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.

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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