Click here to access a list of some of the most popular curations created by the Adobe for Education team for the Adobe Education Exchnage. The curations are generally organized by academic subject or discipline, grade level, project type, or partner.
Over 400 students from 10 Victorian schools registered for a recent Adobe Creativity Challenge.
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 either a 1 min video, webpage or poster.
The students had less than 1 week to work with their groups and some were not able to meet the deadline but we emphasised that the process is just as important as the outcome and praised their efforts.
Problem solving, collaboration, digital literacy and creativity are vital skills for students to develop and all were on show during this challenge.
Here are some of the submissions that were showcased live last Wednesday with parental/guardian permission to be published…
Rivercrest Christian College
Video by Coco, Varsha, Jessica & Elysha
Academy of Mary Immaculate
Spark Page webpage including videos by Alice, Evie & Elise
Rivercrest Christian College
Video by Kiara, Ari, Harini & Brodie
Newtown Primary School
Video by Myah, Ivy, Edie, James and Seb
Rivercrest Christian College
Spark Page webpage including videos by Bhavreen, Aikamjot, Lily & Viv
The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on 17th November featured Adobe Education Leaders Ali Blackwell (WA) and Mark Christie (NT). The app focus for this episode was the making vector art with Adobe Illustrator and using the anchor link feature within Spark Page. Clara Galan from Adobe’s Global Education Team also joined us.
Welcome to the November 2021 edition of the Australasia Adobe in Education Update Newsletter.
This edition includes:
Adobe Max review
New Adobe TeachMeets program
Inject Creativity Live
Student Creativity Challenge – Victoria
Video Editing Workshop 2022
Adobe in a Box with Khan Academy
Inject Creativity Live
News from DLTV
New resources on the Adobe Education Exchange – and more …
How good was Adobe Max!
Free, online and on-demand, Adobe Max was outstanding again this year with so many amazing presenters sharing new Adobe tools and features as well as great ideas on how to use the Adobe Creative. This year, there was a special education track and content can be viewed via – max.adobe.com/sessions/educators/.
Click here for Dr Kitchen’s published summary of Max highlights.
Have a look at this Adobe blog about new features announced during the 2021 Adobe Max Conference.
The first of the new series of Adobe TeachMeets were held live and online on November 10 & 11 with over 100 registrations and 10 different topics all aimed to help develop teachers digital literacy, communication & creativity skills.
83% of participants who completed the feedback strongly agreed and 17% agreed that they would recommend these sessions to others.
Get involved in the next sessions on Nov 24 & 25 and click here to register for the 2022 Adobe TeachMeets.
Adobe Creative Educator Program
Over 42,000 teachers have enrolled in at least level 1 of the Adobe Creative Education program. Click here to find out more and share with your colleagues. This program is not about Adobe, it’s about creativity in education. If you prefer to be guided through level 1, register for the next Be a Creative Educator live course.
Register for free coming events from Adobe
Share the following URL with your colleagues and wider education networks to help promote a range of coming events from the ANZ Adobe in Education Team – https://adobe.ly/eduevents. Note that teachers outside of ANZ are very welcome to also register for most events.
Creativity Challenges for NSW & Victorian students
Throughout 2022, we are running Adobe Creativity Challengesfor NSW & Victorian students in years 5-9 with a focus on encouraging students to work with a team to design & share a digital solution to a brief or a problem with your Adobe tools. Get your school involved and share this opportunity.
Have a look at this submission from a recent Adobe Creativity Challenge from Rivercrest College in Victoria …
Click here for Adobe Teacher Professional Learning events for NSW Department of Educationteachers in 2022
Click here for Adobe Teacher Professional Learning events for Victorian Department of Education & Training teachers in 2022
April 2022 Holiday Premiere Pro video intensive workshop for Vic & NSW students and any teacher
We’ve recently launched Adobe in a Box with Khan Academy, a project-based series for learners of all ages! In the first module, learners of all ages can practice creative thinking and video editing skills while developing an explainer video. They’ll get help along the way with tips, guidance, and structured activities from experts at Khan Academy and Adobe.
