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Looking for advice about how I can teach graphic design I and II

Posted on 8/28/18 by Catherine Bethon Latest activity: 8/28/18

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This is my first year teaching greaphic Design. I’m slowly learning online as I go through a curriculum I purchase to get me through this year. When I saw my schedule this past week I have Graphics I and II in the same class with each other. Not only is this a new school for me but I barely know how to teach the first level. What can I do for my graphics II students?

Any ideas for making a hard copy of an Adobe Spark Page?

Posted on 8/21/18 by Siobhán Murphy Latest activity: 8/21/18

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Hi folks, I would really like to introduce the use of Spark Pages as Learning Journals for my students in the coming academic year. I think students will find it really engaging. My issue is that under certification standards criteria we must meet, it's an assessment pre-requisite that all digital material be accompanied by hard-copies of that material – even for wholely digital subjects, like HTML etc. I know… Has anyone come up with best practice for creating hard copies of a Spark Page? I... Read More

Creative Minds for Best Practices

Posted on 8/19/18 by JOJO ALVIEDO Latest activity: 8/19/18

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The most simplest idea that comes from an imagination may bring in the best practices to improve life long learning. Research proposals has been an activity for almost all educational institutions, However, to propose for project that is simple, creative, useful and practical and which are implemented may classify as best practices. Your ideas which constitute a creative mind, is solicited in all.

World Cultures

Posted on 6/30/18 by Donna White Latest activity: 7/17/18

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What tools tend to be more engaging when teaching Social Studies on the Middle School level?

Adobe products that can be useful.

Posted on 6/27/18 by jessica martinez Latest activity: 7/13/18

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I am not too tech-savvy, I mean I know the basics such as word, excel and have recently started using google for slides, docs and I even created an online classroom there. I am not too familiar with many Adobe products or tools, as a matter of fact, I have only ever used adobe reader. So my question here is what other Adobe products or tools can I use in an online classroom that can be helpful and beneficial to my students.

Creative Cloud & Theatrical Arts

Posted on 5/30/18 by Colin Byers Latest activity: 7/4/18

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I'm starting new projects that infuse multimedia content into theatrical productions using AfterEffects, Premiere Pro and Photoshop. Do you work with Multimedia productions and use Adobe applications to create content for your shows? What do you use? How do you use it? I'd like to share thoughts, ideas, and best practices regarding multimedia in theatre. Feel free to contribute!

What is the best method to deploy Adobe Spark for Education - in a Google School?

Posted on 5/8/18 by scsc media Latest activity: 5/8/18

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Our students all use Chromebooks and I would love for them to use the Google login to authenticate to Adobe Spark. I have followed the setup guide for SSO, but am still not understanding the process. Can students click (use Google account) to login to Adobe Spark? What if a student already tried with their Google account and it is now blocked because they were younger than 13? How can they get their account unblocked? I appreciate and and all help. Perhaps this article can be a help for others. Tha... Read More

Video Production Lab

Posted on 4/11/18 by BRAD BUSCHER Latest activity: 4/13/18

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We are putting together a small video production lab at our High School. My question is Mac Pro or HP I'm looking for two computers one of which would primarily be the render machine. Thanks

Flipped Learning using Adobe Products

Posted on 4/10/18 by Steven Kolber Latest activity: 7/3/18

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I am a flipped educator, but I have never met anyone who exclusively uses Adobe products to create their learning resources. Let me know if you are one of these people and how you go about it! I await patiently for a response!

Using Spark in Primary Grade Levels

Posted on 3/7/18 by Majo Mora Latest activity: 5/26/18

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I started to use Spark Video and Spark Post with Kindergarten kids in iPads, and Spark Video with Grade 1 and 2 students in Chromebooks, and students and teachers are completely excited with the products! Kids have written stories about aliens, created their characters and settings with different materials in the Makerspace (which I manage), and then took pictures to be used as illustration of their digital stories using Spark Video. I would like to have more ideas on how to use Spark in the classroom!... Read More

Should you use Motion Blur in After Effects?

