Next, Brett joined us and led a LIVE collaborative teacher-learner experience with suggestions based around the concept of sunrise and using various poetic devices. It was fabulous - check out my summary below, and watch the recording from the 29:20 mark (or linked below in my Spark Page/above in this post).
Next, Paul presented his thoughts about the limiting effects of timetabling in schools, and shared some articles he has posted to the Adobe Education Exchange. He is asking for collaboration, so the links have been added to my Spark summary below.
Reflection: What did I learn from this episode?
There is always space for creativity in learning and under pressure. I had no idea that Brett was going to ask for participation during his segment in the show; I had thought that I would be able to quietly work on my Spark Page summary and take notes in the background while he shared. I was pleasantly surprised by how easily some suggestions came to me. This made me immediately grateful for all of the recreational reading I had done in school and beyond. His choice of theme (sunrise) brought to mind the "rosy-fingered dawns" of Homer, and I was transported back to a simpler, younger time, where I had more space to be creative than adult life often allows. I was very grateful for this exercise - it brought back a lot of wonderful memories of exploring other worlds - thank you Brett!
This enables them to learn while studying about the kind of content that they can create to mix and create professional content for real-world clients.
Karen has also observed a positive change to the quality of the content that teaching staff can create, enabling them to increase not just the outputs but the TRUST that students have in their teachers, seeing examples of their own creative projects using the same resources.
Check out her book about Social Media Management here.
Dan Haesler of Cut Through Coaching and Consulting was our thought leader tonight, and his 5 minute gem was all about learner autonomy, and the observed improvements when learners are active participants in their learning, not just 'recipients of knowledge' from those in power around them.
For more about this episode, check out my Adobe Spark Page summary below.
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work with such gracious and adaptable Edutech professionals, who adapted quickly and easily to the technical issues we experienced. In the recording, you'll note how Tim and I use Steven's unexpected break in transmission to promote the Adobe Edu Summit for APAC in September. Steven's presentation about equity and practices in the international education sector was really getting interesting as his internet dropped out - hopefully we will have the opportunity to see it in full... perhaps at the APAC Edu Summit?
Craig's presentation on what he and his students do with Adobe Xd was, as always, both interesting and inspiring. I took many, many screenshots to showcase his work during his presentation, but to immerse yourself in the full scope of creativity he employs with his students, you should check out our recording (linked above).
We'll be on a short break, and will be back on the 14th July 2021.
Tonight I learned:
To check out some of my notes from this evening, you can access my Adobe Spark Page with my show summary. To watch tonight's recording back in it's entirety, you can access the video embedded above, or in my Spark Page (below).
I learned tonight that:
And with those words to live by, I'll sign off - check out my Adobe Spark Page from tonight's episode below, and watch the recording of tonight's episode (in my Spark Page or embedded above)!
Another fab show is in the bag!
To check out the recording from this evening, watch the video embedded here. You can also check out my Spark Page, summarising our presenters and what they covered this evening, below.
If you're reading this, thanks for checking out my page, and join us live next Wednesday 19th May on the Adobe for Education YouTube Channel.
Create Share Learn | Let's Explore: mmhmm Presentation Software (Windows Beta) | LIVE 8th April 2021
In this livestream I explored the Windows Beta of mmhmm by All Turtles, and have a play with some of the features.
If you are looking for something to add some kick to your presentations, with fully customisable layouts, backgrounds and webcam options, you should check this out as an option.
You can experiment before you commit to a plan - to see a pretty clear breakdown of your options go here:
mmhmm Presentation Software by All Turtles https://www.mmhmm.app/about
Broadcast using StreamYard https://streamyard.com/
Images used during the broadcast:
'Bokeh Background' by PublicDomainPictures https://pixabay.com/photos/bokeh-abstract-background-blur-21951/
'MAC with pink background' by DESIGNECOLOGIST https://unsplash.com/photos/Pmh0UoG1vlE
'Home Office' by Lukas Bieri from Pixabay https://pixabay.com/photos/laptop-macbook-home-office-switched-2838917/
*Not Sponsored by mmhmm
Video Credits (titles):
'Brain' by Oleg Gamulinskiy
'World Earth NASA' by NASA-Imagery
'Ink Abstract Art' by Engin_Akyurt from Pixabay
'Creative 38838' by Miguel Á. Padriñán
Music: Can’t Stop Me Now (Instrumental) - Triple Scoop Blues (via Adobe Rush)
My day job includes designing, developing, writing, copy editing, creating and delivering training resources for staff and students (including video capture/editing and voice over/other post-production work for multi-modal resources). In my spare time, I like to take pretty pictures.