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Need CS4 tutorials to use with 4th graders.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Angie Ritenour Latest activity: Jan 29, 2015

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I have Adobe CC but my classroom computers have CS4.  Because I'm just learning my way around CC I am a little nervous about helping my students learn CS4.  I am looking for videos, PDFs, etc. that have step by step directions showing how to use the various tools and how to create things in Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.  

Rapport with Students Will Take You Far

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by James Candy Latest activity: Jan 21, 2015

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In my time as a teacher I have learned that if you can build rapport with your students the learning process can be as much fun as it is educational. Each new Quarter when I would get a new batch of students I would watch and listen to them as they entered the classroom, concentrating on their conversations, mannerisms and demeanor. I also would greet each student with a hearty "Hello, welcome to class" as they entered my classroom. The purpose of all my actions would be to build rapport with the... Read More

Poor cousins: creative ideas and innovatives concepts

Posted on Dec 30, 2014 by Karen Golle Latest activity: Jan 4, 2015

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Hello! My starting point: Anticipation and analyses save time and effort, even stress and are usually condition for excellent results and for enhancement. In my practice it‘s a challenge to engage the learners to a new thinking and working: to prefer the intelligent use of knowledge instead of encyclopedic recall. And to have fun with that! - The innovative use of media diversity helps to „push“ my teaching and learning aims. What kind of experiences do you have?

Education Discounts

Posted on Nov 28, 2014 by Denise Dejonghe Latest activity: Jan 10, 2015

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Hi Everyone, While shopping online today (Black Friday), I noticed that The New York Times offers a 50% discount for faculty, staff and students at colleges/universities: http://www.nytimes.com/subscriptions/edu/lp1474.html?campaignId=48U9F They also provide free resources and subscriptions for K-12 educators: http://nytimesineducation.com/http://nytimesinschool.com/http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/?_r=0 I reference NYT articles all the time in my electronic publishing course discussions. So... Read More

Why creative learning?

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 by Dhanaraj Keezhara Latest activity: Jan 10, 2015

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Creative Learning at a digital learning era. I would like to start a discussion on creative learning. Today, creativity is recognised as a practical skill, one which can be taught and which everyone can achieve. It is a way of thinking in which we look at familiar things with a fresh eye, examine a problem with an open mind about how it might be solved, and use our imagination rather than our knowledge to explore new possibilities rather than established approaches. Modern technolo... Read More

New Here

Posted on Nov 27, 2014 by Angie Rumsey Latest activity: Dec 4, 2014

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I am new to Adobe Education Exchange.  What have you found most helpful and beneficial here?

In Design CC

Posted on Nov 12, 2014 by Shawn P McDonough Latest activity: Dec 17, 2014

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When using In Design CS 6 we were using a document called Learn In Design CS 6 that we downloaded from the Adobe Education Exchange website.  Is there a similar resource that could be used for In Design CC?  Your ideas would be appreciated.  Thanks!

Dreamweaver vs. Muse

Posted on Nov 6, 2014 by Eden Carey Latest activity: Jan 19, 2015

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I have recently learnt Adobe Muse and really love the GUI and it's ease of use. I am considering teaching Adobe muse to my year 8 - 12 ICT classes and not Adobe Dreamweaver. Can anyone provide any Pros or Cons in relation to this decision.

Visual Design Foundations of Design and Print Production

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 by KAREN WALSH Latest activity: Nov 4, 2014

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Howdy all. Since the Adobe Education Exchange changed they way they deliver the curriculum, I'm seeing differences in what the Syllabus Bundle (the entire curriculum) contain versus what the individual projects and lessons contain - in both the content and the arrangement of the content. Anyone else seeing that? I wish the curricula was laid out in the VERY cool and techie Acrobat Presentation as it was previously! :-(

Adobe CC in DEC School's

Posted on Nov 4, 2014 by Jessica Gauci Latest activity: Nov 4, 2014

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Hi there, does anyone know when DEC School's in Australia are rolling out CC?

Any South African Adobe Teachers out there?

