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FREE "Elements of Art" Posters (Help the cause!)

Posted on Apr 19, 2015 by Kevin McMahon Latest activity: Apr 19, 2015

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All, With feedback from a number of Adobe Education Leaders, Art Heroes has spent 3 months developing a series of posters dedicated to the "Elements of Art".  Please help us to provide these poster for FREE to teachers (like you) by filling out the short form linked here: http://art-heroes.org/posters Thanks for the support! Kevin

How do you teach the giving and receiving of feedback?

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Apr 16, 2015

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Giving and receiving feedback is a key skill in any creative endeavor. How do you teach students (and others!) to give and receive quality feedback? This discussion thread is associated with the free professional development workshop, "Hosting a Behance Portfolio Review" .

Working with Acrobat in a Primary School

Posted on Apr 11, 2015 by Sue Lemmer Latest activity: Apr 12, 2015

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I work in a primary school and currently Acrobat is only used by our leadership team. I've heard about Acrobat being used to produce student portfolios, but the examples I've seen have all been high school based. Is anyone using Acrobat with younger students - and if so, how? I'd love to get some ideas to start us off.

Curriculum For Adobe Donated Software

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 by Rotimi Lamikanra Latest activity: Apr 18, 2015

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Hi. I am wondering if any one has a curriculum to share  about teaching High school students the adobe donated software?  I work in a project based Learning environment. Thanks

Adobe Slate in the Classroom

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 by Adobe Education Latest activity: Apr 15, 2015

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How might you use Adobe Slate with students in a teaching and learning context? Share your ideas here. Note: Find out more information about Slate, discover selected lesson briefs for using Slate in the classroom, and connect with the community of Slate users at the Adobe Slate portal.

Teaching Digital Publishing Suite at the college/university level

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 by Tery Griffin Latest activity: Apr 6, 2015

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We've added a new Digital Layout and Design class that will allow me to expand from 1/3 of a semester, in which we covered InDesign, to a full semester. I'm looking at what's best to add into the class. Digital Publishing Suite looks like a good option, but I'm not sure it's possible. Are there educational versions that allow for something like personal publishing, so students and professors can see the work, without having to publish to the world? 

How do I get Adobe software for my College in New Zealand?

Posted on Mar 10, 2015 by Sue Meredith Latest activity: Mar 10, 2015

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My students can't afford the monthly license fees so I am looking for education discounts to get the software.  Please can you tell me how you got your software?  My email is sue.meredith@hotmail.com   As I said I am in New Zealand.  My students are Year 9 to 13.  I would like Dreamweaver, Bracket, Photoshop, Flash, InDesign and anything else I could get.  Help anyone out there that can help?

Teaching Photoshop to students with learning disablities

Posted on Mar 9, 2015 by Simon Roberts Latest activity: Mar 22, 2015

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Hi I teach Photoshop to 2 classes of teenagers with learning disablities. I was wondering if anybody else does this? If so  i would love to share ideas. I would also like to acredit their work but dont know what the best solution to this is.

Behance as a tool for teaching and learning

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Adobe Education Latest activity: Feb 27, 2015

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In our professional development workshop, Up and Running with Behance, we consider Behance as a tool for teaching and learning. How do you use Behance in the classroom? In what might you use work sourced from Behance in your classroom?How might you use Behance to foster collaboration, feedback, and sharing among and between students?In what ways might you use Behance to help students develop college and career-readiness skills?

Help needed with Adobe Voice in DEC environments.

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Jason Horadam Latest activity: Feb 26, 2015

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Hi everyone, I'm very keen to get our students using Adobe Voice on our iPads but we always seem to get to the section where you can choose your icons and pictures and a notification pops up and says Voice cannot connect to the server. Has anyone else teaching NSW DEC schools experienced this and had success finding a solution?

Hats off to all teachers

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 by Dimitri Merritt Latest activity: Mar 21, 2015

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There was an article of a local teacher, Leigh-Ann Pringle, here in South Africa (more specifically in Millerton – Cape Town). I was so inspired by the article (as it made me aware of the fact that we (South Africa) are not so far behind other countries), that I decided to phone her. In the conversation I was so inspired by her spontaneous, bubbly personality. The nextminute I know I was walking into her classroom to find out exactly what she did. From the onset I could see that Leigh-Ann enjoye... Read More

HELP - I am doing research and want to collaborate with those who teach film/video and want to, or are working in a "flipped Classroom"

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 by Katherine Yamashita Latest activity: Mar 20, 2015

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My name is Katherine Yamashita and I teach "Film Arts", video and animation at the high school level in a Toronto, Ontario arts focus program. I would like to flip my 2 credit, grade 9 Film Arts" class next September. I am doing research and want to collaborate with those who teach film/video and want to, or are working in a "flipped Classroom". I am willing to share ideas, and content. This is also an action research investigation so I hope to publish my results and share them som... Read More

Adobe Story Lesson Plans

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 by TShombi Basemore Latest activity: Feb 18, 2015

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I'm in need of some great lesson plans dealing with screenplay writing and performance. Anyone got any great sites or anything? Class age is 9th-11th grade.

Need CS4 tutorials to use with 4th graders.

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Angie Ritenour Latest activity: Feb 11, 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: Mar 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! :-(