Please follow and share our boards – packed with creative educational resources – but also, we invite you to join us for our first-ever Adobe Creativity in Education Pin to Win Sweepstakes. Show us creativity in action on your campus or in your classroom (or at your kids’ school) by November 8 for a chance to win the ultimate digital creativity toolset: a MacBook Pro and a one-year Adobe Creative Cloud membership to help keep your ideas flowing.
Pins can include photos or videos from the classroom or campus, educational resources that parents and educators can’t live without, or anything that inspires creativity. You can start by exploring our Adobe Creativity in Education idea board and repin anything that inspires you.
All it takes is a spark of inspiration to foster creativity and new ways of thinking. We can’t wait to be inspired by the creativity in your classroom, and watch it spread as educators collaborate and continue to magnify the message of creativity as the future of education.
You have an opportunity to win a FREE copy of Adobe’s Digital School Collection (ADSC) just by hopping on your Twitter account and helping us spread the word! Beginning now and running until Thursday, April 19, the Adobe Education Twitter handle, @AdobeEDU, will be publishing tweets accompanied by the #ADSC hashtag. Just follow us and Retweet any of the tweets in order to become eligible for our random drawing. A lucky winner will receive a copy of the Adobe Digital School Collection which includes: Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements & Acrobat X!
Adobe Digital School Collection empowers students to create projects and classroom presentations that include polished photos, compelling movies, and media-rich documents and ePortfolios. It includes the recently announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 software, as well as Adobe Acrobat X Pro. So, if you are looking for software and supporting resources for teaching 21st century skills and promoting cross-curricular learning through digital storytelling projects, don’t miss this chance to win a copy!
Meet product evangelist Johann Zimmern and learn more about the Adobe Digital School Collection on Friday, February 24, 10-10:30 a.m. PT, as the Adobe Education Team hosts the first in an upcoming series of Adobe Education Twitterview sessions.
If you’re not familiar with Twitterview, the process is simple. Join us on Twitter (@AdobeEDU) and include the hashtag #ADSC when you tweet. If you can’t make it on the 24th, please leave your questions or remarks in the comments section of this post or send us a Twitter message in advance and we’ll make sure Johann answers it.
One more thing: If you live in North America, you’ll be automatically entered for a chance to win a $150 Amazon gift certificate when you join in.
Just as Adobe is changing the world through digital experiences, educators are changing the world through innovative teaching. From creating inspiring curricula to bringing dynamic, media-rich content into courses and assignments, educators go above and beyond to prepare students for today’s global workforce. But creating those amazing learning experiences for their students is not an easy task. To encourage educators to share their successful teaching materials and help each other get ready for the new school year, the Adobe Education Exchange launched the 2011 Educators’ Choice Awards. Starting this week, educators can win great prizes by simply submitting their best projects, lesson plans, curricula, and tutorials. Prepare to be inspired!
The 2011 Educators’ Choice Awards will recognize and reward Adobe Education Exchange members who submit the most innovative teaching and learning materials. The community will choose the winners of the awards by rating and voting for one another’s entries. Educators can submit entries in four categories including:
Higher Education Digital Arts and Media
Primary/Secondary Digital Arts and Media
Higher Education Cross-Curricular
Grand prize and runner-up winners will go home with prizes like laptop computers, tablets, digital cameras, and the new Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 to help them continue to create innovative learning experiences for their students.
Highlights from Mobile Media Production Course Offered by the School of Journalism and Communication, University of Oregon
From an experimental course made available to fifteen undergraduate students—majors in journalism, advertising, and public relations, a realization was born. With the proliferation of mobile devices, more and more companies are going to have a need for electronic media, creating a high demand for technologically savvy workforce.
To help students understand the opportunities tablet devices may hold for journalism, advertising and design careers, the School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon jumped at the opportunity to participate in Adobe’s pre-release program for the Digital Publishing Suite. The school incorporated the new technology into their Mobile Media Production Course. Students were able to work with the same technology that is used by Conde Nast, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia and others to create a digital magazine deployed on the iPad. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite empowered students to create highly designed and engaging digital content that included a new class of interactivity.
The project of creating a digital magazine also allowed students across all majors, from journalism, public relations, advertising, design and photography, to work together and step outside of their specific disciplines. Journalism students learned more about video editing and photography, creating skills that are multi-dimensional.
We are excited and proud to share how students at the University of Oregon are learning skills that will help them compete in today’s job market. Students were thrilled to be working on similar projects and facing the same challenges as professionals. As Michael Ciaglo, photo editor and a junior at the University of Oregon pointed out: “I am going to come out of this University with more than a degree; I am going to come out of here with experience and with that expertise to go to an employer and say ‘look what I’ve done’.”
More of you want to use the power of digital media to express your ideas. You might want to create an interactive report complete with video and music, spice up presentations with animation and interactivity, craft a visual email with self-created graphics, or design and publish your first website for the world to see. But, you don’t know where to start.
Today, we’re excited to offer a first look into Project ROME, an all-in-one content creation and publishing application for use at home, work or school*. It is intended for virtually anyone who wants to add the power of video, audio, photos, graphics, text or animation into everyday projects — from printed materials and presentations to digital documents and websites. You can go from start-to-finish all in one simple, creative environment. And you can work on your files from virtually anywhere because Project ROME works as a desktop application or browser-based service.
Our goal is to make Project ROME so intuitive and fluid, that the technology doesn’t get in your way of expressing ideas with video, audio, photos, graphics, text and animation. The interface is clean and simple, yet powerful. Underneath is Adobe’s industry-standard technology at work but engineered in a way so that you can quickly and easily begin to use it. Project ROME is for those of us who aren’t professional designers, but want to express our ideas in a more powerful way using digital content.
For work, try creating a multimedia report or presentation to deliver your message with impact. How about creating your first family website with graphics, photos, sound, video and animation? Then, collaborate and share your projects with colleagues, clients, friends and family with Adobe® Acrobat.com or Google® Apps, or via social engines such as Twitter® and Facebook®.
Adobe is offering Project ROME as a free preview – a public beta. We invite you to check it out at http://rome.adobe.com. We’re excited to get your input, so please tell us what you think.
For teachers, we made a special version for you to try – Project ROME for Education. It’s meant to help you enhance the learning experience and teach students how to communicate and express ideas and information in far more engaging ways.
You and your students can use Project ROME for Education individually or in a collaborative environment, sharing files through integrated services like Google® Apps or Moodle®, a learning management system – inside or outside the classroom. Project ROME for Education supports safe, secure use of content, which is particularly important in K12 student environments.
Please sign up to participate in a pilot of Project ROME for Education at http://rome.adobe.com/education. We are excited to partner with large schools, districts and institutions to help your students realize critical 21st century skills.
Let’s remember, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Help us make Project ROME work for you. Show us what you can do.
* For K-12 student or classroom use, please use ‘Project ROME for Education’ – a separate offering designed for schools.
Today, we announced the new Adobe Digital School Collection for K-12 students and educators, available for the first time for both Windows® and Macintosh. The bundle includes the recently announced Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 9 software, as well as Adobe Acrobat® X software, announced yesterday. Adobe Contribute® CS5 and Adobe Soundbooth® CS5 software are also included in the collection.
When teachers incorporate compelling visuals and sound into their lessons, students get more engaged. The Digital School Collection provides students and teachers the ability to create multimedia projects with photos, videos and audio; publish websites, blogs and podcasts; and create ePortfolios – all 21st century digital literacy skills needed for academic and professional success. This new cross-platform solution is an affordable multimedia toolkit for teaching and learning virtually any subject.
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