world wide education program manager at adobe systems
Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Apr 16, 2015
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" .
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Posted on Nov 11, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Nov 11, 2014
After you complete the workshop, Telling the Story of Your Institution: The Basics, reflect on your key takeaways here.
The workshop focuses on the following essential question:
How might you change the story of your institution?
- What new insights you have learned from this workshop?
- What strategies can you use to tell the story of your institution in the near future?
- What is one action you’ll definitely commit to taking in the next six months to change the story of your institution?
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Posted on Sep 30, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Sep 30, 2014
I'm doing a presentation on creativity in the classroom for a group of eLearning educators, but so far my research has turned up only the challenges to fostering creativity and engagement in online learning. So I'm turning to you, the EdEx community, for help.
- What has been your experience in trying to foster a more creative, collaborative, inquiry-based learning environment online? What have been your successes and challenges?
- Do you have any great examples of Connect, Captivate or Presenter being used to foster student creativity and innovation, as opposed to just reinforcing rote learning? Lessons or units you've created or those that you've seen from others?
Looking to highlight your great work in my talk and share with the broader Adobe community.
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Posted on Jun 24, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Feb 2, 2015
How do you (or how might you) use Photoshop Elements with students in a teaching and learning context?
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Posted on Jun 24, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Apr 23, 2015
Describe your experience as a user. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Photoshop Elements as an image editing tool in your practice?
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Posted on Jun 24, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Feb 21, 2015
Describe your experience as a user. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Premiere Elements as a video tool in your practice?
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Posted on Jun 24, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Nov 21, 2014
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Posted on May 9, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Feb 23, 2015
How might you use Adobe Voice with students in a teaching and learning context?
Share your ideas here.
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Posted on May 9, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Apr 11, 2015
Describe your experience of using Adobe Voice to share a story. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Adobe Voice as a storytelling tool in your practice?
Note: To provide feedback on Adobe Voice to the developers or get technical support, please go here: http://getvoice.adobe.com/support.html
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Posted on Mar 21, 2014 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Mar 8, 2015
Certiport is offering free ACA vouchers for educators. Just fill out this form to request your voucher:
If you have any issues with the process or feedback for us on the exams, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Posted on Nov 22, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Mar 17, 2014
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 an interesting or funny digital image that has been edited in Photoshop using layers. There are plenty of examples of digital image memes all over the internet, many of which make great classroom projects.
If you’re interested in exploring how other educators are using memes in the classroom, check out this great introduction, which includes a number of links to other sites with more information: ERMAHGERD Memes in the Classroom!
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Posted on Aug 18, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Aug 21, 2014
In a chat with some folks from the Kennedy Center Education Department and a few other folks last week, we surfaced the need for an international network of innovative professional development providers. Most pd is terrible, we all agree on that, but there are some bright pockets of innovation out there with some organizations doing some really, really cool stuff. Why don't more "cool" professional development providers talk to one another? Why don't we share best practices? And why don't existing networks for professional development providers truly foster innovation, creativity and impact instead of just regurgitating the same old tired adult learning models? What would should a network look like, and who would be its members? Its leaders?
In an effort to get started thinking more deeply about this idea, I started doing some research into professional development providers and networks. I'm calling this project #ArrestedProfessionalDevelopment for the moment; it's a working title but I kind of like it!
Can you help out?
Who's changing the face of teacher education by changing the definition of professional development? Who, in your mind, are the most innovative, creative and impactful professional development providers out there? What do you love about them? Post your list in the comments.
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Posted on May 6, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Mar 27, 2015
What do you think about infographics? Are they a valid form of art or a flash-in-the-pan trend?
How might you use infographics in your teaching practice to help students develop their visual literacy skills? Share your ideas and thoughts below.
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Posted on May 6, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Apr 19, 2015
We're always looking for great, inspiring infographics to use in our classrooms. Have you or your students created an infographic you would like to share? Or do you have a great source to find cool, interesting or thought-provoking infographics? Share your links here.
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Posted on Mar 10, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Dec 6, 2013
What are your impressions of the trend to "gamify" teaching and learning? How do you see games and game mechanics driving student engagement in your classroom?
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Posted on Feb 28, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Mar 28, 2013
How can we, as educational leaders, leverage resources in the community to drive positive change on our campuses? How do we overcome reluctance or resistance to change among the staff? Students? Community? And on the flip side, how can we engage allies within the community in our work? Share your strategy and tactics for engaging stakeholders in your work.
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Posted on Jan 31, 2013 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Nov 18, 2013
This is a space to share and collaborate on leadership stories and "public narratives."
- What is the work that you identify with, and why are you called to serve as a leader within that movement?
- Who are the stakeholders in this movement, and why should they act?
- What action is needed today?
Respond to this thread with your public narrative. Give feedback on the work of other leaders.
Here is a toolkit you can download to create your own story.
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Posted on Sep 26, 2012 by Melissa Jones Latest activity: Dec 31, 2013
Do you train teachers or students to use Photoshop? Have you use Tutorial Builder and/or Tutorial Player in your work? If so, post your feedback here.
Tell us about bugs, suggest fixes, or help us brainstorm the future of these teaching and learning technologies!
Visit the Adobe Labs site to get started if you haven't already! http://labs.adobe.com/technologies/tutorialbuilder/
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