At BETT last week we launched some fantastic new resources to help you sell. If you were at the show you will have seen the ‘Creativity in the Classroom’ tag line on the show stand, but did you know about the new Creativity Toolkit?
This links a creativity quiz, classroom resources and the Adobe Certified Associate exams which contribute to the OCR iMedia exams. You can see more information at: http://www.creativitytoolkit.co.uk/
Curriculum resources are free to download under a Creative Commons licence and consequently can be freely used and edited as long as they are not distributed for commercial gain:
- Science and Maths
- History and Social Studies
- ICT, Digital Arts and Media
- Visual and Performing Arts
The resources are tagged with age ranges and even have links in some instances to Adobe TV where further material is available:
Here’s an example of a resoure:
Volcano Eruption (ages 9–13)
In this lesson, students draw pictures in Photoshop Elements showing how lava moves through the core of a volcano during an eruption. They then create a time-lapse video in Adobe Premiere Elements, using these pictures to replicate a volcanic eruption.
Do you know your creative strength? Over 1200 BETT visitors took the Creative ID quiz – 7 questions which determine your creative strength:
Why not take the quiz yourself at? Not only is this a bit of fun, but it also has a practical application. If as an educator you knew that many of your students were visual learners or collaborators, it would enable you to target the lesson with activities and materials that stimulated their creative strengths. The quiz can be taken as both a ‘Teacher’ or a ‘Student’ so why not take the quiz now?
Also part of the creativity toolkit is information on certification. This section provides details of the certification programme and that all important link with OCR. The new ‘finders fee’ from Prodigy Learning makes it worthwhile for partners to include certification as part of the overall story. Full details of the exams can be found at:
The Total is Greater than the Sum of the Parts
Packaged together this provides a great story ……….
A K-12 site licence or Adobe School Collection licence pack supported by:
- Creative ID quiz to understand how to get the best out of the students
- Curriculum resources and lesson plans for delivering the very best lesson
- Certification to give students that additional industry recognised qualification valued by HE lecturers and employers
Finally there is more information on ‘Creativity in the Classroom’ at: