Now that technology is the driving force for education, it is natural that we as TVIs/O&Ms use it to teach our students. One example is using Adobe Spark Video for creating social stories and creating concept videos for visually impaired students. You can create a free Adobe Spark account here.
Below is an Adobe Spark video social story for a trip to the Farmer’s Market.
Experience stories “provide an entrance to the world of literacy.” - Paths to Literacy quote
Learn more experience story ideas in the Language Experience books post.
Some things to keep in mind
- Be descriptive in the video.
- Include video clips of the actual activity when available.
- Include sounds for activities when needed (i.e. horse neigh, after visiting the farm.)
- Use high contrast pictures in the video.
- When available, pair the video story with a large print, tactile, or Braille copy of the story.
- Use icons in the video and have the student to voice dictate the slides.
How experience stories can be used
- As a wrap up of vision Expanded Core or O&M lessons
- To review expanded core or O&M concepts
- As transition portfolios for high school students
To share accessibility and accommodations (See Transition Goals Post)
Adobe Spark Video can also be used to reinforce concepts and academics. For example:
- Vocabulary video:
- Colors video
- Numbers video:
- Shapes video:
- How to make an Adobe Spark video using the iOS app tutorial:
How to create a video using Adobe Spark on a computer:
How would you use Spark Video? Please a comment below to share your ideas!