Australasian Adobe in Education Update – June, 2021

In this June edition of the Australasian Adobe in Education Update we celebrate reaching over 40,000 Australian members of the Adobe Education Exchange, nearly 45,500 ANZ members, over 166,000 in the APAC region and just over 981,500 members globally. Thank you for supporting this amazing education resource and please keep sharing it to your colleagues and wider education networks. You will find lots of new updates as well as links to a number of exciting professional learning opportunities for you and your colleagues.

There is still a misconception that Adobe tools are only for high-end users studying or teaching media, arts and design subjects. The following image demonstrates that there are in fact more low-lift apps available within the Creative Cloud.

When you are promoting the use of Adobe tools at your school/university, divide the Creative Cloud set of apps into:

Low-lift & high impact apps for everyone in all curriculum areas, and

Professional & high impact apps

Share this image with your colleagues and encourage them to learn more about the apps via:

Fresh off the press

Click here to access the recent announcement about Adobe Substance 3D: Tools for the next generation of creativity

2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit – save the date

The 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit will be held on Wednesday September 29. This will be a virtual all-day event open during the school holidays for any educators in any sector. It will feature presentations from the local and global Adobe in Education team, Adobe Education Leaders, Adobe Creative Educators and other guests – all aimed to inspire teachers to enhance their digital creatively skills.

The Summit will also include a day exclusively for Adobe Education Leaders (Sept 28) as well as a day for Adobe Creative Educators (Sept 30). If you don’t yet have at least your level 1 ACE badge, now is the time to earn it via the Creativity for All course on the Adobe Education Exchange.

Global Adobe Education Summit

Registration is now officially open for the global Adobe for Education Summit, where we’ll celebrate creativity across the curriculum for educators in every subject area and grade level. We’ll discuss how to build skills for digital literacy, empower student learning experiences, and nurture the next generation of lifelong creators.

Note that this event is live within northern hemisphere time zones but there will be some convenient cross over and session will be recorded. Click here to register and discover more.

Updates for Victorian teachers

Victorian DET teachers can access the Adobe sections within the Vic DET Arc site to find out more about the following opportunities:

All Victorian teachers – stay tuned to the DLTV workshop & webinar site for some coming PL opportunities for later in the year.

Updates for NSW teachers

NSW DoE teachers – stay tuned to the T4L Adobe Resources site for a range of events that will help you to connect with access to Adobe Creative Cloud applications

For all NSW teachers – Adobe and CathWest are running a face to face Adobe 1 min Video Challenge for any stage 4 or 5 students at any school in Sydney’s west – Catholic, Independent or Department schools.

  • Date – Tuesday August 10, 2021
  • Time – 9 AM to 3 PM
  • Venue – CathWest Innovation College – Loyola Campus – 91 North Parade, Mount Druitt

This challenge is all about working with a team of students and teachers to create a 1 minute video in a day with the use of Adobe Premiere Rush to help promote the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Register here

Have a look at this Adobe 1 min Video Challenge with students from Mercy Catholic College

Updates for QLD teachers

Education QLD teachers – note that Adobe Spark is now available to your schools without the need to request student access on the department’s network. Spark for Education is available through the Adobe Creative Cloud licence. Click here for more information. Also note that Adobe will be involved in i-Educate 2021 on August 26 & 27. Make sure you register for the Adobe Spark workshop and visit the Adobe booth.

All QLD K12 teachers – On Wednesday July 14, The Australian Computer Society and Adobe are running a free all day PL event based on level 1 of the Adobe Creative Educator badge. Click here for more information.

Updates for SA teachers

SA DfE teachers, click here to access information about a series of Adobe in Education webinars we are doing exclusively for you.

Updates for all teachers

Click here to see the range of professional learning opportunities that available to all educators.

If you are keen to host an event for your colleagues and/or students, use this contact form to get in touch with the Adobe Education Team.

New Adobe Spark and Creative Cloud integrations for a range of EdTech platforms

Adobe is excited to announce new integrations with popular educational apps like Canvas, Blackboard, Flipgrid, Wakelet, and more — all designed to make self-expression seamless for both teachers and students. Click here to discover how to use these tools in your classroom.

New Storytelling with Audio course from Adobe and National Geographic

In our newest self-paced online course for educators, you’ll learn how to integrate audio storytelling in your classroom and empower your students to tell compelling stories. Click here to find out more and enroll.

View all six storytelling courses for teachers and young creators

Offered for both educators and youth ages 16–25, these short, free, self-paced online courses are designed to guide learners to visualize and communicate powerful stories that inspire action. Click here to find out more.

Check out this video

Australian Curriculum Review

The Australian Curriculum is currently under review and feedback is welcome. The new name for ICT Capability in the General Capability section of the Australian Curriculum, is Digital Literacy. This should eventually be reflected in all state based curriculum. As a general capability it is designed to be addressed through the content of all learning areas. It is pleasing to see a continued focus on communication, collaboration and creativity throughout the digital literacy general capability. Click here to find out more and have your say.

Inject Creativity Live

The Inject Creativity Live show continues to be a very popular way for teachers to get some mid-week inspiration either live or on-demand via the Adobe in Education YouTube channel. Here is the recent June 16 episode:

Past episodes can be found here.

Minecraft and Adobe Spark Challenge: Mission Earth!

This global challenge combines STEM with creativity and storytelling to give students the opportunity to design and build worlds in Minecraft and create videos with Adobe Spark. Click here to discover more.

Dive into our free “Teach Creativity with Adobe and Khan Academy” course

Since we launched our partnership with Khan Academy last month, over 10,000 educators have used our partner teaching resources and PD. Join a community of like-minded creative educators and explore our free course and lesson plans for all subjects and grade levels.

Project ideas with Adobe’s Low-lift & High impact tools

K-12 – Critical Thinking – Adobe Spark

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K-12 – Mathematics – Premier Rush

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K-12 – Science – Premiere Rush

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Higher Ed – Design – Adobe Spark

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Higher Ed – Project – Premiere Rush

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K12 – History – Acrobat

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Australasian Adobe Education Community on Facebook

If you haven’t already, please do join the Australasian Adobe Education Community Facebook group to keep regularly up to date with the world of Adobe in Education for the Australasian region.

Don’t hesitate to contact the Adobe Education team for any support.

Keep Being Creative!