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Back to School Tech Hack: Adobe Document Cloud

Back-to-school season is upon us and with it comes a slew of new technology to make the lives of students and teachers easier. Adobe has a product that could lower the classroom paper consumption and clutter and it comes in the form of the Document Cloud.

“Adobe Document Cloud combines a completely reimagined Adobe Acrobat with the power of e-signatures,” according to Adobe, “Now, you can edit, sign, send and track documents wherever you are — across desktops, mobile and web. All from Adobe, the company that invented PDF.”

This technology is deigned with organization in mind and according to D. Frank Smith of EdTechMagazine, the platform can be a great way to start off a paperless year.

There are three ways in which the Adobe Document Cloud can help with the clutter, according to Smith. Smith insists that working between platforms with ease, e-signatures and revolutionized contracts, and harnessing the power of mobility are three perks to working with the technology.

“CreativeSync, a mix of existing and new sync technologies, lets users seamlessly switch between desktop software and mobile apps, bringing with them all of the necessary files, photos, fonts, settings and other design elements,” according to Smith.

Smith sees this technology as a quick and painless way of transitioning between multiple devices, especially with the 1:1 programs that are being implemented in many schools.  This means students will be managing multiple devices.

“We are already starting to see how students are adopting new creative and collaborative workflows, which start with ad hoc ideation on a smartphone, include iterations on tablet computers and receive final touch-ups on the full desktop application for either Windows or Mac," says Johann Zimmern, head of Adobe's worldwide education division.

Classroom organization, if taken advantage of at the beginning of the year, could make all the difference moving forward. Educators have multiple students to keep track of along with their own lessons and notes.

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Article by Navindra Persaud, Education World Contributor

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