Australasian Adobe in Education Update – October, 2021

Welcome to the October 2021 edition of the Australasia Adobe in Education Update Newsletter.

This edition includes:

  • APAC Summit Review
  • New Adobe TeachMeets program
  • Adobe Max promo
  • Recent Adobe Creativity Challenge from QUT students
  • Inject Creativity Live
  • Video Editing Workshop 2022
  • New resources on the Adobe Education Exchange – and more …

What an amazing Summit!

The 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit took place over three days from September 28-30 with over 1000 teachers from 30+ countries joining in live during the open day on Wed Sept 29. Have a look at this post about the event featuring links to the various recordings.

Over 30 presenters were involved throughout the three days with special contributions from the APAC Adobe Education Leaders community. Take particular note of the Classroom Success Stories and the Creative Catalyst Talks.


Adobe TeachMeets

We are very excited to announce a new set of free and online professional learning opportunities for teachers who are either beginners or advanced users of Adobe apps in any curriculum area called Adobe TeachMeets. Starting in November 2021, and running through to the end of 2022, click here to find out more and register for a wider range of dates and topics. These are practical hands-on sessions run by Adobe Education Leaders and the Adobe Education team.

Let all of your colleagues know about these opportunities and share this link – https://adobe.ly/teachmeets

Look up (and share) the Adobe in Education Events site for more events like this.


Adobe Max – free & virtual

Being held later this month on October 28–29 (APAC dates), the Adobe Max – The Creativity Conference is Adobe’s largest community event.

Join us for an extraordinary virtual experience to find inspiration, connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your best ideas to life. Open to all, at no cost.

Be inspired by expert speakers in design, photography, illustration, social media, 3D, video, and register for the special education track featuring a session from Tim Kitchen (Adobe Education) and Craig Daalmeijer-Power (TAFE NSW) on student voice with Character Animator so book into session S292 – Giving Students a Voice with Character Animator.

It will also be featuring Australia’s own Juliette Bentley (Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Master Teacher) from Mt St Michael’s College – session S291 – Fostering Digital Literacy in the K–12 Creative Classroom.

Swinburne University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Sarah Maddison will also be presenting – session S807 – Transforming Education with Creative and Digital Skills

Let your colleagues know and get involved.


Join the Adobe Creative Educator Program

The Adobe Creative Educator Program is all about creativity in education. You don’t need to be an Adobe export or even a regular Adobe user to get your level 1 (Credly) badge.

If you would like to be supported through level 1, you may like to do the Be a Creative Educator course. Next opportunities are Mon 18th Oct or Tue 16th Nov – 4 PM to 6.30 PM (AEDT).

Look up (and share) the Adobe in Education Events site for more events like this.


Student Creativity Challenge at QUT

About 20 students from Queensland University of Technology took up the opportunity to be involved with a recent Adobe Creativity Challenge. Click here to see a post about the event that features some outstanding examples of what can be possible by students when they have access with Adobe tools and are given the opportunity to collaborate and be creative.

Take special note of the amazing video titled Life Below Water made with Premiere Pro & Adobe Substance and also check the creative large screen data-wall info-graphic made with Adobe XD.


New research on the importance of teaching creativity in Higher Ed

Click here to learn about a new study by Civitas Learning, LinkedIn & Adobe that measures the effects of integrating creative and digital literacy skills across general higher education courses, and the impact of these skills on career trajectory.


Opportunities for NSW & Victoria students

Adobe Creativity Challenge

We still have some places left for the coming Adobe Creativity Challenge for Victorian students in Years 5 to 9. The kick-off session is Wed Nov 10 so register soon. Registrations close on Nov 5.

Creativity Challenge opportunities in 2022

Look up (and share) the Adobe in Education Events site for more events like this.

Holiday Video Challenge

Victorian and NSW teachers are encouraged to register themselves and their (Year 9-12) students for the April 2022 Holiday Video Challenge. This is a free and online 2.5 day intensive workshop with Adobe Premiere Pro. No prior experience is required other than a interest in taking video production to the next level with this industry standard software.

There are two iPads, Apple Pencils and an DJI Pocket Gimble/Camera up for grabs for the best showcased work.

