Class Tech Tips: Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark

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Digital citizenship is an essential topic for students to understand. Many schools have adopted digital citizenship curriculums to help introduce students to these concepts. Adobe Spark is a popular suite of creativity tools for students. As students create websites , movies , and graphics with Spark, they can apply digital citizenship skills. You can help students put their digital citizenship skills into action using Adobe Spark.

Common Sense Announces Free Digital Citizenship Week Resources

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During Digital Citizenship Week , Common Sense is partnering with the California Department of Education and the International Society of Technology Educators (ISTE) to share free tools, tips, and resources for teaching digital citizenship in the classroom. Teaching Digital Citizenship with Adobe Spark ] The K–12 Digital Citizenship Curriculum is available free to all schools. Digital Citizenship Ed Tech Ticker News

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Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

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The first is Adobe Spark , a set of three powerful creation tools for students and users of any age. Here is a quick overview of Adobe Spark with links to several use cases: Post – a graphic design tool perfect for capturing book quotes and creating classroom posters. For more information on using Spark to practice digital citizenship skills with students, check out this blog post. Creating with Adobe Spark. Adobe Education Google for Education

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Understanding, Teaching, and Reaching Digital Native Students—and Digital Native Caregivers

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Many of them grew up immersed in a digital world. They are the digital natives. The earliest digital natives are now sending their own children to school. The great news is that digital natives want to learn. What Does it Mean for a Student to be a Digital Native?

Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

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Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers with no design experience to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos. With a goal of encouraging creativity and meaningful communication without requiring a degree in graphic design, Adobe Spark allows users to integrate text, photos, original fonts, video, audio, professional themes, and icons into simple but professional projects that communicate ideas cohesively and quickly.

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Class Tech Tips: Sharing Adobe Spark Creations with Google Slides

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The first is Adobe Spark , a set of three powerful creation tools for students and users of any age. For more information on using Spark to practice digital citizenship skills with students, check out this blog post. Creating with Adobe Spark In my book Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom I talk about the importance of empowering students as creators.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

What is the best video editing software?

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Adobe Premiere Pro. If you are using a PC for video editing, Adobe Premiere Pro is one of the most popular options for professionals. adobe @movavi @BlackMagicDesignOfficial @PinnacleSys.

A Year to Remember, A Year to Reflect:  Pandemic Instruction

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Nearpod or Pear Deck, Google Classroom or Canvas, Flipgrid or Adobe Spark? She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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17 Websites to Manage Your Classroom

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Forms—Adobe interactive pdf, collect results. She is the editor/author of dozens of tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and dozens of books on how to integrate technology into education. These are clever approaches to keeping order among avid learners: Bouncy Balls –balls bounce based on level of noise in the classroom. Calmness Counter –how noisy is your classroom? Let students see.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

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Then, have everyone copy their information to a digital magazine (like you can create in Canva or Adobe) and share it with everyone. When students finish, publish them to a Hundred Days ebook using Adobe Spark or similar and share it with classmates and parents.

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Best-in-Category Winners for 2017

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Digital Notetaking. Digital Storytelling Tool. Honorable Mention: Adobe Spark. Honorable Mention: Adobe Education. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Ask a Tech Teacher routinely shares favorite websites and apps that make a difference in the classroom.

Best Software Programs for Desktop Publishing

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Printing digital files can be performed in a short period of time, with the finished product being bound with the help of a strong type of glue or screw posts , which securely holds the pages together. With the prevalence of digital computers, tablets, and smartphones nowadays, people could easily create their own digital files with the help of software programs. Adobe InDesign and Illustrator are used by those who wanted to create their own logo or image.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

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Throughout the school year, we have many opportunities to engage students in digital storytelling. 6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments. The post 6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments appeared first on NEO BLOG.

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Subscriber Special: September

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workbooks include embedded links to websites and digital tools making it easy for students to access them. iAnnotate or Adobe) to mark up rubrics and examples, then erase at the end of the year. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. Every month, subscribers to Ask a Tech Teacher get a free/discounted resource to help their tech teaching.

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100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

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Then, have everyone copy their information to a digital magazine (like you can create in Canva or Adobe) and share it with everyone. When students finish, publish them to a Hundred Days ebook using Adobe Spark or similar and share it with classmates and parents.

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Tech 101 for Teachers

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Resources You Need During Covid-19

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Adobe Connect –fully-featured with lots of options for meeting students online. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

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Kathy Schrock , Adobe Education Leader, Google Certified Teacher, Sony Education Ambassador, Discovery Education STAR and a DEN Guru, and columnist for Discovery Education (just to name a few of Kathy’s accolades) said it best: Augmented reality layers computer-generated enhancements on top of an existing reality to make it more meaningful through the ability to interact with it.

