The Adobe Education Exchange is a great resource for media teachers!

Check out the Adobe Education Exchange here to see what Adobe has to offer to educators. You’ll find tons of free courses, tutorials, lesson plans, and an Adobe discussion forum that is exclusively for teachers.

Need Adobe software for your school? Check out our Adobe education page here to see the discounts you can get. Feel free to request a quote from us to get the best price possible by either chatting with us or going to our request a quote page here.

Think refurbished means used? Think again

Do you associate the word refurbished with the word used? If so, then it’s time to update your definition so you can start saving money. Refurbished products are often lightly used, if at all, and consist of either demo/floor model units, blogger/journalist review models, returned (unopened) products, or products with opened boxes, even if the item itself is unused. They’re essentially unused items that a manufacturer cannot officially label as “brand new”. If you’d like to learn more about refurbished products, check out this article.

Did you know that we carry refurbished iPads? That’s right, we’re more than just software! If you’d like to check out our page to see the type of iPads we currently have, you can click here.

One of the Best Printers Under $1000

Polar 3D

best 3d printer under 1000 polar cloud

This is another stunningly designed printer that is light-weight, easy to carry around and has no complicated setup or calibration even the moment you unpack from the box. It’s a plug and plays machine that can be relied on.

This printer belongs to an entirely different category from other 3D printers on the list. It is constructed around a polar coordinate system making its bed a rotating one. The print head moves vertically and horizontally. How it functions is with two stepper motors which render it highly efficient. Its build volume is big enough for desirable printing projects.

Caution must be exercised while using this printer as the print head isn’t covered or enclosed in a chassis. The print bed is made from glass and doesn’t heat. It comes with Aqua Net Extra Super Hold spray that is sprayed on the bed to help the object stick during the printing progress. Doing this for ABS filaments doesn’t work. Only a glue stick will solve the problem.

It has a camera under the print head to provide live feed on the status of the print. Well, that’s a surprise. Another surprise is how the printer is controlled online through a cloud interface that imports all its settings online. This is an advantageous feature to teachers who need to decide what kind of models should be printed and from what order.

It uses non-proprietary 1.75mm filaments to print its objects.

Key Features
  • Printer Tech: FDM
  • Material: PLA
  • Build Volume: 203 x 152 mm
  • Min Layer Height: 50 microns
  • Max Layer Height: 400 microns
  • Extruder Head: 1
  • Open Source: No
  • Compatible with 3rd Party Material: Yes
  • Heated Platform: No
  • Filament Diameter: 1.75 mm
  • On-Printer Controls: No
  • Connectivity: USB, Wifi, SD Card

Student discounts on Techsmith Camtasia

Check out this review of Techsmith Camtasia for a better understanding of their screen capture app. This application allows you to define the portion of the screen to capture, the capture format, and the frame rate, as well as other capture elements such as audio and webcams.

If you are a student in need of video editing software, check out our Techsmith Camtasia page here and look for products with “academic” in the title for a student discount.

Dyer County Schools is implementing STEM into their curriculum with Little Bits

Dyer County Schools in Tennessee are offering a STEM lab education program for the 2017-2018 school year. The program will be offered to students free of charge and will teach students science and engineering basics using LittleBits. LittleBits are a series of magnetic connectors and breadboards designed to safely instruct and educate students on the fundamentals of electronics, including inputs, outputs, keyboards, slide switches and instructional guides. If you want to read more about Dyer County Schools’ new STEM program, click here.

You can find LittleBits on our website by going to our education page here.

Allowing creativity in the classroom prepares students for jobs that have yet to be created.

Studies like this one show that enabling creativity in the classroom will prepare students of this generation for the many jobs that will be created in their future. According to the study mentioned, 85 percent of students and 91 percent of teachers surveyed see creativity as essential to students’ future careers.

Adobe creative cloud software enables students’ creativity to flourish in the classroom. The creative software giant has always been committed to allowing students’ creativity to flourish, and offerings like the Adobe K12 Site License bring the best in class creativity tools to schools. If you need a site license for your school, you can start by going to our website here