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Is clip art dead?

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

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How do you help students add visual interest to their presentations and projects without resorting to the cliche' of clip art? Share your suggested resources for finding vector assets, stock photography, and other types of visual assets that help young people keep their design work fresh.

Principal Questions Coding Benefits in Class

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 by Evon Pontino Latest activity: Dec 9, 2016

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I participate in the national wide movement of "Hour of Code" this week. We had to "trick" or beg our principal to participate because he thought it took away the educational process. I guess what he means is "Where is the pencil and paper work?"

AR/VR in the classroom

Posted on Dec 1, 2016 by Emmalee Pearson Latest activity: Dec 1, 2016

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Interested in examples of augmented or virtual reality being used in the classroom. Seems like a great teaching tool, especially for simulations!

Mobile sound recording app from Adobe in connection with Adobe Audition?

Posted on Nov 11, 2016 by Veith Rühling Latest activity: Nov 11, 2016

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Hi everyone, Adobe Audition is a fantastic tool to use in the classroom, for projects or for preparing assets for lessons. But most of the time it's too much effort to set up the notebook and the mic for recording, so I use my Android mobile. Unfortunately there is no mobile app from Adobe for sound recording, so I use "Parrot" and Dropbox to record and sync the files. It would be so helpful, if Adobe could offer a mobile app for sound recording that syncs with CreativeCloud! Maybe with some fea... Read More

Why change isn't always a good thing...

Posted on Nov 5, 2016 by Peter Morgan Latest activity: Nov 5, 2016

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Why change isn’t always a good thing Change is constant. Let me just put that out there for the minute. Change is constant. The only thing we can be sure about is that things will change. That’s whether we are relating this to technology, environment or life in general. I know I’m stating the blooming obvious here but the question today is. Do we embrace change for the sake of just wanting something different from what we know or should we wait till there’s a fundamental chan... Read More

Character Animator - Creating Avatars that will brand your learning content

Posted on Jul 13, 2016 by Mark Evans Latest activity: Jul 13, 2016

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I have been using the character animator software to create an avatar for eLearning courses.  His name is AJ and he's quirky and fun.   My theory is that avatars can have personality, like "Flo" for Progressive Insurance... or the Geico Gecko. If learning utilizes branding strategies that have already shown an impact on audience appreciation -- I think we can make better strides with making our content engaging. The character animator tool is terrific for this. Am I alone -- or have... Read More

Ideal Lab Set Up for both Video and Graphic Arts Classes?

Posted on May 11, 2016 by Ryan Hayes Latest activity: May 12, 2016

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I have been blessed with the motherlode of one time funding as part of a CTE Incentive Grant. I have two sequences: Cinematic Arts and Graphic Arts. As part of another grant last year, I upgraded to professional 4K cameras and got a 4K TV for my classroom. From the grant I also just upgraded my 2011 27" iMacs to 20 GB ram from 4GB and PS and AI work great. Anyhow, my CTE Facilitator said, "No, you need a new lab." Who I am to say no? Here is my dilemma .... Both Cinematic Arts and... Read More

Multimedia Classroom Setup

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Susan Ehrlich Latest activity: Oct 26, 2016

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My classroom is ancient, and it is getting completely renovated this summer. Do you teach Media Arts? Video and Animation? Multimedia? How is your classroom configured? Please post a photo of your room if possible, I need ideas!

How do I forward new ideas in software technology to Adobe R&D?

Posted on Apr 14, 2016 by Tommy Bonté Latest activity: Apr 14, 2016

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I have been thinking and sketching for a long time on a solution I name Adobe Nemus.  In Adobe Nemus your software is not specified by tools. It is primarly focusing on your working space. You preload tools in the start setup and therefore its name. Its your quiet space and your delfined tools.  Maybe all you need is a couple of pens and a bucket. Decide that! Nemus will let you know the consequenses, how much RAM or how much processor speed or cache that will be needed.... Read More

3D Animation

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 by Kristoffer Smith Latest activity: Aug 14, 2016

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Will Adobe ever have a true 3d Animation software i.e. Maya, Blender?

Adobe OpenSource Tools or Free For Use - List

Posted on Mar 29, 2016 by Carlos Andres Orozco Palacio Latest activity: Sep 29, 2016

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Hi all, i need to make a list for all adobe tools or app for free to use and open-source i need you help to make this true, i hope you help soon as possible. Open Source Tools for Graphics Design and Animation Inkscape (https://inkscape.org/en/) - Vector DrawingGimp (https://www.gimp.org) - Image EditorDragonbones (http://dragonbones.com) - Animation tool for 2D Animation in VideoGameBlender (https://www.blender.org) - 3D Suite for Animation, Modeling, and more..Luxrender (http://www.luxrender.net) 3D Ren... Read More

Digital Drawing Tablets

Posted on Mar 4, 2016 by april olson Latest activity: Apr 28, 2016

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I have begun introducing Wacom drawing tablets to my students using the Autodesk sketchbook program. Have any of you used a drawing tablet with Adobe products and if so Which do you find to be the best in compatibility?

