Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark (https://spark.adobe.com) is a web app that allows students to Create a Video,  Page, or Post.  You (teacher) can login using your Google Account.  If your students are under the age of 13, the teacher will need to create one account for all students to use.  More information can be found in the Adobe Spark Edu. Guide.   Check out Claudio Zavala Jr's list of ideas for using Adobe Spark!  Thanks Kerissa Bearce for sharing!

  • To begin, select the Plus Sign. (Or select the 3 Horizontal lines on the left side of the screen. )
  • Select Create a Video, Page or Post.







  • If students are not sure where to begin, they can select a Category located at the bottom of the page.

  • For this Blog Post, I selected Create a Video.
  • I selected the Tell What Happened template or you can Start from Scratch!
  • Adobe will give some quick tips to help students get started. (1 min. video)
  • Students will now see the layout with options for creating their Video.  
  • They can add Video, Photos, Text, and create recordings. Themes, Music, and Layouts can also be decided. 
  • When ready to Share, click the Share icon at the top of the page.

  • Students can change their Title, add a Subtitle, and turn off the Author's name so it will be hidden. 
  • More options allow students to add credits to any photos they used (their personal photos and those they used from the internet).
  • Adobe Spark Branding can only be turned off with a paid account.
  • Get Noticed will allow students project to be found in a search engine and maybe shown on the Adobe Spark website. (I would recommend students select Off to keep their project unlisted.)
  • Students can also Download their video by selecting Download underneath the image. (It saves as an mp4 file.)
  • Select Create Unlisted Link. 
  • It may take a few minutes for the video to render and your link to appear.



  • Now you can copy the link and turn in through Google Classroom (if this was an assignment). 
  • Or you can select Embed, copy the code and add to your ePortfolio!


  • Students can also make changes to their video. When Share is selected, they will be able to update their link.

Note: When students select Create a Video, they will have to upload from their hard drive (Chromebook users can insert video files from Google Drive. iPad users can upload from Camera Roll).  
Adobe Spark recommends using video files with the extension: .mov, .mp4 or m4v.  
If the video is on their Google Drive, they can download to their computer then upload to Adobe Spark.  I know this seems like too many steps.  I sent feedback to AS asking them to allow adding video from Google Drive.  
But for now, you can upload (video, photos) when creating a video, search Find Photos (creative commons) or Google Photos to add to your creation. Students should always cite their sources!

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