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    Flipping the Elementary/Middle School Technology Classroom Discussion by Bertha Kirschten Feb 14, 2016 Products Audition Photoshop Adobe Spark
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    I am interested in flipping some of my elementary/middle school technology content. I teach business and computers in grades 1-12. I am considering flipping some of my content - in particular tutorials that teach students about the various tools and techniques in many Adobe applications. In our district, I know that all students have internet access at home, so it is plausible that the flipped learning model would work for certain types of instruction. There are so many high quality tutorials for learning that it would be a better investment of time to use these for students to watch and learn at home and then practice skills at school. Implementing the flipped classroom model would give students more hands on time learning and practicing the skills with guided help from me when needed. My questions to those of you who teach at the elementary level -- At what grade level have you used the flipped model? What types of materials do you use when flipping the elementary level -- video tutorials, handouts, etc?How do you ensure that students view materials at home?What advice/hints/tips do you a have for a flipping newbie?What Adobe products do you teach at the elementary level? At what grade do you start teaching Adobe products? Thanks for you input. I look forward to the discussion.

    Justifying Annual Cost of CC / Benefits to School Discussion by Karen Hellyer Feb 10, 2016 Products Acrobat Adobe Premiere Pro Photoshop
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    Greetings! I'm finally getting our school to switch from our perpetual, 500-seat site license of CS6 Master Collection to CC. Our budget admin is weighing the pros and cons of continuing to provide access to all Adobe products for all students, staff and faculty, due to the increase in cost. Our Ed Tech director is trying to negotiate with Adobe Education about this, but communication has been spotty. We are a 1-to-1 laptop school with a Mac Lab for digital arts classes in electronic music production, video, photo, animation and publication arts. Without access to CC on their PCs, students in those classes are limited to working only during class time and after school. Additionally, other students do use Adobe products provided on their PCs for other classes. I'm wondering how your school does it. What's possible? Is it necessary for kids to use Photoshop, or is there a free product that students can use instead? (Yes, that's a question I was asked. How would you respond???) Thanks!

    Game-based Learning Discussion by Sayali Kukday Nov 14, 2015 Products Adobe Creative Cloud 12k 28

    I recently read a great book on the impact of games by Jane McGonigal called Reality is Broken Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change The World. I'd highly recommend this book especially because as educators, we are teaching a generation of college students who are very familiar with the world of games. I'd also recommend watching her TED talks for those who are interested! I'm wondering if anyone has any other recommendations for reading about games and psychology, game design or game-based learning? I'd also love to hear what your thoughts are on game-based learning, and how you would like to incorporate games as a learning tool in the classroom (if you already have, how you're using games to enhance learning!). Looking forward to hearing form others :)

    New High School Graphic Design Program Discussion by Jessi Fisk Nov 11, 2015 34k 134

    Hello everyone. The high school I teach at will be offering a graphic design class for the first time next year. I'm starting the program and am currently in the process of creating an outline for curriculum. I would love to have input from anyone who currently teaches high school graphic design classes or has experience in this area. Any input or suggestions you have will be greatly appreciated. Which Adobe program/s do you recommend I start with? My school has 1 hour periods 5 days/week. Would it be possible to cover Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign in a year long course? If so, am I on the right track starting with those programs or do you have other suggestions that would be better? I hope to grow the program over the next few years into Graphic Design 1, Graphic Design 2, and also offer it as an option in our AP Art (portfolio/college credit class). I'm looking for guidance into what each of these should cover. Basics of several programs in Graphics 1 and then cover the same programs more in depth in Graphics 2? Or introduce new programs as students advance? Again any input you can give will help. Thanks in advance!

    Creativity and Noise Discussion by Susanne Tamir Nov 7, 2015 Products Adobe Creative Cloud 9.8k 14

    I found an interesting article about how a decent noisy background improves creativity. Would like to share it and know if you agree http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/665048?seq=1# i like an quiet environment and get my ideas in riding with my Mountain bike in the desert. But i see that many children really learn better with some noise in the background. May be its a question of character. Susanne

    Teaching good work ethic and leadership skills in the classroom. Discussion by Brent Jaffe Nov 7, 2015 Products Adobe Premiere Pro Dreamweaver Photoshop
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    I am a high school media teacher that teaches an introductory class in digital media to 9th graders. I feel that the maturity and skill level of my students requires that I provide a lot of control over the procedures and steps to the point that they do not have to take on a lot of responsibility and leadership for the projects they work on. But, soft skills and leadership are supposed to be incorporated into my class. The classes they take after mine incorporate much more independent work. I'm looking for suggestions or references that can help me begin building these skills in my class.

