Adobe announces major updates to Creative Cloud, including 3D

Educational Technology Guy

Adobe Creative Cloud is Adobe''s online suite of apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Read more below: Major update to Creative Cloud with new features across its core tools—Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC and Adobe InDesign® CC—including 3D printing support in Adobe Photoshop CC. Also added, Adobe Muse Exchange, a community-based exchange where custom widgets and templates can be borrowed and shared.

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App of the Week: Adobe Capture CC

eSchool News

Adobe Capture CC. Use Adobe Capture CC to help students pick out (and use!) Once they’ve assembled a library of assets (which they can put into a digital mood board and present to the class), have students unleash Capture’s power by overlaying their curated visual assets onto other images to create mini-mashups. Pros : Access to granular photo elements; ability to create and share photo element libraries; fully compatible with Adobe CC apps.

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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. With a goal of encouraging creativity and meaningful communication without requiring a degree in graphic design, Adobe Spark allows users to integrate text, photos, original fonts, video, audio, professional themes, and icons into simple but professional projects that communicate ideas cohesively and quickly.

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Smashing Adobe

NeverEndingSearch

A little over a year ago, I kinda fell in love with Adobe Voice , for its easy, elegant storytelling affordances. There’s a magical audio sweetening feature as well as a library of music options. Use your camera, your camera roll and/or choose images from the libraries of icons and photos options. You may add text, choose a theme and scootch slides around on the bottom timeline, and add music from a library of soundtracks or options of your own.

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Adobe Slate and other new storytelling platforms

NeverEndingSearch

I’ve been in love with the elegance and free-ness of the Adobe Voice app for nearly a year now. This week, Adobe introduced an equally elegant tool for digital publishing–for those times you want to tell a non-video story, largely based on images. Built for the iPad , Adobe Slate allows users to easily and beautifully transform documents into stories using impressive imagery, design themes, and motion. Adobe Slate digital storytelling posters

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Adobe Spark for Simple Multimedia Projects

The Electric Educator

One great option is Adobe Spark - a free tool from the creators of PhotoShop, InDesign, and many other professional design products. Adobe Spark has a few immediate things going for it: Simple log in / signup process (You can use your Google Account) Super simple interface with minimal buttons and clutter. There are three different project options in Adobe Spark - posts (still image), page (mini web-site) or Video (photo slide show).

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Storytelling with Adobe Slate and My Dad

RafranzDavis.com

I’ve been an Adobe Voice user and have used it countless times with students. A few weeks ago, I was able to get a peek inside Adobe Slate and I’ve been anticipating its release since. Today, Adobe Slate released and I put it to the test with my dad who at 63 years young is a complete tech novice who has never used an app beyond safari and the photo album. Adobe Slate was simple enough for him to use and we appreciated that. Come on Adobe?

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

NeverEndingSearch

SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

Class Tech Tips: 3 Ways Adobe Spark Promotes Creativity in the Classroom

techlearning

I recently had the chance to review the new research conducted by Adobe Education on creativity in the classroom. I feature tools like Adobe Spark in my books Tasks Before Apps: Designing Rigorous Learning in a Tech-Rich Classroom and Taming the Wild Text: Literacy Strategies for Today’s Reader because they are open-ended creation tools and give students the flexibility to document their learning in a variety of ways. I've had the pleasure of working with this company.

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Teacher Play – 6 Apps to Explore This Summer

Fractus Learning

To personalize the modern-looking templates, you can use images from their library or upload your own images. Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate (iPad). Adobe’s Voice and Slate apps promise to help you create clean, elegant videos and documents with minimal fuss. Apps Resources Technology Tools adobe slate adobe voice blendspace canva google classroom versal zaptionSummer is a great time to play–but not just for kids!

