2014 Reviewing littleBits
I love electronics, and I love introducing others, especially kids, to the wondrous creativity of electronics and programming. Over the years I've tinkered with everything from Radio Shack all-in-one kits to Arduinos to collections of oddball components to Lego Mindstorms to purpose specific kits to Raspberry Pis to ... well, just about every option out there. I've tried them all and then some, and have developed some pretty strong opinions about how to introduce kids to electronics and programming. And no, I don't have a favorite option. Or rather, I didn't, until I discovered littleBits.
2014 Play The Pen Tool Game
If you've ever struggled to use the pen tool in Illustrator, Photoshop, or Flash, we've just published a game to help you learn and practice your pen tool skills. Give it a try, and let us know what you think.
2014 Theme Lab Comes To Adobe Voice
I'm a big fan of Adobe Voice (especially of it being used in educational settings), if you've not tinkered with it yet, you really should. Voice Product Manager Tom Nguyen has posted details about a just released enhancement, Theme Lab, which gives Voice users greater control over colors of backgrounds, icons, text, and more.
2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Winners Announced
Individual category winners receive a $2,000 prize and get invited to Adobe MAX where we'll announce segment winners and the Grand Prize winner.
2014 Stay On Top Of Creative Cloud Learning Content
Adobe Creative Cloud has lots to offer, and we're releasing more apps, services, tools, and updates all the time. To stay on top of the latest Creative Cloud learning content, you may want to bookmark the Creative Cloud Learn blog.
2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2014 Finalists Announced
Last week I mentioned the fun I had reviewing submissions for this year's Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Well, the finalists have been announced, and winners will be announced at a screening and reception at Adobe MAX on October 5, 2014.
2014 Fun Reviewing Awards Submissions
Today I got to spend a few hours reviewing student submissions for our 2014 Adobe Design Achievement Awards. In addition to hanging out with some really talented judges, the real treat was seeing some of the absolutely amazing creative submissions. We'll announce winners at MAX in October, but until then I consider myself truly fortunate to have had the chance to review student work that could rival anything created by professionals and studios. Wow!
2014 Illustrating Instruction: Tad Carpenter Creative
We've published hundreds of articles and tutorials to help users get the most out of their Creative Cloud subscriptions, and we've also invested in imagery as compelling as the instruction itself. Over on the Creative Cloud Blog we've posted an interview with Tad Carpenter, a Kansas City, MO, based illustrator and designer who created stunning illustrations for our content.
2014 Apply For A ConnectED Donation
Adobe has committed over $300 million in software and professional development services to the White House's ConnectED initiative. As part of this $2 billion+ effort from the private sector, Adobe will deliver creative tools and teacher professional development to schools across the United States - all with the goal of helping youth express their creativity and build their skills for future success.
2014 Upcoming Adobe Education Events
Educators, visit the Education Exchange for a list of upcoming Live Events focused on teaching creativity in the classroom. This month you'll find sessions on Edge Animate, Flash Pro, Premiere Pro, and After Effects, Muse, and Voice.