Next Generation Adobe Acrobat XI

A Principal's Reflections

Adobe recently announced its next-generation Adobe Acrobat XI software, complete with cloud services to help K-12 and higher education teachers and administrators handle complex document challenges and alleviate productivity inefficiencies. Acrobat XI Adobe educational technology

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Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom

Ask a Tech Teacher

Adobe Spark is a free graphic design app that allows students and teachers with no design experience to create impactful graphics, web stories, and animated videos. The desktop app gives access to all three in one spot while a mobile device requires the download of three different free apps.

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Adobe announces Acrobat XI with some great new features

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe has just announced the newest version of Acrobat, Adobe Acrobat XI , with some great new features. It''s easy to use and learn and a great resource for education. The Student and Teacher Edition of AXI is immediately available for $119 through the Adobe Education Store.

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Adobe debuts learning management system

eSchool News

Releases Adobe Captivate 9 with enhanced mobile authoring and more that 25,000 eLearning assets. A new self-service learning management system (LMS) from Adobe is intended to enable learning professionals to easily and efficiently setup, deliver and track any form of learning.

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Adobe Spark: rebranded apps & a platform-agnostic website for free student creation


A little over a month ago, I posted about my affection for the growing Adobe suite of tools/apps in Smashing Adobe. A couple of years ago, I kinda raved about Adobe Voice in Adobe Voice: Elegant, easy(!) previously Adobe Post). Adobe apps creativity adobe

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Sparking Student Creativity with Big Ideas from Adobe MAX


It has been a whirlwind first day at Adobe MAX! Their goals this week are to explore new tools and learn from the experience of fellow educators. This is a powerful way for students to create from a mobile device.

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Adobe releases gorgeous free web publishing app

eSchool News

Adobe Slate hopes to put professional web publishing tools within reach. Adobe’s new iPad app, Slate, lets students create custom stories using text, photos, and animations with a surprising amount of professional sheen.

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Quick List Of Mobile Apps For Administrators

The Web20Classroom

When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. 3) Adobe Ideas- You never know when a great idea is going to strike. Adobe Ideas is always at the ready to capture a drawing, sketch, list or what ever you need. Check out this post to learn more about how you can get more mileage out of your mobile learning device.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

Visualize Learning with Photo Challenges and Projects

Teacher Reboot Camp

Learners can use these photos in projects, digital stories, or other learning projects to provide an authentic voice and to show the learning that is taking place all around them. Students go on a mission to take a photo that represents the learning they are doing in your class that they also see in their homes or environment. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. Create articles with Sway , Adobe Spark , Canva, and Book Creator.

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Search for Mobile Apps Using Google


Yesterday I learned from a TCEA Tweet that Google has launched an app search feature. What a cool tool for those of us working in mobile learning environments - whether they be individual teacher devices, pods of classroom devices, 1:1, or BYOD - to use to explore app possibilities without having to log into an app store first! Adobe Flash is required. Android apps Chrome iOS iPad iPod mobile learning

52 Tools to Inspire Summer Learning with Photo and Video Challenges

Teacher Reboot Camp

If you have a website, blog, virtual learning site or messaging system like Remind to connect with your learners then you can motivate your students to continue the learning with photo and video challenges. Learners of all ages love taking pictures and videos, especially with their mobile devices. Often, they just need to be challenged to take a closer look, investigate their surroundings, capture their learning, and present it to others.

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Taking Schools and Education to Another Level With Digital Publishing

A Principal's Reflections

On Thursday May 17, 2012, I was fortunate to attend the Adobe Digital Publishing Summit in New York City. I was accompanied by NMHS Adobe guru Walt Pevny, who consistently integrates technology in his classroom to allow students to create artifacts to demonstrate learning.

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Audio Projects for Digital Learners: 30+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the safest ways to integrate technology is to get students to record their thoughts, ideas, or learning with web tools and mobile apps. In my digital book, Learning to Go , find editable handouts and rubrics for creating audio projects. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. ebook, Learning to Go , which has digital/mobile activities for any device and editable/printable handouts and rubrics.

Learning on the move

Learning with 'e's

It was nice to be invited to present a session for Sheffield Hallam University on mobile learning earlier today. The university has quite a strong research group in this area, and my talk, presented online via Adobe Connect had to be on point. The] mobile phone.

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20+ Ideas and Resources for Learning with Poetry

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below, are resources and ideas for helping your students learn with poetry and write poetry. See the slide presentation, Learning with Poetry , and the bookmarks below for more ideas and resources. Get your copy of Learning to Go and The 30 Goals for Teachers. Learning with Poetry: Activities and Resources from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. For more ideas check out my other poetry posts , including 11 Apps for Learning with Poetry and Science and Poetry Writing Prompts.

20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my digital book, Learning to Go , I provide tips, resources, rubrics, and handouts to help your students storyboard their productions and create short commercials, films, trailers, broadcasts, digital stories, and public service announcements. Check out the bookmarks for several more web apps, tools, and resources to get your students learning by producing their own short videos. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go.

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Faculty Development in the Age of Digital, Connected Learning


Today, they are set at the middle of the academy, between administration, faculty and students, in a position to reimagine how learning happens. They’re adding the word "innovation"to the titles of centers for teaching and learning and the individuals who lead them. Today’s faculty developers have become quite good at inspiring faculty to embrace the use of technology in their teaching to make student learning more active, relevant and applicable to life after graduation.

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Integrate Technology Effectively! Tip: Brainstorm

Teacher Reboot Camp

Brainstorming is an important process students need to learn to do when innovating, creating, and problem-solving with technology. In my new book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions , I have provided several templates, handouts and activities to motivate students to brainstorm in different ways for each digital mission. Get your copy of Hacking Digital Learning , The 30 Goals Challenge , or Learning to Go.