Share this opportunity with your Vic & NSW teaching colleagues via – adobe.ly/video-workshop22


Inject Creativity Live

Have a look at the Inject Creativity Live episode that was recorded on October 6 with special guests Brett Kent from NSW and Paul McClean from NZ. Brett did a great demo of Adobe Audition for podcasting and other audio editing.

Look back at episode 50 recorded on September 22. It features a great discussion about the future of schools with Peter Hutton from the Future Schools Alliance.

The next show is being recorded on Wed 20th October at 6.30 PM AEDT via the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel. Click here to find out more.


Connect with other Leading Creative Educators – AEL Livestreams on Behance

Click here to create alongside expert educators from around the world. Learn new techniques and experiment with Adobe tools to stay inspired.


Adobe for Education is now on Instagram

The Adobe for Education global team have recently launched an Instagram channel. Follow us here as we share tips, tutorials, giveaways, and the best visuals made by our favorite community — educators. #AdobeEduCreative


Adobe is collaborating with DLTV for an after school webinar on October 28 titled – Sparking Creativity in any learning area with Adobe’s free tools. Click here to register and find out more.


Free Adobe Certified Professional Webinars in October

Click here to get exposed to the power of Certiport’s Adobe Certified Professional pathway, learn from industry creatives about the future of the industry, and get trained on how to level-up the skills you teach in your classroom.


Highlighted Adobe Education Exchange course

Engaging Video Projects in the Classroom

Help your students tell compelling visual stories

Video is a fantastic medium for telling stories and sharing information. It’s engaging, immediate and fun, and has the potential to enrich your curriculum and help your students engage with any topic.


Creative kickstarter activities to get students creating and collaborating in any classroom

Have a look at this updated collection of quick, engaging activities includes great ideas to kick-start creating and collaborating in all subjects and grade levels using a variety of Adobe apps.


Classroom ideas on the Adobe Education Exchange

Create a visual poem about your identity.

In this lesson from expert educator Caitlin Macleod-Bluver, students use Adobe Spark to draft and publish poems about their identities.

Design a mosaic using similar and congruent shapes.

In this lesson from expert educator Max Suechting, a curriculum producer at Adobe, students use Illustrator to create mosaics using similar and congruent shapes.

Produce a TV news segment about a STEM topic.

In this lesson from Professor Stephen Moysey at Clemson University, students use Premiere Rush to explore STEM topics in an engaging “TV show” format.

Create a photography flip-book using video techniques.

In this lesson by expert educator Lisa Gottfried, students use Adobe Spark to create their own photobooks by remixing found photographs into videos.

Create a government communication to share important news.

In this project by expert educator Cristen Magaletti, students use Adobe Spark to mock-up a hypothetical or real government communication.

Create an augmented reality museum exhibit.

In this project by expert educator Greg Kulowiec, students use Adobe Aero to design and present an art gallery in augmented reality.

Create a pitch deck to solve the digital divide.

In this project by Adobe Curriculum Producer Max Suechting, students use Adobe XD to pitch projects addressing aspects of the digital divide.

Annotate an image to demonstrate a visual art concept.

In this lesson from Dr. Kim Beil at Stanford University, students use Adobe Spark to analyze the composition of historical artworks.

Create an engaging and dramatic book trailer.

After reading a book, students use Rush CC and video-enhancing features to create an engaging and dramatic book trailer

COP26 CLIMATE CHANGE CHALLENGE(opens in a new tab)


Climate Change Challenge

Leading up to the coming UN Climate Change Conference in Scotland, take advantage of this Climate Change writing & video challenge as created by Dom Traynor, Adobe’s Education Evangelist for Europe.

Share via – bit.ly/sparkclimate

Australasian Adobe Education Community on Facebook

If you haven’t already, please do join the Australasian Adobe Education Community Facebook group to keep regularly up to date with the world of Adobe in Education for the Australasian region.


Don’t hesitate to contact the Adobe Education team for any support.

Keep Being Creative!

Inject Creativity Live – 6th Oct, 2021

The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on October 6 featured Adobe Education Leaders Brett Kent from NSW DoE and Paul McClean from Rare Innovations in NZ. The app focus for this episode was Adobe Audition for podcasting and other audio editing.

