New Adobe global study reveals that creative problem-solving skills are central to success in the future workforce but are not adequately supported in today’s curricula. In researching Creative Problem Solving in Schools: Essential Skills Today’s Students Need for Jobs in Tomorrow’s Age of Automation, Adobe surveyed 1600 educators and 400 policymakers from the U.K., Japan, Germany and the U.S. and learned how the people shaping education and students’ experiences view creative problem solving as a critical skill. Overwhelmingly, 86 percent of global educators believe that students who excel at creative problem-solving will have higher-earning job opportunities in the future, and 85 percent agreed that these same skills are in high demand by today’s employers for senior level and higher paying careers. Additionally, three quarters of respondents predict that professions that require creative problem-solving skills are less likely to be impacted by automation. Yet despite this clear consensus, there is a huge disconnect with what is happening in the classroom today. 90 percent of educators believe we need to find better ways to integrate it into the curricula, and more than half of educators explain that they do not have the tools, training or knowledge to nurture creative problem solving in their students. Of the policymakers surveyed, 88 percent advocate for finding a way to reform the current curricula in their region to better nurture creative problem solving in schools. To learn more about the study, view the infographic and visit the research study microsite to learn how other educators are teaching these critical skills.
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Learn the fundamentals of UX and UI design and how to teach amazing UX/UI design projects.
Learn to create multimedia presentations and integrate presentation projects into your curriculum.
Learn how to create digital stories and how to integrate digital storytelling into your curriculum.
How can you inspire creativity in your digital classroom? In this course, understand the research, get projects in hand and leave with a toolbox full of resources you can use right away.
I ran this program during Spring semester 2016 with success. I will continue this year with a new batch of 3rd and 4th grade students. The children really got into it and were quite competitive. Students earn badges for each of 6 levels.There are 23 steps in all, each designed to be completed in a 55-minute session, making the program 22-23 weeks long. To see the program in progress, go to: http://digicorps.businesscatalyst.com/index.html Please feel free to download and revise anything so that it fits your program. I have included the Illustrator file for the badges so that you can customize them for your program. Included below are: Intro video (made with Adobe Spark).pdfs of every lesson step of the program - editable in Adobe Acrobat DC.ai file of the badges, easy to customize for your program.ai files of the pen-tool worksheets.ai (Illustrator) files of the badges so that you can customize the program for your class! Enjoy! Let me know what you think.
Learn how to make the most of the Adobe Education Exchange in this workshop. Explore the many opportunities to learn, teach, discuss, connect, and share and find the best way to engage with this community dedicated to creative teaching.
Learn why creativity is vital in driving student success and how you can promote creativity among students in your classroom. Explore examples of creative classrooms and design your vision of a creative environment using Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom.
Get started with InDesign, a powerful tool for creating everything from PDFs to infographics and everything in between.
Bring the industry-leading design tool into your teaching practice. Learn the essentials of Adobe Illustrator CC and begin to understand the fundamentals of graphic design and its application to your teaching practice.
Get up and running with Photoshop, the industry-leading digital image editing tool. Learn the basics and find resources for taking your learning to the next level.
Create and edit videos for teaching and learning. Make videos tailored to your classroom and introduce video editing to your students with confidence.
Want to use social media in the classroom but it's blocked? Never fear, use these templates to create Instagram profiles or photo uploads from famous people from history, fictional characters or today's celebrities, politicians and sports stars. These Instagram templates will allow you and your students to create a fake Instagram post and/or an Instagram profile. Editable components include the image(s), username, profile picture, post text, first comment, and number of photo uploads, followers and following. You will need to have the Roboto font installed on your computer if you would like the font to best reflect the font used by Instagram. I recommend downloading and loading this set of Instagram actions into Photoshop so you can apply Instagram-like filters to the photographs that you use in assembling a profile or photo. Credit to motheer-212. Check out this 'How to' on loading actions. Students will need to know how to insert images, move image layers, and edit text. What a great way to introduce them to these basic Photoshop concepts. Have fun!
