WebCom Fall 2011

Weekly Activities Schedule

  • Week 21(Feb. 6 - 10)
    • Mon: Finish Working on Final Project
    • Tues: Complete Final Project Blog Post
      • Sample Blog Post
      • Add to your existing blog post:
        • What I actually did? - 1 Point
          • Write a small paragraph
        • What I actually learned? - 1 Point
          • Writea small paragraph
        • Include a screenshot or link to your evidence of final product - 1 Point
          • Upload pictures to Flickr.com and create a link to them
          • Upload videos to YouTube, but publish them unlisted or private, and create a link to it
          • Take a screenshot of Photoshop or Illustrator work and include it in your post
          • Upload your slideshow to Slideshare.net and link it in your post
          • Upload mp3's directly to blog and link in post
        • Evidence of learning in your final product - 1 Point
          • Does what you write in your blog post and the evidence in your final product showcase the same learning?
    • Wed - Fri: Finals
      1. CLASS: Publish FINAL Blog Post - 6 Points
      2. TEACHER: Fill in the form about Mr. Le Duc's teaching at RateMyTeacher.com- 1 Point
        • Remember use constructive critcism
          • "Constructive criticism aims to show that the intent or purpose of something is better served by an alternative approach. In this case, making the criticism is not necessarily deemed wrong, and its purpose is respected; rather, it is claimed that the same goal could be better achieved via a different route." - Wikipedia
      3. STUDENT: CompleteMr. Le Duc's Student Self-Evaluation Form- 3 Point
        • Write about your final project

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  • Week 20(Jan. 30 - Feb. 3)
    • Mon-Fri:Workon Final Project

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  • Week 18(Jan. 17 - 20)
    • SNOW!!! No school all week!

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  • Week 17(Jan. 9 - 13)
    • Mon: Complete Day 3 Task of Web Project
    • Tues:CompleteDay 4 Task of Web Project
    • Wed: Listen to Guest Speaker, Luke Bowerman
    • Thurs: Examine CSSZenGarden.com
      • 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
    • Fri: Review ZenGarden Designs and Review Our Own Designs

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  • Week 15(Dec. 12 - Dec. 16)
    • Mon:Take Notes About Great Presentations
      • What, Why and How of the project
        • What - This project about how to engage an audience with a creative presentation style
          • It is also about workflow or how you get things done
            • Demonstrating how you get things done is important in the world of work
        • Why - Because you will create presentations your whole life
          • Making them effeciently and with good design will help you or your ideas get noticed
        • How - Step by step in class, follow the daily directions
      • Review the The Autobiographical Presentation Project
        • Remember this presentation is about connecting with your audience
        • Remember to include details about yourself that you feel comfortable sharing and that will grab the audience's attention and help them identify with you
      • Overviewof project details
        • Example Project
        • ASSESSMENT: 12 Points
          • Createblog post titled:MyPresentationincluding:
            1. Notes from observing great presentations: 1 Point
            2. Scanned image of your Brainstorm Mind Map Half Sheet:1 Point
            3. Scanned image of your Storyboard Half Sheet:1 Point
            4. Screenshot of Word Outline file:1 Point
            5. Creative Commons images:1 Point
            6. Screenshot of master slide:1 Point
            7. Text and pictures following C.R.A.P. principles:1 Point
            8. Proper MLA citation on final slide:1 Point
            9. Linkto presentation at Slideshare.net:1 Point
            10. With a small paragraph what youDIDandLEARNED:2 Points
            11. Proper grammar and spelling: 1 Point
      • Createblog post titled:MyPresentation
      • Take notes on great presentation styles
    • Tues:Brainstorm Ideas, StoryboardContent, Scan Papers
      • Brainstorm on half sheet of paper ideas for your presentation - RIGHT BRAIN CREATIVITY
        • When planning your presentation rememberto connect with your audience with theFive F's
          • Family
          • Friends
          • Food
          • Fun
          • Feelings
      • Storyboard your ideas on another half sheet piece of paper - LEFT BRAIN ORGANIZATION
      • Scanyour brainstorm and storyboard sheets and save in blog entry titled,My Presentation
    • Wed:Build Your Slide Show
      • Create your outline in Microsoft Word
      • Screenshot your outline and place in the blog entry titled,My Presentation
      • Build your master slide in Microsoft PowerPoint
      • Screenshot your master slide and place in the blog entry titled,My Presentation
      • Copy and Paste Word Outline into PowerPoint
      • Begin modifying text and content
    • Thurs:Findand Cite Images
    • Friday: Upload Slide Show and Link in Blog
      • Upload presentation to Slideshare.net
      • Link your presentation in the blog entry titled,My Presentation
      • Write what you DID and LEARNED in the blog
      • Overview of My Presentation Blog Post Content

