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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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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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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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World Skills UK Graphic Design 2015

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

We’re on a mission to find out who the most creative modern graphic designer of the future is. This includes the design and handling of images and text across a wide range of commercial contexts from print to digital and UX design, posters to motion graphics and animation. The tasks and assessment criteria have been chosen by professional designers to test the breadth of skills required in the contemporary market. The judges have been drawn from leading graphic design and advertising agencies.  The top three designers may have the opportunity to join the WorldSkills UK squad for training to compete at the Global competition to be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. Step one: Review this competition overview and guidance materials Step two: Register online from the 9 February to 20 March 2015 Step three: We’ll send entrants a passive heat pack to submit a response to the passive heat brief. This MUST be received by midnight on 17th April 2015. This brief will explore your abi... Read More
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Preparation for Building a Website

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 by Cindy Kilpatrick Last Activity on Feb 18, 2015

A 3-5 day orientation unit during which student will become familiar with the elements of websites, identify their personal preferences related to websites, how that might differ from others’ needs and taste and use that knowledge to plan a website on a topic of personal interest.
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Creating Advertising for Local Businesses - Authentic Learning for HS students

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 by andrew drozd Last Activity on Mar 2, 2015

During the spring of 2014, students in my graphic design class created print media advertising for local businesses in Brooklyn and Queens. This real world learning opportunity proved to be highly successful as students applied their creativity, design talents, and developed entrepreneurship. We created a mini-documentary that captured this experience with the hope that it might provide some inspiration for your own classroom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qCqnN6EY2M The video details much of the process from behind the scenes but here's an overview: we approached businesses with our offer of free advertising, took photos on the spot, and returned within a few days with spectacular posters. Shoot me a message if you have any questions or suggestions for how I (or others in our community) might enhance this project. Thanks!! Click here to see 45 different student created examples of advertising. 
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Minimalist package design

Posted on Feb 16, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Students are given a design prompt to create a one color package design for a grocery store. This was done in my second level design class, so the students had previous Adobe Illustrator experience. 
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Student Feedback and Celebration with Adobe Voice

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 11, 2015

Create an animated video to boost engagement with your students! In this more advanced session, technology educator Mark DuBois will teach you how to use Voice for student feedback and celebration. Create an animated video to boost engagement with your students—no filming required! Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that lets you create stunning animated videos in minutes.  Session Recording will be linked below after the session.
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Beginning Digital Storytelling with Adobe Voice

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Create an animated video just by talking! In this beginner-level session, you’ll learn to use the Adobe Voice app to create a “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” story.  Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that lets you create stunning animated videos in minutes. In this beginner-level session, technology educator Mark DuBois will teach you how to create a fun digital story.  Session Recording will be linked below after the session. 
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Typography

Posted on Feb 2, 2015 by Aalia Rahman Last Activity on Feb 23, 2015

Butterick's Practical Typography by Mathew Butterick and Erik Spiekermann is a free ebook that lays out ways to improve your typographic skills through type composition, text formatting, recommended fonts, and page layout. He notes simple and key aspects that when altered can change the way you look at type all together. http://practicaltypography.com
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Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 1, 2015

How can creativity and innovation enhance your Common Core strategy? Join Ron Beghetto of the University of Connecticut for a discussion of strategies you can use tomorrow in your school. About the session How can creativity, something often called uncommon and original, be combined with the CCS, something that is common and convergent? Consequently, many teachers may find themselves at a crossroads — feeling they must choose between nurturing student creativity or conforming to common standards. This webinar is about strategies for reconciling these two competing priorities. About the presenter Ron Beghetto, University of Connecticut Prior to joining the faculty at UConn, Dr. Beghetto Associate Professor of Education Studies at the University of Oregon. Dr. Beghetto earned his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Indiana University (with an emphasis in Learning, Cognition and Instruction). His research focuses on creativity in educational settings -- examining... Read More
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Create a Homepage with Dreamweaver and CC Extract

