Thursday, March 23, 2017

Adobe Gone Mobile

Leslie Fisher taught this great class -- June 2016: Handout
To really use the mobile Adobe apps- you need an Adobe ID
accounts.adobe.com- free

4 parts of Photoshop are broken out into 4 apps
plus sign on left for new project
Photoshop Sketch
Can send file as a vector image to illustrator (.eps)
 Adobe Spark Video
Can export and share the video
Has great prompts in the placeholders to guide students
Can also record in screencastomatic to avoid using cloud space


Adobe Spark Post
Create Memes
spark.adobe.com
Adobe post, page, video:  entirely web based
My Projects (access everything here you have created)

Adobe Illustrator draw
allows you to draw Vector images- upload files as .eps

Adobe Spark Page
Turn a story into a visual story
Create a web story for travel or a field trip
High end photos but it does not create a video

Adobe Capture App
Adobe Color Capture - matches colors for future projects
Swatches command: can design on desktop and access your swatches
makes pen drawing


Note- cool tip:
ipad- w/ a Mac- regular USB cable
Quicktime player: File> New Movie Recording> Drop down next to record button> ipad
Switch audio from ipad also



Thursday, March 17, 2016

Denapalooza U.K. and the new Day of Discovery Program= #DEPD rocks!!

Most of you are now following my Facebook page , but I'd like to post a few blog articles about recent PD I have delivered and PD I am attending this year- hopefully to reach a wider audience about something that has made me a better educator. 
It's called Discovery Education.  
I call it Community.  
I call it Personalized Learning.  
I call it Collaboration.
I call it Innovation.
Whatever you call it- it matters and continues to matter to me as I continue this journey of life and work in the field of education.   ‪#‎DEPD‬ rocks!!! 

I presented at Denapalooza U.K. in London last November aboard the HMS Belfast.  What an AMAZING DAY. This blog post does not and cannot in any way show the intangibles of the day-- the connections and learning and general joy that took place aboard a vintage ship.  For those of you wondering about my presentation...here's a great video showing snippets of the amazing the day of learning and community! Yes- video proof that I did not make the whole thing up!! And my sweet daughter in her warm London clothes even made it into the footage. :) ...check it out here: http://www.discoveryeducation.co.uk/video/item898405 

smile emoticon US friends- you have now had a chance to meet many of my favorite people from across the pond in the video above and one or two pretty fab Canadians. And if you aren't part of the Discovery Educator Network- message me and I'll tell you how to join. They'll host events all over the world this year ... attend and it will change you for the better. 


In fact, the new plan for Discovery Education is to host "Day of Discovery Tour".  I'm excited to be heading to Denver, Colorado for the first time in September, 2016 to give an Ed Tech presentation for the tour- check out http://www.dayofdiscoverytour.com/Join me if you are in the area- or find another location on the worldwide FREE PD tour! Life changing, I promise.  I will decide on my topic as it gets closer to the event.  I have so much to share and it is always difficult to decide what I'd like to spend my precious 45 minutes sharing.  I hope to collaborate with you soon- in person or virtually!  

Last but not least-- I owe a huge thank you to Discovery Education Network Community Members Ana Horine (Georgia) and Jessica Wheeler (South Carolina) for donating Beanie Babies(r) for a fun part of my presentation.  It is called "The Beanie Bunch" and I have always used stuffed animals such as Beanie Babies in my libraries and classrooms. In this session, participants received a Beanie Baby(r) animal in a paper bag. All the stuffed animals were different species.  Then, participants received a sheet of paper with animal characteristics as clues. The fun began when had 3 minutes to find the animal on their clues by asking yes/no questions of others. This was a very condensed version of an icebreaker, research/writing/vocabulary project using Discovery Education, and motivational experience for classrooms. Teachers in the UK then messaged me a few days later that they have started "Beanie Buddy" programs in their own classrooms after attending the workshop. It was a truly great feeling to know others benefitted from my ideas. :)
Stay tuned for a few posts in coming weeks... 


Denapalooza UK @ the HMS Belfast on the Thames, Nov. 2015


My Denapalooza London, U.K. presentation is below- created with my amazing co-presenter and friend Tracy Carpenter: