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Digital Literacy Adobe Spark Project

Digital Literacy Adobe Spark Project


Digital LIteracy Project - This lesson is a final project using Adobe Spark in which students use the knowldege learned during the Digital Citizenship unit to cereate a video that demonstrates an understanding of digital literacy and the importance of being digitally literate in a digital world. 


Students will use Adobe Spark to create a video to demonstrate the importance of being digitally litereate in a digital world.

  • Time frame: Two, 80 minute class periods.
  • Individual Project

Student Prior Knowledge

Prior to this lesson, students will need to have an understanding of Digital Literacy, Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship, etc. from previous class lessons. This is a culmination project that demonstrates knowledge gained from previous lessons. Students will also need to understand what it means to be literate (digitally and otherwise). Students will also need to have knowledge of using Digital images including saving images, citing image source correctly, etc. Students should have prior knowldge of Adobe Spark.

Student Learning Intentions & Success Criteria

Learning Intentions:

  • Digital Literacy Strand 4 & 6: Students recognize the rigths, responsibilities and opportunities of living, learning, and woring in an interconnected digital world, Students will be able to demonstrate the importance of becoming digtially literate in a digital world.

Success Criteria:

  • Students will create and Adobe Spark video that demonstrates an understanding of being digitally literate in a digital world.



Instructional Procedures

Start class by showing one or both of these videos that review Digital Literacy and Citizenship.

Digital Literacy Rap

Digital Life 101

Once videos are completed have students pair up with a partner and them write down a list of all the ideas they think of when they hear Digital Literacy (anything and everything). Once the students have had a few minutes to come up with a list have students share some fo their ideas. This lesson comes in my class once we have already had multiple lessons on different parts of Digital Literacy including digital citizenship, digital footprint, online safety, digital security and online privacy. Make a list on the board of all the different terms the students come up with. Hopefully they have included those ideas above but also could have more specific ideas like strong passwords, cyberbullying, computer viruses, hackers, etc. List everything and talk about them. You can also group them - for example anything that has to do with digital security you would list under that heading. If students have forgotten any of the main ideas you can give them hints so that they have a good list to go by.

Once the list is created go over the project with the students (directions are attached). You can also show the example. I like to show a few examples if I have past student projects.


Strategies for Diverse Learners

For students that have a difficult time finising the assignment in the allotted time teachers can modify to include only 2 or 3 of the areas covered instead of all of them. For example: cover only digital citizenship and online safety. The students would still need to cover what does being digitally literate mean as well as why it is important to be digitally literate and cite their sources. Another way to modify would be to have short instrucitons for each slide of the video for students that need to have the assignment broken down into manageable steps.

For advanced students you could add extensions includiing adding frames to the video about real life consequences of not being digitally literate.

Assessment Plan


Digital Literacy Project Rubric

See self/peer evaluation found with directions.