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BOT: Global Challenge

Posted on Jan 29, 2015 by Matt Cauthron Last Activity on Jan 29, 2015

Design, 3D modeling & printing, makers, bristlebots, light painting, Makey Makey, video drones, cyber-humans, superheroes, your imagination… Draw, paint, photograph, Photoshop, animate, illustrate, video, sound: Create a BOT orientated artwork that transforms your ordinary life into something super-syfy, magical, universal, or down right robotic. SIGN UP to PARTICIPATE HERE! 
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Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Jan 30, 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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A Few Typography Tips

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

Following on the heels of yesterday's resource, we have five videos reminding my students to work a bit smarter in Illustrator. Little reminders about point type, leading, aligning, and a few other strategies. 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 intended to be refined or polished. 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. The tutorial is here: Working Smarter (Align and More) Mac Lab Video Tutorials is the new YouTube Channel I started to house this project. If YouTube is blocked at your school and you'd like access to the videos, leave a comment and I'll Z... 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 1, 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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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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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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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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TUTORIAL 1 – USING TOOLS TO PIXELATE AN IMAGE IN PHOTOSHOP CC

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 22, 2015

This is a great tutorial for junior level to familiarise an understanding with 'Dot and Pointillism Art'. This is a step by step activity for students to experiment with photography by manipulate their photograph in Photoshop by analysing dots, pixels, shapes and colours. On the right side of the page students and teachers can add specific notes or relevant information whilst discovering diverse typography tools in the process.
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ACTIVITY 3 - DESIGN PRINCIPLES WITH TYPOGRAPHY

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 29, 2015

This fun activity sheet can by implemented before 'Tutorial 1 - Using Type and Pen Tools' and continue on with 'Activity 2 - Design Elements With Typography'. This is a great introduction to pen tools for beginner students. Students can experiment with pen tools, develop shapes, colours in swatch by creating design principles with typography. In this activity sheet students can familiarise with design principles by learning about contrast and hierarchy.
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ACTIVITY 2 - DESIGN ELEMENTS WITH TYPOGRAPHY

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 22, 2015

This fun activity sheet can by implemented before 'Tutorial 1 - Using Type and Pen Tools'. This is a great introduction to pen tools for  beginner students. In this activity sheet students can familiarise with design elements by learning about line and shape through typography art.
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TUTORIAL 1 – USING TYPE AND PEN TOOLS TO CREATE TYPOGRAPHY ART IN ILLUSTRATOR CC

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 22, 2015

In this lesson plan students are required to design a A3 Landscape Typography Poster, this tutorial is a basic activity to familiarise diverse tools with typography and getting to now the work area in Illustrator. On the right side of the page students and teachers can add specific notes or relevant information whilst discovering diverse typography tools in the process.
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TUTORIAL 1 - GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA ILLUSTRATOR

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Rina Murray Last Activity on Jan 28, 2015

Introduction on extensive drawing, painting and editing capabilities in Adobe Illustrator CC, I have developed a tutorial guide for students and teachers to give a basic guide and to learn how to navigate the work area. The work area consists of the art board, the scratch area, the toolbox, and the default set of palettes.
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Tasty Tuts video tutorials

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 by Keith Shafer Last Activity on Jan 26, 2015

Hello, I just wanted to share what I believe to be some of the best, easily understandable tutorials available outside of AdobeTV. Gareth David of London, England's Tasty Tuts has a slow, enjoyable way to follow along and supplies all the assets and resources you need to complete the projects. Best of all too, is that they are all on Youtube and free. They helped me immensely, and I highly recommend them to anyone wishing to learn Adobe's core applications. Mr. David is always adding more, and has several other outlets to explore as well, including his own site, a blog,facebook, twitter, and more. Below is the text from the Tasty Tuts Youtube "about page" as well as a link, and I hope you find all this helpful. Cheers, Keith  Design & digital arts creative video tutorials. TastyTuts is an endeavour to inspire creative minds, looking to learn how to use Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to bring imagination to life. From beginners to those that are highly skilled, TastyTuts offers a wi... Read More
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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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Aaron Draplin Takes On a Logo Design Challenge

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

Aaron Draplin from Draplin Design Co. designs a logo in 15 minutes for lynda.com.  A really great example for students of the design process, the power of broad brainstorming, content and style knowledge, and seeing someone work who loves what they are doing. Great for design students but also a really good example for all arts disciplines.  Here it is. Here is Draplin's website: DDC
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