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.

Principals of Layout Design


Students will understand the four major principals of Gestalt (Proximity, Alignment, Repetition, and Contrast) in order to revise design samples.

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. What is wrong with this ad (Slide 2)?
    1. Polls Everywhere
    2. Results
  3. G4 – Layout Design Presentation (Above)
    1. You will need the Design Practice File
    2. Save as a .jpeg – “Every slide” and post completed slides to WordPress as G4 – Layout Practice as a Slideshow
  4. Sample Project Revision
    1. Complete this form with a neighbor, be sure to sight all four principals at least once in your responses.
  5. Project Work Time – Keep the principles of Gestalt in mind as you design your Graphic Novel PSA with your groups
      1. Resources
        1. Assignment Website
        2. Editing Photos Screencast
        3. Creating your Layout Screencast
  6. Closure

Photoshop Layouts


Agenda:

G4 - Graphic Novel Rough Draft

  1. Typing for 5 minutes
  2. Editing Your Photos – Video Instructions
    1. Filter–> Artistic–> Poster Edges
    2. Copying the subject to a layer
    3. Adjusting the Hue/Saturation
    4. Blend Modes – Shadows and Glows
    5. ***MAKE SURE ALL OF YOU PHOTOS HAVE SIMILAR EFFECTS SO IT LOOKS LIKE THE SAME COMIC***
    6. ***MAKE SURE TO SAVE EACH PHOTO SEPARATE FROM THE ORIGINAL AS A PSD AND A JPEG***
  3. Creating your Layout in Photoshop – Video tutorials (sorry this one is long…but it shows you how to do all of the following)
    1. Create the document
    2. Inserting Multiple images
    3. Adding a stroke around your image
    4. Creating text boxes and bubbles
    5. Incorporating Illustrations
  4. Group Work Time
    1. Review Expectations and Class Dojo
    2. While some work on layouts, others could continue to edit photos.

Resources:

http://www.presentationzen.com/chapter6_spread.pdf

Graphic Novel Planning Day


Objective: Students will plan their graphic novel PSA using panels frames and gutters and create frames that effectively incorporate photography and text.

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Agenda

  1. Typing Practice at TypingWeb.com or Nitrotype.com
  2. Graphic Novels – Elements and Vocabulary in Graphic Novels
    1. Use the arrows to connect the Vocabulary to their samples in this Powerpoint File. – When finished, save it as a .jpeg and upload it to wordpress as part of G2 – Brainstorm and Plan
  3. Group Work Time
    1. Expectations and Behaviors – Review Class Dojo
    2. G3 – Photo Plan
      1. Working with your group, develop an outline of your Graphic Novel PSA (on scratch paper).
      2. Make a list of what photos you will need to take.
  4. IFF all groups have their photolist, we will go out to the quad to take photos.
    1. When we return, upload the photos to your computer and begin editing in photoshop. {Make sure to duplicate layers and use the Save As option)  – Have one person add it to their G3 post as a gallery so they are stored online as well.
    2. If it is raining we will use this file instead of your own pictures to practice.
      1. Select the subject with lasso or quick select tool
      2. Filter – Poster Edges – to get Graphic Novel Effects
      3. Filters – Experiment with other filters
      4. Adjustment – Threshold – Black and White
      5. Liquify – For Exaggeration
      6. Perspective Warp (Ctrl+T)
      7. Need More Ideas?
    3. Be consistent between MOST of your photo edits so that your frames will look similar.
  5. Up Next – Using a Layout Program – Fotofusion to Create your Graphic Novel Rough Draft (G4)

Graphic Novels


Objective: Students will explore the concept of Graphic Novels and create an outline of their own graphic novel Public Service Announcement.

G2 - After completing the post, bring your dialogue to life using the "For Fun Account" at Pixton.com and the Snipping Tool

G1 – After completing the post, bring your dialogue to life using the “For Fun Account” at Pixton.com and the Snipping Tool

Agenda:

  1. TypingWeb
  2. Reflections and Planning for the 2012-2013 Photobook
    1. Upload your top 3 best projects here
    2. For Each image, include a message with a credit line
      1. Your Name, Project Title, Date Created, Program Used, Brief Description
  3. New Post: {G1 – A Dialogue}
    1. Create a a Dialogue between two people about one of the following topics:
      1. A storeowner accusing a teenager of shoplifting
      2. A teacher calling your home to (complain or praise) about what you did today.
      3. A break-up over the phone between two middle-schoolers.
      4. Recreate a scene from your favorite TV show, Book or Movie
      5. A student athlete who is talking to his coach after missing the final shot (or catch or goal) in a championship.
      6. Another conversation of your choice
  4. Pixton.com – Bring your story to life as a comic, add the image to your post in G1
    1. What, Why, and How
    2. Create an account – Just for Fun
    3. Create a Comic – Choose a quickie, we don’t have much time.
      1. Set your scene and your characters
      2. Add text.
      3. Use the Snipping tool to take a picture of your image and save it as a .jpg and POST to WordPress with G1.
  5. The Graphic Novel PSA Assignment – Working in groups of up to 4, create a graphic novel style Publish Service Announcement to provide essential information to Locke Students as they prepare for the end of the year.Graphic Novel Brainstorm and Plan
    1. TODAY {G2 – Brainstorm and Sketch} – Due Today (or at the start of next class)
      1. Use a piece of paper or popplet.com
    2. Looking Ahead
      1. G3 – List of Photos you need to take.
      2. G4 – Rough Draft
        1. Also Post your Rough Draft to this Tumblr
      3. G5 -Final Draft and Self Assess Using Rubric

Resource:

http://awkwardconversationscomic.blogspot.com/

http://designforsocialchange.weebly.com/graphic-novel-style-psa.html

http://alhussainyblog.wordpress.com/2011/10/14/persepolis-the-graphic-novel-en-download/

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