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Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 29, 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 how teacher a... 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 Jan 29, 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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Promoting ABC2 Writing Strategy

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

Our school's english and social science teachers have developed a writing strategy they call ABC2 (the 2 is superscript—it reads: ABC squared). While all staff are supposed to be utilizing the strategy as we engage in "writing across content areas" (a district-wide model), adoption has been spotty. In an effort to make my own students masters of the strategy and promote ABC2 school-wide, we're redesigning the PDF (provided below), making posters, designing t-shirts, creating animations, videos, and kinetic typography. The four videos accompanying this resource primarily deal with typography in Illustrator.  After a brief hiatus for finals and launching the new semester, the resource of the day is back. Teachers, like students, need a challenge. Mine, for the remainder of the school year, is to create new quests for my students each day. I've no idea if I'll be able to achieve this goal but my students, for the most part, have had fun on this journey.  These tutorials aren't inte... Read More
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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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History of Graphic Design Timeline/Infographic

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Dena Wilson Last Activity on Jan 26, 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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A Lesson in Light Leaks and Tall Tales

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Mark Janke Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

In this lesson plan, I tried to incorporate many aspects of this course while keeping it simple enough for my film students to still accomplish in one assignment. As you look through this lesson, you'll notice that certain aspect of this lesson assume certain abilities from my students. This is because we've had class for half the year and they already have certain skills and concepts mastered. If applied to another class, topics of quality sound recording, 3 point lighting, composition, editing, and basic color correction would need to be touched on in addition to my lesson. One of the best parts of film is the ability to be creative in story telling. This is why I'm requiring a tall tale storyline with this assignment. This makes the light leaks lesson exactly what it should be; a physical special effect and nothing more. I have included my tutorial for making physical light leaks as a part of this assignment. I've used this technique with my students for a few years now. It works great. My only word... Read More
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Shot Construction Worksheet

Posted on Jan 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Jan 28, 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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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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Call for Entries - STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015

Posted on Dec 28, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 30, 2014

STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 To be hosted at Carshalton College on 9th May 2015 between 11.00 and 18.00. Productions to be screened over three areas, two projection and one interactive area. With the winners being announced through the day as they are screened. Entry is open to students from around the world, not just UK. Entries must be submitted by 28th February 2015. To enter a film or animation into the STEAM Film and Animation Festival 2015 is simple! Students or Staff can enter eligable  films produced in their Sixth forms, Colleges or Schools over the last 3 years. Dig out the best examples of your student showreels. Post a comment on the Behance Page containing: Your name or names of the production team College/school they attend or attended when the video was produced. This must be or have been a level 3 course ( Diploma, A level, USA -... Read More
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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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Animation in the Classroom? Yes you can, it is easy.

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 by Trevor Milevskiy Last Activity on Jan 9, 2015

Animation is a powerful tool to use in the classroom, however many think that creating a simple animation can be very difficult. This PD should help those who are willing to try something new by creating two types of animations using the motion feature in Photoshop. I have had the opportunity to present this PD to a group of 24 adults recently. While the plan worked, one of the biggest challenges was the amount of time allowed for the session. By the time all the participants were ready to begin I lost 5 minutes which meant that an already tight session became more so, in terms of the time allocations. To overcome this the PD plan has been changed from one session to two sessions. Another challenge was that some of the participants did not bring their computer to the session which meant they had to work with another person. While this was not ideal it did allow for those with limited skills to work with participants with better skills. All the feedback provided by the participant... Read More
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Create a Poetry App for the iPad 1

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 by Siobhán Murphy Last Activity on Jan 20, 2015

This lesson is proposed as the first of three sessions during which participants will create a magazine-style poetry app for the iPad. This (first) session deals with creating an animated title/intro page in Photoshop (think of it as an animated front cover for a magazine). The completed 5 second video that will be created in direct and guided practice may be viewed here. Here is a link to the resources created for this plan. 'title_intro.mp4' – MP4 of final video, so participants can see what they are working towards. 'title_intro.psd' – so participants can cycle through the layers during direct instruction, to see the effect of each step. 'daylight.jpg' and 'ambient.m4a' – so participants can recreate the video in Photoshop, during guided practice. 'session1_notes.pdf' – e-copy of notes to be emailed to participants (with clickable links to further resources). 'session1_notesPRINT.pdf' – hard-copy hand-outs for class, for use during guided and ind... 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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Giving Students a Voice: How to create storytellers using Adobe Voice.

Posted on Dec 9, 2014 by Albert Thomas Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

This session is designed to be introduction to the Adobe Voice. The learning objective will be to explore ideas and ways to use Adobe Voice to as a creative tool for presenting ideas and provide engaging ways to introduce new concepts. At the end of the professional development, participants will be able to apply basic functionalities to successfully navigate the Adobe Voice App. and will create a foundation to their first lesson for students through Adobe Voice.  The participants should be able to identify and apply the basic operations of the app. and produce an intro presentation to share with others.
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World Skills Graphic Design Competition

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 by Mark Gatehouse Last Activity on Dec 15, 2014

From 9 February to 20 March you can register teams to enter the World Skills Graphic Design Competition. The winner's will go on to the Global World Skills Competition  to be held in 2017. They will be coached by international renowned designers on that path. This competition is sponsored by Adobe, Ogilvy Mather Advertising, Coley Porter Bell, Ideas Foundation. It is open to any level 3 student currently studying at a UK College or Sixth Form. 
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