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

Posted on Sep 6, 2014 by Valery Keibler Latest activity: Sep 12, 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 13, 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 16, 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: Sep 19, 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: Sep 2, 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.

Is the word "Creativity" biased toward art?

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by Valery Keibler Latest activity: Sep 9, 2014

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When I have asked students if they were creative, they often reflect on their artistic experiences.  When I asked them if they are "original thinkers" they tell me about their thinking in many different subject areas.  Do you find that using the word "creativity" has an art bias?

Video Game Programming with Adobe Flash

Posted on Jun 30, 2014 by James Martin Latest activity: Jun 30, 2014

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Do you teach computer programming? Ever thought about teaching video game programming?  Teach your students how to use Adobe Flash for creating animations and video games! Get your copy of the Essential Game Design With Adobe Flash before July 31st and save 20% on your purchase! But you better hurry...time is running out! http://www.lulu.com/shop/james-martin/essential-game-design-with-adobe-flash/paperback/product-21575063.html Also, don't forget to follow the Essential Game Design With Adobe Fla... Read More

Adobe Presenter 10

Posted on Jun 28, 2014 by Damien Soukhavong Latest activity: Jul 28, 2014

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Did someone used the new features of Adobe Presenter 10 in a classroom? I'd like to know how you're using the new features. It seems there's a lot of possibilities via HTML5, which seems to follow what Adobe Captivate 8 is up to. Still didn't test myself. The new Adobe Presenter 10: http://www.adobe.com/products/presenter.html

Sketching, Story Boards, and Wire Frames

Posted on Jun 19, 2014 by Lynne Kesselman Latest activity: Sep 3, 2014

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Share your ideas and best practices about how to help students create visual sketches to plan out and/or refine their projects. What are some proven strategies for developing a pre-planning process for your students? Do you have ways to encourage students who are reluctant and are saying "I can't draw?" and to help them create sketches, story boards, and/or wire frames? Maybe you thought your own artistic skills were insufficient and have learned new skills to help draw your ideas?... Read More

I have uploaded a new resource - a small unit on Creating Escher inspired tessellations using cultural symbols in Illustrator or Photoshop

Posted on Jun 8, 2014 by katherine Yamashita Latest activity: Aug 16, 2014

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Just thought I would let all know that I have posted a new resource: Escher Would be Proud: Exploring Culture and Design with Tessellations This is a printable and digital resource for a unit on the exploring the work of M.C. Escher, a tessellation design challenge, and an exploration of cultural symbols. This unit was designed with these goals in mind: Have students learn about the graphic design work of M.C Escher. Encourage students to look beyond the facts and pictures or even... Read More

After Effects Activities

Posted on Jun 7, 2014 by Ian Fairhurst Latest activity: Jul 12, 2014

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My students are hooked on After Effects & love the end results of what they see in people's showreels online. My question to the Adobe EdEx Community is: 1) What are your favourite activities / tutorials for introducing After Effects  & 2) Can you suggest / provide a source for source files & tutorial packages. Video Co-Pilot has been our go-to site for years now but I'm just looking to see if there are any extras or alternatives. Many Thanks!

Adobe Captivate

Posted on Jun 4, 2014 by Manish Tripathi Latest activity: Jul 15, 2014

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Hello, everyone. I use and like Adobe Captivate a lot. I am familiar with how to create learning modules, quizzes, etc. Having said that, are there any unusual, creative ways you are using Captivate for instructional purposes?

How do you justify costs of Adobe to your University Bean Counters?

Posted on Jun 3, 2014 by Lisa Hertzi Latest activity: Jun 4, 2014

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Hi All, I am the Graphics Prof. at a small midwest university and I got the following email from our IT department. "The cost to license all 15 stations in ++++ with the latest and greatest Adobe CC is $300/station/year. I would recommend that all instructors be set up with a "named user" license at $420/user/year. The cost of this suite is absolutely outrageous compared with what we used to pay Adobe for their software which was too much before. They have roughly tripled our costs while re... Read More

Adobe Voice in the Classroom

Posted on May 9, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Sep 19, 2014

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How might you use Adobe Voice with students in a teaching and learning context? Share your ideas here.