A. Instruction - 9
B. Design - 9.3
C. Engagement - 9.7
Adobe Voice: A Best App for Presentations
Summary : If You Are Using iPads, You Need This App. Period.
Adobe Voice allows users to create movie-style presentations. After registering with the app, Adobe Voice provides users with an optional tutorial that guides them through making a presentation. To make a presentation, users must tap the “Create a New Story” option on the top of the Explore, Create, or Shared screen, and begin making their presentation by adding a title or main idea. Next, users choose the template that they wish to use, and their options include Promote an Idea, Tell What Happened, Explain Something, Follow a Hero’s Journey, Show and Tell, Share a Growth Moment, Teach a Lesson, Share an Invitation, or Make Up My Own. Users must tap a presentation option, and the next screens support users in building their presentation. (If users choose a template besides Make Up My Own, Adobe Voice provides users with ideas on the next screens for outlining and organizing their presentation.) As users build their presentations, they can tap the Icon, Photo, or Text buttons in the middle of the screen to add content. Additionally, users can tap and hold the microphone button to narrate their presentation. On the bottom left of the screen, users can tap the “play” button to view their presentation, or they can tap the “+” button on the right of the screen to add more slides. Users can also add or adjust the layout, theme, or music by tapping the corresponding button on the top of the screen. When users are finished creating their presentation, they can tap the Upload button on the top right to share their presentation over email, social media, or copy a link to it on their clipboard. If users wish to view presentations created by other individuals, they can tap the “Explore” feature on the top of the home screen.
- Before making their own presentation, teachers can have students view presentations made by others by tapping the “Explore” tab. To critique presentations as a class, teachers can connect their iPad to a projector and play a presentation for their class. After the video ends, teachers can facilitate a class conversation by asking: (1) What were the strengths of this presentation? (2) How could this presentation be improved? (3) How did the images, text, and other media in this presentation work together? Was its integration effective or ineffective? (4) What was the purpose of this presentation? (5) What did you learn from this presentation?
- In addition to a research paper, teachers could have their students create a presentation using this app. The presentation link can be posted to a class website, and classmates can view and comment on each other’s presentations.
- As a break-the-ice activity at the beginning of the year, teachers can have students create a presentation using this app that follows the “Show and Tell” or “Share a Growth Moment” outline. After completing the presentation, students can post a link to it on a class website, and classmates can view and comment on each other’s presentations. This activity will begin teaching students to use this app effectively. That way, teachers can continue using it throughout the school year.
- Teachers can assign students a project in which they have to explain how to solve a math problem, complete a science experiment, invent a product, or teach a topic. Teachers can require students to use this app to make and frame their presentation. After completing the presentation, students can post a link to it on a class website, and classmates can post what they learned or found meaningful from the presentation.
- As a substitute for face-to-face presentations, teachers can allow students to create a presentation using this app. Teachers can require that the presentations meet certain criteria, such as length, number of slides, and type(s) of content to be included. After completing the presentation, students can post a link to it on a class website. Classmates can then critique the presentation by responding to what they liked and learned from the presentation and ideas for improving it.
|A2. 21st Century Skills
|A3. Conn. to Future Learning
|A4. Value of Errors
|A5. Feedback to Teacher
|A6. Level of Material
|A7. Cooperative Learning
|A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
|B1. Ability to Save Progress
|B2. Platform Integration
|B3. Screen Design
|B4. Ease of Use
|B6. Goal Orientation
|B7. Information Presentation
|B8. Media Integration
|B9. Cultural Sensitivity
|C1. Learner Control