In this project, students use Adobe Creative Cloud to design and create two emojis—a Disney character and an unrelated historical person. Using the emojis as avatars, they write a fictional text message dialogue conversing about a topic of mutual interest. What would Elsa and Al Gore discuss? Or Nemo and Jacques Cousteau? The goal is for students to communicate their understanding of their chosen characters in a fun, creative and visual way. Learning Objectives Use Adobe Creative Cloud to create Disney character and historical person emojisWrite a text message dialogue using the emojis as avatarsPresent the dialogue and reflect on their learning Note: this project was originally provided to use in conjunction with a Disney and Adobe emoji contest (February - March 2017), but is now optimized for use with many different audiences and settings.
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Spark
- After Effects
- Photoshop Lightroom
- Experience Design (Beta)
- Adobe AIR
- Animate CC
- Business Catalyst
- Adobe Captivate
- Adobe Capture CC
- Character Animator
- Adobe Comp CC
- Adobe Connect
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Digital Editions
- Digital Publishing Solution
- Adobe Document Cloud
- Edge Animate
- Edge Inspect
- Edge Reflow
- Flash Builder
- Flash Player
- Adobe Fuse (Preview)
- Illustrator Draw
- Ink & Slide
- Adobe Marketing Cloud
- Media Encoder
- Adobe Media Server
- PhoneGap Build
- Photoshop Elements
- Photoshop Fix
- Photoshop Mix
- Photoshop Sketch
- Premiere Clip
- Adobe Premiere Elements
- Adobe Preview CC
- Adobe Scout
- Adobe Sign
- Adobe Stock
Students animated the melody of a jazz song using imagery inspired by Paul Klee from hand drawn and painted surfaces, making shapes in Photoshop and animating in After Effects. The final animation was given to our school's jazz band, under the direction of Patrick Bowen, without any audio and then interpreted by the students into a new song. The piece was projected during one of their performances and they played their composition live.
I ran this program during Spring semester 2016 with success. I will continue this year with a new batch of 3rd and 4th grade students. The children really got into it and were quite competitive. Students earn badges for each of 6 levels.There are 23 steps in all, each designed to be completed in a 55-minute session, making the program 22-23 weeks long. To see the program in progress, go to: http://digicorps.businesscatalyst.com/index.html Please feel free to download and revise anything so that it fits your program. I have included the Illustrator file for the badges so that you can customize them for your program. Included below are: Intro video (made with Adobe Spark).pdfs of every lesson step of the program - editable in Adobe Acrobat DC.ai file of the badges, easy to customize for your program.ai files of the pen-tool worksheets.ai (Illustrator) files of the badges so that you can customize the program for your class! Enjoy! Let me know what you think.
This is an Adobe Spark tutorial based on a session I run within various courses here at the University. DOWNLOAD LESSON PLAN LINK TO ADOBE SPARK TUTORIAL The session should last about 45 mins. I have run this session in many forms for a number of years. It appears to work with many fundamental concepts being understood. I am really pleased with this latest Adobe Spark manifestation which students can follow along with on phones and pads and have access to within our virtual learning environments. Enjoy! Comments welcomed! Ian.
This task is designed to assist students in analysing what goes into film, TV, game and webseries titles. It then moves on to brainstorming and then designing titles for their own project. Works really well with these resources (as well as my previously posted storyboard template): Art of the Title How They Did It
"Take A Stand" Project pd editing images example Objective: You are to go through the typical design process to create a poster about a documentary on an event from the Civil Rights movement in the United States. Introduction For this project you will be role playing – you are pretending you are a designer for a graphics design firm. Your firm just got a contract to design a poster for a public television program entitled, "Take a Stand". You have been assigned to make this poster. The program is a documentary on the Civil Rights movement in the United States. The documentary goes through the events and effects of the Civil Rights movement from the 1950's through the 1960's. It is being produced by Public Broadcasting System (PBS) and will be shown on channel 58. The documentary is planned to be aired (shown) next year starting on January 15th -- the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
A common core aligned geometry lesson curated and altered to support 21st century learning skills. Students will learn first about calculating the surface area of a polyhedra (they should have been exposed to this concept prior to this lesson but not completely necessary) and then draw and create a "net." Students will identify using key vocabulary, the necessary parts of the polyhedra and manipulate several virtual nets and shapes. Students will work in teams to create several paper versions of geometric shapes and finally after watching tutorials, make one in the Adobe product of their choice. Students will finalize their lesson and display their understanding of polyhedra in a final written essay, which should include a picture of their finished polyhedra.
