If your district can afford it - you definitely want to go with ADOBE CS3.
It is the industry standard. The Volume licensing allows for up to 500
computers in one building and all staff computers to load the software.
Adobe has a complete design curriculum. My pre-teaching career was as a
graphic designer, way back in the dark ages, when type still came in Upper
and Lower Cases. I am having a blast teaching Photoshop and illustrator.
We don't have a lot of call for InDesign, yet, but the Flash video's my
students created are awesome.
Check out the ADOBE website.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ellen Burnside" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, February 16, 2008 9:27 AM
Subject: HS digital photo and computer art classes
My school is transforming our Photo 2 class to all digital next year.
Does anyone have any suggestions for getting started? Equipment,
software, project ideas? It will be a point and shoot class as we will
be requiring the kids to have their own cameras and most people don't
have digital SLRs. At this point, I feel we should use Photoshop
because as far as I know it is the industry gold standard. Any thoughts
on this? I am also attempting to broaden my computer art class to
include a sampling of programs. Currently I just teach Photoshop. I am
thinking Illustrator and InDesign would be good choices. Does anyone
know what the mainstays of industry are these days? What are other
folks using in similar classes?
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