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What is Adobe CC? Today, Dr. Marisa Beard and Stephen Rektenwald talked about and demonstrated some of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications that can be very useful in your teaching, learning, and everyday creations. From demonstrating how to download the Adobe CC app to your desktop, to providing resources on how to use the various applications, Marisa and Stephen interacted with those in attendance as well as fielded...

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The Internet of Things: What is it and why it matters – Led by John Kaczmarek Smart Smart diapers? Internet-connected water bottles? Bluetooth-enabled egg trays? You put a touch screen on what? John Kaczmarek helped to explain the the Internet of Things and explored the growing impact it’s having on our lives and education. This was the first in a series of ongoing sessions that will allow interested participants to create...

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Two very exciting days on ACU’s campus, as Jason Katsoff (ACU’s Adobe Success Manager – for Adobe) joined the Innovation Foundry, Team55, Learning Studio, Maker Lab, and Adams Center to raise the awareness of faculty, students and staff to what they can take advantage of through Adobe’s Creative Cloud (Adobe CC) here at ACU. From helping the campus gain access to their free Adobe CC software, to showing how...

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The past two days, John Kaczmarek and I have tag teamed in presenting Adobe Mobile Apps: Capture, Comp, and Spark Video, to Dr. Anita Broxson’s Nursing students. They have been given the task of creating media for a project. The task of the Innovation Foundry was to provide them with some introductory information, along with sparking their imaginations as to what they can do with some of the Adobe tools they have access to. It...

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Adobe Innovation Series, hosted by the Innovation Foundry. A huge thank you to the  ACU Faculty and Staff who showed up to learn about Muse, an Adobe desktop and mobile app. Here are some helpful links for you to pursue your Muse creations! Official Adobe Muse CC site Lynda.com Training Videos on Muse MuseGrid Adobe Templates and Widgets MuseGrid Adobe Muse Tutorials Muse Themes Theme Forrest Muse Templates MuseFree Adobe Muse...

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Today, John Kaczmarek and Donald Simpson were able to take the Innovation Foundry on the road and into the classroom. Speaking in front of Dr. Brian Burton’s Intro to Digital Entertainment students, John and Donald provided them with some tips and information to use when creating an ePortfolio. A great group of students! You can view their Google Slide presentation here. Be sure to click on the “gear” icon to also...

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Today I was able to sit in on Dr. John Weaver’s BIBL 101.HT1 course, with about 30 freshman students at Abilene Christian University. My role was to give some basic guidance and instruction in using Adobe’s Spark application to help the student’s fulfill a video assignment called “The Gospel-Shaped Community.” By using Spark, the students will tell their own unique experiences with church(es) in Abilene,...

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Upstanders is an original collection of short stories, films and podcasts sharing the experiences of Upstanders – ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities. Produced by Howard Schultz and Rajiv Chandrasekaran, the Upstanders series helps inspire us to be better citizens. The entire project is being financed and produced by Starbucks. See how these short stories can make a huge impact in...

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Learn how to use Illustrator to create a personalized logo using basic shapes as building blocks. Discover how simple it is to create a polished logo using basic vector shapes as building blocks. Vector art scales to any size—this means your finished logo can be sized up to billboard size or scaled small to fit a business card without losing quality. Click here to start your Logo Project using Adobe...

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Illustrating 100 years of National Parks is a monumental task. However, the very creative folks over at JP Boneyard have done this very thing – 59 Parks, 59 Posters. Be sure to check out how Adobe Illustrator was used to create the unique and memorable posters for the National Park System’s 100th Birthday. You can buy a NPS Poster...

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