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Developing Creative Learners in K-12 Classrooms

Posted on Oct 29, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 29, 2014

Creativity is no longer an elective, it's the future.  In a recent survey, 85% of people agreed that creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career.* And with the challenges the world is facing today in our global economy, in our environment, and in social issues, the need for creative ideas has never been greater. Which is why we believe creativity must be a priority in education. Today’s students want to make a difference in the world. And they want to do it their way, using the tools of the connected world they’ve grown up in. Our opportunity is to provide an engaging learning environment that supports learning on any device, any time, from any location. And our imperative is to foster creative thinking, collaboration, and the development of digital skills. This webinar will share the strategies and tools used in our classroom to ensure students are given these opportunities to develop creative confidence to become innovative thinkers of the future. Join our... Read More
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Advanced Animated Infographics with Flash Professional

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 30, 2014

Make your infographics even more engaging. In this more advanced session, University of Denver interactive software engineer Joseph Labrecque will teach you how to use adobe Flash Professional to enhance your infographics with user-driven navigation along the Timeline. Adobe Flash Professional is the authoring environment for creating and delivering immersive web experiences, applications, games, and multimedia content.  A recording of the session will be placed below.
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Easy Animated Infographics with Flash Professional

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Oct 30, 2014

Learn how to create animated infographics using Adobe Flash Professional, the authoring environment for creating and delivering immersive web experiences, applications, games, and multimedia content. University of Denver interactive software engineer Joseph Labrecque will teach you how to supercharge your infographics with drawings, images, and text, and then export them to HTML5 Canvas for playback on Adobe Flash Player. Recording of the session will be linked below.
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Tessellations with Photoshop

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 by Tod Johnston Last Activity on Oct 27, 2014

To help students better understand transformations, have them create digital tessellations.   The tessellation starts with a square block in any color. By removing a section from one side of the square and placing on the opposite side, you'll create a shape that will tesselate across the screen. Repeat this process for the top and bottom your square and now your tessellation will fill the screen. Choose between two or more colors to differentiate between the shapes. This tessellation uses a gradient from the two shape colors as a background layer.  This idea for tessellations with Photoshop comes from Math Art by Collette Stemple.
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Layered Photograhs for STEAM

Posted on Oct 27, 2014 by Tod Johnston Last Activity on Oct 27, 2014

To build the arts into STEM content, have students paint directly on top of an image or superimpose one image on top of another to support content learning or illustrate a concept. This example combines two images to show the skeleton inside of a frog.  Initially, much of the skeleton did not fit exactly into the image of the frog. Parts of the skeleton were selected, copied, and placed on new layers.  Then the Transform tool was used to resize, rotate, and place bones in their correct location. Finally, the modified parts of the original skeleton were masked and the opacity of the skeleton was placed at 50 percent. 
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PS CS6 Interface Elements - Tools, Toolbars and Panels

Posted on Oct 26, 2014 by Emilia Langley-Bunce Last Activity on Oct 26, 2014

One document with screenshots of all tool related elements of Photoshop CS6, useful for Tutorial writing, Lesson planning and whatever else you might be making! Just drag them out of this file to your own file, you can even drag the layer to a word document!
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Easy animated infographics with Flash Professional

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 by Joseph Labrecque Last Activity on Oct 29, 2014

Make your own infographics—and supercharge them with animation! In this session you’ll learn how to use Adobe Flash Professional to add drawings, images, and text to your infographics, and then export them for playback on Adobe Flash Player.
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Visual Resume: Now and Then

Posted on Oct 25, 2014 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Oct 28, 2014

Instead of a traditional resume, why not ask students to create a visual resume? Instead of one resume, why not ask students to create two? One early in the year and one near the end—bookends marking the student's growth in an unmistakable manner. This idea was born while watching the DOES CREATIVITY MATTER IN THE WORLD OF WORK? webinar. Archived here. Thanks to Tacy Trowbridge for the inspiration! When Tacy showed this slide, the idea blossomed in an instant. The resume, a traditionally—well let's be honest, it's a boring project for most students. I've always asked the kids to create the project in Illustrator or InDesign but, even though they create art like this, I've always asked them to produce professional-quality traditional resumes. (Stupid teacher!) This page (ignore the inappropriate examples) is just the tip of the iceberg of what students might be inspired to create. I can't wait to share this project with the kids next week!
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FormsCentral Tutorial: Turn-in Box

