Sara Martin
Technology Coordinator

Adobe Digital School Collection-Middle School Lesson Ideas Galore!

Curriculum Published 7/26/10 Last updated on 5/16/18
The Adobe Digital School Collection is an amazing collection of software resources for K-12 students. It includes Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, Acrobat 9, Soundbooth and Contribute. Considered by some the “light versions”, I have found that this collection is perfect for middle school students, full of amazing capabilities and anything but light. In these days of tight budgets it is also extremely affordable! If your school just purchased the ADSC, or even if you have had it a long time and need some new lessons ideas, this presentation is for you. I have been teaching Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements, the cornerstones of the collection, since 2001. My experience is with students are in grades 6 – 8. Many of my lessons have been on the Adobe website for years and I would love to share more of them with you! I will walk you through the beginning projects that help get students familiar with the programs and then take you through several integrated Language Arts, history and science lessons. Also included will be lessons that are fun, but technically challenging, projects. We will conclude with ideas on how to use Acrobat 9 to create digital portfolios
  • Acrobat

    The complete PDF solution for working anywhere. (includes desktop, web, and mobile access)

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

  • Adobe Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

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ISTE Standards
Students: Creative Communicator, Students: Innovative Designer, Students: Computational Trainer

Adobe Digital School Collection-includes Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, Soundbooth, Contribute and Acrobat.

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Shafiq Rehman

Posted on 8/31/19 8:28:45 PM Permalink

Thanks for sharing

Tracey Faizi-Savova

Posted on 7/22/18 8:00:23 AM Permalink

​You are so kind to share. Thank you

Dr. Tarek Bahaa El Deen

Posted on 4/9/17 9:48:05 PM Permalink

Nice resource

Thank you for sharing

Karen Henchy

Posted on 3/23/14 4:51:45 PM Permalink

Wow, Sara! This is a wonderful resource! I appreciate all of the ideas for middle school in Photoshop Elements and Premier. Thanks so much for sharing!

Henrietta Miller

Posted on 9/13/12 3:57:52 AM Permalink

Thanks for sharing all your lessons Sara an invaluable set of resources

Kris Fontes

Posted on 8/19/12 11:40:26 PM Permalink

Always looking for new ideas for my sixth and seventh graders. Thanks.

Kathleen Schrock

Posted on 8/14/10 1:04:59 PM Permalink

I saw the presentation of these activities in person at the AEL Summer Institute--- outstanding ideas!

Meredith Blache

Posted on 7/27/10 8:18:06 PM Permalink

Great ideas Sara. I will be sure to share these with my teachers and students. Thanks. Meredith