Learn the what, why, and how of interactive digital media projects for learning, and how they can be part of student-centered media use and creation.
- Adobe Premiere Pro
- Adobe Spark
- After Effects
- Adobe XD
- Adobe Advertising Cloud
- Adobe Analytics Cloud
- Adobe AIR
- Business Catalyst
- Adobe Captivate
- Adobe Captivate Prime
- Adobe Capture CC
- Character Animator
- Adobe Comp CC
- Adobe Creative Cloud
- Digital Editions
- Adobe Document Cloud
- Adobe Experience Cloud
- Flash Player
- Fuse (Beta)
- Illustrator Draw
- Lightroom Classic
- Adobe Marketing Cloud
- Media Encoder
- Adobe Media Server
- PhoneGap Build
- Photoshop Elements
- Photoshop Express
- Photoshop Fix
- Photoshop Mix
- Photoshop Sketch
- Premiere Clip
- Adobe Premiere Elements
- Adobe Scan
- Adobe Sign
- Adobe Stock
Learn how digital media experiences can deepen student understanding of subject-area content, encourage critical thinking, and develop media literacies.
Goal: This project will ask students to use critical thinking and visual analysis skills to create a collage silhouette of a character from literature using Adobe Photoshop. Learning Objectives: Practice critical thinking skillsPractice visual analysis skillsLearn basic Adobe Photoshop skills including layers, masks, selection tools and file managementLearn about Creative Commons and copyright laws to be good digital citizensPractice creativity by producing an original collage portrait Time: This project will need 2-5 hours of class time to complete Sequence: The project is best done through this sequence of events: Students are introduced to the projectStudents and teacher discuss visual analysis and how to connect character attributes to a image either directly or through symbolsStudents are given time to think of and list character attributes and corresponding imageryStudents are introduced to copyright law and Creative Commons as well as how to use Google Images to find images they can use without breaking copyright lawStudents are given time either in class or outside of class to look up images on Google Images and save them to a folder on their Google DriveStudents are given a brief tutorial on how to use Adobe Photoshop in classStudents are given time to work on the project in classStudents can be given more time to work on the project in class or assigned as homework outside of class (the media lab is available before and after school or during flex periods)Once completed, students then write a short paper on the individual choices of their images, and how they connect to the character attributes, displaying that they know their character wellFinally, students present their collage images to the class, giving a brief presentation of the images and why they chose those images.
After reading a novel, students create a whimsical photo collage representing a character analysis. Students select photos that represent their character and use Adobe Photoshop to depict the character’s traits inside a silhouette. The collage includes a quotation that demonstrates the essence of the character. While this is a step-by-step guided project, students apply creativity skills through their selection and identification of visual representations of the characters, which visual elements of images they choose, as well as the size and placement of the images. Note: The lesson plan and associated files are available once you sign in to the Adobe Education Exchange. Google Docs are shared with view-only privileges. If you would like to use and adapt the lesson plan and resources, you will need to select File > Make a copy and add to your Google Drive.
What are some of your favourite ways to encourage students to create their own media for projects? (instead of finding existing media)
In this interdisciplinary project, students conduct a review of available statistical analysis related to the United States 2016 presidential election. Students draw upon their learning from Statistics and Civics classes to successfully complete their research. Finally, students create a digital presentation of their findings and analysis using Adobe Spark. Note: This activity is designed to be topical and current for the summer of 2016. Educators can easily replace the current theme with a new one more relevant to their coursework or other current events. Learning Objectives: Students will be able to: Use multiple sources to research a current events topicEvaluate sources of informationEvaluate and critique statistical analysis work done by “experts”Discuss how the media uses statistical analysis to inform and influence the general publicConsider how personal decisions about how to vote are or can be influenced by statistics and the media’s portrayal of those statistics
Learn the skills you need to create compelling and engaging videos that will get students curious to learn more. Teach your students to make their own videos on topics they care about.
Interactive media consists of a combination of graphics and images with video, audio, or animation. In this activity, introduce your students to examples of interactive media so they can understand its role and purpose. Students will learn how to evaluate and analyze uses of interactive media and understand how viewing interactive media on a variety of screen sizes and devices may impact the experience. They will also learn how to apply principle of design and usability when creating interactive content.
Magazine Cover Unit --involves Digital Media Print Analysis & Building Unique Photoshop Magazine Cover
A tool for helping instructors who are not media experts create rubrics for media-based assignments. Provides simple criteria for evaluating a variety of media, allowing the instructor to choose what they want to emphasize.
Harness the power of design thinking and take your students’ creativity to the next level with Adobe XD. In this workshop, you’ll explore how design thinking and mobile development can foster creativity in your teaching practice.
Adobe Spark allows educators and students to create fun and engaging digital media projects in minutes. These resources will help you get started: Step-by-Step Guide: Helps you and your students learn the basics so you can start creating right away.Assessment Rubric: Works with any project in which students are creating digital media with Spark.Animated Gifs: You can add these to your presentations or class website to help students remember how to use Spark. Learn more about how you can use Adobe Spark in your classroom here: http://edex.adobe.com/spark
This is a year ten digital media project I have created in 2015. It utilises photographic and illustrative skills in Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. The task is a self portrait photographic print that includes hand drawn organic and geometric illustrative elements. The students are to create a print that is monochromatic and applies the gestalt principles and elements and principles of design in the final outcome. Image manipulation skills are key in making this work successful.
Interactive media is used to enhance the user experience. In this activity students will learn how to evaluate uses of interactive media, determine when to use it, and learn how to add video, audio, and other interactive media elements to a web page.
The resource provided is the checklist my Year 7 Media Arts students work through while creating their Ice Cream Logo Design. This 6 week unit has been written with consideration of the following Australian Curriculum 'The Arts' content descriptions: · Develop and refine media production skills to shape the technical and symbolic elements of images, sounds and text for a specific purpose and meaning (ACAMAM068) · Plan, structure and design media artworks that engage audiences (ACAMAM069) · Present media artworks for different community and institutional contexts with consideration of ethical and regulatory issues (ACAMAM070) RESPONDING: Students built on and refined their knowledge, understanding and skills through media arts practices by exploring, responding to, analysing and interpreting their own and others' graphic designs; aimed to advertise a product, using Adobe Voice. MAKING: included learning about and using knowledge, skills, techniques, processes, materials and technologies to explore two dimensional advertising. Students made graphic design artworks that communicated their ideas and intentions for a specific auidence. Task: The owner of ‘Simply Delicious Ice-Creams’ has decided to re-brand her business and you have won the contract. You will have to conduct research, prepare designs and create a final logo using Adobe Illustrator software to present to her. Advertising is a form of marketing communication used to promote or sell something, usually a business's product or service. Advertising Campaign is a series of advertisement messages that share a single idea and theme. Advertising Agency provides businesses with services of managing, handling, planning and creating advertising and promotional material. A target audience , is a particular group of consumers within the pre-determined target market, identified as the targets or ‘recipients’ for a particular advertisement or message.Brands allow consumers to distinguish from one seller of goods to another. Brand Values help agencies understand the organisation they are representing. This will affect the type and mood of advertising they create. The Brief is an understanding between a client and an advertising agency that outlines the objectives and targeted audience of an advertising campaign. The brief may contain strategies to be adopted in reaching the audience, the timeframe of the campaign, and its total estimated cost.
Presented by Vancouver Film School Instructor Paul Jensen Talk Theme: The concept of story is as old as human experience, language, and the desire to make sense of our existence. Throughout this lecture we will explore the origins of story, its archetypal structure in myth, and we’ll focus on how these journey patterns are fundamental in various art mediums; including Film, TV, Video Games & Digital Design. VFS Media Arts Educational Talk @ Sisler High School Date: Oct 26, 2:10 pm CST (3:10 pm EST)Location: Sisler High School LibraryInstructors: Vancouver Film School instructor Paul JensenParticipate online: https://livestream.com/fsd Twitter: @SislerIDM, @DigitalVoices1, @Soapbox.ED, & #vfstalk
Use this simple assessment rubric to evaluate digital media projects in three areas: Demonstration of learning (research, problem solving, decision making, technology integration)Use of technical elements and toolsFinal product and presentation (oral and/or visual presentation, reflection)
These are template files for the most common social media platforms for profiles, covers, banners, posts, and backgrounds. Posts are named AdBlanks because I primarily use them for creating ads for the content I create. These really make life easier when you have 20+ walls, circles, and tweeters to manage :) I also have these for Quark. If you would like them please ask, and I will send them to you.