Recording in Captivate 9

Posted on Feb 28, 2016 by Kev Lavery Latest activity: Sep 18, 2016

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Just wondering if anyone knows any way to record audio narration first and then video afterwards? I think it is a better workflow (and ends up being quicker than recording both at once or recording audio after). We have found that scripting first, recording the script, and then carrying out the actions accompanied by the recording gets us much more professional results (and is also quicker). It also gives us a script to paste in for closed captions so that we can ensure the most inclusive project possibl... Read More

Sharing teacher screen with student BYOD

Posted on Feb 28, 2016 by Eden Carey Latest activity: Apr 2, 2016

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Hello everyone, I have recently explored a variety of applications, such as, Splashtop, Display Note and Air Server. I am leaning towards Splashtop as it is user friendly and little delay between devices. Students have the ability to watch and record the teachers screen, which I think is awesome for students to learn Adobe applications and record as their own personal tutorial. Obviously, this creates added responsibility for the teacher as they are being recorded but saves time as The teacher doesn't need... Read More

Awesome news I think for Unity 3D

Posted on Feb 18, 2016 by Jonathan Doyle Latest activity: Mar 3, 2016

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I took a class in game design a few weeks ago and I though it was wonderful but at the same I though it was lacking something.  Unity 3D is a very powerful engine that allows you to create many things not just games. You can do animation, short films, etc. It depends on your creativity as always you can use the same tools as someone else and excel on it while others do not find as it enjoyable or successful as you did. You are the key but I have discovered that doing classes here in Adobe Education Exc... Read More

Looking for a Abobe certified trainer or rep

Posted on Jan 22, 2016 by Henry Sandoval Latest activity: Mar 24, 2016

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Looking for a Los Angeles based Adobe certified trainer or Adobe rep to attend a Industry advisory meeting for the benefit of high school students. If interested reply or call Henry at 562 201 8628

In-school PD focused on Voice, Slate, Post, and more

Posted on Jan 12, 2016 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Mar 3, 2016

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Voice, Slate, and now Post have proven to be incredibly popular with teachers and students alike. The apps are fun and free, and more goodness is on the way. The product team would love the opportunity to chat with educators about using these apps in edu, as well as to demonstrate some of the improvements and enhancements that they are working on. If your school would like to host a PD session, let us know. We’d need you to help get the word out to local schools and teachers, and we’ll come by t... Read More

How to you create perceived value?

Posted on Jan 4, 2016 by Rachel Sale Latest activity: Jan 4, 2016

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In today's budget-stretched higher ed environment, I am sure that I am not the only ed tech leader to hear department heads choose open source produce over the Creative Suite.  In addition to the ease of training for the Adobe products, I also see the huge time savings that come from using Creative Suite products.  Has anyone written any papers or documented reserch to prove the value to using  professional software vs. open source options? Rachel

Adobe Post Is Here

Posted on Dec 17, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: May 21, 2016

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You've heard us talk about Adobe Voice and Adobe Slate previously, both of which have been embraced by educators and students worldwide. Today we released the third app in the series, Adobe Post is an iPhone app (initially) that lets you create stunning graphics designed specifically for social and sharing. Check it out, and let us know what you think! --- Ben

Adobe Voice for iPhone in beta

Posted on Nov 25, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Nov 25, 2015

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Love Adobe Voice on your iPad? Longing to have all that storytelling goodness on your iPhone, too? Well, we're now testing Voice for iPhone, and if you'd like to give it a try, you can sign up here. Teachers (and students) have long been Voice's biggest fans, and we'd love feedback from you guys as we go through final testing. Thanks. --- Ben

Institutional Support for On-line Learning

Posted on Nov 18, 2015 by Elias Ortega Latest activity: Nov 18, 2015

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This is a resource question. In speaking with colleagues from various institutions of higher learning across the country, I have heard diverse stories about how institutions are investing in digital tools and online learning. These varies from small investments in faculty development to learn to use LMS, institution wide revamping of equipment and access to further training, or middle ground of enabling individual faculty members to gain capacities and purchase technology for class use--recording/photograph... Read More

The Flipped Classroom teaching Photography

Posted on Nov 12, 2015 by Thomas Groves Latest activity: May 30, 2016

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The flipped classroom seems to be a hot topic lately. I wanted to see if any others out there have started using this for teaching photography. What are you experiences? How has this helped? What issues have you face along the way? I teach many levels of photography but am most interested in this concept for my intro to digital photography course. 

Saving a WEB SLATE

Posted on Nov 6, 2015 by Ian Upton Latest activity: Mar 1, 2016

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One of my issues with Slate is I have not been able to 'archive' student work. For classroom use the Adobe cloud storage is great. No problems there. But for University Admin reasons I have to store an archive copy of student work on our local systems. But I have discovered you can save a Slate! If you right click a Slate Page in Chrome you can: RIGHT CLICK PAGE > SAVE AS [Web Page Complete] This gives you an HTML file and a folder of resources. Awesome! I have only just started to play... Read More

Need Chromebook users

Posted on Nov 4, 2015 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Nov 8, 2015

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Hello EdExers, I am looking for schools, or school districts, with Chromebook deployments. If you are using Chromebooks, can you let me know? Thanks! --- Ben