Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced the new Digital School Collection for K-12 students and educators. The bundle includes the new Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 8 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 8 for Windows®.
The collection includes a free Teacher Resource DVD with K-12 lesson plans, creative ideas and quick tutorials to easily implement projects. These free teaching resources are also available online at www.adobe.com/education/instruction/adsc.
Photoshop Elements 8 helps students learn creative communication and problem solving skills by enabling them to manage, edit and share photos and create book reports or digital art projects. The new Organizer, a media management hub, lets students manage their photos, videos, documents, ePortfolios, podcasts and digital stories in one location.
Premiere Elements 8 gives teachers ways to incorporate podcasting and video sharing into lessons. Once students are finished with their photo or video projects, they can showcase them via the new interactive Online Albums templates allowing for collaborative review with peers and teachers. Podcasting is also now facilitated through features that enable syndication publishing for audio/video content distribution and integration with Podbean, a free podcast hosting site.
These features, along with Acrobat 9 Pro, Contribute CS4 and Soundbooth CS4, allow students to integrate multimedia design, video, audio, animation and Web design into creative projects and ePortfolios.
For more information, visit www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc.