Australasian Adobe in Education Update – December, 2021

Special Adobe Creative Cloud Express edition

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

This edition includes:

  • Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud Express
  • The 2022 Adobe TeachMeets program
  • Inject Creativity Live
  • Special events for NSW & Victorian teachers
  • Video Editing Workshop 2022
  • Adobe in a Box with Khan Academy
  • New resources on the Adobe Education Exchange – and more …

Welcome to Adobe Creative Cloud Express

Next time you open up Adobe Spark, you will notice an exciting new re-brand to Adobe Creative Cloud Express.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express is Adobe Spark plus a new range of editing features for images and video. Just like Adobe Spark, the base version is free for anyone 13 or over. The premium version also includes Premiere Rush and Photoshop Express plus premium assets including Adobe Stock access.

Introducing Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education

Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education is a special premium version, free for all K-12 schools. It provides students and educators everything they need to create stunning graphics, flyers, photos, presentations, web pages, and videos — and express themselves in unique and beautiful ways both inside and outside the classroom.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education includes the Creative Cloud Express apps and services plus mobile apps including Adobe Premiere Rush, Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Spark Video, and Adobe Spark Page. It also includes features designed to support student learning and safety, such as premium creative assets, student-friendly Adobe Stock images, safe search for images and videos, the ability to create and export PDFs, and an option that enables IT admins to restrict sharing, and more.​

Adobe Creative Cloud Express resources on the Adobe Education Exchange

The Adobe Education Exchange has a wide range of new and re-branded resources to help teachers integrate Adobe Creative Cloud Express into the classroom. Click here to find out more.

Adobe Creative Cloud Express clips on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel

Other Adobe Creative Cloud Express information & resources:

Share this news with all your colleagues and let them know that Adobe Creative Cloud is now accessible for everyone.

Register for the 2022 Adobe TeachMeets

Each Adobe TeachMeet session involves a variety of great professional learning opportunities for new and experiences users of Adobe tools in Education. Click here to register for the planned 2022 events and encourage your colleagues to get involved.

Coming events from Adobe for teachers

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.

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. Click here to find out more.

Special events for NSW & Victorian teachers & students

  • 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
  • Click here to register your Year 5-9 students for a 2022 Adobe Creativity Challenge

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 –

RMIT – now an Adobe Creative Campus

Big news from RMIT – they are now an Adobe Creative Campus, providing all RMIT students and staff individual subscriptions of Adobe Creative Cloud. This is following on from the success of Swinburne University as Australia’s first Adobe Creative Campus. Click here to read more.

Inject Creativity Live episode 55

The final Inject Creativity Live episode for 2021 was episode 55 and we announced the winners of the 2021 ANZ Adobe Education Leaders of the Year – Craig Daalmeijer-Power (NSW), Juliette Bentley (QLD) & Mark Christie (NT). Ross Johnson also shared some of the work he has been doing with Adobe tools and assessment in NSW.

During the holidays, catch up on some of Tacy Trowbridge’s amazing podcasts for The Creative Educator. In the most recent installment, Adobe’s Brian Johnsrud joins Tacy to discuss lessons learned, the process of community-building, and creative instructional strategies for the year ahead.

EduMAX 2021 recap: Together for student success around the globe

Click here to read Sebastian Distefano’s blog post that recaps what was EduMax 2021.

Check out the latest from the …

Click here to see recent updates to teaching resources and professional learning opportunities on the Adobe Education Exchange.

DigiCon Conference

Adobe will again be involved with the fully inline DigiCon conference Feb 21-24. Click here for more information.

National Education Summit – Melbourne & Brisbane

Adobe is proud to be involved in the 2022 National Education Summits planned for Brisbane & Melbourne.

Click here to find out more about the Melbourne event on June 17 & 18 and here for the Brisbane event on August 5 & 6.

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!