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    Judy Durkin Member Trendsetter Joined Sep 8, 2010 Products Typekit Acrobat Audition

    Freelanced 30+ years, taught in WA State for 10 yrs. Now I teach in Taiwan. It's great as long as I have access to Adobe software! http://www.learndurkin.com

    warmer/ ice-breaker exercise Discussion by Chris Schnell Feb 4, 2015 Products Illustrator Line Prelude Adobe Experience Cloud
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    Hi allI am wondering if you use any warmers/ ice-breaker exercises in your creative learning environment you want to share.Thank you.Have a great day Chris

    A short course in Typography Technical Tutorial by Matthew Miller Mar 4, 2014 Products Typekit Acrobat Adobe Premiere Pro
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    A poster I developed for my graphics design classes, summarizing what I felt were the essential elements of typography I wanted easily reference-able. If you feel there is anything I've missed that's essential, please let me know about it for consideration for inclusion in version 2. It may not be obvious from the thumbnail here, so I want to mention specifically that this is licensed CC-BY-SA, so feel free to use this in your courses, modify it, share it with others, and so on, subject only to the requirements to attribute me and share it in the same fashion (see the link if you're not sure what this means).

    Barriers to integrating technology into education Discussion by Dan Armstrong Jul 29, 2013 Products FormsCentral 7.0k 10

    Recently I was doing some research and I found an article from Cathleen Norris at The University of North Texas and a past ISTE President. In the article she outlines 10 barriers to technology adoption. I have provided insights as to how this issues could be resolved. Barrier #1 Lack of Vision: I wonder how many of us have taken the time to create a vision of what our dream classroom looks like. More then just I want this or that, I'm talking about a real concrete plan with details. I have experienced in my classroom that as I have a vision for what I'd like to see it comes into being sooner then I would have believed possible. Also once you have a vision it makes it easier to share you idea and get your administrator to buy in to the idea. Barrier #2 Lack of Leadership I have found success in working with my principal by creating solutions with technology that help her look good amongst her peers. Recently I created a walk-through form for her to use on her iPad with Adobe Forms Central. The form has spread across the entire district and she has gained some notoriety and has been very helpful and interested in what technology can do for our school. It did many things to build trust and it took only about an hour. Barrier #3 Money We would all love $10,000 for our classroom but how many of us have a plan in place to spend $10,000? If you don't already know what you need next or have a plan for the money why would anyone give it to you? Plan your next move like you are playing a game of chess. As you have a specific need for the money then people and businesses have something tanagable they can invest in. Barrier 4, 5, 6, Curriculum Adobe has created the solution for us right here on edexchange: Visual Design (Design) Digital Design (Web) Digital Video (Video) Also the classroom in a book series for the CC is already available. I have also discovered in my classroom that sometimes I just have to create the right lesson myself. Barrier #7 Infrastructure This was an issue in my school two years ago when there was no wireless. I was able to buy a time capsule for wireless back up. One of the by products is that it has a wireless router which is powering my own classroom. My district was very much against any wireless network that they didn't control. I was very open about the network I had setup and I made a few waves but since it was plugged into an ethernet cable then the internet was still running through the filter and I was not in violation of federal laws. I password protected it so only I can get on it, the district has since warmed up as they have struggled to organize their own wireless. Some times you need to find a few $100 and solve the issue for you and show how it can work. You need to create what you want so that it can be shared with others and they can begin to understand your vision. Barrier #8 Parents Parents can be tough to work with and some kids find themselves lucky if they have a home to go to. However I have found in general that my students parents often are seeking ways to assist in their students learning. With changes in technology the teachers have to be trained but so do the parents. Tutorials would help but some parents will still not have access or other obstacles may stand in the way. I think the best things we can do to help with parents is to be available for questions and if they are really struggling we may need to pick up the phone and have a conversation. Barrier #9 Time to Change I have always tried to make sure that my computer lab is up-to-date because I believe my students deserve to learn on current technology. I have personal issues with being out of date, you could say I love to live on the bleeding edge and so do my students. Here is what I have done to keep my lab and curriculum current every year. Some may not like my idea at this point because it is going to require you to work during the summer. I stay away from my lab until July first, at that point my budget resets so I go in and place my purchases for the whole year (I have a vision and a plan for purchasing). I order everything in 2 days and makes sure that I will have enough supplies to get through the entire year. In this way I can avoid having to do PO's for paper and ink in the middle of the busy season. After those two days I leave again for another week while my PO's are approved then I order on one day. Following another week of waiting for it all to ship I go in and un box everything and lay it out. I have to image my own lab so that all starts about 3 weeks before school starts. I work on curriculum on and off when I'm not busy in the summer so that when school starts the computers and curriculum are all ready and a plan is in place. Since the technology is already updated and new software is installed with some fresh curriculum I can focus on instruction and Assessment for the entire year. Barrier #10 Assessment The solutions for assessment range from large culminating exams such as the ACA to the smaller check for understanding. When preparing for assessment we have to consider first the outcomes we hope to obtain and then we can consider the assessment and what type of assessment is appropriate. By beginning with the end in mind we can focus on what is important, and if you paid close attention to detail then your outcomes will support the vision you have from Barrier #1. I was once told in my first week as an educator that technology in education will never be up-to-date and I would need to get used to that. Since then she apologized and has become one of my biggest supporters. You have to create the vision before you can hope to have others understand. Good luck and may your vision come to full fruition!