The explainer video challenge – international student competition
As part of the Adobe in a Box is a project-based series, we are running an international competition titled The explainer video challenge to encourage students to create a 1 to 2 minute video explaining a concept. Open to student 13+, prizes include a mobile video production kit as well as 1:1 coaching with an Adobe content producer. This video explains more:
Explore Adobe and Khan Academy lessons, projects, and activities
Teach creativity in Science, Mathematics, Humanities and other curriculum areas with this resources from Adobe and Khan Academy. These unique resources encourage students to apply creative and communication skills across science, humanities, social science, and digital media as they make videos, infographics, websites, presentations, and more.
Community livestreams, conferences, and free learning events for developing creative and digital skills in all students and subjects. Explore here.
Have a look at the most recent Inject Creativity Live episode …
This challenge is designed to get you thinking about solutions, both big and small, that could reduce climate change. Use Spark Page or Spark Video to bring your writing to life! Share this with your English, Humanities & Science colleagues.
Spotlight on the Adobe Education Exchange
Inspire students to develop game-changing skills with our Cultivating Digital Literacy course
Adobe’s creative tools can support digital literacy initiatives and provide all students with life and career skills. In this self-paced course, you’ll learn what digital literacy is, how it enhances students’ lives and careers, and the impact it has on student success. Enroll here.
New curation: teaching media literacy in social science, humanities, and STEM
Explore a brand-new resource collection designed to help you create an engaged and conscientious classroom; cultivate students’ interest in current events; and explore digital topics like UI/UX design, civic responsibility, and media analysis. Explore here.
Media literacy challenge kits
In this activity sequence, primary and middle school students use Adobe Spark to introduce themselves to their peers, reflect on the qualities that make them who they are, and practice using digital tools to represent themselves online. Find out more here.
In this expanded activity sequence, students in high school and college draft a digital citizenship compact, examine and reflect on their digital footprints, and create a video introducing themselves to their classmates. Find out more here.
This collection of dynamic, engaging activities is designed to help students practice critical thinking and problem-solving and to provide a bridge between self-regulated learning and digital content-creation practices. Explore here.
Explore lesson plans and projects designed to help students reflect on the relationship between humans and nature and consider ways they can help fight climate change. Explore here.
In this activity sequence, students use an XD template to design a mobile app for reviewing ecology materials. Use as-is or substitute alternative content to fit your syllabus. Explore here.
DigiCon – Call for presentations
DLTV is pleased to invite submissions for the next DigiCon event, to be held from the 21st to 24th February 2022 on a fully online platform. This exciting event will bring together educators and experts from around the country over four afternoons of events. Click here to submit your submission.
Have a look at a recent Adobe Spark webinar with Adobe & DLTV
Australasian Adobe Education Community on Facebook
Last Wednesday & Thursday, the new Adobe TeachMeets program commenced with over 100 registrations and 10 different topics all aimed to help develop teachers digital literacy, communication & creativity skills.
Here are some of the feedback comments:
We learnt new things, shared stories and encountered challenges to be researched while thinking about how this could be delivered to students in classes.
A highlight was seeing how InDesign can be used practically in schools for day to day (not just visual arts/design people)
It was so relevant and being able to ask questions for clarification makes these TeachMeets fantastic.
Lightroom is exactly what I needed. Brett did an amazing session covering all the basic and advance features to get the job done easily next time. Thanks Brett and Adobe.
Adobe TeachMeets is a great opportunity to network.
88% strongly agreed that the content was relevant and useful. Everyone else agreed.
70% strongly agreed that the overall quality of these sessions was excellent. Everyone else agreed.
83% strongly agreed that they would recommend these sessions to others. Everyone else agreed.
Note the next opportunity to be involved in an Adobe TeachMeet:
Wednesday November 24, 2021 – 4 PM AEDT
Topic 1 – Spark Page (A new way of presenting assignments) with Michael Turner
Topic 2 – Rush (Using Rush to support Video newsletters) with Lauren Sayer
Topic 3 – Premiere Pro (Cinematic VR and 360 video production) with Dr Max Schleser
The Inject Creativity Live show recorded on 3rd November featured Adobe Education Leaders Eden Carey (Santa Maria College, Perth) and Steven Kolber (Brunswick Secondary, Melbourne). The app focus for this episode was the making of Cinemographs in Adobe Photoshop. Steven’s thought piece was about competition and challenge networks for leaders. We also shared a special interview about new research from Tacy Trowbridge (Adobe Global Education Programs Lead).