We’ve come a long way from poster-board collages and oral book reports. Today, students of all ages are redefining what school assignments can be using creative tools such as Spark Page and Spark Video to showcase their work. Along the way they’re honing essential skills of visual storytelling and digital production, and, perhaps most importantly, they are having fun! Check out some of our favorite student projects that make the grade.
“What Matters to Me” Project
Shared by a Chicago teacher, this Spark Video is one of series made by students exploring issues that matter to them. Taking a systemic look at poverty in Appalachia, it connects the dots between low-quality education, unemployment, and the coal-mining industry’s stronghold on the local economy, and even offers long and short-term governmental solutions.
High-Drama Book Trailer
Pairing lively narration with funny visuals, this slideshow trailer on The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies makes the book report fun for both creator and audience.
Mrs. Kaur’s Class (@mjps_A13)
June 22, 2017
Commercial for a Greek God
This high-school student took studying the Greek gods to the next level (with some narration help from Dad) by making a commercial for the imagined blacksmith shop of Hephaestus, the god of fire and metalworking. Act now to get your spot in one of three classes offered by this divine artisan–registration only 50 drachmas!
Data Snapshot of a Health Hazard
A team of undergraduate, graduate, medical students, and faculty collaborated on this ambitious research project through Duke University exploring the how open-fire cooking in a village in Madagascar affects the health of its residents and impacts the environment.
Three intrepid fourth-graders in Illinois started an online newspaper called Husky News replete with a video recap of their “kindness” challenge, jokes, and a quote of the month. Here’s hoping it takes off!
— Heritage Lakes Readers (@HLSReaders) April 10, 2017
Learning Similes Through Music
This inventive teacher put her third-graders’ drawings to music to illustrate (literally) the concept of simile. The finished product was surely exciting for the kiddos to see!
— Jane Crain (@crainscampers) October 26, 2016
Photo Geography Report
This sixth-grade geography report on the Colorado River brings the history and landscape to life with big, beautiful photos in a scrolling format.
— Adobe For Education (@AdobeForEdu) January 26, 2017
Exploring Perceptions of Creativity
This project from Clemson University examines how students on that campus feel and think about creativity. Is it a burden, is it intimidating, are people motivated or alienated by it? The project’s leaders held focus groups to gather responses and turned some of those responses into visually compelling quotes with Spark Post, and then integrated them into this nice scrolling presentation.
Got a report due? Get it done in a snap with Adobe Spark’s free online slideshow maker—and impress along the way!
Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash