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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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Create a promotional poster for a school event

Posted on Feb 21, 2015 by Jim Babbage Last Activity on Feb 21, 2015

Select an upcoming school event (Black History Month was one of my favorites) and have students work in pairs to create an event poster, using images they have created themselves, along with supplied artwork such as a guest speaker photo, school logo and promo copy about the event. Encourage students to research public domain imagery to help add more visual strength/relevance to the poster and to learn about copyright. During the creation of the poster, students should post iterations of the work on Behance, using WIP. Teachers and students can post helpful, constructive feedback during the creation process. Once the poster is finished, students should post the final work as a project, link it to the WIP and make sure that they share credit and attribution to their partner and list the external resources they used to finish the project. After the assignments are submitted, don't just grade them; invite a range of faculty and staff to view the final work and pick their top three posters. Once the result... Read More
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Preparation for Building a Website

Posted on Feb 18, 2015 by Cindy Kilpatrick Last Activity on Feb 18, 2015

A 3-5 day orientation unit during which student will become familiar with the elements of websites, identify their personal preferences related to websites, how that might differ from others’ needs and taste and use that knowledge to plan a website on a topic of personal interest.
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State Poster

Posted on Feb 9, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 20, 2015

In this project students research a chosen state to create an informational poster. The poster includes a brief history of the state, 3 icons representing the state, and a vector outline of the states shape. The idea is that the posters should follow the same layout but with varying content that the students create. After completion, we donated the printed posters to the US History classes on our campus.
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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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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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History of Graphic Design Timeline/Infographic

Posted on Jan 26, 2015 by Dena Wilson Last Activity on Feb 11, 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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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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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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Creating Video For Use In Teaching & Learning - Premiere Pro

Posted on Dec 15, 2014 by Rob Knight Last Activity on Dec 16, 2014

A structured 8+ hour professional development plan designed to help educators across all subject areas consider how the creation of video material can support teaching & learning especially using flipped methodologies. We look at the use of Premiere Pro from the capture stage all the way through editing and creating an output video file which educators can use in their teaching & learning via their institutional VLE or a media sharing web site such as YouTube / Vimeo. The course incorporates 'flipped' principles for the direct instruction portion so as to allow educators to maximise the valuable face to face time for guided / independent practice as well as allowing us as course leaders to harness the experience of higher level users and foster an environment of peer support and social learning. The session has been used successfully to support the delivery of media suite facilities in a UK higher education establishment within subject areas of Business, law and Social Science although it is equ... 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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Help Portrait Worldwide

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 by Clint Balsar Last Activity on Dec 8, 2014

This is taken direct from the website; "Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need." I participated in this for the first time this year and I would highly recommend that every educator finds their local group that will be participating in this next year (Dec. 5th, 2015) and volunteer to work it with a few of your students that are interested in photography. It was a great day of "giving, not taking portraits" and proved to be incredibly rewarding. It was a founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. It is a great opportunity to share the successful career that Jeremy has, as well. My students did a little research into his work before attending the event.
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Advertising and Critical Thinking

Posted on Dec 7, 2014 by Craig Richardson Last Activity on Feb 16, 2015

Advertising and Critical Thinking Skills Advertisement is a powerful manipulative force as well as a powerful creative force. Learning how to identify the different strategies used by advertisers and how they are used is an important life skill and involves critical thinking skills.   One project involves having students first evaluate advertisements from different media and brainstorm on the different strategies they believe are being utilized and how effective they believe them to be and whether they are used alone or in tandem.   Second, students will learn about different advertising strategies by watching video and reading articles before creating a summary chart.   Third, students will use various media to create their own advertisements using digital manipulation including still photos and video as well as audio effects.   Fourth, we will explore our views on the ethics of digital manipulation and the inaccurate messages they convey in both advertising and other medi... Read More
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