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Posted on Oct 26, 2014 by Imelda Hernández Latest activity: Oct 29, 2014

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Develop a story using the storyboard technique contribute to the realization of a communicative product with a clear and effective message.

3D Printing from Photoshop in the Classroom?

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Veronica Sarmiento Latest activity: Oct 24, 2014

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Hi there! So my school district is investing in "emerging technologies" and I was asked if I would like a 3D printer for my classroom. Duh! Obviously it has to work with my curriculum, which I can make happen, but I would love to hear some ideas out there on how you currently (or would like to) use a 3D printer in your classroom. What kind of projects do you have the students do, and how easy is it to print from Photoshop? My courses are digital design and commercial art technology. Please share y... Read More

Best source for 3D models for use in Photoshop, After Effects and Premiere Pro?

Posted on Oct 21, 2014 by Colin Byers Latest activity: Oct 22, 2014

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I teach photoshop, after effects and premiere pro in my media arts classes and I would like to use more 3D models in my work. I have had students use some in the past (for example) and I would like to use more. However, I don't have 3D software (like maya or 3dmax) to create my own and I don't plan to spend the money to purchase 3D software. Does anyone have any resources that you would suggest for finding affordable 3D models (or free ones) that are reliable?

School of Skills

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 by pieter louw Latest activity: Oct 6, 2014

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Working with Derartment of Labor

Graphic Design Software

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 by Kimberly Larson Latest activity: Oct 21, 2014

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I'm just curious, what is your "go to" software as a graphic designer? I know that, of course, it will depend on the project but which program will you open first to work on most of your (print / screen / web) projects? 

Teaching Adobe Software--What works? What doesn't? What are the biggest challenges?

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by Neil Edde Latest activity: Oct 28, 2014

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Hi. I'm the new Associate Publisher at Peachpit, publishers of Adobe Press for over 12 years. Some of you might be familiar with our Classroom in a Book series. I'd like to continue Peachpit's history of reaching out to the teaching community to give instructors the opportunity to tell us what works and what doesn't work when it comes to teaching Adobe software in today's classrooms. A lot has changed in recent years, and we recognize that teachers and students alike can draw from a wide variety of learning... Read More

Need help with high school design conference....

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by Elizabeth Luna Latest activity: Oct 2, 2014

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I am working on developing a 'conference' for students interested in design (specifically Industrial, graphic, and architecture). The conference would focus around design thinking, and developing prototypes within a design charette atmosphere. Essentially, I would group students together and they would be tasked with a problem to solve and work through a design process to solve it. (for example - design your workspace... something open-ended but that has some ground to it so that high schoolers can grasp on... Read More

Digital Storytelling

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Oct 28, 2014

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How will you integrate digital storytelling into your curriculum to meet learning goals in your subject area(s)? This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop called Teach Visual Literacy: Digital Storytelling.

Deploying the Visual Design using Adobe Photoshop CC Curriculum

Posted on Sep 18, 2014 by KAREN WALSH Latest activity: Sep 20, 2014

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Hello, forgive my ignorance here, but I've been using the Visual Design for Photoshop CS6 and I really like how it's all bundled up in an interactive PDF file that the students can navigate easily. With the new Visual Design for Photoshop CC, it's different - WAY different. I'm struggling with how to actually give my students access to this so that it's understandable. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

Life after BrowserLabs

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 by David Booker Latest activity: Sep 16, 2014

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Since Browser Labs no longer exist, is there an Adobe alternative to browser testing in Dreamweaver or another Adobe tool?

Integrating Technology into classroom Teaching

Posted on Sep 16, 2014 by Ashish Garg Latest activity: Sep 16, 2014

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Please share your best practices implementing innovative digital technologies into class room teaching to encourage students and engaged.

Learning & Using Flash

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 by Donna Dolan Latest activity: Sep 16, 2014

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I have several high school seniors that have been working with various Adobe products over the years.  They are learning the basics of Flash now.   We use Classroom in a Book and Adobe TV for learning, but I need a simple project to do to reinforce their new skills.  I've looked in the resources, but most resources I've viewed are more complex than what I'm looking for.   What do you think is important to their development of the foundations of Flash?   AND Do you h... Read More

CTE + Common Core = ???

Posted on Sep 12, 2014 by Mark Hajewski Latest activity: Sep 12, 2014

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I suggest that Career Technical Educators have contributions that can be made to the core testing skills that students will be required to have moving forward. CTE Educators work with a variety of topics that take knowledge based content up to higher order integration and synthesis. There is a conversation between the Applied Core and the Academic Core classes that should help students see that habits of mind have value throughout the campus, in all of their classes and beyond.  What efforts are ... Read More

STEAM and Graphic Design

Posted on Sep 2, 2014 by tannizia anthony Latest activity: Sep 2, 2014

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How do you think STEAM can be incorporated in our graphic design class?