Here is Erin’s summary Spark Page – https://spark.adobe.com/page/WWpiD2ZtyKMCY/

Paul’s resources – Digital Mastery 3.0 Article that justifies “Bringing on the Bench”

The next episode will be recorded on Wed 20th October at 6.30 PM AEDT. Click here to register for the next episode and other planned Adobe Education events for the APAC region.

Click here to find out more about the Adobe Creative Educator program.

Click here to keep up to date with coming Adobe in Education events.

A student creativity challenge at QUT

Over 20 QUT (Queensland University of Technology) students from a range of faculty areas took part in an Adobe Creativity Challenge where participants are encouraged to work with a team to design & share a digital solution (with Adobe tools) to a problem.

In this case, the problem was based around promoting one or more of the 17 United Nation Sustainability Goals. Solution options could include any of the following …

  • a 1 min video made with either Adobe Spark, Premiere Rush, Character Animator, After Effects &/or Premiere Pro.
  • a mobile app design with Adobe XD & Photoshop
  • a poster/flyer with Adobe Spark, InDesign, Illustrator &/or Photoshop
  • an animation with Adobe Animate
  • a drawing/painting/graphic art piece with Fresco, Photoshop or Illustrator

The initial briefing (kick-off) was held as a virtual event via MS Teams on Thursday September 23 and the Showcase was a virtual event on Wednesday 6th October.

Here are samples of what the students produced

Amplify

Mobile App design made with Adobe XD by Luke, Gabrielle & Sri

Click here to view the prototype

Life Below Water

Video made with Premiere Pro & Adobe Substance by Ellie, Hsuan, Epifanio & Leena

GreenGo

App design with Adobe XD by Mengfan, Ellen, Paiwenkai, Christine & Xavier

Click here to see their designs

This is a video outlines what they created.

Data wall – interactive info graphic – outlining a range of UNSDGs

Built with Adobe XD by Ellelouise & Anastasia

Click here to see the prototype

Here is a video of the info graphic in action.

Spot the Inequality

A poster made with Photoshop & Illustrator by Fiona-Maria, Amirah & Tulika

SDG 12 – Cartoon Graphic

Made with Photoshop by Maitri, Thi Ngoc, Shaily & Thi Quynh

Over 1000 teachers at the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit

Over 700 teachers from 30+ countries registered, but close to 1500 watched the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit either live or soon after. This is a tribute to the 30+ presenters from the Adobe Education Leaders community and from the Adobe Education team.

Recordings can be found via this Vimeo Livestream link.

Click here to see Erin Raethke’s Spark Page summary of this event

The 2021 Summit began on Tuesday Sept 28 with a pre-conference event exclusively for Adobe Education Leaders (AELs). Then, on Wednesday 29th the open day commenced with a set of presentations from the Global Adobe Education Team in the USA.

Dr Brian Johnsrun (Adobe’s Director of Education Learning & Advocacy) provided an Adobe in Education Global Overview update with a focus on resources on the Adobe Education Exchange.

Click here to see Brian’s session.

Matt Niemitz (Principal Product Manager & GM, Adobe Education Exchange) shared recent updates to the Adobe Education Exchnage.

Click here to see Matt’s session.

Tacy Trowbridge (Adobe’s Global Education Programs Lead) presented information about the Adobe for Education thought leadership program.

Click here for Tacy’s session

Adobe’s Low-lift & High-impact tools

Click here to see Tim Kitchen and Erin Raethke’s session focused on Adobe’s Low-lift & High-impact tools. This features a short demo on Spark Post by Erin.

Click here to see Kev Lavery’s wonderful demonstration on Adobe Premiere Rush. Kev is from TAFE QLD.

Tim Kitchen then finished the Low-lift & High-Impact session with a demo on Adobe Character Animator. Click here to see.

Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital at Haileybury College, presented a very insightful session on the use of a range of Adobe (and other) tools in the design thinking process. Click here to access.

Classroom Success Stories

One of the highlights for many watching live was the series of Classroom Success Stories that commenced with Brett Kent from the NSW DoE, Juliette Bentley from Mt St Michael’s College in Brisbane and Erin Raethke from TAFE QLD focusing on their use of Adobe Spark. Click here to access their sessions.

