Adobe Spark (Voice)

Adobe Spark (formerly Adobe Voice) is an awesome multi-platform application (Chromebooks, IPads, PC, MAC)  that lets students demonstrate their understanding of concepts through the use of photos, icons, video, text and voice recordings. The output is a movie file that is easily viewed in the classroom or embedded on websites.  Multiple templates that include background music and color palettes enable students to create professional presentations in one or two class sessions. This tool is successfully used from kindergarten on upward. This twelve-minute video explains everything you need to start using Spark in your classroom.

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YouTube Strategies

Dealing with YouTube videos can sometimes create classroom anxiety. This list of resources can help make YouTube easier to work with.

Videos without ads or comments – Trim video

  • Safeshare.tv : This site gives you a custom link to your YouTube or Vimeo video that you can share with your students through classroom, or your website. Safeshare also allows you to trim the beginning or end of the video to focus on just the content you want. It also removes ads and comments that could appear if the video was accessed directly from YouTube or Vimeo.

Create interactive videos by adding commentary or quizzing

  • EdPuzzle : add voice narration and quizzing to videos. Tracks student responses and lets you know if they watched the video.
  • EduCanon  : an online learning environment to create and share interactive video lessons
  • Zaption : add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube.