Hello, and welcome to my online home. I’m Ben Forta, Adobe’s Senior Director of Education Initiatives, an educator, best-selling author, blogger, public speaker, and an all-around techie. Check out my books on SQL, Regular Expressions, ColdFusion, and more.

21Aug
2016
Spark Page Just Got Better

We just updated Spark Page with two much requested enhancements:

  • Your Spark Page stories can contain links to other sites and pages. Previously links were only supported via buttons, but you can now turn any text into a link.
  • We've also significantly improved the embedding options so that Spark Pages embedded into your site or blog will look a whole lot better.

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15Aug
2016
Adobe Spark In 4th Grade

Watch how a 4th-grade teacher uses Adobe Spark to keep her students engaged.

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11Aug
2016
Back To School With Adobe Spark

It's Back-To-School time, and teachers all over are prepping for another year spent in the company of fresh eager (yeah, I know, but I'm trying to sound upbeat) faces. Back in prehistoric times, when I was in school, that meant sharpening lots of pencils, trying to get last year's chalk mark remnants off the board, obtaining a stack of clean projector transparencies and duplicator carbon sheets ... ouch! Teachers these days do much the same, although we've (thankfully) traded much of that ancient technology for shiny Chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers.

Over the past two school years, I've had the good fortune and privilege of meeting lots of passionate teachers the world over, and many have shared the innovative ways that they are using our FREE Adobe Spark in their classrooms. Last year I shared some of these ideas here on this blog, and that post proved so popular that I am posting an update and including additional suggestions that teachers have since shared with me.

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10Aug
2016
Updated Flash And AIR 23 Beta On Labs

Updated versions of the betas of Flash Player 23 and AIR 23, code named Underwood, have been posted to Adobe Labs.

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9Aug
2016
Auto Mock-Ups Comp CC

Tony Harmer has posted a video and article explaining Auto Mock-Ups which were just added to Comp CC.

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