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.

19May
2016
Adobe Spark Guide For Educators And Classrooms

Students the world over (and their teachers) love Adobe Spark, and we love them using it. We built Adobe Spark with students in mind, and even chose "Spark" as the name because it's a small thing that can ignite something much larger. With Adobe Spark, students can bring their ideas to life and watch them grow. To help teachers and students use Adobe Spark, we created the Adobe Spark Guide for Educators and Classrooms which you are welcome to download, read, and share.

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19May
2016
Say Hello To Adobe Spark

We just announced the release of Adobe Spark, our free (yes, I said FREE) one-stop content shop for creating and sharing visual stories that will wow your audience on any device. And by "stories" we mean web pages, images, and even videos. We want to help everyone - from the smallest of businesses, to bloggers and social media marketers, to a new generation of students (well, especially students) - communicate their ideas with impact, regardless of design experience or budget.

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16May
2016
Flash Player 22 In Beta

The beta of Flash Player 22, code named Townsend, has been posted to Adobe Labs. This beta release includes new features as well as enhancements and bug fixes related to security, stability, performance, and improved device compatibility.

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12May
2016
Say Hello To The New And Improved EdEx

The Adobe Education Exchange (or EdEx) is a community of almost 300,000 passionate educators who learn, connect, share, and discuss creativity in education. EdEx just underwent a major overhaul and facelift as EdEx Product Lead Matt Niemitz explains.

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10May
2016
Experience The Future Of Slate, Voice, And Post

Over the past year or so you've heard me talk lots about Adobe Voice, Adobe Slate, and Adobe Post, and especially the role that these can play in education. We've got lots more goodness on the way, and that includes web versions of all of these apps, making them available to Windows, Mac, and Chromebook users. Project M is not quite ready for release, but if you want to try the beta, here it is.

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