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Adobe Announcement at BETT

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Adobe SparkAdobe Spark and more of Adobe’s suite of creative tools are going to be made available freely for all children, both in school and at home, in April this year.

The following extract is from a press release from BETT last week:

“Adobe Spark, a fun and frictionless creative storytelling application, will be made free to every student globally. And for the first time, all students—including those under 13—can access Creative Cloud both on their school and home devices with the same easy-to-use log-in credentials. Educators can also now choose from more than 20 free collaborative courses taught by their peers, explore other professional resources and discover a community of 450,000 creative educators who are ready to share best practices and help boost creative problem solving and digital literacy.

“There is a clear gap between what educators and policymakers know tomorrow’s workforce needs, and what today’s students are learning in school,” said Tacy Trowbridge, global lead, Education Programs, Adobe. “Educators, policymakers and industry—technology in particular—need to come together to improve opportunities for students. Creative technologies can help educators teach and nurture critically important ‘soft’ skills, and policies and curricula need to evolve to complete the equation.”

Adobe’s New Education Offerings to Help Nurture Creative Problem Solving Skills

To help foster the teaching of creative problem solving and improve accessibility for education institutions to its creative tools and services, Adobe announced three new Creative Cloud and Spark offerings, starting in April 2018:

  1. Spark Premium, regularly valued at $120/year, will be available to all schools and universities at no cost in April. Spark is a storytelling service for use across web and mobile, and is regularly used by teachers to help students build their storytelling skills and improve their confidence in their own creative abilities.
  2. For the first time, students under the age of 13 can be granted access to Creative Cloud services, consistent with U.S. children’s privacy regulations. Please visit here for more details about COPPA.
  3. New School I.D. integration offers single sign-on, enabling students to use their school identification to log into Creative Cloud apps at school or at home. This gives students the freedom they need to create, discover and learn outside of the classroom.

 

Access the whole press release here.

To have a look at what Adobe Spark can do, click here.

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