2018 Helping Students Get Started With Adobe Spark
Kids (and their teachers) love Adobe Spark. It's fun, easy, highly encouraging, and it's free, too! And, yep, as already noted, it's easy to use, so easy that kids just get it. But, if your students need a helping hand, these short videos may be of use:
2018 New Book On Spark In The Classroom
Adobe Spark is a fun, free content-creation tool that anyone can use. Designed to be used in the classroom and easily accessible on web browsers, Chromebooks, and mobile devices, Adobe Spark's intuitive and easy-to-use design makes it the perfect tool for learners of all ages to create video book reports, modern, responsive webpage "papers", video journals, science posters and videos, web newsletters . . . and so much more! In this new book, 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark, I partner with experienced educator Monica Burns to offer step-by-step guidance on how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom in ways that are meaningful and relevant.
2018 Google Classroom Support Comes To Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is a favorite in schools and classrooms worldwide. Google Classroom is used in lots of those classrooms, so we just updated the web (and Chromebook) version of Spark to support single click share to Google Classroom (this on top of existing support for Google login, Google Photos, and Google Drive).
2018 Mala Sharma On Sparking Creativity In Classrooms Around The World
Adobe VP Mala Sharma spent her Adobe sabbatical in India volunteering with the nonprofit Teach for India, teaching technology and creativity to seventh- and eighth-graders. Her trip report (linked in the post) is well worth the read.
2018 What's New With Adobe Spark For Education
Just in time for Back-to-School, here are some important enhancements and updates pertaining to using Adobe Spark in the Classroom.
2018 Back To School With Adobe Spark
It's Back-To-School time, and teachers all over are prepping for another year in the classroom. Back in prehistoric times, when I was in school, that meant sharpening lots of pencils, trying to get last year's chalk mark remnants off the board, obtaining a stack of clean projector transparencies and duplicator carbon sheets ... ouch! Teachers these days do much the same, although we've (thankfully) traded much of that ancient technology for shiny laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers.
Over the past few years, I've had the good fortune and privilege of meeting thousands of passionate educators the world over, and many have shared the innovative ways that they are using our FREE Adobe Spark in their classrooms. Just as I've done the past three years, I've compiled some of my favorite teacher-shared Spark classroom ideas into this post.
2018 The Tech Rabbi On Combining The Unexpected
The Tech Rabbi has been experimenting with Adobe Spark and how to use it in the classroom, and shared this wonderful post on Creativity Is About Combining The Unexpected, Not Just Drawing It. This is a fantastic classroom idea suitable for students of all ages.
2018 Creative Cloud Now $5 Per Student
Last month we announced Adobe Spark for Education, free for all students, both in K-12 and higher education. Today we announced new Creative Cloud pricing for K-12, $5 per license per year (starting at $2,500 per school per year). These are huge savings, and are part of our commitment to ensuring that all students have access to the right creativity tools.
2018 Roanoke County Adopts Adobe Spark
Roanoke County Public Schools (RCPS) in Virginia gave Spark for Education a try this past school year, and the results were beyond what I could have imagined. Their journey started with teachers from the district coming across Spark and trying it themselves. Within minutes of using Spark, teachers at RCPS were thinking of what this could do for their students and were asking how quickly they could have it in their classroom. And in a matter of weeks they deployed Spark to all of the 15,000+ students and teachers (and in the middle of the school year!). You can read more in Sharif Karmaly's blog post.
2018 Adobe Spark For Education
Today we announced the availability of Adobe Spark for Education, the same Adobe Spark that you know and love (and like Adobe Spark, just as free), but adapted to better suit the needs of our younger users.