Adobe has announced the new Adobe Digital School Collection for K-12 students and educators, available for the first time for both Mac and Windows.
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 a multimedia toolkit for teaching and learning virtually any subject, according to Bob Regan, director of worldwide K-12, Adobe. 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.
To help get teachers up and running quickly, Adobe published ready‐to‐use lesson plans and tutorials. They are available free online at http://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 on Dec. 1, 2010, from authorized Adobe education resellers via volume licensing starting at US$149. More info is available at http://www.adobe.com/education/k12/adsc .