WebCom - Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 20 (Jan. 22-25)

  • Fri: Participate in Illustrator Design Test
    • Complete 2 or more tutorials fromDezineguide.com
      • Do not complete a tutorial you have already done
    • Create a blog post titled, Adobe Illustrator Tutorials
      • Include:
        • Write a brief description of what you did for each tutorial
          • Highlight new skills / tools you learned
        • A screenshot of each tutorial
        • Write what you had to problem-solve for each tutorial
  • Tues: Prepare for Illustrator Design Test
    • You will be given a list of skills to perform
    • You will screenshot your finished design and post in on a blog entry

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Week 19 (Jan. 14-18)

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Week 18 (Jan. 7-11)

  • Wed: Review Questions and Explore Illustrator Tools
    • Listento Le Duc lecture about always being interviewed
      • Example of a teacher being called as a reference a year or two after they had the student
  • Tues: Watch AdobeIllustrator Tutorials,Experiment with The Illustrator, and Submit 3 questions about the Program
    • Submitthe 3 questions about the program:QUESTION FORM
      • These questions should range from simple things you want to know and specific things you want to try or accomplish, like 3D graphics, etc.
    • ExploreAdobeIllustrator Tutorials
    • We will discuss what you learned and your questions tomorrow
    • We are going to use Illustrator and Photoshop to build our digital mock up, based on our paper drawing
  • Mon: Review Drawings and Establish Choices
    • Examine example photo gallery built with PHP and JavaScriptDaoist Mountaintop
    • What questions do we need to ask the client at this point in the design?
    • Preparing our drawings for code
      • Clean up drawing
      • Add potential DIV sections on your drawing
      • Show Mr. Le Duc
      • Scan your drawing

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Week 17 (Jan. 2-4)

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Week 16 (Dec. 17-18)

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Week 15 (Dec. 10-14)

  • Thurs-Fri: WatchRandy Pausch Last Lecture: Achieving Your Childhood Dreams
    • Read More . . .
    • Fillin the note-taking guide and hand in Friday
    • Randy's team created Alice, a cool, free program to learn programming
      • It's so simple, a child can learn it
      • "Using an innovative 3D programming environment that makes it easy to create animations or games, the Alice Project seeks to provide tools and materials for a conceptual core of computational thinking, problem solving, and computer programming." - Alice.org
  • Wed: Examine Serious Play
  • Tues: Continue Working
    • Have a CSSZenGarden rebuilt site by tomorrow
  • Mon: Finish Working on Day 2,Day 3, andDay 4

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Week 14 (Dec. 3-7)

  • Fri:Continue Workingon 'Days'
  • Thurs: Continue Working on 'Days'
  • Wed: Submit Progress and Feedback to Mr. Le Duc and Continue Working
    • Fill inProgress Survey
      • Write what days you have finished and what's making sense and what's not
  • Tues: ContinueWith Day 2, 3, etc. HTML and CSS Exercises
  • Mon: Share Understanding of HTML and CSS

Yearbook needs your summer pictures

  • Emailthem your pictures toyearbookpictures2013@gmail.com
  • Include the photographers name
  • CC Mr. Le Duc in the email for leadership credit

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Week 13 (Nov. 26-30)

GRADING CUT OFF THIS WEEKENDMr. Le Duc will not except late work after this weekend
What should you do?Get him your feedback form today for any ungraded work

  • Fri: Continue Working in Codecademy and Finish HTML and CSS Units 1-6 by Monday
  • Thurs:Create a Blog Post Titled Plagiarism
    • Searchfor an article about someone being fired or expelled for plagiarizing
    • Copy and pastea section of the article into your blog
    • Linkback to the article (to cite your source)
    • Create
      < /blockquote >around the article text and link
    • Createa section heading titled: My Reflection
    • Writeat least a one paragraph reflection about the article
    • Publishyour post
    • POINTS
      • Title- 1 Point
      • Quote with blockquote- 1 Point
      • Link- 1 Point
      • Reflection- 1 Point
      • Grammar- 1 Point
    • Class Plagiarism Policy
    • VIDEO TUTORIAL - Plagiarism and Blockquote

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Week 12 (Nov. 19-21)

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Week 11 (Nov. 13-16)

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Week 10 (Nov. 5-9)

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Week 9 (Oct. 28 - Nov. 2)

  • Thurs and Fri: Work on Your Project
    • Finish your Face Blend Project
    • Find and follow a tutorial for Photoshop CS6
    • Save the tutorial and your work to share on Monday
  • Wed: Share Progress and Discuss New Skills
    • Find Tutorial to Learn Something
  • Tues: Complete the Celebrity Face Transplant
    • Use a combination of the tutorials linked below on Monday's agenda to seek assistance
      • Help each other
    • Tomorrow I will ask you HOW you solved problems
      • What strategies did you use?
  • Mon: Review Photoshop Work

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Week 8 (Oct. 22-26)

