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Character Animator will be a new favourite for students! 
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Check out this link to see some of the cool new features that are coming out in the newest version of Adobe Creative Cloud! Note that the CBE has indicated that they will be part of the soon to be announced new Provincial Adobe License Agreement for the coming year and that all schools in the CBE will have access to the new Creative Cloud applications, regardless of grade divisions. 

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Here is the first draft of an InDesign template that Peter Zajiczek and I developed with money from Adobe for release time, to enable him to consistently format the content for his Digital Photography course packets. Any feedback you may have on the document would be appreciated. We hope to have the content for the course all entered into the template and posted by the end of this week or early next week. 

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Upcoming free PD from Adobe on a wide range of applications of Adobe software in teaching and learning.

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This graphic identifies each of the Adobe Mobile Apps and how they interact with each other and the Desktop Apps. 
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Have you see the new Adobe Mobile Apps? These free apps fully integrate with the desktop versions of Adobe Creative Cloud and enable creatives to begin the process of creation in them moment when inspiration hits. Check out the tutorials at 

Great News!! The CBE has now signed on for the new Provincial Licensing Agreement for Adobe Software. This means that schools in the CBE will continue to have access to our current versions of the Adobe Software for the remainder of the school year and will get access to Creative Cloud software in all schools in the fall of 2015-2016 school year. Details of the new licensing agreement will be posted on InSite soon. 

Craig Friesen, from Clarence Sansom School, has taken advantage of the available funds from Adobe for PD and is developing his CTF  Media Design course for grade 8 and 9 around the design and development of media and will be featuring the Adobe Mobile Apps. Watch for more about what he learns from the process as his students explore these tools in the pursuit of the creative process. 

Adobe is offering funds to support individuals or paris of teachers who are interested in working together to plan, develop and implement learning tasks that incorporate media design and development.  

There is a brief application process, which I will fill out, and a requirement to work with a representative from the Adobe Master Teachers of Alberta Team (myself or Jeff Thompson within the CBE), and a willingness to share the work you develop with others.

It is important to know that the CBE may not be able to renew their provincial license for Adobe software at the district level, but this does not preclude the opportunity to plan for lessons that incorporate media design and development, even if we may need to take them up with other media design tools such as web 2.0 applications.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity, or know anyone who would be interested, please contact me directly at smbell@cbe.ab.ca 

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Here is the direct link to the "Life as We Knew It" CTF project that was featured by Erin Quinn at the Integrating Media in Learning Task Design Webinar in early February. This is a public resource so you should not need to be logged into CORE to see it. It can be shared and remixed by others.
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