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Teaching good work ethic and leadership skills in the classroom.

Posted on Nov 7, 2015 by Brent Jaffe Latest activity: Nov 25, 2015

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I am a high school media teacher that teaches an introductory class in digital media to 9th graders. I feel that the maturity and skill level of my students requires that I provide a lot of control over the procedures and steps to the point that they do not have to take on a lot of responsibility and leadership for the projects they work on. But, soft skills and leadership are supposed to be incorporated into my class. The classes they take after mine incorporate much more independe... Read More

In search for good way to use Adobe CC to teach Computer Programming.

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 by philip hall Latest activity: Nov 6, 2015

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I am looking for exciting ways and great curriculum to teach Computer Programming using Adobe CC.  Perhaps with Game Development and Android development... But perhaps even some scripting in After Effects...  It needs to be something were the students are working directly with the code and can gain an understanding of what the code is for.

Does anyone have 4K thoughts -

Posted on Nov 2, 2015 by Niranjan Meegammana Latest activity: Nov 2, 2015

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I teach Film Skills at AYV program in Sri Lanka making Short Films.One idea youth came up with was to do a 4K narrative short film for sundanceIts amazing that they have such aspirations. So I want to support them. I have 5D Mark III , 2K / Premiere Pro + After Effects Good ExperiencesOne idea is to shoot RAW using magic lantern for 5D Mark IIII am not sure how to edit 4K --Any of your thoughts will help in this 4K challange

Vector graphics Vs. Raster graphics - Review

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Nov 17, 2015

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In computer graphics, a raster graphics image or bitmap is a data structure representing a generally rectangular grid of pixels, or points of color, viewable via a monitor, paper, or other display medium. Raster images are stored in image files with varying formats (see Comparison of graphics file formats). A bitmap corresponds bit-for-bit with an image displayed on a screen, generally in the same format used for storage in the display's video memory, or maybe as a device-independent bitmap. A bitmap is te... Read More

Adobe Ink pen or JOT TOUCH?

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 22, 2015

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I have read that Adobe Ink is a fine-tip, pressure-sensitive pen built using Adonit Pixelpoint technology to give you greater creative control and unprecedented precision. In other hand some people said that Jot Touch feels like a real life brush that we will be using in real life, and that it will get fatter and thinner depending on the pressure. I'm a old school drawer, I enjoy drawing on paper. However I want to learn how to start drawing digitally on my iPad.  Can anyone help me c... Read More

How to restore the pixels of a photo?

Posted on Sep 21, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 22, 2015

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There is many tutorial on How to Change Image Resolution in Adobe Photoshop. However, I could not ever find a tutorial where can explain how can we restore the pixel of a photo. If a I have a small photo were the resolution is small, how I can make this photo larger without loosing its quality and resolution? If this possible? 

Students registering on AEE

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 by Ella Park Latest activity: Nov 8, 2015

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Is Adobe ED Ex just catering to teachers. I like to have students go through one of the workshops. 

What are your best practices to help weak students

Posted on Aug 21, 2015 by Niranjan Meegammana Latest activity: Oct 1, 2015

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One of the problems I have is widening knowledge gap in class as training goes on. I have the challenge of keeping the momentum of the fast learners without slowing down and increase the knowledge and skills of the less fast learners.Will extra time allocation help?Will reduction of workload help?Will remixing the class help?Please help with your experiences ?

Visual Literacy Meets Information Literacy: Academic Libraries address the new challenges of the 21st Century

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 by judith schwartz Latest activity: Jul 28, 2015

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My research project is an exploration of BEST PRACTICES for teaching Visual Literacy. Many academic libraries are now including “new” literacies, in their Information Literacy library instruction. Please take 5 minutes to complete this short survey from the link below which focuses on teaching Visual Literacy in academic libraries. Survey responses will be used to help shape a research project currently underway as part of the New York Metropolitan Library Council's myMETRO Researchers Proje... Read More

Using Adobe Learner Analytics Dashboard

Posted on Jun 15, 2015 by Ares Hovhannesyan Latest activity: Jun 15, 2015

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We are looking to start using Adobe Learner Analytics Dashboard for our University. Would be interesting to know others who have experience with it. Thanks

Drawing Tablet suggestions needed

Posted on May 21, 2015 by Wendy Sandstrom Latest activity: Sep 19, 2015

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Hello, There are already a few discussions out there, but my situation is a bit different so I started a new topic. Thank you in advance to anyone who replies! Background: I am considering purchasing a drawing tablet. Our school has discounts available thru a reseller on Wacom tablets. I know there are others out there, but Wacom is where I am starting to look (discounts are huge since this will more than likely be a personal investment). Why purchase one?: This is really just professional development... Read More

Open-ended After Effects Projects?