How a Network of Support for Educators Is Unlocking Creativity in the Classroom

Edsurge

Our Student Library Advisory Board collaborated to create advertisements about our library as the heart of the school. Students used peer feedback to create graphics and videos showcasing the many ways the library has impacted them.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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(!) This week Adobe announced an official smashing of its apps with its integrated Adobe Spark, designed as a full suite of tools for creating and sharing impactful visual stories. previously Adobe Post). Adobe apps creativity adobe

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100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Then, have everyone copy their information to a digital magazine (like you can create in Canva or Adobe) and share it with everyone. This might become the core of an end-of-school (or back-to-school) Wish List for your class library.

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5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Librarian Karen Scott challenges us with some non-traditional practices to get kids interested in reading including organizing her library by genre and using social media and graphics to inspire a love of reading.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

Neo LMS

Another idea is to have students create their own newsletter to talk about what they are learning, even include a video and choose from all of the options in the media library to add to their story.

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Live Thursday! Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation: ISTE SIGMS FREE Webinar

The Daring Librarian

Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation: ISTE SIGMS FREE Webinar GoAnimate.com : Live Long & Animate! by gwyneth " Media Marketing Through Easy Animation " Thursday, December 10 at 8pm EST/7pm EST/6pm MST/5pm PST Presenter: Gwyneth Anne Bronwynne Jones Promoting your library media center and program has never been easier. Library Media Marketing Through Easy Animation Directions to join the SIGMS webinar event 1. Live Thursday!

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5 fun presentation tools for end-of-year projects

eSchool News

Students pull images from the device or from several free in-app libraries like NASA, the Library of Congress, and more. Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark is a design and media-creation platform that’s easy to use and that offers plenty of inspiring templates to get started. Adobe Spark offers rich opportunities to demonstrate learning while getting creative with design elements. As the school year winds down, tests and final projects are looming.

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Refreshing your on- and offline spaces with a bit of library eye candy

NeverEndingSearch

When it comes time for a bit of library refreshing, in the form of posters and bulletin boards, there are so many wonderful shared options. As I mentioned back then, every year, as we move back into our libraries and classrooms, we search for meaningful, inspiring, attractive visuals to fill our display cases, to grace our bulletin boards, to embed on our websites and most importantly, to engage and inspire those who visit.

100th Day of School — Make it about Learning

Ask a Tech Teacher

Then, have everyone copy their information to a digital magazine (like you can create in Canva or Adobe) and share it with everyone. This might become the core of an end-of-school (or back-to-school) Wish List for your class library.

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20 Resources for Holiday Themed Writing, Doodling and Conversation Prompts

Teacher Reboot Camp

Buncee (Web/iOS) has a library of winter, holiday, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukkah stickers, templates, backgrounds, images, and clip arts for creating prompts. Canva (Web/iOS) also has a library of holiday themed images and backgrounds to create beautiful prompts. Adobe Spark (Web/iOS) has several holiday and winter themed backgrounds and images students can use to create video or visual prompts.

#WorldReadAloudDay February 5

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Have a library of books intended to be read aloud. Sometimes it’s native to the app (like Adobe Acrobat/Reader) and other times it’s through the computers operating system (like Kindle’s iOS VoiceOver accessibility feature). On Feb.

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20 Web Tools and Apps for Learners to Create Fun Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Powtoons – Create fun animated videos with a library of music, text, and characters to choose from or upload images. Adobe Spark – A web tool and iOS app to create animated videos with images, your voice, and more in minutes. Dvolver – Create a short film and choose from their library of characters, backgrounds, and props. “Humans are incredibly visual and powerful, moving images help us find meaning… video helps capture and contextualize the world around us.”

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#WorldReadAloudDay February 5

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have a library of books intended to be read aloud. Sometimes it’s native to the app (like Adobe Acrobat/Reader) and other times it’s through the computers operating system (like Kindle’s iOS VoiceOver accessibility feature). On Feb.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

Teacher Reboot Camp

Social Media for the Library (B311). Light A Spark with Adobe Creation Tools (B319). Baby Savvy caught up with our good friend, Cori Coburn (@coburncori) who helps on the organizing teams of various conferences, including ISTE. This year Cori helped oversee the BYOD sessions. You take your device and learn interactively. Cori gives a quick overview of Monday’s BYOD sessions.

