Adobe Spark Video is available as a web-based app for computers and an iOS app for iPad and iPhone. Spark Video is free, but it does require logging in with Google or through email with an Adobe ID. Often elementary classrooms use one Adobe ID to log into multiple computers and devices. While multiple logins do work, just know that students will be able to edit and delete each other’s projects. Once you’re into the app, it’s so streamlined. Just add text and/or images to a series of slides and record audio for each slide. Adobe has even included the ability to search for images and icons from inside the app (and will cite the images at the end of your video). You can choose background music (or turn music off). There are 32 themes to choose from. A theme applies its color scheme, fonts, and animations to all your slides. When complete, save your projects as a .mp4 video or upload to Adobe’s website and get a URL for sharing. Since Adobe Spark Video is so easy to use, it allows you to focus on your content—use it to make public service announcements, explain vocabulary words, deliver reports, showcase photos, share poetry, tell stories, give summaries, record reflections, document a science or engineering experiment, and so much more.
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  • learninginhandAdobe Spark Video is available as a web-based app for computers and an iOS app for iPad and iPhone. Spark Video is free, but it does require logging in with Google or through email with an Adobe ID. Often elementary classrooms use one Adobe ID to log into multiple computers and devices. While multiple logins do work, just know that students will be able to edit and delete each other’s projects. Once you’re into the app, it’s so streamlined. Just add text and/or images to a series of slides and record audio for each slide. Adobe has even included the ability to search for images and icons from inside the app (and will cite the images at the end of your video). You can choose background music (or turn music off). There are 32 themes to choose from. A theme applies its color scheme, fonts, and animations to all your slides. When complete, save your projects as a .mp4 video or upload to Adobe’s website and get a URL for sharing. Since Adobe Spark Video is so easy to use, it allows you to focus on your content—use it to make public service announcements, explain vocabulary words, deliver reports, showcase photos, share poetry, tell stories, give summaries, record reflections, document a science or engineering experiment, and so much more.

  • learninginhandAdobe Spark Video used to be known as Adobe Voice. It’s the same app with a new name. #teachersofinstagram #edtech
  • learninginhandSometimes background music can make it difficult to actually hear the person talking in a video. You can turn background music down or turn it all the way off in Spark Video.
  • vanbemmsQuestion...If students have a GAFE Google acct, are below age 13, and choose the login with Google option, does this comply with Coppa? Or does terms of service override?
  • cristin_kennedyLooking forward to seeing you at GaETC this week!
  • learninginhand@vanbemms This is a good question and I don't know the answer. I do know that elementary schools are using Adobe Spark with Google accounts, but they might not be in compliance. Anyone else have insight into this?
  • learninginhand@cristin_kennedy See you soon at #GaETC16!
  • piangenti@vanbemms Always on the lookout for slideshow variety. I wonder if I used this as a homeroom slideshow whether teachers would have to login thru Google to merely access the slides...
  • heyitsme_023Adobe is in beta for safe search. It's not a safe search engine. We have had some issues in our district with image results.
  • learninginhand@heyitsme_023 Adobe Sparks's image search does need improvement. 😞
  • learninginhand@piangenti You can publish as a public web link. Viewing that link would not require a login. 👍
  • piangentiNice!! You know how it can be sometimes when sharing links that require "work" on the receiver end. 😎
  • allison_b5So cool
  • shelleydartmannJust learned about this at TechEdge at UNL today! Thanks for the extra info!
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