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What impact has this workshop series had upon the way you view creativity in the classroom?

To complete your assignment for Workshop 3, respond to the following question:

What impact has this workshop series had upon the way you view creativity in the classroom?
After posting your response, read and respond to 3 other course participants.

This is discussion is part of the Adobe EdEx Professional Learning Course: Getting Started with Adobe in the Classroom

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Nathan Sanders

Posted on 4/25/18 5:26:34 PM Permalink

​It has made me realize how far the user experience has come with technology. So many of the tools are easy to use and have great support wrapped around them. It drastically takes away the anxiety associated with using technology.

Ann Rogers

Posted on 4/24/18 5:54:50 PM Permalink

​By emphasizing creativity in the classroom, we encourage students to find their voice. Each student needs to feel that his or her work matters. By allowing students to create their own projects, it de-emphasizes right and wrong answers and promotes learning to learn.

Lynet Humphrey

Posted on 4/19/18 9:20:06 PM Permalink

​The impact that his workshop has had on my views regarding creativity has been powerful. I have always seen creativity as an important aspect, but creativity sometimes fell by the wayside. I have a renewed interest in making sure creative opportunities become a focal point in allowing for students to express their understanding of concepts.

Hoitung Leung

Posted on 4/19/18 5:08:16 AM Permalink

​I like that students can be creative using these tools. To think deeper, students should be encouraged to think about tools that may not exist.

Michel Sohel

Posted on 4/11/18 10:40:29 PM Permalink

​It has armed me to make my projects more engaging and effective. Specially the Project planning template is an excellent resource.

Nathan Sanders

Posted on 4/25/18 5:27:54 PM Permalink

Agreed. Having simple resources like a template make life a lot easier. ​

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 8:26:19 PM Permalink

​This has made me realize that there are now creativity tools that are fairly accessible for students to use on the fly. I wonder what other, non-Adobe products are out there.

Audra Thomas

Posted on 4/11/18 5:05:38 AM Permalink

​Learning is fun we just need to right tools.

Ann Rogers

Posted on 4/24/18 5:55:57 PM Permalink

Tips to help us use those tools are helpful also. ​

Stephen Horvath

Posted on 4/10/18 11:58:24 AM Permalink

If everybody used creative lessons like this on a regular basis, school would be a place where everybody would want to be, instead of dragging students in kicking and screaming.​

Nathan Sanders

Posted on 4/25/18 5:29:22 PM Permalink

It would be a lot more interesting. I do find that older students like being told what to do as far as assignments go, and a more creative/open-ended assignment gives them anxiety. ​They are not used to that.

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 3:56:46 PM Permalink

​Giving students creative ways to engage with content will help them internalize knowledge and grow in their communication/creative skills.

Ann Rogers

Posted on 4/24/18 5:57:12 PM Permalink

Students can often communicate - but not creatively. ​They are so immersed in social media, that they spend so much of their time writing short even nonsensical comments.

Jane Wolfarth

Posted on 3/27/18 8:43:56 PM Permalink

​I have always valued creativity in the classroom.

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 4:00:04 PM Permalink

Creativity keeps it fresh for students as well as instructors.​

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 8:37:15 PM Permalink

Right on, Jane.​

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 2:58:26 AM Permalink

​Really liked the integration of stem and the application of it to the Adobe tools.

Ann Rogers

Posted on 4/24/18 5:57:48 PM Permalink

I know - I loved applying the mathematics with the tessellations. ​

Rhonda White

Posted on 3/19/18 2:23:05 PM Permalink

I am sooo excited to roll this out to the students next month! Let the creativity continue but a higher level. ​

David Barragán

Posted on 3/19/18 1:27:33 PM Permalink

With more time and tools available for students, they can really come up with their own perspective of whatever they work on!​

They can express in a very unique way. I like that!

Rhonda White

Posted on 3/19/18 2:24:43 PM Permalink

I agree with you! Expressing themselves a very unique way will be important to my students.​

Nathan Sanders

Posted on 4/25/18 5:30:36 PM Permalink

Allowing students to express themselves and their perspectives in a new way will teach us, as the instructor as well.​

Daniel Gowon

Posted on 3/16/18 5:52:42 PM Permalink

I liked the fact that there is no limit to what I can possible bring to the class. Nothing that is well planned will fail. This workshop gave examples that enabled me to see how easy it is to convert any assignment while incorporating Adobe products.​

Rhonda White

Posted on 3/19/18 2:24:03 PM Permalink

I agree. No limits on the possibilities is ​amazing!

Jane Wolfarth

Posted on 3/27/18 8:44:23 PM Permalink

​Right on, Dan.

Robert Bourgeois

Posted on 3/11/18 7:55:00 PM Permalink

The projects that we were given to select from provided a great example for how creativity and the Adobe products can be used in classes outside the digital arts classroom. It got me thinking about how I can spread the news of using creativity in non-arts classes and gave me a couple of ideas that I can easily convert into activities for next school year or for advanced application of skills this year. This has been a great series of workshops!

Please see my ​Learning Journal for more on my thoughts about this workshop or to follow my process through it.

Daniel Gowon

Posted on 3/16/18 5:53:59 PM Permalink

​Good point. I am always thinking about Computer - programming or any other rigid classes that may require additional creativity to build.

