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IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Achieved!

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IC3 Digital Literacy Certification Achieved!

IC3 Global Standard 5

IC3 Global Standard 5 (GS5) is the newest addition to the IC3 Digital Literacy program. Like its predecessors, the GS5 certification is comprised of three exams: Computing Fundamentals, Living Online, and Key Applications. Certiport is committed to providing a truly global standard, and as digital standards and requirements advance, so does IC3. Best of all, because IC3 includes concepts and skills that apply to almost any school or career pathway, it’s the ideal solution for any student or jobseeker looking to validate their digital skills.

GS5 objective domains

  • Common features
    • Shortcuts
    • Reviewing
    • Selecting
    • Cut/copy/paste
    • Views
  • Word processing
    • Formatting
    • Layout
    • Fonts
    • Saving
    • Printing
    • Tables
    • Productivity
  • Spreadsheets
    • Common terms
    • Insert/delete
    • Modify cells
    • Functions/formulas
    • Charts
    • Formatting and manipulating data
    • Tables
  • Databases
    • Basic concepts
    • Metadata
  • Presentations
    • File types
    • Views
    • Slide management
    • Effects
    • Animations
    • Software
    • Design
  • App culture
    • Obtaining apps
    • Genres
    • Uses
  • Graphic modification

  • Mobile Devices
    • Using cell phones
    • Voicemail
    • SMS
    • Notifications
  • Hardware
    • Device types
    • Storage
    • Networking
    • Wi-Fi
    • Platforms
    • Compatibility
    • Internet
    • Configurations
  • Computer Software Architecture
    • OS and updates
    • Preferences
    • Users
    • File management
    • Navigation
    • Software installation
    • Troubleshooting
  • Backup and Restore
  • File Sharing
  • Cloud Computing
    • Concepts
    • Utilization
    • Web apps
  • Security
    • Credentials
    • Browsing
    • Anti-virus
    • Firewalls
    • e-Commerce safety

  • Internet navigation
    • Usage
    • Searching
    • Browser functionality
    • Common terms
    • Licensing
  • Common functionality
    • Websites
    • Navigation
    • Click types
  • Email clients
    • Applications
    • Etiquette
    • Email management
    • Attachments
    • Contacts
  • Calendaring
    • Events
    • Sharing
    • Usage
  • Social media
    • Digital identity
    • Site types
    • Cyber bullying
  • Communications
    • Tools
    • SMS
    • Chat
    • Distance
  • Online conferencing
  • Streaming
  • Digital principles/ethics/skills/citizenship
    • Changes in tech
    • Personal vs professional

Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator CC (2015) ACA Certification Achieved!

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Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator CC (2015) ACA Certification Achieved!


Adobe and Certiport would again like to congratulate you on becoming an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)! You are a part of an elite community of individuals with proven expertise in digital communications. Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it’s the absolute best way to communicate your proficiency in leading products from Adobe.

Adobe Illustrator software is the industry’s premier vector-drawing environment for creating scalable graphics. Digital media gurus bring their unique vision to life with shapes, color, effects, and typography by using a host of powerful functions to make fast work of their most complex designs.

Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for graphic design and illustration.

Individuals who have earned an Adobe Certified Associate certification in Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator have demonstrated mastery of the following skills:

Domain 1.0 Setting Project Requirements

1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing graphics and illustrations.
1.2 Summarize how designers make decisions about the type of content to include in a project, including considerations such as copyright, project fit, permissions, and licensing.
1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities.
1.4 Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.

Domain 2.0 Understanding Digital Graphics and Illustrations

2.1 Understand key terminology related to digital graphics and illustrations.
2.2 Demonstrate knowledge of basic design principles and best practices employed in the digital graphics and illustration industry.
2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of typography and its use in digital graphics and illustrations.
2.4 Demonstrate knowledge of color and its use in digital graphics and illustration.
2.5 Demonstrate knowledge of image resolution, image size, and image file format for web, video, and print.

Domain 3.0 Understanding Adobe Illustrator

3.1 Identify elements of the Illustrator user interface and demonstrate knowledge of their functions.
3.2 Define the functions of commonly used tools, including selection tools, the Pen tool, and other drawing tools, shape tools, and transformation tools.
3.3 Navigate, organize, and customize the workspace.
3.4 Use non-printing design tools in the interface, such as rulers, guides, bleeds, and artboards.
3.5 Demonstrate knowledge of layers and masks.
3.6 Manage colors, swatches, and gradients.
3.7 Manage brushes, symbols, graphic styles, and patterns.
3.8 Demonstrate knowledge of how and why illustrators employ different views and modes throughout the course of a project, including vector/outline vs. display/appearance, isolation mode, and various Draw modes.
3.9 Demonstrate an understanding of vector drawing tools.

