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Weekly Activities Schedule

  • Week 1(Feb. 7-11)
    • Mon: Introductions, expectations, syllabus, deadlines, portfolios, skills sheets, cp, grades
      • Hand out binders
      • Draw picture with name for the front cover
      • Break up into focus groups
        • Brainstorm skills for each group
      • Discuss skills check sheets and demonstration of skills
      • Discuss project write-ups and defining of terms
      • Hand out leadership sheets and discuss
    • Tues: Review class syllabus building exercise from yesterday
    • Wed: Decide scoring and on task behavior protocol or the What and Where for the projects
    • Thurs: Start working with basic review, finding good resources and skill building in your teams
    • Fri: Continue identifying resources and skill building

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  • Week 2(Feb. 14-17)
    • Mon: Work on Recipe for Success
    • Tues: Compose blog post with:
      • Title: Project 8
      • Content: 4 Skills from either the skills sheets or from an online tutorial
        • If you use an online tutorial, please link it in your blog entry
    • Wed: 
    • Thurs: 

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  • Week 3 (Feb. 22-25)
    • Tues: Working with Illustrator
    • Wed:
    • Thurs:
    • Fri:

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  • Week 4(Feb. 28-Mar. 3)
    • Mon: Continue skill building
    • Tues:
    • Wed:
    • Thurs:

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  • Week 6(Mar. 14-18)
    • Mon: Cut out your picture from the background and place a new color in the background on a new layer
    • Tues: Review questions in Photoshop
    • Wed: HSPE Testing
    • Thurs: Continue the masking activity
      • Cut your picture out and place into a new background
        • Place yourself somewhere famous, on the moon or next to a celebrity
        • Save your layers
        • Use transform > scale to crop and resize yourself
    • Fri: Try the learning challenge: Celebrity Face Blend

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  • Week 7(Mar. 21-25)
    • Mon: Scan add for Fake Ad Project
      • Create a fake ad using an original ad, scanned from a magazine
      • Modify it with your Photoshop skills to create a completely new ad
      • Save your background layer so we can see the original image after you have done your work
      • Project and grading details
    • Tues: Continue working on the Fake Ad Project
      • Listen to Guest Speaker
    • Wed: Work on the Fake Ad Project
    • Thurs: Work on the Fake Ad Project
    • Fri: Work on the Fake Ad Project

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SPRING BREAK

  • Week 9(Apr. 11-15)
    • Mon: Explore Flickr Groups
    • Tues: Explore telling stories with Photography
    • Wed: Work on project
    • Thurs: Work on project
      • Upload your images to Flickr
      • Comment on the other student's images at Flickr
    • Fri: Create a blog post titled, Telling a Story with Images
      • Include a link to your Flickr.com photo set
      • Explain in a small paragraph or two what you were trying to accomplish in your storytelling series of images

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  • Week 10(Apr. 18-20)
    • Mon: Finish Telling a Story with Images
    • Tues: Learning Flash Animation
    • Wed: Continueworking on Adobe Flash tutorials
      • Post a blog entry, titled: Working with Flash
        • Share, in a small paragraph, what you have learned so far
          • Please detail which videos you have watched so far, as well
        • Remember TV.Adobe.Com is your friend!
      • Share the final project example

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  • Week 11(Apr. 25-29)
    • Mon: Begin Flash Challenge
    • Tues: Work on challenge
    • Wed: Finish challenge
    • Thurs: Include audio clip into work
      • Experiment with GarageBand
    • Fri: Share projects

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  • Week 12(May 2-5)
    • Mon: Finish presentations
    • Tues: Start GarageBand Project
    • Wed: Work with GarageBand
    • Thurs: Work with GarageBand

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  • Week 13(May 9-13)
    • Mon: Create a beat and loop it
    • Tues: Rinse and repeat
    • Wed: Share ideas
    • Thurs: No power
    • Fri: Finish your GarageBand work and post to your blog

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  • Week 15(May 23-27
    • Mon: Day Four CSS Boxes with Images
    • Tues: Begin building final design
      • Replace the Image with an Creative Commons Image from Flickr, 
      • Cite the author name, web site, and date downloaded in the gray comment code section I made for you
      • Resize the image to fit the web page, equal to or less than 1000px wide and 700px tall
      • Continue working on web page
    • Wed: Finish work and add to your blog entry titled My Web Page
      •  Make sure you include: 
        • 1st screenshot of basic HTML code and short paragraph of what you DID and LEARNED
        • 2nd screenshot of boxes with DIV code and short paragraph of what you DID and LEARNED
        • 3rd screenshot of the finished design previewed in a web browser, not the code, and a small paragraph detailing what you DID and LEARNED

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  • Week 16(May 31 - June 3)
    • Tues: Brainstorm and write 25 things about yourself on a sheet of paper
      • Build a storyboard on the reverse side of the sheet of paper
      • Hand in to Mr. Le Duc
      • Find images via the search.creativecommons.org search engine
      • Save your images with the date, source, author and title in the name of the file
        • EXAMPLE: 091103FlickrEnricoMartinezRuleof3rds.jpg
    • Wed: Work on presentation
    • Thurs: Work on presentation
    • Fri: Work on presentation

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  • Week 17(June 6-10)
    • Mon: Revise presentations
    • Tues: Present and work on final
    • Wed: Work on final
    • Thurs: Work on final
    • Fri: Work on final

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  • Week 18(June 13-17)
    • Mon: Work on final
    • Tues: Work on final
    • Wed: Work on final
    • Thurs: Work on final
    • Fri: Work on final

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  • Week 19(FINALS)
    • Mon - Tues:  Final Project Blog entry due
    • Thurs: FINAL: Portfolio Complete

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