Next up was Ali Blackwell from Melville Senior High School, Perth and Craig Daalmeijer-Power from TAFE NSW with theor Classroom Success Story on the use of Adobe InDesign. Click here to access.

To complete the first set of Classroom Success Stories, Dr Max Schleser from Swinburne University, Mel Muller from Mountain Creek State High School, QLD and Brett Kent fro NSW DoE shared success stories about the use of AR & AR in their classrooms. Click here to access.

The second set of Classroom Success Stories started with Joel Aarons from Camberwell South Primary School in Melbourne and Adrian Bruch from SAE Creative Media Institute in Melbourne who focused on the use of Photoshop. Click here to see their stories.

The next Classroom Success Story, with Mark Woszczalski from TAFE NSW and Emma Wise from Kerikeri High School in New Zealand, feature amazing student work with Adobe After Effects. Click here to see their sessions.

The final of the Classroom Success Stories was with Michelle Dennis from Haileybury College and Craig Daalmeijer-Power from TAFE NSW who shared their students very creative use of Adobe XD. Click here to access.

To help conclude the open day of the 2021 Adobe Education Summit, JB Tinker from Certiport joined us to discuss Adobe certification options and Clara Galán (Adobe Global Education Community Lead) gave some closing comments. Click here to see them in action.

Creative Catalyst Talks

One of the highlights of pre-conference for Adobe Education Leaders were the following a set of Creative Catalyst Talks aimed at inspiring creativity in K12 or Higher Ed classrooms.

  • Dr Max Schleser from Swinburne University – Today is Tomorrow—Art generates Art
  • Juliette Bentley from Mt St Michael’s College, Brisbane – Making Global Connections
  • Jason Lane from Villanova College, Brisbane – Using AR to Visualise Design Thinking

Click here to see this set of Creative Catalyst Talks

Dr Max Schleser
Juliette Bentley
Jason Lane

The second set of Creative Catalyst Talks involved:

  • Craig Daalmeijer-Power from TAFE NSW – Innovation and Creative Education
  • Lauren Sayer from Melbourne Girls Grammar School – Increasing student creativity and agency using video
  • Mark Christie from NT Department of Education – Ideation and Creation

Click here to see these Creative Catalyst Talks.

Craig Daalmeijer-Power
Lauren Sayer
Mark Christie

A special thank you goes to all the amazing presenters (especially Erin Raethke for not only co-hosting but also creating the summary Spark pages) for their contributions and the Adobe Education Leaders who joined the various online committee meeting sessions to help plan this event. Special credit goes to Joel Aarons who came up with the Classroom Success Story concept, it was a great addition.

Feedback

Feedback from the Summit was outstanding. 98% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that the overall quality of the event was excellent and that they would recommend the event. Here are some of the comments about highlights …

  • The classroom success stories gave me awesome ideas!
  • Adobe Spark…and hearing what other educators are using successfully in their classrooms to enhance learning
  • Being able to work from home and see so much information.
  • Seeing the use of VR and AR in schools as well as the use of after effects tool!
  • Seeing how students are benefitting professionally from certifications
  • I learned a lot from this session especially the hands on experience in using adobe apps like spark post. So grateful to be part of this community.
  • I loved seeing the practical examples of how some of the Adobe suite programs can be used in the classroom
  • I really appreciate the success stories. Amazing efforts and outputs from the students.
  • The use of Adobe in real world situations and the work that students have achieved. Seeing the potential in the classroom, very exciting.
  • Learning more about Adobe Spark really helped me to develop ideas that can improve my teaching and can develop the creativity of my students as well.
  • I like the Adobe Low-lift & High impact app product demos session
  • Thank you so much for sharing lots of valuable information! No regret to spent about 6 hours in this event!
  • I’m so happy that I attended this I will really explore the tools presented and apply it on my classes especially the Adobe Spark.
  • Creative thinking and design using Adobe Spark and Rush as well as mainstream apps like Photoshop and InDesign
  • First of all thank you and congratulations to the organizers and the host and speakers, I am so happy learning more about the powerful Adobe apps that I can use in my teaching and administrative functions especially the Adobe Spark.
  • I enjoyed every session of the PL activity. The experiences shared by the presenters was truly inspiring. Encouraging creative learning is so important.
  • enjoyed seeing real world examples by educators utilizing Adobe products in their classes – particularly impressed by the teacher from NZ and her use of After effects with the students
  • I have honestly drifted away from many apps that I don’t actively teach, and it was so good to get re-inspired to dive back in and up-skill myself in these and really look at refreshing my own curriculum and teaching practise. Can’t say enough brilliant things about this summit. If it were face to face, it would be my favourite of the six I’ve been to. Really well streamlined, thoughout and relevant.
  • This was my first APAC Adobe Ed Summit. It was a fantastic day. I now have an exciting opportunity to share my experiences today with my students.
  • Great experience! Would highly recommend to any educator who would like to see opportunities to explore how creativity can be developed together in a safe and supportive environment.

