Australasian Adobe in Education Update – November, 2021

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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
  • Livestreams
  • Inject Creativity Live
  • News from DLTV
  • New resources on the Adobe Education Exchange – and more …

How good was Adobe Max!

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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 –

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.

Adobe TeachMeets

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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 – 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 Challenges for 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 Education teachers 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

Victorian and NSW teachers are encouraged to register themselves and their (Year 9-12) students for the April 2022 Holiday Video Challenge. This is a free and online 2.5 day intensive workshop with Adobe Premiere Pro. No prior experience is required other than a interest in taking video production to the next level with this industry standard software.

There are two iPads, Apple Pencils and an DJI Pocket Gimble/Camera up for grabs for the best showcased work.

Share this opportunity with your Vic & NSW teaching colleagues via –

Adobe in a Box with Khan Academy

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 …

Here is Dr Kitchen’s post about this episode

The Climate Change Challenge

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

Self-paced course

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.

Teaching resources

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

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!