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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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The Puzzle of Motivation

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

In this TED Talk, Dan Pink presents the case for changing the way we attempt to motivate our students (just substitute schools and students for business and employees in the talk).  After watching, you might realize that the real puzzle is why so many folks continue to resist the evidence or deny the validity of the research.  The Puzzle of Motivation
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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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Bug Eaters (A game of basic logic)

Posted on Feb 11, 2015 by Arthur Wohlwill Last Activity on Feb 11, 2015

This is a Scratch based project for students to use basic deductive logic. In this exercise, students will try to match predators and prey based on using deduction. This game is based loosely on some games designed to teach scientific logic from this site: http://fieldlines.org/2012/03/03/teaching-the-logic-of-scientific-discovery-with-games-part-3-better-analogies/   A worksheet is also added for students to write down the process of their thinking. Even when students can do the exercise easily, articulating the logic is a second useful exercise.  A second version called "logic puzzle' adds a second exercise to the first.
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Flash Teacher and Student Tools

Posted on Feb 6, 2015 by Sally Mack Last Activity on Feb 10, 2015

These are Flash based interactives and animations for Mathematics, Middle Scool Science, Biology and Physics They have been made over a number of years and could be considered the products of a mis-spent middle age. ;-) They are located here. http://science.waltermack.com/flashTeacherTools/index.html
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My pledge to support creativity in education

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Matthew Miller Last Activity on Feb 11, 2015

In the hopes that this will inspire you to support creativity in education, I wrote my pledge on a whiteboard and challenged myself to fill the board with pictures, at least some of which told a bit of a story or related to stories I know.  I hope you enjoy it.  This is released into the public domain; if you'd like to use it for anything, feel free.
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Student Feedback and Celebration with Adobe Voice

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 11, 2015

Create an animated video to boost engagement with your students! In this more advanced session, technology educator Mark DuBois will teach you how to use Voice for student feedback and celebration. Create an animated video to boost engagement with your students—no filming required! Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that lets you create stunning animated videos in minutes.  Session Recording will be linked below after the session.
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Beginning Digital Storytelling with Adobe Voice

Posted on Feb 5, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Create an animated video just by talking! In this beginner-level session, you’ll learn to use the Adobe Voice app to create a “What I Did on My Summer Vacation” story.  Adobe Voice is a free iPad app that lets you create stunning animated videos in minutes. In this beginner-level session, technology educator Mark DuBois will teach you how to create a fun digital story.  Session Recording will be linked below after the session. 
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The New AC Method for solving quadratic equations

Posted on Jan 31, 2015 by Nghi Nguyen Last Activity on Jan 31, 2015

So far, the factoring AC Method has been the most popular one in solving any quadratic equations in standard form that can be factored. This article analyzes the disadvantages of the factoring AC Method. Then, it suggests a simpler and faster solving method, that eliminates the lengthy step of factoring by grouping and solving the 2 binomials.
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Teaching for Creativity in the Common Core Classroom

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 by Pip Cleaves Last Activity on Feb 1, 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... 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 6, 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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The Public Domain Project

Posted on Jan 21, 2015 by Kev Lavery Last Activity on Feb 16, 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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App (any desktop platform) to verify Golden Ration

Posted on Jan 19, 2015 by Ana Laura Gomes Last Activity on Feb 3, 2015

It's a very simple app, made by Paul Trani, an Adobe Evangelist, that allow you to verify the golden ratio proportions in any screen that you are working on. The window's app floats hover your other apps. You can use it on Mac or PC, because it was made on Adobe AIR. Easy to install and use. Hope you enjoy!
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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 Feb 11, 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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My Flipped Classroom Experiment

Posted on Jan 3, 2015 by Mark Janke Last Activity on Feb 5, 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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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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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 Feb 4, 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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Convert quadratic functions from form to form, and vice versa.

Posted on Dec 6, 2014 by Nghi Nguyen Last Activity on Dec 6, 2014

Conversion of quadratic equations from form to form (standard, intercept, and vertex form) is extra-learning that gives students a better understanding of the various aspects of the quadratic function subject. This article generally explains the process to convert a quadratic function from one form to another.
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