To complete Term 2, Shelford Girls Grammar School in Melbourne hosted an ‘Arts Alive’ week of art related activities with their Year 9 students. At the start of the week, I was invited to introduce Adobe Express as a digital portfolio tool. At the end of the week, I joined them to see what they achieved.
Special thank you to Mrs Deb Pettigrew who organised this engagement. I look forward to seeing more work from these creative young ladies.
Attention all Australian teachers – a new resource that links a wider range of Adobe Education Exchnage teaching resources to the Australian Curriculum is now available via – https://adobe.ly/ac-projects Please share this resources
The next set of Adobe TeachMeets are happening on July 26 & 28. Adobe TeachMeets are a unique online professional learning opportunity for teachers at any level, in any curriculum area and with lots or no experience with Adobe. Each session has up to 5 workshop breakout opportunities led by Adobe Education Leaders with small groups so you can have quality and in-depth practical experience with either a low-lift or professional Adobe application.
The APAC Adobe Education Summit is the pinnacle event in APAC for any teacher interested in the use of Adobe applications and resources in the classroom, with a focus on K-12. Let your colleagues and wider education networks know about this hybrid event with an expected large online audience via Vimeo Livestream. We are delighted to announce that Dr Tim Patston will be the keynote presenter. Dr Patston is Australia’s leading researcher and consultant in the field of Creativity and Innovation in Education.
Save the dates July 26-28, 2022 (USA dates) for the Adobe Education Summit 2022! Join leading educators for thoughtful sessions on how to take your classroom to the next level through creativity, inspired instruction, and time-saving lesson plans. Note that main sessions are recorded so register to access on-demand.
Registrations for the 2022 re-generation short film competition have been extended until Friday 22nd July because the re-gen festival is now being held on Friday 12th August. So get in quick and organise your students groups. So far, we have about 36 schools from around the Australasian region and close to 1,700 students registered.
Adobe is a Gold Sponsor of the 2022 EduTECH Conference which will be held as a face to face event in Melbourne on August 10 & 11. Sign up for the Adobe presentation and workshop and make sure you visit the Adobe stand and say ‘hi’ in person to the Adobe Education Team.
The Adobe and Microsoft Education teams are running a series of professional learning events for Victorian teachers to help share the value of a range of their digital creativity and productivity tools and how they are being used to enhance teaching and learning in any subject area.
The very popular Adobe Character Animator app now features Starter Mode, a much simpler and cut-down version for very simple puppet animation recordings. Make sure you download the latest version (22.5) and have a play. The video below explains more, as does this site.
Erin Raethke returned and as the main host of Episode 68 while Tim Kitchen was out of action with COVID. She was well supported by the wonderful Juliette Bentley and special gust presenter Chris Betcher who shared the value of browser based tools highlighting Photoshop on the Web.
It’s not every day that a school gets the education teams from Apple, Google, Microsoft, Adobe and a range of other digitech providers all together on the same day to work with their staff. Well this did happen yesterday (Fri June 10, 2022) at The King’s School in Sydney at a special event called KingsTech 2022.
The whole King’s staff enjoyed a rotation of workshop and demonstration opportunities including:
Acrobat & InDesign
Google Integrated Education
Adobe Solution Consultant Steve Nichols ran the Acrobat & InDesign sessions and I ran the Express & Rush sessions. It was delightful to see the staff so excited about integrating these technologies into their curriculum areas.
I’d like to congratulate Roshan De Silva, Dean of Digital Learning and Innovation at The King’s School and his team for putting on this event and look forward to seeing how it can potentially be expanded in the future.
Back in April 2019, I ran a video challenge at The Kings School with students from a range of other schools. Here is what we happened …
Episode 66 of the Inject Creativity Live show features an interview with Blake Wilton (content creator) where he shared the value of learning Adobe tools when he was at school (NSW DoE) and how this has benefited him in his current career. Adobe Master Teacher (APAC) Juliette was my co-host for this episode and Jerry Wong was back behind the scene.
This episode also features an Adobe Express demo where we look at the learn feature and a promotion for the coming APAC Adobe Education Summit.
Enjoy the show …
Stay tuned for Episode 67 with special guest AEL Juliette Bentley
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.
i-Educate is the main technology in education event for teachers who work in Queensland Government schools. It was held this week as a face to face event in Brisbane on May 30 & 31 and then a virtual event for the rest of the week.
About 700 teachers, IT experts and support staff were involved in a very successful celebration of what is possible in the world of ICT in Education.
The highlight of the conference was (naturally) the Adobe workshop on Character Animator of Premiere Rush titled – Giving students a voice that I ran with Education QLD teacher and Adobe Education Leader MJ Raatz.
It was wonderful to see and hear about all the great ideas the teachers came up with to use Character Animator and Rush to enhance the teaching & learning process, especially with students who are not physically or mentally able to present in front of an audience.
A personal highlight for me was catch up with Dr Jordan Nguyen who I have share a stage with on a few occasions at various education events. He is always so inspiring.
After the face to face conference in Brisbane, I traveled north to the Sunshine Coast an ran a series of virtual events at the amazing Digital Futures Hub at The Sunshine Coast University.