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 How To Add Your Own Fonts In Adobe Spark
I mentioned Adobe Spark's support for custom fonts when we announced it earlier this month. To help you get started with this feature, our own Amy Copperman has posted How to Add Your Own Fonts for Branded Content That Is Just Your Type.
2018 Adobe Spark On Android
2018 Adobe Spark Custom Fonts
We just updated Adobe Spark to support custom fonts, now when creating and managing your brand and branded themes, you can upload your own fonts to the brand. Custom font support is a Premium Feature, so it's available as part of any paid plan (Creative Cloud or Spark). It is also available for free to education users as part of Spark for Education.
2018 The Magic Behind Spark's Magic Layout
Adobe Spark Post's Magic Layout sets you up for success quickly by employing a content-aware layout system to suggest intelligent cropping and layout positions based on the content you choose for your design. It makes educated guesses for you to get you almost all the way to a finished product. For instance, if you choose one tall photo and one wide photo and add a text element, Spark Post will automatically place your content in a layout with one vertical and one wide cell. Even more amazingly, it will position an editable text box where the system detects there's relative empty space and common design rules predict it will be most readable. The magic behind Magic Layout is artificial intelligence, as this post explains.