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Teaching with Adobe Illustrator

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

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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: Oct 15, 2014

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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: Oct 10, 2014

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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

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: Oct 24, 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: Oct 16, 2014

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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?

Question about the Adobe Visual Design CC Curriculum

Posted on Sep 5, 2014 by KAREN WALSH Latest activity: Sep 5, 2014

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Is there a way to download the entire Adobe Visual Design - Foundations of Print Production CC Curriculum? I was able to do it with previous versions, but can't seem to figure out how to do it.  Anyone??

How do you implement technical topics to students with fun?

Posted on Aug 21, 2014 by Damien Soukhavong Latest activity: Aug 21, 2014

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I'd like to know what are your ways to teach technical topics to your students (who mostly hates studying in my case), when it isn't fun at all (like the current economy behaviors). By reading mails given once someone answers a subscribed thread in Adobe EdEx, I thought adding regularly related side-effects could be a great way in such specific teaching to make sure my students remember in a specific technical topic. i.e: To reply to this comment, please use the link to the discussion title above.&nb... Read More

Team work.

Posted on Aug 15, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Sep 27, 2014

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How do you use team work in your classroom. Is applied to peer to peer or do you feel team work in the classroom should include the instructor?  Why or why not and If so how? 

ad campaigns

Posted on Aug 2, 2014 by santana peck Latest activity: Sep 11, 2014

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Where can I find examples of good and bad ad campaign examples for high school student lesson plans

"What's Wrong With Me?" Project

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Sep 29, 2014

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I just added a new resource titled "What's Wrong With Me?".  “What’s Wrong With Me?” is a sort of reverse engineered problem. Rather than ask the student to build a print ready file (which at this point they have already done) I give them a package folder with an InDesign file, links, fonts and printing instructions. I then tell the students to think about everything then have learned in class up to that point. I follow that with “you are now employed in Joe&r... Read More

How do you remove color casts in Photoshop?

Posted on Jul 28, 2014 by Jody Campbell Latest activity: Sep 16, 2014

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I teach at the college level and in more than one class we cover removing color casts in PS. I am also a freelance Illustrator and Graphic Designer and in both cases I use a number of different ways to address color cast. My go to is using a photo filter adjustment layer with a complementary color applied as it gives me the greatest control. I also use/teach removing color cast by using a 50% gray layer and threshold to find mid-tones and then correcting via levels. Other methods I use involve thr... Read More

Stock Photos for the Classroom

Posted on Jul 26, 2014 by Mary Slumpff Latest activity: Sep 10, 2014

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What resources are available for stock photos for K-12 classroom use?  I have surfed several free stock photo and search engine image sites but I am looking for a high quality collection that is filtered for K-12 use that doesn't break the budget.

Teaching with Adobe Captivate media

Posted on Jul 24, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Oct 18, 2014

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After participants have completed the Up and Running with Adobe Captivate workshop and created their first project, they were asked to brainstorm and list two or more ways they could use Adobe Captivate in their classroom. How will you specifically use Adobe Captivate in your classroom? List at least two ways. This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop Up and Running with Adobe Captivate.

Specific Uses for Adobe Presenter in the Classroom

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 by Zak Johnson Latest activity: Oct 10, 2014

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After participants completed the Up and Running with Adobe Presenter workshop and created their first project, they were asked to brainstorm and list two or more ways they could use Adobe Presenter in their classroom. How will you specifically use Adobe Presenter in your classroom? List at least two ways. This discussion post is part of the Adobe Education Exchange Professional Development Workshop, Up and Running with Adobe Presenter. 

Teaching with less facilities

Posted on Jul 20, 2014 by Bhuvana Sriram Latest activity: Aug 19, 2014

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I am working in D.T.E.A.Sr. Sec.School, New Delhi. We are having students who are first learners of the family and in our school we don't have digital class rooms. We have an equipped computer lab and not very easily accessible to students. Can any one help me to give an idea how best I can make use of this availability.