Archive for October, 2010

Acrobat X for Education

Monday 18 October sees the launch of Acrobat X, but why would an Education customer be interested?

Firstly we need to consider the different education sectors – HE and Schools – so that Acrobat X can be positioned to best effect.

Higher and Further Education

Tagline

Enhance campus productivity and collaboration.

25-word description

AdobeR AcrobatR X Pro software gives faculty, staff and students the ideal toolset – including mediarich PDF Portfolios and electronic forms – for enhancing campus productivity and collaboration.

50-word description

 AdobeR AcrobatR X Pro software gives faculty, staff and students the ideal toolset for enhancing campus productivity and collaboration. The PDF Portfolio feature makes it easy to combine a wide range of content – even video and interactive media – in a single, compressed package. With Acrobat X Pro, it’s also easy to create a paperless workflow with electronic forms.

100-word description

 AdobeR AcrobatR X Pro software gives faculty, staff and students the ideal toolset for enhancing campus productivity and collaboration. The PDF Portfolio feature makes it easy to combine a wide range of content – even video and interactive media – in a single, compressed package for sharing or distributing course material, research projects, proposals and student portfolios. With Acrobat X Pro, it’s also easy to create a paperless workflow with electronic forms that can be filled in by anyone using free Adobe Reader® software. New features in Acrobat X Pro – like Dynamic PDF capabilities and integration with Microsoft products – help users across campus streamline workflows.

Schools

Tagline  Enhance collaboration and workflows across the school and throughout the entire borough.

25-word description

Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro software enables students and educators to bring together media of all types to easily and collaboratively create course materials, student ePortfolios and professional development content.50-word description

Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro software enables students and educators to bring together rich media, web content, presentations and documents of all types. Students and faculty use real‐world collaboration techniques and workflows to easily assemble, create and modify engaging collections for course delivery, eLearning and student ePortfolios.

100-word description

Adobe® Acrobat® X Pro software enables students and educators to bring together rich media, web content, presentations and documents of all types. Students and faculty use real‐world collaboration techniques and workflows to easily assemble, create and modify engaging collections for course delivery, eLearning and student ePortfolios. The software’s PDF workflow – which enables review participants to see and build on one another’s comments – provides a highly collaborative environment for developing curriculum, interacting with students and communicating with parents. An ePortfolio created with Acrobat X Pro gives educators an organised and secure place for combining a student’s work and records. Similarly, ePortfolios help students organise and manage their own academic growth.

To get all the Acrobat X collateral go to our specially created Connect Room at:
Login as a Guest – password = XEdu

New: Adobe School Collection

Adobe Photoshop® Elements and Adobe Premiere® Elements

Several years ago the Adobe School Collection was hugely successful, selling in volume. After its withdrawal there was no obvious entry-level replacement for Schools to purchase.

The Adobe School Collection combines Adobe Photoshop® Elements and Adobe Premiere® Elements to provide multimedia software and teaching resources that add excitement and magic across the curriculum. 

This affordable and comprehensive solution covers photo, video and sound editing, which will empower your students to express, explore and showcase their learning through audio, visual and interactive multimedia projects.

Promotion Period

The promotion is limited to 4 months from Monday October 18 2010, to Friday 25 February 2011.

Designed for Primary & Secondary Schools

Available in classroom-ready licensing packs: 30 user license §50 user license100 user license

The all in one integrated solution!

  • Organize photos and videos in one convenient place
    • Upload once, tag, and view your photos and videos in central place. 
    • Automatically tag photos and videos with name of people in them, so you can find who you want, fast
    • Quickly share clips from your digital camera directly to video sharing site
    • Easily enhance photos and include them in your movies.
  • Creatively combine and share photos and videos
    • Enhance slideshows with professional style, using all-new movie themes, effects and transitions
    • Share photos and videos together, with music, via dynamic, interactive Online Albums

Who can purchase?

The eligibility requirements are the same as the Adobe Creative Suite 5 school (K-12) site licenses

For full details of Education eligibility please visit: http://www.adobe.com/uk/education/purchasing/qualify.html

Licenses cannot be purchased and split across multiple schools or campus locations §Licenses are for institution-owned computers only

Target Audience

  • Primary & Secondary Schools – Head Teachers, ICT Directors, ICT Co-ordinators and Network Managers
  • Schools who previously purchased the Adobe School Collection v 1 / 2  / 3 / 4
  • Schools who want to use photo-editing/video –editing tools across the curriculum

Channel Assets    

Channel sales & marketing assets are available online in a Connect meeting room:

https://my.adobe.acrobat.com/adobeschoolcollection/

Room Passcode:  ChannelPartner

Partners should enter the Connect room as a “Guest”, then enter the room passcode: ChannelPartner

Captivate 5 Branching

My thanks go to Scott Trudeau for this article on Captivate 5 and how the new branching features are a perfect fit for Education.

