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Adobe Slate Makes It Easy for Students and Teachers to Layout and Publish Engaging Content to Any Device

slateA free, incredibly easy-to-use iPad app, Adobe Slate lets students and teachers turn words and images into beautifully formatted stories that can be published on the web — all in a matter of minutes.

Create stories in Slate using an interface that makes it simple to add text, choose the right photo layout and apply curated looks and motion. Scrolling transitions make words and images move for an engaging and exciting read. Don’t just take my word for it click here to see what this blog looks like in a Slate.

With Slate, teachers have a powerful communication tool — they can create beautiful parent newsletters, class portfolios and more. Students have an easy way to share their knowledge and express their creativity in visual essays, reports, journal entries, portfolios, and science projects. At the same time, they can learn about layout, design and interactivity on the iPad as well as publishing for multiple devices. Through a simple link to the web, they can share their ideas and knowledge with the world.

Joe Dockery, a teacher from Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie, Washington, can’t wait to continue using Slate in his classroom. “One of the things that I love about Slate is how quickly and easily my students can publish and share their creations,” he says. “The interface is so simple, intuitive and user-friendly, that they can just concentrate on telling a good story versus worrying about learning the technology.”

Slate is a great companion to Adobe Voice, the app for creating simple animated videos that was named one of the Apple App Store’s Best New Apps of 2014. Like Voice, Slate helps teachers and students focus on telling powerful stories. Both apps are available for free from the Apple App Store, and Slate requires iPad 2 or higher and iOS 8.1.2.

To learn more, visit www.adobe.com/slate or check out the links below.

We can’t wait for teachers and students to give Slate a try, so please download the app and share your Slate stories with us!

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Voice Your Thanks for a Chance to Give Back to Your School

Voice_VYTSince Voice launched in May, the entire team has been thrilled to see educators embracing the app in and out of the classroom. We love that Voice helps you and your students tell impactful stories easily – and we’re always looking for more ways to support education – so we designed our new sweepstakes with you in mind.

Starting today, if you create a Voice video about what you’re thankful for, share it on Twitter with #Voiceyourthanks and follow @adobevoice, you will be entered for a chance to win $5,000 for yourself, and $5,000 for your favorite cause – including any educational institution or non-profit you’d like to support*. For complete details on the sweepstakes, please visit our Voice Your Thanks website.

We encourage you to enter, and to pass the information along to your students and their parents. We can’t wait to see what deserving cause the winner selects – it could be your school or university!

* Charity must be approved by Sponsor in its sole discretion.

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