Want to use social media in the classroom but it's blocked? Never fear, use these templates to create Instagram profiles or photo uploads from famous people from history, fictional characters or today's celebrities, politicians and sports stars. These Instagram templates will allow you and your students to create a fake Instagram post and/or an Instagram profile. Editable components include the image(s), username, profile picture, post text, first comment, and number of photo uploads, followers and following. You will need to have the Roboto font installed on your computer if you would like the font to best reflect the font used by Instagram. I recommend downloading and loading this set of Instagram actions into Photoshop so you can apply Instagram-like filters to the photographs that you use in assembling a profile or photo. Credit to motheer-212. Check out this 'How to' on loading actions. Students will need to know how to insert images, move image layers, and edit text. What a great way to introduce them to these basic Photoshop concepts. Have fun!
Students will employ Adobe Acrobat, Audition, and Muse in this module to help create and curate a digital edition based on rare materials pertaining to their university’s history. They will propose a project that investigates journalistic coverage of a campus event or traces similar events or ephemera contributions to better understand campus history. Students will annotate part of these materials based on supplementary research, and they’ll present their findings in written and oral forms. Students will be immersed in history and digital humanities practices, honing their abilities to research, synthesize, and present information. While this unit is based on particular materials found in UNC’s Wilson Library, it can be adapted to suit any campus’s materials or rare book collections.
For this assignment individual students will use Adobe InDesign to generate popular science articles based on credible scientific sources. Students will engage in researching, summarizing, paraphrasing, and citing information as well as organizing and designing content visually. Students will have to consider issues of credibility and comprehension, as their articles should be accessible, accurate, and interesting to specialists and non-specialists alike. The end goal is to achieve a better understanding of scientific discourses and genres.
In this unit, students will create a poetry podcast using Adobe Audition to showcase a poem by reading it aloud and explaining its historical context, formal features, and major themes. Students will offer a context, reading, and interpretation of a poem to make their chosen poem more accessible to a general audience. In doing so, students will practice critical, close reading skills, oral presentation skills, and research skills with the goals of increasing understanding of and fostering appreciation for poetry.
For this assignment, individual students will research and produce a popular science vlog (a short video) using Adobe Spark fitting the theme of “public health.” Students will synthesize current scientific findings on a specific public health issue and communicate the important points in an aesthetically pleasing and compelling way to viewers, which may include experts and non-experts alike. The video should include voiceover narration as well as images and video clips. Students will gain an increased understanding of how to read and process scientific discourse as well as how to make difficult information easier to understand, honing their summarizing and paraphrasing skills. Students will also improve their research, organization, and design skills.
This learning module teaches groups of 4-5 students how to create a board game, honing their reasoning by encouraging them to think critically about design and mechanics. Students must collaborate concerning these issues as well as work as a group to create a functional design and appealing aesthetics with Adobe Illustrator, prompting creativity and encouraging team building, all while keeping the perspectives of prospective consumers in mind. The module is excellent for building a variety of practical work-place skills in fields of business, advertising, and game design.
In this module, groups of 4-5 students will use Adobe Audition to create podcasts detailing the various facets of a cultural institution (farmer’s market, gaming club, museum, etc.) that interests them. During their podcast, students will engage in a combination of non-fiction, journalism, and anthropological ethnography to report on their observations and conclusions about their chosen institution. The podcast should include observations, quoted audio from interview subjects as well as paraphrase, and, if appropriate, music and diegetic sound to help provide narrative shape and transitions. In creating these podcasts, students will strengthen their ability to participate in discourses within various social science and communications fields.
