Congratulations to the winners of the second annual 2012 Educators’ Choice Awards! This award honors Adobe Education Exchange members who submit the most innovative teaching and learning materials. Winning entries, judged by experts in education, technology and design, were based on the learning effectiveness, innovation, creativity and the use of Adobe products. After much deliberation, the winners of the Adobe Education Exchange 2012 Educators’ Choice Awards are:
- Primary/Secondary Education – Randy Scherer, Tagature, or Literary Graffiti. To make reviewing literary texts in preparation for standardized tests more creative, Scherer, a humanities teacher at High Tech High in San Diego, California, had his students create digital graffiti tags taken from quotes in the texts they were studying. Students used Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, and InDesign to create the tags and combine them into a coffee table – style book that the class sold through their own publishing company.
- Higher Education – Michael Cole, TYPE FACES: Beginning Graphic Design /Typography Project. To help students explore and understand the changing character and dynamics of various typefaces and their associated letterforms, Core, Director of Graphic and Interactive Design at De Anza College in Cupertino, California, had his students use Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop to create a series of caricatures using only bits and pieces of different typefaces.
- Runners-up: Mark Deyoung, Crossover Project. William Morris Publication, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee and History and Philosophy of American Mass Communications: History Jeopardy by Kara Andrew, California State University, Fullerton.
- Creative Suite 6 – Nicole Dalesio, Photoshop for Kids: Vignette My Video. Nicole Dalesio, a 4th grade teacher from Pleasanton, California, shows viewers how to use the new features in Photoshop CS6 to make basic edits, adjustments, and enhancements to add some creativity to simple videos.
- Runners-up: Jeff Larson, Digital Publishing to the iPad using InDesign CS6, Balboa High School/CAST Academy, California and Create a Tilt and Roll Game using the Accelerometer Template in Flash CS6, by Kristine Kopelke, ICT Learning Innovation Centre, Australia.
The grand prize winners received Apple MacBook Pro, one year Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition subscription and classroom set (30 licenses) of Adobe Creative Suite 6 Master Collection. Runner-up winners had a choice of a Canon EOS Rebel or Apple iPad and a one year Adobe Creative Cloud Student and Teacher Edition subscription. Make sure to check out all the winning, runner-up and honorable mention entries from 2012 here.