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What do you have in your head?

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 by Ana Laura Gomes Last Activity on Mar 26, 2015

This idea come up visiting a behance portfolio of Akatre Studio, Paris, France - https://www.behance.net/gallery/23194649/Zero-To-Five-by-Akatre?isa0=1# it would be a great project for photoshop classes, even illustrator: what do you have in your head? the people could take pictures of real objects over/in front their heads or make photoshop collages. if working on illustrator, they could draw objects, vectorize their own photos and create portraits. 
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My Story: Story Telling using Adobe Photoshop, Premiere Elements, Presenter and captivate with Success

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 by Shanlee Liu Last Activity on Mar 27, 2015

A professional development plan for educators, staff and administrators was designed with a month long flipped on-lined training for participants to learn essential skills and functionality necessary on their own pace in order to advance to the 3 hours face to face workshop session. At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to create a lesson plan template and post a link to their digital media product. This is a work in progress. Your suggestion will make it better. Thank you so much in advance.
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9 Photo Composition Tips

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 by Matt Niemitz Last Activity on Mar 23, 2015

COOPH explains 9 photo composition tips with the help of Steve McCurry's incredible photographs.  Rule of ThirdsLeading LinesDiagonalsFramingFigure to GroundFill the FrameCenter Dominant EyePatterns and RepetitionSymmetry Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZVyNjKSr0M  Credits:Director: Matthew RycroftVideographer / Editing: Andrea Schernthaner
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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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Create a promotional poster for a school event

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Jim Babbage Last Activity on Feb 21, 2015

Select an upcoming school event (Black History Month was one of my favorites) and have students work in pairs to create an event poster, using images they have created themselves, along with supplied artwork such as a guest speaker photo, school logo and promo copy about the event. Encourage students to research public domain imagery to help add more visual strength/relevance to the poster and to learn about copyright. During the creation of the poster, students should post iterations of the work on Behance, using WIP. Teachers and students can post helpful, constructive feedback during the creation process. Once the poster is finished, students should post the final work as a project, link it to the WIP and make sure that they share credit and attribution to their partner and list the external resources they used to finish the project. After the assignments are submitted, don't just grade them; invite a range of faculty and staff to view the final work and pick their top three posters. Once the result... Read More
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Creative Digital Photography

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 by Ross Wallis Last Activity on Feb 18, 2015

This is a slide show presentation of work by my students and myself, mostly using smartphones and tablet computers. There is an extraordinary revolution happening in photography, perhaps the biggest upheaval since it's invention two centuries ago. If I had asked my class 10 years ago how many had a camera, I might have had a few raised hands. Now everyone will have a camera, and they will have it with them all the time. Combining a pretty decent camera with a very powerful computer and some amazingly creative apps, this has simply got to be revolutionary. Click here for the presentation.
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Mitosis/Meiosis Activites

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 by Arthur Wohlwill Last Activity on Feb 10, 2015

These are Scratch Activities I have developed for learning mitosis and meiosis in connection with genetics For the  first activity, there is only one "correct" way to align the chromosomes. For the second activity,the student can work freehand.   http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11743273/#fullscreen (Here are the instructions) http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11743273/ http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12254489/#fullscreen  http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12254489/ I have also added some supplemental activities. The first is a worksheet containing cells at different stages of meiosis. The X chromosome is a long black bar and the Y chromosome is a short grey one. The students cut out the cells and put them in order from one cell with one X and one Y (mitotic cell) to 4 sperm with an X or a Y.   The other worksheet shows the answer)
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BOT: Global Challenge

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Matt Cauthron Last Activity on Feb 28, 2015

