Passionate creative. Teacher - English/ Yearbook/ Technology/ Design. Freelance designer. Potter. Reflector of all things philosophical and pedagogical.
- 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 Experience 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
I teach computers and business education in a small K-12 school in Eastern Montana.
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
As the year winds down, we have had many great resources shared here on the Ed Exchange, some found and others created by our members. Which ones stand out as the best resources this year? Why not comment and we can compile a shortlist of the best of the best?
Digital Design: Foundations of Web Design is a project-based curriculum that teaches digital communication skills in the context of the professional web design and development process, using Adobe tools. Digital Design develops four key skill areas: project management and collaboration; design; research and communication; and professional web-authoring tools.
Teaching and training IT courses, creating educational software (including educational games), e-Learning, Web design, technical presentations and materials
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).
I use this unit at the beginning of the year to introduce my graphics students to the concepts that will help them to create attractive designs. I break it up into sections; the sections have their own quizzes, assignments and such. I will upload some of these assignments as well. I included information that I was expected to know for the Tech Apps certification here in Texas. Also, I included concepts listed in the TEKS. I will probably add to it over the years. This is only my second year teaching graphics and my third year teaching web. As a public education teacher and under Fair Use I have included some images from other sources but many are my own.
This workshop provides an overview of the three Adobe Digital Careers Curriculums: Digital Design, Video Production, and Visual Design.
Digital photography is fast, fun, and easy. One of the coolest things about digital photography is that you can see your picture right away. With just a few clicks of the mouse you can download, organize, edit, and share all of your digital photos. In this activity, students take photos and gather images from various sources, identifying elements of visual design that reflect good composition. Students also learn about scanned images, Camera RAW, video stills, and key digital image terminology. File Updates: Files updated on December 5, 2016 to the Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 (November 2016) release.
Portfolios communicate accomplishments, works in progress, or personal history. In this activity, students plan and organize content for a portfolio that will feature work they have completed and work to be completed. They determine the audience, goals, and structure of their portfolio and organize the portfolios content through creating a flowchart. As students plan their portfolios, they reflect on and evaluate their work.
There are many kinds of jobs within the design field including careers in graphic design, web development, video production, and so on. In order for students to take the skills they are using and apply them in the real world they should understand what career choices are available and what qualifications and skill sets they will need to be hired for a job in their desired field. In this activity, students research career areas and job titles to help them identify career goals, necessary certifications and qualifications, and to help them determine the focus and goals of a portfolio.
Continually reviewing ones work and redesigning as you go will ensure high quality outcomes. Engaging in review and redesign cycles is a useful step in the overall design process intended to help students improve and expand their designs and design skills. In this activity students engage in a formal review and redesign process where they will make any necessary changes to their project according to the feedback from the design review.
A reflection paper is used to capture reactions, feelings and analysis of an experience in a more personal way than in a research essay or formal presentation. Use this activity to introduce reflection papers and how your students can use them to reflect on the process of creating a design project by identifying areas for improvement for their project and process.
Depending on the project, sometimes a client or another team member will provide the content and sometimes the designer is expected to create or take the content and make it project ready. Use this activity to review the general rules of writing to facilitate how the content is written and presented and/or giving advice to a client on content creation and presentation. Additionally students will learn how to research and write content for theme, purpose, and audience.
Most jobs in the design world require teamwork and will use project management and planning tools to ensure successful project deliver, especially to clients. In order for students to learn these important skills, use this activity to introduce the concepts and best practices used for project planning, production phases, project management and working in teams.
Project planning is an important step in the production phases of design projects. In this activity students learn how to create a project plan and use it to plan and track project milestones, meet their project deliverables, and understand teammates roles and responsibilities.
The ability for a designer to be able to present design projects is an important skills to have as it can happen at various junctures and in various ways throughout the design cycle. Presentations can take many forms and be made to a variety of audiences. Use this activity to teach your students how to communicate clearly, ideas for creating effective presentations, and guidelines for presenting to teammates, groups, and clients.
Revision is an important part of the design process and many designers can benefit from peer review. Additionally, peer review occurs in many professional environments and it will be good practice to start on this essential skill now. In this activity, students are introduced to guidelines for how to participate in peer review so they can communicate information and listen to and provide feedback.
Focus groups are an effective way to reach out to your potential audience so they can provide feedback and comments that help designers evaluate their projects and/or test new ideas. In this activity students are introduced to the purpose of a focus group and general tips for conducting them so they can use the feedback to inform and improve their designs.
Designers use design principles to evaluate and inform the consistency and visual hierarchy of their design. Put into action, design and typographic principles, can then be used to make sure designs reach an intended target audience and/or meet the goals of a company or individual. Use this activity to introduce the how to use design principles and typography so students can evaluate and inform their designs.
A design comp is an electronic drawing that shows a detailed design of project, like a web page. In this activity students will learn how design comps are used in the design and development process, especially when working with clients, and how to create them so they can present multiple design ideas.
Understanding how to legally use resources and content, as well as, how to protect one’s work is very important. In this activity students will learn about copyright rules, fair use guidelines, and intellectual property so they know when permission must be obtained and the methods used to indicate content is copyrighted.
In design and video production business world, students can expect to work with clients. These might be internal clients—another department needing materials designed—or external clients seeking an organization’s services. Use this activity to Introduce best practices for working with clients to create projects that address client’s audience, purpose, and goals.
Adobe Apps for Education provides an introduction to Adobe software applications, helps you learn what you can create, and inspires with ideas for sample projects using these tools. The document categorizes the types of digital content that you can create with Adobe software applications and identifies which tools are best for creating different kinds of content. Each content category includes sample projects for beginner, intermediate, and expert Adobe users. Some projects include hyperlinks to tutorials on Adobe Help and the Adobe Education Exchange. The document also includes an Adobe app glossary to help you easily identify the wide diversity of software applications Adobe offers. This document is published in three different formats: Low resolution interactive PDF file - this version is ideal for sharing digitally or sending over email and includes hyperlinks to tutorialsHigh resolution interactive PDF file - this version is ideal for sharing digitally and includes hyperlinks to tutorialsPrint PDF - this version is ideal for printing for use in classrooms, but does not contain hyperlinks to tutorials. Please let us know your comments and feedback below. This document will be updated periodically to add new tutorials and adjust sample project and applications as required. File Updates: Files updated on May 19, 2016 to include Adobe Spark.Files updated on March 16, 2016 to include Capture CC, Post, Photoshop Fix, Animate CC, Experience Design CC (Preview), Fuse CC (Preview), Character Animator, and Portfolio. Files updated on July 13, 2015 to include Preview CC, Comp CC, Hue CC, Brackets, Slate, and Stock; Links to tutorials fixed and additional links added; product icons now show product name on cursor rolloverFiles updated on November 3, 2014 to include Behance, Behance ProSite, Adobe Framemaker, Voice, Brush, Shape, Color, Illustrator Draw, Illustrator Line, Photoshop Mix, Photoshop Sketch, Ink and Slide, and Premiere Clip; Product glossary now includes links to product information on adobe.comFiles updated on March 26, 2014 to include Adobe LeanPrint.