The ADE Institute was crammed full of learning. Every moment was a learning opportunity. We were allowed to chose from Creative Agency Sessions and more formal workshops.
One of the Creative Agency workshops that I loved was taking better pictures with the iPhone. This was also a formal professional development workshop. In the workshop, we learned how to create a very simple photo studio in our classrooms. For example, we looked at ways to best photograph Mr. Potato Head – using an iPhone, some black foam board and some well placed lighting.
I can’t wait to set up my own mini photography studio!
One of the other interesting workshops I attended was on advanced features of iBooks Author, presented by the Duarte Company. They have a great eye for design and a great eye for unique ways of using and implementing iBooks Author features. My favorite feature is using Keynote to produce pop-up menus in iBA.
On Wednesday night, we had some Unconference time. I participated in the Improv workshop run by Rebecca Stockley, the Improv Lady.
During the workshop, we did a number of improv games, including “Where has my finger been?” and “Bunny, Bunny.” If you want to relax, let loose, have fun and make a fool of yourself, improv is the way to go. We could have played these games all night!