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Alternative to DVD creation

Posted on Apr 11, 2014 by Eric Labonté Latest activity: Apr 14, 2014

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With the new Creative Cloud model, Adobe has taken out Encore from the suite. I would like to know what people are doing as an alternative to the creation of DVDs. My prime example would be school plays. In the past, we would create a great souvenir for the students and their families. We would first edit the project in Premier Pro, tweak the audio with Audition, maybe add some cool animiations with After Effects and then create a DVD with Encore. What are some alternatives to this last step? How do you... Read More

Schools Using Adobe Presenter 9

Posted on Mar 16, 2014 by Brian Friedlander Latest activity: Mar 16, 2014

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I have been using Adobe Presenter 9 and Video Creator in my classes that I teach and was wondering how many others are using the programs to "flip the classroom?'

Technology Wish lists

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 by Amy Huber Latest activity: Apr 11, 2014

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My department has actually ran into a new revenue stream to use for technology.  If I am to put together a "wish list" of sorts  what recommendations would you have:  A little background information Department of Interior Design Graduate/Undergraduate programs Primarily PC based but we do have MACS We run lots of Autodesk software but also Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. We recently received a small grant to purchase tablets for instructors.... Read More

3D in Photoshop

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Mar 4, 2014

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I'm trying to add more 3D skills to my repertoire. I'm specifically working with Photoshop this time around. That 3D panel has always scared me. Is anyone else working in Photoshop in 3D? Anyone have some easy to follow tutorials? I found this one... will tackle it should I ever find free time again: http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/tutorials/photoshop/create-3d-type-art-using-photoshop-cs5/ What have you used and found successful? The resource section of EdEx is a little light on 3D in Photoshop... Read More

Web Apps vs. Native Apps

Posted on Feb 17, 2014 by Mark DuBois Latest activity: Feb 20, 2014

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It appears there is a growing movement towards web apps (instead of native apps). The former have the appearance of an app, but are custom web pages with a specific purpose. The latter are distributed via stores (such as the AppStore). More details on the differences and emerging trend can be found at: http://webprofessionals.org/web-professional-trends-web-apps-vs-native-apps-wilson-page-mozilla/. Obviously Dreamweaver can be used as a starting point (as can Edge Code and Brackets). For development of an a... Read More


Posted on Feb 12, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Mar 11, 2014

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I looking for a host for my web sites. I am using GoDaddy now is this a good choice ?

Adobe 3D Design

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 by Ahmed Ali Moselhi Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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do you agree with me that Adobe collection needs a 3D tool for modeling, design, animation and interaction?

Adobe CC for the classroom

Posted on Dec 23, 2013 by Phil Schuyler Latest activity: Apr 16, 2014

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Has anyone come across the problem of having to choose from the 2 Adobe CC bundles that don't seem to be fully compatible to the CS6 master collection? 

Camera Lenses - Introduction to the Distinct Kinds of Lenses, From Zoom to Pancake

Posted on Dec 22, 2013 by supachok doungchan Latest activity: Dec 22, 2013

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The actual move diamond ring is generally utilized in 3 methods, in order to create a go, in order to readjust the actual make up of the chance and also to alter the actual chance dimension even though capturing. The actual aperture diamond ring The actual aperture is actually known the actual zoom lens diaphragm starting within the zoom lens. How big the actual diaphragm starting inside a digital camera zoom lens adjusts the amount associated with gentle which goes by due to on to the actual came... Read More

I Need a Succinct Argument for Creative Cloud

Posted on Dec 19, 2013 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Apr 11, 2014

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We are starting to look at moving to Creative Cloud in my district. We have been in the habit of upgrading every three or four years to the next version. We started with Photoshop 7 and Illustrator 10. We jumped to CS2, then CS5. We usually purchased a site license of 500 seats for about $8k. That was manageable when it was every three. We are not looking at Adobe's Education Enterprise Agreement that is based on Full Time Equivalent staff working in the building. That comes out to about $8K-$10K EACH YEAR... Read More

"Plain and Simple?" - A Confused Intern

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 by Max Tuchman Latest activity: Nov 16, 2013

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ok. SO my boss recently asked me to help develop a New part of STEAM™  This would be a Part of the Checkout Page of STEAM™ Ive Heard that "Plain and Simple" is the new way to go.(With Web and Apps) So I'm kind-of confused on this one and could really appreciate some advice on how this should look! Thanks, Max T (the confused intern...)

Adobe on Tablets

Posted on Sep 28, 2013 by Nick Robertson Latest activity: Mar 3, 2014

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Schools are turning to tablets more and more. I use Adobe on a laptop and desktop environment and find the mouse and keyboard quite essential. I'm not a huge tablet user so I was wondering what people feel about Abobe software on a tablet?

Are you upgrading to IOS in the classroom?

Posted on Sep 25, 2013 by MIke McHugh Latest activity: Apr 14, 2014

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For those folks who have iPads to use in the classroom with students. Do you plan to upgrade to IOS 7? How will you manage the upgrade? Do you like IOS7 and does it have significant advantages for you?


Posted on Aug 21, 2013 by David Seddon Latest activity: Sep 26, 2013

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There are some fantastic resources created by Adobe members but its not always easy finding the time to access these when on the computer.  Wouldn't it be easier if someone released an app that could allow you to browse, view and bookmark the resources so that you can then view at your leisure.  I know I can always find 5 or 10 minutes to use my phone which is the time it takes to switch on, log in and browse to the relevant site.

Adobe LMS? Make your wish list

Posted on Aug 16, 2013 by Eric Dumas Latest activity: Dec 18, 2013

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I have been battling with the restrictions, lack of features or just meaningless complexity of various Learning Management Systems. I would like us to build a list of key features and promote the idea to Adobe. Please refrain from bad-naming other products, let's keep it positive!

I just joined Creative Cloud!

Posted on Aug 9, 2013 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Dec 16, 2013

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I resisted it for a while, but I just joined Creative Cloud! I know, I know... it's not a great topic for EdEx, but I'm wildly excited. I'm a long time Photoshop and Illustrator user, but I WANT MORE! Where should I start? What software should I start with?

Alternative Energy Debates

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 by jamie leduc Latest activity: Aug 6, 2013

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Sisler High School is looking for partner schools to have debates through video conferencing on the theme of Alternative Energy and SustainableDevelopment   Are you interested. Sisler has scheduled more live surgeries through video conferencing in addition to the debates. Have a look: http://www.soapboxed.org/debates/ 

Live Surgeries and Bio Ethics

Posted on Aug 3, 2013 by jamie leduc Latest activity: Oct 27, 2013

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Sisler High School is looking for partner schools to have debates through video conferencing on the theme of Bio Ethics.  Are you interested.  Sisler has scheduled more live surgeries through video conferencing in addition to the debates.   Have a look: http://www.soapboxed.org/surgeries-through-vc/

Good Old Fashioned 4 Color Separation Printing Process

Posted on Aug 1, 2013 by marcia blanco Latest activity: Dec 6, 2013

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Hi Folks! I am from the dark ages and cut my teeth on cutting amberlith (rubylith) to create plates for 4 color separation. I've been out of this field for about 15 years now. However, I went to the national Skills competition this summer and while waiting for my student to finish his competition, I watched the kids in printing pulling out color separated plates (no amberlith. Digital separations) It was cool stuff, but it made me wonder about the future of such labor-intensive imagery. I do touch on color... Read More

Social Media Facebook Group

Posted on Jul 30, 2013 by Stephanie Steenstra Latest activity: Nov 25, 2013

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Hello, I saw the Twitter hashtag for our Adobe Ed Ex group & I was wondering if there has been a facebook group started yet? I'm not really on Twitter. But I do use Facebook, Pinterest, Learnist & Tumblr. Thanks!

What does Digital Publishing mean to you and your students (K-12)?

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 by Linda Dickeson Latest activity: Jul 30, 2013

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What does "publishing" mean in this digital world? What should your students be publishing and how? How many ways are there for your students to publish? What curricular areas should be emphasizing publishing? What tools are you using?

AEE App?

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 by marcia blanco Latest activity: Oct 18, 2013

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You know what would be very cool and most helpful? An Adobe Educator Exchange App! That's what's high on my wish list. Anybody got any ideas for how it should work?

Is your district embracing the Creative Cloud?

Posted on Jul 29, 2013 by Dan Armstrong Latest activity: Aug 2, 2013

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I just wanted to see what success individuals have had in getting the Creative Cloud Enterprise solution in their K-12 Institution. I have been "pestering" my district since the release and I have made a little progress by copying all teachers effected by the purchase on E-mails. I have been unsuccessful in getting the other teachers to help in the efforts to bring the cloud to our classrooms. I had success by offering to train the other teachers in the district. 

Gamification of Learning Using Adobe Products

Posted on Jul 24, 2013 by Tracie Hightower Latest activity: Sep 5, 2013

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As we begin this course, I am made aware of all the gamification elements that are being dmonstrated within the delivery of this curriculum. Therefore, the leaderboard, points, badges, etc... are all common gaming elements. I am an avid supporter of gamification in learning and I was wondering if anyone has found any adaptations of Adobe products used in this way.  How are you using gaming elements with Adobe products?