Free Adobe Spark Video Planning Template

 

Getting younger students to record their ideas in a logical and engaging manner can be tough.

If you have reluctant writers in your classroom, you will appreciate how difficult it can be to get work from them demonstrating a clear understanding of what you have been teaching them.

Finding alternatives to written work is not always easy to come across especially if there are deeper issues than the student simply being a reluctant writer such as a diagnosed learning condition.

To counteract this issue I find Adobe Spark Video to be an incredibly easy to use on all devices.  It is a powerful tool which as the name suggests relies mainly on visuals and images to share knowledge as opposed to writing down line after line of text.

The other great thing about Adobe Spark Video is the polish it adds to presentations that make them far more engaging than your traditional PowerPoint or Keynote presentation.

Simply giving students Adobe Spark Video and directions around a specific topic can sometimes leave them confused and seeking further clarification.


To remedy this I have created a free template which you can download here that will ensure your students stay on task and have a clear direction about what they are supposed to be doing.  Best of all the template can be adapted to any age group or topic area

Snapshot Writing Tool Freebie

Snapshot Writing is a great way to get students to write about an exact moment in time.  It is an opportunity to laser focus on how our senses and emotions react to the world and events around us.  

Using this tool students simply write what they see, hear, feel, smell, see and taste. This is a great task to aid students to create imagery within their writing.

It is always written from a first person perspective and will force your students to think outside the box when describing any event or action in future.

We are giving you this free great planning tool which makes Snapshot Writing accessible to anyone.  Download it here. 

Snapshot writing is greatly enhanced when used alongside a visual prompt such as a photo or video. 

It will enhance any writing session and give a great deal of confidence to reluctant writers.

If you are looking for a collection of amazing visual writing prompts and an editable version of the snapshot writing tool which can be found here.