A message for all Victorian friends of Adobe in Education
Podcast link – in case you prefer not to read all the info below
On behalf of the Adobe Education team, I would like to congratulate all Victorian educators for managing this part of the academic year predominantly on-line. I have been so impressed with all the stories I am hearing from Victorian teachers, parents and students about how everyone is managing and (it appears) thriving.
Being Adobe users, there is a good chance that you are taking on the extra responsibility of supporting your colleagues during this time. I was so pleased hear a Victorian primary teacher, who is a member of the Adobe Education Leadership community, say how privileged he is to be in a position to help so many of his colleagues and students at this time.
The Adobe in Education team would like to support you and we have a number of resources that you and your colleagues may find helpful during this time of change. Especially with all Vic DET secondary schools and most ISV and Vic Catholics school as well as many university faculties having access to Adobe tools from home …
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 and make sure your IT support people are aware of this offer, especially if you don’t already have home access.
Note: To be eligible for this access, your school or university must be a current customer with an active Device, Shared Device License, or Serial Number plan.
Join the weekly webinars that I am hosting during the COVID-19 period to help encourage creative and engaging synchronous and asynchronous online teaching and learning experiences.
- – Wed April 29, 7 PM to 9 PM – Theme: Online & Mobile App Design & development
- – Thurs May 7, 7 PM to 9.00 PM – Theme: Minecraft & Aero
- – Thurs May 13, 7 PM to 9.00 PM – Theme: Illustrator, Fuse, Mixamo & Aero
- – Wed May 20, 7 PM to 9.00 PM – Theme: Video with Rush & Premiere Pro
- – Tue May 26, 4 PM to 6.30 PM – 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 sessions.
DLTV repeat event
This week, I ran a webinar for DLTV titled – What makes for good online teaching? Because it was book up so quickly, we are having a repeat session on 30 April from 3.45 PM to 5 PM – https://dltv.vic.edu.au/event-3808145
Vic DET teachers – Digital Learning Services newsletter
Last week, the Digital Learning Services team from The Victorian Department of Education and Training sent out their newsletter which featured a link to this Adobe Spark Page with lots of resources for all teachers.
Adobe Captivate – free for 90 days
Adobe have recently announced that they are offering Adobe Captivate for free to teachers for 90 days. Click here to find out more. (https://bit.ly/free-captivate-2020)
Adobe Connect – free for 90 days
Adobe Connect is a preferred online synchronous tool for many educators because is it a learning & teaching platform rather than a conferencing system. It is also free for 90 days during the COVID-19 isolation period. Click here for a teacher user guide on Adobe Connect. (https://bit.ly/adobe-connect-userguide20)
A new set of Adobe EduTips have been posted on CreateEdu TV recently to help teachers and students learn how to use a range of Adobe applications such as Adobe Spark, Character Animator and Photoshop.
STEM 2020 On Demand Conference
Sir Ken Robinson is keynoting at the STEM 2020 On Demand Conference which is starting next week and being organised by the NSW Department of Education but open to all educators. I also will have a presentation at this free event which starts next Monday and will be available for about 30 days. You do need to register to see the content. (https://stem2020.com.au/)
Two Victorian teachers are the first to feature in a new podcast/vodcast series I am hosting called EduChats. You can listen/view and download these chats via https://bit.ly/adobe-educhats
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 new digital creativity activities each week. (https://bit.ly/adobe-KBC)
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 range of new courses, articles and blogs including great activities from the Khan Academy and a new initiative in collaboration with Time Magazine called TIME for kids.
Adobe for Education YouTube Channel
The Adobe for Education YouTube Channel is also being regularly updated with video resources, talks and webinars.
How are you going with your Adobe Education Exchange points? If you have 300 or more, you qualify to apply to become an Adobe Campus Leader which is a stepping stone to becoming an Adobe Education Leader. Note that both of these programs provide you with your one personal full version of the Adobe Creative Cloud and many more benefits.
Please share all of the above resources with your colleagues and wider education networks.