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Industrial Design - High School Level

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 by Joanna Lawson Latest activity: Aug 17, 2017

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I have a student who is very interested in Industrial Design. Any lesson plans or resources out there that you would recommend?

Adobe Character Animator

Posted on Aug 12, 2017 by Kundan Narendra Latest activity: Aug 12, 2017

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I just learned to work this Amazing Application in Trainers Course. I did'n even know about it. So, How can I get this Application to work more then 7 days ? Because I think any Adobe Application Teacher, would love to explore more this program. What do you say ?

Royalty-Free Images for High School Design Class...?

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 by A.J. Lara Latest activity: Aug 18, 2017

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Hello All, I'm a first year design teacher and I'm wondering where I can easily download (or better yet, have students download) free images to use and manipulate in a high school class? I'd love a nice stock library to choose from, but at this time I have no budget. Thanks in advance for any information. //a73

Digital Art Instructor Needed

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 by Peggy Fry Latest activity: Aug 16, 2017

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We are looking for a Digital Art Instructor for the West Contra Costa Unified School District. This position would be at El Cerrito High School and it is FULL TIME. This position is part of an Academy that is supported by business partners which includes The Whittier Educational Foundation/TechFutures. You would be part of a team of teachers that are supported by one Office Manager (paid by TechFutures). Please see the job posting and if you know of anyone that is looking to be a teacher, please have the... Read More

Teaching a semester long Digital Arts class, HELP!

Posted on Aug 7, 2017 by Jill McKay Latest activity: Aug 19, 2017

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I taught Digital Arts years ago, but so much has changed. I am just getting back into teaching and will be teaching a semester long course to mostly freshman. I will be teaching mainly Photoshop. Any ideas on what to teach in that short a time? I'm not sure how to effectively teach this in only one semester. I'm hoping to build the program into year long courses where I can teach Illustrator as well, but for now it is just PS. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!

New Adobe InDesign User Developing an Interactive Syllabus

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 by Wesley Conwell Latest activity: Aug 12, 2017

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I am a new user to "InDesign" and found an interactive syllabus ( I would like to edit and use as a template for my class. What are the fundamental functions and tips I should use for editing the document using InDesign? I would like to dive right in and learn by doing.

Course Sequence

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 by Kathryn Acierno Latest activity: Aug 10, 2017

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I have just interviewed for a High School Digital Design Teaching position. The interview took place at a school that is rebuilding a digital design program from scratch. I was asked which programs I would teach and in what order would I teach them for DD1, 2, 3 and 4. First, In what order do you suggest these 4 courses (PS, Ai, Dw and An for example) be taught? If you think a different set of 4 should be taught, please suggest the 4. Second, what do you think of the idea that each year, each student c... Read More

Question: How to Download Assets from The AGP Digital Video Course?

Posted on Jul 11, 2017 by Jack Lefelt Latest activity: Jul 14, 2017

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Hi Greg/Kev/Sjaani, I'm trying to figure out how to download some of the raw files from two of the exercises we did in class (Shot Reverse Shot and Momentum). I'd love to use them in my own classes and have students work from the files that you provided for us. But I can't figure out how to download the files. I have them in my Creative Cloud Assets folder but ideally I'd love to be able to get all the raw files. Is this possible? Please advise! Thanks so much, Jack

Ken Robinson states that there needs to be a fundamental shift in the way we approach education.

Posted on Jul 3, 2017 by Georges Van Cauwenbergh Latest activity: Jul 3, 2017

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I fully agree with Ken, however such a shift will take time. The culture that has been created since the industrial revolution is very strong. Breaking down such a culture requires more than making people aware. Adobe is doing the right thing by providing the tools to help creativity blossom. I just hope that Adobe will start making these tools affordable to everyone.

Our Kids Health and Technology

Posted on Jun 24, 2017 by Mamdouh Samy Latest activity: Jun 24, 2017

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I am sure we've all seen this before... A kid holding a gaming device or smartphone in his hands and sitting still looking to it all day long and his parents yelling at him to stop doing that but he never does so willingly! Many parents think it's best to limit the time kids use technology and this make kids crave it more, in my opinion, and don't see this as a viable solution for the problem. I was hoping to find a way or hear someone's experience on how to solve this issue, and make sure our kids stay... Read More

Looking for a slide deck about Lightroom CC

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 by Alex Wyckmans Latest activity: Aug 16, 2017

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Hi, I am going to give a an introduction course to a couple of people about Adobe Creative Cloud for Photographers and will also showcase Lightroom as the preferred tool for their Digital Workflow. Now before inventing anything new I was looking for some course material like powerpoint presentations etc. that I can use during the introduction part. Afterwards I will showcase live a workflow and walk over all the different modules that Lightroom has without jumping too deep into the details (that is for l... Read More