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Best-in-Category Winners for 2018

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Digital Notetaking. Digital Storytelling Tool. Teachers and students couldn’t do better than using either of these for digital storytelling. Winner: Adobe Spark. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. During the last month, Ask a Tech Teacher readers voted on which tech tools had the greatest impact on their teaching.

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The Case for PDFs in Class

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PDFs work on all digital devices, all platforms. With a free PDF reader (like Adobe or hundreds of others), students can open and get started right away. Using a PDF annotation tool like Kami for Chromebooks or Adobe Acrobat for pretty much any digital device, you can take notes throughout the year for review or reminders. Many PDF tools (like Adobe Acrobat) allow users to group related PDFs into a bundle that is transferred as one file.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 16 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Great Activities for the First Week of School

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I’ve also included a few general back-to-school activities with a digital spin to get you back into school quickly and agilely. Digital forms have become a go-to activity for polls, bell-ringers, exit tickets, quizzes, and more. Here are two activities from sources you know: Richard Byrne at Free Tech for Teachers suggests using the popular Adobe Spark to write multimedia stories that include text, images, glitzy layout, and more.

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#ETTchat: Craig Badura

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Craig Badura , the Integration Specialist for Aurora Public Schools Schools in Nebraska, has presented on the importance of digital citizenship and mobile devices at conferences across the country. In 2014, he was named one of the Top 10 Digital Citizenship Bloggers by Common Sense Media. A: I am really enjoying working with some of the Adobe apps right now. Adobe Voice is so easy to use and allows for a ton of student creativity.

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3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can.

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9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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A digital story is a series of images connected with text and/or a narrated soundtrack — captured by a digital device such as an iPad or smartphone — that tell a story. According to Center for Digital Storytelling , there are seven elements critical to a good digital story: Point of View — What is the perspective of the author? Writing a digital story includes five basic steps: Research the topic so you are clear on presentation.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer.

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How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

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Somehow, as lives for both the adults and children have gotten busier, as digital devices have taken over, as parents turned to TVs or iPads to babysit kids while they do something else, we’ve gotten away from this most companionable of activities. These can be both print and digital, to fit all children’s reading preference. Here’s a list of online sites with digital books that can be quickly accessed, mostly free, for this activity: Aesop Fables. On Feb.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: 19 Ways to Speed Up Your Computer.

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Grammar Check Websites and Apps That Save Your Writing

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Read out Loud is Adobe’s text-to-speech tool built into all of their PDF programs (Reader, Acrobat, and Pro). Simply open the PDF in Adobe and go to View>Read Out Loud. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. I confess, I cringe when I come across spelling and grammar errors on websites or blogs.

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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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A Gallery module to visually collect projects or information for digital storytelling, videos, art class, or any other purpose that suits a ‘gallery’ approach. Adobe Connect to provide online meetings within Moodle for teachers, administrators, and even students. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum.

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Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom

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Spark Video is a powerful, easy-to-use video creation tool from Adobe. I shared this announcement from Adobe Spark earlier this year which describes how to access the free features at your school. The activities described below are perfect for classrooms looking to make the most of digital spaces. Adobe Spark and Nearpod: Tips for a Must-Try Combo ] Mystery Videos To kick off a new unit of study, post a mystery video in Google Classroom.

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End-of-Year Maintenance: 19 Steps To A Speedier Computer

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I mean click the free update that’s been nagging at you (Adobe Reader for example). She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-8 technology curriculum , K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. This week, I’m sharing three holiday activities that will get your computers, technology, and social media ready for the new year. Here’s what you’ll get: Update Your Online Presence.

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5 Great Websites to Make Spring Sparkle

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There are many digital metronomes but Pro Metronome stands out. They’re downloadable, easily accessed from almost any digital platform, lightweight to carry, not dependent upon a working Internet connection, and can be annotated without destroying the book. This means I do need one more tool to keep me on top of both the big changes in education and the little ones in my favorite classroom digital tools. Last year was a boom year for edtech web tools.

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10 Great PowerPoint Changes You Probably Don’t Know About

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PowerPoint is the iconic leader in slideshow-type digital tools. This includes DropBox, Google Drive, Poll Everywhere, Camtasia, and Adobe Stock. This free add-in gives you all the tools you need to create interactive videos, including: voice, video, screencasting, and digital ink. Digital tools to create slideshows.