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The New AC Method for solving quadratic equations

Posted on Jan 31, 2015 by Nghi Nguyen Last Activity on Jan 31, 2015

So far, the factoring AC Method has been the most popular one in solving any quadratic equations in standard form that can be factored. This article analyzes the disadvantages of the factoring AC Method. Then, it suggests a simpler and faster solving method, that eliminates the lengthy step of factoring by grouping and solving the 2 binomials.
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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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Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 1, 2015

How can creativity and innovation enhance your Common Core strategy? Join Ron Beghetto of the University of Connecticut for a discussion of strategies you can use tomorrow in your school. About the session How can creativity, something often called uncommon and original, be combined with the CCS, something that is common and convergent? Consequently, many teachers may find themselves at a crossroads — feeling they must choose between nurturing student creativity or conforming to common standards. This webinar is about strategies for reconciling these two competing priorities. About the presenter Ron Beghetto, University of Connecticut Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, Dr. Beghetto Associate Professor of Education Studies at the University of Oregon. Dr. Beghetto earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Indiana University (with an emphasis in Learning, Cognition and Instruction). His research focuses on creativity in educational settings -- examining... Read More
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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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Create a Homepage with Dreamweaver and CC Extract

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 1, 2015

Learn the first steps of turning an Adobe Photoshop web comp into a code-based design using Adobe Dreamweaver and CC Extract. Dreamweaver is the all-in-one visual development tool for websites and mobile content, and CC Extract is the service that makes it easy to extract PSD comp information for use in web and mobile sites. In this session, educator and web developer Sheri German will show you how to extract images to bring into a CSS starter page. Both Part 1 and Part 2 session recordings are linked below
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Capturing Student Drawings on the iPad

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

In this lesson teachers teach their students a drawing technique or skill. This resource uses the Procreate app, which is used to record a student drawing. By importing the raw video footage into Adobe Premiere Clip and adding music, one can create a portfolio piece ready to embed in a student blog or Acrobat portfolio.
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Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Eden Carey Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

Students use Adobe Premiere Clip to create a stop-motion video. Students can use an iPad to take photos to create a stop-motion video.
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Showcase a Field Trip

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Mark DuBois Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

One can easily use Premiere Clip to create a summary of a field trip. In this example, I visited the Great White Arabia Steamboat Museum in Kansas City. I used both photos and video clips to showcase the trip.
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Augmented Reality

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Eden Carey Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

Students use Adobe Premiere Clip to create an educational fact about any given year-level topic. Students use this clip as an overlay movie to act as an augmented reality display around the school.
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Capture a Champions Moment

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Dan Armstrong Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

A high school needs on-the-fly updates for individuals who are not able to attend a game. Or perhaps the school is so small a camera crew cannot be onsite to film. With Premiere Clip you can update your website from the sideline and keep your fans involved wherever they are.
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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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Video Essayist - Every Frame a Painting

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

Editor Tony Zhou has been uploading video essays to YouTube for the past 9 months. They are informative, insightful and entertaining. He looks at different production elements, story elements and filmmakers across his engaging video essays. He also gives further insight on his Tumblr.  This is a resource that anyone who watches film (and especially those who study it) can not be without.  Every Frame a Painting YouTube Every Frame a Painting Tumblr He's also a massive fan of Adobe products. 
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History of Graphic Design Timeline/Infographic

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Dena Wilson Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

Design a creative and even unconventional infographic timeline for the history of graphic design between the first visual representations on cave wall through the inventions of the alphabets. Conclude by adding your own historical information and a picture of yourself! 
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A Lesson in Light Leaks and Tall Tales

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Mark Janke Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

In this lesson plan, I tried to incorporate many aspects of this course while keeping it simple enough for my film students to still accomplish in one assignment. As you look through this lesson, you'll notice that certain aspect of this lesson assume certain abilities from my students. This is because we've had class for half the year and they already have certain skills and concepts mastered. If applied to another class, topics of quality sound recording, 3 point lighting, composition, editing, and basic color correction would need to be touched on in addition to my lesson. One of the best parts of film is the ability to be creative in story telling. This is why I'm requiring a tall tale storyline with this assignment. This makes the light leaks lesson exactly what it should be; a physical special effect and nothing more. I have included my tutorial for making physical light leaks as a part of this assignment. I've used this technique with my students for a few years now. It works great. My only word... Read More
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Building a Web Page with a PSD and Dreamweaver's New Extract Panel

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Sheri German Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

In this project, students will design a web comp in Photoshop, and then easily develop it in Dreamweaver through the use of the new Extract panel. The resource folder includes the following: The script for the morning and afternoon webinarsA wireframe of the designA completed Photoshop compA completed project siteA completed html structureA CSS starter page for those who are new to CSSProject imagesA file with the page text
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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 30, 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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Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by camilo arango Last Activity on Jan 29, 2015

FIRST PHASE CONTENTS: That is creativity Comics and characters from the 50s in North America. Pop Art, 50s and exponents. Andy Warhol, Stan Lee, Richard Hamilton Roy Lichtenstein Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger. Creating cartoons and comics. INDICATORS 1. Learn basics of creating characters in the comic. 2. Make a story based on real events and takes the genre of fiction 3. Research and exposes the American Pop art of the fifties, Cartoon its characteristics and its main exponents. (Andy Warhol, Stan Lee, Richard Hamilton, Roy Lichtenstein.) 4. Bring materials and strives for the timely and orderly presentation of their work. SECOND PHASE CONTENTS: Cartoons, its evolution and importance today. Concepts creation of fictional characters. Engineering, film script. Rundowns and scripts Techniques for building a cartoon. Bullets. strokes sketches INDICATORS: 1. Make a main character based on his comic, in terms of physical and psychological characteristics. 2. Projects through drawi... Read More
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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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Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 29, 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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