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This tutorial introduces beginners to Adobe Spark Video. In the tutorial you will find some lesson ideas as well as a step by step to learning the ins and outs of Adobe Spark Video.
This tutorial introduces beginners to Adobe Spark Post. In the tutorial you will find some lesson ideas as well as a step by step to learning the ins and outs of Adobe Spark Post.
Teachers have very little time free outside of their allotted preparation time. Therefore planning and creating learning resources needs to be simple and speedy. Adobe Spark Video ( https://spark.adobe.com/sp/) is the perfect tool for making quick reusable videos that explain key concepts. Don't forget, make it once and you can use these resources again and again. How do I make a 30 second video? 1. Decide on the key concept you want the students to learn, keep it simple. 2. Make an outline of the key points to help your audience understand what the video is for. In my example I use Spark Post to do this) This also acts as a make do script. 3. Open Spark Video 4. Record the key points, one per slide. Keep these super short. 5. Go back and add images, icons, text or video to reinforce the key points. 6. Add a little background audio to enhance the experience and help the narrative flow a little. 7. Publish and share the video with your loving students! Can you show me how? Here's my video demonstrating how to make a 30 second video: https://vimeo.com/264988788 And what does the final video look like? It looks like this: https://vimeo.com/264866141 To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.
In this resource I aim to show you how to create a simple interactive video using free apps. How do I make video? First I created my video with Adobe Spark Video (Free). In my example I use a Key Stage 2 Maths example of introducing negative numbers. Adobe Spark Video is about the easiest video tool on the market in my opinion. Watch my example, but note there is no interaction at this point. Click here: https://youtu.be/1aEpaKjuJQM If you like the look of what Adobe Spark Video does here's a short video to help get started: https://vimeo.com/255069980 Why bother with interactivity? We know video is a massively powerful tool to aid learning on it's own but by adding interaction to the video we can allow students to test their understanding during and immediately at the end of their viewing experience. This allows them to rewatch and if necessary relearn the content to ensure they understand. How do we add Interactivity to video? H5P is a Norwegian company that offer many excellent interactive tools but the interactive video is extremely powerful as it allows us to add interactions, ask students questions about the learning content and much more. You can sign up for free and learn more here: https://h5p.org/ I made this short video to demonstrate the basic process of adding some simple questions to my video. Click here: https://vimeo.com/264845601 To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website.
Learn how to color grade in Premiere Pro and see the new features released in April 2018. Compare the looks of two different shots across a sequence of shots and match colors with a single click. Video: https://youtu.be/cpWmrG39xbw
In this video, learn the basics of adjusting the audio in Premiere Pro CC. Learn how to mute video noise, whilst having music in the background and learn how to emphasise the original footage noise, whilst having the music play at the same time. Video: https://youtu.be/uvPm7uk3voI
Explore the new features in the March 2018 release of Adobe InDesign CC. The March 2018 release of InDesign CC focuses on improving the user experience with more control over commonly used features and workflows. New features include: 1. Merge paragraph borders. 2. Richer analytics for Publish Online documents. 3. Use Photoshop and Illustrator shortcuts in InDesign. 4. Export document as separate PDF pages. 5. New mobile presets. 6. Preview new document. Watch the video via this link: https://youtu.be/7mobFMgnc7A
Learn how to create product prototypes and integrate prototyping projects into your curriculum.
This resource shows an example of a student using Adobe Spark Video to create a school visit journal. The journal not only records the events of the day but can be used back in the classroom for developing writing and as a resource for speaking and listening activities. We think the concept of the journal could also be explored for GCSE subjects with students creating really useful content for revision exercises. Adobe Spark Video is a free app on IOS and on the browser, so if you have internet you can always access Adobe Spark. Our example video can be found here: https://spark.adobe.com/video/sc3IT3jZuhYNP Or watch the video on Vimeo here: https://vimeo.com/255063563 A short tutorial demonstrating how to get started with Adobe Spark Video can be found here: https://vimeo.com/255069980 To find out more about Adobe for Schools in the UK, visit the Adobe for Teachers website