Domain 4.0 Creating Digital Graphics and Illustrations Using Adobe Illustrator

4.1 Create a new project.
4.2 Use vector drawing and shape tools.
4.3 Transform graphics and illustrations.
4.4 Create and manage layers.
4.5 Import assets into a project.
4.6 Add and manipulate type using Type tools.
4.7 Create digital graphics and illustrations using 3D and perspective tools in Illustrator.

Domain 5.0 Archive, Export, and Publish Graphics Using Adobe Illustrator

5.1 Prepare images for web, print, and video.
5.1 Export digital graphics and illustration to various file formats.

Past versions of the Adobe Certified Associate in Graphic Design & Illustration using Adobe Illustrator are now outdated. However, certifications on older versions of our software are still valid.

Print and Digital Publication using Adobe InDesign CC (2015) ACA Certification Achieved!

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Print and Digital Publication using Adobe InDesign CC (2015) ACA Certification Achieved!


Adobe and Certiport would again like to congratulate you on becoming an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)! You are a part of an elite community of individuals with proven expertise in digital communications. Adobe certification is an industry standard of excellence, and it’s the absolute best way to communicate your proficiency in leading products from Adobe.

Adobe conducted research to identify the foundational skills students need to effectively communicate using digital media tools. Based on feedback from educators, design professionals, businesses, and educational institutions around the world, the objectives cover entry-level skill expectations for print and digital media publishing.

Individuals who have earned an Adobe Certified Associate certification in Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign have demonstrated mastery of the following skills:

Domain 1.0 Setting Project Requirements

1.1 Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing print and digital media publications.
1.2 Summarize how designers make decisions about the type of content to include in a project, including considerations such as copyright, project fit, permissions, and licensing.
1.3 Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities.
1.4 Communicate with others (such as peers and clients) about design plans.

Domain 2.0 Understanding Print and Digital Media Publications

2.1 Understand key terminology related to print and digital media publications.
2.2 Demonstrate knowledge of basic design principles and best practices employed in the print and digital media publication industry.
2.3 Demonstrate knowledge of typography and its use in the print and digital publication industry.
2.4 Demonstrate knowledge of color and its use in print and digital publications.
2.5 Demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate properties of print, web, and digital publication designs.

Domain 3.0 Understanding Adobe InDesign CC

3.1 Identify elements of the InDesign CC interface and demonstrate knowledge of their functions.
3.2 Define the functions of commonly used tools including selection tools, Frame tools, type tools, drawing tools, Line tool etc.
3.3 Navigate, organize, and customize the workspace.
3.4 Use non-printing design tools in the interface, such as rulers, guides, grids, bleeds, and slugs.
3.5 Demonstrate knowledge of layers.
3.6 Manage colors, swatches, and gradients.
3.7 Create, use, and manage object styles.
3.8 Create, use, and manage character and paragraph styles.

Domain 4.0 Creating Print and Digital Media Publications Using Adobe InDesign

4.1 Create a new project.
4.2 Create, manage, and use frames in a publication design.
4.3 Add text to a page layout.
4.4 Add graphic, image, and video content to a page layout.
4.5 Create special page elements using InDesign tools, such as a table of contents, an index, Library files, and previously placed content.
4.6 Add interactive elements such as hyperlinks, interactive media objects, HTML5, and video; and assign triggers for different actions.

Domain 5.0 Publish, Export, and Archive Page Layouts Using Adobe InDesign

5.1 Prepare publications for print.
5.2 Prepare page layouts for export to digital media publications such as multiscreen devices and FOLIO files for Digital Publishing Suite.

Past versions of the Adobe Certified Associate in Print & Digital Media Publication using Adobe InDesign are now outdated. However, certifications on older versions of our software are still valid.

Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Generation Pro App Design Certification

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Tyler Dockery has completed Adobe Generation Pro Mobile App Developer certification with AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Adobe Generation Pro App Design Certification

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

This badge was awarded for completing a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of professional development in application development using JQuery and PhoneGap digital creativity within the Adobe Social Community.

Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Education Trainer Certification

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Tyler Dockery; Adobe Trained Trainer as recognized by AdobeAdobe Education Exchange: Adobe Education Trainer Certification

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

This badge was awarded for completing a minimum of seventy-five (75) hours of professional development in Training within the Adobe Social Community. As a recognized AET, Tyler has completed Adobe’s Train the Trainer online coursework.

Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Generation Pro Animation Certification

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Tyler Dockery has completed Adobe Generation Pro Animation certification with adobeAdobe Education Exchange: Adobe Generation Pro Animation Certification

“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

This badge was awarded for completing a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of professional development in animation and digital creativity within the Adobe Social Community.

