Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Out of Place...

The only professional development that I've ever found useful has either focused on technical skills or collaborating with my peers.  The AGP courses do both of those things!!!  It's been a great opportunity to try out new activities with my students.  Another teacher (and I apologize because I can't remember who posted the activity) has his students use Photoshop to put themselves in a situation they wouldn't normally be in.  The key is getting the pose correct and properly blending the images together.

Monday, November 4, 2013

On Standards and Standardization

One of the videos this week in my Adobe Digital Creativity class involved Sir Ken Robinson's take on the changing educational paradigm.  At the core of this paradigm shift, and resistance to change, is the prevalence of standardized testing.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A few more samples...

My students were very happy to see their work on the web and others wanted to know why their work wasn't there yet -- to which I replied, "FINISH IT!!!"  So more of them did:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Big & Small

The first assignment in the course was to combine two images of yourself -- one big and one small and tell some sort of narrative.  Here's what I came up with:

Monday, October 28, 2013

The Importance of Being Mathematical

A few classes ago, one of the instructors was talking about how the "I can't draw" argument really holds no water when designing things digitally.  Then the conversation turned to the "I'm not a math person" stance.  This statement DRIVES ME CRAZY!!!!  And yet, we continue to let people get away with it.  It's something I harp on at work-- many (too many) students complain about how hard math is and that they're too stupid to ever understand it.

Starting Things Off...

Here we go folks -- my first attempt at blogging!  I'm going to try to showcase some of how I implemented ideas from the Adobe Digital Creativity in the Classroom course in my teaching.  Before that can happen, though, I need to play around with the settings in Blogger until I find a format that I like.  More to come...