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Are you disruptive? Do you ask "Why?"

Posted on Apr 3, 2014 by ellen flaherty Latest activity: Apr 14, 2014

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A really interesting piece from EdSurge this week on asking "Why" concerning your teaching practice.  What are you thoughts on how this applies to you, your students, and your classroom?

Acrofix for Program files (X86)

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Chi Man MUI Latest activity: Mar 10, 2014

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I am running Web Premium CS6 and Acrobat Pro X for my school's computer. Acrobat is not work while the Web Premium is in good condition. After some web search, I found that there is a file called Acrofix.exe to fix this problem, however, our computers are using Win 7 64bits and the Adobe Web Premium and Acrobat Pro X are installed in "Program Files (X86)". The Acrofix program point to "Program Files" but not "Program Files (X86)", therefore, the program cannot solve my pr... Read More

Creativity - What is it?

Posted on Mar 5, 2014 by Tony Bolder Latest activity: Apr 16, 2014

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Having viewed or at least made good use of some of the professional Development courses and the resources here, I find that creativity has no real definition applicable to it. I tend to think that creativity is a subjective area of individualistic approaches. We all (in education) want to apply a high level of creativity to our students work, and get them to understand just what they need to do to achieve a creative level, that would facilitate further development in their chosen subject area. But how can w... Read More

School Magazine for Arts

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 by Oran Blackwood Latest activity: Apr 9, 2014

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I'm starting a school magazine for Arts subjects. I teach English, Media and Art and my school has Arts status. In the current climate of Gove educational reforms, that leaves the school in a precarious position and I'd like to ensure the lower school students see Arts subjects as a viable academic option. Is there anyone working on something similar? I'd like the magazine to be student led and student centred, but I'm having teething issues with getting the students interested.

publishing a literary/art book

Posted on Feb 27, 2014 by marni leikin Latest activity: Mar 5, 2014

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Hi all, We will be self publishing this years literary/art magazine.  Going full color for sure. In the past the school has used an actual publisher and it has been a very heavy thick black and white volume on fancy textured paper. I know this year's version will be and feel very different, with full color, different paper, totally different design feel as well (moving away quickly from the 70's/80's very quiet dated standard that has not changed one bit for over 30 years.) I don't want to completel... Read More

Short Video Tutorials (2 Min)

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 by Tony Bolder Latest activity: Mar 18, 2014

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I have just uploaded a video tutorial (can be found in my resources) that is going to be part of a series of what I call 'Tu-Min Tuts' that will cover some Adobe products. The rationale for this series of 2 minute duration tutorials is based on students having a short concentration span, hence they should be able to follow such a short video tutorial and use it as and when necessary. This one is about Adobe InDesign, and shows a quick method on how to place an image on to a document.

Amazing, Fun, and Creative Multimodal Presentations with Adobe Products

Posted on Feb 25, 2014 by Nathan Pugliese Latest activity: Feb 25, 2014

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Recently, multimodal has become a buzz word for educators. How best can Adobe software assist this need? Adobe Presenter is a great tool that can combine visuals, applications and web camera recording as an exportable product quickly. I have two questions for the Adobe Community. Firstly, how do you define multimodal assessment? Secondly, what are your best Adobe software applications for achieving a great multimodal assessment? The basis of your responses will help shape an AEL focus group cr... Read More

Creativity Influences

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 by Ahmed Ali Moselhi Latest activity: Feb 22, 2014

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fostering your learning process to meet Learning outcomes is really important. after getting inside the class, close the door i feel like me and students are totally isolated away from outside life. it is like building a virtual lesson in student minds individually, i admit there are some of my student goes out of lesson sight but monitoring dose help. - Articulating my Knowledge: Simple context, Inspirational words and motivated examples. - Confidence-building showcase: Inline samples, concept art, Adobe... Read More

Upgrading to Adobe CC - Educational Setting

Posted on Feb 22, 2014 by rob johnson Latest activity: Apr 16, 2014

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Does anyone have a story they would like to share about upgrading to Adobe CC for their students? We currently have a site license for Adobe Master Collection CS5 - and need to upgrade hopefully this summer.  Is moving to CS6 a better option until the education pricing for CC gets more flushed out? Looking for cost-effective recommendations and how the process works for students - does each student in the program get his/her own Adobe ID to use at school and home?  Or is it strictly by computer?... Read More

Logo Design Love

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Mar 3, 2014

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This is a site I like to use. Students Please visit this site and give me feedback. Logo Design Love http://www.logodesignlove.com

Graphic Stock

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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This is a site I like to use. Students Please visit this site and give me feedback. Graphic Stock https://www.graphicstock.com

Photoshop Essentials.com

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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This is a site I like to use. Students Please visit this site and give me feedback. Photoshop Essentials.com http://www.photoshopessentials.com

Terry White’s Tech Blog

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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This is a site I like to use. Students Please visit this site and give me feedback. Terry White’s Tech Blog http://terrywhite.com/adobe-indesign-illustrator-cheat-sheets-online/

Go Daddy

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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This is a site I like to use. Students Please visit this site and give me feed back. GoDaddy http://www.godaddy.com

Planet Photoshop

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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This is a site I like to use. Students Please visit this site and give me feed back. Planet Photoshop http://planetphotoshop.com

Photoshop Café

Posted on Feb 20, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Apr 9, 2014

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Students Please visit this site and give me feed back. http://www.photoshopcafe.com

FCCC Students

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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Please look around this site and give me feedback.

Adobe Education Exchange

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Feb 25, 2014

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I had some of my students join Adobe Education Exchange and am looking for commets on how they can best use it.

Managing student diversity in software knowledge.

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Rose Duggan Latest activity: Feb 23, 2014

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Hi, This is my first post as an AEL, so be gentle with me! I am planning a unit with my grade 10 class and from what I've seen so far, there is a wide variety of knowledge levels in Photoshop. My question is, what techniques do you employ to enhance student outcomes with a wide variety of levels of Photoshop competency??? Thanks

Moving to Adobe CC From CS6

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 by James Buchholz Latest activity: Mar 22, 2014

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Is Adobe CC worth the cost of moving from CS6. I have 40 computers and two lab that use them. By the time you break down the cost my Administration is on the fence. What are your thoughts?

Talent Vs. Creativity

Posted on Feb 6, 2014 by Ahmed Ali Moselhi Latest activity: Apr 9, 2014

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for me it is easy to figure and catch the talented student; the way they are tending to sketch or design they are exposed, but for creativity is really hard to determined or measured, do you have any idea or clue?

Expressive landscape ideas

Posted on Jan 31, 2014 by Arthur Aghajanian Latest activity: Feb 21, 2014

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I am teaching photo students to create expressive landscapes. Their original photos are quite weak and I am looking for ways to use Photoshop to have them add expressive qualities. Does anyone have any ideas they can share or images they can direct me to for examples? 

In Design CS6

Posted on Jan 15, 2014 by Shawn P McDonough Latest activity: Jan 20, 2014

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Our students are using In Design CS 6 and are making a calendar.  The pictures are placed in a graphic frame and the student will use display performance and use highest quality display to improve the quality of the picture.  They will save the called.  Upon opening the calendar the image IS NOT in high quality display.  What did we forget to do?   Thanks! 

Adobe Generation

Posted on Dec 20, 2013 by Rajesh Krishnan Latest activity: Feb 15, 2014

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A couple of courses based on collaborative learning under the professional development section is also seen in www.adobegeneration.com . While it requires CC membership, I am wondering which one is redundant.

Teachable Moments: Memes

Posted on Nov 22, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Mar 17, 2014

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What's your favorite meme? How might you teach with it? An Internet meme is an idea, style or action which spreads, often as mimicry, from person to person via the Internet, as with imitating the concept.Some notable examples include: posting a photo of people in public places lying down planking, or uploading a short video of people dancing to the Harlem Shake. An interesting compendium of all internet memes ever is available here: http://knowyourmeme.com/ Many internet memes are nothing more than a... Read More