Digital Literacies.
Making as a teaching methodology
Hi there! Let's make together.

Focusing on creativity supports staff to innovate within their teaching methodologies. It also supports making for learning techniques so students can utilise digital technologies to create and critically discuss the skills and attributes required to communicate effectively. 
This focus foregrounds the role risk, play and failure have within learning, and the complex (and exciting) ways in which creative problem solving and critical thinking impact our engagement with technology.

Let's get making and playing.

Making a simple profile picture with Adobe Spark Post on the phone.

Instructions for iOS
Step 1. Download Spark Post on your phone (iOS)
Step 2. Open Spark Post and sign in with your Swinburne (school) email.
Step 3. Tap the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the screen, then select Camera. 
Step 4. Take a selfie, then select Use Photo in the bottom right-hand corner.
Step 5. Select ORIGINAL SIZE, and then press Done.
Step 6. Tap on the photo. Select REMOVE BACKGROUND option below the image. 
Step 7. Select Color below the image, select your preferred colour. Select Done on the bottom right side.
Step 8. Select Add from below the image and select Text. Type your name (or something fabulous!). Select Done.
Step 9. Personalise by using the formatting options. Adjust the position of your text by selecting and holding the text box and moving it. Click Done.
Step 10. (Optional) Select Animation if you want your text to move, then select Done.
Step 11. Tap the Share icon in the top right of the screen and select the type of file (Still Image or Video Animation) 
Step 12. Choose how you wish to share your video (Phone or Social Media).


Now be kind, Clare made her image in 4o seconds! Click on the image to see how she animated it. Cute right?

Instructions for Android
Step 1. Take a selfie using your phone camera
Step 2. Download Spark Post on your phone (Android)
Step 13. Open Spark Post and sign in with your Swinburne (Enterprise) email.
Step 4.  Tap the plus sign (+) at the bottom of the screen, then select Gallery. 
Step 5.  Select your Selfie and select ADD 1 in the top right hand corner of the screen.
Step 6. Scroll right and select Original size. Then select Done.
Step 7. Tap on the photo. Select Remove Background option below the image. 
Step 8.  Select Color from the menu, and choose your preferred background colour. Select Done.
Step 9.  Double tap the text to edit. Type your name (or something fabulous!). Select Done.
Step 10.  Personalise by using the formatting options in the menu.
Step 11.  Adjust the position of your text by selecting and holding the text box and moving it. Click Done.
Step 12. (Optional) Select Animation if you want your text to move, then select Done.
Step 13. Tap the Share icon in the top right of the screen and select the type of file (Still Image or Video Animation)
Step 14. Choose how you wish to share your video (Save to Phone or Social Media).

Before you start, let's download the programs.
Many are available on your phone or tablet, but the complex ones are just for desktop. Check details.

Phone or tablet
To download on your phone or tablet, log into your app store and search Adobe Spark Post. View instructions for downloading and logging in on iOS and Android.
Please review the system requirements for these programs and apps if you cannot access it.
Desktop
Visit the Swinburne IT guides for downloading Adobe Creative Cloud.
To check if you have any updates, open Adobe Creative Cloud on your computer and check the Updates tab. Instructions are available on the Adobe Help Centre.
Digital Literacies.
Making as a teaching methodology

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