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STEAM Lessons

Posted on Feb 6, 2017 by Elena Capablanca Latest activity: Feb 9, 2017

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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 Jan 3, 2017 by Jarrod Carter Latest activity: Jan 3, 2017

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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 Dec 23, 2016 by Ares Hovhannesyan Latest activity: Jan 2, 2017

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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 Dec 12, 2016 by Heather Harris Latest activity: Dec 30, 2016

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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 Dec 9, 2016 by Adobe Education Latest activity: Dec 9, 2016

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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!

Do the rules of composition still apply?

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 by Adobe Education Latest activity: Dec 15, 2016

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Most design students learn the basic rules of composition early on in their education. But do the rules still apply today? If so, which are most important to follow, and which might be bent or broken in the name of creativity? Is it worth even teaching the rules anymore?

Adobe Spark in the Classroom

Posted on Dec 2, 2016 by Albert Thomas Latest activity: Jan 17, 2017

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What are the best ways to use Adobe Spark with ELL/ESL students? Share your ideas here.

Adobe Illustrator Used as A CAD program?

Posted on Oct 15, 2016 by Jenn Angel Latest activity: Nov 1, 2016

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HI Everyone, I was reading up on some trends and wanted to ask your best advice, is Adobe Illustrator a good alternative to using AutoCAD or TurboCAD to create blue prints? I know you can use Illustrator for 3D and 2D rendering of images, but wanted to verify with the "users" blue prints could be created? All the best, Jenn

Your best learning experience

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 by Dmitry Bubenok Latest activity: Sep 1, 2016

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What is your best Photoshop learning (or teaching) experience? What education technologies you like?

Why adobe photoshop is the best tool for a photographer

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 by Victoria Christophe Latest activity: Feb 5, 2017

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Adobe Photoshop has the most tools to manipulate photographs and make them the highest quality. You will have to have a tutorial on Adobe Photoshop computer system software to learn everything about editing, but you will find that when you have the knowledge the program is the most easy to use. You can really publish pictures from negatives, from cameras, and from scanners. You will be able to edit out those little scratches or lint that were on the video camera lens to make the picture seem best. You can a... Read More

What is the best way to QA a large question pool?

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 by TJ Jax Latest activity: Sep 21, 2016

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I'm looking for suggestions from the community on how to best QA a large pool, or several large pools of questions in my captivate courses.  It's not like you can take the course a million times until you've achieved all possible outcomes.  How is everyone else doing this?  I've been printing to PDF or WORD and sending to the QA team - as it shows all the questions in all the pools, but is there a better way?

iPads and Adult Learning

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 by Andrea Batts-Latson Latest activity: Aug 30, 2016

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Good Afternoon everyone, I have been tasked by my job to take the lead on testing the iPad for the Digital Multimedia Course at my school. I have a few design apps on this, but I assume some of you are using this at your school and have been for awhile. I am calling on you for assistance in every area of this.  Some example questions: Is there an app that you use to display a presentation so that it shows up on all devices at the same time? I know about the Adobe Content Viewer, but are there others... Read More

Media creation vs FINDING media

Posted on Jul 23, 2016 by James Denby Latest activity: Dec 2, 2016

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What are some of your favourite ways to encourage students to create their own media for projects? (instead of finding existing media)

Suggestions for an introduction assignment for Photoshop

Posted on Jun 27, 2016 by Jack Tempel Latest activity: Sep 1, 2016

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Hi all, I teach computer science in the Netherlands to 15-year-old children and up. The pupils are highschool level and above and are able to read and understand English. So my question is: How do I start with children that have not done anything in Photoshop before? Thanks, Jack

Typography – wax on wax off

Posted on Jun 19, 2016 by Lukas Engqvist Latest activity: Aug 7, 2016

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I'm at the end of the school year, marking the last assignments and looking through course evaluations. I read a comment from a student saying they were expecting more typography… and I wonder what they mean and how I could be clearer. I guess it is a bit like Karate Kid where the kid comes to the master to learn to fight and is given chores, the chores prepares his body to defend agains onslaught, strengthens his muscles and prepares him… but he does not reflect over that it is the tedious ch... Read More