Adobe Education Exchange: Digital Creativity Badge

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“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

Upon recognized completion of my course on Digital Creativity in the Classroom, I received the Digital Creativity Badge. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for completing a minimum of twenty-five (25) hours of professional development in digital creativity within the Adobe Social Community.

Adobe Online Learning: Digital Creativity in the Classroom

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Adobe Generations Professional: Digital Creativity course

Adobe Online Learning: Digital Creativity in the Classroom

Learning and Teaching Digital Creativity was a class produced in six distinct parts through the Adobe Education Exchange. The course was part of a series of six Adobe Generation Professional courses designed to help educators become creators, not just consumers, of digital media. Throughout the series, I looked at new tools and techniques, explored best practices for teaching and learning, and worked creativly to help drive student outcomes.

Drop in for one or engage in many, but we guarantee this series will help you and your students take your digital skills and creativity to the next level.
— ADOBE

This six-week course introduced us to the basics of digital media creation in an intensive, hands-on collaborative experience. Whether we learned to create digital images, animations, videos, and even a website using the latest Adobe tools, we explored the best practices for integrating digital media into our classrooms.

All the content we produced could be used to model good practices within our own school or college. Each week of the course introduced us to a new theme as well as an industry expert from the world of digital design.

Learning Objectives

By completing in this course, we would be able to:

  1. Create digital images using Adobe Photoshop.
  2. Create eportfolios with Behance.
  3. Create a digital video using Adobe Premiere Pro and Premiere Clip, as well as Adobe Voice.
  4. Create a website using Adobe Muse.
  5. Explore best practices for teaching and learning with digital media.
  6. Integrate creativity and digital media into a curriculum plan for the classroom.

Part One

This first class will begin with a thorough introduction to the EdEx platform, the course content, and norms for communicating with peers and instructors. Please ensure that you have a thorough grasp on these basics before diving into the Class 1 content, which begins in the next section.

Part Two

We began with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe’s most popular app and also a good basic tool to learn as you begin playing with digital media. This ranged from the Photoshop interface and the basic tools we needed to create our first images. We also learned how to start teaching digital imaging within our prospective classrooms. Finally, we created digital imagery and reflected on the process.

Part Three

We took a crash course in graphic design and digital publishing. We created posters using Adobe InDesign, and considered how we might integrate graphic design and digital publishing into our creative classrooms.

Part Four

We explored creating short video sequences with Premiere Pro. We covered the basics of video production including planning, shooting, editing and publishing. This was kind of fun really.

Part Five

We dove into the principles of web design, and used Adobe Muse to create a responsive website. The project brought together the images, graphics, and videos we produced in the previous weeks’ classes to finalize our tour of digital design for creative education.

Part Six

During the final week, we completed our final project. We also worked with others in a collaborative fashion.

In Conclusion

This course was designed as an introduction to digital media production for classroom teachers at any grade level, although I pursued this coursework in relation to my work at the community college level.

Even if you aren’t a teacher, you can still fully participate in the adobe digital creativity course. They just ask that you put on your teacher hat and imagine how you might teach these concepts to others. If you’ve never written a lesson plan before, they suggest you review http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Lesson-Plan

After completing the course, I received a certification, and 25 hours of professional development credits certified by Adobe.com. Along the way to the completion of these courses, I found myself taking part in providing resources, conferring in discussions, and collaborating with other Adobe.com professionals, teaching professionals and digital creatives. I earned about 700pts in their social categories, moving from “Member”, to “Participant”, and finally to “Contributor” status.

Adobe Education Exchange: Adobe Certified Educator Badge

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“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

As part of my course on Digital Creativity in the Classroom, I began contributing to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for having achieved the rank of Adobe Certified Educator.

The Adobe Certified Educator certification shows that you have already demonstrated proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools, and have been teaching those tools for 2+ years (24 consecutive months without a break). Becoming a Certified Educator allows you to stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

At this time, it was verified that I had achieved Adobe Certified Educator Certifications in:

  • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere

Adobe Education Exchange: ACA Badge

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“As a contributing member of the Adobe Education Exchange, Tyler Dockery has received visible recognition for his level of commitment and participation. Adobe is proud to feature a leaderboard function and badge recognition to members who’s mission is to serve the community of educators by maintaining a high level of activity.”

As part of my course on Digital Creativity in the Classroom, I began contributing to Adobe’s Education Exchange. In an effort to show milestones and fulfillment as part of this community, Adobe provides rewards and achievements in the form of badges. This badge was awarded for having achieved the rank of Adobe Certified Associate.

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

At this time, it was verified that I had achieved Adobe Certified Associate Certifications in:

  • Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop
  • Web Authoring Using Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Print & Digital Media Publication Using Adobe InDesign
  • Graphic Design & Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator
  • Video Communication Using Adobe Premiere