Confessions of A Digital Leader: 6 Things I Learned While Implementing Digital Learning

Through the course of our implementation and relaunch of Google Apps, I’ve definitely learned that the word “free” is such a myth. I learned that kids will type terrible things and change ink to white in order to make pages appear blank. Google Apps Aren’t Really “Free” .

Learning to love in a dual-platform relationship (Part 2)

Kathy Schrock

Can I learn the best way to use either my Dell XPS 15 Touch or my MacBook Pro Re tina to ge t my work done? MY JOURNEY After spending time learning about the Dell XPS 15 Touch , I started getting it set-up with the tools and apps that were necessary to me.

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Teacher Creativity Skill: Shoot and Edit Photos

The Playground Advocate

Another reason that I should learn more about shooting and editing photos is that I always have the tools I need to document the learning that is going on in my classroom on the fly. I can even make my photos interactive using ThingLink , so that they become rich learning objects.

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Quick List of Apps For Learners And Curators

The Web20Classroom

When it comes to mobile learning there are loads of great sites for apps for kids and teachers. It can be daunting to sort through all those apps to find the special ones for learning something new or curating information. 3) Adobe Ideas- You never know when a great idea is going to strike. Adobe Ideas is always at the ready to capture a drawing, sketch, list or what ever you need. I am mobile so I can do it from anywhere and still take part in the learning!

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Some app substitutions for iPad apps to use on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

Chromebooks - apps recommendations and substitutions Many “apps” made for iOS and Android aren’t meant to be used as apps on a Chromebook, anymore than they would be on a Mac or Windows device. You can just use the website. Others have web apps and/or extensions.

The complete guide to picking the right device for every grade level

eSchool News

From content-based applications that can be used for everything from remediation to enrichment, and apps that let students create videos, audios, simulations, infographics and more, the use of the iPad to support teaching and learning is truly remarkable.

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Make #ISTE2017 Awesome! Go On An Epic Conference Selfie Adventure

Teacher Reboot Camp

I write about the significance of selfies for today’s digital learners in my upcoming book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom. “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.”

Inject Creativity Into Your Classrooom With the Latest Publication From EdTechTeam


Adobe Spark is a free, simple-to-use creation tool that integrates technology into the storytelling process at school. They show the ease with which technology can be integrated into the classroom setting and how to make student creation the driver of learning.

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Digital Poets! Web Tools, Apps, & Lesson Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Join me this Friday, March 18th for a live presentation about animating learning with poetry, at 4pmET/8pmUK. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. create talking avatars to recite their poetry with Adobe Voice , Yakit for Kids , Tellagami , and Voki.

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5 Easy Ways To Make Your Digital Content Accessible To Everyone

The Web20Classroom

Sure, but you’re an educator doing the best they can to ensure that all students in your classroom learn to the best of your abilities. Videos And Closed Captioning -Many teachers use video to supplement learning or are using it to flip the classroom.

9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

Ask a Tech Teacher

Try them all and then let students pick the one that works best for them: Adobe Voice. Adobe Voice is an easy-to-use digital storytelling app for iPads. Use Adobe Voice to teach all aspects of writing non-traditionally — without the need for pen and paper.

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Great News: JotForm now offers a PDF Editor

Ask a Tech Teacher

PDF Readers are common (like Adobe Reader) but editing one is trickier. Gamechanger: Type to Learn is Now in the Cloud! You can find her resources at Structured Learning. Forms are popular in schools for all sorts of reasons.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

You take your device and learn interactively. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go. Leveraging Learning Trajectories and Diagnostics for Personalization in 6-8 Math (B304). Professional Learning with SeeSaw (B302). Adding Interactivity to Google Slides for Customized Learning (B307). iPad Art & ‘Tra-Dgital’ Approaches to Learning in Hands-On Creative Classrooms (B306).

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The Fabulous Field Trip Guide: Planning

Teacher Reboot Camp

The internship taught me valuable lessons in organizing engaging field trips, summer camps, and camp-ins with student learning and safety at the forefront. Each field trip included hands-on learning with an expert. In the following posts, I will share activity suggestions, virtual field trip suggestions, how to integrate virtual reality and augmented reality to spice up field trips, and tips for integrating mobile learning, QR codes, and technology.

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Class Tech Tips: Spark Video Activities for Google Classroom


Spark Video is a fantastic, web-based and mobile movie-making tool for students. Spark Video is a powerful, easy-to-use video creation tool from Adobe. I shared this announcement from Adobe Spark earlier this year which describes how to access the free features at your school.

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Video, Apps, Newsletters and Portals—Four Ways Technology Can Boost Parent Engagement


You ask your child, “What did you learn in school today?” Reimagine blended learning with the Brightspace LMS, which helps reach every learner. How to enable mobile learning. Watch the webinar about how Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is transforming lives with blended learning. Both Google and Adobe offer communication platforms that have free video chat capabilities. Allison’s tip: video recording is easier with Adobe than Google.

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7 Free Edtech Things. Cause Free Edtech Things are Always a Good Thing


Adobe Spark – I love Adobe Spark even more. Photo editors: We can’t afford Photoshop and the learning curve is pretty steep. Customizable, searchable, able to create personalized and sharable link lists with mobile app and browser-based versions.

The Wild and Amazing World of Augmented Reality

Ask a Tech Teacher

Augmented Reality (AR) is exactly what it sounds like — students learn more about what they see. Then, scan the trigger image with a mobile device app and see what happens! Lab Safety: Put triggers around a science laboratory that students can scan to learn safety procedures.

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