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My Creative Vision: creative teaching

Posted on Apr 22, 2014 by Tamera Burns Latest activity: Apr 22, 2014

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My creative vision is based on setting up teaching environments that foster a high level of engagement.  This springboard will allow for students to first learn specific new skills, then to collaborate on how these new skills could be used in different ways, and finally to apply the first two parts of this to create a product that demonstrates new thoughts and new directions.  Rubrics for such work will be anchored in the following criteria:  originality, flexibility, collaboration and newly... Read More

Endangered marine species

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 by Tamera Burns Latest activity: Apr 22, 2014

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In this art inspired assignment, students used the lists of marine species from the NE United States.  In a conjunction with NOAA we developed a mixed media assignment for students to "tell their story" after they had done online research.  This was a terrific assignment and one that brought all students into creating their visions.

Adobe Software Licensing

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by chuck laiti Latest activity: Mar 20, 2014

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Adobe's move to subscription based software is a game changer in terms of how I manage software and upgrades in my High School. Previously my district could purchase site licensing that would cover both our high schools. We are still using CS5 but got new iMac's over the summer and that software is less stable. I have to continually run scripts on individual machines to keep the software running. If I can be provided with an comprehensive informational page on licensing it would be helpful. I need... Read More

pacing guide

Posted on Mar 19, 2014 by michael kearney Latest activity: Apr 13, 2014

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Has anyone developed a pacing guide based on a 90 day semester for any of the Adobe curriculums?

Adobe Education vrs Literacy

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 by tavi barnes Latest activity: Mar 21, 2014

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Good morning Adobe Family, I am having doozie of a time trying to develop a PD plan. I have a group of students that I would love to use InDesign as a catalysis to help promote literacy in the classroom. I have a group of students that are below reading level and I would like to improve their reading. My plan is to use  InDesign as a way to as a way to enrich further reading literacy opportunities. Im actually stuck at this point.

Linked Learning 2.0: Custom Career Pathways

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 by Mike Skocko Latest activity: Feb 25, 2014

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We—the students and I—have finally received the green light from the superintendent to formally roll out Linked Learning 2.0 in our district next year and he wants it scaled. Several teachers and admins have already asked to sit down and explore that possibility. Specifics are briefly summarized in this Google Doc. I've begun tweeting with the #LinkedLearning20 hashtag and am hoping the powers that be, @IrvineFdn, @linked_learning, @ConnectEdOrg, @CADeptEd, @TomTorlakson, @California... Read More

State Portfolio Assessment Platform

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 by marcia blanco Latest activity: Feb 10, 2014

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Hi Folks! The State of Vermont is developing a portfolio assessment for Design and Visual communications. This means that we will have panels that review and assess both still work as well as time-based (aka: animation, web design, video) projects. We are looking for an online site that would allow us to do that. Any ideas? We bantered around Behance and Slide show, but that is not conducive to (in particular) interactive and animated works. Thanks!

best tablets for a HS Graphic Arts Studio?

Posted on Jan 27, 2014 by marni leikin Latest activity: Feb 23, 2014

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Hi all, Wondering what the feelings out there are, regarding drawing tablets. I have my own Wacom Intuos 5 and love it. What is a great tablet for a HS classroom? I have 12 chairs, would likely get 12 tablets, so economics are important....but would still rather have a piece of equipment that will last over something super cheap today. Any advice is welcome! Thanks so much, Marni

Create Educational GIFs!

Posted on Jan 10, 2014 by Sandie Cheng Latest activity: Apr 11, 2014

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Hey there! Over at Project ED, we love educational GIFs and frequently run contests where GIF creators can win awesome cash prizes. Here's an example of what we mean by an "educational GIF."  You can follow these easy steps to make your own educational GIFs to use in the classroom:  1. Get video camera and film something that you can loop 2. Cut video down to a short 3 second clip using Adobe Premiere3. Import to Photoshop using  Import --> Frames to Layers. Now, you can ed... Read More

Adobe learning resources for ELL/ESL students?

Posted on Dec 15, 2013 by Lynne Kesselman Latest activity: Feb 22, 2014

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Could anyone suggest some resources for students who are not native English language learners?  I am specifically looking for  resources for my high school students who struggle to read English language handouts or even view a video that is not in their native language.  My most pressing need is for my students who are from China, but also have Spanish speaking students who would benefit from additional resources for Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, and/or... Read More

Video Tutorials - A way of Reaching Students

Posted on Nov 4, 2013 by Tony Bolder Latest activity: Feb 13, 2014

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I have started to create a series of video tutorials based on the subject area my students are studying. Their area of study is Interactive Media, which includes a great number of creative prospects. What experience have you in the creation of these type of video's, and have you been able to assess progress after introducing such tutorials?

