VisCom Weeks 1-9 Spring

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 9 (Mar. 30 - Apr. 3)

  • Fri:ReviewSome Postersand WatchDesign Tipson theCreate a Poster ProjectPage
    • WARM UP
      • Hand backfeedback forms
    • IDO
      • Answerquestions
    • WEDO
      • Reviewposters
    • YOUDO
      • Createnew blog post titled, Design Tips
        • Takenotes on what you see and hear
  • Thurs: FinishPosters and Blog PostsforCreate a Poster Project
    • WARM UP
      • Hand backfeedback forms
    • IDO
      • Answerquestions
    • WEDO
      • Reviewposters
    • YOUDO
      • Finishblog post titled, Quote Poster Project

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Week 8 (Mar. 23-27)

  • Thurs: StartCreate a Poster Project
    • WARM UP
      • Watch
    • IDO
      • Remind students of steps
        1. Pick a feeling you want associated with you
        2. Choose a quote
        3. Find picture
        4. Find font
        5. choose color(s)
      • Editthe image to cut a part out to create 3D look
      • Introduce font choices and downloads
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Start working on image selection and editing
      • Download a font
  • Wed:ReviewCode and Start Day 6 of Web Design Basics Project
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Introduce navigation
      • Introduce paper prototyping
      • Introduce asking one question at a time of a client
        • Helps them make choices
      • Introduce the Create a Poster Project
        • We will pause the web design project to build a prototype in Adobe Illustrator
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Start planning your navigation system
      • Create a simple navigation layout on paper
        • Then add quote
        • Then add picture

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Week 7 (Mar. 16-20)


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Week 6 (Mar. 9-13)

  • Thurs: Start Day 1ofWeb Design Basics Project
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • IntroduceHTMLhead, body, and basic page format
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Startexploring HTML basic terms and concepts at Quizlet.com and other web resources like KhanAcademy.org
      • Participatein class discussion about code
      • Code your first HTML document
  • Wed: LearnAbout HTML History andWeb Design Basics Project
    • WARM UP
      • Watch
    • IDO
      • Introduce the dark space
      • IntroduceHTML terms and structure
      • Introduce the web designer / developer salary and job prospects
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Startexploring HTML basic terms and concepts at Quizlet.com
      • Participate in class discussion about code
  • Mon:CreateBlog Posts Maddst Men of All

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Week 5 (Mar. 2-6)

  • Fri:Conduct The Marshmallow Challenge
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Assign new seats
      • Sharethe directions
      • Hand out the materials
      • Watch the video, when it's done
      • Listen to some songs
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Build a structure
      • Listen to compositions

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Week 4 (Feb. 23-27)

  • Thurs:WorkonAudio Composition Project
    • WARM UP
      • Watch
    • IDO
      • Demonstratehow to make loops
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Workon loop tracks in composition

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Week 3 (Feb. 18-20)


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Week 2 (Feb. 9-13)

  • Fri:Workon Project
    • WEDO
      • Fill inquestion form, if you have any for Mr. Le Duc
        • He will answer them on Wednesday
    • YOU DO
      • Workon projects
  • Mon:FinishRecommendations
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Write and critiquerecommendations
      • Use the template from the linked recommendation article
        • [Descriptive phrase]is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about[name]. Ive had the pleasure of knowing[name]for[length of time], during which[description of your working relationship]. Above all, I was impressed with[name]s ability to[description of what makes person really stand out]. And, of course, his/her[personality trait].[Name]would be a true asset for any positions requiring[1-2 skills needed for position]and comes with my heartfelt recommendation.
    • YOUDO
      • Finishrecommendations

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Week 1 (Feb. 2-6)

  • Fri:Writea Recommendation for Another Student in Class
    • WARM UP
      • Watch and listento a piece of Russian history -Rasputin
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Completea recommendation
  • Tues:CompleteBlog Post andGive/GetCritique on Post
    • IDO
      • ReviewsamplePhotoshop Basicsblog post
      • Remindstudents to complete Linkedin profile creation
    • WEDO
      • Critiqueeach others blog posts
      • Makesure to critique some's blog post
        • You are getting credit for checking someone's post
        • Make sureyou print your name at the bottom of the feedback form
    • YOUDO

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