Captivate 5 Branching
Captivate 5 Branching – Scott Trudeau

I love Adobe Captivate.  Captivate 5  makes it easy to set up projects with branching-based scenarios.  This is great for all kinds of education technology applications, tutorials, etc.  Learn how with this brief tutorial.

Premiere Elements 9 – An Educators View

Here’s what one of the Adobe Education Leaders, Linda Dickeson, thinks of Premiere Elements 9.

From an educator’s perspective, I have been anticipating the release of the new version 9 of Premiere Elements. For several years, Premiere Elements has been a popular movie making solution for education. It’s an intuitive video project environment for students from upper elementary school age through high school (and beyond).

At younger ages, students arrange media clips on a Sceneline, similar to creating a storyboard or slideshow. Older students move into using a Timeline with multiple video and audio tracks; keyframes for animation; and professional quality effects, filters and transitions. These experiences position students well to move into using Premiere Pro, Adobe’s professional video editing solution.

So why should educators be excited about Premiere Elements version 9 release? Among all of the various new features, here are a few of my favorite:

  1. The TOP of my list is that now Premiere Elements is available for Macintosh! For school districts or institutions supporting both platforms, having cross-platforms solutions that look and operate the same makes support and training much easier.
  2. You can share a final project by creating a Web DVD, which makes a Flash-based movie for the web including the easily created interactive disk menu (scenes and chapters). Upload the Web DVD to your own web site or Photoshop.com for sharing, making the project available to a much wider audience.
  3. Premiere Elements has enhanced support for HD video and supports video from newer camera types (Flip, DSLR, etc.).
  4. There are lots of new professional quality filters and effects.
  5. New Themes give you more choices for Instant Movies, DVD menus or Title clips.

There are great resources at Adobe’s new Education Exchange—successful lesson plans, activities and tutorials for multiple curricular areas shared by educators (sign up for your free account). Adobe TV has free video tutorials on every product.

If you don’t have Premiere Elements 9 yet and want to take it for a spin, download the trial and get started! Premiere Elements can be purchased individually or bundled with the new Photoshop Elements 9. It also is a part of the Adobe Digital School Collection. 

From an educator’s perspective, I have been anticipating the release of the new version 9 of Premiere Elements. For several years, Premiere Elements has been a popular movie making solution for education. It’s an intuitive video project environment for students from upper elementary school age through high school (and beyond).

At younger ages, students arrange media clips on a Sceneline, similar to creating a storyboard or slideshow. Older students move into using a Timeline with multiple video and audio tracks; keyframes for animation; and professional quality effects, filters and transitions. These experiences position students well to move into using Premiere Pro, Adobe’s professional video editing solution.

So why should educators be excited about Premiere Elements version 9 release? Among all of the various new features, here are a few of my favorite:

  1. The TOP of my list is that now Premiere Elements is available for Macintosh! For school districts or institutions supporting both platforms, having cross-platforms solutions that look and operate the same makes support and training much easier.
  2. You can share a final project by creating a Web DVD, which makes a Flash-based movie for the web including the easily created interactive disk menu (scenes and chapters). Upload the Web DVD to your own web site or Photoshop.com for sharing, making the project available to a much wider audience.
  3. Premiere Elements has enhanced support for HD video and supports video from newer camera types (Flip, DSLR, etc.).
  4. There are lots of new professional quality filters and effects.
  5. New Themes give you more choices for Instant Movies, DVD menus or Title clips.

There are great resources at Adobe’s new Education Exchange—successful lesson plans, activities and tutorials for multiple curricular areas shared by educators (sign up for your free account). Adobe TV has free video tutorials on every product.

If you don’t have Premiere Elements 9 yet and want to take it for a spin, download the trial and get started! Premiere Elements can be purchased individually or bundled with the new Photoshop Elements 9. It also is a part of the Adobe Digital School Collection

http://blogs.adobe.com/educationleaders/2010/10/announced%e2%80%94premiere-elements-9.html