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  • Week 17 (June 4-8)
    • Mon: Begin Outlining your Tutorial on Paper
    • Tues: Practice your screencast and time it
      • The video clips have to be less than 5 minutes long
      • If you need more time, you can make two or more clips, you can title them part 1, part 2, etc.
    • Wed: Continue working on Tutorial
    • Thurs: Ask Your Partner Try Your Tutorial
      • Adjust or fix it as needed
      • Clean up blog if it needs it
    • Fri: Publish Tutorial and Have Blog Cleaned Up
      • Screencast.com or other media, depending on what you created

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  • Week 16 (June 4-8)
    • Mon-Tues: Senior Finals and Finals Prep
      • Senior Final - blog review and improvement
        • Correct any spelling or grammar issues
        • Format blogs entries for consistency
        • Turn images that are sideways
        • Use complete sentences
        • Work with another student to find deficiencies
    • Wed: Complete Leadership Blog Post
      • Include what you did for leadership in your blog post
        • If you mentored or taugh people in class
          • Have at least 3 separate examples of assisting someone (it can be the same person)
          • Have a quote for each example from the student you helped included in your blog post
      • Option: Redesign of CHS Web Site
      • Option: Create a screencast tutorial for leadership
        • This is detailed below in the Thurs-Fri outline
    • Senior Final
    • Thurs-Fri: Work on Tutorial (THIS IS PART OF YOUR FINAL)

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  • Week 15 (May 29 - June 1)
    • Tues: Work on Project
    • Wed-Thurs: Work on Project
    • Fri: Add to Project 4 Blog Post
      • Include evidence of your learning - 1 Point
      • Write what you did and learned -  2 Points (1 Point Each)
        • Small paragraph for each
      • Use appropriate grammar and spelling - 1 Point
      • Sample Blog Post

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  • Week 14 (May 21-25)
    • Mon: Fill in the Student Project Form and 
      • Create a blog post title Project 4: --> Insert Verb and Noun <---
        • Description - 3 Point
          1. Do
          2. Learn
          3. Make
        • Visual Arts Standard - 1 Point
        • Timeline - 3 Point
          1. First  I am going to . . .
          2. Then I am going to . . .
          3. And then I am going to . . .
        • Learning Resources - 2 Point
          1. YouTube video
          2. Some other tutorial or resource
        • Use Proper Grammar and Spelling - 1 Point
        • Sample Blog Post

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  • Week 13 (May 14-18)
    • Mon-Thurs: Work on Project
    • Fri: Add to Project 3 Blog Post
      • Include evidence of your learning - 1 Point
      • Write what you did and learned -  2 Points (1 Point Each)
        • Small paragraph for each
      • Use appropriate grammar and spelling - 1 Point
      • Sample Blog Post

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  • Week 12 (May 7-10)
    • Mon: Watch the Power of an Image: Flags of our Fathers Trailer
      Flag Raining on Iwo Jima
      Fill in the Student Project Form and 
      Create a blog post title Project 3: --> Insert Verb and Noun <---
      • Include
        • Write a Description - 3 Point
          1. Do
          2. Learn
          3. Make
        • Include a Visual Arts Standard - 1 Point
        • List Tasks in a Timeline - 3 Point
          1. First  I am gonna
          2. Then I am gonna
          3. And then I am gonna
        • Link Two Learning Resources - 2 Point
          1. YouTube video
          2. Some other tutorial or resource
        • Use Proper Grammar and Spelling - 1 Point
    • Tues: Work on Project
    • Wed: Work on Project
    • Thurs: Work on Project

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  • Week 11 (April 31 - May 4)
    • Mon: Work on Project
    • Tues: Work on Project
      • What are the top personal qualities employers look for in college graduates according to NACE?
        1. Ability to work in a team
        2. Verbal communication skills
        3. Ability to make decisions and problem solve.
        4. Ability to obtain and process information
        5. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work
    • Wed: Work on Project
      • Participate in bullying ideas update
    • Thurs: Work on Project
    • Fri: Add to Project 2 Blog Post
      • Blog Additions Options
        • Include evidence of your learning - 1 Point
          • A screen shot in your blog post
          • Pictures on Flickr.com, linked to your blog
          • Slideshows on Slideshare.net, linked to your blog
          • MP3 audio file in your blog post
          • An animation file in your blog post
          • A video hosted on a site like YouTube, linked to your blog
        • Write what you did and learned -  2 Points (1 Point Each)
          • Small paragraph for each
        • Use appropriate grammar and spelling - 1 Point
      • Sample Blog Post

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  • Week 9 (April 16-20)
    • Mon: Work on Project
      • Consider entering the CHS Photo Contest
      • Consider entering the State Photo Contest 
    • Tues: Work on Project
    • Wed: Add Evidence of Learning to Project 1 Blog Post
      • Blog Additions Options
        • Include evidence of your learning - 1 Point
          • A screen shot in your blog post
          • Pictures on Flickr.com, linked to your blog
          • Slideshows on Slideshare.net, linked to your blog
          • MP3 audio file in your blog post
          • An animation file in your blog post
          • A video hosted on a site like YouTube, linked to your blog
        • Write what you did and learned -  2 Points (1 Point Each)
          • Small paragraph for each
        • Use appropriate grammar and spelling - 1 Point
      • Sample Blog Post
    • Thurs: Correct Blog Post
      • Check Skyward for any changes required for full credit
    • Fri: Review Projects in Class
      • Celebrate your work in class

