uLearn 2015


uLearn is one of the largest education conferences in New Zealand and this year it was held in Auckland at the Skycity Convention Centre with close to 2000 teachers involved.


I had the privileged of running some presentations and workshops for about 150 teachers. Many of them were exposed to Adobe software and resources for the very first time.

The resources I shared at this conference are available on the Adobe Education Exchange  via:




Special congratulations to NZ Teacher Hamish Ross who won a 12month subscription to the Adobe Creative Cloud during one of my sessions.


Adobe Youth Voices in Auckland


It was delightful meeting with the team at High Tech Youth (HTY) in Auckland, New Zealand today who run the NZ Adobe Youth Voices (AYV) program.

As outlined on their website, HTY have four core objectives that align nicely with AYV:

  • To empower young people and communities to become more capable, creative, and confident life long learners.
  • To foster the growth of a learning community, through the sharing of ideas and support.
  • To encourage in young people the development of a positive identity and belief in their potential, through linking cultural knowledge and values with technology.
  • To champion, support, manage, research and implement services and projects that will further the above objectives within New Zealand and the Pacific



Studio 274 is one of a series of studios set up by HTY throughout New Zealand and the Pacific. This studio serves the suburbs of Auckland and is well equipped with editing workstations and even a sound studio.



Have a look at some of the work produced by the creative young people through the HTY programs.



These and other HTY videos can be seen via thier Vimeo channel


Reconnecting with Hohepa Spooner in Auckland.


It was great meeting again with Hohepa Spooner in Auckland today. Hohepa is a key part of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at Auckland University of Technology and has been instrumental in the creative and innovative use of Adobe’s Digital Publishing Suite with Adobe InDesign.

The following video is an interview I did in 2014 with Hohepa focusing on some of his work.