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ISO a free online portfolio site fo my HS students

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 by Cecy Marino Latest activity: Aug 29, 2015

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I would like my kids to be able to create an online portfolio where other student in the class and parents could view and comment, while also being able to see everyone else's work from my classes. The student needs to have a log in to keep them accountable of inappropriate comments. I will also need it district approved so it needs to be a "clean site" nothing like instagram or similar. I can't be the first art teacher to need this, someone out there is already using something similar, I just nee... Read More

Loading PS

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 by Arthur Aghajanian Latest activity: Aug 30, 2015

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Hi. I am trying to load Photoshop 5.5 64 bit on some PCs with XP. Is there a workaround? Also I have a Creative Suite disc but it doesn't have Fireworks. Was that discontinued?

Software Knowledge or Creative Ability...Which would companies/colleges prefer?

Posted on Aug 15, 2015 by Brian O'Dell Latest activity: Aug 20, 2015

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I struggle with this discussion and am hoping to get some responses to what companies/colleges would prefer.  Do you think companies/colleges would prefer knowledge of software but lack creativity and artistic vision or lack software knowledge but are some of the most creative and visually esthetic students you have?  I think creativity and vision is a gift and can be very rewarding to a company/college.  Software knowledge is a great thing but if they are not creative enough to use it proper... Read More

Adobe Voice & Slate

Posted on Aug 13, 2015 by Nalin NAIDOO Latest activity: Aug 21, 2015

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A handful of students in our school have Apple devices. It would be great to have Voice and Slate working on non Apple devices. I can certainly see lots of application for these apps in an Educational setting.

Creating custom curriculum books

Posted on Aug 10, 2015 by Andrea Tovar Latest activity: Aug 10, 2015

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Hello! I run an after school tutoring program for math and reading, and I'm trying to create some custom curriculum booklets with supplemental worksheets for our math kiddos. I'm an Adobe Acrobat newbie and need some help! Here is the layout of the program: We have 3 "foundations" or sections in our program, and each foundation is separated into 8-12 units. So for example we have units from F1U1 (Foundation 1, Unit 1) numbering up to F3U12 (Foundation 3 Unit 12). At the beginning of our program,... Read More


Posted on Aug 4, 2015 by Nalin NAIDOO Latest activity: Aug 13, 2015

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Does anyone use digital portfolios for their senior subject verification or monitoring submissions?

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 9, 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: Aug 17, 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.