Web Communications - Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 20 (Jan. 27-31)

  • Tues: Moving Files to Hulk and Programming
    • Examine how professonals work
      • Split screen and command line
      • Refreshing browser
    • Examine simple scripts for the submit button
      • Where to find scripts to modify?
        • Javascript
        • PHP
      • Delicious resources
      • Other resources
    • Building our PLN and collection of scripts and code
  • Mon: Work with Hulk
    • Mr. Le Duc will hand back paperwork

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Week 19 (Jan. 21-24)

  • Wed-Thurs: Review Forms and Develop Design for Forms
    • Hulk Account Form
    • Process
      • Discuss team process
        • Who did what?
        • How did this work?
      • Discuss what worked in your team
      • Share resources used
    • Product
      • Share forms
      • Explore layout
      • Discuss language
      • Discuss format and field titles
    • What's next?
      • Review hulk account information
      • Discuss improving the look and functionality
      • Creating the submit button
      • Using PHP
  • Tues: Continue Team Work Exercise
    • Review process from last week
    • Hand out draft of team work form

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Week 18 (Jan. 13-17)

  • Thurs: Present Graphic Design Basics Work
    • Team up with another student
    • View their blog post
    • Click on links to presentations
    • Explain why you made the design choices you made
    • Present to the whole class
  • Wed: Build the Defending Your Design Slide Show and Upload to Slideshare.net
    • Include in your slides:
      • Your logo
      • Why you chose the color(s) and what they mean
      • Why you chose the shape(s) and what they mean
      • Your poster
      • Why the quote
      • Why the picture
      • Why you chose the font(s) and what they mean
      • Why you chose the colors and what they mean
    • Review color theories
    • Review shape theories
    • Hand in your feedback form for the Graphic Design Project
      • Or take it home and have a family member review it and bring back tomorrow
  • Tues: Complete Graphic Design Basics Blog Post
    • Finish post
    • Use the feedback form as a guide
    • Hand in the form tomorrow

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Week 17 (Jan. 6-10)

  • Thurs: Review Posters
    • Critique each other's work with these principles and then make improvements
    • Plan logo and banner work for blogs
      • Get the dimensions of the header banner in your blog
      • Make a new document in Illustrator with these dimensions
      • Create banner
      • Save for web as a PNG or JPG file

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Week 16 (Dec. 16-20)

  • Thurs: Review Skills Devlopment
    • Answer questions from yesterday
    • Explain the Quote Poster Project
    • Find a quote from someone your respect
    • Find a high quality image from the Creative Commons that represents the idea of the quote
    • Experiment with font and text
    • Experiment with image import and contrast

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Week 15 (Dec. 9-13)

  • Mon: Critique Photoshop Basics Blog Posts
    • Team up with assigned partner
    • Review their blog post and give them feedback
    • Hand in Feedback Form
    • Explore the Color in Motion web site

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Week 14 (Dec. 2-6)

  • Fri: Compose Photoshop Basics Project Blog Post
    1. Save Photoshop work for web
    2. Upload before and after images to Flickr
    3. Embed images into blog
    4. Write sections headings into blog post
    5. Write summary and what you learned sections
    6. Link to a tutorial you used, like TV.Abode.com
    7. Take a feedback form home for someone at home to review your blog
    8. Have feedback form ready by class Monday
  • Wed: Continue and Finish Tutorial Work
    • Start creating your the Photoshop Project blog post
      • The blog post is due at the end of the week
  • Tues: Continue Tutorial Work
    • Be sure to save the web address to at least one tutorial you used

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Week 13 (Nov. 25-27)


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Week 12 (Nov. 18-22)

  • Thurs: Answer Questions and Introduce New Tools
  • Mon: Continue working on Day 4 of HTML and CSS and Build a Gradient Background
    • Explore Le Duc's gradient sample
    • Have questions for tomorrow
      • Questions about HTML and/or CSS code, Photoshop, etc.
    • Be prepared to share questions and how you figured out problems tomorrow in class
      • You do not have to write down the questions, but be ready to be called to share your questions
      • Mr. Le Duc will be calling on people randomly, to be sure you are trying to figure out both Photoshop and CSS code
    • Help each other, because you rock and are super smart!

