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BOT: Global Challenge

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Matt Cauthron Last Activity on Jan 29, 2015

Design, 3D modeling & printing, makers, bristlebots, light painting, Makey Makey, video drones, cyber-humans, superheroes, your imagination… Draw, paint, photograph, Photoshop, animate, illustrate, video, sound: Create a BOT orientated artwork that transforms your ordinary life into something super-syfy, magical, universal, or down right robotic. SIGN UP to PARTICIPATE HERE! 
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Train the Trainer: Best Practice in Adult Learning Theory and eLearning

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Andrea Cebula Last Activity on Feb 1, 2015

Review some tips to apply best practiced in adult learning theory to your eLearning. Reflect on your own strategies and share your thoughts with your fellow course members in the course discussion forum.
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A Few Typography Tips

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

Following on the heels of yesterday's resource, we have five videos reminding my students to work a bit smarter in Illustrator. Little reminders about point type, leading, aligning, and a few other strategies. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun on this journey.  These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished. They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. The tutorial is here: Working Smarter (Align and More) Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new YouTube Channel I started to house this project. If YouTube is blocked at your school and you'd like access to the videos, leave a comment and I'll Z... Read More
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Answering Open-ended Questions through Video

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Henrietta Miller Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

This lesson involves students creating a question of interest and then exploring and researching that question. They will collect Creative Commons images on the subject and then devise, record, and insert their own audio recording that answers their question. This lesson plan includes instructions and an example video file. The video was created by an Australian Year 6 student to share her understanding on her question, “What effect did the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have on the people of Pompeii?” This lesson could be adapted to meet other standards and age groups.
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Promote Health with Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Deborah Hargroves Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

Students will create a 30-second video to encourage viewers to adopt healthy habits. They will learn to evaluate effective PSAs through a guided watching activity and then work in small groups to build PSAs, using researched facts, a storyboarding template, and the Adobe Premiere Clip app. Groups will share their PSAs with the class and use a rubric to evaluate one another’s PSAs.
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14 Steps

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Kathryn Riley Last Activity on Jan 30, 2015

Use Adobe Premiere Clip to create a video showcasing procedures at your school. Students will understand how to apply industry-standard shots and framing as they create short videos the school can use for orientation.
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Promoting ABC2 Writing Strategy

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

Our school's english and social science teachers have developed a writing strategy they call ABC2 (the 2 is superscript—it reads: ABC squared). While all staff are supposed to be utilizing the strategy as we engage in "writing across content areas" (a district-wide model), adoption has been spotty. In an effort to make my own students masters of the strategy and promote ABC2 school-wide, we're redesigning the PDF (provided below), making posters, designing t-shirts, creating animations, videos, and kinetic typography. The four videos accompanying this resource primarily deal with typography in Illustrator.  After a brief hiatus for finals and launching the new semester, the resource of the day is back. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun on this journey.  These tutorials aren't inte... Read More
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The Public Domain Project

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

Literally thousands of public domain media files that you can use in whatever you like.  The Public Domain Project The Pond5 site is a little buggy and awkward but totally worth it for these amazing  resources. 
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Bringing Innovation to Your School - A #CreateEdu Webinar

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 19, 2015

How can schools help to develop the next generation of innovators? Join Suzie Boss, a Project-based Learning advocate and author, to see how educators are designing challenges that unleash student creativity. About the session This webinar will share examples of educators who are designing right-sized challenges to unleash students' creativity and deepen their problem-solving abilities. Join us to pick up some strategies you can borrow and put to use in your own learning environment. About the presenter Suzie Boss, Project-Based Learning Advocate and Autor Suzie Boss is a journalist and consultant  who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She has developed programs for nonprofit organizations that teach youth and adults how to improve their communities with innovative, sustainable solutions. She is coauthor of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age and Thinking Through Project-Based Learn... Read More
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Who's Telling Your Story - A #CreateEdu Webinar

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 19, 2015

Your school’s stories are already being shared online; are they the stories you want shared? Join Darren Kuropatwa of the James-Assiniboia School District for an exploration of easy digital storytelling techniques you can use to take control of the story of your institution Who's telling your stories? Shouldn't it be you? How can you share your stories of learning in an already full day? In this webinar we'll explore lightweight digital storytelling ideas & techniques you can implement in your school tomorrow to document learning and foster reflective ways for you, your students and teachers to share what they're learning; we'll share the stories you want told about your school. We won't just talk about it, we'll do it. Then we'll talk about how each of us might practically adapt these ideas in our own schools.
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Storyboard template

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 2015

This is a storyboard template I use for the planning of any visual project - videos, animations, photography, flash projects, etc. It is adapted from classic storyboard templates to include the rule of thirds. I have found that this results in students naturally following the 'rule of thirds' when composing their shots even if this hasn't been explicitly covered. Also, I often tell my students, as a good rule of thumb, to storyboard about 20 to 30 shots per minute of film. Overall this generally results in better composition overall and a more engaging end product.  I have included links to Mike Browne's introduction to the Rule of Thirds, Brett Lamb's shot type examples, and a South Australian tourism advert that employs these concepts quite beautifully.  Mike Browne Brett Lamb Barossa. Be Consumed A good introductory exercise would be to attempt to storyboard shots from the advertisement.
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D'oh! Coping with (Very) Public Mistakes

