Adobe Spark Edu Guide

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1 Adobe Spark A Guide for Schools and Educators spark.adobe.com

2 CONTENTS 1: What Is Adobe Spark? ... 3 2: How Much Does Adobe Spark Cost? ... 4 3: Is Adobe Spark A Web Application Or An App? ... 4 ... 4: Three Formats? Which Should My Students Use? 5 ... 6 5: How Is Adobe Spark Being used in Education? 6: What Are The Student Age Considerations? ... 7 7: What Are The System Requirements? ... 9 8: How Do I Get Started? ... 10 10 ... 9: Where Can I Find Tips And Help With Classroom Use? Spark 2 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

3 1: WHAT IS ADOBE SPARK ? mobile solution that enables everyone , Adobe Spark is the integrated web and to easily create and share impactful especially teachers and their students, visual stories. Adobe Spark supports three story formats, three ways to express ideas: Spark Page turns stories into modern, professional, attention -grabbing • web pages. With Page , teachers and students can b ring words and images together in fun ways, turning essays, assignments, reports, and lay with a variety of layouts , and add more into engaging visual stories. P text. Use your own photos , or pick from thousands of free online images (with appropriate filtering applied). S imply tap on one of the professional themes and beautiful fonts, and magazine -style design and motion transform s the story. The end result is a modern, responsive web page, one that looks great on any device and any size screen. Spark • you to create stunning social graphics in seconds. enables Post Start by remixing a design from the Inspiration Wall, or start from scratch to create a truly unique masterpiece. Either way, add an image, provide text, and beautiful typography will be applied on-the -fly. design filters with a single tap. Each by applying Transform your creation tap gives you completely new layouts, color palettes, typography styles, and photo filters - no design experience required. When you’re done, save your creation, or share it with family and friends via e -mail, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more. animated Video lets you turn your story into a captivating Spark • Introducing Adobe Spark narrated video in just minutes. Presenting a report, explaining a concept in class, or telling a personal story has never been easier. Starting with a blank slate, or using gentle prompts as a guide, teachers and students use Spark to talk throug h their story one line at a time. P ick from your thousands of beautiful, iconic images (or use your own) to illustrate . Spark automatically ideas. Select a design theme and supporting music tap incorporates cinema -quality animation; just play and view it o n any share . Then, , and the world. device or browser with friends, family may If you are an existing Adobe Voice, Adobe Slate, or Adobe Post user, these sound familiar to you. Those three apps have been brought together in the ed solution that is A dobe Spark, and have been renamed Adobe Spark integrat Video, Adobe Spark Page, and Adobe Spark Post respectively. Spark 3 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

4 COST? 2: HOW MUCH DOES ADOBE SPARK Adobe Spark is f ree to use, and will remain so. At some point in the future we may add premium features or paid options. If that were to happen, the core exists today will remain free. No bait -and-switch, we promise. functionality as it so free , and we don't plan to stop Unlimited hosting of created content is al . Rest assured that if hosting were ever to be curtailed we'll hosting your content Fun & Free give you a way to download and save all of your precious creations. So, keep creating and publishing, and let us worry about the hosting f or you. IS ADOBE SPARK A WEB PP? 3: APPLICATION OR AN A Students use all sorts of devices, and we wanted to make sure that they would all be able to benefit from Spark’s fun and engaging storytelling experience. As we’ve made Spark available in two ways: such, • Adobe Spark can be used from your favorite desktop web browser on both Windows and Mac machines, as well as on Chromebooks. The web application supports all three Spark formats in one integrated environment. • Adobe Sp ark can also be used on iOS devices (both iPhones and iPads) using the Spark mobile apps. There are three Spark iOS apps, one for each Spark format, and you can use any or all as you see fit. As students are likely to work on multiple machines and devices, we’ve built students can start work on an iPad, This way syncing right into Adobe Spark. continue editing on a Chromebook, work from home on a desktop, and so on. A Complete Integrated Solution a complete integrated solution. Adobe Spark truly is Spark 4 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

5 4: THREE FORMATS? WHICH STUDENTS US E? SHOULD MY There’s no right or wrong way to share an idea or tell a story, so there’s no right or wrong way for students to use Adobe Spark. But, here’s a suggestion: • A Spark Video is a narrated movie, and is thus best suited for oral prese ntations, the type of storytelling that you may have previously used slideshow software for. A Spark a highly visual text based story, think of it as the word Page is • processor you wish you had when you were in school. As such , it is ideally suited for tex t-based projects and assignments that involve lots of photographs. optimized for social media. If you are going to Post is an image • A Spark stories), then be posting ideas or links (including links to Video and Page Use Them All Post will create the compelling attentio n-grabb er that you’ll need. The Adobe Spark formats can also be used together. Create a Spark Video in a Spark Page. Or create an image with Spark Post and use it and embed it in a Spark Video or a Spark Page. Or, create a killer Page or Video story and use Spark Post to create a social media image to drive traffic to your creation. Spark 5 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

