5 ways to use Adobe Spark Video in your classroom

Video is a powerful medium for storytelling. And creating videos has never been so simple. You and your students can easily put a story together on your mobile phone, laptop, PC, or Chromebook. How? With Adobe Spark Video, you and your students can create compelling videos in just a few minutes using professional looking themes […]

Sticky learning: Digital brain dumps with Flipgrid and Socrative

It’s a common request from teachers of students: Study. Go home and study. Go back over the material. Re-read the material. When we ask students to do this, we mean well. We want them to succeed. But we’re asking them to study in a way the brain hates. The problem: the information is flowing in […]

Mobile Storyteller, and how your students can tell stories, too

Anyone can tell stories. They’re powerful and compelling. It’s how humankind has passed information down from generation to generation. Students at Hoover High School of North Canton City Schools (North Canton, Ohio) get to tell stories with some impressive equipment. They use industry-standard digital video cameras. They edit video using Adobe Premiere and Avid, both powerful […]

13 ways to create unforgettable multimedia with Adobe Spark

Multimedia is one way that technology is impacting what we do in the classroom. Just look back 10 years. To create impressive video, audio and images in the past, it used to take expensive equipment. Video mixers. Audio boards. Design software. Now we have high-resolution (or high-definition) creation tools right in our pockets. Smart phones, […]

14 copyright essentials teachers and students must know

Students and teachers toe a very fuzzy ethical line every day — many without even realizing it. Some end up on the safe side of the line, but others cross the line and cross ethical boundaries — and sometimes costly legal ones. That line is the copyright line, deciding how teachers and students can respect […]

Viral classroom: 10 ways to harness viral video power in class

Admit it: You watched Charlie bite his brother’s finger. Or you watched the double rainbow guy. Or maybe you’ve watched Peyton Manning talk about giving a girl a second-hand handbag in one of the NFL Bad Lip Reading videos. If it wasn’t one of those, you’ve probably succumbed to one of our guilty pleasures since […]

The Classroom Video Manifesto: Resources, ideas and more

Every day, millions of hours of YouTube videos are watched by its 1 billion users. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. It’s no surprise that video engages students in our classrooms. It’s in their pockets — on the mobile devices that many of them come to school with every day. (Or […]

How to easily record video of your classes online (step-by-step)

The walls that kept classes from learning together are slowly starting to topple. In the past, students were often confined to the classes they could take on campus. Teachers were often confined to teaching students face-to-face. Now, with video options like Google Hangouts and Skype, teachers and students can meet with each other — or […]