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Recap of ADSC Twitterview with Johann Zimmern

twitterviewThanks for joining our Twitterview with Johann Zimmern last Friday. If you didn’t have a chance to attend or ask a question, please find below a recap of the entire Q & A session. Johann was able to answer a series of questions regarding the Adobe Digital School Collection.

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@AdobeEdu:  “Welcome to our #ADSC Twitterview w/ Johann Zimmern! Thanks 4 joining!”

Q1: We’ll kick things off w/ a question we get quite often: How do you cut something out of one photo and put it on another? #ADSC

  • A2: The selection tool is great for this type of task. Great video on selections tool here: #ADSC”
  • A2: Another video on using manual selection tools to isolate an area of your image for making local adjustments #ADSC

Q2: What’s new with #ADSC? Products or pricing?

  • A2: #ADSC is now available in 50 and 100 packs for schools

Q3: What is the prime reason I should upgrade to Photoshop Elements 10? #ADSC

  • A3: Top new features in Photoshop Elements = Paint Effects onto to specific photo add curving, flowing text (con’t)
  • A3: (con’t) or tag using Facebook friend’s list & upload images via YouTube from the organizer
  • A3: My favorite feature in Photoshop Elements is the Photomerge Group Shot feature. Perfect for getting the right smiles on everyone! #ADSC

Q4: Why should I upgrade to Premiere Elements 10? #ADSC

  • A4: Great Questions – Unified organizer, support for the latest image & video standards, new selection tools…#ADSC
  • A4: (con’t) improved performance, mobile media capabilities, social media integration #ADSC
  • A4: Premiere Elements 10 renders so much faster! #ADSC
  • A4: Support for latest video standards is important. You never know what cameras students will have at home. #ADSC

Q5: Thinking about updating my software to this decade. Will PS Elements be enough for web graphics, logos, and photo edits? #ADSC

  • A5: Yes, Elements will do the job but you might check out the Adobe Fireworks CS5 that specializes in Web graphics. #ADSC

Q6: What are some good starting tutorials for Premiere Elements? #ADSC

  • A6: Premiere Elements tutorials are available free via Adobe TV at #ADSC

Q7: We have a lot of choir here when you talk about #ADSC. I’m mainly on Windows. Anyone use #Elements on Mac? Seeing any difference?

  • A7: Virtually no difference from Windows to Mac, now that Mac has Organizer. The Slideshow in PSE is only for Windows, tho. #ADSC”
  • @tekcoord:  “@ldickes The #Organizer in #ADSC is great. I love that it handles almost any media form.”

Q8: Is there a tutorial somewhere on creating time-lapse video from a series of images in Premiere Elements? #ADSC”

  • A8: Check out the help documentation “Capture stop-motion & time-lapse video” here #ADSC
  • A8: It is amazingly easy. Take pictures. Drop them in the timeline. Select all. Reduce time to 1/30th of a second each. Render.

Q9: Our question for you… Are you using Acrobat X for ePortfolios #ADSC

  • A9: I use Acrobat X ePortfolios to send multiple PDFs in a single file. Pretty slick. #ADSC
  • A9: Yes! Using Acrobat Pro for ePortfolios! And not only for students – I use the heck out of them to organize my own content. #ADSC
  • A9: Yes, use Acrobat X for ePortfolio and also ask students to create them in various classes. #ADSC
  • A9: ADSC Here is an article I wrote on creating tenure portfolios with Acrobat 8, and X makes much easier,
  • A9: ADSC Using Acrobat X for all presentations insures audience will have no trouble playing or viewing. Best product for sharing presentations

2011 Adobe Education Year in Review

Earlier this year, I had the terrific opportunity to join Adobe. Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been impressed with the company’s commitment to student and teacher success around the world. What really stands out for me is the way in which Adobe software lets students create and express themselves in amazing ways. I’ve seen 5th graders make video games in Flash and  10th graders create terrific movies in Premier.  I’ve had the opportunity to see university students create works that are just stunning (especially when at the ADAA event in Taipei). And I’m confident that this was a turning point year in terms of the impact and power of creative software in education. With 2012 coming up fast, I want to reflect on some high points of 2011 that will set the stage for the new year.

The Launch of Adobe Digital School Collection – We just announced the latest edition of Adobe® Digital School Collection (ADSC) for K-12 students and educators. ADSC gives students a way to visually express what they’ve learned across curriculum and prepares them with the social media skills they need to communicate effectively in the digital world.  We estimate that about 1,000,000 K-12 students were empowered by Adobe software as part of ambitious 1:1 programs around the world.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Program Hits Critical Mass – This year, more than 145,000 students entered into the ACA program through our partnership with CertiPort. This is a great way to help students gain the skills needed to both enter college or the workforce.

Announcement of Adobe Touch Apps – One of the most exciting developments this year was Adobe’s introduction of  six intuitive touch screen applications that put professional-level creativity capability in the hands of millions of tablet users across both iOS and Android. Photoshop Touch, in particular, is a product that I think students and teachers will be thrilled with. Check it out here:

Schools Worldwide License Adobe Solutions – This year, more than 45 universities worldwide made the full Adobe portfolio available to their students across all departments – not just design. Just imagine interacting with a computer-generated avatar to learn about nutrition or creating an interactive image of genetic data. See what Case Western University is doing and how others are benefiting from our education programs here.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Delivers Higher Education in Tablet Form – More and more schools are turning to DPS to publish rich, engaging publications for both iPad and Android tablets. The Holidays came early to Adobe EDU team when we received an unsolicited video from the University of Oregon, highlighting their use of the Adobe Digital Publishing Suite titled “The Making of a Digital Magazine.” Check out this video that made our day:

Adobe Education Community Keeps Thriving – I was privileged to attend the 2011 Adobe Design Achievement Awards ceremony and was truly amazed by the talent and sophistication of the entries. Please check out the 2011 ADAA Yearbook for a closer look. We received a record-breaking 4,600 entries in 2011. Job well done!

This is certainly an exciting time for Adobe Education, educators and students as digital advances provide an opportunity to transform children’s learning and education. Stay tuned and don’t forget to follow us @AdobeEDU for the latest updates. I wish you all a happy and safe Holiday Season, and a terrific new year!

Adobe Announces New Digital School Collection & Site Licensing Model

Today, we announced the latest edition of Digital School Collection (ADSC) for K-12 students and educators, available for Windows and Mac OS. The bundle gives students, including those with learning disabilities, a way to visually express what they’ve learned across curriculum.   Included is the recently announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 and Adobe Premiere Elements 10 software, as well as Adobe Acrobat X Pro. ADSC empowers students to create projects and classroom presentations that include polished photos, compelling movies with professional-quality effects, and media-rich documents and ePortfolios.

ADSC helps educators improve student engagement by encouraging creative expression, and teach critical media skills that prepare students for success in college and beyond. To equip teachers up for success, Adobe has published additional resources that can help educators deploy ADSC quickly and efficiently, including:

Adobe also announced a new pricing model– Digital School Collection is now exclusively available as a 50- or 100-pack K-12 Site License through flexible Cumulative Licensing Program or Transactional Licensing Program plans, ensuring schools and districts can maximize their software budget through wide, cross-platform distributions. These site licenses also come with supporting resources for teaching 21st century skills and engaging students in cross-curricular learning through digital storytelling.

I have been amazed by some of the media projects students are working on and look forward to broaden the engagements of students in their own learning.

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