Spark for Education is now available to students and teachers for free of charge. Normally, priced at $120 per year and available on the spark for education website, now free of charge, “enables students to express themselves via graphics, Web stories and video to complete their school assignments and showcase digital creativity”, says Adobe.
This announcement comes after Apple has gained focus on education, with the launch of a low cost iPad and a classroom app, Apple school manager. A plan to bring Apple to the schools.
Adobe’s research has shown that jobs of the future will demand both creativity and creative problem solving skills, two different capabilities that 97% of educators recognize as being essential for students to learn in school. The research also shows that the biggest barriers educators currently face to these skills are the lack of access to necessary tools and technologies, and the time required to teach students how to use creative tools. Adobe Spark for Education was built to solve both of these issues. In addition to making the application free for schools, adobe has also introduced named user licensing, enabling students to log into their account and work on creative projects from any location on any device, even from their homes. These license can be developed by K-12 schools in a way that is consistent with data privacy laws including COPPA.