Self Evaluation of creativity

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by Rajesh Krishnan Latest activity: Feb 26, 2014

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The topic of discussion in any art class is to bring out the creativity in individuals, students, teachers or professionals by us. Perhaps a better starting place would be to understand our own creativity levels. Any experiences, best practices and thoughts on how we go about it. An oft repeated statement is that creativity diminishes as we age. Whether true or not, how to sustain our creativity levels, measuring methods and ensure that we infuse greater or better techniques to bring out creativity in other... Read More

ASU Graphic Design Student Association

Posted on Oct 19, 2013 by Mookesh Patel Latest activity: Nov 12, 2013

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How effective are student associations at your school? The Graphic Design Student Association (GDSA) for Arizona State University is a large campus organization that represents the Graphic Design community as a whole. The GDSA is a vital resource for students, helping to make their ASU educational and extracurricular experience the best it can possibly be. We provide them with countless networking opportunities, intentional programming, and a means to connect with each other and ASU through volunteer,... Read More

Basics of graphic design in Medicine

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 by Rajesh Krishnan Latest activity: Oct 13, 2013

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I would like to gauge the interest level and understanding the best practices in creating print designs and motions graphics with reference to topics in healthcare. Typically creative designers with experience in healthcare are much sought by advertising agencies, either as a full employment or freelancing. I would be able to add meaningful content with relevance to the experience and specific topics. Feel free to ask your queries. By the way, I have learnt by asking from my peers.

Behance student portfolios

Posted on Oct 7, 2013 by jamie leduc Latest activity: Feb 13, 2014

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I infused  behance as a portfolio site for my animation class.  I really love the simplicity and power of the site, but I am wondering if there is a workaround to upload fla files?

Measure Creativity

Posted on Sep 27, 2013 by Sorin HASEGAN Latest activity: Oct 19, 2013

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In the Adobe Education Train the Trainer course we found a lot of talks about Creativity and the role of creativity in education.  I find very interesting and useful informations about these subjects, but not so much about measuring the creativity. I am a scientist by education and I am interested to know more about this subject from educators like you. I list here two resources that I found useful on this subject: Measuring Creativity: the book Four Ways to Measure Creativity

Muse vs Wix

Posted on Sep 26, 2013 by Imelda Hernández Latest activity: Oct 14, 2013

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What is the difference between Muse and Wix?How I can get Adobe Muse?

What Comes First?

Posted on Sep 21, 2013 by Donna Dolan Latest activity: Mar 10, 2014

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Just curious, when introducing a new software to beginners, is it better to introduce the software interface and methodically get to know tools and panels with small activities, OR, is it better to get the students excited with one project that concentrate on one ore more tool/skill? Is it better to use books for learning skills, OR, demonstrations?

A Little Out of My League

Posted on Sep 18, 2013 by Marcia Blanco Latest activity: Oct 15, 2013

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Hi Folks! I have a student who really wants to develop mobile apps and wants to learn how to code. As a Design & Visual Communications teacher, I'm pretty comfortable with html and css and that is about it. I know that the best language for coding apps is Objective C, but that is pretty deep water for a kid learning to swim. He's a bright kid, but he's never programmed before I don't think he's ready to start at that level. What is the best building blocks for him? Should it be basic? Action script? Ba... Read More

Adobe strategies for low incidence/special education students

Posted on Sep 17, 2013 by Adam Blyweiss Latest activity: Nov 23, 2013

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Does anyone out there have strategies or prior lessons/plans/exercises/activities designed to educate and involve low-performing students in using the Adobe Creative Suite? We're at CS6 for AI/ID/PS, but I've been informed that my CTE rosters will be leveled to include some of these students. This will be my first time working with high school students at this level, so while I have textbook education on this situation I'm woefully underprepared for when the kids' rubber meets my curriculum's road.

Diseño de un portafolio en Acrobat

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 by Imelda Hernández Latest activity: Mar 26, 2014

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Esta actividad me llevó más tiempo, porque es la primera vez que utilizo Acrobat para diseñar un portafolio que intenta ser interactivo. Me falta todavía un mayor conocimiento de este software para realizar un portafolio más profesional. Sin embargo no quise pasar por alto la reflexión sobre el aprendizaje que obtuve al realizar esta actividad. Un portafolio con estas características tiene las siguientes virtudes: 1. Se puede realizar el dise&ntild... Read More

Lab Monitoring Software

Posted on Aug 20, 2013 by Judy Durkin Latest activity: Nov 14, 2013

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What software are you using to monitor computers in a lab environment? I like to walk around from time to time, but hovering around behind someone while they are at the computer is not fair. I used to have a desktop lab management program - can't remember the name of it. I am in a new school and I need a way to see my students' monitors from my computer. Help! 

Any suggestions on Professional Album Printing?

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 by Stephanie Steenstra Latest activity: Aug 19, 2013

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I'm looking to print an Heirloom Album on very high quality paper, leather bound, and possibly flush mounted. Any advice on who I should choose to print this? 12x12 with pages that I will upload from Photoshop.   Thank  you in advance for any advice from people who might have had wedding albums printed or similar cherished family albums.