6 5: HOW IS ADOBE SPARK TION? BEING USED IN EDUCA invaluable classroom tool. Indeed, hundreds s proven to be an Adobe Spark ha of thousands of students and their teachers use these apps every day, injecting fun and interactivity into all sorts of classes and subjects. Here are some example uses provided to us by teachers: • Speech and lang uage play • Sight words proficiency Narrative prompts • Rhyming game • s • Playing with shapes and colors • Second language acquisition • Story starters Creative storytelling • • Book reports Written assignments • • Photo essays Class reports and blogs • • Trip reports • Science fair presentations Student portfolios • Example Classroom Use • Classroom newsletters • Athletics announcements Game updates • • School and district reports • PTA ads and promos The Adobe education community frequently shares ideas and classroom uses edex.adobe.com isit on the Adobe Education Exchange site. V to browse and to -strong community of passionate join and share with this quarter-million educators. Spark 6 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

7 CONSIDERATIONS? ARE THE STUDENT AGE 6: WHAT in Spark is being used to create v ideos the world over at every grade level - K 12 in higher -education. As little or no typing is needed, younger children, even and find preschoolers, Spark Video easy and accessible. Spark Pages are primarily used to share written stories, and so typing (and spelling) is required. As such , Page is better suited starting in Grades 4 or 5. Page is also used extensively in secondary school and in colleges. Post is all about social media, and is thus intended for teachers or Spark students old enoug h to have a social media presence. Adobe Spark Page, Post , and Video The iOS apps are rated 12+. While there is nothing in the apps that is inappropriate for younger children, we use that Age Recommendations rating because we do not want younger students installing the apps themselves apps, . Rather, we want teachers or parents to install and set up the including creating the user account. Logins are used to sync content Adobe Spark account and login. require s an across devices as well as to backup content to our cloud storage. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed to create their own Adobe ID and so they will need to sign in with an account created by and supervised by a teac her or Logins dia accounts is also supported. Sign in with social me parent. Spark 7 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

8 is all about storytelling, presenting, and sharing. S tudents can Adobe Spark create and share whatever they want, including pictures and images of their choice . Special care must be taken to ensure that younger students do not share e information (PII) that could potentially identify any personally identifiabl student s. specific Adobe Spark s for Author Info to be provided, and when publishing allow content for young er students the student name must not be used. With Adobe Spark you can flag your published content as Public or Private. Private content is neither discoverable via web searches nor featured in our gallery. Content published by younger students must be fl agged Private. Student Privacy & PII In addition, teachers should review content created by younger students to ensure that PII is not being inadvertently included in their creations . Adobe Spark lets you import images from services like Flickr and Pixabay . Sear - ches will only retrieve images that are tagged as Creative Commons here ). In addition, with our younger users in licensed for reuse (learn more mind, Adobe Spark will only retrieve images that these ser vices have tagged as ‘safe’. However, b ecause no filtering technology is completely foolproof, Adobe Spark can also block specific images as necessary. If you encounter a atic problem image, please email and provide us with [email protected] the image and the search term used. Teacher supervision is recommended when allowing younger students to Image Searches search for imagery and icons. At this time there is no way to disable public image searches. in the web application and in the iOS s example content include Adobe Spark apps . This content is intended to inspire, spark creativity, and provide a starting point when using Spark Post. All sample content, both inspirational or intended for remixing, is carefully selected and curated by the product teams. All sample Sample Content content is safe for all audiences, including younger users. Spark 8 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

9 7: WHAT REMENTS? ARE THE SYSTEM REQUI The Adobe Spark web application runs on Windows 7 or newer, and Mac OS X. Supported web browsers are Chrome 36 or newer, Firefox 31 or newer, Safari 7 or newer, Internet Explorer 11 or newer, and Microsoft Edge . Chromebooks are supported by Adobe Spark. Platforms The iOS apps will run on any iPhone or iPad running iOS 8 or newer. in with an Adobe Spark require s that the user be logged in. Users may sign Adobe ID (created for free), Google account (including Google Education he same login may be used on multiple accounts), or Facebook account. T Logins devices and browsers. in, saving to the cloud, sync, sign Adobe Spark requires Internet access for image search, and more. On iOS devices, syncing requires a Wi-Fi connection by default. This is to avoid data charges that would be incurred when syncing over a cellular (mobile If you do want content to sync over cellular provider) data connection. you must enable this in the iOS Settings for the Spark apps. connections, Internet Access Content is automatically Your Adobe Spark creations our hosted on our cloud. saved so that nothing will get lost and so that content may be synced between devices. Links to your content can be shared as desired. be downloaded locally (on iOS Spark Video movies and Spark Post images may Hosting these will be saved to the Camera Roll). Spark 9 – A Guide for Schools & Educators Adobe

10 8: HOW DO I GET STARTED ? spark.adobe.com in and you can To get started with Adobe Spark, visit , sign start creating and sharing. If you are using an iPhone or iPad, you can also visit spark.adobe.com for links Started Getting pp Store. to the iOS apps, or just look for Adobe Spark in the A 9: WHERE CAN I FIND TIP S AND HELP WITH CLASS ROOM USE? When using , most of the help and guidance you need is built right Adobe Spark solution . For tips and help specific to classroom use, your best bet itself into the is the Adobe Education Exchange at . Just search for the edex.adobe.com Help s, and more. ; you’ll find tips, lesson plans, example use product names Getting Adobe – A Guide for Schools & Educators 10 Spark

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