Inject Creativity Live – 22nd September, 2021

The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on September 22 was episode No. 50 and featured Adobe Education Leader Drew Mayhills from WA with recent All Saints’ College graduate Ayran Mohanty and the thought leader for this episode was Peter Hutton from the Future Schools Alliance. Clara Galan from Adobe also made an appearance. In this episode, we shared more information about the APAC Adobe Education Summit, Adobe Max and lots more.

Here is Erin’s summary Spark Page – https://spark.adobe.com/page/FbJaqYLvtjdtL/

Australasian Adobe in Education Update – September, 2021

Welcome to the September 2021 edition of the Australasia Adobe in Education Update Newsletter.

This edition will be covering:

  • the coming APAC Adobe Education Summit;
  • Adobe MAX;
  • a Creativity Challenge for NSW schools;
  • Inject Creativity Live – 50th show;
  • a video update from Dr Tim Kitchen;
  • Adobe Edu Blog posts;
  • new Education Exchange course material;
  • an Adobe Edu Resources Spark Page; and
  • lots of classroom resources and ideas for K12 & Higher Ed.

Only days to go until the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit

So far, about 550 teachers have registered for the open day of the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit Wednesday 29th September. This is a free and virtual event for all teachers at any level and any curriculum area that will involve presentations and inspiration from the global Adobe Education Team, Adobe Solution Consultants and Adobe Education Leaders.

The Summit will commence at 9 AM AEST with 30 min breaks each hour. Note that the first and last session of this day will be broadcast live on the official Adobe for Education YouTube Channel and the whole day will be live via Vimeo Livestream. Please register to access the Vimeo Livestream link.

Invite your colleagues to join in this amazing professional learning opportunity by sending them the link – https://adobe.ly/edu-summit21

Note that if you have at least enrolled in the Adobe Creative Educator program, you are welcome to take part in the Adobe Creatively Challenge Day which is part of this Summit event.


Have you registered for the free & virtual Adobe Max conference?

Adobe Max – The Creativity Conference – is Adobe’s largest community event to be held 28–29 October (APAC dates) with over 5 million global creatives being involved last year.

Join us for an extraordinary virtual experience to find inspiration, connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your best ideas to life. Open to all, at no cost.

Be inspired by expert speakers in design, photography, illustration, social media, 3D, video, and register for the special education track.

This year’s Adobe Max will be featuring a session from Tim Kitchen (Adobe Education) and Craig Daalmeijer-Power (TAFE NSW) on student voice with Character Animator so book into session S292 – Giving Students a Voice with Character Animator.

It will also be featuring Australia’s own Juliette Bentley (Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Master Teacher) from Mt St Michael’s College – session S291 – Fostering Digital Literacy in the K–12 Creative Classroom.

Swinburne University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Sarah Maddison will also be presenting – session S807 – Transforming Education with Creative and Digital Skills

Let your colleagues know and get involved.


Creativity Challenge for NSW schools

A number of talented Year 7-9 students from a variety of NSW schools took on a recent Adobe Creativity Challenge and worked in virtual teams to create short video clips that promoted good hand hygiene.

Visit Tim Kitchen’s journal post about this event to find out more and see what they created.

Keep checking the ANZ Adobe in Education Events & Resources site for opportunities for your students to be involved in future similar challenges.


