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Adobe Spark



By: Helen Maddox


Adobe Spark is a very robust, free, video creation tool that is easy to use. Search through copyright free images, icons, and music to add to your Spark video project. Running on multiple platforms, and app for devices, makes this tool a great option for any classroom.  Spark provides students the option to represent what they know in a different way,  supports the UDL framework, making Adobe SPARK ideal to add to personalized learning plans for students.

Sample projects:

Beautiful Butterflies
https://spark.adobe.com/video/XF5R4swguirKL

spark.adobe.com
A story told with Adobe Spark Video.

Immigration Story – Student Project 



Resources:


Adobe Spark – Website

Adobe Spark Edu Guide ***

Get Started Training Videos:  https://edex.adobe.com/resource/vd2543e5b/

for Young Learners: https://adobe.ly/2tobKBm


Copyright
Copyright and Fair Use Animation – Video from Commonsensemedia.com

Copyright Free Photos & Videos:

Pexels – https://www.pexels.com/
Pexels (videos) – https://videos.pexels.com/
Pixabay – https://pixabay.com/
Photos for Class –  Photos for Class
*New – Creative Commons CCSearch for Pictures – – https://ccsearch.creativecommons.org/


App

Training Videos: (previously called Adobe Voice)

Adobe Voice in 30 Seconds


Adobe Voice – Tips & Tricks – Customizing Theme Colors


Adobe Voice – Tips & Tricks – Optimizing and Adjusting Sound



Adobe Voice – Tips & Tricks – Sharing and Embedding


Adobe Voice – Tips & Tricks – Drop-in Animation


Adobe Voice – Tips & Tricks – Pan and Zoom


Adobe Voice – Tips & Tricks – Extend Page Duration 



Additional Resources by Educators:
Blog Posts
How to create videos with Adobe Voice – by Cherylnn Low/Tom’s Guide
How to use Adobe Voice on the iPad to make beautiful videos – by Stephen Ashby/iCreate Magazine


Digital Storytelling Rubrics