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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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Standard Practical Exercise Reflection Sheet

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

I use this for every practical exercise I have my students undertake (whether it is animation, photographic, film, planning, whatever).  I have students collate all of these together as a sort of a practical journal - the end result is a go to cheat sheet for all the skills we have covered. It is a brief selection of questions (with prompts) and is broad enough to suit any practical task. It is designed to be done by hand in the last 5 or 10 minutes of a practical session.
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Flash Reflection Sheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 2015

This is a reflection sheet designed to follow on from my 2 Flash tutorials (although you could use it in most beginners Flash classes): Getting Started with Flash Animating Multiple Scenes in Flash This should provide students with a good opportunity to take stock of what they have learned and highlight what they still do not understand. 
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Shot Construction Worksheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

This short activity provides students with an opportunity to practice storyboarding a range of shots portraying familiar situations. There is a predominant focus on subtlety and it also provides opportunities for sharing and reflection to better deconstruct the work they are doing.  I have included an example page of a completed storyboard from an unrelated project called Fistful of Detentions. I have also included the preliminary draft of this work.  Hopefully this is a helpful reference.  This is obviously designed for Media and Photography classes but would work well in an English class that is working on a film as text assessment. 
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TUTORIAL 1 – USING TOOLS TO PIXELATE AN IMAGE IN PHOTOSHOP CC

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 22, 2015

This is a great tutorial for junior level to familiarise an understanding with 'Dot and Pointillism Art'. This is a step by step activity for students to experiment with photography by manipulate their photograph in Photoshop by analysing dots, pixels, shapes and colours. On the right side of the page students and teachers can add specific notes or relevant information whilst discovering diverse typography tools in the process.
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ACTIVITY 3 - DESIGN PRINCIPLES WITH TYPOGRAPHY

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 23, 2015

This fun activity sheet can by implemented before 'Tutorial 1 - Using Type and Pen Tools' and continue on with 'Activity 2 - Design Elements With Typography'. This is a great introduction to pen tools for beginner students. Students can experiment with pen tools, develop shapes, colours in swatch by creating design principles with typography. In this activity sheet students can familiarise with design principles by learning about contrast and hierarchy.
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ACTIVITY 2 - DESIGN ELEMENTS WITH TYPOGRAPHY

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 22, 2015

This fun activity sheet can by implemented before 'Tutorial 1 - Using Type and Pen Tools'. This is a great introduction to pen tools for  beginner students. In this activity sheet students can familiarise with design elements by learning about line and shape through typography art.
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TUTORIAL 1 – USING TYPE AND PEN TOOLS TO CREATE TYPOGRAPHY ART IN ILLUSTRATOR CC

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 22, 2015

In this lesson plan students are required to design a A3 Landscape Typography Poster, this tutorial is a basic activity to familiarise diverse tools with typography and getting to now the work area in Illustrator. On the right side of the page students and teachers can add specific notes or relevant information whilst discovering diverse typography tools in the process.
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TUTORIAL 1 - GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA ILLUSTRATOR

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

Introduction on extensive drawing, painting and editing capabilities in Adobe Illustrator CC, I have developed a tutorial guide for students and teachers to give a basic guide and to learn how to navigate the work area. The work area consists of the art board, the scratch area, the toolbox, and the default set of palettes.
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Tasty Tuts video tutorials

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Keith Shafer Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

Hello, I just wanted to share what I believe to be some of the best, easily understandable tutorials available outside of AdobeTV. Gareth David of London, England's Tasty Tuts has a slow, enjoyable way to follow along and supplies all the assets and resources you need to complete the projects. Best of all too, is that they are all on Youtube and free. They helped me immensely, and I highly recommend them to anyone wishing to learn Adobe's core applications. Mr. David is always adding more, and has several other outlets to explore as well, including his own site, a blog,facebook, twitter, and more. Below is the text from the Tasty Tuts Youtube "about page" as well as a link, and I hope you find all this helpful. Cheers, Keith  Design & digital arts creative video tutorials. TastyTuts is an endeavour to inspire creative minds, looking to learn how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to bring imagination to life. From beginners to those that are highly skilled, TastyTuts offers a wi... 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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Pixar Story Telling Rules Videos

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 2015

Bloop Animation have been putting out these amazing short videos covering Pixar's Storytelling Rules. Really informative and engaging. This information has been packaged in a number of ways but I think this version is my favourite so far*.  Pixar Storytelling Rules Bloop Animation also have a range of other great resources on their channel that would be really useful for teachers (or anyone really).  * This is a close second
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Title Task

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

This task is designed to assist students in analysing what goes into film, TV, game and webseries titles. It then moves on to brainstorming and then designing titles for their own project.  Works really well with these resources (as well as my previously posted storyboard template): Art of the Title How They Did It
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Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

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

Aaron Draplin from Draplin Design Co. designs a logo in 15 minutes for lynda.com.  A really great example for students of the design process, the power of broad brainstorming, content and style knowledge, and seeing someone work who loves what they are doing. Great for design students but also a really good example for all arts disciplines.  Here it is. Here is Draplin's website: DDC
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Creating a logo using pathfinder and gradients

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by silvio nocilla Last Activity on Jan 20, 2015

In this tutorial you will make use of text, shapes, pathfinder tool and gradients to create a logo using a font style. After this tutorial students will learn to: Use the gradient tool in IllustratorUse the pathfinder tool and identify different propertiesMake use of font style in a different wayCreate a logo
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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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