2016 Adobe Spark Safe Search
Adobe Spark is immensely popular among younger users, even very young users. To make Spark safer for our youngest fans we recently significantly revamped safe-search of both photos and icons. That said, no safe-search filter is truly foolproof, and so we've implemented a blacklist mechanism so that we can quickly block offensive images if they do somehow get through the filter. If you run into problematic images, please email us with the exact search term and a copy of the image.
2016 Adobe Spark In 4th Grade
Watch how a 4th-grade teacher uses Adobe Spark to keep her students engaged.
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.
2016 Monica Burns On Spark In The Classroom
2016 Joel Aarons On Adobe Spark
Joel Aarons is an Adobe Education Leader and a Media Arts teacher I met in Melbourne, Australia. He's also become a big fan of Adobe Spark and its role in the classroom, and recently wrote a really useful article on Digital Portfolios with Adobe Spark Page. Educators, this one is well worth eyeballing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
2016 Become An Adobe Student Rep
We're recruiting Adobe enthusiasts to help spread the Adobe Creative Cloud love on campus for Spring 2016. Adobe Student Reps are eligible to score a paid Summer Internship at Adobe's Headquarters in Northern California, and they have an edge in pursuing further career opportunities with Adobe. Here's the application, and here are some more details.