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Using Spark in Primary Grade Levels

Posted on 3/7/18 by Majo Mora Latest activity: 3/12/18

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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: 2/7/18

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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?

Tony Smith Learning Journal

Posted on 6/14/17 by Anthony Smith Latest activity: 8/12/17

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I have my learning journal link https://spark.adobe.com/page/EXMZPy1krSK5i/

Joining AEE

Posted on 6/14/17 by Ciera Hall Latest activity: 2/4/18

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What do you use the Adobe Education Exchange site for the most? What would you consider to be it's best features? What do you think it's missing? How often do you interact with your account? Is it worth being apart of?

Makerspaces and digital tools

Posted on 5/12/17 by Nil Santana Latest activity: 6/24/17

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Hello everyone. I am new to this community, so please forgive me for any redundancy. I teach graphic design and photography at a small university in Texas. I also have been recently appointed as director of a makerspace in our campus—Maker Lab. Although almost all student projects done with CNC router and laser-cutter involve Adobe apps (in particular Illustrator), I am very interested in finding out more best practices with Photoshop and other Adobe products. Would anyone point me to some examples... Read More

One The Job Training

Posted on 4/2/17 by reginald Hassan Latest activity: 4/2/17

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In Nigeria there is a divide between skills, Education and Enterprise. I work with the Technology HUB - Nigeria. Working with relevant state governments in Nigeria We are developing Local Technology hubs like the Imo Technology HUB imo.t-hub.ng to Build a Training that is Based on Education, Hand on Skills and Enterprise. After that we provide an Incubation for them to start without spending or needing so much to start off. We are working with the Imo College of Advanced professional Studies : ICAPS caps.co... Read More

Using Adobe Mobile Apps on iPads - Mix / Sketch - Is it possible to create folders for each class?

Posted on 3/10/17 by Angeline Ferguson Latest activity: 7/22/17

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I'm using Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Sketch with several classes in school, is it possibile to organise their work in the cloud so each class has a folder? At the moment the ipads are all logged into one Adobe account, the problem is the children become easily distracted when the app launches and they see everyone elses work. In the mobile creations section in the cloud I can only find archive or copy, I cant find any option to create subfolders, is there a way? Any advice welcome on efficient meth... Read More

STEAM Lessons

Posted on 2/6/17 by Elena Capablanca Latest activity: 5/22/17

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Best practices when teaching a class that is STEAM certified. How can a teacher strengthen the STEAM program at the high school level and adhere to state and national standards that will also meet the STEAM requirements.

Installing Photoshop CC across a school - Best Practice

Posted on 1/3/17 by Jarrod Carter Latest activity: 7/22/17

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Hi, I am about to change schools and would appreciate advice on best practice to install Photoshop across a large student body. At my old school we had a Macbook program and were able to use a Casper Self Service app to help students download and install software licenced to the school. My new school is a Bring Your Own Device arrangement with students able to bring either a windows or mac, and no self-service app in use. Has anyone been in this situation and been able to provide a seamless procedure fo... Read More

3D Design Full Course For BA or Master Courses Collaboration

Posted on 12/23/16 by Ares Hovhannesyan Latest activity: 8/23/17

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I am teaching student at Faculty of Design at NUACA University in Yerevan, Armenia and we want to know more about full course subjects from others lecturers and University who have 3D Design courses for Graphic and interior Designers for BA and Masters Would be appreciate to have discussion concerning above subjects and share thoughts. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays.

How to best turn in Dreamweaver documents to grade?

Posted on 12/12/16 by Heather Harris Latest activity: 8/16/17

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I've never actually used Dreamweaver myself, but need to help a substitute with having students turn in Dreamweaver assignments. Students have already submitted their html files, but all images aren't loading. What is the best way to view their files? We are uploading the completed documents into Canvas.

What are your tips for creating instructional video?

Posted on 12/9/16 by Adobe Education Latest activity: 2/16/18

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How might we shoot, edit and share better instructional video? From video lectures to oral history projects, so called “talking head” or “instructional” video clips can make a great addition to your teaching practice. But instructional video can be tricky to get right. What are your tips for other educators who are just getting started? Include links to good examples in your response if you can!