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Standard Practical Exercise Reflection Sheet

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 27, 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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Video Essayist - Every Frame a Painting

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

Editor Tony Zhou has been uploading video essays to YouTube for the past 9 months. They are informative, insightful and entertaining. He looks at different production elements, story elements and filmmakers across his engaging video essays. He also gives further insight on his Tumblr.  This is a resource that anyone who watches film (and especially those who study it) can not be without.  Every Frame a Painting YouTube Every Frame a Painting Tumblr He's also a massive fan of Adobe products. 
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Flash Reflection Sheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 2015

This is a reflection sheet designed to follow on from my 2 Flash tutorials (although you could use it in most beginners Flash classes): Getting Started with Flash Animating Multiple Scenes in Flash This should provide students with a good opportunity to take stock of what they have learned and highlight what they still do not understand. 
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Shot Construction Worksheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 23, 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 Jan 26, 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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Pixar Story Telling Rules Videos

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 2015

Bloop Animation have been putting out these amazing short videos covering Pixar's Storytelling Rules. Really informative and engaging. This information has been packaged in a number of ways but I think this version is my favourite so far*.  Pixar Storytelling Rules Bloop Animation also have a range of other great resources on their channel that would be really useful for teachers (or anyone really).  * This is a close second
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Bringing Innovation to Your School - A #CreateEdu Webinar

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

How can schools help to develop the next generation of innovators? Join Suzie Boss, a Project-based Learning advocate and author, to see how educators are designing challenges that unleash student creativity. About the session This webinar will share examples of educators who are designing right-sized challenges to unleash students' creativity and deepen their problem-solving abilities. Join us to pick up some strategies you can borrow and put to use in your own learning environment. About the presenter Suzie Boss, Project-Based Learning Advocate and Autor Suzie Boss is a journalist and consultant  who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She has developed programs for nonprofit organizations that teach youth and adults how to improve their communities with innovative, sustainable solutions. She is coauthor of Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age and Thinking Through Project-Based Learn... Read More
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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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The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Jim White Last Activity on Jan 18, 2015

A number of people asked me about a phrase I used in a post; the "shadow artist". For more on what a shadow artist is and how to come out of the shadow into your own creative self, go to http://juliacameronlive.com/. It must be time for me to go through the program again!
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Storyboard template

Posted on Jan 18, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 24, 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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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 Jan 14, 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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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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Poster Design with Adobe Photoshop Elements - Creación de poster o afiche con Adobe Photoshop Elements

Posted on Jan 5, 2015 by Maria Moraima Jacobacci Last Activity on Jan 6, 2015

Short working plan for beginners to create a poster or billboard for a contest.  You can use free images downloaded from internet or your own. The idea is to understand how to work with Adobe Photoshop Elements and start using visual communication in class.  (Breve plan de trabajo para crear un afiche o poster a partir de imágenes gratuitas, libres de derecho descargadas de internet. Actividad en español para una clase de nivel básico.)
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My Flipped Classroom Experiment

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 by Mark Janke Last Activity on Jan 23, 2015

As part of the 2014 Adobe Generation Professional: Video course, I was asked to share a resource I made using Premiere about my flipped classroom.  This little video doesn't focus on Adobe products but utilizes them as I do a lesson for my students.   As an added bonus, it is a flipped report on flipped learning from early in 2014.  I've now done this for 2 years and the results haven't wavered.  Only one student has failed and that's because the student left all tests blank, turned in no homework, and was often truant.Class statistics: a. Students ages 15-19 b. Videos were each about 3-5 min (one concept each).  A whole lesson is about 10-15 min of instruction.  I made no changes to what I would traditionally share live in class. c.  Were there any students who did not bother to watch? A few at first. However, in our Moodle classes, I made quizzes to complete after watching (short 2-3 min) and I occasionally do examples from their homework. This is the same issue I wo... Read More
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