This assignment asks individual students to conceptualize and create press packets for a company event using Adobe InDesign. Students must consider a variety of audiences, media and news outlets to garner as much attention and participation as possible from surrounding communities. When creating the packet, students will include the company’s credentials and goals, event information, and incentive for participation in a way that is aesthetically pleasing. In creating their press kits, students will develop skills such as organization, summarization, paraphrasing, design, persuasiveness, conciseness, precision, and professionalism, all of which are relevant to business positions, marketing jobs, and beyond.
This resource provides an overview, syllabus, and sample student work for a college-level media production course. The primary learning outcome for the course is for students to deepen their understanding of "how media work" both rhetorically and materially by (re)presenting the same documentary narrative in five different modes, using at least five different Adobe Creative Cloud applications: (1) Print Magazine using InDesign (2) Audio Podcast using Audition (3) Film using Premiere Pro (4) Website using Muse, Spark, or XD (5) Mobile Application using XD [*6] Photography using Photoshop *Note that in this class, students didn't present photographic collections per se, but they used Photoshop a great deal to develop media for the other genres and applications.
Learn to create images whose backgrounds have been removed to produce polished multimedia presentations. Creating an image based icon with alpha transparency is easily done with the Photoshop Mix mobile app. This tutorial shows the steps for removing the background from an image of a sprouting seed. The resulting image can be added to slideshows or multimedia presentations such as an Adobe Spark Video.
Four years ago I started a discussion on the EdEx titled Employees Only - No Students Wanted. To avoid confusion I added: The idea is more metaphoric than literal. Two years ago I began thinking about the idea literally: Could we actually start a business at school? To make a long story short, after researching the market, networking with the players, discussing it with the students, and finally getting approval from the school and district, we launched Mac Lab Media on January 9, 2017. Less than a week later someone told me about Real World Scholars. Soon thereafter we were accepted into the program (during their first mid-year application window) and I replaced my Rube Goldberg-like edu-solution with Real World Scholar's tested, vetted, 100% legal Ed Corps model. Find more info here. Mac Lab Media is a commercial art foundry. I've replaced the assessment component with the Grit-Based Rubric but this paragraph from Minimum Wage sums up my intent: The ultimate goals, however, have nothing to do with grades. For the Mac Lab, our goal is to become a self-funded learning environment by the 2020/2021 school year. For the students, our goal is to provide the training and experience necessary to launch their own commercial art foundries upon graduation. ----- NOTE: All #RethinkHighSchool resources here on the EdEx rely on the concepts expressed in my (re)Imagine blog post. See #RethinkHighSchool: The Series for more information or click this link to find all resources in this series.
Did you know that a well-designed game leverages Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development, Csikszentmihalyi’s Flow, Dweck’s Growth Mindset, and Duckworth’s Grit? I sure didn’t until encountering those surprising connections in month nine of my master’s program in 2011 while working through the introductory quest line at Gamestar Mechanic. Okay, so maybe my digital mentor didn’t reference those researchers directly but the concepts were certainly front and center. Armed with that knowledge, my experience playing World of Warcraft (I was required to play for 10 days) was transformative. After a few days I knew I had to introduce a gamified curriculum delivery system in my classroom. Unfortunately, in May of 2011 there were no viable options to do so (3D Game Lab was still in beta at that point) so my students and I set out to create our own system. Here's a peek at where we are today with Game On, our free WordPress plugin. Whether you opt for a commercial, analog, or even our own system, I urge you to consider how well-implemented game mechanics might enhance your students' experience in your learning environment. Links: EdEx Game On Group | Game On: A Work in Progress | Game On Download | (re)Imagine NOTE: All #RethinkHighSchool resources here on the EdEx rely on the concepts expressed in my (re)Imagine blog post. See #RethinkHighSchool: The Series for more information. All resources in this series may be found here. (I'll be adding more all year long.)
