Ignite Your Students' Imaginations with Adobe Spark
About the Course
Teachers will actively participate in an online class to learn how to use Adobe Spark in the classroom. Adobe Spark is a free online tool that is a fun and engaging way for students to learn new content and teach that content to a broader audience using student created videos, posts, and pages. Teachers can also create content with Adobe Spark to teach and deliver information to their students in a variety of interesting ways.
This course is appropriate for K-12 teachers at varying technological skill levels who want to collaborate with other teachers about incorporating a new technological strategy that engages students in the classroom.
Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to:
- Successfully implement and use Adobe Spark in the classroom to increase student engagement and creativity.
- Develop and create original works using Adobe Spark.
- Identify how to present an Adobe Spark video, post, and/ or page that customizes a message for their intended audience.
Avis Paul is currently a 5th- 8th grade technology teacher who works for the Roaring Fork School District in beautiful Basalt, Colorado. Having spent 10 years teaching middle school literacy, social studies, and technology, Avis believes that school needs to be fun and engaging! She does all that she can to ensure that her technology classes are engaging, enjoyable, and full of enthusiastic students. Fortunately, the technology that is available to middle school students is able to be adapted to almost all situations to make classroom learning enjoyable. Today’s students need to be knowledgeable about current technology and have a creative mind to blend technology with new ideas, so that they can flourish in the society that they will be graduating into. Avis also has an interest in inquiry and curiosity in the classroom. She believes that the more voice and choice students have, the more they will be excited about the learning that is taking place in the classroom. Avis’s classes are currently working on multiple projects including paper rocketry, robotics, digital storytelling, and designing accurate models of suspension bridges in the school’s makerspace.
Avis is a Level 2 Google Certified Educator and considers herself to be a lifelong learner. She takes every opportunity to attend professional development events both as a student and as a presenter. Recently, she has attended the Innovative Education Colorado conference in Keystone, Colorado and Google’s EdTechTeam Aspen Summit. Avis has been a presenter for three years running at the Roaring Fork Valley Ed Tech Summit.
Avis holds a BA in English Literature, a BS in Broadcast News, and a MA in Curriculum and Instruction, all from the University of Colorado at Boulder.