Adobe Resources

NYC DOE Adobe Day (12/03/08) – Morning Session Summary and Links

View recording: TBA

The morning session was primarily focused on Adobe solutions for NYC elementary school educators, administrators, and technology specialists. We specifically discussed the Adobe Digital School Collection (ADSC) which provides affordable multimedia software and resources for teaching and learning 21st century literacy, problemsolving, and communication skills across the curriculum.

Here are links to movies describing ADSC and its component applications:

· Adobe Digital School Collection overview: http://www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc/movies/introduction/

· Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 overview: http://www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc/movies/pselements/

· Adobe Premiere Elements 7 overview: http://www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc/movies/premiereel/

·
Adobe Soundbooth CS4 overview: http://www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc/movies/soundbooth/

· Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro overview: http://www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc/movies/acrobatpro/

· Adobe Contribute CS4 overview: http://www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc/movies/contribute/

During the session, Patrick Koster (Senior Solutions Engineer, Adobe Education) provided a demonstration of Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 and Adobe Premiere Elements 7 and Steve Adler (Acrobat Sales Specialist, Adobe Education) provided a demonstration of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. Steve mentioned that even though Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro is a component of ADSC, it can also be purchased separately in high volume for as low as $10 per license. Then Patrick previewed the free ADSC Teacher Resources which provide valuable curriculum resources for technology integration complete with lessons plans, tutorials, and technical guides (http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/adsc/).

Robert Bell from Total Training then discussed his company’s extensive online video training library, special education pricing, and free trial access (http://www.totaltraining.com) for educators to quickly learn as well as have a 24/7 reference for Adobe’s applications. Finally, Kevin McGrath (Adobe Education Account Manager for NE US) revealed to attendees a joint Adobe/Dell deal in the works for NYC DOE to be able to purchase ADSC for around $30 per machine. Kevin mentioned that a survey would be sent out shortly to determine support for ADSC deployment across NYC elementary and middle schools. Patrick wrapped up the session with additional resources for learning Adobe applications listed below.

NYC DOE Adobe Day (12/03/08) – Afternoon Session Summary and Links

View recording: TBA

The afternoon session was primarily focused on Adobe solutions for NYC middle and high school educators, administrators, and technology specialists. We specifically discussed Adobe Creative Suite 4 (CS4) editions which provide students the opportunity for exciting careers by developing real-world job skills (such as technical know-how, teamwork, and client interaction) using Adobe’s industry-standard creative tools (http://www.adobe.com/education/products/creativesuite/).

During the session, Patrick Koster (Senior Solutions Engineer, Adobe Education) provided a demonstration of Adobe Bridge CS4, Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe InDesign CS4, and Adobe Flash CS4 Professional. Steve Adler (Acrobat Sales Specialist, Adobe Education) then provided a demonstration of Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. Steve mentioned that even though Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro is a component of CS4 editions, it can also be purchased separately in high volume for as low as $10 per license. Next, Patrick previewed the free CS4 curriculum for visual design, digital design, and digital video (http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/teach/digitalcareers.html) as well as certification options for both teachers and students (http://www.adobe.com/education/instruction/ace/).

Robert Bell from Total Training then discussed his company’s extensive online video training library, special education pricing, and free trial access (http://www.totaltraining.com) for educators to quickly learn as well as have a 24/7 reference for Adobe’s applications. Finally, Kevin McGrath (Adobe Education Account Manager for NE US) discussed the CS4 K-12 school site license which allows deployment of Adobe software on up to 500 school machines with 50 teacher licenses for use at home for the cost of 24 licenses at normal educational pricing (http://www.adobe.com/buy/volume_license/k12/). Patrick wrapped up the session with additional resources for learning Adobe applications listed below.

Additional Adobe Resources

· Funding Resources for K-12 Education:
http://www.adobe.com/education/resources/k12/funding/

· Adobe Education Home Page:
http://www.adobe.com/education/


· Adobe Community for K-12 Education:
http://www.adobe.com/education/community/k12/


· Adobe Education Technologies Blog:
http://blogs.adobe.com/edtechatadobe/


· Adobe Education Leader Blog:
http://blogs.adobe.com/educationleaders/


· Adobe Video Workshop:
http://www.adobe.com/designcenter/video_workshop/about.html?promoid=DTEFW


· Adobe TV:
http://tv.adobe.com/


· Adobe Acrobat 9 for Education eSeminar Series:
http://blogs.adobe.com/edtechatadobe/2008/10/adobe_acrobat_9_for_education_1.html


· Adobe Acrobat 9 Training Resources:
http://blogs.adobe.com/edtechatadobe/2008/08/training_resources_for_adobe_a_1.html


Contact Information

· For FAMIS questions on Adobe products, contact:
Shannon Houston (shannon_houston@dell.com)


· For general questions about Adobe software licensing, contact:
Kevin McGrath (edu@adobe.com)


· For specific questions about Adobe Acrobat 9 licensing, contact:
Steve Adler (sadler@adobe.com)


· For questions about Total Training education pricing and trial access for teachers and students, contact:
Robert Bell (rob@totaltraining.com)