(SAN JOSE, Calif. — June 28, 2005) Adobe Systems Incorporated (Nasdaq: ADBE) today announced a new education software and resource offering designed to help K-12 educators bring 21st Century skills into the classroom with lesson plans and tutorials combined with photo and video editing software.
The new offering includes Adobe® Photoshop® Elements 3.0 and Adobe Premiere® Elements 1.0 software, and a comprehensive Teacher Resource Center CD.
As schools are increasingly challenged to improve student performance and engage all types of learners, they are turning to multimedia, and the tools for 21st century communication to enrich the student learning experience, deepen their understanding of subject-matter, and ensure they have the skills to compete and thrive in the digital age. The Adobe education software and resource offering provides a foundation for integrating multimedia into the curriculum.
Using Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Premiere Elements teachers can enhance learning across subjects with photo essays, video book reports, newscasts on current events and documentaries. In addition to the software, Adobe provides a Teacher Resource Center CD tailored specifically for educators by educators and containing product tutorials, sample lesson plans and training to jump-start the use of the software in the classroom.
"Integrating Adobe software into our coursework inspires students to find new and better ways to express ideas and explore subjects," says Mark Johnson, language arts and technology teacher at Crestwood Junior and Senior High School in Cresco, Iowa. "All students, regardless of their abilities, learn differently. Incorporating multimedia learning helps students more easily grasp new concepts, engages students in the learning process, and improves overall student performance."
"Students are growing up in a world redefined by technology. Educators must ensure that students know how to harness technology to access, manage, integrate and evaluate information, so they can communicate effectively with others," said Michael Looney, Ph.D., senior director, Education at Adobe. "Adobe is committed to giving teachers the tools to ensure their students have the skills they need to be successful."
Pricing and Availability
Adobe's education software and resource offering is available today on Windows® to qualified educators in the United States and Canada for $99.
Adobe in Education
Supporting education initiatives worldwide, Adobe enables a new way of teaching and learning by providing digital creation, communication and collaboration tools for classroom and campus-wide use. For more information visit: www.adobe.com/education .