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Creative End of Year Activity for Students

What are your plans for summer? If you’re looking for a creative end of year activity, the team at Adobe for Education has you covered. With their new template and June Creativity Challenge, you and your students can share summer plans with a bright and colorful graphic.

If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know I’m a big fan of all things Adobe. I’ve shared lots of their free resources for educators and students this year. And today, I’m excited to show off their awesome templates and creative challenge for June.

In this blog post, we’ll look at the June Creativity Challenge and the free template for this end of year activity. I’ve also included three ways to share end of year activities that you may want to try out alongside this project!

End of Year Activity

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Here is the official description and steps for the June Creativity Challenge:

Summer is FINALLY here! Whether you’re a teacher or a student, a huge congrats from Adobe for finishing the year. Now, take a few minutes to play and experiment with this month’s remixable template and give the world a preview of what you’re up to this summer!

Creativity Challenge Instructions:

Click to open the remixable Adobe Express template:

Log in to Adobe Express using your school email address or from your school’s preferred district portal or LMS.

Add text, images, graphics, colors, and more to share your summer plans. 

Last, post your work on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #AdobeEduCreative for a chance to win. (Submit your work here or read the full terms & conditions.)

This video will take you through the challenge. You can also share the video with students and families if you’re looking for an end of year activity to extend into the summertime. 

In the example that I made using the Educator template, you can see that I added new colors, placed a picture of me front and center, and changed the answers in the template, too.

3 Ways to Share End of Year Activities

Sharing students’ work throughout the school year is so important. You might have heard my conversation with Jennifer Hall about audiences for student projects on a recent episode of the Easy EdTech Podcast. However, at the end of the year, sharing student work might feel more like a celebration – especially if it connects to a special event. Here are three ways to share end of year activities that you can try with a student-created graphic.

Create a digital scrapbook

Take student graphics and compile them in a slide-based tool like Google Slides or Microsoft PowerPoint. You can create a collaborative document and invite each student to create or claim a slide. Then they can insert the PNG or JPG version of the graphic they made with this template.

Make a slideshow video

Have each student share their graphic with you by uploading it to your learning management system, dropping it in a shared folder, or another familiar workflow. Then using your teacher account, create a video in Adobe Express using the images each student shared. Next, add a title slide, music, and export your video to share a slideshow.

Post in a shared space

Determine the best digital space that all of your students can access. This could include a spot like Padlet, where students can upload their graphics to a virtual sticky note. It could also include a space students share like Seesaw, Schoology, or Google Classroom. By posting this way, every student can share their work with their classmates.

Ready to get started with the June Creativity Challenge? Use this link to learn more and find all the templates! If you want to see the May challenge, here is last month’s blog post and my example. And if you’re interested in learning about the other challenges from earlier this year, find them all right here.

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Blog Author and EdTech Consultant Dr. Monica Burns

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Dr. Monica Burns is a former classroom teacher, Author, Speaker, and Curriculum & EdTech Consultant. Visit her site ClassTechTips.com for more ideas on how to become a tech-savvy teacher.

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