VisCom Weeks 1-9 Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 9 (Oct. 27-31)

  • Thurs-Fri: Work on Poster and Create Blog Post
  • Wed:Workon Poster in Abode Illustrator and Photoshop
    • WARM UP
      • Share cool tools
    • IDO
      • Answer questions
      • Review blog postprocedures
    • WEDO
      • Share progress and strategies
    • YOUDO
      • Workon project
  • Tues:Finda Quote,Finda Font, andFindan Image
    • IDO
      • Demonstrate Illustrator font and type control
      • Demonstrate file organization and placing
      • Demonstrate color sampling
      • Demonstrate font installation
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on poster

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Week 8 (Oct. 20-24)

  • Fri:Participatein Sarah Melton Visit
    • WARM UP
      • SaraMelton graduated in 2009 from CHS
      • She has worked many media jobs and can be found onLinkedin
    • IDO
    • YOUDO
      • Listento her presentation andaskquestions
  • Wed: Review and Redesign Your Logo
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Examine and critique more logos
      • Answer questions about Adobe Illustrator
    • YOUDO
      • Save your screenshot of your first draft
      • You will need this for your blog post
      • Rework your logos with your new design knowledge
  • Tues: ReviewLogos
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Explainlogo review
    • WEDO
      • Place a screenshot of your current logos in the Newton class folder titled, Logos
      • Examine somelogos and offer critique
    • YOUDO
      • Refinedesigns
  • Mon:AnswerQuestions andWorkLogos
    • WARM UP
      • Read Getting Started in Logo Design by CreativeBlog
        • Each letter team reads their number
          • For example: Team A reads step 1, Team B reads step 2, Team J reads step 10, etc.
    • IDO
      • Explain how students will create blog posts and show knowledge and understanding
        • Keep your eyes on the verbs
        • The verbs will show you what to do
      • Answerquestions from Friday
      • Reviewskills to be learned
    • WEDO
      • Workon logos
    • YOUDO
      • Helpeach other, when needed

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Week 7 (Oct. 13-17)

  • Fri:AnswerQuestions andWorkLogos
    • WARM UP
    • IDO
      • Answerquestions from yesterday
      • Review skills to be learned
    • WEDO
      • Workon logos
    • YOUDO
      • Help each other, when needed
  • Thurs:Workin Illustrator
    • YOUDO
      • Continue to work on your logo
      • Fill intheQuestion Form, if you have questions
        • We will discuss them on Friday
  • Tues: Participate in the Jessica Bever Visit and Workon Your Logo
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Introduce Jessica Bever
    • WEDO
      • Listen to Jessica
    • YOUDO
      • Work on logo

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Week 6 (Oct. 6-9)

  • Thurs:Learnabout Safety!
    • Warm Up
      • What isrepetitive strain injury?
      • What isergonomics?
      • How loud is too loud to listen to music?
      • What can you do the keep your eye strong?
      • How to test for fire?
      • How to be safe around eletricity?
    • IDO
      • Explainsafe working process in class and the need for student understanding of these proceduresVision
        • Eyes
        • Electricity
        • Fire
        • Gloves
        • Chemicals
        • Put things away
        • Cleaning up
        • Cleaning equipment
        • Sanitation
        • Avoiding accidents
    • WEDO
      • Createblog post titled, Safety
      • Embedan image at the top of the blog post fromSearch.CreativeCommons.org
      • Copy and paste the list of topics above
    • YOUDO
      • Listen and watch Mr. Le Duc
      • Takenotes
      • Participatein class discussions
  • Wed: Pick a Color, Shape, and Font for a Personal Logo
    • WARM UP
      • What makes powerful design?
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer Questions
    • YOUDO
      • Pick a color and shape to represent you

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Week 5 (Sept. 29 - Oct. 3)

