Jen Miller, who writes about technology for CIO.com, shares how novel creative applications such as Adobe Creative Cloud can enable students develop crucial soft skills that employers usually value.
Miller writes how teachers are finding new applications for this kind of technology to encourage digital creativity in their classes.
Miller shares a recent study on creative problem-solving, where Adobe found 86 percent of educators and 85 percent of policymakers believe students who excel at problem-solving will have better-paying jobs in the future.
There's a discrepancy, however, as researchers of the study conclude that globally, 79 percent of educators say there's a lack of time designated for creativity, and 73 percent say there's a lack of access to software in classrooms.
Miller recommends a solution: Adobe Creative Cloud. The suite offers more than 20 apps, including Photoshop, Illustrator and Lightroom.
Miller points out that these apps will also allow teachers to get a better view of students' thought processes, and their project outcomes. Read the Entire Article
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