I made a few videos about using Adobe Express in your classroom. These videos include make videos with adobe express And create custom QR codes with that. These are just a few of the many ways to use Adobe Express in your classroom. Let’s look at some of the many ways you and your students can use Adobe Express.
Create graphics like posters, ads and internet memes.
- Students and teachers can create simple posters to print and display in their schools to announce club meetings, campaigns for class elections, or to send messages of encouragement to students.
- To help students understand and show they understand what propaganda messages look like, I had them create simple early 20th century style propaganda posters themselves. Adobe Spark has a built-in image search that can help students find images to use for these posters. Students can also upload photos they have found in the public domain.
- To create a meme style graphic to share on your classroom, library or school website. The graphic could be intended to encourage students and parents to remember an upcoming school event. You can also create a meme to encourage students to keep reading over the summer.
Videos are created by adding text and images to slides. You can record yourself speaking on each slide. A library of free music is available to overlay your narration or you can use this music instead of the narration.
- Create a short reverse lesson. The recording tool makes it easy to accurately record your narration on your lesson slides.
- Have your students create video lessons. The slide aspect of the video tool lends itself to students creating short, Ken Burns-style documentary videos. Ask them to use Spark’s search tool to find images to use in their videos or ask them to use Flickr’s The Commons place to find historical images. I had college students make this style of video to tell the stories of people moving west across the United States in the 19th century.
- It’s the time of year for get-togethers and end-of-year celebrations. Use the video maker to make a school year highlights video. Rather than narrating the video, you can use music from Adobe’s library.
Create simple web pages to showcase images, posters, videos, text, and links.
- Create an event invitation page. Create a page that describes highlights of an upcoming school event, such as a fundraiser or open house. Include pictures of past events, award pictures, or include a video about the event. If you want people to register for your event, include a link to a Google Form. (Learn how to use google forms).
- Create a digital portfolio. Students can organize their pages into sections to showcase the videos they’ve made, the papers they’ve written, and their thoughts on what they’ve learned.
- Create a media timeline. There is two ways to create timelines in adobe express. Have your students research a series of events, find media representative of those events, label the events and media with dates, and then place them in the correct order.
- Write a story based on pictures. Students can write a story about themselves using photos they have taken placed on a web page. Another way to think about picture-based stories is to have students research pictures and use them as writing prompts. Ask them to choose five images and write a story that connects the images.