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Fractions, Decimals and Percents

Posted on Apr 16, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Apr 17, 2014

This tutorial iBook is leveled at the primary grades 3-5.  Teaching fractions, decimals and percents are tied together in comparing and associating with each other.  Basic arithmetic skills with fractions and decimals are reviewed using multimedia and interactive animations, including in-book assessments.  A new approach was taken in this iBook as I collaborated with a high school student, Dominic Redding, in (fellow AEL) Mike Skocko's class 3,000 miles away using Edge Animate, to create an exciting game that encourages kids to improve their skills in converting from fractions to decimals to percents.  Kids teaching kids...what a concept.  The actual game widget is attached.
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Simple Machines - The Screw

Posted on Mar 31, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 31, 2014

This simple animation shows how a screw is made by wrapping an inclined plane around a cylinder.  Although no calculations are required to make this simple machine do work, students will learn the effect of an applied rotational force (screw driver) and how the distance that force is applied to will convert to a linear force with the screw.  The iOS widget for iBooks, the .oam file for DPS (InDesign), the .html file and the Edge Animate files (with all assets) are attached.  The actual web animation is posted on the weblink.  Edge Animate was used to create the interactive animation and Fireworks was used to edit the image files.  The widget will be included in my latest iBook titled "Simple Machines" coming soon to the iTunes Bookstore (free download).
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Simple Machines - The Wedge

Posted on Mar 28, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Apr 5, 2014

This project includes the widget, oam and weblink to the interactive animation made with Edge Animate on the simple machine - The Wedge.  The widget for iBooks Author and the oak file for InDesign includes sound files which only serve to enhance the interactivity of the animation.  This simple machine is included in my latest iBook, "Simple Machines" - soon to be released on the iTunes Bookstore.  With one to go (the screw), all simple machines will be featured using interactive designs from Edge Animate.
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Simple Machines - The Wheel and Axle

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 25, 2014

As a continuation of Simple Machines, this Wheel and Axle interactive animation gives students a chance to visualize how a mechanical advantage is gained by using this simple machine.  Edge Animate was used exclusively to produce this project and will be used in my latest iBook "The Simple Machines" coming soon to the iTunes Bookstore.  The interactivity is the means to providing students a longer focused attention to learning about the mechanical advantage of all simple machines.
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Simple Machines - The Pulley

Posted on Mar 12, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 12, 2014

This interactive animation gives students the visual aid needed to understand the mechanical advantage to using a pulley and pulley system (block and tackle).  The formula for finding the force needed to move a weight using these devices makes sense once they see how the number of supporting ropes changes, depending on the number of pulleys used. All assets needed to make this animation using Edge Animate CC are in the zip file.  The web link shows how the interactive animation will look in a browser.  Also contained in the zip is the iBooks widget file that may be used as is or altered for use in iBooks Author. Look for my iBook "The Simple Machines" coming soon to the iTunes Bookstore.
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Simple Machines - The Inclined Plane

Posted on Mar 10, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 12, 2014

This interactive animation gives students the formula for finding the mechanical advantage of inclined planes.  Using the formula, students are quickly able to see the advantage of using simple machines over brute force.  This Edge Animate file is simple enough for students to complete in a few class periods, and will give them a sense of empowerment as they learn and internalize the concept of simple machines.
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Simple Machines - The Lever

Posted on Feb 28, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Mar 25, 2014

These interactive Edge Animate files show how first and second class levers are used to gain a mechanical advantage.  Based on the position of the fulcrum in relation to the effort and load, the lever is one of the most used simple machines today.  These examples help show how the effort force can be reduced by increasing the distance through which it is moved.  Edge makes interactivity easy and quick with a huge gain when students enjoy using the resultant animation. Contained in this package are the Edge Animate files as well as iOS widgets published using Edge Animate CC.
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Mobile application design and development

Posted on Feb 24, 2014 by Adobe Education Last Activity on Feb 24, 2014

Play a game, buy (and read) a book, check your e-mail, select a restaurant, pay your bills, or find your way to the party. This is just some of what you can do while on the move. With the proliferation of smarter and cheaper mobile devices, people’s expectations for using mobile phones and tablets are rising rapidly. But as mobile devices increasingly make our lives easier, they also present new challenges for designers and developers of interfaces and applications. For example, limited mobile screen space and navigation restrictions require careful project planning and design. This guide presents guidelines and best practices for mobile application design and development.
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Creating Interactive Projects with Edge Animate

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Tom Green Last Activity on Feb 19, 2014

In this Lynda.com course, Tom Green explores the emerging workflow between the Adobe Creative Cloud applications and Edge Animate through a series of hands-on projects. Discover how to create phone and tablet applications using both PhoneGap Build and Dreamweaver with Edge Animate. Then learn how to build an interactive banner ad using assets created in Photoshop, Fireworks, and Illustrator. The course wraps up with a lesson where you use your Edge Animate skills to create projects for Adobe Muse desktop, tablet, and smartphone sites. Topics include: Exploring the project filesPlanning the workflow of your projectsOptimizing and sizing your images in FireworksAdding Smart Filters and blur to video with PhotoshopAdding Edge Web Fonts to a compositionUnderstanding the responsive features in Edge AnimateCoding in Edge AnimateAdding content to Muse
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Web Motion for Beginners: Create a Parallax Effect

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Tom Green Last Activity on Mar 24, 2014

Parallax is an optical illusion that gives 2D objects a sense of depth. Parallax motion, on the other hand, is when objects in the foreground tend to move faster than the background. Adding parallax motion can make your web projects more interesting and immersive by adding the illusion of depth. In this Lynda.com course, Tom Green shows you how to build a parallax motion effect using a combination of Google Web Designer and Adobe Flash CC, and then create a separate, even more captivating effect in Edge Animate.
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Web Motion for Beginners: Animate a CSS Sprite Sheet

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Tom Green Last Activity on Feb 19, 2014

CSS sprite sheets have opened up another door for web motion, allowing you to efficiently animate a series of images—anything from button states to character poses. In this quick course, Tom Green, in this Lynda.com course,  shows you how to animate a character's walk cycle by creating a sprite sheet in Flash, editing in Fireworks, and putting it into motion (and into your HTML) with Edge Animate.
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Web Motion for Beginners: Create a Preloader

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Tom Green Last Activity on Feb 19, 2014

Behold the lowly gif animation: it's making a comeback on the web, appearing as a preloader, or indicator that site content is loading. Join Tom Green, as he shows you how to make your own GIF-based preloader in this installment of Web Motion for Beginners at Lynda.com. You'll learn how to export a series of fireworks-style explosions from After Effects, create an animated GIF in Photoshop or Fireworks (your choice), and make the GIF usable as a preloader in Edge Animate.
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Web Motion for Beginners: Create an Animated Banner Ad

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Tom Green Last Activity on Feb 19, 2014

Learn to create a simple web banner with motion and interactivity. This installment of Web Motion for Beginners  at Lynda.com  shows you how to take a client project from concept to completion—in this case for a banner ad that invites viewers to visit Ontario, Canada. Tom Green shows how to build on an initial idea with sketches and wireframes, and create your image assets in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. You'll then assemble the ad in Edge Animate and create interactive buttons with the Gradient feature.
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Web Motion for Beginners: An Overview

Posted on Feb 19, 2014 by Tom Green Last Activity on Feb 19, 2014

This series,Web Motion for Beginners is a series of courses at Lynda.com designed to introduce you to the emerging field of motion graphics for the web. The course kicks off with an overview of the planning and creation process. Author Tom Green reminds you to pay attention to the world around you, and emphasizes the importance of storyboarding, project planning, and tool selection.
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