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Year 7-9 Digital Technology National Curriculum

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Tim Bateup Latest activity: May 13, 2015

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Hi all, If anyone is using Adobe programs in Years 7, 8 or 9 with the new National Curriculum, would you mind sharing your ideas? As far as I can see, we need to have a focus on programming. I'd like to see what everyone is doing. I'm going to miss using Photoshop and the like in the Junior Secondary years. Thanks for your help!

Mobile Prototyping Methods

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 by HOLLY QUARZO Latest activity: Apr 17, 2015

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How do you create robust/effective mobile prototypes? clickable .pdf'smoviejQuery Mobilehotspots on images in HTMLresponsive designThird Party optionsInvision/POP/proto.io/pixate/FlintoKeynote Do you know of a workflow/app that Adobe recommends?

Fun Flash Resources

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by Tim Bateup Latest activity: Apr 16, 2015

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Hi all, I'm after a bit of help - has anyone got some basic, yet fun, Flash resources that could be used in the classroom with students in Grades 10-12?  I am planning to teach them things like motion and shape tweens and basic ActionScript 3.0. While I've got a few lessons up my sleeve, I would love to hear tried and tested ideas from others that the kids love. I've found it hard to engage them with Flash in previous years. Thanks all for your help!

Adobe Slate - Make your words and images move.

Posted on Apr 15, 2015 by sint_lucas_digital_publishing . Latest activity: May 17, 2015

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Creativity in education. Slate a free, easy-to-use iPad app that lets students and teachers turn words and images into beautifully formatted stories they can publish on the web. The Slate interface is fantastic for classroom learning and projects, because it is simple to add text, choose the right photo layout and apply curated looks and motion. Scrolling transitions make words and images move for an engaging read. Slate is a powerful communication tool for teachers and gives students an easy way to share... Read More

Using Power Point Animation and Presenter

Posted on Apr 4, 2015 by Bob Tuttle Latest activity: Apr 4, 2015

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There are a couple of things I have noticed about people using Power Point and Presenter: 1) Too much text on a slide, which makes it difficult to read, and 2) The lack of using animation on the slides. While Presenter is a great product, if people don't know how to do good (great) Power Point presentations, it detracts from Presenter. Does anyone else have thoughts about this?

Have you tried Adobe Slate?

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 by Adobe Education Latest activity: May 24, 2015

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Describe your experience of using Adobe Slate to share a story. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Adobe Slate as as a storytelling tool in your practice? Note: Find out more information about Slate, discover selected lesson briefs for using Slate in the classroom, and connect with the community of Slate users at the Adobe Slate portal.

Keen to hear how others teach Photoshop

Posted on Mar 30, 2015 by ant pelosi Latest activity: May 8, 2015

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I would love to hear the methods people use to introduce photoshop and the underpinning concepts to students with a range of computer skills. From people who think they know the software to people who are scared by it.

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: May 5, 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: May 24, 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.