Inject Creativity Live – 22nd September, 2021

The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on September 22 was episode No. 50 and featured Adobe Education Leader Drew Mayhills from WA with recent All Saints’ College graduate Ayran Mohanty and the thought leader for this episode was Peter Hutton from the Future Schools Alliance. Clara Galan from Adobe also made an appearance. In this episode, we shared more information about the APAC Adobe Education Summit, Adobe Max and lots more.

Here is Erin’s summary Spark Page –

Australasian Adobe in Education Update – September, 2021

Welcome to the September 2021 edition of the Australasia Adobe in Education Update Newsletter.

This edition will be covering:

  • the coming APAC Adobe Education Summit;
  • Adobe MAX;
  • a Creativity Challenge for NSW schools;
  • Inject Creativity Live – 50th show;
  • a video update from Dr Tim Kitchen;
  • Adobe Edu Blog posts;
  • new Education Exchange course material;
  • an Adobe Edu Resources Spark Page; and
  • lots of classroom resources and ideas for K12 & Higher Ed.

Only days to go until the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit

So far, about 550 teachers have registered for the open day of the 2021 APAC Adobe Education Summit Wednesday 29th September. This is a free and virtual event for all teachers at any level and any curriculum area that will involve presentations and inspiration from the global Adobe Education Team, Adobe Solution Consultants and Adobe Education Leaders.

The Summit will commence at 9 AM AEST with 30 min breaks each hour. Note that the first and last session of this day will be broadcast live on the official Adobe for Education YouTube Channel and the whole day will be live via Vimeo Livestream. Please register to access the Vimeo Livestream link.

Invite your colleagues to join in this amazing professional learning opportunity by sending them the link –

Note that if you have at least enrolled in the Adobe Creative Educator program, you are welcome to take part in the Adobe Creatively Challenge Day which is part of this Summit event.

Have you registered for the free & virtual Adobe Max conference?

Adobe Max – The Creativity Conference – is Adobe’s largest community event to be held 28–29 October (APAC dates) with over 5 million global creatives being involved last year.

Join us for an extraordinary virtual experience to find inspiration, connect with creatives from around the world, and learn the best ways to bring your best ideas to life. Open to all, at no cost.

Be inspired by expert speakers in design, photography, illustration, social media, 3D, video, and register for the special education track.

This year’s Adobe Max will be featuring a session from Tim Kitchen (Adobe Education) and Craig Daalmeijer-Power (TAFE NSW) on student voice with Character Animator so book into session S292 – Giving Students a Voice with Character Animator.

It will also be featuring Australia’s own Juliette Bentley (Adobe Education Leader and Adobe Master Teacher) from Mt St Michael’s College – session S291 – Fostering Digital Literacy in the K–12 Creative Classroom.

Swinburne University Deputy Vice-Chancellor Sarah Maddison will also be presenting – session S807 – Transforming Education with Creative and Digital Skills

Let your colleagues know and get involved.

Creativity Challenge for NSW schools

A number of talented Year 7-9 students from a variety of NSW schools took on a recent Adobe Creativity Challenge and worked in virtual teams to create short video clips that promoted good hand hygiene.

Visit Tim Kitchen’s journal post about this event to find out more and see what they created.

Keep checking the ANZ Adobe in Education Events & Resources site for opportunities for your students to be involved in future similar challenges.

Inject Creativity Live – episode No. 50

Wednesday 22nd September was the recording of the fiftieth episode of Inject Creativity Live. What started as an initiative from the Adobe Education Team during lock-down 2020, Inject Creativity Live is now a regular part of Adobe’s adoption program for the APAC region. Over 60 presenters have contributed to the 50 shows and an average of over 660 teachers have watched each episode via the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel. Have a look at this fiftieth episode …

Over 33,000 teachers have joined the Adobe Creative Educator Program

The Adobe Creative Educator Program is all about creativity in education, you don’t need to be an Adobe export or even a regular Adobe user to get your level 1 badge. We encourage all who have enrolled to complete level 1 and have a go at level 2.

If you would like to be supported through level 1, you may like to do the Be a Creative Educator course. Next opportunities are 18th October and 16th November.

Update from Dr Tim Kitchen about recent APAC Adobe in Education programs

Recent Adobe Education Blog posts

Swinburne University — Learning and adapting in a changing world

Have a look at how Australia’s first Adobe Creative Campus, Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne is making the most of their university-wide access to the Adobe Creative Cloud.

How Wales brings digital literacy to every student in the country with Adobe

Have a look at this blog post see how Adobe Spark is helping learning & teaching in Wales.

Dr. Ben Scott – bringing creativity into a traditional UK science classroom

Find out how one of the world’s oldest schools is using Adobe tools to bring creativity into the science classroom through the passion of Dr Ben Scott at St Albans School in Hertfordshire, England.

New Adobe Education Exchange Course

Digital Painting and Drawing in the Classroom

Engage your students with creative visual learning

Visual learning is a powerful compliment to instruction on any topic, and painting and drawing has been linked to improvements in key essential skills like communication, creativity, and problem solving. Have a look at this new course.

See other on-demand courses on the Adobe Education Exchange Courses

Classroom ideas on the Adobe Education Exchange

Create a self-portrait exploring identity and self-expression

In this lesson by expert educator Lisa Gottfried, students use Photoshop to explore how they and others define their identities.