Rhonda White

Posted on 3/19/18 2:25:29 PM Permalink

The examples for how creativity and the Adobe products can be used are very helpful and appreciated.​

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 3:00:13 AM Permalink

this course has made me go back and revisit content and the application of it using the adobe tools

Stephen Horvath

Posted on 4/10/18 12:00:23 PM Permalink

Yeah, even when I don't learn much from a technique standpoint, the workshops are a great place to find ideas.​

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/11/18 3:31:27 PM Permalink

Because I teach Digital Design, it's important that I bring creativity into my classroom. Our classes have been reduced to 39 minute periods in order to create time for test remediation, so I don't really have a lot of time to encourage my students to "brain storm" for project ideas. These classes and workshops have given me some excellent project ideas to introduce to my students in my classes​ along with methods to stimulate their thought process. I try to express to my students that I simply facilitate their learning process, and it's up to them to take their learning to a higher level, and I believe that hands-on project assignments are the best way to accomplish this, with a limited amount of direction! Rather than simply teaching the use of the Adobe software tools, it's better to demonstrate a project using the tools to expand the students' creative ideas.

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 8:30:39 PM Permalink

I think one of the big benefits of these tools is that they are straightforward to use. Only having 39 minutes to teach is so, so tough - I think any instructor who is pressed for time will be relieved that they won't have to go into in-depth instruction on these tools before getting into their course topics.

JAN CHRISTOPHER GAMIT

Posted on 2/14/18 2:51:33 PM Permalink

to further enhance the output of the students in a creative and presentable way, ​

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/11/18 3:33:44 PM Permalink

Adobe products certainly give us teachers to opportunity to stimulate our students' creative output!​

Bryan Green

Posted on 2/1/18 10:10:06 PM Permalink

​These are great starting points for getting junior students up to speed I Like Spark and it ability to qickly put together a usable presentation

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/11/18 3:32:20 PM Permalink

I am really excited about using Spark Page in my classes for students to post their projects and their reflections.​

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 3:01:21 AM Permalink

Adobe Spark is a great intro to the Adobe Apps as well and teaches them to work seamlessly across devices

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 3:58:17 PM Permalink

Spark is a great presentation tool for students... can't wait to use it more myself.​

Terry Powell

Posted on 1/22/18 11:38:52 PM Permalink

Ideas are great but would love to see more for secondary education.​

Bryan Green

Posted on 2/1/18 10:12:46 PM Permalink

Its about how can you take these ideas and up scale to fit your students I find the best way to engage is to provide tasks that are based on the local community, School and your students ​

Carol Lorigan

Posted on 3/11/18 3:35:58 PM Permalink

It's always a great idea to relate student learning to the world around them. Being able to create something meaningful for the community, the school, or the family further encourages the students to really think about what they want to do!​

Stephen Horvath

Posted on 4/10/18 12:02:05 PM Permalink

​Take more AEE courses. Many of the ideas will work for secondary ed. You just may need to adapt some of them.

Cecile Paskett

Posted on 4/11/18 8:34:54 PM Permalink

I agree. Of course these ideas are scalable, but concrete examples are always welcome!​

Brent Russell

Posted on 1/19/18 2:04:45 PM Permalink

​I found the course very beneficial and engaging. I am eager to introduce my middle school students to the wonderful world of Adobe CC.

David Barragán

Posted on 3/19/18 1:31:17 PM Permalink

I have done a project with my middle school students, they love it!​

giovanna iannicelli

Posted on 3/21/18 3:02:48 AM Permalink

As a long term user of the Adobe products I can endorse that students in the middle school will enjoy the use of them.

Melinda Larson-Horne

Posted on 1/11/18 6:06:39 PM Permalink

​The ideas were fun and engaging and I'm eager to share them with the teachers I coach and their students; however the directions for some of the projects seemed to be missing steps or assumed that the "student" (aka ME) was already familiar with the tools.

Brent Russell

Posted on 1/19/18 2:07:17 PM Permalink

Yes the lessons were fun and engaging, a beneficial professional development, too bad all professional development classes can't be this engaging.​

Terry Powell

Posted on 1/22/18 11:40:47 PM Permalink

I find that getting teachers involved is sometimes hard to do when it comes to teaching them new technologies.

Bryan Green

Posted on 2/1/18 10:14:00 PM Permalink

Its probably not a bad thing that some steps are missing students will adapt far faster than the teacher in using these tools​

Jason Keiser

Posted on 4/6/18 3:59:05 PM Permalink

Fun and engagement go great hand in hand!​

Horacio Rosa

Posted on 1/9/18 5:59:56 PM Permalink

​Va a ser muy útil utilizar estos parámetros.

David Barragán

Posted on 3/19/18 1:32:45 PM Permalink

No solo útil sino muy divertido Adobe Spark es super fácil, inténtalo​

margaret purvis

Posted on 12/18/17 9:03:23 PM Permalink

teach encourage and understand​

Melinda Larson-Horne

Posted on 1/11/18 6:07:20 PM Permalink

​Teach or guide/coach?

Brent Russell

Posted on 1/19/18 2:08:03 PM Permalink

Totally agree​

Terry Powell

Posted on 1/22/18 11:39:45 PM Permalink

How would you implement into your course(s)?

Bryan Green

Posted on 2/1/18 10:15:00 PM Permalink

By considering the interests need of my students, school and community​