Beyond passive - Beyond repurposing - Moving away from slides to interaction and innovation

Posted on Jun 15, 2016 by Shelly Gooden Latest activity: Jul 21, 2016

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As educators we are likely to have created a favorite learning aid. How do we use Adobe tools to transform those learning aids into interactive learning experiences? More than this, how do we help ourselves and other educators avoid simply "repurposing" things such as slides and handouts? We have all seen it done. "Repurposed", boring handouts, smashed into an Adobe tool such as Captivate or Acrobat...but the handout just sits there doing nothing! How do you inspire your educators to mak... Read More

Can you help with Paerson's MyGraphicsLab?

Posted on Jun 6, 2016 by Raymond Archer Latest activity: Sep 1, 2016

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I am teaching ACA Certification to high school students. I am using Pearson's MyGraphicLab and will test using Certiport. Please give any help you can provide. I' have trouble navigating my way around the sign. I want to be able to assign assignments and quizzes. I understand how to show the presentations and videos. We have great class discussions after the presentations and videos. Please help me with getting familiar with assigning the assignments from the book.  1.How do you do it in your class?... Read More

I'm would like help with Pearson MyGraphicsLab. My hign school students are preparing for Adobe Certification using Certiport testing

Posted on Jun 4, 2016 by Raymond Archer Latest activity: Sep 1, 2016

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Hi guys, I am new to education, but have 20 years of experience as a graphic artist. I am teach a Web Technology 1,2&3 class. My students use MygraphicLab by Pearson and test using Certiport. I am familiar with some of Pearson, from teaching the past 2 years a Microsoft Specialist Certification class. I need information on how to navigate around in MyGraphicsLab. The 2015-2016 school year was the first year we used it. Like everyone else I'm sure, I didn't get any training. So I was winging it. I was a... Read More

Storing Digital Stories

Posted on May 18, 2016 by david frazier Latest activity: May 23, 2016

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Hello there.  We've been creating digital stories throughout various courses at the college I work at for about a year now.  We are considering switching to using the Adobe Mobile Apps like Slate and Voice to do this now.  My main question, or concern, is whether or not there is a way to publish these stories into a searchable database just for our college.  From my understanding, currently we can only publish to the Adobe gallery and to social media via a unique url.  Is there any... Read More

Have you tried Adobe Spark?

Posted on May 18, 2016 by Adobe Education Latest activity: Aug 23, 2016

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Describe your experience of using Adobe Spark to communicate your ideas. What did you like? What was challenging? How might you use Adobe Spark as a tool in your practice? 

Attitude of Gratitude

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Benjamin Patapoff Latest activity: Jun 19, 2016

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Being part of an IB school, gratitude and appreciation are value I want to instill in my students.  I have my students discuss with their group what they are grateful.  I then randomly select and take volunteers to share while being recorded on adobe voice.  Later in the class during independent work time, I have the students select an Icon that seems to fit their message.  This is all done on my iPAD since we do not have a class set.   At the end of the period I project the "... Read More

AEE invite/ Share link

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Chris Schnell Latest activity: May 19, 2016

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Hello AEE teamI am just wondering where the share AEE/ invite new members link is now on the new site.thanksChris

Communities of Practice

Posted on May 8, 2016 by Bernadette Mercieca Latest activity: May 8, 2016

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I am doing my Phd in Education and looking at the value of Communities of Practice to support early career secondary teachers. I am wondering if anyone in this Adobe community might be able to assist me, either by completing the survey yourself (if you are in the first 5 years of teaching secondary) or sharing it with ECTs you know.  I hope the results of my research will make a difference for ECTs in providing a more supportive environment for them to flourish in https://usqadfi.au1.qualtrics.... Read More

Primary Classroom Ideas

Posted on Apr 19, 2016 by Mae Young Latest activity: May 2, 2016

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Can anyone share what they've done in a primary classroom?