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 6, 2015

Learn the first steps of turning an Adobe Photoshop web comp into a code-based design using Adobe Dreamweaver and CC Extract. Dreamweaver is the all-in-one visual development tool for websites and mobile content, and CC Extract is the service that makes it easy to extract PSD comp information for use in web and mobile sites. In this session, educator and web developer Sheri German will show you how to extract images to bring into a CSS starter page. Both Part 1 and Part 2 session recordings are linked below
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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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Polished Permission slips with EchoSign, InDesign and Acrobat

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 15, 2015

Add polish to the digital permission slips you create using Adobe InDesign, Acrobat and EchoSign. Make inefficient paper permission slips a thing of the past using Adobe InDesign software and the Adobe EchoSign digital signature solution.  In this more advanced session, technology educator Scott Trudeau will show you how to add polish to your digital field trip permission slips.  See the session recording below.
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Easy Digital Permission Slips with Acrobat and Echosign

Posted on Jan 14, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 11, 2015

Make inefficient paper permission slips a thing of the past using Adobe Acrobat PDF creation software and the Adobe EchoSign digital signature solution. In this beginner-level session, technology educator Scott Trudeau will show you how to create and send a digital field trip permission slip. You’ll get signed copies back in minutes! Session Resources can be seen below.
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Creating Interactive Rubrics with Acrobat Pro

Posted on Dec 26, 2014 by Candie Witherspoon Last Activity on Jan 6, 2015

This is a Professional Development Training Plan that I created as my final assignment in the Adobe Train the Trainer Course. Included with this Training Plan for Using Acrobat Pro and FormsCentral for Creating Interactive Rubrics is a copy of a Workshop Sign-up form, A KWL like pre-assessment survey form, and an Exit Survey or Feedback form. I love the templates provided through Adobe FormsCentral. They are great! Make your assessment process less painless by learning how to convert old Rubrics into interactive ones by simply scanning and tweaking, or start with a new file and create it directly in Acrobat Pro. I have also attached several AdobeTV videos on using Acrobat to be viewed as extra content information. This is just the tip of the iceberg.
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Creating Video For Use In Teaching & Learning - Premiere Pro

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 by Rob Knight Last Activity on Dec 16, 2014

A structured 8+ hour professional development plan designed to help educators across all subject areas consider how the creation of video material can support teaching & learning especially using flipped methodologies. We look at the use of Premiere Pro from the capture stage all the way through editing and creating an output video file which educators can use in their teaching & learning via their institutional VLE or a media sharing web site such as YouTube / Vimeo. The course incorporates 'flipped' principles for the direct instruction portion so as to allow educators to maximise the valuable face to face time for guided / independent practice as well as allowing us as course leaders to harness the experience of higher level users and foster an environment of peer support and social learning. The session has been used successfully to support the delivery of media suite facilities in a UK higher education establishment within subject areas of Business, law and Social Science although it is equ... Read More
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Does Creativity Matter in the World of Work?

Posted on Dec 11, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Mar 2, 2015

DOES CREATIVITY MATTER IN THE WORLD OF WORK? What are the core competencies the upcoming generation needs for success? Explore the results of a recent survey conducted with 1,000 hiring managers nationwide, focused on two key questions for educators: which competencies are important and how job seekers can best demonstrate their skills and knowledge? About the session The entire notion of career is shifting and so are requirements for students entering the workforce. What are the core competencies the upcoming generation needs for success? Does creativity matter? Explore the results of a recent survey conducted with 1,000 hiring managers nationwide, focused on two key questions for educators: which competencies are important and how job seekers can best demonstrate their skills and knowledge? In this webinar, we’ll discuss gaps that exist in preparing the next generation and see what innovative institutions are doing to close them.  About the presenter Tacy Trowbridge, Adobe... Read More
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Visual Report

Posted on Dec 10, 2014 by Christia Bowden Last Activity on Jan 7, 2015

This professional development plan is for one three hour session that teaches educators how to show their students how to use Photoshop to create graphic representation for their reports and assignments. In this session participants learn how to alter an image by: using the crop tool, filters, rotating, and more. The image is used to create a planet that can be customized for a history report, book report, and more. In the example provided it shows an Edgar Allan Poe planet that could accompany a report or assignment for an English class. This session is easily adaptable to any subject.
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