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5 Fun Presentation Tools for End-of-Year Projects

Graphite Blog

Students pull images from the device or from several free in-app libraries like NASA, the Library of Congress, and more. Adobe Spark. Adobe Spark is a design and media-creation platform that’s easy to use and that offers plenty of inspiring templates to get started. Adobe Spark offers rich opportunities to demonstrate learning while getting creative with design elements. As the school year winds down, tests and final projects are looming.

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Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Adobe. Students were prompted to find images that represent contemporary pop culture, and then to use Adobe Photoshop Elements to create their own Warhol-inspired work. To support this work, Hoang secured a software donation from Adobe & ConnectED to help increase technological literacy for Burbank’s students by integrating digital media into the art curriculum.

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Make This the Year That You Take On Ambitious IT Projects in Your School

EdTech Magazine

MORE FROM EDTECH: Creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud are helping students develop soft skills employers value. Test Adobe Spark, free for educators and a user-friendly tool for creating video, social media graphics and web pages. Just like we would teach them to read a book or check a book out of the library, the same thing needs to be in place for the computer ,” Jones said in an interview with EdTech. .

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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. When done editing, students can add music from an included royalty-free library. This can include an introduction, a book review for the classroom library, an argument on a particular topic, or a class debate.

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Is SCORM still relevant?

Neo LMS

Create a SCORM content on Adobe Captivate and expect it to work on all SCORM-compliant learning platforms. SCORM can create a large library of learning objects and modify them over and over again. In order to publish content in SCORM format, you need authoring tools such as Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline, and licences can become quite costly.

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How to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

Have a library of books intended to be read aloud. Sometimes it’s native to the app (like Adobe Acrobat/Reader) and other times it’s through the computers operating system (like Kindle’s iOS VoiceOver accessibility feature). How do I create a classroom library checkout system? On Feb. 1, 2019, World Read Aloud Day celebrates the pure joy of oral reading with kids of all ages.

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4 Must-Use Video Apps to Encourage Reflection on the iPad from Ben Sondgeroth

EdTechTeacher

For students using iPads, three amazing and free apps — Recap, Adobe Spark, and Shadow Puppet Edu — can support the process of capturing a reflection in more than just writing at the end of a long assignment. 3) Adobe Spark Video. Adobe Spark Video enables students to create videos on their iPads first by importing images and videos into a timeline and then recording their voice over the content. Want to learn what Ben is up to?

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How One Professor Uses Podcasts to Teach Empathy and Social Justice

Edsurge

Most technologies—GarageBand or Adobe Audition—are easy to learn,” she says. For example, many campuses allow students to borrow computer equipment and digital voice recorders from the library or a computer lab. But because IU offers Adobe Creative Suite products free for students, I focus on teaching them how to use Adobe Audition,” she says. The Adobe website has great tutorial videos that I used to teach myself the basics of audio editing.”

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New generation of Chromebooks designed for millions of students and educators

eSchool News

In the coming weeks, Chromebook administrators will be able to create a library of approved Android apps and install them on select managed Chromebooks. Adobe has released a suite of Android apps optimized for Chromebooks. Having Adobe mobile apps on Chromebooks fills a much needed gap,” said Kelly Kermode from Forest Hills Public Schools in Grand Rapids, MI.

3 Favorite Webtools for students (and teachers)

Ask a Tech Teacher

Teachers upload (called “create” in Peergrade) an assignment to the Peergrade website and add a rubric (which can be adapted from Peergrade’s library or built by the teacher). Adobe Spark — All-purpose Desktop Publishing Tool for the Classroom. I subscribe to lots of technology-in-education forums (here’s a list of my trusted education advisors ) and attend as many webinars as I can.

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EdisonLearning and Pointful Education Partner To Expand Access To Online Career and Technical Courses

eSchool News

These CTE and elective courses add to the 150+ courses already available in the EdisonLearning library and expand schools’ access to well-rounded content to support students’ college, career, civic and life readiness. Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. ?