How do you inject creativity into your classroom? I can’t believe a whole year has passed since the release of 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark. Ben Forta and I published this collection of lesson ideas and activities last fall and are celebrating the one-year book birthday already!
In the past year we’ve also switched publishers. We’re excited to partner with Elevate Books to share these 40 ways with you. To help celebrate the birthday of our book and our new partnership with Elevate Books, I am hosting a special book birthday celebration.
Adobe Spark Book
Here’s how it works… When you show proof of purchase for the book you’ll instantly get access to six bonus graphic organizers and an audio version of the introduction to the book. You also can jump into the introduction right away, playing it like a podcast. Then on November 6th, I’ll send you a special, brand-new webinar recording.
I know it’s a busy time of year and sometimes hard to carve out time on the calendar for a webinar. So I’m recording this one ahead of time. I’ll add captions and include a transcript, too. This recording will go over some new features in Spark. It will also take you through a bonus project idea you won’t find in the book. It’s a great opportunity to see Adobe Spark in action!
Here’s what you have to do:
- Order the book, using my Amazon affiliate link: https://amzn.to/2BjgiNs
- Then, fill out this Google Form and add your Amazon order number (you can find it on your email receipt from Amazon or in the Orders area of your Amazon account): http://bit.ly/SparkBookBirthdayPOP
- Make sure to fill out the form before November 5, 2019 at 11:59PM to be eligible for the bonus items
If you already ordered the book, no worries!
- Fill out the Google Form and add the order number from when you bought it or upload a picture of the book sitting on your desk: http://bit.ly/SparkBookBirthdayPOP
Book Birthday Celebration
Quick recap… Anyone who orders the book gets:
- Six bonus graphic organizers
- Three checklists for students, too!
- Access to a special webinar recording (with captions/transcript); (1) goes over new features in Spark, (2) takes you through a bonus project idea you won’t find in the book; recording released on November 6th
- Audio version (play like a podcast) of the introduction to the book
40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark
Here’s the official description of the book along with two endorsements from fellow educators:
Adobe Spark is a fun, free content-creation tool that anyone can use. Easily accessible on web browsers, Chromebooks, and mobile devices, Adobe Spark’s intuitive and easy-to-use design makes it the perfect tool for learners of all ages to create . . .
- Video book reports
- Modern, responsive webpage “papers”
- Video journals
- Science posters and videos
- Web newsletters . . . and so much more!
In the hands of creative educators, Adobe Spark provides students with a fun way to embrace critical communication and creativity skills. But what if you don’t consider yourself a “creative educator” or just aren’t sure where to start?
That’s where 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark comes to the rescue! Experienced educators Ben Forta and Monica Burns offer step-by-step guidance on how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom in ways that are meaningful and relevant. They present 40 fun and practical lesson plans. They are suitable for a variety of ages and subjects as well as 15 graphic organizers to get you started. With the tips, suggestions, and encouragement in this book, you’ll certainly find everything you need to inject creativity into your classroom using Adobe Spark.
Praise for 40 Ways
Praise for 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark:
“Adobe Spark is a digital creation game changer and educators Burns and Forta have created the resource to empower any teacher to make students’ thinking visible and their learning come alive with this simple, yet powerful, tool. 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into your Classroom with Adobe Spark is a clear and practical guide to take student communication,reflection and creation to the next level. Burns and Forta don’t give us a ‘how to use AdobeSpark,’ instead they focus on ‘how to make student creation the driver of learning.’ This book is standards-driven keeping the focus on the learning and not on the tool.” — Rebecca Hare, Art and Design Educator and Author of The Space: A Guide for Educators
“This comprehensive collection of innovative Adobe Spark projects is a creative shot-in-the- arm for anyone seeking to diversify the digital learning artifacts produced in their classrooms. Ben and Monica provide proper insight and inspiration to get learners of all ages creating and communicating original media content. Their detailed lessons are easy-to-follow and ready-to-use tomorrow.” — Andy Leiser, Elementary Integration Specialist, Hastings, Minnesota
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