Adobe just released the Adobe Apps for Education guide which is a PDF document that gives teachers and students an introduction to Adobe software applications, helps users learn what can be created using Adobe tools, and inspires ideas with sample projects.
The document is organized into digital content categories and includes the icon tiles of the Adobe programs that can be used to create content. Here’s a list of the categories.
- Images and pictures
- Figures and illustrations
- Productivity and collaboration
- Video and audio
If you’re not familiar with some of the Adobe app tiles pictured, the last page of the document gives you a key.
I was really impressed with the organization of the document and how clean it was. The guide gives the user a general overview of what can be created for each category. All the category pages have projects listed organized by skill level from beginner to expert. Next to the description of the project are Adobe software icons informing the user of what tools are needed to complete the project.
If you hover your mouse over some of the project names, you will find links to learning resources on the Adobe for Academics website. The learning resources are either step-by-step PDF directions or video tutorials on the given project. Each learning resource includes downloadable project assets so the learner can follow along with the lesson. And what’s really awesome… the resources are FREE!
Not all projects in the document have learning resources attached, so I do expect the guide to get updates as resources are created on the Adobe for Academics website. To stay informed of updates, you’ll want to favorite the guide’s download page on the Adobe Education Exchange. If there is an update, you will be notified of changes when they happen via email and then you can go back to the page to download the most up-to-date version.
The Adobe Apps for Education guide is available in three different formats:
- Low resolution interactive PDF for the web
- High resolution interactive PDF for the web
- Print PDF (does not include any hyperlinks or interactive elements)
To download, you will need to login to the Adobe Education Exchange using your Adobe ID. If you don’t have an Adobe ID, you will need to create one. Once you’re logged in, choose from the download options listed in the Resource Assets panel.
To get the latest version of the guide, please visit the Adobe Education Exchange.