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Fibonacci Sequence

Posted on Nov 13, 2015 by Chris Schnell Latest activity: Nov 13, 2015

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Does anyone teach students the secret ratio or amazing Fibonacci Sequence? How do you approach it?

Creativity and Noise

Posted on Nov 7, 2015 by Susanne Tamir Latest activity: Nov 13, 2015

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I found an interesting article about how a decent noisy background improves creativity. Would like to share it and know if you agree http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/665048?seq=1# i like an quiet environment and get my ideas in riding with my Mountain bike in the desert. But i see that many children really learn better with some noise in the background. May be its a question of character. Susanne

YouTube vs Vimeo

Posted on Nov 1, 2015 by Joel Aarons Latest activity: Nov 7, 2015

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Hi all, I just wanted to ask those who favor Vimeo over YouTube - what are the advantages? Why choose Vimeo over YouTube? Personally, I find Vimeo always has buffering lag times, which I never have with YouTube. I don't know if the quality between the two is that noticeable either.

Algorithms and Computational Thinking Using Python

Posted on Oct 26, 2015 by Patrick Harrison Latest activity: Nov 2, 2015

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I am collecting resources for my new course "Algorithms & Computational Thinking Using Python". I using Python3.5-32 which is a free download from Python.org.This version of Python is the newest stable version  available. Downloads for Mac, Window and linux. It includes a GUI Interface called IDLE. All free. https://www.jetbrains.com also has a free version of Python 3.5 snd a dynamic GUI front end. It is also free. It is called PyCharm Edu. It  provides tools to organize your code,... Read More

Anyone else having problems following others?

Posted on Oct 25, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Latest activity: Oct 29, 2015

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There are some Adobe Exchange members that I would like to follow but when I click the follow button it just shows the spinning icon but never goes through.  Anyone else having this issue or have a solution?  Ive tried it at home and at school and its the same.

What's the best sequence to learn film and graphics?

Posted on Oct 7, 2015 by Andrew Calvert Latest activity: Oct 30, 2015

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Hi all, Apologies if there is a topic for this already! I already know how to use Premiere to a certain degree of confidence but I want to add more graphic design elements to my and my students' film as well as work on publishing and web design to SOME  level. There are SO MANY Adobe programs and I'm wondering what ties or leads well into what. What order should I learn them in? Regards 

Beginning a new program

Posted on Oct 6, 2015 by Mary Jane Coker Latest activity: Nov 7, 2015

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Hi! I'm new to teaching Graphic Design, well I want to start a class teaching Graphic Design...we have limited technology and even more limited funds...what would you recommend I start with to develop a program for high school kids who have had nothing more than word, excel and powerpoint lessons? Thanks for your advice!

Using Illustrator patterns in presentations

Posted on Oct 4, 2015 by Nirupama Narasimhan Latest activity: Nov 7, 2015

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Every time I create a presentation, I'd like the background  theme to match the topic of the presentation. I use Adobe Illustrator to create patterns based on the topic and use the pattern as the background for the slides. In this way I find students are able to grasp what the presentation is all about immediately.

Connect Sessions between Educators

Posted on Oct 3, 2015 by Ares Hovhannesyan Latest activity: Oct 3, 2015

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Our Design Faculty at National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia are interested to held connect session between educators from other Universities. We would be happy to have connect session. Please inform us who are interested to participate. The subject of the session can be Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator or about creativity Please note that we are GMT+4.  Thank you

Adobe Edge Sharing Student files

Posted on Sep 15, 2015 by Magen Newman Latest activity: Sep 28, 2015

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I took the Animation course this summer and I was wondering, once my students create in Edge, how can they share the files with myself and the school community?

Photoshop for Photography: What do YOU think is most important tools for beginner students?

Posted on Sep 8, 2015 by Dawn Bradley Latest activity: Sep 10, 2015

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As a photographer and graphics teacher I have read many books and talked to many people about Photoshop for photography. It seems that everyone has different ideas on workflow and the most valuable tools in Photoshop. I had a discussion with a fellow graphics teacher about this the other night. We had very different approaches to teaching it. Now I would love to get opinions from my fellow EdEx gurus. Which tools do you cover first when teaching Photoshop for photography?

Digital Marking

Posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Nalin NAIDOO Latest activity: Oct 16, 2015

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How many of you have started using digital marking of student work? Please comment on the product and types of tools you use.

