Adobe Education Exchange Offers Free EdTech Lessons, Activities, and Projects to Use in Your Teaching

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Adobe Education Exchange is a platform that provides a wide variety of educational resources and professional development materials for teachers and educators. I am adding it to our PDF section here in Resources in Adobe Exchange are arranged into three main categories: Professional Learning, Teaching Resources, and Community.

In Community, you will get to connect with a growing hub of fellow teachers and educators who are integrating Adobe products in their work. You can search for educators by subject (e.g., Design, Humanities, Social sciences, Engineering, Art & Architecture, Mathematics, etc.), products (e.g., Illustrator, Spark, Lightroom, Photoshop, InDesign, etc.), status (e.g., participant, influencer, trendsetter, contributor, etc.), and by location. 

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You can easily follow other educators, learn about the Adobe products they use, view their teaching resources, and read more about their background experience. I believe the Community feature in Adobe Exchange is a great way for educators especially those starting off to get inspiration and practical ideas on how to effectively integrate technology in their instruction

In Teaching Resources, you will find educational resources organized by subject, grad level (e.g., all ages, primary, secondary, and higher education),  active student time, and product. For instance, you can search for tools used in the creation of photos, videos, illustrations, portfolios, presentations, AR creations and many more. 

When you conduct a search for teaching materials that involve the use of videos, for example, you will find this content page featuring a wide variety of lesson plans covering, among others, how to use Adobe Premiere with your students to, among others, film, edit and produce your first movie; how to teach storytelling with Adobe, Khan, and pixar; how to use Spark with students to create a webpage to pitch a scene from your story; how to use Spark with students to film a video about an imaginary or hypothetical situation; and more. 

Adobe Education Exchange

You simply click on the lesson plan you are interested in to access its content. You will get to learn more about the subjects and education level it targets, suggestions for adaptations in your class, access attached teaching documents and materials related the lesson, access tutorials to help you learn more about the tool featured in the lesson and many more.

In Professional Development, you will find self-paced courses, access information about virtual and in-person events, and connect with like minded educators from all around the globe. You can use the same filtering features to browse through the collection of self-paced courses. Examples of courses that stood out to me include: digital painting and drawing in the classroom, preparing students with essential creative skills, 3D skills in the classroom, engaging video projects in the classroom, cultivating digital literacy, and many more. 

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When you find the course you are interested in click on it to explore its content. Courses come with information about the pedagogical goals they fulfill, duration and instructors of the course, tools used, level targeted, and the option to enrol in the course. 

Similarly, professional learning toolkits from Adobe Education Exchange include:graphic design professional learning kit, creating digital images learning kit, Adobe Spark professional learning kit, Adobe Rush professional learning kit, and many more. Click on the resource you like and enrol to access its materials. 

You can also use Adobe Education Exchange search box to search for thousands of other teaching and learning materials. You will find fruitful discussions among fellow educators, find illustrations, tutorials, and professional development workshops to help you add a dose of creativity to your teaching and become an informed EdTech educator.