I’m glad to be back with Adobe. For probably ten years they priced themselves out of our school. Their education pricing didn’t accommodate for small schools like mine. For the past three years we’ve been part of an agreement through CETPA that has brought Adobe tools back into our classes.
To get back up to speed with the Creative Cloud apps, and to get ready for our new digital video class, I took the Video for Educators course through the Adobe Education Exchange. It was a great experience and not only provided some great project ideas, but provided a good foundation of video production principles in addition to learning to use Premiere Pro.
Part of the class was a learning journal that I’ve linked above. Check it our to see my projects and some of the things I learned.
Superintendent Aguilar and I presented a collection (gallimaufry) of tech tools for a sectional at the Arizona-California District Teachers’ Conference in San Diego.
Tools change all the time, but I think this is a pretty good collection of some of the tools currently out there. If you have a suggestion for another, there’s a link at the upper right to add your own suggestion.
We’ve been using a paper-based notification system for years to document behavioral and academic issues with students. It’s involved lots of paper and email and too many people.
After an amazing workshop with Brent Coley, I realized two Google Suite plugins he showcased could simplify lots of things with our process.
The add-ons are autoCrat and copyDown. Now when teachers need to notify a student, their parents, and their faculty adviser…they just complete and submit a Google form. Emails are sent to all concerned parties and a pdf copy is saved to a folder in Google Drive.
While wrangling spreadsheets to my will, I got over a major hurdle thanks to this tip from benlcollins.com. Looks to be an amazing resource!
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I just submitted my application for the Google Innovation Academy this August in Washington D.C. It’s crazy trying to pull everything together just as the school year is ending, but…I got everything done. It was a big investment of time…but worth it. Even though the odds of getting accepted are small, I’d love the opportunity.
Here’s my Project Vision Video and my old application video (didn’t make it) for the Google Certified Teacher Academy a number of years ago.