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

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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. Set up an Adobe account. Adobe accounts cannot be created by children under the age of 13. More on Adobe Spark.

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Adobe announces major updates to Creative Cloud, including 3D

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Adobe Creative Cloud is Adobe''s online suite of apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. New functionality in InDesign CC reduces the frustration of missing font errors by automatically searching the Typekit desktop font library for options.

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

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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 ?

Smashing Adobe

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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. You can also save to Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Adobe Slate and other new storytelling platforms

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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.

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Storytelling with Adobe Slate and My Dad

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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. Adobe Slate was simple enough for him to use and we appreciated that.

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Global Education Conference 2017 #globaled17

The CoolCatTeacher

He has worked as a technology entrepreneur in a variety of different fields related to children’s media. Steve: Lucy’s our social media guru… Lucy: Yes there is. State Department, and others typically focusing on educational technology and social networking.

5 Creative Ways to Connect Young Adults to Reading

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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.

Looking for Trusted Advisers? Look No Further

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Social Media: @alicekeeler, YouTube. Alice Keeler is a Google Certified Teacher, New Media Consortium K12 Ambassador, Microsoft Innovative Educator and LEC Admin & Online and Blended certified. Social Media: @cultofpedagogy, iTunes podcast.

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

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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. Social media inspiration. Also on Pinterest, Renée Stewart has collected more than 200 vintage library posters. Common Sense Media.

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.

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9 Best-in-Class Digital Storytelling Tools

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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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I Trace Photos to Make Clipart. Compare the Before & After!

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The app I’ve been using for this is Adobe Illustrator Draw. I have now built up a library of hundreds of illustrations. I use them in my presentations and in my social media posts. I enjoy drawing my own illustrations, clipart, and avatars.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: BYOD ISTE Sessions for Tuesday

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

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Adobe Spark – I love Adobe Spark even more. Videos, quick and easy to create websites, and social media graphics all in one shiny package. Books Try Overdrive , which connects you to your local library or academic institution.

Typito: Your post production buddy

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Post-production is what makes your media feel professional and done. But not everyone has access to, or the chops to use, a robust video editor like Final Cut Pro or Adobe After Effects. You can add music from the library or upload your own.

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Testing Giving You The Blues? Get Creative with EdTech Formative Assessments

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20 years ago we never would have imagined that the position as a Social Media Manager would be an actual job, and just about every company or organization would need to have someone manage their social media accounts.

Hack Education Weekly News

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was named in an investigation by The Associated Press last year for sharing racially charged content on social media.” Via The Guardian : “ Trump bans agencies from ‘providing updates on social media or to reporters’ ” This ban has been targeted at scientists at the EPA and USDA in particular. The American Library Association announced its youth media awards. A reminder to avoid Adobe products.