Curriculum and Tutorials

Adobe Digital School Collection Teacher Resources
Adobe Instructional Resources and Curriculum Guides
Adobe TV Education Channel
            Digital School Collection:
Fresh i Films: Enrichment programs, camps and curriculum.

Adobe Exchange: A great new resource for lessons and curriculum


The Art of Digital Storytelling
Digital Storytelling Finds Its Place in the Classroom


Teaching Copyright
Image Piracy
Copyright For Video Producers


The International Student Media Festival (ISMF)
The Northwest High School Film Festival
National Film Festival for Talented Youth


Adobe Photoshop Elements Techniques: Great online video tutorials and monthly magazine.

Screen Capture Software

Adobe Captivate:
Adobe® Captivate™ software enables anyone to rapidly create powerful and engaging simulations, software demonstrations, and scenario-based training without programming knowledge or multimedia skills.
Camtasia Studio:
Camtasia Studio is the complete professional solution for recording, editing and sharing high-quality screen video on the Web, CD-ROM and portable media players, including iPod.
Jing: Free version of Techsmith’s screen capture software.


Youth-Powered Video, “A hands-on Curriculum for Teaching Documentary”
Adobe Classroom in a Book Series: I use many of these as the text in my classroom.
Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 for Digital Photographers

Photoshop Clickstep: This is a great book written by a fellow Adobe Education Leader.

Public Service Announcements

Using Public Service Announcements in the Classroom by Kathy Schrock
Making a Public Service Announcement by Art Wolinsky
Great five minute presentation with some good tips and links.
Office of National Drug Control Policy: Television Ads
National Insititute on Drub Abuse


Classroom Documentaries and the Mechanics of Storytelling by Andy Carvin
This PowerPoint presentation is a gold mine.
Oral History
Archives The Internet Archive is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded to build an Internet library, with the purpose of offering permanent access for researchers, historians, and scholars to historical collections that exist in digital format.
The National Archives


Magnatune: Magnatune provides you with on-demand music licensing of a selective roster of over 200 recording artists in a wide variety of genres and collections. Free mp3 versions for students. Each mp3 will end with spoken text that says "you just heard..." or you can purchase the album and use the music.
Creative Commons: Licensing varies.
Digital Juice: Digital Juice is the world leader in royalty-free professional animations, stock footage, music, layered graphics, clip art, and templates.
Adobe Soundbooth: If you have Adobe Soundbooth you can easily create scores to match your project.

Free Stock Photos

Stock.XCHNG:   Read licensing

Government Sites

National Archives:
Library of Congress:
American Memory:

Media Players

Adobe Media Player (


Adobe Blog

Free Animation Tools

DoInk: Free on-line drawing and animation tools
Google Sketchup: This is a very easy and fun software that you students will enjoy using. My brother-in-law uses it in the Architechure program at the University of Washington.
Pivot Stickfigure Animator is a unique software, that allows you to create stick figure animations easily and without any artistic skills.
Maya Personal Learning Edition: This is the free version of Maya that includes a watermark on your designs but it is a great way to introduce your students to Maya until you can afford to purchase the real thing.

Professional Development

Adobe Professional Development: Two days of on-site workshops included with software purchase. Educational institutions that make a qualifying purchase of Adobe software licenses will receive two consecutive days of on-site professional development.
Total Training Online: High quality training
Lynda Training Online: Huge library
Atomic Learning Online: Designed for schools, well established company