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Cultivating Student Creativity with Adobe Express

Want to add some creativity to your assignments and empower your students? Try Adobe Express. Adobe Express (http://adobe.com/express/) can help your students transform their ideas and information into compelling graphics that speak for themselves. Learning to use this powerful tool will introduce your students to digital literacy skills that will serve them well in their educational journey and future careers. Adobe Express will stretch student’s creativity and move them beyond the basic skills of remembering and understanding. In this video we will give an overview of Adobe Express, some tips for use, and show some tangible examples of student assignments.

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Presenter Information

Suzanne Thompson

Instructional Technology Specialist Computer Science, French Studies, Health & Exercise Science

Suzanne Thompson is an Instructional Technology Specialist, part of the Instructional Technology Group (ITG), based out of the Office of the Dean of the College. She supports French Studies, Computer Science, and Health and Exercise Science. She received an MA in English from NCSU and a BA in English and French double major cum laude from Meredith College. Suzanne has taught English at Coastal Carolina University and online for Southern New Hampshire University. She has taught Multimedia and Graphic Design courses online and in the classroom for the Walter Isaacson School for New Media at Colorado Mountain College. She has experience as a Quality Matters Peer Reviewer and is a graduate of the Chair Academy leadership program. Suzanne has been making websites since 1997, and currently creates and maintains Wordpress sites for several departments and programs at Wake Forest University. She supports faculty with their use of Adobe tools, WordPress, Canvas, Kaltura, VoiceThread, Hypothesis, and other teaching applications, emphasizing accessibility, digital literacy, and creativity.

Dr. Abbie Wrights

Assistant Teaching Professor, Health and Exercise Science

Abbie Wrights received her Bachelor’s Degree in Athletic Training from Messiah College, her Master’s Degree in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University, and her Doctorate of Education in Kinesiology through the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her doctoral work focused on leveraging departmental teaching culture in order to promote innovative pedagogy. Professor Wrights teaches Health and Exercise Science 100: Lifestyles and Health and First Year Seminar 100: The Culture of Youth Sports. In addition to teaching, Dr. Wrights serves as a lower-division advisor and serves on various departmental and university committees. She is also the founder and facilitator of a monthly Teaching Roundtable Discussion in the HES Department.

Dr. Sergi Garcia Retortillo

Assistant Teaching Professor, Health and Exercise Science

Sergi Garcia-Retortillo, PhD. is Assistant Teaching Professor in the Department of Health and Exercise Science at Wake Forest University, where he teaches Introduction to Health and Exercise Science (HES 150), Human Physiology Labs (HES 350L) and Physiology of Exercise (HES 353). Dr. Garcia-Retortillo received his BS from University of Barcelona (Spain) in Exercise Science; BS from University Ramon Llull (Spain) in Physical Therapy; MSc Physical Activity and Health; and PhD from University of Barcelona in Exercise Science. His research focuses on the new framework of Network Physiology of Exercise, which investigates basic laws of interactions and principles of coordination and integration among diverse physiological systems during exercise. He is developing novel fitness assessment systems using network-based markers: (i) cardio-respiratory coordination; (ii) inter-muscular coordination; and (iii) cardio-muscular coordination.