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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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A short course in Typography

Posted on Mar 4, 2014 by Matthew Miller Last Activity on Apr 11, 2014

A poster I developed for my graphics design classes, summarizing what I felt were the essential elements of typography I wanted easily reference-able.  If you feel there is anything I've missed that's essential, please let me know about it for consideration for inclusion in version 2.
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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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Your Workflow, With Adobe Edge Reflow

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

In this webdesign.tutsplus tutorial I  look a little deeper into what Adobe Reflow can do for our web design process. To begin with, we'll prepare some visual assets in Adobe Fireworks, we'll then export them across to Reflow. Having done that, we'll examine some of Reflow's key features as we build our design responsively. Remember: Reflow is a work in progress. It will evolve and develop as you guys figure out what it should be doing. Use it and improve it!
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Fireworks CS6 Workshop

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

Fireworks CS6 is the latest iteration of Adobe's powerful web graphics and rapid interactive prototyping tool, and in this course Adobe Community Professional Tom Green gives you an overview of the Fireworks interface, the formats it can output, and its various imaging tools. Along the way, discover how Fireworks integrates with Adobe Edge, Dreamweaver CS6, and other tools in the Adobe Master Collection. Using a project-based approach to the techniques presented, this course helps define where Fireworks fits into the workflow for digital media projects ranging from simple web page prototyping to interface design for rich Internet applications. Topics include: The Fireworks interfaceVector drawingWorking with bitmapsImage retouching and color correctionMasking in FireworksWorking with textCreating symbolsWireframingCreating for Edge and mobileImporting Photoshop and Illustrator documents
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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 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: 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 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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Assessment of Creativity

Posted on Feb 16, 2014 by Stephanie Davidson Last Activity on Apr 16, 2014

I enjoyed reviewing techniques about assessing creativity. The workshop was nicely set up and easy to follow.
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The Doppler Effect

Posted on Feb 11, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Feb 11, 2014

The Doppler effect is the change in frequency of a wave for an observer moving relative to its source. It is commonly heard when a vehicle sounding a siren or horn approaches, passes, and recedes from an observer.  This effect is now easily achieved using Adobe Edge Animate CC.  Adding motion paths and sound to help demonstrate concepts that students might not grasp immediately gives Edge a standing ovation in my opinion. This zip package contains all assets needed to make the animation including a widget for iOS (with iBooks Author), the html5 page and image and media folders, and jquery files.  The video clip, shown here, gives you an idea of the results.
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Posted on Feb 5, 2014 by Matt Cauthron Last Activity on Mar 10, 2014

FIVE is a collaborative project for secondary students. The lesson is deliberately open to interpretation and variation to accommodate various curriculums, ideas, techniques, themes, or approaches to the concept of five. What does 5 mean?What does it mean to you? It could be… * 5 exposures of a photograph* 5 related scenes of a video* 500 words of self-expression* A sculpture in the 5th dimension* A 5 panel drawing * 5 seconds of sound * The 5 senses  * A 5 color painting …or you can shock us with your own surprising interpretation of a work of art about ‘5‘. Email to participate  Selected images collected from participating schools will be included in a book that will be made available for sale in June 2014. All proceeds from the book will support theJacaranda School for AIDS orphans in Malawi.ORIGINAL STUDENT ARTWORK ONLY DEADLINE = APRIL 1ST!... Read More
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Principles of Design

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 by Paula Droddy Last Activity on Feb 12, 2014

I use this unit at the beginning of the year to introduce my graphics students to the concepts that will help them to create attractive designs. I break it up into sections; the sections have their own quizzes, assignments and such. I will upload some of these assignments as well. I included information that I was expected to know for the Tech Apps certification here in Texas. Also, I included concepts listed in the TEKS. I will probably add to it over the years. This is only my second year teaching graphics and my third year teaching web. As a public education teacher and under Fair Use I have included some images from other sources but many are my own.
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The Perpetual Motion Machine

Posted on Feb 3, 2014 by Brian Dawson Last Activity on Feb 3, 2014

This Edge Animate interactive combines animation, sound, and a counter to illustrate the dynamics of Newton's Cradle.  Contained in the zip file: Edge Animate file (cradle2.anhtml page: cradle2.htmlEdge Actions (.js)query filesimage assetsmedia assets (audio file - click.m4a)ibooks widgetweb assetsThe Edge Animate file is posted with editing rights granted.   This animation was used in context with Newton's Laws.  My iBook on the bookstore specific toward 4th and 5th grade students.
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