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Oct 24, 2014

This is a short tutorial on building a Turn-in Box in FormsCentral. FormsCentral is a terrific online program for going paperless! I use it to create quizzes, visual writing prompts, and in this instance, Turn-in Boxes which I place on my website. By using the turn-in box, I have a time-stamped record of when students turn-in their assignment. It is easy to download student files and the whole process is totally paperless. Save paper. Save the planet. Use FormsCentral!
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Pre-Design Web Questions

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Oct 29, 2014

This is a worksheet that forces students to analyze websites for how color, images, and elements are used to create effective website. Students are always in such a hurry to start building their website and do not realize that a lot of planning and thought must preceed the software phase.
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Website Usability Poster

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by Judy Durkin Last Activity on Oct 24, 2014

This is a colorful, quick-sheet interactive .PDF with a link to a Smashing Magazine website that thoroughly explains each concept. I use this in my classroom by linking to the file where students can read and then follow the link to the site.
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Personal Logo in Illustrator

Posted on Oct 24, 2014 by ANNA WOERMAN Last Activity on Oct 24, 2014

I have given this project for 7 years, and add to it each year. It can be broken up into a longer period, but you can give a good intro/overview in one to two class period before they can start sketching ideas. After learning the Gestault Principles and watching a video that helps visually explain quality detailed thumbnail sketches, students created a layered word list about themselves, then sketch many logo ideas, narrowing down to 10 quality thumbnails to choose from. I usually do a gallery walk/class group critique to help them narrow down to the strongest logo choice. They then bring that design to Illustrator where they create it with the pen tool and usually incorporate the pathfinder. When their logo in Illustrator is complete, I ask them to write a statement of purpose that answers these questions: -Defend which ONE of Gestault’s Principles you used in your logo, how? -Self assess your final logo. Using industry technical vocabulary, reflect on your technical skills and proces... Read More
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Adobe Certified Associate InDesign CC (2014 version) objectives

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 by Adobe Education Last Activity on Oct 23, 2014

This document identifies the skills an individual must master in order to earn a current version of the Adobe Certified Associate certification in Print and Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign. This certification is based on the Adobe Creative Cloud release of InDesign in January 2014. The certification is valid for three years after the date on which it is earned.
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Adobe Certified Associate Illustrator CC (2014 version) objectives

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 by Adobe Education Last Activity on Oct 23, 2014

This document identifies the skills an individual must master in order to earn a current version of the Adobe Certified Associate certification in Graphic Design and Illustration using Adobe Illustrator. This certification is based on the Adobe Creative Cloud release of Illustrator in January 2014. The certification is valid for three years after the date on which it is earned.
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Discovery of InDesign - Session Plan - Final

Posted on Oct 23, 2014 by Fabrice Deraedt Last Activity on Oct 23, 2014

Thisis a lesson plan for a 4 hours class on the basics of InDesign.   This is based on my last assignment for the Train the Trainer Course of 2014. So, in here, you'll find: - Navigate InDesign 101 tips list (pdf)- How to lay out a page check-list (pdf)- Examples of work (pdf) - list of videos shown in Direct Instruction In the meantime, i'll be very glad for any and all of your comments, as they've been very very helpful in making our plans greater up to now ;) Have a great reading time, Fabrice
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Create Custom Brushes and Patterns in Photoshop

Posted on Oct 22, 2014 by ANNA WOERMAN Last Activity on Oct 22, 2014

Specifications: Using various  methods, draw, illustrator, photography, photoshop, create 3 icons from which you will create a pattern and create 3 icons from which you will create a pattern.  TO CREATE A BRUSH:  Create a brush, design that is black and white only. Go to Edit menu at the top of the screen and choose Define Brush Preset from the list of options. Click Define Brush. TO CREATE A PATTERN: Create a small design, (can include low opacity and color). Make sure you think about the edges, create something that will look good as a pattern and will seem to have no border/ or seams. Select Edit > Define Pattern. Objectives: -       Create 3 icons from which you will create a brush -       Create 3 icons from which you will create a pattern -       Turn each of your 3 icons into a brush in photoshop -     &... Read More
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