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Creative Commons and use

Posted on Mar 16, 2015 by Sandra Hodges Latest activity: Mar 21, 2015

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I ventured into the Creative Commons sight in order to grab some pictures of fruits and vegetables and I see that there is a price for the use of the images.  Without venturing back into Week 2 video - is there someone else out there that knows what to do?  How do we use images without paying when the use is for something like our lessons?

How do I control repeat of extrusion material?

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 by Tommy Bonté Latest activity: Mar 5, 2015

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Hi, I´m a newbie to Photoshop 3D and try to make a bottle with a label wrapped around it (made a side and turned it a 360 degrees). So far so good. But later on I want to make a label around it by "edit texture", and when I do that the graphic elements repeats once. I would like it to only appear onde covering the whole surface. What can I do better? I´m also searching for good tutorials regarding 3D editing and creation in Photoshop. I found several courses online, but I´m l... Read More

Do you have a great way to teach file types?

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 by Dawn Bradley Latest activity: Feb 14, 2015

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I am looking for a great way to teach graphic file types. I normally use some old lessons that created about 10 years ago, but I would love a fresh approach to teaching this content. If you have a fresh, new idea for this, please share with me. 

Have you tried Adobe Premiere Clip?

Posted on Jan 30, 2015 by Adobe Education Latest activity: Feb 18, 2015

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Describe your experience of using Adobe Premiere Clip to share a story. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Adobe Premiere Clip as an on-the-go video production tool in your practice?  Note: Find out more information about Premiere Clip, discover selected lesson plans for using Premiere Clip in the classroom, and connect with the community of Premiere Clip users at the Premiere Clip portal. 

Benefits of Adobe Products

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by Jesus Sandoval Latest activity: Feb 20, 2015

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Which Adobe products would have an immediate impact in my science classroom? I am new and would like to focus my first efforts in classroom presentation tools that will get my students attention.

Future Learning- How do we as educators use online sites & apps to support learning in and out of the classroom?

Posted on Dec 3, 2014 by Dominic McCall Latest activity: Feb 10, 2015

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I have been struck recently by the opportunities of online sites, apps & networks at bring world class 'best Practice to my learners in a small town called Barnsley in Yorkshire UK. Fully aware that teachers/ Educators are doing similar work bringing this outside world of artists and professionals within the arts industry into their classrooms/ learning environments.  However what excites me is the opportunity that students have from we educators introducing this 'Lexicon' of the learning in the... Read More

Technology and special education

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 by Jennifer Skelton Latest activity: Dec 1, 2014

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Does anyone have some additional digital tools for students with severe disabilities?  I am looking specifically doe writing tools tha t would help students edit simple sentences.  Also a tool to help students learn the coin values in order. Thanks Jen

How large should a training lab be?

Posted on Nov 22, 2014 by Greg Mansur Latest activity: Nov 24, 2014

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How large should a training lab be? 10 workstations? 20 workstations? 30 workstations? 40 workstations? I teach motion graphics/Photoshop and After Effects, in a lab with 12 workstations. Each semester I have one or two students who have difficulty grasping concepts during hands on lectures. I will give them direct attention then suggest they meet after class for 1 on 1. I need to keep to the syllabus moving. Sometimes a workstation will have technical problems. I have a backup workstation for this very re... Read More

Frustrated creative educator looking for solutions

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: Dec 1, 2014

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Hi there I am creative individual and passionate educator, though I have had enough of the "traditional" school system. I try and try to run initiatives in my school, lead programs to create change, encourage my school to focus on creativity, though I feel that I am hitting a brick wall. Does anyone have any solutions to creating a culture of change in high school's?

Do you teach Exposure Triangle with Camera Simulators? Or is there another method you prefer?

Posted on Nov 5, 2014 by Colin Byers Latest activity: Jan 29, 2015

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 Many exposure mistakes and mishaps can be fixed in post... however, getting the right exposure certainly speeds up productivity. Before my students work with Photoshop and Lightroom I need to teach them how to take a good photograph with correct exposure. The exposure triangle can be a tough concept for new students, luckily there are a few great resources out there. If you have some share them in the comments. Here are a few I often use: http://www.canonoutsideofauto.ca/play/ http://www.ph... Read More


Posted on Nov 4, 2014 by doug jackson Latest activity: Nov 19, 2014

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I am teaching Dreamweaver CS5, HTML 5, and we are trying to install widgets, but the widget browser seems to have gone away and Adobe is trying to get everybody to use the cloud.....anybody out there still using an older version able to install widgets?

Preventative measures for academic integrity

Posted on Oct 31, 2014 by Lee Smith Latest activity: Dec 11, 2014

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Currently, I use the Adobe Classroom in a Book series for AI, PS, and ID.  The problem I find is that students in my 16 week class will slack too much and come crunch time, make provisions to "complete" their work.  I'm interested in your thoughts on how to prevent cheating with these lessons.  I have attached due dates to the lessons where before they were just to be complete by the end of the semester. I've considered the following: 1. Taint the lesson END files with metadata an... Read More

Adobe FormsCentral

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 by Carlos Santander Latest activity: Oct 9, 2014

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Hi everyone, I am exploring ideas on how to utilise Adobe Forms to have my class create a survey which they can then go out on an excursion and complete with people from their community. The idea is to have a survey that is online so as they students can take and complete the surveys on their iPads which out in the field. They will be all hooked up to a WiFi hotspot, this will hopefully reduce human error, writing and spelling mistakes and also allow the students to have faster and direct analysis of their... Read More

Teaching with Adobe Premiere Pro

Posted on Sep 19, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Feb 2, 2015

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How do you envision integrating Premiere Pro and video into your curriculum? Try to contribute two specific examples. This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop: Up and Running with Adobe Premiere Pro.

Online Learning Management System

Posted on Sep 15, 2014 by Ashish Garg Latest activity: Jan 22, 2015

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Please suggest your ideas, what is the easiest way to develop and manage online learning management portal. 

Acrobat Pro

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 by Stephanie Davidson Latest activity: Dec 2, 2014

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I once thought I was proficient at Acrobat Pro but after taking the Train the Trainer course, I realized I have even scratched the surface. I challenge each educator to take a few of the workshops about Acrobat Pro.


Posted on Aug 19, 2014 by Paul Johnston Latest activity: Sep 8, 2014

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How do you teach those students with low literacy and numeracy skills how to code?

Interactive PDFs

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Aug 14, 2014

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I use interactive PDFs to connect with my students. For example all of my quizzes, diagnostics, handouts have some interactive feature. My favorite is my self grading rubrics which allow my to select a performance level for a students work...Acrobat adds up the total for me and I add audio feedback. How do you use interactive PDFs to connect to your students?  

Adobe Acrobat

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 by Henry Sandoval Latest activity: Jan 22, 2015

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I am a newbie when it come to Acrobat and I hope to find more ways to use this application in my Digital Printing & Design class.

Top Online Resources for Your Classes? (Putting together the Art Heroes "Creative Arsenal")

Posted on Jun 26, 2014 by Kevin McMahon Latest activity: Jul 28, 2014

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So I am putting together the Art Heroes' "Creative Arsenal" i.e., the impossible task of narrowing down the top, free online resources for aspiring creatives (periodicals, blogs, app tutorials, etc.) Knowing that I am surely missing quite a few, I would love to know what the "go-to" sites are for you and your classes.  Thanks! http://art-heroes.org/creative-arsenal

Using Adobe Photoshop Elements

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Feb 22, 2015

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Have you used Photoshop Elements to create and share images? Describe your experience as a user. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Photoshop Elements as an image editing tool in your practice?