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The Linda Dickeson Trick

Posted on Mar 6, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Mar 6, 2015

Extracting images out of Word documents is easy thanks to AEL Linda Dickeson's rockin' trick. I looked at Linda's resources but she hasn't posted this one so I'm borrowing her thunder for the greater good. :) The video that accompanies this resource features a few more strategies for working smart that my students needed for today.  On the off-chance that others might find something of value in the video, I'm sharing it here as well. The other bookend is from AEL Alumni Dena Wilson's very cool History of Graphic Design Timeline/Infographic resource. The connection is explained in the vid. Hope you get something out of this.
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Learn to use the Pen Tool

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 by Kimberly Larson Last Activity on Mar 5, 2015

When I teach Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to students they seem to have a difficult time learning how to use the Pen Tool. A few month back I saw a post on social media about a web game that someone came up with to teach / learn to use the pen tool. I quickly introduced it to my students and they loved it. Even today, I catch students playing the game. If you have you really should check it out! Enjoy!
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Erik Natzke: The Creative Application of Education

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 by Adobe Education Last Activity on Mar 5, 2015

Watch this recorded presentation by artist Erik Natzke from the Adobe Education Leader 2014 Summer Institute.  Einstein famously said, “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world.” The knowledge we acquire does empower us. But it isn’t until we find new and imaginative ways to apply this knowledge, that we begin to evolve ourselves. The mechanisms for acquiring knowledge and applying creativity are generally in conflict with one another. One is the systematic absorption of information and the other is a mode of play that often disrupts our progress to shake out discovery and gain a greater understanding of the known body of knowledge. The real trick comes when you can complete the loop and have play inspire learning and vice versa.
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Mandala Project

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by Denise Reilley Last Activity on Mar 4, 2015

This is a tutorial and project I created for my beginning design students to learn symmetry, transforming objects and the duplicate commands in Adobe Illustrator. The students use Illustrator to create a symmetrical circle or a mandala. The word "mandala" is from the classical Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated to mean "circle." I have them search the internet for a mandala design they like and post it to the discussion board to learn the broad scope of mandalas. Then, I have them proceed to Illustrator to set up the file with guides. After reading the symmetry handout, they create a mandala using only basic shapes and fill the shapes with colors of their choice.
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Working with Adobe Muse and Edge Animate

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by Matthijs Clasener Last Activity on Mar 5, 2015

This lesson in Dutch was designed for the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam.  First year Media Designers will use this online course in class (flipped the classroom). The level of this course is absolute beginner. In seven weeks time, four hours a week, students will learn the basics of webdesign with the awesome tools Muse and Edge Animate. They will make a demo site and an own site which both will be published on to Business Catalyst.
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AGP FIle Organization

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by German Silva Last Activity on Mar 4, 2015

I wanted to keep this in my files as a reminder of what best practices are for keeping the files organized for a short video.  In the project, that I was working in Adobe Professional Education Digital was the most challenging activity and this was a good video on doing this.
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Tables in Adobe Muse

Posted on Mar 3, 2015 by Matthijs Clasener Last Activity on Mar 3, 2015

Ever wondered how to bring a table into your awesome Adobe Muse project? That's kind of hard because Adobe Muse doesn't support that function (at this moment). So you'll need to buy a widget or find a work around. This work around will be a huge timesaver for working with tables inside of your favorite webdesign tool!
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Change the World in Two Weeks

Posted on Mar 2, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Mar 2, 2015

I pitched a blue sky project to my students today (March 2). On Friday, March 13, they'll deliver their plan/artifact/evidence of what/how/why they did/will continue to do to "make the world a better place." On Monday, March 16, they'll each present their results to their peers. They may work alone or collaboratively but each must document the journey on his/her blog. The project intro is in the video (below). I also linked to this scene from Pay It Forward in the quest.  Personal shocker: Less that 10% of the students have seen Pay It Forward. The kids responded enthusiastically to the challenge and the classroom was abuzz with possibilities. It's going to be an interesting two weeks.
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Photography Book with inDesign - Lesson Plan

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 by Candie Witherspoon Last Activity on Mar 2, 2015

Here is a lesson plan that I will be using for my Photography Class as their final assignment this year.  I have used this assignment in the past few years but not with inDesign.  I have used the free BLURB book creator desktop app that is downloadable from their website where we set up a store to print and sell extra copies of our student books as a fundraiser effort for my photography class to help offset costs for the course on things such as software renewal, photo printing paper, lighting equipment, etc.  We haven't raised a lot of money, because most are usually satisfied with their one copy, but I share the link with them to give to family and friends and tell them to encourage them to buy more copies as holiday gifts and to let them know that most of the proceeds go to support our class and to keep it going. As my class photography final I make them create a book designed from their best photos that they took this year.  They are required to make adjustments and manipulations to... Read More
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Creativity in Education is no longer an option, it’s an absolute necessity.

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 by Tim Kitchen Last Activity on Mar 2, 2015

This post features slides and resources shared by Dr Tim Kitchen during his presentation to NSW teachers at Collaroy Plateau on Tuesday March 3, 2015. - Check out Adobe's CreateEDU TV - - 
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Shape of Design

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 by Aalia Rahman Last Activity on Mar 1, 2015

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero is a free odd little design ebook. Instead of talking about typography, grids, or logos, it focuses on storytelling, co-dependency, and craft. It tries to supplement the abundance of technical talk and how-to elsewhere by elevating why great work is done.  Shape is a book about objectives, and it zooms out to answer a couple big questions: How does it feel to make things for other people? And how can we do so in a meaningful, engaged way? -I do not own rights to this book. The description was taken from the book itself. You may read the book online, download the book or order a print.-
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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 28, 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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