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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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Ron Mueck Case Study

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by Gary Poulton Last Activity on Mar 5, 2015

A Case Study on the work of sculptor Ron Mueck for Preliminary HSC Visual Art students in NSW schools studying Visual Art for their HSC.
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Roy Lichtenstein Case Study

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by Gary Poulton Last Activity on Mar 4, 2015

A comprehensive Case Study based on the life and works of artist Roy Lichtenstein. This Case Study is sectioned to place relevant information into contexts aligned to Stage Six Visual Art Syllabus. i.e., Frames, (Subjective, Structural, Cultural and Post Modern) Conceptual Framework and Practice.
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Section 1 Analysis 2007 Visual Art HSC

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 by Gary Poulton Last Activity on Mar 4, 2015

This is an analysis of questions from the 2007 NSW HSC Visual Art exam. This analysis is designed to assist students in understanding the demands of Section 1 questions and to assist them with unpacking strategies.
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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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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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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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SkoStock Photos | Golden Gate in Fog

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

38 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.  Golden Gate in Fog Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Man-Made

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

52 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.  Man-Made Object Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Macro

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

55 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.  Macro Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Textures

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

53 Unprocessed 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.  Textures
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SkoStock Photos | Crater Lake

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

51 Unprocessed 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.  Crater Lake Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Oregon Coast

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

48 Unprocessed 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.  Oregon Coast Photos
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The Puzzle of Motivation

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

In this TED Talk, Dan Pink presents the case for changing the way we attempt to motivate our students (just substitute schools and students for business and employees in the talk).  After watching, you might realize that the real puzzle is why so many folks continue to resist the evidence or deny the validity of the research.  The Puzzle of Motivation
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AMP Revisited

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

This video connects directly with ZIM! Revisited. Both were recorded to remind this years' students of the foundation for our self-paced, student-centered learning environment. Dan Pink's Drive does a wonderful job of synthesizing a broad range of research leading to his Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose triumvirate. We've used AMP, along with ZIM! with great success since the 2010/11 school year and I encourage other educators to consider implementing some degree of AMP and ZIM! in their own classrooms.
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Lesson Plan: Creating materials for a Music resource site

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 by Tonya Mills Last Activity on Feb 24, 2015

Your lesson plan should do the following: Integrate content from at least one of the six classes.Contains elements from out Adobe Indesign, Premiere Pro, and Muse classes.Provide instruction for your students on some aspect of principles covered in this class.Contains a section dealing what the students will learn in each program mentioned above.Encourage students to be creative.Some pointers are given as to what the student may consider doing, but, ultimately it is up to the student to decide what to do with their project.Give students resources for technical help.I've included a list of resources students could use to receive help.Give students instructions on final output/submission requirements.And I've also included an assessment and submission requirement.
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ZIM! Revisited

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 23, 2015

The Zone of Intrinsic Motivation explained in six minutes. I recorded the video as a ZIM! refresher for my students. It's not a polished video by any means but I thought others might find it of value so I'm sharing it here as well. ZIM! in six minutes (6:06 actually) The ZIM! Venn diagram was inspired by Budd Caddell's How to be Happy in Business Venn on http://whatconsumesme.com and was repurposed with his permission.* Thanks, Bud!  *The page is currently a 404. Here's a copy of Bud's original Venn.
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How do you Do it? Insights from School Administrators - A #CreateEdu Webinar

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 24, 2015

Setting creativity as a school-wide value and aligning staff and students around innovation is no easy task. Hear from three school leaders who are driving this change in their institutions. We’ll meet and hear from Mark French, Principal of Rice Lake Elementary, Tim Lauer, Principal of Lewis Elementary School, and Carolyn Foote, Librarian for Westlake High School. See the session recording below. 
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