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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: Jul 28, 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: Jul 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: Jul 5, 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: Aug 1, 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!

Mobile Prototyping Methods

Posted on Apr 17, 2015 by HOLLY QUARZO Latest activity: Jun 22, 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: Jun 22, 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: Jun 29, 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: Jul 28, 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: Jul 8, 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: Jun 22, 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: Jun 22, 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: Jun 22, 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: Jun 22, 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: Jun 24, 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