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Adobe Voice for iPhone in beta

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Nov 25, 2015

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Love Adobe Voice on your iPad? Longing to have all that storytelling goodness on your iPhone, too? Well, we're now testing Voice for iPhone, and if you'd like to give it a try, you can sign up here. Teachers (and students) have long been Voice's biggest fans, and we'd love feedback from you guys as we go through final testing. Thanks. --- Ben

Institutional Support for On-line Learning

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 by Elias Ortega Latest activity: Nov 18, 2015

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This is a resource question. In speaking with colleagues from various institutions of higher learning across the country, I have heard diverse stories about how institutions are investing in digital tools and online learning. These varies from small investments in faculty development to learn to use LMS, institution wide revamping of equipment and access to further training, or middle ground of enabling individual faculty members to gain capacities and purchase technology for class use--recording/photograph... Read More

The Flipped Classroom teaching Photography

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 by Thomas Groves Latest activity: Nov 18, 2015

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The flipped classroom seems to be a hot topic lately. I wanted to see if any others out there have started using this for teaching photography. What are you experiences? How has this helped? What issues have you face along the way? I teach many levels of photography but am most interested in this concept for my intro to digital photography course. 

Saving a WEB SLATE

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 by Ian Upton Latest activity: Nov 10, 2015

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One of my issues with Slate is I have not been able to 'archive' student work. For classroom use the Adobe cloud storage is great. No problems there. But for University Admin reasons I have to store an archive copy of student work on our local systems. But I have discovered you can save a Slate! If you right click a Slate Page in Chrome you can: RIGHT CLICK PAGE > SAVE AS [Web Page Complete] This gives you an HTML file and a folder of resources. Awesome! I have only just started to play... Read More

Need Chromebook users

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Nov 8, 2015

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Hello EdExers, I am looking for schools, or school districts, with Chromebook deployments. If you are using Chromebooks, can you let me know? Thanks! --- Ben

Google Chrome Books and Adobe

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 by John Kindt Latest activity: Nov 16, 2015

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Can Adobe products be used with the basic chrome book my students have? I am especially looking for some type of gaming curriculum/class. 

Adobe Slate for web

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Nov 18, 2015

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We've got some great Adobe Slate news to share! Adobe Slate has been available on the iPad for about half a year, and hundreds of thousands of great stories have already been told in Slate. Kids (and their teachers), in particular, love Slate, and we've seen wonderful examples of work created by students of all ages. Slate stories are beautiful and responsive web pages, and they are viewable in any web browser on any device. But authoring? That requires an iPad. Or rather, it did until t... Read More

teaching indesign interactivity

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 by eh johnson Latest activity: Oct 28, 2015

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I teach a college level interactivity with indesign course and would like to be able to teach DPS (digital publishing solutions) again, but I don't know how to do that in CC2015. With CC2014 we could preview our work with adobe content viewer but that is now gone. To preview DPS it now seems one has to buy a commercial license first. Why is this? Students can still preview PDF, SWF and ePUB; what's different in DPS from these formats? Admittedly the previewing in the first three formats has help from non i... Read More

Passion Project for High School Students

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: Nov 16, 2015

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I have recently started a passion project with a Year 7 Technology Class once a week. So far, this project is going well and students are already coming up with great ideas. Do you have experience or ideas when running a passion project with students?  I would love to get feedback or further ideas.

Discussing the purpose and usage of smart objects, layers and vectors in editing.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 23, 2015

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“Smart Objects are basically layers that include image information from raster and vector images, like Photoshop and Illustrator files. While smart Objects protect an image’s source data with all its creative uniqueness, allowing you to execute nondestructive editing to the layer.” Inside graphics software, a layer is the phrase used to explain the various stages at which you can put an object and image file. Vector graphics drawing software is implemented for producing and controlling ve... Read More

Photoshop has changed the history of digital photography.

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 23, 2015

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In the past, you had to be very patient as a digital photographer. If you wanted to catch something spectacular you had to carry your camera with you everywhere until you saw something special. To capture a sunrise you had to get up at the crack of dawn. Models had to spend hours in the makeup room and studios had to be well lit. Everything I just mentioned changed instantly with the invention of Photoshop. Photoshop has changed the history of digital photography. Nowadays, when you look at an amazing photo... Read More

Adobe is moving into the hardware space for good?

Posted on Sep 22, 2015 by Christian Gutierrez Latest activity: Sep 28, 2015

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Reading about Adobe Ink, I have asked myself if Adobe is moving into the hardware space for good. Adobe refers to Ink as a “cloud pen” and it works in conjunction with the slide which the company calls a digital ruler. Ink is a triangular barrel of hydroformed aluminum which connects to the iPad via Bluetooth. It comes with its own charging case (one hour of charging time allows the unit to work for eight hours). Unlike other stylus devices for tablets that cram multiple sensors into a... Read More

CC streaming for Chromebooks

Posted on Sep 17, 2015 by Steve Pierce Latest activity: Sep 28, 2015

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Hey all-I signed up for the Beta for streaming for Chromebooks but never heard anything. Has anyone else had any experience with this or did the Beta never get released after all? I chatted with someone in Tech Support in the spring and he said it wasn't available. Thanks.

3D Printers

Posted on Sep 7, 2015 by Anna Seo Latest activity: Nov 5, 2015

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Given the pros and cons of 3D printers, should intermediate schools purchase 3D printers? 

ISO a free online portfolio site fo my HS students

Posted on Aug 27, 2015 by Cecy Marino Latest activity: Sep 2, 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: Sep 1, 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: Nov 13, 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: Sep 18, 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?