Education and technology before kindergarten

Posted on Jul 30, 2015 by jeremy galvan Latest activity: Jul 30, 2015

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I am a life long learner. I will study till I grow old. With that said, I have two children under 4 who use iPad and learn computer motions quick.  Should I let them run with it or limit their abilities?.  As a computer programmer and database developer, I see a world where learning computer from birth is a possibility... i have read studies and conducted limited research on technology and kids as a learning tool ,,, where do you stand?,, what have you contributed to this area?  Please endulg... Read More

Do you use Behance in your classes?

Posted on Jul 28, 2015 by Maureen LloydJames Latest activity: Sep 2, 2015

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I am looking for great ideas to use Behance in my university freshmen Introduction to Computers class. I use it but am looking for more creative ways of presenting it and getting students involved in using this application. Any ideas welcome :)

Adobe Voice : Examples of University Student Work

Posted on Jul 22, 2015 by Ian Upton Latest activity: Aug 22, 2015

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Hi all! I am currently running a series on technology use in the classroom and this week we are looking at Adobe Voice. I think this app has huge potential for enabling students to evidence work but finding real examples to demonstrate this is proving difficult! Does anyone have (or pointers to) real University Student Work I can showcase? Ian. 

Learning Management System - LMS

Posted on Jul 4, 2015 by Dario Carmelo Rapisarda Latest activity: Oct 16, 2015

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Are you managing an LMS platform for your Company, University, School? I'd like to know which platform do you use, if is it free or for a fee, which functionalities has and which do you use. Share your skill and we'll improve our experience.

Game Design For 3rd Grade

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 by Keyundra Fowler Latest activity: Nov 7, 2015

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Where would I find information on a creating a game design curriculum for 3rd grade? What adobe products would I use?

Creative Cloud Deployment K-12

Posted on Jun 29, 2015 by chuck laiti Latest activity: Jun 29, 2015

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I have obtained funding for an upgrade to the CC in my 40 seat Mac Lab. I am getting conflicting information regarding installation across the lab. My IT person says that a CD installation is available, enabling us to create an image from a configured workstation. My research looks like the "enterprise" deployment via packages would be the route.  Advice, Links to information? -Chuck

Using Adobe with Chromebooks

Posted on Jun 22, 2015 by Teresa Ghassemi Latest activity: Jul 10, 2015

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We recently received a class set of Chromebooks for our English classrooms.  What are some of the best uses of Adobe with Chromebooks for English/ Language Arts?

TOC In Captivate 8

Posted on Jun 18, 2015 by Sue Howlett Latest activity: Jul 15, 2015

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Hi I am working on a Captivateproject and I'm using the table of contents facility, as you work through thecourse, the TOC puts a check mark to tell you which chapter or section you havecompleted on as you progress through the course. However, if you leave the course before completing the all ofthe sections or chapters, when you return to the course, it doesn't save whatyou have done previously, so you have no way (unless you can remember) what youhave done. This course is aimed at children aged 7-11 so t... Read More

Sharing SLATE's on EDEX

Posted on Jun 14, 2015 by Ian Upton Latest activity: Jul 31, 2015

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First a Woo Hoo! Over 9000 Edex Views and, as a result, 1200 uses of my Creative Commons 'Slate' resource - thank you! https://edex.adobe.com/resource/abd6b392/ But let me share some thoughts based on this experience: This was my first 'Slate'. I created it because I needed an interesting way of introducing what many see as a bit of a dull topic. I already had the materials. It took me about an hour to create the resource. The workshop I designed it for went well and the reaction to my... Read More

Best way to create surround sound soundscapes

Posted on Jun 3, 2015 by Antony Pelosi Latest activity: Jun 22, 2015

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I have a student that is keen to create 5.1 surround sound soundscapes, can any one recommend an Adobe package to allow multi-track editing and 5.1 export. thanks

Teaching WordPress to 13–16 year olds

Posted on Jun 1, 2015 by Julie Evans Latest activity: Aug 1, 2015

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I have the opportunity to teach a 5 day summer camp for Websites with WordPress (6hr days). I teach at a community college so this audience is younger than I'm used to. I appreciate your input on how to engage this audience and best practices for scope of material and what's worked for you. Thanks!

Year 7-9 Digital Technology National Curriculum

Posted on May 9, 2015 by Tim Bateup Latest activity: May 28, 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!