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Any thoughts on the 2016 Macbook Pro being stripped down?

Posted on Apr 25, 2017 by Peter Stearns Latest activity: Apr 25, 2017

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I am ready to buy a new macbook pro and went to configure it while browsing on line. I realized there is no option of 32gb of ram. That seems really short sided and almost like a planned obsolescence. I am a huge fan of Macs but this lack of upgrade options and a lack of ports and options has me looking at PC's like Lenovo P50 and Dell XPS 15. Curious what other Creative professionals and Graphics Instructors think/feel about this.

Corporates who fails to do Re-branding

Posted on Mar 18, 2017 by Rishabh Tiwari Latest activity: Mar 23, 2017

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This is the article which I found on my mail. This article shows top 15 brands who fails to do the re-branding. Due to this they lost their customer. Have a close look into this list and tell me as well if their are any other corporate who has done the same ..!!This is the link of the article: http://www.fastprint.co.uk/blog/15-of-the-worst-corporate-rebrands-ever.html

InDesign in Graphics Australia

Posted on Mar 3, 2017 by Glen Lindh Latest activity: Apr 25, 2017

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In the subject graphics in Queensland there have been a lot of changes with more of a focus on presentation and design. I am keen to teach and get students to use InDesign instead of Microsoft programs. Have you had success with this and do you have any teaching resources developed?

Teaching teachers new tricks.

Posted on Mar 2, 2017 by Donna Dolan Latest activity: Mar 17, 2017

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As a Digital Campus leader for my high school, I have given many PD workshops about Adobe products. However, I think the teachers are frustrated with the limitations of software avalable to them. I've demonstrated Adobe Spark, and they all seem to love the versitility of that application. I feel I may be missing something. What other Adobe applications do you like to share with teachers that will engage their students and require little to no effort on the teachers part? My teachers seem so overwhelmed... Read More

What Digital Literacy Means To Me

Posted on Jan 27, 2017 by Andrea Batts-Latson Latest activity: Apr 26, 2017

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I am taking the Digital Literacy, Creativity & Communication course and I just wanted to share my week one video of What Digital Literacy Means to Me. View My Video About What Digital Literacy means To Me I'm curious...What does Digital Literacy Mean to You?

Adobe Spark Video update

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 by Ben Forta Latest activity: Jan 9, 2017

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Just a quick note to let you know that we've updated Adobe Spark Video with support for, yep, video. This has been the #1 requested Spark Video enhancement, and we're excited to see what students (and their teachers) do with this new functionality. Here is the announcement. As always, feedback is welcome and appreciated. --- Ben Forta

LMS use in primary grades

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 by Joy May Latest activity: Dec 30, 2016

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I am currently creating a Canvas course for my 3rd grade students. This LMS is new to me. I am thinking of using it as part of blended instruction. Have you used it in your classroom? How do you use it?

Hour of Code

Posted on Dec 12, 2016 by Joy May Latest activity: Dec 12, 2016

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How did you use the Hour of Code challenge with your students?

Is clip art dead?

Posted on Dec 9, 2016 by Adobe Education Latest activity: Jan 23, 2017

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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 12, 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: Dec 24, 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