I wrote (re)Imagine in response to the Super School Challenge. Our staff wasn't too excited about my ideas but a few others—including some of the folks from one of the winning schools ($10M grant) who popped by to observe and discuss—have shown interest. The (re)Imagine blog post isn't a plan for the future; it's just one more part of what we're currently doing in the Mac Lab (my classroom). Since virtually everything else I'll be posting will reference information in (re)Imagine, you might as well give it a go if you're interested in rethinking your own learning environment. And who knows, you might even find an idea or two that'll work for you and your students. :) NOTE: If (re)Imagine is in tl;dr territory—it's around a 30 minute read—I apologize but don't know how to work around the issue. According to WordPress, I've made 330 revisions since the article was first published. I actually have tried to be clear and concise but when challenging common sense one must tread with caution so as not to unnecessarily offend the reader. *sigh* Unfortunately, tact isn't one of my strengths. Nor is writing, but I do try. (Dyslexia is such a misunderstood superpower.) I'll be sharing more #RethinkHighSchool resources so you can easily find them on the EdEx. Click on the magnifying glass at the top of the page and search for for RethinkHighSchool (without the #) and you'll find the rest.
https://youtu.be/HyD3DTNm8bA Mel. Wolverson shows how to turn a basic rectangle shape into a 3D object using the Appearance panel and effects. This is a quick technique that is adjustable later and can be done at most skill levels. If you've been drawing 3D objects by hand (old school), you are going to love this.
I have used this exercise with many, many students. It is a powerful activity that will encourage those new to film and challenge experienced filmmakers. This resource introduces the challenge and provides guidance, resources and example to support your students in their task. This Adobe Spark enables students to take the challenges and resources with them in an accessible form on thier smartphone. The 5x5 Filmmaking Challenge Where this challenge really comes into it's own is when used with a group screening and discussion. I send students out to create. We all get back together and critically discuss eachothers work. I have never failed to pull some valuable element for discussion out of a film. Even a collection of 'random shots' can be used to consider narrative and pace. Make sure you let the students themselves talk as much as possible. Act as a 'guide on the side' and challenge your students with questions for discussion. For example: - How do we feel the order of the clips created a narrative? - Why did you choose to shoot the subject in this way? - How does the sound effect the work? These sessions can be great fun and as a lecturer very rewarding. I am always humbled by the creativity of my students and this exercise challenges them to shine!
Here is an alphabet template to be copied and shared that was made in Adobe Sketch on the iPad and Photoshop CC + two tutorials in two parts: 1. How to send an Adobe Sketch file from your iPad/mobile device directly to Photoshop CC to open directly as a .psd file. 2. How to make an animated .gif in Photoshop CC from your Adobe Sketch file Here are the .psd files after they had been sent over to Photoshop CC, and were converted to frame animation, before export.
This project was designed as a collaboration between Los Gatos High School English teacher Tiffany Hamm and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High Schools District Technology Integration Specialist Nicole Dalesio. As part of an interdisciplinary Social Justice course, Tiffany and Nicole challenged students to create these striking images to highlight inspirational and historically-significant quotations. Each student created his or her own poster using Adobe Lightroom and Adobe Spark Post. Then, Tiffany and Nicole printed the posters and displayed them around the school campus. The goal was to both assess student learning about content-area themes, and to raise awareness on campus about the importance of social justice. For more information on this project, visit the Adobe Education Exchange.
I've created a sequence of Photoshop projects aligned with the concepts students are exploring in AP Environmental Science (ecosystems, keystone species, evolution, etc). This Google spreadsheet includes video tutorials, anticipated student outcomes, and learning targets. Additionally, I will continue to add to this document as the semester progresses to include new projects, student work, and tutorials. These lessons were designed for students with zero experience with Photoshop. Since we've started integrating Photoshop in to the class, engagement has skyrocketed and students report a deeper appreciation overall for science curriculum. Please let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!