  • Fri:LearnAbout Color
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Review teams chart
      • Fill in the Teamwork Form
        • Front row: Presenters
        • Middle row: Researchers
        • Back row: Builders
      • Review roles for thePresentation Slam Requirements
      • Hand backTeamwork form to Mr. Le Duc
      • Research, Build,and Prepare to Presentfor this unit:
        • A - 4.1 Identify and correctly use type families (e.g. old style, serif, san serif, script, modern, decorative)
        • B - 4.2 Measure accurately using typography measuring units (e.g. cap height, baseline, x-height, point size, key size, pica, point)
        • C - 4.3 Explain vocabulary of typography (e.g. upper case, lower case, ascender, descender, regular, boldface, condensed, expanded, italic, cursive, font, text, type, type style, justified, unjustified, ragged left, ragged right)
        • D - 4.4 Demonstrate a knowledge of color theory (e.g. light, pigment, transparent/opaque color)
        • E - 4.5 Demonstrate a work knowledge of color organization and the color wheel (e.g. primary, secondary, tertiary, neutrals)
        • F - 4.6 Identify and organize color schemes (e.g. monochromatic, complimentary, analogous triadic, split complimentary)
        • G - 4.7 Demonstrate a working knowledge of values (e.g. value scale, tint, tone, shade, aerial/atmospheric perspective, illusion of space)
        • H - 4.8 Explain additive and subtractive color (e.g. RGB and CMYK)
        • I - 4.9 Apply psychology of color to projects
  • Wed:Introduce Font and Color
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Sitin new seat
      • Ask your neighbor about their hobbies, presonality shape and learning styles
      • Discussinput and output devices
    • YOUDO
      • Participate in presentation
      • Take the color surveys
  • Tues:FinishPosdcast,FormatBlog Posts, andCheck offSkills Covered So Far
    • IDO
      • Finishradio programThis American Life
      • Startat 48:45 minutes and finish
      • Hand outthe Skills / Competency sheets
      • Explainskills checklist and it's function
    • WEDO
      • Answerquestions about blog posts and formatting
      • Answerquestions about sheets
    • YOUDO
      • ListenandFinishnotes
      • Checkspelling and grammar in post
      • Make sureyou have an image embedded in post
      • Geta competeny sheet
      • Placeyour name and class period on the sheet
      • Haveyour neighbor check your sheet for name and class period
      • Check offskills complete so far
  • Mon:FinishBack to School Podcast
    • IDO
      • Listento 1st and 2nd acts of the radio programThis American Life
        • Listened to first 19 minutes of podcast last week
        • Today we will listen to 37:00 minutes then skip to 43:00 and listen until the end
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions about blog posts or the podcast
    • YOUDO
      • ListenandFinishnotes inthe blog post titled,'Back to School'

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Week 4 (Sept. 22-26)

  • Fri:Participatein Art Institute of Seattle Visit
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Keepcomputers off out of respect for our presenter
      • Turnthe computers so everyone can see
    • YOUDO
      • Preparequestions for the presenter like the ones below
        • How much the Art Institute cost?
        • Is there financial aid?
        • Do I need a portfolio?
          • If so, what needs to be in my portfolio?
        • What is the job placement percentage for different degrees?
      • Reviewinformation about our presenter from the Art Institute
  • Thurs:DebriefPresentation Process andLearnabout Your Self Control and Your Future Success
    • IDO
      • Part 1:Debriefthe Presentation Process
      • Part 2:IntroduceNon-cognitive skills development and theSelf-regulation Rubric
    • WEDO
      • Part 1:Fill intheWhat Worked Formabout the Presentation Teams Project
        • Joinclass discussion and contribute ideas to make the class better
      • Part 2:WatchBlog Post Video Tutorial
        • Createa Blog Post
        • Titlethe blog post'Back to School'
    • YOUDO
      • Embedan image in the blog post
      • Takenotes in your blog
      • Includethings that are meaningful to you
        • This is practice for taking notes in your blog
      • Checkspelling and grammar
  • Tues:ReviewSlideshare.net Uploading, Blog Post Creation, and Presentation Evaluation
    • IDO
      • Watchhow to upload your presentation to SlideShare.net and place the link in your blog post
      • WatchMr. Le Duc make a blog post
        • Titleblog post: TEAM LETTER and CONCEPT
          • EXAMPLE:Team A:Discuss legal issues, Information and The Internet
          • Capitalizethe title
        • Placelink in blog post
        • Justifiyyour the work for your position; builder, researcher, or presenter
          • Especially if we do not see your work in class
          • Rememberto write what you did to get all four points
      • ReviewPresentation Slam Requirements
      • ReviewPresentation Feedback Form
        • EXAMPLE: Team A will assess Team B, Team B will assess Team C, etc.
        • EXAMPLE: The presenter from team A will assess the presenter from team B
        • Mr. Le Duc will assess the assessors, not the people being assessed
    • WEDO
      • Fill InTeam Work Form
        • Hand form back to Mr. Le Duc
      • Uploadpresentation to Slideshare.net
      • Createblog post
    • YOUDO
      • Startpresentations material andevaluatepresentation style
  • Mon:BuildPresentations
    • Warm up
      • ExplainBathroom passes update
      • ExplainGrade book update
      • ExplainI DO, WE DO, YOU DO process
        • One does not get quality unless you measure for it
    • IDO
      • ReviewCreative Commons, copyright and citations
        • All citations on the final slide
          • Yes, you can use bullets on this slide, if you want
      • Reviewthe requirements about uploading to SlideShare.net and creating a blog post, titled: TEAM LETTER and CONCEPT
        • EXAMPLE: Team A:Discuss legal issues, Information and The Internet
        • Capitalizethe title
      • Review requirements for each team member
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on presentations, which are due tomorrow
      • Review the expectation for your role

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Week 3 (Sept. 15-19)

  • Thurs:ExploreBasics Presentaion Requirements andStartBuilding Presentations
    • WatchMr. Le Duc use theMaster Slide
      • WatchMr. Le Duc build a slideshow with
        1. Paper for idea generation (Right Brain)
        2. Paper for idea organization (Left Brain)
        3. Master slide for establishing a common look (Black background and white font) and placing only one large text box in the middle of the slide (Less is more) (One word, phraseORpicture per slide)
        4. Outline view in PowerPoint to type text
        5. Placing images to fill the slide completely
    • Reviewthe teams chart
    • Gatherin Teams
    • ReviewPresentation Topics (Based on Skils from Units 1 and 2)
      • Team A - 3.1 Understand design process workflow, understand project goals and requirements
      • Team B - 3.2 Understand and utilize system development life cycle (SDLC) (e.g. analysis, design, development, implementation, evaluation, maintenance)
      • Team C - 3.3 Understand client expectations and delivery schedule
      • Team D - 3.4 Understand and utilize design process workflow
      • Team E - 3.5 Understand the need for inventory control procedures in project management
      • Team F - 3.6 Compare/Contrast project formats and identify appropriate formats for desired end result
      • Team G - 3.7 Identify parts of multimedia project (e.g. budget, objectives, identify audience, means of delivery, content and technical requirements)
      • Team H - 3.8 Describe components of project plan (e.g. scope, content, application size, hardware and software, schedule, navigation)
      • Team I - 3.9 Describe steps of application development (e.g. content, documentation, production, testing)
      • Team J - 3.10 Identify project team roles necessary for different media (e.g. client representative, project manager, producer, user interface designer, programmer, systems architect, graphic artist, writer, videographer, quality assurance, webmaster)
    • Startbrainstorming ideas for the presentation
    • Startcreating the storyboard
    • Consultwith Mr. Le Duc your ideas and paperwork

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Week 2 (Sept. 8-12)

  • Wed:Workon Designs
    • Brainstormon paper
    • Beginusing Adobe Illustrator
    • Use onlyblack and white
    • Lookatcougar logo and color scheme, if you want
    • Focuson Fonts and Text in Illustrator
  • Tues: Finish the About Me Page, Begin Design Posters
    • Watch an excerpt of Stevie Ray Vaughn documentary
      • Examine his recipe for success
    • Watch Vision example with Joel Barker
    • Design Challenges due Friday!
    • Design Challenge 1 -Create a design a logo for Capital High School
      • Cultivating Success
      • Honoring Diversity
      • Serving Others
    • Design Challenge 2

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Week 1 (Sept. 3-5)

  • Fri: Discuss Policies, Review Who Has What Turned In, Watch Humans Need Not Apply
    • Review and Discuss policies
      • Student blogs
      • Grading
      • School Policy
        • Yes, we support school policy :)
      • Electronics
        • Keep all personal electronics out of site during class time, except when Mr. Le Duc explicitly states it's alright to use personal electronics for class activity
        • Mr. Le Duc will enforce school electronics policy consequences
      • Room Policy
        • No food or drink anywhere in the room, except for water in a sealable container
      • Bio Breaks
        • Three visits to the bathroom per semester
      • Homework
        • Homework will be assigned occasionally to support class activities
      • Deadlines
        • Announced in the daily schedule,which is this web page
    • Watch Humans Need Not Apply
    • Create an account at Flickr.com
    • Finish any work not completed
  • Thurs:FinishYuGiOh Card,TakeStudent Info Survey, andLearnInternet Safety

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