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ACEC (Australian Council for Computers in Education) Conference Presentation - Oct 2014

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on Sep 30, 2014

From an industrial society to a knowledge based society and now to a creative society. This presentation challenges teachers and school administrators to keep up with societies changes or risk being irrelevant in the 21st Century. Numeracy and literacy skills are important but not at the expense of creativity, collaboration and communication skills. The role of the 21st century teacher is not to self-deliver content but to facilitate the understanding of key concepts and skills, cater for a range of learning styles and encourage the use of a range of tools that interconnect to help students construct learning and be creative. Sir Ken Robinson says, “Creativity for me is not an option, it is an absolute necessity.” This presentation looks at some of the research surrounding the importance of creativity in education and provides samples of creativity being taught well using 21st Century industry standard tools in primary and secondary schools. George... Read More
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InDesign: Cropping

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

Usually I associate cropping photos with Photoshop, but so many times it happens on the fly when working in InDesign. Students need to experiment with cropping - they tend to use photos exactly as they were taken.
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InDesign: Interlocking Type

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

I cannot access this lesson that I posted on May 29, 2012 and I want to include it in the Syllabus that I am building using the groovy Adobe Education Exchange syllabus builder, so I am uploading this sheet again. Sorry for this. It is a great trick and students love playing with this. I have had some interesting results over the years.
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Hair in Breeze: Photoshop Refine Edge

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

This is a quickie project (should take less than an hour) where students remove a woman with whispy hair from a background and place her in another photo. Included is a sheet of instructions with a link to an Adobe TV video on Refine Edge, and two photos to manipulate.
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Journey To Discover Identity

Posted on Sep 26, 2014 by Gaye Kershaw Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

The Big Idea - Journey Students will explore the art elements shape and pattern and the arts language that supports it. They will undertake a ‘Journey To Explore Identity’ to help understand how“...modern Australian identity reflects the many groups of people that call Australia home”. They will explore these art elements during specific, guided 2&3D & ICT activities, the results of which will be recorded in visual diaries & photographically. Students will create project based artworks using personal responses to open ended questioning. They will use a range of equipment and techniques, select, arrange and make choices to create artworks that communicate ideas and feelings for a particular purpose.
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AET- Changing the Story with Adobe Photoshop

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Thomas Walsh Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

In this lessons student will gain a new perspective on the content they are interacting with while learning some basic Photoshop skills. This resource can be adapted to most subject areas and students from 4th grade to adult.
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Illustrator’s Pen Tool: The Comprehensive Guide

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

I am including a PDF file taken from this site (a useful Acrobat tool- "Create from Website").  Anyway, INSIST that your students know this information. I use this in conjuntion with the Bezier Game and the Shape Game- both are great online practice tools to get familiar and comfortable with this MUST LEARN tool.
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Art Exhibit Poster Project

Posted on Sep 25, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 25, 2014

This is an assignment that I use for Grades 4-12. Students will submit their Packaged InDesign file AND a .pdf of their final poster design. Students are expected to get their images from http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online, use Photoshop and Illustrator to create and manipulate graphics. It is a good culminating project.  Rubric is included. I also have a list of Samara's Rules included with this assignment. Timothy Samara's books are terrific resources in my classroom. His design advice is straight-forward and easy to understand.
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Adobe Illustrator Avatar/Character Page

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 29, 2014

This is an Illustrator AI. file with two heads and a assortment of hair, eyes, noses, mouths for beginning Illustrator students to play with and learn the basics of dragging and dropping, changing colors, creating new colors, and hopefully advance to creating additional items for their avatars.  Simple clothes would probably be the easiest for students to attempt. I use this with students starting at Grade 3! It's never too young for Illustrator. Anyway - enjoy - use it however you wish. I welcome any feedback and additions!
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Australasian time friendly Adobe in Education Live PL (2014)

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on Oct 1, 2014

This post features a two page flyer outlining Adobe in Education live professional learning sessions that are generally in friendly dates & times for Australasian educators.
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Great Color Creation Website

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 23, 2014

If you haven't seen this or played with it yet, it is a beautiful website with minimal interface. A great website for teaching about color schemes, etc. I wish that we could download schemes as Adobe Swatch Exchange files.
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Type Matching Game

Posted on Sep 23, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Sep 23, 2014

Students always wonder how to choose two typefaces that will look good together on the page. This little "Dating Game" will help them explore the methodology of pairing type. Excellent game. Short, quick, self-explanatory.
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