Teacher Review For Adobe Voice

Excellent introductory tool for digital storytelling!

Nanette A.
Technology coordinator
Geneva Kent Elementary School
Huntington, WV
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Adobe Voice has proven to be an excellent alternative to more complex digital storytelling apps such as iMovie. Students choose the type of presentation they are creating and the slides give them direction for how to organize their slides. I use this app for younger (3rd grade) through older (8th grade) students and have been very successful. It is excellent for summative assessment, persuasive writing, and informative presentations. The scaffolding provided through prompts on the slides makes it an excellent presentation tool for differentiation, and the presentations as a whole are more on topic and complete. Students were engaged with the many choices for music, the addition of icons and title slides, and the various themes and layouts.
My Take
I really enjoy using Adobe Voice with my students. I like that they are guided to create an interesting presentation, I like that they are often different than most other presentation or digital storytelling creations, and I like the versatility and ease of the app. I also appreciate the library of projects other people have shared through Adobe. My only wish would be that the picture search function embedded in Adobe Voice limited searches to Creative Commons licensed work as Haiku Deck does. On the whole, this app not only allows students to be creative, it guides them through the creative process. It is easy to use, it is engaging, the products students create are excellent, and it has quickly become one of my new favorites..