon, being invisible, is not shown). Students drag and drop the correct phase onto the set location. If a mistake is made, the whole puzzle can be reset using the reset button. If the moon phases are submitted and they are all correct, then a congratulations screen is shown. Otherwise the puzzle is reset and the student is asked to try again until they get it right.
Included: Principles of Design PowerPoint Presentation with animations (modify to your needs). Principles of Design PDF
Here a starter file with all assets included for students to create their own Print/Web Brand Design. All assets are smart objects, double-click to edit/add logo design. (turn on top layer: "Finished sample" to see a sample) I hope it can be of use.
Here are 5 different newspaper templates made with Adobe Indesign. They are all A4 in size and are have been created utilising Paragraph, Character and Object styles, so everything is easy to modify. These files could be used across all curriculum areas.
CREATING AN ANIMATION WITH PHOTOSHOP. PARALLAXES TECHNIQUE.
Creating a layout for a schools newsletter Overview Schools enjoy celebrating the success of their pupils and events through the production of a newsletter. Pupils still enjoy seeing their picture or name in the printed newsletter sent home at the end of term. In this resource I will show you the basic steps of creating a newsletter template in Adobe InDesign that you will be able to recreate in your own school. Adobe InDesign is an industry leading desktop and digital publishing application used by magazines and newspaper globally. This tutorial I will show you the interface and simple step by step instructions on creating a professional newsletter using Indesign. Our example is here: https://adobe.ly/2J4A69g The Solution Steps Locate Indesign on your computerCreate a New Document A4Insert a rectangle banner and set the coloursInsert the banner text and adjust the fonts and coloursCreate a text box and fill with placeholder textSet the text box to have two columnsInsert an image Move the framing of the imageCreate a heading styleInsert a rectangle in the footerInsert text in the footerExport the file as a pdf. Watch this video demonstrating how to create a school newsletter: https://vimeo.com/264961895 The template for the newsletter can be found here: https://adobe.ly/2J2TraN To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.
Creating a graphical advert using Adobe Photoshop for Beginners The Problem Teachers and school admin often have to promote community engagement at school events, to capture the attention or their audience. In this resource we will create a simple graphic using Adobe Photoshop and take you through the basics of the software. The Solution Adobe Photoshop is an image editing application that is used every day by professionals around the world. Do not be put off by this, in this resource I will show you simple steps to enable you to create a pleasing graphic to promote your event. The image can be downloaded here: https://adobe.ly/2H7fHQd Steps Locate Photoshop on your computerCreate a New Graphic - SizeImport an imageApply a Gaussian blur 5pxAdd and customise textAdjust the text optionsSet layer effectsExport the graphic as a PNG Resource Files from Image from Pixabay Watch this video to know how to use Photoshop to create a school based graphic https://vimeo.com/264988615 To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.
I created a poster on Spark Post to encourage students that can't is only temporary!
Twitter can be a great tool to support group learning and discussion. This Adobe Spark is a resource you can use to support your students (or yourself!) in the use of Twitter for a group learning situation. The resource guides you through setting up, Twitter basics and then moves on to using #hashtags to follow group tweets. Written in plain, non-geeky, language, share this Spark with your students and engage the power of social media! Ian. Access the Spark Resource Here: http://bit.ly/iu-twt
Research done by Adobe shows that problem-solving is a skill that our students lack. This is a simple problem worksheet to help students work through any problem. Simple, yet effective.
NOPE - YEP poster visually shows what is forbidden/allowed in my computer lab. This is a packaged InDesign folder with all images attached. Customize to suit your circumstances.
These are companion pieces created in Illustrator and saved in PDF form for easier distribution. You will need a vector based program to edit the files. Inkscape, as an alternative, can handle the import but the original layout and elements may be affected. Webb's file dimensions 24"x31" (Recommended for printing to 8.5"x11"). Bloom's file dimensions 24"x36" (Recommended for printing to 11"x17"). You can print these full size or use this on an interactive whiteboard for presentations. I originally created the latter over 6 years ago (2011) as a study guide during my college preparatory classes. As such, I do not recall the source of the graphic images/icons used in the file. I did a lot of web-design back then do it might have been a web-related resource site. I am positive that they are usable under the Creative Commons license but if you are the owner of them please contact me so as to be properly attributed.
This Spark page is a lesson in alliteration. It introduces students to the concept and gives two examples using a rap and V for Vendetta clips. Students then engage in a short activity, creating their own alliterative responses to images on a glide and this then culminates in students creating their own Spark POST, Page or video.