Class Critiques

Posted on Jun 21, 2017 by Renee' Smith Latest activity: Aug 16, 2017

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Educators who teach studio art / digital media courses have class critiques to provide feedback to students. Class critiques are critical to students’ creative growth and is a tradition in studio courses. There are educators who believe that students should have class critiques during half of class sessions. Some prefer class critiques every other class session. Others prefer to reserve class sessions for class critiques only, while students work on assignments outside of class. What are your thought... Read More

Photoshop - the best

Posted on Jun 20, 2017 by Kundan Narendra Latest activity: Jul 22, 2017

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For me Photoshop is the Best Application from ADOBE. I'm big FAN of it. I've been teaching and working with is so many Years, but still discover new things while I'm teaching: Imagine the things You can do in Image Editing if You're Creative, and know how to work with Photoshop.... What is everybody opinion ?

Grading "Creativity"

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 by Ciera Hall Latest activity: Aug 12, 2017

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Can "creativity" be graded? If so, how do you grade a students "creativity" in an assignment? If not, why? Let's Talk!

Looking for a Teacher in the Philadelphia Area

Posted on Jun 1, 2017 by Larissa Esposito Latest activity: Aug 12, 2017

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Hello, I am looking to speak with someone who is an educator for InDesign. The company I work for is going to be switching to InDesign for Proposals soon, and we have our proposal department (5) people who will need to be trained. We looked at online and also local community classes, but we don't feel this will be the most beneficial for them as they won't be doing too much "creating". They would be using a template and edited where needed.

Free online Textbooks (OER)

Posted on May 31, 2017 by Penny Rose Latest activity: Jun 24, 2017

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Hi I'm looking for a good free online textbook (or the like) for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Something like the old Bible (Photoshop) books. Anyone come across anything? Thanks! Penny in Michigan

Teaching Photoshop to Autistic Students

Posted on May 16, 2017 by Hanoch McCarty Latest activity: Jul 22, 2017

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I am an assistive technology specialist and am working in sever rural school districts. I have two high school students who are on the 'autistic spectrum' and I'd like anyone with experience or ideas about how I can best teach them to use Photoshop. On is high functioning and will very likely 'get' the program's basic functions quickly but will need help in practicing and getting into the more sophisticated features. The other is much lower functioning but does have the ability to say one two or three wo... Read More

Creating Math Related Tutorials

Posted on May 2, 2017 by Jeff Jorge Latest activity: May 11, 2017

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I wanted to reach out to the braintrust to see what tools you would use to create quick, math-related, video tutorials that include some animation and effects. It would also be good to think through what the best workflow to create learning materials that are accessible, reusable, and updateable. I am looking forward to thinking through this with you all.

Teaching Character Animator

Posted on May 1, 2017 by Wes Gonzalez Latest activity: Aug 14, 2017

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I'm a high school art teacher and I want to get students interested in animation. I'm teaching an intro to art class and would like to do a unit on animation with Character Animator and Photoshop. I'm looking for a worksheet with all of the puppet attributes listed so students can hand draw then scan into Photoshop and further manipulate before finishing up in Character Animator. Has anyone seen or used anything like this? I'm planning to make something but would love to see what others might already have.

Mathematics in Real Life

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 by Westminster PT Academy Latest activity: Apr 24, 2017

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The secondary school mathematics in every day life 5 Posters 500mm x 700mm demonstrating the real life use of Fractions, Trigonometry, Algebra, Statistics and Probability Please submit your ideas/posters.

Photography Curriculum

Posted on Apr 15, 2017 by Angela Wong Latest activity: Aug 2, 2017

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Hi Everyone! Next school year (2017-2018) my high school will begin offering digital photography. We already have students signed up for 3 sections of the class and I have been tasked with teaching one of them in the spring of 2018. I actually don't know a thing about photography (I think since I teach Photoshop they felt I was a good fit for the over flow class!), but fortunately the other two women teaching the class know more than I do. We'll be using a couple professional development days this summe... Read More

Student Stress & Grades

Posted on Mar 1, 2017 by Angela Wong Latest activity: Aug 18, 2017

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Hi Everyone! I teach students in grades 9 - 12 at a suburban high school outside of Boston. I'm in my 5th year teaching and my colleagues and I have been noticing what seems to be an emerging trend with our teen students. Many are under such intense stress while they try to achieve "perfect scores" because college competition is so high that their creativity is stifled. They are afraid to take risks and make mistakes because they see it as hurting their average and ruining their chance for an... Read More