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Frustrated creative educator looking for solutions

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: Nov 12, 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: Nov 19, 2014

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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

widgets

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: Nov 10, 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: Nov 9, 2014

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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: Sep 16, 2014

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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: Sep 1, 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.

Coding

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: Jul 29, 2014

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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: Nov 12, 2014

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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?  

Using Adobe Premiere Elements

Posted on Jun 24, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Nov 20, 2014

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Have you used Adobe Premiere Elements to create and share video? Describe your experience as a user. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Premiere Elements as a video tool in your practice?  

Lost tutorial

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 by Garret Andreasen Latest activity: Jun 13, 2014

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I found an awesome tutorial last week and saved it to my computer.  Our custodians came in and emptied my room out.  ( summer cleaning)  Now I don't have access to my school computer.  The tutorial had the sun rotate up with flames coming off it and then the text came into the picture.  I'm almost positive it was with Photoshop.  Does this sound familiar to anyone and/or does anyone know where this tutorial is?  Thank you for your help. 

Adobe Apps for Education

Posted on Jun 6, 2014 by Donna Dolan Latest activity: Jul 28, 2014

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I'm looking for ideas to share.   I know about the free Adobe Apps for IPad  and Tablets, such as Adobe Ideas, PS Express and Reveal.  Do you have any other suggestions for Free Apps to use with students?  How have you used them in your class?  Regarding paid for Apps: in a classroom situation, is it really worth buying the App for a classroom set of tablets? While I get the usage part of that app, how do I justify the cost to other teachers who don't want to pay for them? An... Read More

Captivate in the classroom

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 by Rose Duggan Latest activity: Jul 5, 2014

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Hi, I've been focusing on learning Captivate and how I can use this to create flipped classrooms and engage my students more. I've created a series of videos, mainly lesson tutorials. I would love to hear how you are using Adobe Captivate in your classroom and teaching practice? Thanks Rose

Which comes first? Illustrator or Photoshop?

Posted on May 21, 2014 by Monica Flannery Latest activity: Sep 8, 2014

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Hi, I'm a Graphic Designer who has been asked to "consult" with the design of a college Graphic Design curriculum. After a brief introduction to what graphic design is etc. I was thinking of starting with an intro. into Illustrator with some basic shape drawing projects, but the other person (who isn't a graphic designer) thinks a Photoshop assignment to send the students out to take photos (and then edit/manipulate them in Photoshop) should be first? Does anyone have any thoughts either way? ... Read More

WordPress LMS?

Posted on May 20, 2014 by Rob Huddleston Latest activity: Aug 10, 2014

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I teach at the college level. The school officially uses eCompanion, but I personally hate it and don't like using it in my classroom. My boss and I have both been using Moodle for some time for our course content. However, I have recently started using the fantastic ClassBlogs* plug-in for WordPress, which lets me set up an individual blog for each student. All of my homework assignments are now blog posts, which has made tracking student progress infinitely easier. However, I've now set up the not-ideal... Read More

Have you tried Adobe Voice?

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Oct 10, 2014

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Describe your experience of using Adobe Voice to share a story. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Adobe Voice as a storytelling tool in your practice?   Note: To provide feedback on Adobe Voice to the developers or get technical support, please go here: http://getvoice.adobe.com/support.html