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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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Mitosis/Meiosis Activites

Posted on Feb 8, 2015 by Arthur Wohlwill Last Activity on Feb 10, 2015

These are Scratch Activities I have developed for learning mitosis and meiosis in connection with genetics For the  first activity, there is only one "correct" way to align the chromosomes. For the second activity,the student can work freehand.   http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11743273/#fullscreen (Here are the instructions) http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11743273/ http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12254489/#fullscreen  http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/12254489/ I have also added some supplemental activities. The first is a worksheet containing cells at different stages of meiosis. The X chromosome is a long black bar and the Y chromosome is a short grey one. The students cut out the cells and put them in order from one cell with one X and one Y (mitotic cell) to 4 sperm with an X or a Y.   The other worksheet shows the answer)
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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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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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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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Answering Open-ended Questions through Video

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Henrietta Miller Last Activity on Jan 27, 2015

This lesson involves students creating a question of interest and then exploring and researching that question. They will collect Creative Commons images on the subject and then devise, record, and insert their own audio recording that answers their question. This lesson plan includes instructions and an example video file. The video was created by an Australian Year 6 student to share her understanding on her question, “What effect did the eruption of Mount Vesuvius have on the people of Pompeii?” This lesson could be adapted to meet other standards and age groups.
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Promote Health with Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Posted on Jan 27, 2015 by Deborah Hargroves Last Activity on Feb 18, 2015

Students will create a 30-second video to encourage viewers to adopt healthy habits. They will learn to evaluate effective PSAs through a guided watching activity and then work in small groups to build PSAs, using researched facts, a storyboarding template, and the Adobe Premiere Clip app. Groups will share their PSAs with the class and use a rubric to evaluate one another’s PSAs.
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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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The Murky World of Polyester

Posted on Jan 17, 2015 by Jane Miller Last Activity on Jan 17, 2015

I have posted a short video introducing the fibre Polyester. This is to be used as a flipped resource for beginning discussion on fibre types at Higher secondary and post-secondary level. This attachment is a brief lesson plan to accompany the video posted on vimeo and previous assignment area.
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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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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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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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Special News Bulletin

Posted on Dec 4, 2014 by Susan Chen Last Activity on Dec 4, 2014

The following lesson plan puts to use the Adobe Premiere Elements.  It is an opportunity for the students to explore how to use this technical resource as they creatively put together a presentation.
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Create your own website using Adobe Muse

Posted on Nov 30, 2014 by Petra Perz Last Activity on Nov 30, 2014

Participants will learn how to design a simple website in Muse. This will give them foundations to improve it and lead them later on to create websites for a variety of purposes.
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