3 Ways Adobe Spark Promotes Creativity in the Classroom

Contributor: Monica Burns

Earlier this year I had the chance to review the new research conducted by Adobe Education on creativity in the classroom. Their study is titled, Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation, and covers a topic on the minds of educators I meet during my travels.

Creativity in the Classroom

When surveying educators from across the world, they identified key creative problem skills for students including, (1) independent learning, (2) learning through success and failure, and (3) working with diverse teams, just to name a few. You can read the complete research findings here. So how can we promote creativity in the classroom and turn students into creators across the content areas?

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Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of ClassTechTips.com. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students. Monica has presented to teachers, administrators and tech enthusiasts at numerous national and international conferences including SXSWedu, ISTE, and EduTECH. She is a webinar host for SimpleK12 and a regular contributor to Edutopia. Monica is the author of Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom (ASCD), #FormativeTech: Meaningful, Sustainable, and Scannable Formative Assessment with Technology (Corwin), Deeper Learning with QR Codes and Augmented Reality (Corwin), and co-author of Taming the Wild Text (Shell).

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