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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: Nov 11, 2014

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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: Nov 11, 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: Nov 16, 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

The Creative Teacher: Video Series

Posted on Apr 23, 2014 by Dan Armstrong Latest activity: Nov 5, 2014

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I have begun a new series called The Creative Teacher. The goal of the series is aimed at teacher education candidates seeking to supplement there technology courses which are required for teacher certification. Also they give the college professor a teaching tool that can be used in class or as projects outside of class for students to complete. If you are not in education they are still useful as a getting started video. The first one can be found here and has a link to the next in the series. Pleas... Read More

Getting Started

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 by WENDY SANDSTROM Latest activity: Sep 3, 2014

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Well, getting started AGAIN, lol. I have recently purchased CS6 Design and Web. My experience goes back to the Macromedia days...but now I am refreshing my skills with a new found purpose. Recently, I have been looking through the PD available and have found some very interesting Workshops, but I still need a little guidance from the Community... I am mainly looking for course on Adobe Captivate and Photoshop. These can be intro courses, btw, since it has been several years since I have looked at some of t... Read More

What's next? Beyond Adobe T4T course.

Posted on Oct 22, 2013 by Eric Dumas Latest activity: Aug 6, 2014

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I signed up for a couple of courses in coursera.org relating to virtual instruction and blended learning. Great follow up on this t4t course, which was amazing!

Adobe Course Homework

Posted on Oct 20, 2013 by Solomon Chinnery Latest activity: Oct 25, 2013

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I own a few adobe products and I am enrolled in one of the six week adobe courses. This weeks assignment requires that I render my homework using flash. Is the assumption that I'm to download the trial version for this purpose if I do not own the product to complete the assignment?

Saving EdEx Resources

Posted on Sep 13, 2013 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Apr 27, 2014

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Here's a feature request... I want a way to save all these great resources I'm finding on EdEx. How about an engine like Pinterest where I can pin these great resources somewhere. Or a bucket I can throw them in. Or a box. Whatever metaphor you want. Right now, I'm bookmarking them into my browser - which is a mess.  So much good stuff!!

Inviting a Colleague to Join EdEx

Posted on Sep 11, 2013 by Aaron Roberts Latest activity: Sep 25, 2013

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Is there a way to invite a colleague to join EdEx straight out of EdEx? I mean, other than telling to go edex.adobe.com and sign up. Is there a referral link sort of thing? I have not come upon that yet in my explorations.

Web Design, Best Practices, University Level, Teaching

Posted on Aug 19, 2013 by Dennis Johnson Latest activity: Apr 15, 2014

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Hello Fellow Adobe Educational Exchange Participants! I teach Dreamweaver to college level students. The course meets one day a week for ten weeks, and is an all day class, which can be challenging in itself. As a graphic designer, an area of focus for the class is on best design practices and design trends in web design. My approach to Dreamweaver is from a design perspective, relying on design view, using Dreamweaver's templates. I know students should understand code and html to work on web sites, howeve... Read More

The world's most innovative professional development providers

Posted on Aug 18, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Aug 21, 2014

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In a chat with some folks from the Kennedy Center Education Department and a few other folks last week, we surfaced the need for an international network of innovative professional development providers. Most pd is terrible, we all agree on that, but there are some bright pockets of innovation out there with some organizations doing some really, really cool stuff. Why don't more "cool" professional development providers talk to one another? Why don't we share best practices? And why don't exi... Read More

Adobe Acrobat PRO Classes

Posted on Aug 15, 2013 by BD Dale Latest activity: Sep 10, 2013

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