I have been using the online lessons from Common Sense Media for grade 6, 7, 8 with the topics cyberbullying, copyright, scams and digital citizenship amongst other activities. My students were really engaged at the start of each lesson but as they were progressing there was a lot of repetition in the structure of the activities in Common Sense Media. Has anyone experienced the same issue? I think they should provide with more creative activities linking them with media projects such as photoshop, illustrator or indesign when schools work with Adobe Creative Cloud.
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.
Build your personal brand through social media. Learn about social media and its use by educators. Then create a stand out Facebook cover and/or Twitter header image with Photoshop.
This Basics video uses Photoshop Elements 12 to introduce Photoshop basics by showing a montage and text piece being assembled. Assets for this lesson are included in this resource This video supports the AYV Media Mashup Activity.
A rubric we use across Art, Photography & Design classes. Includes Group elements on the back side so they can be optional. Includes product, process and craft.
Follow a template to draft a poem about the influence media have had on you. Jazz up your draft and record it on a smartphone. A time-tested introductory exercise for a unit on sound recording and editing. The poem "Where I'm from" by George Ella Lyon has become a model for many creative exercises.
Intent: In this tutorial you are going to learn how to paste any graphic (image or vector) inside a vector shape using Fireworks. Paste inside is a smart tiny effect that you can use to flavor your images up a spot, and give more professional look. The image below shows how we have pasted an image inside a vector shape. Activity adapted from: http://www.smartwebby.com/free_tutorials/fireworks_tutorials/photo_effects/paste_inside_effect.asp Task: Before you begin you need to take a photo of someone in the class. The text will be: World’s Best Media Student Part 1: Step 1: Open Fireworks and create a new file of size 350×350 pixels. Save as: firstlastname_activity5 in your Unit 1/Activity 5 subfolderStep 2: Draw a circle with the dimensions of 163×163 pixels using Ellipse Tool.Then, type The World’s best Media Student) using the Text Tool .Now select both circle and text, go to Text >> Attach to Path (Ctrl+Shift+Y).Set the Text offset as -130, so that the text will appear on the top of the circle. Text offset is displayed under the properties window. You can adjust the text offset values to place the text within the path. Look at the image below that will show how the text is attached to path: Step 3: Again draw another circle with the dimensions of 138×138 pixels.Keep the circle closer to the text and import any image (as you like).Now scale the image using Scale Tool . (Don’t use the center point to scale the image; otherwise the image will be stretched. Once you scaled the image, further you should not enlarge the image. If you enlarge the image from smaller one to larger, the image will be pixilated). Step 4: Part 2: Paste inside Ellipse & Attach Text to Path You need to paste the image inside the circle. Click and cut the image. Then, select the circle and press. Ctrl+Shift+V to paste inside the circle. Now the image is pasted inside the circle. The image will look as below: Step 5: Draw another circle over the image with the dimensions of 163 x 163 pixels set the Fill Colour as #003300 and Stroke Colour as none.Since the circle should appear behind the image, go to Modify >>Arrange >> Send to Back (Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow).To apply shadow effect, click the circle. Now on the right side of the properties window, you will find filters, click over the + symbol and choose Drop Shadow from Shadow and Glow.Click on the tiny blue circle with “i” next to the Drop Shadow filter (Edit and arrange live filters button) and set the following values for the filter: Opacity – 30%, Softness – 4, Angle – 315, Distance – 3, Colour – 000000.Save and export your image as firstlastname_activity5.png. Part 2: Step 1: Open Fireworks and create a new file of size Wide –400 x Height – 600 pixels. Import an image (Ctrl+R). Save as: firstlastname_activity5part2 in your Unit 1/Activity 5 subfolder.Before you begin it is recommended that you remove the background using the magic wand tool, Step 2: To make a zigzag curve, select the Pen Tool and draw a zigzag curve. The curve will look as below: Step 3: Select the Text Tool and write The World’s best Media Student. Now we need to attach the text to the path. For this select both text and path, go to Text >> Attach To Path (Ctrl+Shift+Y). Step 4: To align the text, go to Text >> Orientation >> Skew Vertical.Now the copy and paste the image in the same position. Then, lock the first image (original image).In the layers panel arrange the text path in between the two images. Part 2: Duplicate image layer and Swirly (zig-zag path) using Handles Step 5: Click on the second image and select the Eraser Tool. We recommend you to erase the second image that shows the text front. Posting Create a new Activity 5 sub-page under your Vector Design Unit project on Behance. Upload and insert both files into the page. Provide creative process reflection.