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How to get DPS (adobe digital publishing suite)

Posted on Jun 23, 2015 by Tyler Dockery Latest activity: Jun 23, 2015

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How do you get your hands on DPS? I see demo opportunities, but I don't really see how you're supposed to find value in 30 days demo. A few people at our school would love to use this in our classrooms, however, making a case to the deans might be difficult. Is there a way for ACL's to get a 6-month service or something?  Any thoughts?  I'd really like to see this part of the CC model instead of another product. Some of the other adobe models like that lost power and failed in the past...

Chromebooks and Adobe

Posted on Jun 20, 2015 by Jae Choy Latest activity: Aug 1, 2015

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Are Adobe applications possible to use with Chromebooks?

How are you using Adobe Voice?

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Jun 22, 2015

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Hi all, Are you currently using Adobe Voice in the classroom? If so, can you share your experiences with Voice? What have your students used it for? What did they like, or not like, about using Voice? How did they use it (individually or in groups? scripted or ad-hoc? with their own imagery and assets, or ones included? etc.? Any thoughts and feedback are appreciated. Thanks. --- Ben

Premiere Elements and eLearning

Posted on Feb 7, 2015 by Albor Moscoso Latest activity: Jun 22, 2015

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Have you used Premiere Elements for eLearning at all? If so, how did you use it? If not, how do you think you or the educators you work with could use Premiere Elements to enhance instruction? I have used Premier Pro in the classroom as part of Digital Media classroom, presumably, Premiere Elements would be a great way to introduce new students or participants into the editing and producing video content, however it is challenging without access to a computer lab. I think it would be very beneficial if... Read More

MICROSOFT:Windows 10 FREE, SE- Thursday

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by adam butler Latest activity: Jun 22, 2015

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The windows 10 FREE, is released tomorrow morning, for a limited all day release. They skipped 9, and are working some GUI improvements, overall. SE is how it's found, It'll go down, before the day ends.  @acbutlerDANDY

Want to help Adobe test Streaming Photoshop to Chromebooks?

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 by Matt Strain Latest activity: Jul 10, 2015

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Hi.  I’m in Adobe’s education team working on a project with Google to stream Photoshop to Chromebooks and Chrome browsers.  We're extremely excited with the potential of this to remove some of the hassles of deploying technology in the classroom.  (aka, how do we make your lives a little easier).  I’m looking for a few teachers who would be willing to work with us to test this.  This would be teachers who: (a) have deployed Chromebooks in the classroom, and (b) ar... Read More

Flipped Classroom Model

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 by Patrick Harrison Latest activity: May 27, 2015

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Promoting Active Learning Through the Flipped Classroom Model By: Jared Keengwe; Grace Onchwari; James Oigara Publisher: IGI Global 2014Just wanted to make you aware of this book. Comments?

Special education

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 by Jennifer Skelton Latest activity: Dec 1, 2014

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This course I took was really helpful and offered many tools to use to inspire creativity for studnets.  I always face challenge cues when it comes to teaching special education students and integrating tech. In a lesson.  However, after completing this course I have some strategies to try

What creative freedom do you give your students?

Posted on Dec 1, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: May 28, 2015

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I once read about how certain companies give their employees a degree of creative freedom. Once employees complete their actual work or on certain days, employees can work on any project they like. This has resulted in many innovative and creative ideas. Lately I have been doing something similar with my junior digital art classes and amazing things are happening! I spend the term teaching students a variety of Adobe Software, usually Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Flash and Premier. Once students comp... Read More

Technology Tools

Posted on Nov 30, 2014 by Adriana Vereau Latest activity: Dec 26, 2014

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What are some of the most effective technology tools you have used? Which are most suitable in the primary grades?

Favorite Educational Technology Tools

Posted on Nov 26, 2014 by Jaclyn Spangler Latest activity: Dec 26, 2014

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What is your favorite educational technology tool(s) that you have used or are currently using in your classroom? Why do you prefer this tool(s)?  What educational technology tools are popular with your students? 