Posted on Jan 16, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 16, 2015

Hours after introducing people to an easy way to make a whole collection of high-resolution grunge brushes, I realized I'd made a mistake. As mistakes are part of everyone's creative journey as well as the impetus behind this effort, I chose to leave the mistake in place and make amends rather than trying to cover my tracks. The four videos in this resource address and correct the mistake, offer new insights and strategies, and hopefully help others to take chances without fear of failure. We all make mistakes. Why not treat them as an opportunity for discovering that which we'd not encounter otherwise? Be it a new discovery or a long-forgotten process, mistakes can be the key that unlocks the door. ----- This is day 10 of a new series of Mac Lab videos. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun beginning this journ... Read More
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High-Res Grunge Brushes Made Easy

Posted on Jan 15, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 16, 2015

An easy way to make a whole collection of high-resolution grunge brushes from a few images. This is day 9 of a new series of Mac Lab videos. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun beginning this journey.  These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished. They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. The tutorial is here: High-Res Grunge Brushes (resource links provided in video description on YouTube) Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new YouTube Channel I started to house this project. If YouTube is blocked at your school and you'd like access to the videos, leave a comment and I'll ZIP 'em a... Read More
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Polished Permission slips with EchoSign, InDesign and Acrobat

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 15, 2015

Add polish to the digital permission slips you create using Adobe InDesign, Acrobat and EchoSign. Make inefficient paper permission slips a thing of the past using Adobe InDesign software and the Adobe EchoSign digital signature solution.  In this more advanced session, technology educator Scott Trudeau will show you how to add polish to your digital field trip permission slips.  See the session recording below.
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Easy Digital Permission Slips with Acrobat and Echosign

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 14, 2015

Make inefficient paper permission slips a thing of the past using Adobe Acrobat PDF creation software and the Adobe EchoSign digital signature solution. In this beginner-level session, technology educator Scott Trudeau will show you how to create and send a digital field trip permission slip. You’ll get signed copies back in minutes! Session Resources can be seen below.
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Create Custom Grunge and Texture Brushes

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 14, 2015

A stumbling, bumbling account of how to make a cool collection of grunge and texture brushes from an experiment gone awry. This four-part video tutorial may be a little painful to watch (sorry!) but the final result will be worth your time. (While I'm at the Linked Learning Conference in LA, I hope to engage my students in San Diego from afar.) This is day 8 of a new series of Mac Lab videos. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun beginning this journey.  These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished. They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. The tutorial is here: Image Fail Brush Wi... Read More
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Custom Brush Challenge 02

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 14, 2015

Use Illustrator to create custom brushes (or shapes) for Photoshop in this three-part video tutorial (building on CBC Part 1) reinforcing existing skills and introducing a few new strategies. (While I'm at the Linked Learning Conference in LA, I hope to engage my students in San Diego from afar.) This is day 7 of a new series of Mac Lab videos. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun beginning this journey.  These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished. They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. The tutorial is here: Custom Brush Challenge 02 Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new Y... Read More
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Custom Brush Challenge 01

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 14, 2015

Use Illustrator to create custom brushes (or shapes) for Photoshop in this four-part video tutorial (that sounds like I'm in a steel box) reinforcing existing skills and introducing a few new strategies. (While I'm at the Linked Learning Conference in LA, I hope to engage my students in San Diego from afar.) This is day 6 of a new series of Mac Lab videos. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun beginning this journey.  These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished. They're intended to be a daily extemporaneous exercise—though subject to rerecording when I become especially maladroit (which happens all too often). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. The tutorial is here: Custom Brush Challenge 01 Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new... Read More
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Mac Lab Daily Quests

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 23, 2015

This idea comes straight from World of Warcraft—from the Garrisons in the WoD expansion, specifically. The folks at Blizzard really delivered with this update. Now it's my turn. I intend to provide more resources—day in, day out—than my students could ever hope to complete, much less master. Why? To provide them with choices leading to a richer, more engaging learning experience. And, to provide me with an epic challenge to reinvigorate my own role in the classroom. Time to shake things up again. You can follow the experiment via our YouTube Playlist, the Quest Archive, or the featured quest each day on our home page.
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Mac Lab Daily Quest Archive

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 9, 2015

Starting the Mac Lab Video Tutorial Playlist on YouTube is phase one of my plan. Providing students with daily quests to accompany the videos is phase two. Archiving the quests (to stay organized) is phase three. I'm posting the link here on the off-chance a few of you will find something of value for you or your students. Note: The Mac Lab utilizes game mechanics and the experience is quite different when logged in. For more info about the full experience, visit the Game On Group here on the Exchange.
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