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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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Comic Sans Criminal

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Colin Byers Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

Graphic designers have a plethora of fonts at their disposal. However, time and time again I see people using fonts incorrectly. Fonts have purpose, they are part of a designer's tool kit. Wouldn't you want your font to be representative of your brand, product or business? Well, if you do, then perhaps you should check out this link, it's good for a laugh, but it's no joke.
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The Public Domain Project

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 16, 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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Advertising and Critical Thinking

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 by Craig Richardson Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Advertising and Critical Thinking Skills Advertisement is a powerful manipulative force as well as a powerful creative force. Learning how to identify the different strategies used by advertisers and how they are used is an important life skill and involves critical thinking skills.   One project involves having students first evaluate advertisements from different media and brainstorm on the different strategies they believe are being utilized and how effective they believe them to be and whether they are used alone or in tandem.   Second, students will learn about different advertising strategies by watching video and reading articles before creating a summary chart.   Third, students will use various media to create their own advertisements using digital manipulation including still photos and video as well as audio effects.   Fourth, we will explore our views on the ethics of digital manipulation and the inaccurate messages they convey in both advertising and other medi... Read More
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World Skills Graphic Design Competition

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 15, 2014

From 9 February to 20 March you can register teams to enter the World Skills Graphic Design Competition. The winner's will go on to the Global World Skills Competition  to be held in 2017. They will be coached by international renowned designers on that path. This competition is sponsored by Adobe, Ogilvy Mather Advertising, Coley Porter Bell, Ideas Foundation. It is open to any level 3 student currently studying at a UK College or Sixth Form. 
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The 10 Commandments Of Visual Communication

Posted on Nov 24, 2014 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Feb 18, 2015

Design blog DesignMantic has released a new infographic that focuses on the importance of visuals - various aspects of visual communication that designers should take note of, such as iconography, contrast, and hierarchy. Here are some more infographics for: Visual Communication:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-visual-communication/ Color/ Colour:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/the-10-commandments-of-color-theory/ Typography:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-typography/ Logo design:http://www.designmantic.com/blog/infographics/ten-commandments-of-logo-design/ Have fun :-)
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Typegenius Face to Face - Pair up your typefaces

Posted on Nov 17, 2014 by Chris Schnell Last Activity on Feb 11, 2015

Design Agency Muno Creative has developed typegenius a website, which helps you pair up typefaces in a simple way.  A preview shows how the typefaces look together and Adobe Typefaces are linked to Adobe Typekit for more info. Have fun :-)
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FormsCentral Tutorial: Turn-in Box

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Jan 6, 2015

This is a short tutorial on building a Turn-in Box in FormsCentral. FormsCentral is a terrific online program for going paperless! I use it to create quizzes, visual writing prompts, and in this instance, Turn-in Boxes which I place on my website. By using the turn-in box, I have a time-stamped record of when students turn-in their assignment. It is easy to download student files and the whole process is totally paperless. Save paper. Save the planet. Use FormsCentral!
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Support Red Ribbon Week or other Community Campaign

Posted on Oct 16, 2014 by Janet Cook Last Activity on Oct 16, 2014

Educate your students while you get them involved in decorating the school and its website for Red Ribbon Week or another community campaign. Assign all students to create a project illustrating your school's Red Ribbon Week theme (in the US 2014 Red Ribbon Theme: “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”  See website: http://redribbon.org/) or other community campaign.  Students should research the topic and come up with a poster, web page, public service announcement or other use of their media to communicate this theme to their fellow students and community. Students can even create a game or program a presentation using characters if they are in a programming class.  Publicize their work on your school website, newsletter, and, of course, hallway walls.   Emphasize the need for knowing the audience, making sure to use readable text, keeping work G(family)-rated, while having attention-getting features when doing this type of work. Also they should avoid including p... Read More
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InDesign DPS 1 day course - Holidays in the UK

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 by Neil Smithson Last Activity on Oct 2, 2014

This 1 day course is designed to help students create a simple DPS Document. The assets included are for demonstration purposes, designed to show functionality using the Adobe Content Viewer via desktop, or tablet devices. Ideally taught to students who are familiar with InDesign. Students will need to create an Adobe ID account to use the content viewer to test run created documents. Links:  Adobe content viewer - iPad version: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/adobe-content-viewer/id389067418?mt=8  Adobe content viewer - Android version: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.adobe.contentviewer&hl=en  Viewing content: http://helpx.adobe.com/digital-publishing-suite/help/preview-folios-articles.html
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AdobeEdu Professional Development: 2014-15 Training Catalog

