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Adobe Acrobat

Posted on Jul 2, 2014 by Henry Sandoval Latest activity: Jul 16, 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 16, 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: Jun 29, 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: Jun 28, 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: Jun 16, 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: Jul 24, 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: May 23, 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: Jul 26, 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

How is Animation taught internationally?

Posted on Apr 21, 2014 by Jonathan Mortimer Latest activity: May 20, 2014

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I would like to start a comparative discussion focusing how animation is taught internationally; I am hoping to see the similarities as well as the differences in both delivery of and focus in how animation is taught around the world…

Using Photoshop in Visual Arts classes

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 by Mark Finlayson Latest activity: Jul 8, 2014

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I'm interested to hear how other people use Photoshop in Visual Arts classes. I am the Leader Of Creative Arts at my school (old terminology read Coordinator) and have been working at integrating Photoshop into our programs to meat mandatory ICT requirements, but Photoshop can be used in so many ways as part of an artistic process rather than an end in itself, so I'd love to hear the experience of others. If you check my resources you'll find a number of tutorials which hare used in both Art and Photography... Read More

Data Visualisation Help

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 by clare harris Latest activity: Mar 21, 2014

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Hello, I have finished the data the Data visualisation course in the professional development section. I went back to the course to have a look at its content and resources, but when I stated the module again it said that I had completed it and gave me only two options, to share and discuss. How can I review the content and resources again

Creativity in classroom

Posted on Mar 20, 2014 by Jayanthi Sridhar Latest activity: May 22, 2014

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I find that creativity is best triggered for children (in Grade 7) when students'energy is channelized by capturing their attention with an anchor - a story,a question,a poem, a picture,an advertisement, an activity and then gently direct them to discuss ideas ,empahsize on their writing down the ideas however fantastic/wierd it may seem.For some sessions I encourage individual creative expression and for some sessions,I encourage a collective creative expression.A lot however depends on... Read More

I am looking for informative videos using information graphics

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 by Amy Huber Latest activity: Jun 3, 2014

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My thesis students are working on a project where they will be using After Effects animations to present their research and preliminary design ideas. If you have any great resources please let me know.

Looking for Animated Video on a survey done showing motivation of kids with grades. without grades and with just comments

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 by marianne kelley Latest activity: Jan 2, 2014

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Please let me know the link. I can't recall if it was in the Creavitity Class or the Beginning Photoshop class, (most likely, Creativity class). It was not a Sir Ken Robinson video. I need to forward it to my head of school we are assessing whether to continue using grades in the arts. Thanks so much!

Design Acumen and Creative Concepts

Posted on Oct 31, 2013 by Leonel Fred Ador Latest activity: Feb 7, 2014

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I would like to know the strategy of educators in teaching students about taste for design, or design acumen. The way how will educators know that a particular design is better than the other. furthermore, what are the techniques educators are using in teaching design concepts and boosting creativity of the students.

Diseño de un portafolio en Adobe InDesign

Posted on Sep 19, 2013 by Imelda Hernández Latest activity: Sep 21, 2013

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Realicé un pequeño portafolio sobre mi trayectoria profesional utilizando Adobe InDesign. Exporté el documento como Flash Player SWF que da el efecto de pase de página con un doblez simulando un libro. El efecto es interesante y brinda una apariencia más profesional de un Curriculum Vitae.

iPad Screencasting Question

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Apr 29, 2014

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I'm well versed on creating screen casts on both my Mac and PC. But, I have no idea how to do it on an iPad or iPhone. I show demos in class of Adobe mobile apps through the Apple TV. However, other than recording the demo live from a video camera, I don't know how to record what's going on with my screen. So.... anyone out there in EdEx land know how to record a screencast on an iOS device?