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10 Ways to Inject Creativity Into the Classroom With Adobe Spark

Explore and create
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Explore and create : BYOD

Sunday, June 23, 11:30 am–12:30 pm
Location: 115C

Dr. Monica Burns  
As we shift from content consumption to content creation, students can make movies, publish websites and design graphics to celebrate their learning. This session will introduce totally free, BYOD-friendly Adobe Spark for Education tools. Attendees will navigate this easy-to-use tool, view examples and hear classroom stories.

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, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Adobe Spark
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Creativity and productivity tools
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, STEM/STEAM
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will learn how to create opportunities for students to demonstrate their understanding in authentic ways. Participants will learn how to use the free Adobe Spark tools. Participants will explore the "tasks before apps"mindset to facilitate task development. Participants will brainstorm activities for their classroom.


5 min - Introduction and setting the stage; 10 min - "ways" 1-5; 10 min - hands on creation activity; 10 min - activities 6-10; 10 min - hands on creation activity; 5 min - goal setting and questions

Supporting research

-- Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD)
-- Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today's Reader (Shell Education)

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Dr. Monica Burns, Class Tech Tips, LLC

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