Surrounded by stunning bush scenery and vineyards, Eltham College is a beautiful school of about 800 students in Melbourne’s North-East. I had the pleasure to spend Friday Aug 15 with a number of the students and the staff to encourage their use of a range of Adobe applications.
I began the day with a room full of creative Year 8&9 students who all have access to the full Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software on their laptops. Most of them were not aware of the power of what they had and when I showed them Character Animator, the energy and excitement in the room was palatable. When I showed them the power and simplicity of Premiere Rush, the energy lifted even more with great anticipation about future assessment tasks and simple fun with video.
The next session was with all the Year 7 students and the focus was Adobe Spark. Some of the students had experience working with Spark before in primary school so it was great to get their testimonials prior to jumping into some Spark activities.
I gave them the challenge to work with a partner and create a video about their passions. The results were funny, informative and creative.
The final student session was with all the Year 5 & 6 students and the focus was again Adobe Spark.
From 4PM to 6.30PM, Eltham College kindly hosted an Inject Creativity into the Curriculum event which involved about 30 staff from the school and a group of teachers from around the region. I was most impressed that the first staff member to arrive and the last to leave was the school Principal Simon Le Plastrier.
Special thank you to Adobe Campus Leader Paul Cifone for organising this Adobe Day at his amazing school.