2015 Some Thoughts On Adobe Voice In The Classroom
We didn't create Adobe Voice specifically for education. But, since its release on iPad last year, educators and students alike have flocked to Voice, showering it with praise and awards along the way.
Sidebar: If you haven't used Adobe Voice yet, you should, and quickly. Voice lets you communicate, share, tell a story, or just express an idea, using your own voice and supporting imagery and background music. And Voice makes your creation look good, with cinema-quality animation and transitions, and simple sharing.
I've been working with middle-school students who have been using Adobe Voice for everything from casual "What I did this summer" type presentations, to science fair explanations, to pitches for volunteer groups, and more. Kids find Voice to be intuitive and fun, which means that they actually use it.
2015 Adobe Design Achievement Awards 2015
We've just announced the 2015 call for entries for the prestigious Adobe Design Achievement Awards. Now in its 15th year, the ADAA has highlighted top new talent from around the globe, and has even launched careers (some of the finalists and winners are hired right out of school). Once again, grand prize winners will be announced at MAX in Los Angeles. Winners receive 12-month Adobe Creative Cloud memberships, travel and accommodations to MAX as well as access to the event, and mentorships. In addition, 3 Grand Prize winners receive $1,000. I had a lot of fun with ADAA last year playing a minor supporting role, and am looking forward to seeing this year's submissions.
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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!