Monday, January 8, 2024

Bringing Poetry to Life! #MakerEd #AdobeEduCreative

One of the things that I have been excited about is the fact that you can bring so many things to life using Adobe Express. My design students have been having a blast using Animate from Audio and the Animation feature on images to make them fade in, zoom out, bounce around, spin, etc. The options to create movement has really engaged those students who are not as excited with static image creation. 

Another teacher in the middle school started a literary journal elective class this trimester and students will be in charge of putting together the submissions from the student body. I thought it would be a nice project for students to create visual representations of poems they love and submit it to The Shield. Here is a brief overview of the lesson. 

1. Students will select 4 poems that are short enough to fit into the poster space available. 

2. Students will create four posters. Two posters will be static images and two posters will be animated in some way. Audio can be added as well. 

3. Students will submit all four posters to Seesaw. 

4. Students will choose one of their static posters to be submitted to The Shield. 

I thought this would be a nice assignment for students who wanted to express some creativity, but are not quite ready to showcase their own poetry. Here are two examples I created for the students. 

For the video, I needed to use audio from Pixabay for the rain and birds and then I had to combine them in Garageband because Express does not let you stack audio or it does, but I couldn't figure it out. If you know how, let me know in the comments! This was a fun project for me and I know the students will love it when they dive in. If you have any thoughts or comments, leave them below!

Hugs and High Fives, 

The Nerdy Teacher

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