Adobe Creativity at CQU in Rockhampton


The Rockhampton campus of Central Queensland University (CQU) was the venue for a three-part Adobe Day run by Brian Chau and myself on Monday August 19.


The first part was with a group of CQU teachers and students and the focus was predominately on learning Adobe Experience Design (XD) a great tool for designing and prototyping apps & websites.

The second part of the day was an intensive session with Adobe’s video tools. We started simple with Spark Video, moved to Premiere Rush, Character Animator then to Premiere Pro.

Part 3 was an Inject Creativity into the Curriculum event that was registered by over 70 teachers from the region. With those numbers expected, we called in local Adobe Campus Leader Heath Henwood to help run a workshop.

Here is a list of the schools that registered teachers for this event …


My resources for this event can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange via  –

A special thank you to Michelle Roberts (Associate Lecturer – Digital Media, School of Education and the Arts at CQU) for all the work she put into organising this Adobe Day.

Video literacy with ISV


On Friday August 16, I had the pleasure to run an introduction to video literacy professional learning event at the Independent Schools Victoria (ISV) headquarters in Melbourne for teachers from 6 different schools.


I began by showing them how to use Adobe Spark Video as a very simple way of making a quick video production. Spark Video is part of the free set of Adobe Spark apps. The teachers were very impressed with the simplicity of the Spark tools but most of them were wanting a more comprehensive solution, so I introduced the Adobe Premiere Rush.

I set them a design challenge to work with a partner and create a 1minutes video about themselves and their passions. Some chose to work with Spark, other worked with Rush. Two of the teachers wanted to go to the next level with Premiere Pro, so while the teams were creating their clips, I worked with them to developed their Premiere Pro skills.

The resources I shared for this event can be found on the Adobe Education Exchange via –