Find out more

Produce a video to share an “I am from” poem

In this lesson by expert educator Caitlin Macleod-Bluver, students use Adobe Spark to draft and publish poems about their identities.

Find out more

Design a postcard to capture a secret

In this lesson by expert educator Megan Jacobs, students use Photoshop to represent secrets.

Find out more

Film a short video to share your imaginary worlds

In this lesson from expert educator Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, students use Adobe Spark to produce short videos exploring hypothetical or imaginary scenarios.

Find out more

Design a poster about cooking to learn fractions

In this lesson from expert educator Cristen Magaletti, students use Adobe Spark to visualise fractions using examples from baking and cooking.

Find out more

Design a web page to reflect on your media diet

In this project from expert educator Max Suechting, students use Adobe Spark to consider how their views of the world are shaped by the news sources they consume.

Find out more

Adobe Education Resources Spark Page

Have a look at this Spark Page that outlines key Adobe in Education resources and share this site with your colleagues each time to run a Adobe related professional learning event or discussion.

Create a paperless school

Find out how to go paperless with the Adobe Education Resources Hub, powered by the Adobe Document Cloud.

Check out the latest from our friends at DLTV

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Adobe Creativity Challenge – NSW Schools

Even while battling the restrictions of lock-down, as part of an Adobe Creativity Challenge event, a number of talented NSW Year 7-9 students were able to work in virtual teams to create short video clips that promoted good hand hygiene.

Adobe Creative Challenges are all about working with a team to design & share a digital solution to a problem. In this case, the problem was that many people tend to rush the important process of good hand hygiene. The solution was to work in a team of between 3 and 5 to produce a video (no longer that 1 minute) made with either Adobe Spark, Premiere Rush; Character Animator, After Effects &/or Premiere Pro.

The NSW Department of Education provide Adobe applications for all of their schools for teachers and students to enhanec their digital literacy, communication and creativity skills.

This challenge was for NSW Year 7-9 students and over 260 were initially registered from 9 schools. In the end, 20 short films were showcased from 5 schools. Even though not everyone was able to complete a film in the time required, the process of working in a team, planning, filming and editing a short film is always a valuable exercise and lots can be learned through the process.

A key highlight with this Adobe Creativity Challenge was the involvement of Marcus Bolton from Cutting Edge, a leading provider of sound and picture post production for the advertising, features & television industries, both in Australia and internationally.

Marcus Bolton, Head of Features & Television with CUTTING EDGE

Marcus’ career spans over a quarter of a century in the Australian feature film, television and advertising industry as a senior compositor, post-production manager, and visual effects supervisor. Having Marcus to help provide guidance and inspiration to the students was outstanding and a wonderful opportunity for all the students and teachers involved.

A special thank you also goes to Peter O’Doherty, Senior Project Officer of the NSW DoE Regional Industry Education Partnerships, for his help to organise and manage this event.

Here are some of the entries that we are allowed to make public …

Common Sense

by Charlie, Olivia & Summer (Sydney Girls High School)

Washing Hands

by Leighton, Levi & Xavier (Marist College Eastwood)

Crisis Prevented

by Byron, Michael & Michael (Robert Townson High School)

How to wash your hands: a step by step guide

by Arda, Dominic & Petar (Hoxton Park High School)

The Secret Life of Germs

by Annie, Lila, Lucy & Olive (Sydney Girls High School)

Clean Cash

by Mitchell, Lachlan & Hendrix (Robert Townson High School)

The Epic Soap Battle

by Melissa, Negin & Tatiana (Sydney Girls High School)

Washing Your Hands

by Annisha, Amarnie & Natasha (Robert Townson High School)

Staying Safe

by Tristan, Anton & Ryan (Marist College Eastwood)

How to wash hands

by Chloe, Liliana & Oriana (Hoxton Park High School)

Staying Safe, Saying Healthy – COVID Style

by Michael, Isaiah, Daniel, Sam & Alex (Marist College Eastwood)

Stay COVID Safe – Washing Hands Safely

by Sabri, Rumman & Kaine (Hoxton Park High School)

Inject Creativity Live – 8th September, 2021

The Inject Creativity Live episode recorded on September 8 featured Adobe Master Teacher Juliette Bentley from Queensland who was our co-host and thought leader and Adobe Education Leader Mark Christie from Northern Territory who demonstrated some very creative use of Adobe Character Animator. In this episode, we shared more information about the APAC Adobe Education Summit and lots more.

Click here to access Mark Christie’s resource – Character Animator – Bring School Posters to Life

Click here for Juliette’s Global Project Spark Page

Click here for Juliette’s Student Camera Action site

Click here to see a summary of this episode by long term participant Tim Cosgrove from Toronto, Canada

The next episode will be recorded on Wed 22nd September at 6.30 PM AEST. Click here to register for the next episode and other planned Adobe Education events for the APAC region.

Click here to find out more about the Adobe Creative Educator program.

Click here to keep up to date with coming Adobe in Education events.

Digital Creativity in Indonesia

Last week, I was delighted to be involved in a couple of events for South East Asian teachers and students. The biggest of these featured nearly 3,000 registrations from Indonesia.

A great mix of higher education & K12 teachers and students were involved in this event. It was an honour to share the virtual stage with Dr Hilmer Farid, the Director General of Culture with the Indonesian Ministry of Education as well as Professor Abdul Haris, the Vice Rector of Academics and Students Affairs at the University of Indonesia.