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.

10Aug
2017
Adobe Spark Post Back-To-School Posts

Just in time for Back-to-School, the Adobe Spark Post team has created 5 remixable posts for you to use in the classroom:

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10Aug
2017
Julieanne Kost Teaches Photoshop

My super-talented Adobe coworker, Julieanne Kost, has started a YouTube series teaching Photoshop skills and techniques. The videos are short, 2-5 minutes each, and are highly recommended if you are new to Photoshop.

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8Aug
2017
Back To School With Adobe Spark

It's Back-To-School time, and teachers all over are prepping for another year in the classroom. 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 laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, and desktop computers.

Over the past few years, I've had the good fortune and privilege of meeting thousands of passionate educators the world over, and many have shared the innovative ways that they are using our FREE Adobe Spark in their classrooms. Just as I've done the past two years, I've compiled some of my favorite teacher-shared Spark classroom ideas into this post.

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3Aug
2017
Getting Started With UX

The Adobe UX team has posted a great article on Do This, Not That. UX Dos and Don'ts if You're Just Starting Out.

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27Jul
2017
Joseph Labrecque On Flash And HTML5

Following the recent announcement of Flash's planned end-of-life, we chatted with author and Flash-guruJoseph Labrecque about What to expect when converting Flash to HTML5.

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