July 25, 2017
by Jillian Brown
The Department is currently updating its eduSTAR Secondary School Software Suite to provide Victorian government secondary schools with comprehensive, up-to-date digital tools and software to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum and achievement of Education State targets.
From the start of Term 3, 2017 Victorian government secondary school teachers and students in Years 7 to 12 will have access to the following software.
Adobe Creative Cloud Apps and Design and Web K-12 Collection
Secondary Schools who have opted-in to access the Adobe Creative Cloud Apps and Design and Web K-12 Collection can now deploy this software to their school and student-owned devices. If your school did not opt in – it’s not too late, please contact Brooke McNamara: email@example.com
The Department has licensed this software for secondary schools from the start of Term 3, 2017 until the end of March 2019. (Use of the software after this time will require a new Agreement.)
WHY WOULD YOU USE THIS SOFTWARE?
This software can be used to support the implementation of the Victorian Curriculum, VET and VCE. It can be used across a range of Learning Areas for the creation of documents, animations, audio, videos and websites. In addition, this software has specific relevance to learning and teaching of The Arts, Technologies and Critical and Creative Thinking.
HOW DO YOU ACCESS THIS SOFTWARE?
Instructions have been provided to all school’s Specialist Technicians on how to deploy this software to school-owned and student BYO devices through the eduSTAR Software Catalogue: www.edustar.vic.edu.au/software
New versions of the eduSTAR Secondary School Software image (v7.1) will be issued over Term 3 and will contain Acrobat Pro and Photoshop by default.
Due to the size of the software, the other titles have been split into packages for download.
The full list of the software packages are provided on the following pages.
WHERE CAN YOU ACCESS SUPPORT TO USE THIS SOFTWARE?
Adobe for Education DigiPub provides an overview of each software title, ideas on how it can be used in learning and teaching and links to resources including user guides and tutorials. Go to: http://www.digipubs.vic.edu.au/program/adobe-in-education/home
Adobe Education Exchange provides free online professional learning courses, teaching materials and access to Adobe’s online community of creative educators. Go to: https://edex.adobe.com/
Professional learning sessions will be held in each region during Term 3. To register your interest in attending these sessions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FIND OUT MORE: Contact Digital Learning at: email@example.com
SOFTWARE PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD DESKTOP APPS FOR SCHOOL OWNED COMPUTERS
System requirements: Win 7, 8 or 10 and Mac OSX 10.10 or later.
ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD DESIGN AND WEB APPS FOR STUDENTS BYOD
System requirements: Win 7, 8 or 10 and Mac OSX 10.10 or later