    Innovative ways to showcase student work? Discussion by Andrew On Yi Lai Aug 8, 2015 Products Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Premiere Pro Photoshop
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    Hello All! I was hoping to seek ideas, opinions and strategies with regards to innovative ways to showcase student work (digital media productions). What has worked for you in the past? How did you engage the target audience? What was the audience response? What were the WOW factors that made it work? Best regards, Andrew

    Project-Based Learning Discussion by Rosemary Rizk Jul 18, 2015 Products Adobe Premiere Pro Dreamweaver Photoshop
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    For those teachers who hand out the assignment before teaching the skills. I was wondering what your views were on Project Based Learning where students learn on the go and your teaching is synchronised with the assignment requirements. Does it work or have you tried more effective approaches.

    Graphic Design Process Discussion by Ryan Hayes Nov 8, 2017 0 0

    I am restructuring my projects so that each project has five stages that mimic the graphic design process. There is no singular "graphic design process" that everybody agrees, including number of steps. However, I am trying to simplify to FIVE steps for beginning high schools students and trying to narrow down what those FIVE steps should be. I want to get feedback and suggestions from other teachers. Currently I am thinking: Design Brief: Project introduction, objective, goals, etc.Research and Inspiration: Students create a new Pinterest Board for each project and pin 5+ examples. For example in my minimalist poster design project, I'd have the students find 5+ examples of Saul Bass minimalist inspired movie posters.Ideation/Comps: Students learn the tools/techniques and then they create their design. Revision: Students get feedback from at least two other students and tweak their design before submitting. Delivery/Presentation: Students post finished design on Behance, link to Pinterest board for the project, and written reflection of their process. **I keep going back and forth between requiring thumbnail sketches at Step 3 and then removing Step 4: Revision. As much as I value thumbnail sketching and know most design teachers will think it is blasphemous to exclude ... the problem is student enrollment. As an elective teacher in this high stakes ALL STUDENTS MUST GO TO FOUR YEAR COLLEGE atmosphere I struggle with enrollment. Students can't fit "fun" classes into their schedule. I have to compete against easier electives. One of the biggest complaints from students was that I required them to draw. A lot of them take the class because they think they are "not artists" and "digital" art would be easier.

    A bit of a waddle... Teaching Old Design Skills with New Technologies Discussion by Maureen Belaski Oct 16, 2017 Products Illustrator Draw Photoshop Sketch 106 4

    I am hoping to spark interest and discussion both in Technology Trends but also in Teaching & Learning about getting old exercises (pencil and paper, folding, judging forms and space, etc.) into digital worlds. Not every student has a tablet, but every student has a phone and a finger. The tools are there, but I am looking to develop a few specific lessons. Is anyone doing anything along these lines?

    Job Tickets and Spec Sheets Discussion by Jennifer DiBiasio Aug 22, 2017 Products Photoshop Illustrator InDesign 84 0

    Hello! I am a Graphic Communications instructor at a vocational high school and I teach sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I am starting this year off by doing a review of prepress with the juniors. I like to give the students various job tickets and spec sheets to view and gather information from. We have a standard format we use for live work coming into the school so the students are accustomed to where information is located on our job tickets. I wanted to switch it up this year and give them outside job tickets to view to make them have to work a little harder. I was wondering if there were any working design and/or production professionals who would be able to share with me a job ticket or spec sheet they have had from a customer order. I understand with some companies there are particular privacy guidelines, so of course I wouldn't want someone to break those rules. We focus on design, production, printing presses, finishing and bindery, screenprinting just to name a few, so anything in that arena would be very helpful to us. Any help is very much appreciated. Thank you!

