VisCom Skills

  • DRAFT
    • Teaching and Learning Foundations
      • Discover your own Multiple Intelligence learning style
        • Read about Howard Gardner's research
          • http://www.thomasarmstrong.com/multiple_intelligences.htm
        • Take a Multiple Intelligence quiz and post results to your Blog
          • http://www.careerccc.org/products/cp_99_e/section1/quiz.cfm
      • Learn through interactive arts exercises
        • Investigate Diane and Eric Jensen's brain research
          • http://www.jlcbrain.com/main.html
        • Blog your own list of 10 rhyming lines for better memory
          • Read the Memorizing Techniques article
            • http://www.positivehealth.com/permit/Articles/Mind_Matters/lane56.htm
      • Investigate Robert Fritz's Path of Least Resistance creation theory
        • http://www.robertfritz.com/
      • Use reflective, analytical, procedural writing in your Blog
        • Blog self evaluation regularly
          • Use writing class writing standards
            • http://chs.osd.wednet.edu/academics/departments/artstech/comtech/evaluation/fwritingrubric
        • Read and blog your personal reflection on the meaning of this quote: "Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man." - Francis Bacon
        • Read this article and blog response: "Re-Energize Your Brain" by Kevin Eikenberry
          • http://ezinearticles.com/Re-Energize-Your-Brain&id=33707
      • Develop understanding through class discussion
        • Participate in class discussion regularly
        • Blog regularly about class discussions
      • Develop skills and understanding through small group activities
        • Participate in group activities
        • Blog reflective writing about group activities
    • Project Management Foundations
      • Investigate Total Quality Learning process in school and business
        • http://www.langfordlearning.com
      • Investigate Learning Mastery model in our classroom
        • http://turnbows.net/~sleduc/lm
      • Investigate David Allen's The Getting Things Done Natural Planning Model
        • http://www.davidco.com/
        • http://www.43folders.com/2004/09/08/getting-started-with-getting-things-done/
        • Blog the five steps of the Natural Planning Model f
          • 1. Defining purpose and principles
          • 2. Outcome visioning
          • 3. Brainstorming
          • 4. Organizing
          • 5. Identifying next actions
    • Visual Communications Foundations
      • Identify the names of the eight type of Thinking Maps and their uses
        • http://chs.osd.wednet.edu/inStyleion/technology/tm
          • Bridge Map
          • Multi-Flow Map
          • Double Bubble Map
          • Tree Map
          • Brace Map
          • Flow Map
          • Bubble Map
          • Circle Map
      • View Edward Tufte's Visual Communications examples
        • http://www.edwardtufte.com
      • Identify Standards for all areas of study
        • Visit the Web Consortium
          • http://www.w3.org
        • Review Adobe Photoshop
          • http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/overview.html
        • Review Adobe Illustrator
          • http://www.adobe.com/products/illustrator/overview.html
        • Photogrfaphy
          • Professional Photographers of America
            • http://www.ppa.com
          • Digital Photography Standards and Practices Project
            • http://www.digitalphotographystandards.com
        • Writing
          • http://chs.osd.wednet.edu/academics/departments/artstech/comtech/evaluation/writingrubric
    • Create a Mind Map about a logo for yourself
      • Include elements of personal life
      • Include samples of media designs or logos you enjoy
    • Learn about Web Publishing
      • Learn Web Standards
        • Visit the Web Consortium
          • http://www.w3.org
        • Write HTML
          • Read Introduction to HTML
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_intro.asp
          • Understand HTML Elements
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_elements.asp
          • Use Basic HTML Tags
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_primary.asp
          • Understand HTML Text Formaftting
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_formatting.asp
          • Understand HTML Character Entities
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_entities.asp
          • Use HTML Links
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_links.asp
          • Do not use HTML Frames
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_frames.asp
          • Use HTML Tables
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_tables.asp
          • Use HTML Lists
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_lists.asp
          • Understand HTML Forms and Input
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_forms.asp
          • Use HTML Images
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_images.asp
          • Do not use HTML Backgrounds
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_backgrounds.asp
          • Understand HTML Colors
            • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colors.asp
          • Understand HTML Color Values
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colorsfull.asp
        • Understand HTML Color Names
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_colornames.asp
        • Review HTML 4.01 Quick List
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_quick.asp
        • Do not use HTML Layout with tables
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_layout.asp
        • Do not use deprecated HTML Fonts tag
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_fonts.asp
        • Understand why to use HTML 4.0
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_whyusehtml4.asp
        • Use HTML Style tag
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_styles.asp
        • Use the HTML Head tag
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_head.asp
        • Use HTML Meta tags
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_meta.asp
        • Use HTML Uniform Resource Locators (URL's)
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_url.asp
        • Understand fHTML Scripts tags
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_scripts.asp
        • Understand HTML 4.0 Standard Attributes
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_standardattributes.asp
        • Understand HTML 4.0 Event Attributes
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_eventattributes.asp
        • Understand HTML URL-encoding Reference
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_urlencode.asp
        • Understand HTML Webserver details
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_webserver.asp
        • Take HTML Quiz
          • http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_quiz.asp
        • Post quiz results in GenTECH Blog
      • Write XHTML
      • Validate XHTML
        • http://validator.w3.org
      • Style with CSS
      • Validate CSS
        • http://jigsaw.w3.org/css-validator
      • Create basicf portfolio with XHTML
        • Use the html tag
        • Use head tag
        • Use meta tag
        • Use title tag
        • Use link tag
        • Use script tag
        • Use body tag
        • Use headers or headlines tags
        • Use paragraph tag
        • Use list tags
        • Use line item
        • Create a link
        • Place images
        • Create custom classes
        • Use span to apply CSS
        • Use division tag
      • Style basic portfolio with CSS
        • http://www.w3schools.com/css/css_reference.asp
        • Style background
        • Style border
        • Use classification
        • Use dimension
        • Style font
        • Style list
        • Use margin
        • Style an outline
        • Use padding
        • Use position
        • Style tables
        • Style text
        • Use pseudo-classes
        • Use pseudo-elements
      • Web Graphics
        • Blog about differences between Bitmap vs. Vector Graphics
          • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/aboutgraphics/a/bitmapvector.htm
      • Create a Logo in Illustrator
        • Create with graphical sense
        • Save as favicon for web site
          • PLACE FAVICON SITE HERE
      • Design a Business Card
        • Include:
          • Digital student photo
          • Graphic Logo
          • One font type
          • Student name
          • Learning style(s)
          • Parent / guardian name
          • Parent / guardian email address
          • Parent / guardian phone number
      • History of Media
        • Write a 500 word report on one of the Visual Communications themes below:
          • Identify significant discoveries, developments, and inventions in the history of media.
          • Describe the chronology of the development and popularization of media.
          • Document the significance of early documentary media and its social, political, and scientific impact.
          • Identify the historically important figures and sponsoring individuals and agencies.
          • Distinguish between various movements, styles, and trends in the history of media.
          • Identify the work of major arts of the 19th and 20th centuries.
      • Build Portfolio Template
        • Look and Feel
        • Color Combination
      • Self Portrait
        • Take a digital self portrait in the studio
        • Save a copy in your account on the Student Servfer
      • Learning about Desktop Publishing (DTP) Basics
        • Read Principles of Design (About.com)
          • http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designprinciples/l/aa_pod1.htm
          • Blog the Principles of Design
            • Balance
            • Proximity / Unity
            • Alignment
            • Repetition / Consistency
            • Contrast
            • White Space
          • Blog how would improve the graphic in assignment two
            • http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designprinciples/l/aa_podtest.htm
        • Read and blog define the elements of Balance
          • http://desktoppub.about.com/od/designprinciples/l/aa_balance.htm
          • symmetrical
          • asymmetrical
          • radial
        • Look for and blog about examples of balanced symmetry
          • How many examples of perfect or near perfect symmetry can you find
          • How is the symmetry achieved is it through mirror images, identical placement, or with pieces that are very similar in look and feel
        • Try these examples of symmetry
          • Look for sections of symmetrical design within larger layouts such as a graphic, a logo.
          • Fold a few pieces in half vertically and horfizontally to look for symmetrical balance.
        • Define Color Theory
      • Learn Digital Image Manipulation (Photoshop)
        • Abode Photoshop Basics Outline
          • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps5out.htm
        • Reset Photoshop Tools Settings
          • http://graphicssoft.about.com/cs/photoshop/ht/trashprefs.htm
        • Lesson 1: Navigating the Workspace
          • Work with The Menu Bar
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps501a.htm
          • Understand The Status Bar
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps501b.htm
          • Work with The Toolbox
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps501c.htm
          • Work with The Palettes
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps501d.htm
          • Review Lesson 1
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps501rev.htm
          • Take Lesson 1 Quiz
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps501quiz1.htm
        • Lesson 2: Working with Docufments
          • Navigator Palette and Hand Tool
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502a.htm
          • New View & Duplicate
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502b.htm
          • Image Size & Resolution
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502c.htm
          • Image Size Dialog Box
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502d.htm
          • Image Size Exercise for Version 6.x
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502x6.htm
          • Canvas Size
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502e.htm
          • Crop Tool
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502f.htm
          • Cropping Practice
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502fx5.htm
          • Crop Tool Practice for Version 6 only
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502fx6.htm
          • History Palette
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502g.htm
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          • Saving Images
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502h.htm
          • Review Lesson 2
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502rev.htm
          • Lesson 2 Assignment
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps502work.htm
        • Lesson 3: Image Modes & Color Selection
          • Color Primer
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps503a.htm
            • Define in Blog:
              • RGB
              • CMYK
              • Out of Gamut
              • Web Safe Palette
              • Hexadecimal Color
          • The Color Picker
            • http://graphicssoft.about.com/od/photoshop/l/bllps503b.htm
      • Learn Basics Photo Techniques
        • Camera Operations
          • Understand Camera Lenses Operations
            • Know how to Focus a Lens
              • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bpfocussing.htm
            • Understand Lens Aperture Function
              • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bpaperture.htm
            • Know Types of Lenses
              • Know Wide Angle
                • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bpwideangle.htm
              • Know Telephoto
                • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bptelephoto.htm
          • Understand Exposure
            • Understand how to measure exposure
              • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bpexposuremet.htm
            • Understand how to use manual exposure
              • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bpmanualexp.htm
            • Understand how to use auto exposure
              • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bpautoexp.htm
            • Understand programmed exposure
              • http://photography.about.com/library/glossary/bldef_progra.htm
            • Understand aperture priority
              • http://photography.about.com/library/glossary/bldef_aperp.htm
            • Understand shutter priority
              • http://photography.about.com/library/glossary/bldef_shutp.htm
          • Understand Camera Operations
            • Can load film into camera
            • Can use light meter
            • Can advance film
            • Can take picture
          • Understand shutterspeed
            • http://photography.about.com/od/basics/a/bpshutterspeed.htm
          • Understand film speed
            • Understand ISO and ASA film rating
        • Pin Hole Cameras
      • Learn Advanced Photo Techniques
        • Use composition rules in image creation
        • Use contrast filters in the darkroom
        • Use dodging and burning techniques
        • Use bracketing
        • Document all settings from camera and darkroom
  • Understand programmed exposure
    • http://photography.about.com/library/glossary/bldef_progra.htm
  • Understand aperture priority
    • http://photography.about.com/library/glossary/bldef_aperp.htm
  • Understand shutter priority f