Fifth graders in Michelle Hatch’s class at Wasatch Elementary are “sparking” their imagination by creating innovative book reports through Adobe Spark.

After reading a book of their choice, students were given the assignment of creating a video, through the program Adobe Spark, that would encourage others to read that specific book.

Adobe Spark is a program that allows individuals to create animated videos that combine different elements, which include text, images, icons and video clips. The individual can then create a voice-over using their own voice to complete the video.

This project goes well with the reading core standard of “Determine two or more main ideas of a text and explain how they are supported by key details; summarize the text.” Through this project, students were able to utilize technology in their classroom to summarize their specific book and share it with others in an interactive way. Students were also able to learn how to better navigate Adobe Spark, which is a skill that will carry on with them, even as they finish their years in school.

Check out two of the videos from students in this class below.

Watch for more of these videos on our website this summer!

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