Inject Creativity Live – episode No. 50

Wednesday 22nd September was the recording of the fiftieth episode of Inject Creativity Live. What started as an initiative from the Adobe Education Team during lock-down 2020, Inject Creativity Live is now a regular part of Adobe’s adoption program for the APAC region. Over 60 presenters have contributed to the 50 shows and an average of over 660 teachers have watched each episode via the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel. Have a look at this fiftieth episode …


Over 33,000 teachers have joined the Adobe Creative Educator Program

The Adobe Creative Educator Program is all about creativity in education, you don’t need to be an Adobe export or even a regular Adobe user to get your level 1 badge. We encourage all who have enrolled to complete level 1 and have a go at level 2.

If you would like to be supported through level 1, you may like to do the Be a Creative Educator course. Next opportunities are 18th October and 16th November.


Update from Dr Tim Kitchen about recent APAC Adobe in Education programs


Recent Adobe Education Blog posts

Swinburne University — Learning and adapting in a changing world

Have a look at how Australia’s first Adobe Creative Campus, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is making the most of their university-wide access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

How Wales brings digital literacy to every student in the country with Adobe

Have a look at this blog post see how Adobe Spark is helping learning & teaching in Wales.

Dr. Ben Scott – bringing creativity into a traditional UK science classroom

Find out how one of the world’s oldest schools is using Adobe tools to bring creativity into the science classroom through the passion of Dr Ben Scott at St Albans School in Hertfordshire, England.


New Adobe Education Exchange Course

Digital Painting and Drawing in the Classroom

Engage your students with creative visual learning

Visual learning is a powerful compliment to instruction on any topic, and painting and drawing has been linked to improvements in key essential skills like communication, creativity, and problem solving. Have a look at this new course.

See other on-demand courses on the Adobe Education Exchange Courses


Classroom ideas on the Adobe Education Exchange

Create a self-portrait exploring identity and self-expression

In this lesson by expert educator Lisa Gottfried, students use Photoshop to explore how they and others define their identities.

Find out more

Produce a video to share an “I am from” poem

In this lesson by expert educator Caitlin Macleod-Bluver, students use Adobe Spark to draft and publish poems about their identities.

Find out more

Design a postcard to capture a secret

In this lesson by expert educator Megan Jacobs, students use Photoshop to represent secrets.

Find out more

Film a short video to share your imaginary worlds

In this lesson from expert educator Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, students use Adobe Spark to produce short videos exploring hypothetical or imaginary scenarios.

Find out more

Design a poster about cooking to learn fractions

In this lesson from expert educator Cristen Magaletti, students use Adobe Spark to visualise fractions using examples from baking and cooking.

Find out more

Design a web page to reflect on your media diet

In this project from expert educator Max Suechting, students use Adobe Spark to consider how their views of the world are shaped by the news sources they consume.

Find out more


Adobe Education Resources Spark Page

Have a look at this Spark Page that outlines key Adobe in Education resources and share this site with your colleagues each time to run a Adobe related professional learning event or discussion.


Create a paperless school

Find out how to go paperless with the Adobe Education Resources Hub, powered by the Adobe Document Cloud.


Check out the latest from our friends at DLTV

September newsletter

DLTV Website

Webinars series

Latest Journal


Adobe Edu on Social

Twitter

Share how you’re bringing creativity into the classroom using the #AdobeEduCreative hashtag for a chance to win a Creativity Kit full of swag! We pick one winner every Friday!

Rules and more info

Facebook

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Adobe Creativity Challenge – NSW Schools

Even while battling the restrictions of lock-down, as part of an Adobe Creativity Challenge event, a number of talented NSW Year 7-9 students were able to work in virtual teams to create short video clips that promoted good hand hygiene.

Adobe Creative Challenges are all about working with a team to design & share a digital solution to a problem. In this case, the problem was that many people tend to rush the important process of good hand hygiene. The solution was to work in a team of between 3 and 5 to produce a video (no longer that 1 minute) made with either Adobe Spark, Premiere Rush; Character Animator, After Effects &/or Premiere Pro.

The NSW Department of Education provide Adobe applications for all of their schools for teachers and students to enhanec their digital literacy, communication and creativity skills.