    Siobhán Murphy Member Influencer Joined Nov 14, 2011 Products Acrobat Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop

    Graphic Design and Multimedia lecturer. Recently completed MA in Creative Media. Area of interest: the tension between print and screen-based typography.

    Pip Cleaves Member Trendsetter Joined Oct 21, 2011 Products Illustrator Line Typekit Acrobat

    21C Learner. Dreamer. Adapter. Communicator. http://dle.net.au

    Pete Episcopo Member Contributor Joined Jun 24, 2011 Products Acrobat Audition Adobe Premiere Pro

    Course Director for the Media Communications Bachelor of Science Program at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL. Designer, Musician, Instructor, Speaker.

    james kinney Member Contributor Joined May 31, 2011 Products Illustrator Line Typekit Acrobat

    Design instructor with a McLuhanistic focus. Recognized for developing RISK-based learning methods to adapt to rapidly changing tech. environments.

    Mike Skocko Member Trendsetter Joined Jun 9, 2010 Products Acrobat Adobe Premiere Pro Dreamweaver

    Gets paid to play on computers all day long. Currently obsessed with #RethinkHighSchool and gamifying the learning environment.

    Year 7-9 Digital Technology National Curriculum Discussion by Tim Bateup May 9, 2015 Products Illustrator Line Prelude Adobe Experience Cloud
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    Hi all, If anyone is using Adobe programs in Years 7, 8 or 9 with the new National Curriculum, would you mind sharing your ideas? As far as I can see, we need to have a focus on programming. I'd like to see what everyone is doing. I'm going to miss using Photoshop and the like in the Junior Secondary years. Thanks for your help!

    Shanlee Liu Member Influencer Joined Jul 16, 2013 Products Typekit Acrobat Adobe Premiere Pro

    I love golf, music, reading and fine art. I am honored to be an Adobe Lead Educator, 2012, Adobe Education Trainer, 2013 and Adobe Campus Leader, 2014.

    Daniel Scott Member Influencer Joined Apr 24, 2013 Products Typekit Muse Proto

    My name is Dan and I'm an Adobe certified instructor for InDesign, Dreamweaver, Flash, Illustrator & Photoshop @ Bring Your Own Laptop in Sydney.

    Deila Bumgardner Member Influencer Joined Apr 24, 2013 Products Adobe Premiere Pro Photoshop FormsCentral

    From 2007-2014 I created and taught digital video production and broadcast journalism high school courses. Today I work in online ed at the CTSI dept of UCSF.

    Basic Digital Photography Exam Assessment by Judy Durkin Mar 20, 2013 Products Photoshop FormsCentral Photoshop Elements 3.7k 6

    This is a FormsCentral design template of an exam given to my Beginning Digital Photography students. The questions are very basic. To use the template, open FormsCentral and go to File>Open and select the FCDT file. You can revise it completely to suit your needs. I have also included a .pdf version of the form.

    Kimberly Larson Member Influencer Joined Oct 12, 2011 Products Illustrator Line Typekit Acrobat

    HS 9-12 Graphics, 6-12 Tech Ed, 6-12 Business Edu, & k-12 Art Edu Adobe * ACE Adobe Illustrator * AEL * ACI *

    Penny Ann Dolin Member Contributor Joined Jan 26, 2011 Products Acrobat Adobe Creative Cloud Photoshop

    Former photojournalist, commercial photographer - ex New Yorker, graphic technologist, Professor, glass fuser, Francophile. Immersed in Adobe software since '92

    C David Schneider Member Participant Joined Jul 28, 2010 Products Acrobat Audition Adobe Premiere Pro

    After working in broadcast management and production and corporate communication, I transitioned to the education. Now, I teach digital media in all forms.

    Cindy Schultz Member Participant Joined Jun 30, 2010 Products Acrobat Muse Adobe Premiere Pro

    Teach Graphic Design, Web Design and Digital Film at the high school level. Lead Web Design teacher for the state virtual online program.

    The Public Domain Project Web Link by Kev Lavery Jan 21, 2015 Products Illustrator Line Prelude Adobe Experience Cloud
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    Literally thousands of public domain media files that you can use in whatever you like. The Public Domain Project The Pond5 site is a little buggy and awkward but totally worth it for these amazing resources.

    Is it my imagination but it's distinct Discussion by Michael Chow Nov 4, 2014 Products Illustrator Line Prelude Adobe Experience Cloud
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    Once upon a time, about 20 years ago, Adobe used to have these amazing seminars almost every month promoting or introducing a new software, tip, or how it works with other companies in every city. As a young student, I looked for the opportunity to attend and possible snag some cool door prizes (probably my proudest win was an Adobe t-shirt!)...nowadays, these rarely comes to town anymore? Everything is now online.Or is it just my imagination....

    Bring it back! Discussion by Jody Campbell Aug 15, 2014 Products Prelude Adobe Experience Cloud Typekit
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    What products or product functions has Adobe discontinued that you would like to see them bring back? For example as a print designer I had to switch to another company's product when they removed JDF functions from Acrobat. Why would they do this when most print providers are using PDF-X? Adobe says not enough Acrobat users were using that feature. PDFs have grown into a hugely diverse tool used to do everything from forms to prefighting. Perhaps it has grown too large...do we need a production platform dedicated to these PDF needs from Adobe?