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  • Week 10(Nov. 7 - Nov. 10)
    • Mon: FinishComposition Slideshow Projector Take Pictures
    • Tues: Take 6 Pictures
    • Wed: Continue taking pictures Publish Pictures to Class Group
      • Something Cool
    • Thurs: Configuring Flickr,sharing and commentingin the Gallery
      • Brainrules.net - Memory
      • Making the most of Flickr.com
      • Finish taking pictures, commenting on 6 other photos in the class gallery
        1. Name all pictures after the rule in the picture
        2. Comments with constructive feedback for photo's author
          • Comments are like ogres and onions
      • Next week is photo storytelling
        • Telling stories with limited number of photos

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  • Week 8(Oct. 24-28)
    • Mon: Continue working on Photoshop Fake Ad
    • Tues:Finish workingon Photoshop Fake Ad
    • Wed:CreateBlog Post(when finished with Fake Ad)
      • Publisha blog post with your Photoshop work
        1. Title it: Photoshop Projects-1 Point
        2. Rememberthe World is Watching. Check Your Spelling and Grammar! -1 Point
        3. IncludeYour Original Scanned Magazine Ad -1 Point
        4. IncludeYour Fake Ad Image (after you have Photoshopped it) -1 Point
          • WriteA couple paragraphs (or more) explaining what you did to create the fake ad
          • Nameat least ten Photoshop tools or techniques you used-10 Points
          • AND
          • Describehow you used each one of them-10 Points
        5. IncludeTwo Other Pieces of Photoshop Work You Completed
          • Includea screenshot of the Photoshop work -1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
          • Writea brief description of what youdidandlearnedin creating the pieces of work -1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
        6. IncludeOnline Tutorial Resource
          • Includethe link- 1 Point
          • Includea brief desription of what you did and learned- 1 Point

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  • Week 7(Oct. 10-14)
    • Mon: Starta Abode Photoshop CS4 Tutorial
    • Tues: Finish the Adobe Photoshop Tutorial
      • Sample Fake Ad and Photoshop Work
    • Wed: Start Fake Ad Project
    • Thurs: Work on Fake Ad
      • WatchBrain Rule #2 Survival
      • ReviewAll Photoshop Work Blog Post(when finished with Fake Ad)
      • Publisha blog post with your Photoshop work
        1. Title it:Photoshop Projects - 1 Point
        2. Rememberthe world is watching. Check your spelling and grammar! -1 Point
        3. IncludeYour Original Scanned Magazine Ad - 1 Point
        4. IncludeYour Fake Ad Image (after you have Photoshopped it) -1 Point
        5. Write A Couple Paragraphs (or more) Explaining What You Did To Create the Fake Ad
          • Nameat least ten Photoshop tools or techniques you used-10 Points
          • AND
          • Describe how you used them-10 Points
        6. IncludeTwo Other Pieces of Photoshop Work You Completed
          • Include a screenshot of the Photoshop work -1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
          • Writea brief description of what you didand learned in creating the pieces of work -1 Point Each (2 Points Total)
        7. IncludeOnline Tutorial Resource
          • Includethe link- 1 Point
          • Include a brief desription of what you did and learned - 1 Point

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  • Week 4 (Sept. 26-30)
    • Mon: Learn about a Logo Design
      • Learn the Secret of Success
      • Discuss What is Art?
      • ExploreIllustration Project Unit Details
      • Identify and use Adobe Illustrator for producing and editing illustration media
      • Learn Illustrator Basics Video
        • Goal
          • Explorebasics of Adobe Illustrator
          • Learn the basic layout of the program
          • Create a logo
        • Product
          • An Illustrator document of the tools you used
            • The messier the better!
            • Make it look really crazy colorful
            • You get credit for trying!
          • 3questions for the Teacher tomorrow
            • Did you run into trouble with Illustrator?
            • Cant figure out how to do something?
            • Write them down in the Illustrator Document!
        • Process
          • Watchthe video tutorial abovecreated by Mr. Le Duc
          • OpenIllustrator
          • Exploreas many tools and menu items as possible
          • Createan exampleof your work to show tomorrow
          • Saveyour work!
        • ASSESSMENT: 5 Points
    • Tues: Start Creating a Logo
    • Wed: ContinueDevelop Skills with Illustrator Tools
      • Have3 questions ready today
      • ASSESSMENT: 5 Points
      • Explorehttp://99designs.comfor design ideas
      • Work on skills
    • Thurs: Finish Logo
      • Continue working
      • Watch Logo / Pen Tool Tutorial
      • Record the names of tools your are using to create your logo
        • You will need to write a paragraph on your blog describing what you did and learned through the creation of your logo
    • Fri: Start Business Card

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