Creativity, evolved

During the Easter break Adobe announced Creative Suite 5.5 – so I thought I would write a short but sweet post explaining what this exciting news means for teachers.

For those who don’t know about Creative Suite, it essentially includes a range of industry-standard software which enable students and teachers to easily create print, web, video, audio and mobile content. It can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom – for example, I know a teacher who gets students to create video montages of school trips using Adobe Premiere Pro and another who sets students the task of designing animated adverts for local businesses using Adobe Flash.

The great thing about the software is that it not only engages students in lessons, but it also helps teach them valuable digital creativity skills which employees and universities are crying out for today. The fact the software is industry-standard is really key as they it means students start their career or university course already knowing how to use the tools they will need to work with.

So what’s different about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5? Well it allows you to do everything previous versions have, however it also includes features allowing students and teachers to create content and applications for mobile and tablet devices. All businesses – from newspapers to advertisers, architects to administrators – are rapidly changing the way they develop and distribute content and mobile devices and applications are right at the forefront of this. Teaching students how to author and present content for such devices helps prepare them for a wealth of emerging industries and career possibilities.

If you want to see Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 in action, and learn from the best, join Adobe evangelists on Wednesday 11 May at the Vue Cinema, Fulham Broadway.  To register for this event click here. Alternatively, if you can’t make it to London, but want to find out more about Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 and the pricing for education visit this site.  We currently have a great deal offering teachers up to 80% off the products so it’s definitely worth checking out!

About Liz Wilkins

Liz Wilkins is Senior Marketing Manager for Education at Adobe Systems UK. Her involvement with Adobe Education products has seen her work closely with a range of educational institutions, championing the use of digital media tools in the curriculum, and their integration into a number of subject areas in order to better prepare students for the future demands of the workplace. Liz works closely with teachers and administrators integrating software, curriculums, and instructional resources as well as certification options and professional development tools. Through promoting digital literacy in cross-curricular education, teaching essential career skills, and streamlining administrative processes Liz has experience working in partnership with a diverse portfolio of schools and further education institutions.
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