Sunday, September 28, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:

1. Understand the concept of a bitmap image and how this image relates to Photoshop.

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411 (Syllabus: Tardy Procedure, Absent Procedure, Notebook Check)
3. Lecture: Bitmaps and Resolutions
4. Tutorials on Bitmaps


Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Click here to open the article.
2. What is Photoshop?
3. What specific files are native to Photoshop? (see features)
4. What kind of graphics do you want to create using Photoshop?
5. What does this statement mean? Write it in your own words:
It has been described as "an industry standard for graphics professionals"[1]

Friday, September 26, 2008

Friday, September 26, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:

1. Students will continue working on shapes and cropping activities.
2. Students will continue

Agenda:
1. Digital Zen
2. The 411 (Syllabus: Tardy Procedure, Absent Procedure, Notebook Check)
3. Shapes and Cropping (cont'd)
4. CS3 Installation
5. Basic CS3 procedures.

Digital ZEN
Please answer the following questions. Make sure you write in complete sentences!!!!
1. Click here to read an article about "TEXTING," then answer the questions below:
a. What is the average # of text messages sent by users per month?
b. Do you text this much? Around how many text messages do you send per month?
c. How many text messages for all of the united states are sent per month?
d. The article talks about a large majority of the text messages coming from a specific age group. What age group is it?
e. Do you think TEXTING could ever replace VOICE conversation? Why or why not? What is better?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week's sessions students will:
1. Discuss and analyze the main components of composition by determining what components are most important in a composition and ordering them.
2. Become familiar with the principles of graphic design by viewing examples of them and then creating similar designs on PowerPoint and Photoshop

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Important Factors in Composition: Basic Shapes
3. Debrief
4. Blog Journal Time

Zen:
1. What email do you use to send Mr. Aguda a message?

2. What email do you use to send Mr. Aguda classwork/homework?

3. When are Mr. Aguda's office hours?

The following questions are review from Tech A: (If you can't remember, check the internet)

4. What are the dimensions of a standard piece of paper?

5. What size are the dimension s of a legal piece of paper?

6. What does it mean to "crop" an image?

7. What does Microsoft Publisher do?


Activity Resources:

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of this week's sessions students will:
1. Discuss and analyze the main components of composition by determining what components are most important in a composition and ordering them.
2. Become familiar with the principles of graphic design by viewing examples of them and then creating similar designs on PowerPoint.

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Important Factors in Composition
3. Debrief
4. Blog Journal Time

Zen:
1. What's your blog address?
2. Is there a difference between being creative and being artistic? (Hint: Creativity is your ability to create, while Artistry is governed by the rules and principles of art like balance, space, contrast, etc).  Can you be creative if you were given specific rules to follow? (1-2 paragraphs, 9 sentences)

Basic Principles in Graphic Design Activity

Reflection:
Take a look at these designs. One of them follows the graphic design principles for composition, one of them doesn't. Which one of them do you find more effective and why?

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friday, September 19, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Review PowerPoint
2. Complete a Survey
3. Be assigned blogs, adding widgets to blogs

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Computer Survey Questionnaire
3. Print Ads PowerPoint (continued)
4. Sign up for new blogs
5. Widget additions // Blog Rolls

Zen:
1. What is your email address?
2. What's the new blog website for Mr. Aguda's advanced tech class?
3. Take a look at this ad ((CLICK HERE)). What is this ad telling you? Who created it? (Hint: if you don't know, google it!) What are they trying to "sell?" Why is it powerful or effective? Write 1 paragraph answering these questions!

PowerPoint Print Ads
•Requirements:
•4 slides; each slide has 1 ad
–Full Color (millions), 3 Color scheme, No text, one of your own choice.
–1 Title Text Box
–1 Text box with the following information: What is the ad trying to sell? What components of design do you see in this ad(talk about color scheme, choice of font, pictures, etc.)
–Include custom animation for 1 of the components
–If you use a background, please use 1 color…we want to focus on the ad, not your background.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Review PowerPoint
2. Complete a Survey
3. Be assigned emails and blogs.

Agenda:
1. Zen
2. Computer Survey Questionnaire
3. Print Ads PowerPoint
4. Exit Slip

Zen:
1. What is due today?
2. What seat are you seated in?
3. What did you do this weekend? Be descriptive, I'm looking for 8 sentences.

PowerPoint Print Ads

•Requirements:
•4 slides; each slide has 1 ad
–Full Color (millions), 3 Color scheme, No text, one of your own choice.
–1 Title Text Box
–1 Text box with the following information: What is the ad trying to sell? What components of design do you see in this ad(talk about color scheme, choice of font, pictures, etc.)
–Include custom animation for 1 of the components
–If you use a background, please use 1 color…we want to focus on the ad, not your background.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Become familiar with the class syllabus through Mr. Aguda's presentation, popcorn reading and the completion of a syllabus scavenger hunt.
2. Discuss graphic design and class-topic ideas.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up (Half-Sheet)
2. Mr. Aguda's Introduction
3. The Syllabus
4. Good Design (Group Work)

Tonight's Homework:
By next Tuesday, bring the required materials as shown in the syllabus.

Warm-up:
Why are you interested in this class? Explain what you would like to learn during this year in Advanced Technology. What are you interested in creating? What are you interested in learning to do? Are there any specific software you would like Mr. Aguda to cover?

Exit Slip: (don't copy)
1.What are all the required materials for this class?
2. When are they due?

Handouts/Downloads
Print Ad Examples
http://www.scribd.com/doc/6101616/For-Advanced-Tech

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's session students will:
1. Become familiar with the class syllabus through Mr. Aguda's presentation, popcorn reading and the completion of a syllabus scavenger hunt.

Agenda:
1. Warm Up (Notecards)
2. Mr. Aguda's Introduction
3. The Syllabus
4. Classroom Culture

Tonight's Homework:
By next Tuesday, bring the required materials as shown in the syllabus.

Warm-up:
On a HALF SHEET OF PAPER, please provide the following information on each line (don't copy the questions, use the back if you need to):
1. Your Full Name (First and Last name)
2. Your address
3. Your telephone number
4. Date of Birth
5. Do your parents speak english? If not, what language?
6. Do you have a computer at home? If so, what brand?
7. Do you have a myspace or facebook page? If so, what is it?

Exit Slip: (don't copy)
1.What are all the required materials for this class?
2. When are they due?

Friday, September 5, 2008