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  • Week 8 (April 9-13)
    • Mon: Review Project Write-Ups
    • Tues: Work on Project
    • Wed: Work on Project
    • Thurs: Work on Project
    • Fri: Work on Project
      • Check in with Mr. Le Duc on progress

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  • Week 6 (March 19-23)
    • Mon: Continue working with Flash Animation Project
      • Start this tutorial
      • Define each of these terms in a blog post titled, My Flash Project
        • The definitions are worth - 3 Points total
        • We will have a quick quiz tomorrow on the following terms
          • Tween
          • Key Frame
          • .FLA and .SWF
          • Stage
          • Timeline
          • Layers
          • Object Drawing
          • Merge Drawing
          • Symbol
          • Instance
      • All of the terms above were explained and demonstated in the TV.Adobe.Com tutorials
    • Tues: Quiz on terms and concepts of Flash, answer questions about Flash and demonstrate techniques
      • Mr. Le Duc will call students randomly to demonstrate skills with Flash
      • Google Form Quiz Link
      • The class will examine student work progress
    • Wed: Work on Your Flash Animation
    • Thurs: Continue Working on Flash Project
      • Add to a blog post titled, My Flash Project
        1. Include a screenshot of your timeline and with at least 3 layers - 3 Point
        2. Include a screenshot of your stage - 1 Point
        3. Upload your .SWF file and link it in your blog - 1 Point
        4. Write a small paragraph explaining what you did - 1 Point
        5. Write a small paragraph explaining what you learned - 1 Point
        6. Use proper grammar and spelling - 1 Point
    • Fri: Continue Working on Flash Project
      • People completed with the assignment may help others and add up leadership points
      • We will complete the assignment and blog entry next week

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  • Week 5 (March 12-16)
    • Mon: Participate in Personality Quizzes
      • Draw a pig
      • Colors
      • Shapes
      • Life is a journey
    • Tues-Wed: Finishing Web Design and Learning Flash Animation
      • Review Sample blog post
      • Create a blog post titled, My Web Design
        1. Include a screenshot of some of your first, basic body code (black and blue code) - 1 Point
        2. Include a screenshot of your css style (pink and purple code) - 1 Point
        3. Include a screenshot of your color palette - 1 Point
        4. Include a screenshot of the latest design showing your boxes and colors in a web browser - 1 Point
        5. Write a small paragraph explaining what you did - 1 Point
        6. Write a small paragraph explaining what you learned - 1 Point
        7. Use proper grammar and spelling - 1 Point
      • Read about Flash Animation assignment
        • You will need headphones for this assignment, if you cannot hear the tutorials at low volume on your computer
      • Follow TV.Adobe.Com tutorials
      • Watch and discuss Schools Kill Creativity - Ken Robinson
    • Thurs: Continue working on Adobe Flash tutorials
    • Fri: Start working on Adobe Flash Final Project

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  • Week 3 (Feb. 26 - March 1)
    • Wed: Examine CSSZenGarden.com
      • Watch iTUT
      • Create a blog post titled, 'My Favorite Zen Garden Example'
        • Include a screenshot of your favorite design
        • Make the screenshot a link to the actual design page
        • Write what you like about the design
        • Sample Entry
        • Scoring
          • Screenshot - 1 Point
          • Link - 1 Point
          • Written description why you like it - 1 Point
          • Proper grammar - 1 Point
    • Thurs: Day 3 - CSS Boxes
      • Greatest Hits for credit
        • Place at least one visual piece of work from last semester in the Greatest Hits class folder on the server

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  • Week 2 (Feb. 21 - 24)
    • Tues: Continue Working on GarageBand Project
    • Wed: Finish Working on GarageBand Project
    • Thurs: Complete My GarageBand Project Blog Post
      1. Compose a song in GarageBand
        • 1 minute or less in length - 1 Point
      2. Include at least 4 Software Instrument or MIDI tracks - 4 Points
        • At least 1 track with a looped sample recording from within GarageBand
        • At least 1 track with a MIDI composed melody or rhythm, where you played the notes
      3. Include at least 1 Real TRACK - 1 Point
        • Using the built in microphone record something and us it in your arrangement
      4. Arrange your song with a distinctive beginning, middle and end - 1 Point
      5. Add a screenshot of your tracks from GarageBand - 1 Point
      6. Add mp3 to My Garageband Project blog post - 1 Point
      7. Write what you 
        • did and - 1 Point
        • learned - 1 Point
      8. Use correct spelling and grammar - 1 Point
    • Fri: Add Your Best Work to Greatest Hits Folder

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