Rock Weeks 10-19 Fall

Weekly Activities Schedule

Week 19 (Jan. 25-29)

  • Wed-Thurs: Complete The Final Activities
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Write a Linkedin recommendation
        • Hand in the feedback form, after someone has given you critique
        • Check to see if the recommendation is public on the other person's profile!
      • Hand in your favorite song podcast script

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Week 18 (Jan. 19-22)

  • Fri: Finish Packets, Start Writing Script for Favorite Song Podcast
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Discuss options for the podcast project
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Finish the recording editing software instruments training
      • Create an acount at Adobe Story
        • Create a two column script
        • Start writing your script and thinking about what song clips you want to use in your podcast
  • Tues: Explore Sound Careers
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Explore Job Roles
        • See what it takes to be in sound production, audio and music recording, sound effects (Foley), etc.
      • Create a blog post titled, Sound Careers
        • Embed an image
        • Write about career details you found interesting like: 
          • Schooling necessary
          • Starting salaries
          • Number of jobs available in the economy
          • Etc.
      • TOMORROW: Start the recording editing training
        • Complete the exercises

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Week 17 (Jan. 11-15)

  • Fri: Create Blog Post and Listen to Student Work
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind to create a blog post detailing what they composed this week
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • a blog post titled after what you created and explored
      • Create a blog post titled after what you created and explore
        • OPTIONAL: Include evidence of what you did, completed or not
  • Wed-Thurs: Finish Loop Ringtone Training
  • Tues: Work on Loop Ringtone Training
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Continue the Loop Ringtone Project
        • Get a handout and work on loops
  • Mon: Finish Composition and Start Loop Ringtone Training
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Remind to create a blog post detailing what you composed
      • Play sample of finished ringtone
      • Share the self-regulation rubric
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Finish composition work
      • Create a blog post titled after what you created and explored
        • OPTIONAL: Include evidence of what you did, completed or not
      • Start the Loop Ringtone Project
        • Get a handout and start following it

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Week 16 (Jan. 4-8)


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Week 15 (Dec. 14-18)

  • Thurs-Fri: Review Program Needs and Prioritize Materials List

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Week 14 (Dec. 7-11)

  • Wed: Continue Recording and Mixing Audio Tracks with GarageBand
    • Warm Up 
    • IDO
      • Watch the recording of Jimi Hendrix's Experience album
      • Demo search for free midi rhythm files
      • Present the following GarageBand elements
        • Exploring the Editors
        • Showing the Project Note Pad
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Continue to explore midi files for motif ideas
      • Work on the triad notes and sample files in GarageBand
  • Tues: Continue Recording and Mixing Audio Tracks with GarageBand
    • Warm Up 
    • IDO
      • Demo Jem's They midi file in GarageBand
      • Present the following GarageBand elements
        • Exploring the Editors
        • Showing the Project Note Pad
        • Show Project Tasks
        • Adjusting a Track’s Volume
        • Changing a Track’s Name and Icon
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Download  Jem's They midi file
      • Listen her opening vocal motif
      • Download your favorite song in midi format
        • Search for "song name" and the term "midi"
      • Work on the elements Mr. Le Duc presented
        • Change the instruments on the various tracks
        • Change the track names -> DOUBLE CLICK the name
        • Change the track image -> OPTION CLICK the image and pick another
        • Add notes
      • Work on the triad notes and sample files in GarageBand

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Week 13 (Nov. 30 - Dec. 4 )

  • Fri: Take 21st Century Skills Precision Exams
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Share exam number:
        • 3rd period - 2DEKK7FT
        • 6th period - BATKMAZV
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Take 21st Century Skills Precision Exams
      • When done, work in GarageBand with the C E and G notes to create a riff or motif
        • To reveal the GarageBand piano keyboard click the menu item WINDOW > SHOW KEYBOARD 
  • Wed: Start Musical Triad and Audio Mixer Project
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Share information about the triad
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Start GarageBand tutorials
      • Get the GarageBand files in teh class Newton folder named GarageBand Training

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Week 12 (Nov. 23-25)

  • Wed: Finish Missing Work, Watch It Might Get Loud
    • Warm Up
      • Find new seat
      • Listen to Abba - S.O.S.
    • IDO
      • Hand back older feedback forms
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on missing work
        • When done, watch It Might Get Loud

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Week 11 (Nov. 16-20)

  • Mon: Continue Microphone and Recording Project
    • Warm Up
      • Watch Younger Brother - Train
    • IDO
      • Remind students of their roles and the Feedback Form (PDF)
      • Assign teams for recording in  studio
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Fulfill your duties for sound safari team roles
        • Recorder/Technician: field recording microphone and the digital camera lead person
        • Director/Producer: script and the steps process, mark stuff off on the white board
          • 3rd period are X's and 6th period are O's
        • Downloader/Sound File Manager: Download and organize sound files, be support person for GarageBand
    • YOUDO
      • Work on project

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Week 10 (Nov. 9-13)

  • Thurs-Fri: Prepare for Microphone and Recording Project and Start Recording
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Review Microphone Audition process
      • Introduce recording process with stereo field microphone and DSLR camera
      • Introduce and handout script
      • Share process for accessing sound files
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
      • Review/train for sound safari team roles
        • Recorder/Technician: Learn how to use the field recording microphone and the digital camera
        • Director/Producer: Learn the script and the steps
        • Downloader/Sound Manager: Learn how to edit the tracks in GarageBand
    • YOUDO
      • Train and prepare for your role
  • Mon: Finish Term Definitions
    • Warm Up
    • IDO
      • Explain the recording process for the 1st sound safari
      • Ask for input about the microphone project
      • Make changes based on input
    • WEDO
      • Answer questions
    • YOUDO
      • Work on terms

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