Many teachers are familiar with the great free tool Adobe Express (formerly called Adobe Spark).

Though our district’s tech department has had difficulties unblocking all of its capabilities in the past, I’m hopeful they’ll finally figure it out this year.  I love having my ELL students easily create audio-narrated slideshows.

One of their newest features is called “Animate From Audio.”  During the last school year, they released it, but it wasn’t available in the classroom version.

I just checked, and now it is.

Students choose a character, voice a script, and then an animation is automatically produced.  If you want, you can edit it and add all sorts of bells-and-whistles, but just this basic version will work for my students.

Here’s a quick sample that took me a few seconds to create.

I’m adding this info to:

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