  • Fri: How Do We Make The Best Class EVER?
  • Thurs: Examine Class Work, Answer Questions, Explore Transform Tools
  • Wed: Examine Sesame Street Characters
  • Tues: Use Photoshop Tools and Pallets
  • Mon: Explore Photoshop Basics
    • Share questions
    • Examine Photoshop Project Requirements
    • Learn basic Photoshop functions
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Week 7 (Oct. 15-18)

  • Thur: Review Learning Topics for Class
    • Write down 3 questions about Adobe Photoshop
      • Save them some how so you will remember them for Monday
      • Be prepared to share your questions on Monday
    • Explore Photoshop
  • Wed: Participate Total Quality Process to Structure Class

  • Tues: Essential Question: How do you improve your process?
    1. Create a blog post titled: What is Quality?
      1. Write down and answer this question: How do I create quality in my life, my school work?
      2. Write down and answer this question: How do I measure my progress toward my goals?
    2. WatchDr. Deming
      • What are the 5 Deadly Diseases?
    3. Take notes on the Total Quality Movement presentation
    4. Fill inClass Survey Form
  • Mon: Present Slideshows
    • Reminder: ALL LATE WORK MUST BE SUBMITTED BY FRIDAY!
    • Reminder: You must turn in a completed My Presentation Checklist to receive credit for your My Presentation blog post
    • You can have your parent or guardian complete it at home, if you chose
    • Presentation Feedback Criteria
      1. Work Cited slide must use MLA
      2. At least 16 slides
      3. Numerous high quality images
      4. No more than a few words per slide
      5. Present for 30 to 60 seconds
      6. Use proper grammar
      7. No last name
      8. No self portraits, unless permission granted by parent or guardian AND a signed note granting permission is submitted to the teacher
      9. Upload to Slideshare.net
      10. Linked in blog
    • Reminder: You must turn in a completed My Presentation Checklist to receive credit for your My Presentation blog post
      • You can have your parent or guardian complete it at home, if you chose

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Week 6 (Oct. 8-12)

  • HOW IMPORTANT ARE PRESENTATION SKILLS?
    • "Presentation skills are extremely essential for you to succeed professionally. In todays business environment, the competition in the workplace is getting more competitive. It is no longer enough for you to have the necessary capability to do the job, you should also be able to talk well, write well, and present yourself attractively to your superiors. What better way to let other people know what youre capable of than by presenting a great idea or a plan during a meeting. However, you need to have the necessary presentation skills to succeed in this endeavor."
    • from: businesstrainingdirect.co.uk

  • Fri: Complete the My Presentation Blog Checklist
    • Team up with another student
    • Check each other's blogs for all the required project components
    • Review a couple more excellent student blog posts
    • Mr. Le Duc will be checking off your citation slides
  • Thurs: Complete My Presentation Blog Post
  • Wed: Review Blog Post Content and Format
  • Tues: Finish The My Presentation Blog Post
    • Upload scans and screenshots to your Flickr account and place in your blog post
      • Video tutorial for uploading and placing images
        • Click the Actions button (top left corner of page), after you have clicked on one of your images to view all sizes
        • Hold down the Control Key on the keyboard and click the image to select "Copy Image Location" (Firefox) or "Copy Image URL" (Chrome) or "Save Image Location" (Safari)
  • Mon: Finish Citations and Upload Slide show Slideshare.net

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Week 5 (Oct. 1-5)

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Week 4 (Sept. 24-27)

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Week 3 (Sept. 17-21)

  • Fri: Participate in the Art Institute of Seattle Visit
  • Thurs: Brainstorm Ideas, Storyboard Content, Scan Papers
    • Review blog format steps
    • Remember: "Lack of limitation is the enemy of art" - Orson Welles
    • Overview of project details
    • Watch Made to Stick Presentation
      • Take notes in blog post
    • Brainstorm on half sheet of paper ideas for your presentation - RIGHT BRAIN CREATIVITY
      • When planning your presentation remember to connect with your audience with the Five F's
        • Family
        • Friends
        • Food
        • Fun
        • Feelings
  • Wed: 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 efficiently 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
    • Overview of project details
  • Tues: Finish 'Back to School' Blog Post
  • Mon: Create a Blog Post
    • Title the blog post 'Back to School
    • Listen to 1st act of the radio program This American Life
      • Take notes in your blog
      • Include things that are meaningful to you
      • This is practice for taking notes in your blog

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Week 2 (Sept. 10-14)

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Week 1 (Sept. 5-7)

  • Fri: Create a Blog at Edublogs.org
    • Email Mr. Le Duc your blog address
    • Review Social Media Contract, if you haven't already
    Thurs: Learn More about You
    • Make a YuGiOh card
      • This information about you will help Mr. Le Duc learn more about how to make the class more interesting for you
    • RESOURCE: http://capitalcomtech.info/2009/10/08/learning-about-ourselves/
    • Save your finished card to the Newton Server Folder in Mr. Le Duc Class Folder
    • ASSESSMENT: 10 Points
      • 1 point for each card field being filled properly
      • Finish YuGiOh Card and place on the Newton Server Shared Resources Folder in the class YuGiOh Card Folder
  • Wed: Welcome to Class!

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