National Creativity Month

Spring is here and creativity is flowing as summer approaches. Encourage your students to explore and expand on their creative ideas with Adobe Creative Education Challenges. Lesson plans are available for Primary and Secondary students with detailed templates and instructions.

In this template, students will be challenged to create a magazine cover depicting their own unique ways of expressing their creativity! This lesson is easy to access from the Adobe Education Exchange website and comes with instructions and a QR code to the Adobe Express template.

For more templates and lesson plans, visit the Adobe Education Exchange website. If you do not have an Adobe subscription or are interested in other Adobe Apps for your school visit our website for all Adobe apps at a discounted rate for schools and teachers.

Empower the Future Women of America

Adobe Creative Education Challenges is back with more great lesson plans this time celebrating Women’s History Month! Have your students design a magazine cover, with the help of Adobe express, showcasing important women in history or their lives. The easy-to-download templates make great lessons and help your students develop their graphic design and creative skills. Adobe Express is free for all K12 students and teachers.

If you are looking to use other Adobe Creative cloud products, check out the other templates Adobe offers for all subjects. If you don’t already have Creative Cloud All-apps at your school request a quote here.

Celebrate Black History Month with the help of Adobe Education Exchange

Incorporate an educational classroom activity to teach your students about Black History Month this February. With the help of Adobe Education Exchange, you have multiple lesson plans at your fingertips to incorporate into your curriculum this month.

These lesson plans are easy to follow and free for all K12 teachers. You can follow along with the instruction templates through Adobe Express which is also free to all teachers and students. Click here to view the Creative Challenges!

If you are looking for more advanced projects and lessons for your classroom, check out the other resources by Adobe Education Exchange. These lessons allow you to incorporate Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Premiere Pro, and other Adobe Creative Cloud apps. If your school does not already have Adobe Creative Cloud License, request a quote here!

New Education Study by Adobe

Adobe’s new study, The Deciding Factor, is a case for measuring student success in a more holistic way. Here is the TLTR breakdown.

The college admissions process has become more focused on holistic and creative measurements when considering applicants in recent years. However, high school counselors and college admissions counselors do not place as high of an emphasis on creativity when preparing students. These skills are considered so highly by admissions professionals because of their importance on campus and beyond.

Since COVID, the trend of holistic college admissions has increased while hard, academic metrics have decreased. Skills like creativity and communication have become more important factors. Although it is agreed that creativity and communication are important most students do not know where to showcase these skills in their applications. Most students have a desire for more of a focus on creativity in their classes.

There is a need to evolve the admissions process to evaluate students beyond typical standardized testing and hard skills. Since colleges are looking for soft skills to be demonstrated by applicants there needs to be a solution to incorporate a way to evaluate those skills.

WHY DOES THIS MATTER TO YOU?

This should matter to every K-12 teacher and administrator. In order to set your students up for success, creativity needs to be incorporated into the classroom more. Thankfully, adobe has ways to make this easier for teachers. Adobe express and the entire creative cloud has so many apps that can help students foster their creativity and communication skills. On top of that, the Adobe Education Exchange has resources and lesson ideas for teachers!

Check out our website for discounted site licenses for your school!

Customized K-12 Newsletter from Adobe!

Get inspired by this bi-weekly newsletter from Adobe Education Exchange. Join in on fun educational challenges for you and your students. These challenges usually include editable templates from Adobe express that make it fun and easy to get your students to express their creativity through digital graphics. Sign up for the Adobe Education Newsletter to say up to date on exciting updates and fun challenges and tools for your classroom!

What is an endpoint?

Have you heard of endpoint protection, but are not really sure what it is or why you need it?

“Endpoint security isĀ the process of protecting devices like desktops, laptops, mobile phones, and tablets from malicious threats and cyberattacks” according to Fortinet. So obviously this is very important when working for any company that uses devices for work or communicating with coworkers or students. Cyber attacks usually happen via endpoints and can then infiltrate the whole networks that the endpoints are connected to.

The most common types of cyber-attacks are phishing attacks, ransomware, password attacks, and many more. Check out our blog post on how to recognize phishing attacks. There are many ways for Cybercriminals to infiltrate your device. Using endpoint protection software gives an added layer of protection for your network.

Check out our range of endpoint protection software, or email sales@genesis-technologies.com for more information!

Protect your School’s computers with Symantec

Working in a school office means you deal with information that needs to be protected. Symantec Endpoint Protection 14 fuses Artificial intelligence with critical endpoint technologies to deliver the most complete endpoint security on the planet. Symantec provides malware protection, exploit prevention, intensive protection, and network connection security!

As a school, you can also receive a discount on Symantec Endpoint Protection 14. Get your license for as little as 12.70 per license when you purchase 5000 to protect your entire school. Email sales@genesis-technologies.com or click here to get a quote today!

Empower Future Architects and Engineers

If your school has a design or engineering program you need the IMSI DesignCAD software it is an easy-to-learn 2D CAD program. Your students will be ahead of their peers when they go on to higher education for architecture, engineering, and design. They can learn the basics of CAD programming and it is compatible with adobe illustrator and PDF imports.

There are also other options for more advanced CADs for higher-level classes to keep your students challenged. Architects and Engineers are so important and often students are not given the resources to start this career path while in middle and high school. Help your school stand out from the crowd and empower your students. Check out our CAD software options and request a quote to purchase CAD for school.

Enhance your art class with Wacom and Corel!

Art class is a great way for students to express themselves and channel their creativity. But…. it can be quite messy.

Wacom Intuos Pro is a pen tablet that is perfect for drawing, sketching, and photo activities. Even if your students like to start on paper, the sketches can be converted into digital files to continue working on them. The Wacom Intuos Pro and the Wacom Pro Pen can be used in tandem with Corel Painter 2022 to create and edit beautiful works of art!

Using these products will not only teach your students about digital art and how to use it but also lessens the cost of using brushes, paint, and other art supplies. Check out our website and request a price quote for these products bundled together!

What do Different Colors mean?

Each color has a meaning or feeling associated with it. If you teach art or any creative subject, teaching your students how to tell a story and create a feeling in their work through colors is so powerful.

This knowledge can be put to use when creating web pages, advertising, marketing, and traditional artwork. Adobe has a great article about what each color means and the feelings they can invoke. Check it out here! And use the color palette generator from Adobe to try creating your own color palette! This could be a great art exercise for your students to pick a feeling and create a color palette to match it!

To get Adobe Creative Cloud for your school, check out our website here.