VisCom - Spring

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 19 (June 10-14)

  • Tues-Wed: FINALS -Make This Class Better
  • Mon: Share Most Powerful Media in Your Life
    • Create a blog post titled, 'My Favorite Book, Movie, and Song'
      • Explain in a paragraphs why they are your favorites - 4Points
      • Blog Post Rubric
        • 1 - Little detail, doesnt make sense
        • 2 - Moderate detail, topic described
        • 3 - Detailed entry, topic explained
        • 4 - Very detailed entry, topic explained with a supporting example

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Week 18 (June 3-7)

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Week 17 (May 28-31)

  • Fri: Celebrate Student Work
  • Wed-Thurs:FinishBlog Post For Project #4 andFill InThe Feedback Form
  • Tues: Work on Projects

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Week 16 (May 20-24)

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Week 15 (May 13-17)

  • Fri: Work on Projects
  • Thurs:Start New Project
    • Review10 more projects
    • CallJohn Schneider
    • Createblog post for project #4
    • Include the:
      • Title
      • Summary
      • Skills
      • Timeline
      • Resources
  • Wed: Present Project Work
  • Tues: Finish Blog Post For Project #3 and Fill In The Feedback Form
  • Mon: Work on Projects and Update Blog Post

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Week 14 (May 6-9)

  • Thurs: Take The Bully Survey and Work on Project
  • Wed: Work on Project
  • Tues: Work on Project
  • Mon: Review Project Progress
    • Check in with Mr. Le Duc on what's working and what's not
    • Mr. Le Duc hands back feedback forms

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Week 13 (Apr. 29 - May 3)

  • Wed-Fri: Start Working on Your Project
  • Tues: Compose Project 3 Blog Post and Start Working
    • Include the:
      • Title
      • Summary
      • Skills
      • Timeline
      • Resources
  • Mon: Work on Projects

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Week 12 (Apr. 22-24)

  • Mon-Wed: Debrief Project Work
    • Update grades and hand back feedback forms
    • Work on projects
    • Answer questions
    • Building iPad apps for next project?

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Week 11 (Apr. 15-19)

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Week 10 (Apr. 8-12)

  • Fri: Assess Blog Posts
  • Thurs: Finish Projects andUpdate Blog Posts
  • Tues-Wed:Workon Projects
    • Please be on task with your project work
    • Project blog posts are due this Friday
  • Mon: Review Work From Before Break

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Week 9 (Mar. 25-29)

  • Fri: Continue Working On Your Project
  • Thurs: Start Working on Your Project
  • Wed: Finish Blog Posts
  • Tues: Compose a Blog Post for Your First Advanced Project
    • I want you to redo your favorite project from this year
    • This could be photography, Photoshop, Illustrator, presentation, animation, audio, web design
    • It will be due April 12th
    • I want you to write a blog post following the Advanced Project Plan format
  • Mon: Create a Blog Post Titled Web Design Basics
    • Include
      • A screenshot that includes a split screen of the code view with CSS visable on the left side and the design view on the right side (3 Points)
        • 3 - Extensive changing of Mr. Le Duc's CSS code or use of original code
        • 2 - Many changes with no original code
        • 1 - Few changes with no original code
      • A paragraph (1 Point)
        • Detail What you did (1 Point) and
        • What you learned (1 Point)
      • Use proper grammar (1 Point)

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Week 8 (Mar. 18-22)

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Week 7 (Mar. 11-15)

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Week 6 (Mar. 4-8)

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Week 5 (Feb. 25-28)

  • Thurs: Finish Audio Composition Blog Post
  • Wed: Finish Audio Composition
    • Share bandwidth issues and YouTube
  • Tues: Work on Audio Composition
  • Mon: Work on Audio Composition
    • Take Student Survey #6
    • Follow a tutorial, if you need to review step for a particular technique like looping, dubstep or auto tuning
    • Work on a complex audio composition that flows and makes sense

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Week 4 (Feb. 19-22)

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Week 3 (Feb. 11-14)

  • Thurs: Continue Working with GarageBand
  • Wed: Listen to Rhythm and Melody Tracks
    • TakeStudent Survey#1
    • Listen to 15 seconds of your green tracks
    • Explore more mulitracking options in the program
  • Tues: Work with Multitracking
    • WatchVIDEO TUTORIAL Audio Multitracking
    • Work on rhythm and melody tracks
    • Examine and think aboutLeadership Sign-up Form
      • You will chose a leadership option after the Audio Production Unit
    • Have your homemade rhythm track (green one) and melody track (green one) ready for sharing tomorrow in class
  • Mon: ExploreGarageBand Melody
    • Listen to 3 more favorite songs
    • Review questions
    • Watch Big Audio Dynamite Rush and The Globe
    • Explore virtual instruments
    • Create at least one melody track with vitual instruments
      • Learn about musical keys
      • Learn about instrumentation
      • Learn about multi-tracking
      • Learn about pitch
      • learn about loops

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Week 2 (Feb. 4-8)

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Week 1 (Jan. 28 - Feb. 1)

  • Fri: Create a Blog Post TitledIt Might Get Loud
    • Reflect on the movie
      • What did these three musicians need to do to become accomplished in their craft?
    • Support your reflection with at least one small paragraph
    • Start Audio Project
    • Requirements
      • Compare/Contrast sound file extensions (e.g. AU, AIF, WAV, MP3, RA, MIDI, WMA, QT)
      • Use digital recording devices to capture sound
      • Explain sampling and how it related to sound quality and file size
      • Use software to mix audio
      • Use software to sweeten/equalize audio
      • Explain problems associated with audio mixing and multiple microphones.
      • Identify the basic elements of a quality audio signal, select proper equipment
      • Use software to edit sound files
      • Select hardware to perform audio tasks
      • Access and capture recorded and live audio from a variety of sources
    • Drawa sound map
    • Four ChordsVideo
    • Solve a Song Video
  • Wed-Thurs: Watch It Might Get Loud
    • Recipe for Success
    • What did these three musicians need to do to become accomplished in their craft?
    • Let's see their story
  • Tues:ReviewBlog Post andFinalizeGrades
  • Mon: Present Your Logo

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