This challenge was for NSW Year 7-9 students and over 260 were initially registered from 9 schools. In the end, 20 short films were showcased from 5 schools. Even though not everyone was able to complete a film in the time required, the process of working in a team, planning, filming and editing a short film is always a valuable exercise and lots can be learned through the process.

A key highlight with this Adobe Creativity Challenge was the involvement of Marcus Bolton from Cutting Edge, a leading provider of sound and picture post production for the advertising, features & television industries, both in Australia and internationally.

Marcus Bolton, Head of Features & Television with CUTTING EDGE

Marcus’ career spans over a quarter of a century in the Australian feature film, television and advertising industry as a senior compositor, post-production manager, and visual effects supervisor. Having Marcus to help provide guidance and inspiration to the students was outstanding and a wonderful opportunity for all the students and teachers involved.

A special thank you also goes to Peter O’Doherty, Senior Project Officer of the NSW DoE Regional Industry Education Partnerships, for his help to organise and manage this event.

Here are some of the entries that we are allowed to make public …

Common Sense

by Charlie, Olivia & Summer (Sydney Girls High School)

Washing Hands

by Leighton, Levi & Xavier (Marist College Eastwood)

Crisis Prevented

by Byron, Michael & Michael (Robert Townson High School)

How to wash your hands: a step by step guide

by Arda, Dominic & Petar (Hoxton Park High School)

The Secret Life of Germs

by Annie, Lila, Lucy & Olive (Sydney Girls High School)

Clean Cash

by Mitchell, Lachlan & Hendrix (Robert Townson High School)

The Epic Soap Battle

by Melissa, Negin & Tatiana (Sydney Girls High School)

Washing Your Hands

by Annisha, Amarnie & Natasha (Robert Townson High School)

Staying Safe

by Tristan, Anton & Ryan (Marist College Eastwood)

How to wash hands

by Chloe, Liliana & Oriana (Hoxton Park High School)

Staying Safe, Saying Healthy – COVID Style

by Michael, Isaiah, Daniel, Sam & Alex (Marist College Eastwood)

Stay COVID Safe – Washing Hands Safely

by Sabri, Rumman & Kaine (Hoxton Park High School)

Inject Creativity Live – 8th September, 2021

The Inject Creativity Live episode recorded on September 8 featured Adobe Master Teacher Juliette Bentley from Queensland who was our co-host and thought leader and Adobe Education Leader Mark Christie from Northern Territory who demonstrated some very creative use of Adobe Character Animator. In this episode, we shared more information about the APAC Adobe Education Summit and lots more.

Click here to access Mark Christie’s resource – Character Animator – Bring School Posters to Life

Click here for Juliette’s Global Project Spark Page

Click here for Juliette’s Student Camera Action site

Click here to see a summary of this episode by long term participant Tim Cosgrove from Toronto, Canada

The next episode will be recorded on Wed 22nd September at 6.30 PM AEST. Click here to register for the next episode and other planned Adobe Education events for the APAC region.

Click here to find out more about the Adobe Creative Educator program.

Click here to keep up to date with coming Adobe in Education events.

Digital Creativity in Indonesia

Last week, I was delighted to be involved in a couple of events for South East Asian teachers and students. The biggest of these featured nearly 3,000 registrations from Indonesia.

A great mix of higher education & K12 teachers and students were involved in this event. It was an honour to share the virtual stage with Dr Hilmer Farid, the Director General of Culture with the Indonesian Ministry of Education as well as Professor Abdul Haris, the Vice Rector of Academics and Students Affairs at the University of Indonesia.

Inject Creativity Live – 25th August, 2021

The Inject Creativity Live episode recorded on August 25 featured Adobe Education Leader (AEL) Joel Aarons from Victoria who demonstrated how he and his students are creatively working with Photoshop Mix. In this episode, we share part of the recent Adobe Seminar at the EduTECH conference and lots more.

Click here to see Erin’s summary of the event

The next episode will be recorded on Wed 8th September at 6.30 PM AEST. Click here to register for the next episode and other planned Adobe Education events for the APAC region.

Click here to find out more about the Adobe Creative Educator program.

Click here to keep up to date with coming Adobe in Education events.