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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: Dec 17, 2014

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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 7, 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 8, 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: Dec 1, 2014

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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: Dec 5, 2014

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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?

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 by Ian Upton Latest activity: Dec 2, 2014

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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: Nov 5, 2014

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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

Ideas for using EchoSign for commonly used forms at school

Posted on Aug 13, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Aug 15, 2014

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After participants have completed the Up and Running with Adobe EchoSign workshop and created their first digitally signed form, they were asked to brainstorm and list two or more ways they could use EchoSign in their school. How might you use EchoSign in your school? Please list at least two possibilities. This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop, Up and Running with Adobe EchoSign.

Adobe Creative Cloud for Schools

Posted on Aug 5, 2014 by Clint Balsar Latest activity: Aug 10, 2014

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I am looking for anyone who has recently had their school purchase a license for the Creative Cloud. I am a staff member in a new school that is opening this year and am looking for the best option for adopting Adobe software for the new technology lab.  From my research, I have learned that there are 4 methods of purchase (subscription) for the Cloud based software and it is appearing that the Education Enterprise Agreement (EEA) would work for our needs and be the most cost effective. Do any of your... Read More

Adobe Voice ideas

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Sep 8, 2014

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I am loving Adobe Voice. As it is such a new app I am wondering how many people are using it and, if you are how. I'm also interested in what improvements could be made. For example- the ability to import my own icon designs, much like I can with photos. be able to find Adobe Voice presentations easily on the net (as opposed to within the app itself) multi-platform (which I know is a goal, if enough people use it)

Studio Ghibli Closing...

Posted on Aug 4, 2014 by Eliot Attridge Latest activity: Aug 10, 2014

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Devastated to hear that Studio Ghibli is shutting down as an animation house. I have admired and loved most of the work they have produced (Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Howl's Moving Castle to name just a few). Studio Ghibli have produced some amazing animations and the studios closure means a creative talent has gone out. Very sad :-(

CC vs. CS

Posted on Aug 3, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Aug 7, 2014

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Which model do you prefer the cloud or the suite. Why? What are the pros and cons for each model?

What is your favourite Adobe product(s) and why?

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 by M. Chow Latest activity: Aug 28, 2014

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For the last few years, I have been using PhotoShop, Illustrator & InDesign for my everyday and freelance work. I have also used Dreamweaver when designing sites, but it's the big '3' programs that I love to death. Friends and co-workers have always say print is dead, and make way for the web! I hope not, because I still love the feel of paper in my fingers from reading a paper back novel to a flipping through a magazine....you can't get that same smell or feel through a ebook!

Adobe Business Catalyst & Dreamweaver

Posted on Jul 31, 2014 by M. Chow Latest activity: Jul 31, 2014

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I am very curious to know what users think of using Dreamweaver with Business Catalyst? Our company is now developing websites for our customers; we are using Business Catalyst with Dreamweaver when building our websites. Majority of the sites are either e-commerce and email marketing. It's quite cool how the modules work but there has to be a better way than this. We have noticed when Business Catalyst goes down, so does the customer's website, as it is tied in with it. And that isn't good either! W... Read More

Dreamweaver v MUSE versus other online web generators (eg WIX)

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by Tony Crewe Latest activity: Oct 19, 2014

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Sometimes you wish to focus on a practical but limited web site where design rather than css or coding is needed. In which Case Dreamweaver may not be necessary - what are peoples experiences with MUSE and or sites like WIX as the web site creation tool. I have experience with WIX and I am pretty impressed. If MUSE is a preferred option, why?

Flash and/or Edge Animate - are both needed?

Posted on Jul 30, 2014 by Tony Crewe Latest activity: Jul 30, 2014

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What are future directions with Flash and Edge Animate with regard to creating animations in html format. The new Flash CC 2014 offering allow you to use and html Canvas mode where animations are published as html and javascript replaces actionscript. Why would you use two tools when one may do or am I missing something about Edge Animates capabilities?

How to replace and put header image on my blog?

Posted on Jul 22, 2014 by Jeremy Young Latest activity: Jul 22, 2014

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Hi, I have a blog: www.infoupdateterbaru.com and I want to put header image on my blog (after I made it using Photoshop). How to put the header image on my blog? Any ideas and help will be appreciated. Thanks! Regards Jeremy Y.

Professional Websites

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 by Laurie Myers Latest activity: Aug 3, 2014

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Do you believe it is important for a college student to develop a professional website to attract future employers? Or would an online portfolio be better?