Posted on 2/14/18 by Dan Ross Latest activity: 2/14/18

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The answer isn't that "clear". I was reading an interesting article this morning on the "School of Motion" blog today about the benefits and drawbacks of motion bur. Then, I became curious to as to how other instructors introduce it in their classrooms and what their thoughts are on it. Here is the link to their article. I am in no way affiliated with the School of Motion. Motion blur was introduced to help mimic the blur found in cameras when things moved to quickly. In televisions... Read More

Illustrator Tutorial

Posted on 11/27/17 by Someone Someonov Latest activity: 1/27/18

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It was a great experience to me. There I could learn some basic tricks useful also for a big projects. Thanks for instructors!

The importance of being organised (multimedia project workflow)

Posted on 10/29/17 by James Rafferty Latest activity: 12/7/17

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Hey Adobe educators, it has become increasingly apparent to me that whilst software training is obviously essential the importance of being organised and structured in your projects is often overlooked. I Always try to impress on staff and students the benefits of organising your projects correctly (for your own workflow and for collaborating with others) and was wondering if anyone out there has produced any specific training or resources addressing this issue? ** UPDATE ** In support of this topic I ha... Read More

Animation Project Ideas

Posted on 10/27/17 by Elmi Martinez Latest activity: 3/22/18

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I'm looking for project ideas to assign to my students so they can begin to apply their own creativity to the skills we've learned so far, in Adobe Animate CC. Thanks for your help!

Best tools for Web Animations

Posted on 10/19/17 by Jayanth Neelakanta Latest activity: 1/27/18

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Hello, I am the founder of www.socratease.in which is an Educational Technology application with a very different pedagogy. If you click on any of the modules, you will soon notice that there are animations that accompany most learning screens. The animations are there to make the content engaging. The animations have mostly been done with Adobe Animate and Illustrator. It gets published as a HTML5 Canvas element, and the Javascript file is stored as a separate file. When the webpage loads, it loads the... Read More

Ideas for Digital Feedback

Posted on 8/15/17 by will milne Latest activity: 6/1/18

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I teach a Commercial Photography course to high school juniors and seniors. While I'm really good at giving informal feedback when I'm walking around the classroom and looking over students' shoulders, I'm always looking for ways to give more in depth feedback on digital files without printing out a sheet of paper and writing on it. I've tried all sorts of stuff including making Notes in Photoshop, editing the metadata of photos, turning photos into PDFs and commenting on the side. So far, I have yet to fin... Read More

Adobe After Effects resource materials

Posted on 8/10/17 by Faten khalil Latest activity: 10/29/17

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Hi, I intend to teach Adobe After Effects to my year 10 students and I am updating the teaching programs accordingly. Can someone direct me to some resources I can use. Thank you.

Setting up Creative Cloud in a High School Classrroom

Posted on 7/12/17 by Catherine Bower Latest activity: 8/23/17

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I am a high school Graphic Arts Instructor. We have purchased creative cloud for the classroom and I was looking for feedback on setting up creative cloud on each computer. Last year was our first year to use the program and I ran into some difficulty. Students were initially inputting setup info with false email accounts. It would then lock out anyone using that computer until I could apply a fix. I had to run a clean up tool to erase the setup info and start again. Pain in ___. My Mac lab has internet a... Read More

Adobe in Elementary Education

Posted on 6/25/17 by Alina Coronado Latest activity: 8/24/17

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What are some thoughts surrounding using Adobe products within elementary aged students to use in the classroom? What are some of the best programs that would be the best fit for elementary students?

Calling all experienced storyboard creators!

Posted on 6/20/17 by Rosa Brefeld Latest activity: 8/9/17

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I love the idea of students making a storyboard, but it seems like a daunting task to incorporate in my lessons. Does anyone have experience using a storyboard project? How long did it take and what kind of reaction did you get from your students?