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Learning and Teaching Typography

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Aalia Rahman Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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Unfortunately I graduated from a university that failed to focus on the arts and there were no typography classes. Not knowing enough typography can be quiet an issue as I homeschool high school students and I find it hard to teach it to them as well. Question: Where can I learn typography besides at another university? What are some resources you use to better your typographic skills and have an eye for good typography? What exercises would you recommend I (and my students) do to learn more about typograp... Read More

Week1, eLearning

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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What is your experience and interest in eLearning? (For example, do you use it to deliver your professional development trainings? Do you help educator incorporate eLearning into their teaching practice?)This week in the Professional Development Design section of the course, we explored best practices in adult learning theory. Do you think it is possible to meet the needs of the adult learner in an eLearning or online learning environment? Which of Knowles’ six assumptions about the way that adult lea... Read More

Week 1, Professional Development Design, Strategies, Tools, and Tips for The Adult Learner

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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Please view the strategies, tools, and tips video from Week 1, Professional Development Design section. Reflect not the questions below and share your thoughts with your fellow course members:  Which of these strategies do you currently incorporate into your professional development sessions? Which of the strategies, tools, and tips do you think will be most useful for you in your future professional development sessions? Why?

Week 1, Professional Development Design, Malcolm Knowles

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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Please watch the video from the Week 1, Professional Development Design section of the course. Reflect on the questions below and share your thoughts with your fellow course participants. What is your initial reaction to Knowles’s assumptions about adult learners?Do you agree or disagree with the above assumptions?Which of these best practices do you currently apply to your professional development sessions? How?

Week 1, Professional Development Design, Your Experience as a Learner

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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Before we begin to explore best practices in adult learning, let's take a moment to reflect on out own experience as adult learners. Reflect on the questions below and share your thoughts with your fellow course members: What has been your most meaningful learning experience as an adult? What made it meaningful?What was your least effective experience as an adult learner? Why was it ineffective?

Week 1, Product Training Activities, Combing Images with PS Elements

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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Please view the Photoshop Elements activity in the Product Training Activities section of the course, reflect on the questions below, and share your thoughts with your fellow course members: How do you think the educators in your audience would respond to the combing images training activity? Why?How do you think students in your schools you work with would respond to this activity? Why?How would you modify this activity to meet the needs of your audience?

Week 1, Product Training Activities, Introducing Adobe Tools

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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How do you introduce Adobe tools to professional development audiences with no prior product knowledge or experience?What strategies and best practices for introducing Adobe tools do you incorporate in your professional development sessions?

Week 1, Creativity in Education, Creativity and Why it Matters Study

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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Review the key findings from the Creativity and Why it Matters study and share your thoughts on the following questions with your fellow course members: Which of the study's findings did you find most surprising?Which of the findings is most compelling for making the argument that creativity is an imperative in education?

Week1, Creativity in Education, Ken Robinson

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Latest activity: Jan 30, 2015

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Please view Ken Robinson's video addressing why creativity in education is important and share your reaction to the question below with your fellow course members What’s your reaction to Robinson's response to the question: Why is creativity important in education? Why?

Learning is Cumulative, Find Time to Experiment

Posted on Jan 8, 2015 by James Candy Latest activity: Jan 12, 2015

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I consider myself to be competent at most Adobe software such as Photoshop and Illustrator. In my course of study I learned the basics with a few advanced concepts in my degree program. As a student I always had a yearning to learn more so I would always be searching for inspiration, training videos and looking through blogs. My view of a tutorial has always been more of an experiment than a play. I like the end result of the tutorial but I would always have a sense of experimentation to say "What... Read More

Blender, Illustrator and Photoshop for Digital Art Making... Resources, tips, ideas?

Posted on Nov 21, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: Nov 24, 2014

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I recently came across an amazing Digital Artist names Jonathon Ball. He uses a combination of a free open source 3D software program called Blender, as well as Illustrator and Photoshop. Does anyone have experience in using Blender? Do you have any resources, useful website, tips or ideas using the software?I am very interested to learn. 

