Digital creativity was the focus of the first Inject Creativity into the Classroom with Adobe professional learning event in NSW yesterday at the Adobe Sydney office in Darling Harbour.
NESA endorsed professional learning
Teachers from the NSW Catholic education system, independent schools and government schools worked together to enhance their skills with a range of Adobe applications.
We started with an overview of how a number of Adobe applications are being used in classrooms all over the globe to enhance creativity then we jumped into a whole group Photoshop & Spark Post activity. This involved taking a selfie, doing some simple manipulation techniques with Photoshop, compressing the image for online use and featuring it in a Spark Post poster.
Then we broke into the following three different workshop groups:
- Incorporating Adobe software into STEM (with Brett Kent)
- Design thinking & prototyping with Adobe XD & Photoshop (with Jason Grant)
- Simple video production with Premier Rush & Premiere Pro (with Tim Kitchen)
Brett Kent has been an Adobe Education Leader for many years and is currently on the NSW DoE STEM Share team where he travels to schools all over Sydney sharing how to integrate a range of technologies into STEM programs. During his workshop, he introduced the teachers to a rang of Adobe products with a focus on building virtual reality assets with Premiere Pro.
Jason Grant is one of Adobe’s Solution Consultants and he introduced the teachers to Adobe XD as a tool to apply a design thinking to the production of an app for a phone or tablet. XD is the fastest way to design, prototype and share any user experience, from websites and mobile apps to voice interactions and more.
My workshop introduced the teachers to Adobe’s newest video production tool, Premier Rush. Rush is a very simple to use multi-layered video editing app that is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software and also available on iOS.
In between workshop sessions, the teachers did two Adobe Spark activities. One was to build a Spark video about what they had learned and the other involved creating a Spark Page reflecting on how they could apply what they learned back in their classrooms.
The Inject Creativity into the Classroom events are happening all over Australia throughout 2019 and they are free. Click here to find out more and register.