Technology in teaching.

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 by Samuel Dance Latest activity: Jan 5, 2015

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We're increasingly seeing technology incorporate itself into our lives. It is both a great tool and a great distraction.  How can teachers, stop children (and ourselves) from becoming increasingly distracted by technology yet still use it as an effective tool going forward?

Opportunities to connect to global classrooms via Connect

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 by David Badgley Latest activity: Nov 16, 2014

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Are other AEL's interested or willing to attempt classroom connections to share ideas using Adobe Connect as a platform. I have one college representative who has expressed a willingness to participate in a virtual meeting to discuss portfolio preparation and career options for students interested in attending this highly selective school. After getting the pieces in place I would like to extend the use of this platform.

Adobe Voice

Posted on Sep 29, 2014 by Jason Webb Latest activity: May 17, 2015

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What does everyone think about Adobe Voice only giving you a link at the end of a project.  Does anyone else think you should be allowed to save the video into the camera roll to share?  The schools I work with do not allow students to have email accounts or messenger on their tablets, so they can not email/message the link to each other and they cannot post on Twitter/Facebook due to it being blocked.  They've tried the clipboard to no avail.  If they could save it to the camera roll, t... Read More

Adobe Presenter killer, Office Mix?

Posted on Sep 13, 2014 by Damien Soukhavong Latest activity: Sep 15, 2014

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Hello, I'd like to know if some people are using Office Mix (https://mix.office.com/). It is similar to Adobe Presenter... and free. You can add quizzes, have analytics... well. Almost everything Adobe Presenter could do when we look only at the most basic features we need for our classrooms: quizzes, recordings, and online assessments.

Will P.O.D's in schools kill creative opportunities?

Posted on Sep 8, 2014 by Colin Byers Latest activity: Sep 19, 2014

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Many schools and school districts are now requiring students to bring their own devices to school. As such, computer labs are being phased out. Will this spell disaster for the future of creativity in our schools? Or do you think staff and students will still seek out those opportunities? Does the cost of software create a barrier for some? Thoughts...

Using Adobe in the Classroom

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 by Anthony Scherer Latest activity: Sep 30, 2014

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I work at a community college in Texas and I have the job of using the Adobe Creative Suite to create materials for the professors to use in the classroom. I know how to use the programs very well, but the problem that seems to becoming up is that I work with a majority of faculty that aren't interested in using the technology and very little have no desire to learn the programs. How do I show them what these programs can do for their classrooms and convince them that using them help their students further... Read More

A possible future classroom experience? (Updated)

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 by Ian Upton Latest activity: Mar 22, 2015

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Having used Adobe Connect as part of my Train the Trainer experience, I thought I would share this. Its is some work I have been creating for Coventry University here in the UK. Its sort of like Connect but gives the ability to mount resources in a 'real world' way (rather than an abstraction) and most important the ability to (virtually) get up and walk around. For active learning moving around and getting into groups can be rather key. This might give a glimpse. Want to know more? Please say hello!... Read More

Graphic design at a higher level or just the knowledge of the software?

Posted on Aug 19, 2014 by sandro c mendes Latest activity: Feb 20, 2015

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Much is "talking" about creativity here (AEE), is in the use of Adobe software or teaching these software process. Do you think a college of Graphic Design for successful application in the professional market including the creative process or just have knowledge of Adobe products is necessary? Muito se "fala" sobre criatividade aqui (AEE), seja no uso dos softwares Adobe ou no processo de ensino desses softwares. Você acha que é necessário uma faculdade de Design Gr... Read More

Bring it back!

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Sep 4, 2014

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What products or product functions has Adobe discontinued that you would like to see them bring back?  For example as a print designer I had to switch to another company's product when they removed JDF functions from Acrobat. Why would they do this when most print providers are using PDF-X? Adobe says not enough Acrobat users were using that feature. PDFs have grown into a hugely diverse tool used to do everything from forms to prefighting. Perhaps it has grown too large...do we need a production plat... Read More