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The Public Domain Project

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 22, 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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Mac Lab Video Tutorials (YouTube Playlist)

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

After years of recording thousands of video tutorials and scattering them haphazardly around the sprawling Mac Lab website, I finally made the move to YouTube where all future videos will be archived. I plan on adding to the playlist on a regular basis and will share many of the specific video links here on the Exchange as individual resources. 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 far more often than I'd like). The idea harkens back to the spirit of Confessions of a Video Tutorial Junkie. Kind of a Just do it! challenge to get the creative muscles back in shape.
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Photoshop Image and Canvas Size Into

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

A three-part video tutorial coming at image size, resolution, and canvas size from a different angle. Would have been much better had I not flubbed twice (resampling at the 3:04 mark, corrected 30 seconds later and not being able to do 3rd grade math in my head). C'est la vie. This is from day 4 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 with me.  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: Photoshop Image and Canvas Size Into Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new YouTube... Read More
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Dramatic Crop and Enhancement in Photoshop

Posted on Jan 9, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 21, 2015

Discover the photo within the photo in this four-part video tutorial reinforcing existing skills and introducing a few new strategies. This is day 5 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: Dramatic Crop and Enhancement 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 and provide a link.
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Photoshop Brushes 101A

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 7, 2015

A 9+ min video diving deeper into Photoshop's brushes. I was going to record something similar but when I stumble across this video from 2011 I decided I'd have a hard time improving on it so today's is an oldie but goodie. I'm looking forward to the students' reactions. This is day 3 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. Brushes will play a part in many projects to come. 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: Photoshop Brushes 101A Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new Y... Read More
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Environmental Booklet

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Jan 10, 2015

This project is similar to the Story Book project, but instead of writing and illustrating a story, students must write about environmental issues from the cube. Cause, effects, and solutions are the main themes here. To do the assignment,students roll the "Enviro Cube" - template for the cube is included - and then they write an article, illustrate it, and produce a final, clean 12-page book. This is an instruction sheet, template for pre-production sketches, extensive rubrics, templats for the "Enviro Cube" and InDesign Templates for printed and digital versions of the project. The  cube template can be altered for other uses as can the unique page configuration for the printed book. The project can be done completely by hand or it can be done using illustrator and printed out, or the final product can be a product viewed digitally - it is up to you and the students. Suggestions and rubrics are included for both hand-done and digitally produced.
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Isolate part of an image using Photoshop Elements 8 & Magic Wand Tool

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by James Cash Last Activity on Jan 7, 2015

In this video, the author uses Photoshop Elements 8 to first select, and then extract, the raven from the rest of the image. The primary tool used is the Magic Wand Tool which analyzes your image and looks for similar colours and brightness in order to select the area of an image that you want.  (Another selection tool, not discussed but worth experimenting with, is the Magnetic Lasso Tool which can be useful... but it can also be frustrating as it sometimes leads to unwanted results.)
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