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. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

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You can take them and travel digitally to other places. Lucy Gray and Steve Hargadon on episode 190 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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


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?

Great News: JotForm now offers a PDF Editor

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PDF Readers are common (like Adobe Reader) but editing one is trickier. 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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#ETTchat: Craig Badura


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. A: I am really enjoying working with some of the Adobe apps right now.

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Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom


Spark Video is a fantastic, web-based and mobile movie-making tool for students. 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.

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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. Writing a digital story includes five basic steps: Research the topic so you are clear on presentation.

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Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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Because it’s web-based, it works on all platforms including mobile devices (with a downloadable app). A Gallery module to visually collect projects or information for digital storytelling, videos, art class, or any other purpose that suits a ‘gallery’ approach.

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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. It is browser-based but works on most mobile devices, includes thumbnails of participants, allows screensharing, offers the ever-popular whiteboard, and gets started with an email invitation.

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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. The mobile apps are free.

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How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School


A 2017 report of the education market found Chromebooks dominate with 58 percent of the market for school mobile device purchases. Avrith recently used Book Creator for a digital citizenship lesson she taught to third-, fourth- and fifth-graders. ADOBE SPARK.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

AIR works with local communities to address this detriment through an integrated development programs that provide low-cost refurbished computers with relevant open source educational software, support and teacher training directed at schools and community centers especially in less privileged areas where the digital divide is at its greatest. This virtual conference will be hosted in Adobe Connect and registration is free for librarians and leaders of libraries.