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Project Management - Resource

Posted on Mar 31, 2015 by Clint Balsar Last Activity on Apr 1, 2015

I am in love with the resource Trello! I have used it for several project focused activities, but found it indispensable during my time as a newspaper adviser. It utilizes your already set up Google accts. and works with a left to right workflow (although you can customize it to work any way you want).
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Gamification Elements

Posted on Mar 29, 2015 by Valery Keibler Last Activity on Mar 29, 2015

Gamificaion is an interesting concept which may increase learner engagement and retention.  This course is intended to allow educators to consider the elements required for ramification of a course by exploring the elements of a successful program, duoLingo. The resource provided is a PPT with screen captures from duoLingo.  An instructor could introduce Ps, Ai, or other Adobe programs and allow participants to crate their own ramification elements after discussing the PPT.  If desired, instructors can create their own video using the PPT to supplement their instruction.
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IGNITE Talks - What does creativity in education look like to you?

Posted on Mar 25, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Mar 27, 2015

Kickstart your work to put creativity at the center of what you do. Join leading educators in the creativity space as they present their visions for the future in brief, inspiring IGNITE-style talks. Featured speakers include: Amy Burvall Make du Jour - Fostering Creativity on a Daily Basis I've been a Hawai'i private school teacher for 20 years and am currently on a Theory of Knowledge learning journey with IB Diploma students at Le Jardin Academy. You can find me in various spots on the Web, as I continue the History for Music Lovers project on YouTube, blog about the MOOCS I'm participating in, develop the L3 and VoxBoxED21 projects, or tweet about education and design. I LOVE Remix Culture, Copyright Reform, Media Theory, Typography, Art History, Graphic Design, Cheeky/Whimsical Art and Open Web/Open Culture. I ADMIRE Marshall McLuhan, Henry Jenkins, Michael Wesch, Austin Kleon, Mitch Resnick , Stephen Fry, David Byrne, Jim Groom, Alan Levine, Howard Rheingold, Alejandro Piscitelli, Rick Falkvinge and... Read More
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Virtual 3D Backgrounds with After Effects

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Apr 1, 2015

Bring some Hollywood “wow factor” to your movies. In this more advanced session, technology educator Jason Carthew will teach you how to create a virtual 3D background for chroma-keyed video footage with Adobe After Effects—the industry-leading animation and creative compositing software. You’ll be making stunning SciFi movies in no time! About the presenter Jason Carthew teaches the Industrial Technology: Multimedia courses for years 9 through to 12 at Crestwood High School. He has trained teachers across New South Wales (Australia) in the use of Adobe products for teaching and learning. These courses focused on improving Flash, Premier Elements, Photoshop and Dreamweaver skills with the teachers. Jason has utilised his skills in the production of independent films such as the short film AIWU, which was shown at the New York Independent Film Festival and the feature film Dead Down Under (in post production). Both films relied heavily on Flash... Read More
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Animated 3D Titles with After Effects

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Mar 31, 2015

Cool titles make your movies look even more professional. In this beginner-level session, technology educator Jason Carthew will teach you how to create an animated 3D title for chroma-keyed video footage with Adobe After Effects—the industry-leading animation and creative compositing software. About the presenter Jason Carthew teaches the Industrial Technology: Multimedia courses for years 9 through to 12 at Crestwood High School. He has trained teachers across New South Wales (Australia) in the use of Adobe products for teaching and learning. These courses focused on improving Flash, Premier Elements, Photoshop and Dreamweaver skills with the teachers. Jason has utilised his skills in the production of independent films such as the short film AIWU, which was shown at the New York Independent Film Festival and the feature film Dead Down Under (in post production). Both films relied heavily on Flash and After Effects to achieve the SFX components . Jason on... Read More
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Video Essayist - Jacob T. Swinney

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Mar 28, 2015

Jacob T. Swinney is an amazing filmmaker who cuts together gorgeous visual essays. These are mesmerizing and mature pieces dedicated to filmmakers and beautiful examples of the practice. Jacob T. Swinney
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An Introduction to Flash Drawing Tools and Character Animation

