Monday, February 20, 2017

My recent professional learning from a student

I love learning new things, and last week I got to learn from one our students!

Josh Cornett is one of our seniors at our school who is taking Internet Marketing. Josh has found out that he's 1) passionate about it and 2) he's good at it. He's also self-motivated, curious, and helpful - qualities of an entrepreneur. 

Last week, he sent me a DM on twitter.
"This is a work in progress, but before I went any further, I wanted to get your permission for using the content and before I posted it on my twitter account for the other Hoover Admins to see. Here is the link to the project I am working on."
It was a link to our Course Selection Guide that he had started working on in Adobe Spark. Can I just say it was AWESOME?!? 

Here's the final product... (Click the picture to see the page)

Of course... I wanted to learn how to do it, too! Here's part of my response;

Joshua, This is AMAZING!!! Is there a time when you can help me learn to use this?

And, just like that... we set up a personal PD session for me two days later. 

Josh came to my office before school and showed me the ins and outs of Adobe Spark.

It was easy to create a free account. I chose to sign up via email instead of Facebook or Google. I don't really like linking those accounts to other accounts. 

Then I clicked on the yellow "plus sign" to create a new project. 

The project Josh created was a "Page," so that's what he taught me. 

It's VERY user-friendly! I suggest just trying each and every feature to see what it looks like and if it's pleasing to you.

I was excited to create a promo page for a presentation I'm doing at ASCD Empower next month with 3 other ladies (whom I've never met in person!)

Leadership is a Team Sport

I would love to get your feedback on the presentations above and hear your ideas of how you could use AdobeSpark pages in your school. I would love to include your ideas in a future post. Just leave me a comment below or on my Facebook page


  1. Very nice work from both participants.

  2. This is really amazing! Learning is a never ending process, so we never stop learning. As a student, we should learn to improve our skills and we can get different learning sources from different programs. So it quite fair to say that we can also take some learning lessons from students and here this article also provides some important facts about learning. Thanks for this wonderful sharing.
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