Posted on Nov 1, 2014 by Leigh Ann Pringle Latest activity: Nov 25, 2014

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I've been teaching Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator as part of our curriculum in Grade 10, 11 and 12. I love whats available on the Adobe Education Exchange but find that the requirement for the South African curriculum tend to get in the way. I'm keen to find some teachers who would like to work with me to start putting some projects together and linking them to CAPS outcomes. Anyone keen?

In Design CC & Premiere Pro CC for High School

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 by Shawn P McDonough Latest activity: Oct 29, 2014

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I am looking to for a student / teacher resource to teach In Design CC and Premiere Pro CC.  Ideally I would like a resource that would have step by step instructions to demonstrate a variety of techniques in each application.  This resource would also be used for students to refer to when they need to be refreshed in learning a new technique.  Any ideas?  thanks!

Teaching with Adobe Illustrator

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Jan 28, 2015

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After participants have completed the Up and Running with Adobe Illustrator workshop and created their first project, they were asked to reflect and list ways they could use Illustrator in their classroom. How might you use Illustrator with students in a teaching and learning context? This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development workshop Up and Running with Adobe Illustrator.

Music & Film Projects

Posted on Oct 15, 2014 by Konstantin Koehler Latest activity: Oct 17, 2014

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Hello community, I would love to exchange insights & experiences with other educators doing music & music video projects with youth. How do you structure your workshops? Do you use ice breakers or other games for motivation? Suggestions for good scaffolding activities? How do you get the participants to come up with meaningful ideas and lyrics for the project? Looking forward to sharing and getting to know some of you. Greetings from Ecuador, Kosti

How do you use animated and interactive learning media for student engagement and understanding?

Posted on Oct 14, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Jan 19, 2015

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Do you have a favorite animated or interactive presentation that really helps student learn? What media would you like to be able to create with Flash Professional for your teaching? This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development workshop Up and Running with Adobe Flash Professional.

Using Adobe InDesign in the Classroom

Posted on Oct 9, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Jan 17, 2015

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After participants have completed the Up and Running with Adobe InDesign workshop and created their first project, they were asked to reflect and list ways they could use InDesign in their classroom and with their students. After completing your first project in InDesign, what kinds of documents will you create in InDesign to use in your classroom? How will you use InDesign with your students? What skills do you need to further investigate and practice before you’ll feel comfortable teaching basic... Read More

Teachers Creating Portfolios

Posted on Oct 8, 2014 by Rachelle Wooten Latest activity: Jan 7, 2015

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How are teachers in your area using portfolios in the classroom or professionally?

AE, Lyric Video probs

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 by Gina Castillo Latest activity: Oct 6, 2014

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My student made a lyric video in after effects, used keyframes, several layers within several compositions which were then converted into one composition and layered with the song. Once he exported to .mov there were several problems. Music was not heard, video lagged, video duration was cut, and combination of all three problems with each export with various setting changes. Can you please tell us how to export with correct settings to avoid all of these problems in the end .mov?Thanks,Troubled Teacher, St... Read More

Challenges for teachers of Adobe software--What works? What doesn't? What could be improved?

Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by Neil Edde Latest activity: Nov 7, 2014

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Hi. I'm the new Associate Publisher at Peachpit, publishers of Adobe Press for over 12 years. Some of you might be familiar with our Classroom in a Book series. I'd like to continue Peachpit's history of reaching out to the teaching community to give instructors the opportunity to tell us what works and what doesn't work when it comes to teaching Adobe software in today's classrooms. A lot has changed in recent years, and we recognize that teachers and students alike can draw from a wide variety of learni... Read More

Teaching with Adobe Photoshop

Posted on Sep 22, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Jan 29, 2015

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After participants have completed the Up and Running with Adobe Photoshop workshop and created their first project, they were asked to reflect and list ways they could use Photoshop in their classroom. How might you use Photoshop with students in a teaching and learning context? This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop Up and Running with Adobe Photoshop.

What is a better word than "creativity" to convey thinking in all subject areas?

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 by Valery Keibler Latest activity: Oct 21, 2014

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This is a follow up to a previous discussion on how the word "creativity" may have an art bias.  Several comments have agreed that it might, and others said that "creativity" was over-used and had lost meaning. So, what terms do you use to get students and others to think "creatively" in ALL subject areas?