    Setting up a High School Classroom with Creative Cloud Discussion by Catherine Bower Jul 11, 2017 292 6

    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 access but we are not on the school network. I have 24 computers. Does anyone have a similar lab? I wondered the best way to set up creative cloud without having to provide an account for each student. I see approximately 75 to 100 students per semester.

    Adobe in Elementary Education Discussion by Alina Coronado Jun 25, 2017 588 10

    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?

    Texas Teacher Teaching Web Tech and Video Game Design for the first time Discussion by John Diaz Jun 15, 2017 Products Adobe Creative Cloud Dreamweaver 440 6

    Howdy everyone! I wanted to see if anyone would be willing to share your experiences with teaching Web Tech and Video Game Design. I have been assigned to teach these two classes next year and I could use all the help I can get (best practices, resources, lesson plans, fun things. I want to teach them to be fun, enjoyable and most importantly try to get the students some sort of certifications by the end of the year. Thank you in advance for you any help you can give me. Thanks again!

    Joining AEE Discussion by Ciera Hall Jun 14, 2017 Products Acrobat Adobe Premiere Pro Dreamweaver
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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?

    Grading "Creativity" Discussion by Ciera Hall Jun 13, 2017 Products Acrobat Adobe Creative Cloud Adobe Premiere Pro
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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!

    AR, VR, 360 - Mixed Reality in Adobe Discussion by Destery Hildenbrand Jun 13, 2017 Products Adobe Premiere Pro 2.1k 12

    Is anyone out there using Adobe in their lessons to develop and mixed reality content? If so are you incorporating it in your classwork? How has it been going? We are looking into bringing this into our Multimedia fold and are curious if anyone has any experience and how it's been going. Thanks in advance.

    Using MYP Design Curriculum Discussion by Stephen Henderson Jun 1, 2017 Products Adobe Premiere Pro Photoshop After Effects
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    Hi All, I'm a new to Adobe Exchange and this is my very first post! I work at an IB school in Australia and I'm looking at trying to implement a new Media Arts course. The goal of it is to teach Adobe products so that they are ready for their year 11 and 12 subject called Film and Television. My current plan goes as follows: Year 9 – Semester 1- Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator – Logo and Poster for a business. Year 9 – Semester 2 – Adobe After Effects – Make a YouTube Instructional Video Year 10 – Semester 1 – Adobe Premiere Pro/ Story – Make a fake Newscast (biased) Year 10 – Semester 2 – All the software we have covered – Final Project Rather than reinvent the wheel. I'm looking for someone to collaborate with. If anyone has any resources/suggestions on how to work on this or is currently I would like to work together. cheers, Hendo

    Makerspaces and digital tools Discussion by Nil Santana May 12, 2017 Products Photoshop Illustrator 134 1

    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 and other uses of such tools within maker education? Thanks!

    Best Conference for a newbie Discussion by Randy Parazine May 5, 2017 Products Muse Adobe Creative Cloud Dreamweaver
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    I will be teaching Digital Design, Digital Photography, Web Design, etc next school year. 2017-2018. I've found tons of great information here to help me get started. I'm also looking for a decent conference to attend that would be beneficial. I found the Adobe Max conference in Las Vegas this October, but that's all I've been able to find so far. Has anyone been to this conference, and is it worthwhile for someone new? Any other suggestions would be welcome. Thanks!

    Digital Portfolio Presentation Idea Discussion by marcia blanco May 3, 2017 Products Adobe Spark InDesign Behance
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    Hi Folks! I teach high school digital media and I have a student who is preparing for his final portfolio presentation. He wants to create an Avatar on Character Animator to present his portfolio so that my student can sit concealed from the audience and project onto the white board remotely using an Apple TV. Is there anyway he can project a live Avatar-type character over a Spark, Behance or Adobe Pf digital portfolio? How about an animated PDF? Any ideas for how we can do this?

    Creating Math Related Tutorials Discussion by Jeffrey Jorge May 2, 2017 Products Adobe Premiere Pro Photoshop After Effects
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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 teachers new tricks. Discussion by Donna Dolan Mar 2, 2017 357 2

    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 that they don't want to spend time learning new tricks.