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Week 11 (Nov. 12-15)

  • Thurs: Review Day 4

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Week 10 (Nov. 4-8)

  • Mon: Review HTML Work and Begin the 1 Day Design Project
    • Discuss what wa learned last week
    • Reminder: have a feedly.com and a delicious.com account
      • We will use it this week
    • Discuss design workflow
    • Review design goal with client, Lian
      • Content
        • Hey Juniors and Sophomores!
        • INFO SESSION ON FREE PRINCETON JAPANESE CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM  @ the career center this Thursday November 7th during both lunches to learn more from Lian Eytinge. There will be candy, bring your friends! 

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Week 9 (Oct. 28 - Nov. 1)

  • Fri: Create a blog post titled, HTML Basics
    • Explain what you have done the past few days and what you have learned
    • Include a screenshot of some code you wrote in either Codecademy or elsewhere
      • Remember to upload your screenshot to Flickr and embed into you post
    • Inlcude a link to Codecademy.com or W3schools.com or both
      • Write a sentence or two describing what these tools have done for you
    • Fill in the Self-Regulation Rubric
      • You can receive a 4 for the Self-Regulation rubric only if you publish your blog post by midnight Friday
  • Mon: Continue Presentations with Mr. Le Duc
    • Review individual shape and team construction
    • Review individual shape and team construction
    • Form teams and move to new seats
    • Discuss personality strengths in the group

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Week 8 (Oct. 21-25)

  • Mon: Continue Building Class
    • Review notes from last week

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Week 7 (Oct. 14-17)

  • Thurs: Review Notes for Small Teams
    • Micah's Group
      • A respectful atmosphere
      • Grading should be based off your growth as a web designer
      • Doing the work is only 75% of it
      • You must show competency and effort
      • An A should be obtainable for everybody
      • Respect school property
      • Make sure everybody has a firm understanding of the topic
    • Morgan's Group
      • garage band
      • Logo Design (99design)
      • Color Wheel (text books) 
      • Create a website for a customer 
      • another student or hypothetical person/company 
      • Interactive Imagery (scratch)
      • Animation/Video game animation 
      • Audio/Video...sound effects 
      • Web site composition (individual or collaborative) 
      • Photography/ Video 
      • Technical Skills: 
      • using digital cameras
      • photo editing
      • effects
      • drawing (computerized?)
      • Music
    • Ryan's Group
      • Structures in beginning then see how class is doing probably intermediate
      • 2nd semester a little free time to work on own projects
      • pool specific categories and vote on them
      • group projects with specific roles
      • individual projects
      • NO BUSY WORK
    • Mitchell's Group
      • Resources:
      • Books
      • CodeCademy
      • Resource
      • Peer Assessment = Good
      • http://google.com/
      • Other students
      • Learner Targets and Assessment Options:
      • Peer review is good
      • CSS
      • JS
      • HTML
      • Good Learning Environments:
      • Tests on Computers would be better then tests on paper.
      • Creative freedom
      • Friendly Chatting
      • No Homework or Little Homework
    • Amara's Group
      • Good teacher
      • Good peers
      • Focused class
      • Enough time- not too much
      • Not too much homework
  • Wed-Thurs: Review Questions, Textbook and Course Schedule
    • Build the class schedule
    • Examine the Course Units Page
    • Examine the Course Competencies Skills Page
    • Discuss class resources
    • Discuss learner targets and assessment options
    • Discuss tracking system options
      • Individual work vs. team or class work
    • Discuss leadership options
  • Tues: Review Feedback Forms
    • Pick up your YuGiOh card
    • Take the personality shape survey
    • Examine Feedly.com Reader
      • Review Mr. Le Duc's process for reviewing work
    • Conference with Mr. Le Duc about your My Presentation blog post
    • Remember to email Mr. Le Duc if you want him to review your work
    • Remember to resubmit your feedback form or checksheet, if you want Mr. Le Duc to review your work
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    • Fill in the Question Form
    • Explore the textbook
    • Review the textbook web site: HeadFirstLabs.com
  • Tues: Review Feedback Forms
    • Take the personality shape survey
    • Examine Feedly.com Reader
      • Review Mr. Le Duc's process for reviewing work
    • Conference with Mr. Le Duc about your My Presentation blog post
    • Remember to email Mr. Le Duc if you want him to review your work
    • Remember to resubmit your feedback form or checksheet, if you want Mr. Le Duc to review your work
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