Posted on Apr 26, 2015 by Tyler Dockery Latest activity: Jun 19, 2015

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Do you have any examples of open-ended After Effects Projects? I have a class which teacher Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects in 16 weeks. We run several film projects, but only 1 After Effects project. At this time, that project is "Getting hit by a car". While there are numerous tutorials for this online, the students are having a good time. However, I'd like to know if you are running any open-ended AE projects, and what they might be.

Using Adobe curriculum solely for ACA prep in high school

Posted on Apr 22, 2015 by erick miseroy Latest activity: May 7, 2015

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Hi- Im in the middle of developing a couple adobe based courses that will end with students taking (passing) the ACA. Anyone use just the available curriculum for this purpose?  What problems did you have or not have?? Thanks in advance for the time and knowledge. 

Want to help me spend money?

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by Mike Skocko Latest activity: Apr 22, 2015

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I run a digital arts lab and have to spend $2,200 in the next 10 days. No single item can be in excess of $500 and all purchases must involve POs so credit cards are verboten. It's use it or loose it dough for our program and I don't want to waste it. Sounds fun, right? Yeah, well, here's where you'll begin to hate me. Over the past half dozen years we've gone from rags to riches. Next year we'll have new 27" iMacs and the Creative Cloud (bye bye CS6). We have a large format printer and scanner, pl... Read More

Adobe Intro modules for middle school CTE

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 by ian moore Latest activity: Apr 16, 2015

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I need some help putting together several two week modules using Adobe CC as the foundation. My higher ups want me to buy from another vendor but all they seem to offer is toys and marginal software. We own  Web Premium CS5.5 and a few machines have Premiere Pro CS 6 and we are about upgrade. I need to try and develop at least 5 as many as 10 self contained, project based units. I was thinking video production, audio production, photoshop, web design, flash animation, app development, digital design, m... Read More

Using Creative Commons Practically and cutting the HASSLE!

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 by Ian Upton Latest activity: Aug 3, 2015

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I created this post as a reply to  Sandra Hodges question. But then I thought it was such an important topic - especially when we are being asked to create stuff (which can be potentially 'published' - think flipped classrooms and whatnot) that I would start a thread where I hope we can discuss using materials we source on the web legally and practically and WITHOUT HASSLE! And maybe even share some of these resources. Using images / video / sound whatever is a key elem... Read More

Desired outcomes, assessment, and pain points.

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 by Neil Edde Latest activity: Mar 10, 2015

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Hi there. In our ongoing efforts to better serve both the Adobe learner and instructor population, the Editorial team at Adobe Press (managed by the Peachpit team at Pearson) is seeking more feedback from members of the Adobe Education Exchange. Three seemingly simple questions, but we know they're much more complex than many people realize. We'd greatly appreciate any insights you'd be willing to share.  1. What are the desired learning outcomes for your students? i.e., What are the takeaways fr... Read More

Using Video Clips to give Students Feedback?

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 by Mary Malinconico Latest activity: Aug 6, 2015

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I was wondering if anyone is using video clips to provide feedback to students via any E-Learning systems like Blackboard. I was to start doing this in the Fall but wanted to know the pros and cons for doing it.

warmer/ ice-breaker exercise

Posted on Feb 4, 2015 by Chris Schnell Latest activity: Sep 9, 2015

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Hi allI am wondering if you use any warmers/ ice-breaker exercises in your creative learning environment you want to share.Thank you.Have a great day Chris

Systemic Innovation: Austin High School Video Game Design collaborates with Pakistan Music Culture

Posted on Feb 1, 2015 by David Conover Latest activity: Apr 8, 2015

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In this project, I am trying to bring together the characteristics of a global classroom. My students and I are developing a syllabus. We will blend together design thinking, problem-solving, learning, tutoring, student voice, Team learning and assessment through video conferencing and a simulated learning environment. In order to build capacity for this program of study, what Adobe lessons or activities would you suggest as a best practice to research and review? I have a number of thoughts and questions t... Read More


Posted on Jan 31, 2015 by Kevin Theisen Latest activity: Feb 18, 2015

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I ma new to ID, but I notice in most if not all of the training videos columns are used.  What is best practice concerning the use of columns? And can you set a default?

Cognitive distortion

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 by Brian Pope Latest activity: Feb 11, 2015

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I work with people who are often misinterpreting information as a result of mental health issues and/or due to autonmomic nervous system imbalence. I'm interested in exploring best practice in this area and would welcome any comments

Adobe PDF Portfolio

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Beverly Tate Latest activity: Mar 10, 2015

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I created my first PDF portfolio, I find it fascinating to use and to teach others how to create an interactive Portfolio for employers to look through without hassles. Any one else have any thoughts on it? Or have tried it?