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Adobe XD Updated With Browser Auto-Animate
The January 2019 update of Adobe XD features Auto-Animate in the browser. And voice interfaces now have support for all voice languages and accents.
(Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:09:00 -0400)
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Creativity In Beaverton School District Classrooms
I have been working closely with Beaverton School District in Oregon for a couple of years now, collaborating on infusing classroom creativity via Adobe Spark. It's been amazing to watch the progress as described in this blog post.
(Mon, 28 Jan 2019 15:12:00 -0400)
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Adobe XD in 2018
Elaine Chao reflects on Adobe XD in 2018, reviewing successes to date, and pondering what comes next.
(Fri, 28 Dec 2018 13:11:00 -0400)
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Project Gemini Update
At MAX 2018 in Los Angeles, Adobe's Chief Product Officer and EVP Scott Belsky introduced the world to our next generation drawing and painting application: Project Gemini, which is coming first to the Apple iPad in 2019. Renée di Cherri has posted a summary of what we've shared to date with links and more.
(Sun, 23 Dec 2018 13:14:00 -0400)
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Adobe Spark And Book Creator
Book Creator is hugely popular with educators the world over who love the creativity it helps unleash. It allows students to create interactive stories, compile digital portfolios, and publish research journals, poetry books, science reports, and so much more. And as many passionate app-smashing educators have discovered, the content that kids add to their "Books" can easily be created in Adobe Spark. In fact, we've run into so many teachers using both Adobe Spark and Book Creator in the classroom that we've partnered to streamline the integration, both simplifying the steps needed to add Spark content, as well as improving how Spark videos, pages, and posts display in finished books.
(Thu, 29 Nov 2018 20:17:00 -0400)
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Dreamweaver In 2019
The Dreamweaver team has posted some thoughts pertaining to what they plan for 2019. Looking forward to the enhancements to Live View and CSS.
(Thu, 22 Nov 2018 11:37:00 -0400)
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Project Aero Update
We showed Project Aero during the opening keynote at MAX in Los Angeles. The team just posted a summary of the MAX announcements and updates since then. If you are a designer and are interested in taking part in Project Aero's private beta, you can apply using this form.
(Wed, 21 Nov 2018 11:40:00 -0400)
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Helping Students Get Started With Adobe Spark
Kids (and their teachers) love Adobe Spark. It's fun, easy, highly encouraging, and it's free, too! And, yep, as already noted, it's easy to use, so easy that kids just get it. But, if your students need a helping hand, these short videos may be of use:Logging In

Creating a Spark Page

Creating a Spark Video

Creating a Spark Post

(Mon, 29 Oct 2018 19:41:00 -0400)
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Adobe MAX 2018 Sneaks
One of the highlight of my Adobe life is directing Adobe MAX Sneaks, a privilege I have been responsible for for many years now (I have also previously hosted Sneaks and presented demos, too). This year's MAX Sneaks were some of the best yet, and if you missed the show, my colleague Lauren Friedman has posted a summary and videos for your viewing pleasure.
(Thu, 18 Oct 2018 09:45:00 -0400)
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Project Gemini Announced At MAX
During today's Adobe MAX open General Session we announced Project Gemini, a new app focused specifically on drawing and painting. If you missed the details, check out this post.
(Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:21:00 -0400)
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New Book On Spark In The Classroom
Adobe Spark is a fun, free content-creation tool that anyone can use. Designed to be used in the classroom and easily accessible on web browsers, Chromebooks, and mobile devices, Adobe Spark's intuitive and easy-to-use design makes it the perfect tool for learners of all ages to create video book reports, modern, responsive webpage "papers", video journals, science posters and videos, web newsletters . . . and so much more! In this new book, 40 Ways to Inject Creativity into Your Classroom with Adobe Spark, I partner with experienced educator Monica Burns to offer step-by-step guidance on how to incorporate this powerful tool into your classroom in ways that are meaningful and relevant.
(Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:35:00 -0400)
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Adobe XD Responsive Resize Best Practices
The Adobe XD team has posted a important thoughts on Best Practices for Designing with Responsive Resize in Adobe XD.
(Sat, 29 Sep 2018 09:57:00 -0400)
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Adobe XD September 2018 Release
The Adobe XD team just announced the availability of the September 2018 release. New features include responsive resize, times transitions, and spell check.
(Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:11:00 -0400)
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Google Classroom Support Comes To Adobe Spark
Adobe Spark is a favorite in schools and classrooms worldwide. Google Classroom is used in lots of those classrooms, so we just updated the web (and Chromebook) version of Spark to support single click share to Google Classroom (this on top of existing support for Google login, Google Photos, and Google Drive).
(Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:02:00 -0400)
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Mala Sharma On Sparking Creativity In Classrooms Around The World
Adobe VP Mala Sharma spent her Adobe sabbatical in India volunteering with the nonprofit Teach for India, teaching technology and creativity to seventh- and eighth-graders. Her trip report (linked in the post) is well worth the read.
(Thu, 13 Sep 2018 12:20:00 -0400)
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