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Lead By Example

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

When we returned from winter break on January 5th I challenged my students to step out of their comfort zone and step up the creative effort. I felt the best way to make the challenge stick was to accept it myself so on the 4th I recorded a few videos, uploaded them to a YouTube playlist, and announced on the 5th that I'd add to the playlist every school day from that point forward. Crazy, eh? Teachers, like students, need a challenge. This is day 33 of a new series of Mac Lab videos (not counting finals and the first day of semester 2) and I'm currently on a 33 day hitting streak with 92 videos in the playlist. These tutorials aren't intended to be refined or polished (and they're not). 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. But because not enough kids were embracing the challenge,... Read More
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Want to make your own movie? Check this out!

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Rachel Estilo Last Activity on Feb 27, 2015

Always wanted to make your own movie? With Adobe's products, now you can! Learn how to use Adobe's Premiere Pro/Premiere Clip, After Effects, and Audition to create your very own movie! Want to promote your movie? No problem! You can also use Adobe's InDesign to create promotional movie posters! Need professional looking photos? Adobe's Photoshop can take care of that! You can also apply them to your posters if you want! What you will learn: How to successfully make your own movie (of course!) using Adobe productsThe 5 stages in filmmakingThe different main roles in filmmakingHow to create your movie plotHow to edit video with Premiere Pro and/or Premiere ClipHow to add special effects on your videos using After EffectsHow to edit sound using AuditionHow to use InDesign to make movie postersHow to enhance your photos with PhotoshopThe audio terms and accessories (see Audio Terms and Accessories video below) (Note: this can be either a project or a lesson plan, depending on wha... Read More
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SkoStock Photos | California Coast

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

67 unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  California Coast Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Golden Gate in Fog

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

38 unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Golden Gate in Fog Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Man-Made

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

52 Unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Man-Made Object Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Macro

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

55 Unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer. I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Macro Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Textures

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

53 Unprocessed photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Textures
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SkoStock Photos | Crater Lake

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

51 Unprocessed photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Crater Lake Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Oregon Coast

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

48 Unprocessed photos, converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.)I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Oregon Coast Photos
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The Puzzle of Motivation

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

In this TED Talk, Dan Pink presents the case for changing the way we attempt to motivate our students (just substitute schools and students for business and employees in the talk).  After watching, you might realize that the real puzzle is why so many folks continue to resist the evidence or deny the validity of the research.  The Puzzle of Motivation
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