3D modeling & printing, makers, bristlebots, light painting, Makey Makey, video drones, found objects, cyber-humans, superheroes, your imagination… Draw, paint, photograph, Photoshop, design, animate, illustrate, assemble, video, sound: Create a BOT orientated artwork that transforms your ordinary life into something super-syfy, magical, universal, or down right robotic. Accept the challenge here!Create the artwork now through March 2015Submit creations by April 1, 2015 (details to follow on AE20 and AEE above). Also include a short paragraph about creativity at your schoolSelected works will be compiled as a free interactive text available on the iBook Store
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Standard Practical Exercise Reflection Sheet

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 20, 2015

I use this for every practical exercise I have my students undertake (whether it is animation, photographic, film, planning, whatever).  I have students collate all of these together as a sort of a practical journal - the end result is a go to cheat sheet for all the skills we have covered. It is a brief selection of questions (with prompts) and is broad enough to suit any practical task. It is designed to be done by hand in the last 5 or 10 minutes of a practical session.
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History of Graphic Design Timeline/Infographic

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Dena Wilson Last Activity on Mar 6, 2015

Design a creative and even unconventional infographic timeline for the history of graphic design between the first visual representations on cave wall through the inventions of the alphabets. Conclude by adding your own historical information and a picture of yourself! 
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Shot Construction Worksheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 30, 2015

This short activity provides students with an opportunity to practice storyboarding a range of shots portraying familiar situations. There is a predominant focus on subtlety and it also provides opportunities for sharing and reflection to better deconstruct the work they are doing.  I have included an example page of a completed storyboard from an unrelated project called Fistful of Detentions. I have also included the preliminary draft of this work.  Hopefully this is a helpful reference.  This is obviously designed for Media and Photography classes but would work well in an English class that is working on a film as text assessment. 
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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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App (any desktop platform) to verify Golden Ration

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Ana Laura Gomes Last Activity on Feb 3, 2015

It's a very simple app, made by Paul Trani, an Adobe Evangelist, that allow you to verify the golden ratio proportions in any screen that you are working on. The window's app floats hover your other apps. You can use it on Mac or PC, because it was made on Adobe AIR. Easy to install and use. Hope you enjoy!
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Who's Telling Your Story - A #CreateEdu Webinar

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 19, 2015

Your school’s stories are already being shared online; are they the stories you want shared? Join Darren Kuropatwa of the James-Assiniboia School District for an exploration of easy digital storytelling techniques you can use to take control of the story of your institution Who's telling your stories? Shouldn't it be you? How can you share your stories of learning in an already full day? In this webinar we'll explore lightweight digital storytelling ideas & techniques you can implement in your school tomorrow to document learning and foster reflective ways for you, your students and teachers to share what they're learning; we'll share the stories you want told about your school. We won't just talk about it, we'll do it. Then we'll talk about how each of us might practically adapt these ideas in our own schools.
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Storyboard template

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

This is a storyboard template I use for the planning of any visual project - videos, animations, photography, flash projects, etc. It is adapted from classic storyboard templates to include the rule of thirds. I have found that this results in students naturally following the 'rule of thirds' when composing their shots even if this hasn't been explicitly covered. Also, I often tell my students, as a good rule of thumb, to storyboard about 20 to 30 shots per minute of film. Overall this generally results in better composition overall and a more engaging end product.  I have included links to Mike Browne's introduction to the Rule of Thirds, Brett Lamb's shot type examples, and a South Australian tourism advert that employs these concepts quite beautifully.  Mike Browne Brett Lamb Barossa. Be Consumed A good introductory exercise would be to attempt to storyboard shots from the advertisement.
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Isolate part of an image using Photoshop Elements 8 & Magic Wand Tool

Posted on Jan 7, 2015 by James Cash Last Activity on Jan 7, 2015

In this video, the author uses Photoshop Elements 8 to first select, and then extract, the raven from the rest of the image. The primary tool used is the Magic Wand Tool which analyzes your image and looks for similar colours and brightness in order to select the area of an image that you want.  (Another selection tool, not discussed but worth experimenting with, is the Magnetic Lasso Tool which can be useful... but it can also be frustrating as it sometimes leads to unwanted results.)
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