New Technology High School in Napa, California, champions visual and creative literacy across all disciplines using Adobe Premiere Rush. With Adobe, the school has empowered students to become creators of video content, express their individual perspectives, learn creative and digital skills, better communicate with others, and actively engage in content creation.
District of Columbia Public Schools promotes creative and digital literacy with Adobe Creative Cloud.
“One of our values is making sure that students are prepared to succeed. When students are digitally literate, we give them the confidence to pick up apps and try something new, which will help them in college or their careers. That’s what I love about Adobe Creative Cloud apps like Adobe Spark. It’s incredibly easy to use, so no matter what their background or skill level, all students can find ways to share their voice with Adobe Spark.”— Lindsey Vance, ATR-BC, LPC and art therapist working as Manager for Visual Arts for DCPS
DCPS integrates Adobe Spark and other Adobe Creative Cloud apps across its PK-12 school district to build creative and digital literacy skills for more than 50,000 students. Educators leverage the digital apps to support SEL and art curriculum, both which help address inequalities in the student population and introduce new ways to express and share ideas. Adobe is being used to create digital art, video, virtual projects, classroom lessons, and student assignments.
Britannia Village Primary bridges digital literacy and soft skills using Adobe Spark.
“If you’re looking for software that allows pupils to create something that’s visually appealing and to a really high standard, as well as helping them get a really good understanding of the subject, Adobe Spark makes that possible. All pupils can understand the interface, which is really simple and user-friendly, everything is saved in one place, and it’s so easy to share your work.” — Luke Craig, Year Two teacher at Britannia Village Primary
Luke Craig discovered Adobe Spark in his search for design software that could be easily understood and used by his year two students. He also wanted software that would help his students focus on the content and think critically about what they were working on and why. Adobe Spark lifted students’ digital literacy and speaking skills while helping them master different subject areas.
Adobe Spark is often used in art and design subjects, but Leigh Academies Trust (LAT) found the tools it offers are far more wide-reaching and can be used across the whole curriculum. According to Daniel Bull, Head of Digital Engagement at LAT, “It’s about creativity, problem-solving, and using dual coding to embed voice, imagery, and text as a way of reinforcing learning.”
As a multi-academy trust helping schools revolutionize their educational approaches, LAT’s adoption of Adobe Spark has proved instrumental in making this mission possible, with Modern Foreign Languages teachers
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