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Creative Storytelling With Adobe Spark

Explore and create
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Monday, June 24, 8:30–10:00 am
Location: Franklin 5-6-7, Marriott

Claudio Zavala  
Use the power of Adobe Spark apps to create stunning and effective images, web pages and videos to communicate with students, staff and community. You will leave the session having created a web page that includes your own videos and graphics, all built with Adobe Spark apps.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Learners will need to create an free account on spark.adobe.com
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Distance, online, blended and flipped learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Digital Age Learning Environments
  • Coach teachers in and model use of online and blended learning, digital content, and collaborative learning networks to support and extend student learning as well as expand opportunities and choices for online professional development for teachers and administrators.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
For Educators:
Designer
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this presentation is to share with teachers how they can quickly create a story using the technology tool, Adobe Spark. At the end of the PD session, the participant will be able to:
• Create a video of 1 minute or less using template in Adobe Spark Video
• Create a graphic using an image of their own and Adobe Spark Post
• Create a short web page using Adobe Spark Page

Outline:
The audience will use their devices to either take photographs and/or search for their own images on their devices or cloud service.
Session Opening (5 minutes): Introduction and share with learners backchannel for the session to refer to questions (Todaysmeet.com or another tool)
Build Relevance (10 minutes): Use mentimeter.com to ask learners
• What are their favorite stories?
• What attributes made these stories compelling?
• What is your goal with learning Adobe Spark?
Learn It (25 minutes): Demonstrate how to create content for building a story using the Adobe Spark apps. Begins with creating images, then video, then a web page to put the story together.
Do It (35 minutes): Learners will spend time creating their own content (graphics, video, and web page) to tell their story.
Share It (15 minutes): Participants will post their finished stories (weblinks) on a Padlet. Will ask for volunteers to share their story with the group.
Closing (5 minutes): Review learning objectives and ask participants to share their experience with the session using mentimeter.com for feedback tool.

Methods of interactivity with the audience will include pairing up (if possible) to create a mutual story. The audience will walk around the room to take photos with their mobile devices.

Outline

Outline:
The audience will use their devices to either take photographs and/or search for their own images on their devices or cloud service.
Session Opening (5 minutes): Introduction and share with learners backchannel for the session to refer to questions (flipgrid.com)
Build Relevance (10 minutes): Use mentimeter.com to ask learners
• What are their favorite stories?
• What attributes made these stories compelling?
• What is your goal with learning Adobe Spark?
Learn It (25 minutes): Demonstrate how to create content for building a story using the Adobe Spark apps. Begins with creating images, then video, then a web page to put the story together.
Do It (35 minutes): Learners will spend time creating their own content (graphics, video, and web page) to tell their story.
Share It (15 minutes): Participants will post their finished stories (weblinks) on via a Google Form. Will ask for volunteers to share their story with the group.
Closing (5 minutes): Review learning objectives and ask participants to share their experience with the session using mentimeter.com for feedback tool.

Methods of interactivity with the audience will include pairing up (if possible) to create a mutual story. The audience will walk around the room to take photos with their mobile devices.

Supporting research

• How To: Tell A Great Story— 5 storytelling tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UE3OufWmnMY&feature=youtu.be
• Danyah Miller's top ten tips for stunning storytelling: https://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/2014/oct/06/danyah-millers-top-ten-tips-for-stunning-storytelling
• Why Creativity is Important: https://youtu.be/ywIhJ2goiGE
• How stories are told around the world: https://ideas.ted.com/how-stories-are-told-around-the-world/
• Once Upon a Time: The Secrets to Digital Storytelling: https://blogs.adobe.com/creativecloud/once-upon-a-time-the-secrets-to-digital-storytelling/
• Creativity and Education: Why It Matters: https://www.adobe.com/aboutadobe/pressroom/pdfs/Adobe_Creativity_and_Education_Why_It_Matters_infographic.pdf

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Claudio Zavala, I Am Claudius

Claudio Zavala Jr. is an instructional tech coordinator in Duncanville, TX and a edtech consultant based in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Claudio is passionate about fostering creativity in the classroom and using creation tools to enrich learning and experiences in the classroom. He’s an Adobe Education Leader, an Alpha Squirrels, a Participate Community Advisor, Google Certified Educator and a Flipgrid Ambassador. Claudio is an experienced photographer, avid cinematographer, YouTuber, musician, cyclist and graphic designer.

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