Posted on Aug 31, 2014 by Louis DePriest Latest activity: Aug 31, 2014

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How do you decide whom to follow? I look at the number of resources they have shared. Which is pretty selfish of me since I have not started sharing. I plan to as soon as I figure out how to share it. 

Is it all Smoke and Mirrors?

Posted on Aug 27, 2014 by Geoffrey Lee Latest activity: Aug 27, 2014

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The topics offered for discussion are interesting. The inclination to think like Simon Cowell should be in the back of our minds. The world of feel good does a disservice of false hope to the students and pupils under our care. Think like Simon, respond like Randy. When incompetence ran supreme in the applicants: 'please give me another chance, let me go through. I can do it at the next level.' Randy would say: "It's not happening today Dawg.' New content for new imaging formats? Up-... Read More

Captivate Multi SCORM Packager - Link from one topic to next topic

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 by Chee Soh Kian Latest activity: Aug 7, 2014

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Hi, I am using Captivate Multi SCORM Packager to combine my all my SCORM files (Topic 1 to Topic 5) become 1 SCORM file. Now my problem is how to create a button to link from 1 topic to another topic. For example, at the end of each topic (eg: Topic 1), I want to have a button for user to click and then can continue the training to Topic 2.  appreciate if someone can help me on this. Thank you.

How Much Self Video do Video-lectures need?

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 by CLAUDIA ACOSTA Latest activity: Aug 16, 2014

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I think the camera on the computers is located in the wrong place. Most of the self made video lectures and educational modules that use the laptop/desktop cameras, lack a professional looking frame of the host. Do we need to show the face of the host all the time during the video-lecture? How could we improve this essential part of the presentation?

Global video battle 2014

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 by Matthijs Clasener Latest activity: Jul 22, 2014

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This year we have done the third edition of the Global Video Battle! It was massive this year! Teachers all over the world could apply up to three groups/teams to make a video with. The very best shirt fiction movie possible.  A lot of the information can be found on Our finalists can be found on and Please let me know what you think and if you want to join next year! This competition was powered by Matthijs Clasener a... Read More

Teaching with less facilities

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 by Bhuvana Sriram Latest activity: Oct 17, 2014

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I am working in D.T.E.A.Sr. Sec.School, New Delhi. We are having students who are first learners of the family and in our school we don't have digital class rooms. We have an equipped computer lab and not very easily accessible to students. Can any one help me to give an idea how best I can make use of this availability.

NVQ Assessing tips for people assessing subjects that are not the creative mainstream subjects

Posted on Jul 18, 2014 by jason sanders Latest activity: Jul 28, 2014

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Hi I am an NVQ assessor that would like to move away from the usual 2000 word written report on a job the apprentice has carried out.  Please list expieriences tips and tricks you use to assess.  I assess Marine Engineering so maniulating a photo is not what im after from the student.  How ever good use of audio and video instead of a written report would be something to aspire too. Next how do you assess the audio and video where do you store it what kind of portfolio have you made for your... Read More

Leaders of Learning

Posted on Jul 13, 2014 by deston tanner Latest activity: Jul 19, 2014

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About this Course All of us carry explicit or implicit theories of learning. They manifest themselves in the ways we learn, the ways we teach, and the ways we think about leadership and learning. In Leaders of Learning, you will identify and develop your personal theory of learning, and explore how it fits into the shifting landscape of learning. This isn’t just about schools, it’s about the broader and bigg... Read More

Teaching Adobe offerings in public high schools.

Posted on Jul 10, 2014 by ron whittier Latest activity: Aug 24, 2014

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Looking for an Adobe certified person to teach the Adobe offerings in a public high school. Any help on where to best post the job opportunity? Does Adobe have a place to post such needs/opportunities?

Enhancing online education

Posted on Jun 29, 2014 by James Bender Latest activity: Jul 19, 2014

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What are three ways to get online students to engage in online learning? 

New course for me - Intro to Computer Graphics

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 by Michelle Coro Latest activity: Sep 5, 2014

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Help! I'm not even sure where to start. I'm teaching a new course (to me), Intro to Computer Graphics and I've been asked to focus on the Adobe suite. Any suggestions? I'm capable in the software, but not sure how to break them into step by step lessons and levels for primarily 9, but 9-12. Searching this site can be a bit overwhelming because there is so much great stuff to choose from.