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29Oct
2018
Helping Students Get Started With Adobe Spark

Kids (and their teachers) love Adobe Spark. It's fun, easy, highly encouraging, and it's free, too! And, yep, as already noted, it's easy to use, so easy that kids just get it. But, if your students need a helping hand, these short videos may be of use:

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18Oct
2018
Adobe MAX 2018 Sneaks

One of the highlight of my Adobe life is directing Adobe MAX Sneaks, a privilege I have been responsible for for many years now (I have also previously hosted Sneaks and presented demos, too). This year's MAX Sneaks were some of the best yet, and if you missed the show, my colleague Lauren Friedman has posted a summary and videos for your viewing pleasure.

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15Oct
2018
Project Gemini Announced At MAX

During today's Adobe MAX open General Session we announced Project Gemini, a new app focused specifically on drawing and painting. If you missed the details, check out this post.

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15Oct
2018
New Book On Spark In The Classroom

Adobe Spark is a fun, free content-creation tool that anyone can use. Designed to be used in the classroom and easily accessible on web browsers, Chromebooks, and mobile devices, Adobe Spark's intuitive and easy-to-use design makes it the perfect tool for learners of all ages to create video book reports, modern, responsive webpage "papers", video journals, science posters and videos, web newsletters . . . and so much more! In this new book, 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark, I partner with experienced educator Monica Burns to offer step-by-step guidance on how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom in ways that are meaningful and relevant.

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29Sep
2018
Adobe XD Responsive Resize Best Practices

The Adobe XD team has posted a important thoughts on Best Practices for Designing with Responsive Resize in Adobe XD.

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20Sep
2018
Adobe XD September 2018 Release

The Adobe XD team just announced the availability of the September 2018 release. New features include responsive resize, times transitions, and spell check.

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18Sep
2018
Google Classroom Support Comes To Adobe Spark

Adobe Spark is a favorite in schools and classrooms worldwide. Google Classroom is used in lots of those classrooms, so we just updated the web (and Chromebook) version of Spark to support single click share to Google Classroom (this on top of existing support for Google login, Google Photos, and Google Drive).

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13Sep
2018
Mala Sharma On Sparking Creativity In Classrooms Around The World

Adobe VP Mala Sharma spent her Adobe sabbatical in India volunteering with the nonprofit Teach for India, teaching technology and creativity to seventh- and eighth-graders. Her trip report (linked in the post) is well worth the read.

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20Aug
2018
What's New With Adobe Spark For Education

Just in time for Back-to-School, here are some important enhancements and updates pertaining to using Adobe Spark in the Classroom.

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10Aug
2018
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 three years, I've compiled some of my favorite teacher-shared Spark classroom ideas into this post.

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