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Unity on the Menu for 2016

Official_unity_logoI’m pleased to announce that Nayland College Digital Dojo has been granted educational licenses to use Unity 5 in 2016.

From their website:

Unity Technologies values the immense contributions made by educators and educational institutions. You help drive the future of the industry and expand the use of interactive application and game development technologies. You teach, support and mentor learners so they can realize their ambitions. We do all we can to support you through:

  • Easy and open access for individual students and faculty with Unity 5 Personal Edition
  • Special offers for institutions on licenses, content and services
  • An enhanced program of video tutorials and sample projects to support learning
  • An comprehensive, competency-based, hands-on curricular framework
  • An industry-validated Professional Skills Standard with an academic cross-reference
  • A vibrant online community of committed users keen to team up and offer advice

Wikipedia’s Software Engineering Section

Although Wikipedia should be avoided when citing references on papers you write, it still is a great place to get a basic understanding of an area of knowledge. The software engineering section has some valuable information that will at least give you a conceptual framework that lessons can be mapped to in your head as you learn them.

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Computer Science Field Guide

sys-uc-logoThe Computer Science Field Guide is an online interactive resource for high school students learning about computer science, developed at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and funded by Google.

We’ll be using this as a first point of reference as it was developed here in New Zealand specifically for the purpose of Digital Technology classes like ours.

photoshopessentials.com

photoshopessentials.com has a lot of well developed tutorials. I find them easy to follow even though some of the tutorials are for different versions of Photoshop than the one I have a license for. Regardless, most of the features are the same as Adobe is one of those companies who release new versions often despite very little change (something I find annoying).

This tutorial on how to use the Free Transform tool is a great place to start.