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10 Quick Activities to Inject Creativity Into the Classroom With Adobe Spark

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Saturday, December 5, 9:00–9:45 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Dr. Monica Burns  
As we shift from content consumption to content creation, students can make movies, publish websites and design graphics to celebrate learning experiences. This session will introduce free, BYOD-friendly Spark for Education tool with view examples and hear classroom stories!

Audience: Teachers, Professional developers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: iOS
Participant accounts, software and other materials: I will share the Adobe Spark tools which are accessible on the web and through the iOS app.
Topic: Creativity & curation tools
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
For Students:
Creative Communicator
  • Students create original works or responsibly repurpose or remix digital resources into new creations.
Additional detail: Session recorded for video-on-demand

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.


- Introduction and setting the stage
- activities 1-5
- hands on creation activity (virtual creation)
- activities 6-10
- hands on creation activity (virtual interaction)
- 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) -- 40 Ways to Inject Creativity in the Classroom with Adobe Spark (Elevate Edu Books)

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Dr. Monica Burns, Class Tech Tips, LLC

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