Posted on Mar 23, 2015 by Adam Corkett Last Activity on Mar 28, 2015

This is a series of short videos in a collective playlist, which covers [quickly] a range of associated methods to create characters using the drawing tools and then animate these. Pencil ToolPen ToolSelection and Sub-Select ToolsMotion TweenBone ToolClassic TweenMotion PathGradient Fills This is recorded just using demo mode for speed, so there is no mouse hinting thrown in on this series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoVjYC0dzcXAaf7vkkb7zjYTsZiXPY5Jt - Link to playlist as EDEX isn't liking the multiple videos at the moment.
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Photoshop Ninja Moves 1: Select Color Range

Posted on Mar 21, 2015 by Pete Episcopo Last Activity on Mar 28, 2015

Great 1 to 2-minute tutorials for Photoshop-curious starters.  I designed these videos to build self-efficacy fast in new users at Full Sail University.  In this video, you'll quickly remove that white background from a jpeg resource file... and then some!
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Publish Flash content on multiple platforms

Posted on Mar 7, 2015 by Joseph Labrecque Last Activity on Mar 28, 2015

Flash Professional CC lets you create animations for virtually any use case, device, browser, or platform. Natively author and publish your content to various formats using the tools and interface you already know. I have recorded – and Adobe has published – a set of video tutorials to spread awareness of Flash Professional CC as a platform agnostic creative animation and asset generation tool. Not only is this messaging important for creatives looking for a solid solution for targeting HTML5 Canvas, WebGL, and an array of custom platforms like Away3D and GAF… but is also beneficial to getting people to understand what a great platform exists within the Adobe runtimes; Flash Player and AIR! No matter what the target – Flash Professional is a wonderfully expressive tool and Adobe is committed to enhancing the application to make it more useful for an ever-expanding set of creative designers, developers, animators, and more.
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Learn to use the Pen Tool

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 by Kimberly Larson Last Activity on Mar 28, 2015

When I teach Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to students they seem to have a difficult time learning how to use the Pen Tool. A few month back I saw a post on social media about a web game that someone came up with to teach / learn to use the pen tool. I quickly introduced it to my students and they loved it. Even today, I catch students playing the game. If you have you really should check it out! http://bezier.method.ac/ Enjoy!
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Erik Natzke: The Creative Application of Education

Posted on Mar 5, 2015 by Adobe Education Last Activity on Mar 15, 2015

Watch this recorded presentation by artist Erik Natzke from the Adobe Education Leader 2014 Summer Institute.  Einstein famously said, “Knowledge is limited; but imagination encircles the world.” The knowledge we acquire does empower us. But it isn’t until we find new and imaginative ways to apply this knowledge, that we begin to evolve ourselves. The mechanisms for acquiring knowledge and applying creativity are generally in conflict with one another. One is the systematic absorption of information and the other is a mode of play that often disrupts our progress to shake out discovery and gain a greater understanding of the known body of knowledge. The real trick comes when you can complete the loop and have play inspire learning and vice versa.
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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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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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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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Pinterest-Based Morgue File

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 21, 2015

Since many students already have an affinity for Pinterest, I decided to begin moving my Web 1.0 Morgue File (a copious collection of links, examples, and resources strewn about several computers and external hard drives) to a dedicated Pinterest Board and encouraging students to do the same. The results have been off the charts (students are building their own boards, too) and I'm left wondering why I didn't do this sooner—especially since I'm only about 2% into this massive labor of love. Web 2.0 rocks! Mac Lab Morgue File
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Free Sound Effects and Music

Posted on Feb 19, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 20, 2015

I have mentioned this in a comment on another post but figured I'd put it up here in case anyone doesn't know how to unlock this amazing part of the Adobe suite.  Adobe Audition (and Adobe programs in general) is packaged with heaps (thousands) of royalty free sounds. You simply need to download them and unzip them and you can import them into Audition, Premiere, Flash, etc. There are heaps and heaps of really well recorded and specific sound effects that you will never be lost for sound. My personal favourite is "Human Chew Banana". This is the link.   If that link doesn't work here is the URL that you can copy into your browser: http://offers.adobe.com/en/na/audition/offers/audition_dlc.html
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Fair day Poster

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

In my former district we were given a day off for Fair Day for a chance to attend the state fair of Texas. Working with other Graphic Design teachers in the district, we thought it would be a fun project to promote the fair and try and raise the attendance. This project requires rough sketches, and thumbnails before ever touching illustrator. I did this in my second level design class so the students already had a year of Adobe Illustrator experience. 
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