Some of you are starting Term 2 this week and others are preparing for what will be a very unusual teaching experience combining a mix of face to face with online synchronous and asynchronous teaching and learning. As a member of the Adobe Education Exchange, there is a good chance that you are also seen as digital leaders among your peers. Many of whom are likely to be struggling with all the changes and the sudden reliance on technology that may have been avoided in the past.
Some can’t wait till this is disruption is over. Others are saying that this is the change that we have been calling for and that education will never be the same again – in a good way. One leading educator recently said in a podcast – “we have finally got education to move not only into the 20th century but into the 21st century.”
The Adobe in Education team have a number of resources that you and your colleagues may find helpful during this time of change …
Join the weekly webinars that I am hosting during the COVID-19 period to help encourage creative and engaging synchronous and asynchronous online & face to face teaching and learning experiences. Tomorrow’s theme is sound & video and our guest host will be Mark Woszczalski from TAFE NSW.
- April 15, 7PM to 9PM (AEST) – Theme: Video & Audio online
- April 22, 7PM to 9PM (AEST) – Theme: AR, VR & 3D online
- April 29, 7PM to 9PM (AEST) – Theme: Online & Mobile App Design & development
- May 7, 7PM to 9.00PM (AEST) – Theme: Minecraft & Aero
- May 13, 7PM to 9.00PM (AEST) – Theme: Adobe in Education
More to come …
Those who register will receive a reminder email as well as a copy of the recordings that are made during the session.
Keep Being Creative site
The Keep Being Creative site is a new initiative for parents, teachers and students working & studying from home. It aims to provide weekly digital creativity activities.
A new set of Adobe EduTips have been posted recently to help teachers and students learn how to use a range of Adobe applications.
Book an Adobe Expert
Adobe are offering their enterprise education customers the opportunity for some time online with one of their experts. This could be for an online session with a group of students and their teacher/s or it could be an online professional development event for teachers (minimum of 5). Click here to find out more and book in your class and/or colleagues.
Adobe Distance Learning Resources
The Adobe Distance Learning Resources site is being updated each week with a rage of new courses, articles and blogs.
Adobe for Education YouTube Channel
The Adobe for Education YouTube Channel is also being regularly updated with video resources, talks and webinars.
Free access to Adobe Creative Cloud at home during COVID -19
Many school systems and universities have taken advantage of the extended complementary access to Adobe CC for BYOD. Click here for a video that explains more.
If you do find you have extra time on your hands at the moment, why not use this opportunity to earn enough Adobe Education Exchange points to apply for the Adobe Campus Leader program. The ACL program is a stepping stone to becoming an Adobe Education Leader.
Congratulations Craig Daalmeijer-Power
I would like to congratulate Adobe Education Leader Craig Daalmeijer-Power from TAFE NSW who has been internationally recognised as AEL Contributing Educator for the month of April!