Posted on Aug 18, 2014 by Melissa Jones Last Activity on Dec 10, 2014

This PDF contains a full listing of all AdobeEdu teacher training content for the 2014-15 school year, including self-paced workshops, courses, live events and our Train the Trainer program. Titles, times and dates subject to change. Please visit the Professional Development section of the Adobe Education Exchange for the most up-to-date information. REVISED DECEMBER 2014: The PD catalog PDF below has been revised and updated include new content developed in the Fall of 2014. We've also uploaded a two-page overview of all courses, webinars and workshops for December 2014.
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Creating a Book Jacket/Dust Cover

Posted on Aug 8, 2014 by Dawnette Brenner Last Activity on Aug 8, 2014

I’m constantly seeking ways for my students to use their computer literacy skills that will incorporate other subjects too. Responding to literature, science math or history are definitely ways to integrate core curriculum into my lessons. I have done the following in my classroom: Ideas: Student created video of math conceptStudent created explainer on the idea of DNAStudent created video explaining ideas learned in a unit, using graphics and text to demonstrate their understanding.Claymation video on the Human Reproductive System These are only a few ways I’ve supported students creative process in their learning; however, this lesson will enable students to recreate a bookcover of their favorite book or one they are reading for literature. Students will include in their book cover redesign: Summary of AuthorStory SummaryDiscuss the theme, plot and hint to the climaxPictureWhat you enjoyed/didn’t like about the book Students will use Google Drawing, Adobe Digital Publisher or Photo... Read More
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Digital Story Telling Project

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 by Dawnette Brenner Last Activity on Nov 26, 2014

Students will use Digital Images or Photos they take to come up with a story idea. From there they will get into groups and using brainstorming, creative thought and visualizing they will create the beginning to their own stories. Students will each use a computer or laptop and after a period of time rotate. Students will rotate and add to their neighbors story in their group. After 3 to 4 rotations, the students will place an ending onto their story and begin to find or illustrate images to add to their story, bringing it to life. Students will use Adobe products to illustrate, sketch images and to finalize their stories. Students will end by producing a Digital Story using Adobe Voice.
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Geometric Polyhedra Lesson

Posted on Aug 7, 2014 by Dawnette Brenner Last Activity on Aug 7, 2014

A common core aligned geometry lesson curated and altered to support 21st century learning skills. Students will learn first about calculating the surface area of a polyhedra (they should have been exposed to this concept prior to this lesson but not completely necessary) and then draw and create a "net." Students will identify using key vocabulary, the necessary parts of the polyhedra and manipulate several virtual nets and shapes. Students will work in teams to create several paper versions of geometric shapes and finally after watching tutorials, make one in the Adobe product of their choice. Students will finalize their lesson and display their understanding of polyhedra in a final written essay, which should include a picture of their finished polyhedra.
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Open Knowledge

Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by deston tanner Last Activity on Aug 30, 2014

One of the unique features of this course is that we're building the modules around existingOpen Educational Resources. Instead of creating our own lectures videos, we're curating the best from the open web, and we'd like to invite you to help us by contributing your discoveries to our growing list. We ask that anything you add be tagged with the appropriate module/week number (see below) as well as any relevant descriptive terms.
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DIGITAL MEDIA - NEW LEARNERS OF THE 21ST CENTURY

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 by Terrence Banks Last Activity on Jun 12, 2014

Featuring the foremost thought leaders, innovators and practitioners in the field, Digital Media is a startling preview of a 21st Century education revolution. This is the Full movie from the PBS website.
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Adobe Digital Publishing Suite: Fixing Shaky Scrolls and Previewing Work

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 by Joseph Caserto Last Activity on Sep 26, 2014

For designers, experiencing your work as your user does is critical. See how to preview a digital publication created with Adobe InDesign and Adobe DIgital Publishing Suite (DPS) using the free Adobe Content Viewer App. This is a lesson from my course, Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Beginners.
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Discounted DPS and InDesign Courses for Adobe Exchange Users

Posted on Jun 10, 2014 by Joseph Caserto Last Activity on Jun 23, 2014

Hello everyone, I've set up discounts for fellow Adobe Exchange users on two of my online courses. Just click the following links or visit Udemy.com and use the coupon code AdobeExchange19. Adobe Digital Publishing Suite for Beginners: $19 (reg. $69)Intro to Adobe InDesign: $19 (reg $99) I use both as additional resources when I teach in the classroom, and assign viewing videos as I would readings in a textbook. I've included a link to a free sample lecture posted at my YouTube Channel. Best, Joe
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