The highest we have is Elements as well, and in some cases even Elements 2.0

In our main lab I have used GIMP with good success, although it can be quirky and the learning curve is high. My 8th graders picked it up pretty easily, but I am not sure if it would be easily accessible to 6th. In 5th-7th we have been able to do most of what we wanted to do (for curriculum-related drawings and images) with Paint, and K-4 we use KidPix.

I need to clarify which Adobe tools are in which suite, but I am also wondering about starting to purchase some of the “bigger” tools for our middle school. I guess it depends on the level and type of use. I recall a session on the new Acrobat Standard at which I saw some great features for graphic design, and integration with Elements.


on 2/20/09 11:30 AM, Ellen Matthews wrote:

We are a K-8 school and presently have Photoshop Elements in our two computer labs--not classrooms or carts--for student use. We have one person in the building who has CS4 on a couple of computers and wants us to upgrade 3 more. Does anyone else provide this level of Photoshop for middle school students? Is Elements enough?
Ellen Matthews
Educational Technology Specialist
Shelburne Community School
345 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482
802.985.3331 x272