Ross Johnson
Head Techer Information Technology

The Secondary School Creative Checklist

Presentation Published 1/12/17 Last updated on 8/15/18

As part of the 2016 Adobe APAC Summit I was asked to present something that we have been using at our Campus for a couple of years.

It is called the Creative Checklist and it is aimed at engaging students in the creative process as well as giving them the skills to use Adobe tools in the greater classroom environment.

The presentation outlines the checklist and how I implement it at classroom level.

The link to the presentation is below:


  • Acrobat

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

  • Muse

    Website design without coding.

  • Adobe Premiere Pro

    Edit media in its native format and create productions for film, TV, and web.

  • Dreamweaver

    Design and develop modern, responsive websites.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • Fireworks

  • Adobe Spark

    Adobe Spark is an easy-to-use tool that helps you turn your ideas into compelling social graphics, web stories, and animated videos

  • Photoshop Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your photos.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

  • InDesign

    Craft elegant layouts at your desk or on the go.

  • Adobe Premiere Elements

    Organize, edit, create, and share your videos.

Age Levels
1+ Month
Communication and Collaboration, Creativity and Innovation, Technology Operations and Concepts, Critical Thinking Problem Solving and Decision Making

The necessary Adobe tools

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Rodney Stratton

Posted on 1/13/17 12:51:26 PM Permalink

​Hi Ross, it sounds like your students are doing some great stuff and there is a lot of self motivation. It would be great if you could share some more info on how you introduce the Y7s to the programs....



Ross Johnson

Posted on 1/20/17 4:10:55 AM Permalink

​Hi Rod,

We start the introduction process in Year 7 by showing students about Adobe Spark. We get students to create works based upon the Digital Citizen topic. Students can move into introductory Photoshop or Illustrator.