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Shape of Design

Posted on Feb 28, 2015 by Aalia Rahman Last Activity on Mar 1, 2015

The Shape of Design by Frank Chimero is an odd little design book. Instead of talking about typography, grids, or logos, it focuses on storytelling, co-dependency, and craft. It tries to supplement the abundance of technical talk and how-to elsewhere by elevating why great work is done.  Shape is a book about objectives, and it zooms out to answer a couple big questions: How does it feel to make things for other people? And how can we do so in a meaningful, engaged way? -I do not own rights to this book. The description was taken from the book itself.-
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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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SkoStock Photos | California Coast

Posted on Feb 27, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 27, 2015

67 unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  California Coast Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Golden Gate in Fog

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

38 unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Golden Gate in Fog Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Man-Made

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

52 Unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Man-Made Object Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Macro

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

55 Unprocessed high-res photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer. I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Macro Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Textures

Posted on Feb 26, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

53 Unprocessed photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Textures
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SkoStock Photos | Crater Lake

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

51 Unprocessed photos converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.) I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Crater Lake Photos
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SkoStock Photos | Oregon Coast

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 26, 2015

48 Unprocessed photos, converted to max quality JPGs from Raw originals. Free to use for education purposes. No attribution necessary. I have over 30K digital photos to sort in the months to come and I thought others might find value in free imperfect stock photography. Lots of opportunities to teach straighten, crop, enhance, sharpen, etc. (I'm not the world's greatest photographer.)I'll continue sorting and selecting images that are (hopefully) of potential value.  Oregon Coast Photos
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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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AMP Revisited

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

This video connects directly with ZIM! Revisited. Both were recorded to remind this years' students of the foundation for our self-paced, student-centered learning environment. Dan Pink's Drive does a wonderful job of synthesizing a broad range of research leading to his Autonomy, Mastery, & Purpose triumvirate. We've used AMP, along with ZIM! with great success since the 2010/11 school year and I encourage other educators to consider implementing some degree of AMP and ZIM! in their own classrooms.
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Illustrator / Photoshop Letterpress Effect

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by Ilias Sarantopoulos Last Activity on Feb 25, 2015

The letterpress effect has been around for some time now and it is still quite popular. This tutorial covers that in two parts, the first, the creation of a vector emblem inside Illustrator and the second, applying layer styles to the vector artwork using Photoshop for creating the letterpress effect. URL: Letterpress Effect
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InDesign 4-Page Website Layout Mockup

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 by M McLane Last Activity on Mar 1, 2015

Students will create a four-page website for a client. The pages are to be focused on the client's main menu requirements such as About Us, Contact Us, Products, and Services.  The menu requirements can be different from those listed depending upon the site's needs.  Students will be creating hand-drawn sketches of four related web pages and will create an InDesign master template for all four pages including a header, menu bar(s), footer, etc.  These are items that will appear exactly the same on all four pages. After completion of a master page for all four webpages, students will layout and add appropriate images as well as text areas to include title headers and placeholder text.  Appropriate typography related to the website topic and consistency in font typeface, size, style, color, etc. will be emphasized throughout the pages. Guidelines: Composition size: All pages will need to be 1024px (width) x 768px (height)Color mode: RGBResolution: 72 d... Read More
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ZIM! Revisited

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Mike Skocko Last Activity on Feb 23, 2015

The Zone of Intrinsic Motivation explained in six minutes. I recorded the video as a ZIM! refresher for my students. It's not a polished video by any means but I thought others might find it of value so I'm sharing it here as well. ZIM! in six minutes (6:06 actually) The ZIM! Venn diagram was inspired by Budd Caddell's How to be Happy in Business Venn on http://whatconsumesme.com and was repurposed with his permission.* Thanks, Bud!  *The page is currently a 404. Here's a copy of Bud's original Venn.
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Practicing 3D shapes

Posted on Feb 23, 2015 by Fred Benitez Last Activity on Feb 23, 2015

This online applet is great for introducing students to 3D drawing based on 2D instructions. The student are given the top, front and side view of an object and are asked to create the 3 dimensional shape. The trick is that the applet also gives the minimum number of cubes needed to create the shape. The figure name will be yellow when you have the correct shape, and it will turn green when you have the shape with the correct number of cubes.  I used this applet  before getting into perspective drawing and when introducing engineering and architectural design. 
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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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Adobe Voice to Promote a company

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Mark DuBois Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

I developed this lesson plan for the Adobe Education Exchange class I recently completed on digital creativity. I believe you must be a participant in that class to actually see the resource. This is why I am also posting it as a resource. I hope others find it useful. I teach a class (CMWEB 115 Writing for the WWW) at a community college in central Illinois. I have created this lesson plan for an assignment where students use Adobe Voice to create a short promotion for a potential (hypothetical) client. I believe this may be suitable for teachers in secondary or middle school (with slight modification).
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Adobe Captivate and Flipped Classes

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Mark DuBois Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

I developed this overview of the use of Adobe Captivate in a flipped class environment for the Train the Trainer course. The primary audience is for teachers who are just getting started using Adobe Captivate. I thought others might find this resource useful as well.
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Adobe Captivate Widgets

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Mark DuBois Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

I developed this presentation for the Adobe Train the Trainer course. It covers the use of widgets in Adobe Captivate. The primary intended audience is teachers who are just getting started using Adobe Captivate. Based on feedback I have received, I thought this resource might be of use to others as well.
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Introduction to Adobe Captivate

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Mark DuBois Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

I created this video presentation on the fundamentals of Adobe Captivate for the Train the Trainer course. This was developed to introduce Adobe Captivate to teachers at any grade level who might want to learn more about this tool (and how it can be employed in their classes).  I thought others might benefit from this as well. I realize it is a bit long (but there are lots of things you can do with Adobe Captivate).
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Comic Sans Criminal

Posted on Feb 22, 2015 by Colin Byers Last Activity on Feb 22, 2015

Graphic designers have a plethora of fonts at their disposal. However, time and time again I see people using fonts incorrectly. Fonts have purpose, they are part of a designer's tool kit. Wouldn't you want your font to be representative of your brand, product or business? Well, if you do, then perhaps you should check out this link, it's good for a laugh, but it's no joke.
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