Thursday, December 15, 2011

Adobe - wrap up of their recent product releases - great tools for education

Adobe has released some new products this year and they all have applications in education.

Adobe Creative Suite 5.5 - software for developing rich interactive apps for Android™, BlackBerry®, and iOS. Design engaging browser content in HTML5, and create immersive digital magazines. Mobilize your creative vision with the suite edition that's right for you

Adobe Digital School Collection - bundle for education that includes Photoshop Elements, Premiere Elements, and Acrobat. This is a great product for education, support digital literacy, creativity, e-portfolios, and more.
Read more here: Digital Storytelling with ADSC, Address 21st Century Skills with ADSC, Creativity and Digital Literacy with ADSC,

Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition
Adobe Digital Publishing Suite, Single Edition - provides an intuitive and affordable way to create, develop, and deliver iPad apps such as brochures, portfolios, and highly visual books without writing code or relying on developers. Use familiar Adobe InDesign® CS5.5 skills to explore your creativity and develop content that inspires and engages.

Adobe Creative Cloud - a comprehensive offering of creative services, Adobe Creative Suite® desktop applications, Adobe Touch Apps, and community features that together will radically redefine the content creation process. Some features are available today. The full offering will be available in 2012.

Adobe Touch Apps family

Adobe TouchApps - Photoshop Touch, Ideas, Collage, Debut, Kuler, Proto, Carousel
Design, edit, and elegantly present your work using six new Adobe® Touch Apps designed for your tablet. Whether you use a stylus or just your fingertip, intuitive touchscreen features provide easy, precise control for a variety of creative tasks. Transfer files through Adobe Creative Cloud for refinement in Adobe Creative Suite® software — or to view, access, and share from almost anywhere.

The Adobe Education Exchange is a resource site for educators who use Adobe products. Tips, instruction guides, videos, a community of users, lesson examples and much more are all available to help teachers and students using Adobe products.

These are all very good products for education and can help students learn 21st century skills, creativity, design, digital storytelling and allow them to create media rich projects for school. They will also learn how to use industry standard software.

DISCLAIMER: I received a free copy of the Adobe Digital Schools Collection to do this review. I have been using it, and the Adobe Education Exchange, as part of this review.


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