3D Printing

Posted on Nov 15, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: Nov 17, 2014

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I took part in a professional development workshop for 3D printing and I can see a lot of potential for it in education and design. Does anyone have experience or ideas for 3D printing? In particular, using the 3D function in Adobe Photoshop? 

Telling the Story of Your Institution: The Basics - Key Takeaways and Next Steps

Posted on Nov 11, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Nov 11, 2014

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After you complete the workshop, Telling the Story of Your Institution: The Basics, reflect on your key takeaways here. The workshop focuses on the following essential question: How might you change the story of your institution? What new insights you have learned from this workshop?What strategies can you use to tell the story of your institution in the near future?What is one action you’ll definitely commit to taking in the next six months to change the story of your institution?

Telling the Story of Your Institution: Example School Marketing Plan

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Latest activity: Jan 2, 2015

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Marketing Steps for School Leaders - Step 1 After reading and considering how the mock marketing plan might look in your classroom add you thoughts to the discussion point below Share one aspect of this school plan that resonated with you. 

Telling the Story of you Institution: Case Study - Start / Stop Activity

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Latest activity: Dec 31, 2014

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Get Inspired - Step 2 Once you have watched and read the Case Study about Locke High School, add to the discussion thread below. What are you currently thinking about your institution and how it’s perceived in the community? What shifts are taking place in your thinking about this topic, based on your review of this workshop so far? Start: What are you inspired to start doing to tell your institution’s story?Stop: What activities are you thinking about stopping?

Telling the Story of your Institution: Why Tell Your Story?

Posted on Nov 10, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Latest activity: Dec 30, 2014

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Get Inspired: Step 1 - Why Tell Your Story After you have watched the videos by Ben and read the post by Brin, add your thoughts on the topic below to this discussion thread.  Do you agree with Ben Grey and Brin Best that leaders need to learn to control and tell the stories of their own institutions? Why or why not?

Flipped Classroom activities

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 by Rudra Iyer Latest activity: Nov 4, 2014

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What are the key methodologies used to implement flipped learning in 7th or 8th class using Presenter 10? Also looking for an insight into topics which can be effectively flipped with students.

Creative Cloud CC vs Creative Cloud CC 2014

Posted on Sep 1, 2014 by marcia blanco Latest activity: Sep 16, 2014

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Hi! I'm one of those lucky educators who gets to teach my high school students on Creative Cloud. I'm in the process of updating all of my student's computers and accounts and don't understand why both the CC and CC 2014 options are available. Do I need both? What is the difference?

Presenter 9

Posted on Jul 7, 2014 by AP Session Latest activity: Aug 15, 2014

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I received an email from Adobe to use Adobe 9. I was given a serial number to use and have access until Dec 2014.. I delayed downloading the software for Adobe 9 and now it is version 10. Is there a way for me to download version 9 or may I get a serial # for version 10? Thanks,

Problem with the Adobe Community Forums?

Posted on Jul 6, 2014 by Joel Aarons Latest activity: Sep 10, 2014

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Does anybody (Course instructors or otherwise) know what's happened to the Adobe support forms? I keep getting a redirect error. The links are still all around the Adobe site so I'm assuming it's still around. Anyone?

Introducing the All New Art-Heroes.Org

Posted on Jun 18, 2014 by Kevin McMahon Latest activity: Oct 9, 2014

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Greetings Fellow Adobe Educators, I want to introduce you to Art-Heroes.Org: a global community of digital media instructors and students who provide FREE creative services for non-profit causes.  While I could tell you more about the +100 global members, the badge-based gamification, etc, take a minute to see it for yourself at: Art-Heroes.Org Hoping you will join us - and provide your students with real project that provide real impact, Kevin McMahon Adobe Education Leader