Friday, May 26, 2023

The Marvelous Mashup: Adobe Express in the Math and Science Classroom #AdobeEduCreative @RebeccaLouHare

I've been spending a lot of time tinkering around with Adobe Express recently, and let me tell you, it’s a phenomenal resource for us educators! If you haven't heard of Adobe Express, or maybe you just haven't found a way to incorporate it into your classroom yet, sit tight because I have some fantastic ideas for you.

First things first, what’s Adobe Express? It's a super user-friendly online tool from Adobe that helps you create stunning graphics, webpages, and videos. The best part is, you don’t have to be a tech wizard to use it. And yes, it's perfect for the Math and Science class. Let’s dive in!

The Marvels of Math with Adobe Express

Lesson 1: The "Graphical" Tale

Math can be a bit daunting for some students. Why not take those intimidating equations and turn them into a graphical story? In this activity, have your students use Adobe Express to create a story with graphics representing mathematical concepts. For instance, a tale of two numbers 'dividing' their possessions (think pizza slices or cookies) can be a creative way of understanding division.

Remember, it's okay to be a bit silly with the storyline! We're trying to create a safe space where learning is fun. Here is a fun example of Pi sharing Pie. 

Lesson 2: Mathematical Masterpieces

Let's face it, shapes are everywhere. From the soccer field to the kitchen table, we are surrounded by geometry. This activity involves students capturing images of different geometrical shapes in real life, then annotating them with Adobe Express. They can create a collage or a slideshow of the shapes and even write a description about where they found them.

The Splendors of Science with Adobe Express

Lesson 1: The Eco-system Storyboard

Science is all about exploration and understanding the world around us. This project is all about ecosystems. Assign different ecosystems to students or groups and ask them to create a storyboard on Adobe Express detailing the various components of their assigned ecosystem, like flora, fauna, climate, etc.

The catch here is they have to present it as a story. It could be from the perspective of an animal, a plant, or even a droplet of water! 

Lesson 2: The Element’s Journey

In this activity, your students get to pick an element from the periodic table and detail its journey. Where is it found? How is it used in everyday life? What reactions can it undergo? They can illustrate these using Adobe Express's visual tools. This helps in understanding the practical application of elements.

For instance, Carbon's journey could start from being a part of a plant to becoming a diamond ring! The possibilities are endless. Here is an example of the first page of the project. 

So, there you have it folks, four ideas to get your creative juices flowing and your students exploring Math and Science in a new, fun, and interactive way. Remember, Adobe Express is a tool, and like all tools, it's not about what it is, it's about what you do with it.

Can't wait to hear about all the awesome projects you'll be creating!

1 comment:

  1. This article has some great insights for how to incorporate Adobe programs in the classroom!


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