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June 2010

Adobe software opens up breakthrough new ways to teach and learn

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American School of Bombay, India

Adobe sof tware opens up breakthrough new ways to teach and learn.


Industry
Education

Challenges

Incorporate digital communication into the classroom

  • Create and deliver media-rich curriculum, lesson plans, and digital assessments

 

Solution

Multimedia communication

  • eLearning

 

Results

  • Enhanced traditional methods of

  • teaching through digital communication

  • Enabled students to showcase their work through multimedia projects

  • Improved classroom efficiency and enhanced collaboration and communication among students, teachers and parents.

  • Fostered skills useful in professional arenas

Systems at a glance

Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro

  • Adobe Presenter

  • Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro

  • Adobe Creative Suite 3

  • Adobe Premiere Elements

  • Adobe Photoshop Elements
  • New Ways to Teach And Learn

    At the American School of Bombay (ASB) in Mumbai, India, students learn that creativity, communication, and technology are essential tools in maximising their potential in any professional path they pursue. Recognising the capacity for technology to inspire and engage students and help them build practical career skills, ASB adopted Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro and Adobe Creative Suite 3 along with Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Premiere Elements, Adobe Connect and Adobe Presenter software to incorporate digital communication into the classroom and empower faculty and students to express their ideas effectively. The use of technology in education at ASB enables teachers to make learning a richer, more engaging experience,


    Engaging Students with Rich Multimedia
    Adobe Presenter provides an ideal way for teachers to create interactive, media-rich
    presentations of their coursework. Using Presenter software, ASB teachers also can
    create and distribute curriculum, multimedia lesson plans, and homework assignments
    electronically to improve classroom effi ciency and enhance collaboration and
    communication among students, teachers, and parents. Teachers generate compelling
    classroom presentations complete with textbook excerpts, photos, video, and audio
    fi les that are combined into a single, engaging and interactive presentation.
    Technology As An Integral Part of Instruction
    At ASB, approximately 700 preschool through 12th-grade students can cultivate atruly global perspective; the student body is comprised of 51 nationalities. Adobe software tools and educational resources make integration of digital technology  nto the curriculum a natural process, and help teachers create a dynamic learning environment. The school offers a campus-wide wireless network, and every student from grade 6 onward is required to own a portable computer. Teachers use Adobe software to develop and deliver learning materials, and students tap into Adobe tools to express ideas effectively through words, images, videos, animations, and sound. According to ASB staff, Adobe software brings out the best in creative minds, both in classroom instruction as well as in the After School Activities (ASA) program.

    Inspiring Creativity Among Students
    With Adobe Photoshop Elements software, teachers and students can enhance photos and videos with special effects and professional-quality sound. From book reports  o photo essays and video documentaries, teachers can demonstrate concepts to students in visual, vibrant ways that enhance learning and retention, and students can learn to communicate through creative visual imaging. Adobe Flash CS3 enables educators at ASB to work with students to create 3D experiences and give animated characters life-like motion with ease. This capability helps teachers guide students into a new realm of creativity by harnessing the power of object-based animation.
    Streamlined Processes for Teachers
    Further increasing effi ciency and enriching the learning environment at the school,ASB has adopted Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro software. Faculty members are usingAdobe’s web conferencing and eLearning solution for online meetings. They used
    the software to conduct virtual classrooms to engage students online when school
    needed to be closed due to a fl u closure.

 

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