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New Adobe Applications for select Chromebooks
Adobe recently announced that the forthcoming release of updated android applications, have been optimised for select Chromebooks to help students embrace their creativity. Over the coming weeks, Adobes Creative Cloud apps will start to be released for free download as part of the beta test which has been announced by Google, this will give the students that use Chromebooks the resources that is available for them to be more creative.
By using a classroom environment to learn problem solving and to develop creative skills through using technology is seen to be more important for the future workforce. This is shown via the results of a global Gen Z study which Adobe had completed on students and teachers learning perspectives.
In Europe, Chromebook sales are thriving, due to use has grown steadily in Education over the past year. Now school administrators will be able to approve and push the Adobe apps on the managed select Chromebooks through the Google Admin console. Later on this year, schools can expect an additional wave of Adobe apps to be launched.
“The popularity of Chromebooks in the classroom has exploded, and we’re thrilled to offer students access to Adobe tools on these devices, allowing them to learn the way they do best – by doing and creating,” said Mr Rupert, Senior Director of Education at Adobe.
“As a company, our goal is to empower every student to be a lifelong creator and having our free mobile apps on Chromebooks will help us reach millions more students who can bring their ideas to life.”
Adobes responsibility to allowing creativity in classrooms, delivering software and solutions across devices maybe underscored due to this recent announcement. However, students and teachers have all agreed that technology provides more digital tools and outlets for creativity, according to a study completed by Adobe “Gen Z in the classroom: Creating the future”.
The results that were collected from this research has shown the following:
Students between the ages of 11 and 17
Teachers who teach students ages 11 – 17
“Creativity is essential to students’ future careers”
“They view technology as key to their career preparedness”
In addition to these results, they had found 90% of the Gen Z students had said that they are better prepared for the future due to how well they know understand technology.
By aiding the importance of creativity and technology in the classroom, Adobe is releasing the updated Creative Cloud apps that take advantage of Chromebooks strengths; speed and simplicity which makes these devices ideal for students in and out of the classroom.
The collection of applications that is being launching in the upcoming weeks are: