2014 in review – Note this site retired in July 2013


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 330 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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Drafting…Your Final Portfolio


Objective: Students will reflect on and revise their work from this year to curate a final portfolio page in WordPress representing a diverse selection of their best work.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. Continue working on your final portfolio
    1. Select and Revise your projects for Part 1.
    2. Decide what you want to do for Part 2.
  3. How to:
      1. Put Google Documents into WordPress
    1. Screencast
  4. End of Class Post {F3 – Day 3 Reflection}
    1. What did you accomplish today with your Final Portfolio?
    2. What are your next steps?
    3. What help or support do you need to be successful with this assignment? How can you get that help?
  5. If you are not returning to this class please complete the exit survey.
    1. Exit Survey for SENIORS and students who might not be back after today.
    2. Parts 1-3 Checklist and Reflection for Everyone Else

Want to give Ms. Chu a farewell message?

Developing…Your Final Portfolio


Objective: Students will reflect on and revise their work from this year to curate a final portfolio page in WordPress representing a diverse selection of their best work.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. Continue working on your final portfolio
    1. Select and Revise your projects for Part 1.
    2. Decide what you want to do for Part 2.
  3. Middle of Class – Check in – Does it look good?  Is everything easy to read.
    1. Instead of a slideshow in part 1, try tiles!
    2. Make sure it is a PAGE. Not a post.
    3. Demonstration – Posting a Document to WordPress
      1. or Screen cast review
  4. End of Class Post {F2 – Day 2 Reflection}
    1. What did you accomplish today with your Final Portfolio?
    2. What are your next steps?
    3. What help or support do you need to be successful with this assignment? How can you get that help?

Introducing… Your Final Portfolio


Objecitve: Students will reflect on and revise their work from this year to curate a final portfolio page in WordPress representing a diverse selection of their best work.

 

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. Make sure {G6 -Graphic Novel PSA} is posted containing your final draft.
    1. Make sure you completed the reflection as well.
  3. Begin working on the final portfolio
    1. Select and Revise your projects for Part 1.
    2. Decide what you want to do for Part 2.
  4. End of Class Post {F1 – Day 1 Reflection}
    1. What did you accomplish today with your Final Portfolio?
    2. What are your next steps?
    3. What help or support do you need to be successful with this assignment? How can you get that help?

Receiving Feedback, Final Drafts and Portfolio Prep


Objective: Students will reflect on feedback provided to determine action steps for finalizing their projects.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. How to respond to feedback:
    1. Don’t take it personal
    2. One idea is not aways the best idea
    3. People have different preferences, try out their suggestions then decide for yourself what you think.
  3. Post: G5-Rough Draft
    1. All Group Members: Make sure your rough draft is posted as the image for G5
    2. Caption:  Look at your feedback here then answer the following questions (Hint: Click View — as List)
        1. What are the strengths in your projects?
        2. What are the areas it needs to be improved?
        3. How can you make those improvements?
        4. What suggestions or advice did you get from looking at peer feedback?
      1. ***If you did not have a rough draft please answer the following questions:
        1. What do you think was the cause for your group not submitting your rough draft in on time?
        2. What actions could YOU take to make sure that this doesn’t happen in the future?
        3. What do you still need to do as a group in order to finish a draft of your project today?
    3. Project Work Time – In Groups – Final dedicated day in class for this project.
    4. Final Draft Due at end of Period – {G6 – Graphic Novel PSAs)

      1. Each group member must post the project to their WordPress
      2. Individually – Complete the Graphic Novel Reflection Form.
  4. Use remaining class time to finish any make-up work or revise any previous assignments (including the D5 – 3 of Me project and D9 – Choice Illustration).
    1. Call Mr. Levin over for a grade check if necessary.

Peer Feedback on Rough Drafts


Objective: Students will provide CONSTRUCTIVE feedback on 3 different presentations.  Two of their choice and one assigned by completing a Google form.

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Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. Constructive Criticism vs. Criticism.
  3. Provide Feedback Here.

Rough Drafts Due at End of Period!


Objective:  Compile your filtered images into a single Photoshop file and add final effects to organize your Graphic Novel PSA to convey a strong message and exemplify the four Principles of Gestalt.

Rogers/Vance: Typing Practice, Vocab Development, Pixton.com

G4 - Graphic Novel Rough Draft

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice at TypingWeb.com
  2. Review of process and procedures for creating graphic novel PSA.
    1. ResourceesResources
      1. Assignment Website
      2. Editing Photos Screencast
      3. Creating your Layout Screencast
  3. Group Work Time
  4. Home: Submit RoughDraft to locke1stuff.tumblr.com/submit
    1. Caption: Period, Group Member names, Intended message.

Wednesday: Peer Feedback and Review

Thursday/Friday: Final draft of Graphic Novel PSA, introduction to FINAL PORTFOLIO PROJECT, work time.