Do you have norms in your classroom? In February, Adobe for Education is hosting a special creativity challenge for teachers and students. It includes a unique template to make your own class norms poster using Adobe Creative Cloud Express.
Regular readers of the blog might remember the announcement post from last month featuring Adobe Creative Cloud Express. Everything you loved about Adobe Spark for Education (and lots more) is now available as Creative Cloud Express for Education. In today’s blog post, I’ll share a special creativity challenge for February and a template you can use for a class norms poster. And I’ll share five things I love about Creative Cloud Express for Education!
Class Norms Poster
This year, Adobe for Education is sharing monthly creativity challenges. If you follow along on Instagram, then you might remember seeing the graphic I created as part of the January challenge. During the month of February, you can create a class norms poster as part of the Creativity Challenge.
Here is the official description of the challenge:
Help your class or school develop a set of norms that guide your daily interactions. These norms can include six to ten adjectives that describe what you most want to be in a community of learners. Here is an excellent video from Edutopia about the power of class norms. Then, use the template to create your unique class norms poster and share it with your learning community and the world!
Be sure to add #AdobeEduCreative when you post on social media (Twitter, Facebook Group, or Instagram) for a chance to have your poster printed and shipped to you! No purchase is necessary; see link for full details.
As you can see in the video linked above, having norms and expectations is such an important part of creating a supportive classroom community.
Check out the poster I created below!
One very exciting thing about the February challenge is that the folks at Adobe Education will print out posters for 100 educators who participate!
Five Things I Love About Adobe Creative Cloud Express
There are lots of features of Creative Cloud Express for Education that I absolutely love. And I could certainly make a list of more than five. Here are just a few things I love about Creative Cloud Express.
Totally free for schools
On this page, you can find all of the details on setting up your classroom, school, and district with Creative Cloud Express for Education. It’s completely free, and you get access to a creativity platform that empowers students to share their learning with video, webpage, graphics, and more.
Built into Creative Cloud Express are oodles of templates for all sorts of projects. Just like the Class Norms Poster template linked above, you can find templates for many different activities. Once you log in, use the search bar to locate the perfect template.
In addition to templates, you can find many ideas for using the Creative Cloud Express platform on the Adobe Education Exchange. This link takes you straight to a page where you can find lots of lesson inspiration, including a few activities I’ve created for the platform.
Web and mobile-friendly
Creative Cloud Express works on your web browser (including Chrome) and iOS apps for iPad and iPhone. If you and your students jump around between devices – I know I do! – then, you’ll love how easy it is to switch devices and create in different spaces.
In addition to making videos, webpages, and graphics in Creative Cloud Express for Education, I absolutely love the Quick Actions built into the platform. With the Quick Actions feature, you can quickly resize videos, convert file types, and more.
Ready to dive into Creative Cloud Express for Education and try out the February Creativity Challenge? On this page, you can find all of the information on the challenge, including a template you can use. And this page will take you straight to Creative Cloud Express so you and your students can start creating!