Adobe Systems Incorporated has announced the new Adobe Digital School Collection for K-12 students and educators, available for the first time for both Windows and Macintosh. The bundle includes the recently announced Adobe Photoshop Elements 9 and Adobe Premiere Elements 9 software, as well as Adobe Acrobat X. Adobe Contribute CS5 and Adobe Soundbooth CS5 software are also included in the collection.
This new cross-platform solution is an affordable multimedia toolkit for teaching and learning virtually any subject, according to the announcement. The Adobe Digital School Collection provides students and teachers the ability to create multimedia projects with photos, videos and audio; publish websites, blogs and podcasts; and create ePortfolios - all 21st century digital literacy skills needed for academic and professional pursuits.
To help get teachers up and running quickly, Adobe has published ready-to-use lesson plans and tutorials. They are available free online at www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc/ and on the Adobe Education Exchange online community at http://edexchange.adobe.com, along with other resources contributed by educators who use Adobe software in their classrooms.
The Adobe Digital School Collection will be available for Windows and Mac platforms on Dec. 1, 2010, from authorized Adobe education resellers via volume licensing starting at US$149 MSRP. Additionally, the Adobe Digital School Collection will be available through Adobe's hardware partners Lenovo, HP and Dell. Further information is available at www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc.
Source: Adobe Education, www.adobe.com/education