Monday, April 10

Class Starter: Blog about your favorite cookie brand

2000px-Vector_Oreo.svgThe Oreo brand is familiar to almost everyone. Why is that so? Here are some fun facts.  Write a blog about your favorite food packaging & include an image.  (30 Points)

 

Class Activity: Inkscape

inkscapeI want you to experiment with one more free application for creating graphics. Inkscape is a free to download and use and compares to Adobe Illustrator for making vector graphics.

Your Inkscape Assignment is as follows:  Open Inkscape and start experimenting with the tools. Create a vector graphic of your own choosing.  You may work on your logo or anything that interests you.

Optional:  If you would like step by step instructions for your first project, you may download this How to Create a Cartoon Dinosaur.

When you have completed your Inkscape Assignment, make a new folder nested inside your class folder and name it  INKSCAPE.  Save 2 files: an Inkscape file (.SVG) and .PNG file.
Due Friday 4/14 (50 Points)

If you would like to further explore Inkscape on your own time, you can download the application at home from Inkscape.  And if you would like to practice your Inkscape skills you can find good tutorials at Invato Tuts.

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Wednesday, March 1

Class Starter:  Watch as I present a Google Slides Project. 

Class Activity:

Garage Band Assignment  (100 points) Due 3/9   
Work in teams to create a project in Garage Band. You will make a multiple track project that includes music loops in the application and music or voice recordings that you make. Even though you are working in teams, each individual student is required to do the following:

1- Work in a team to create a multi track recording using the Garage Band Application.

2-Export the final project as an mp3 and put a copy in your Google Drive Assignment Folder.

Monday, December 12

alexander-khokhlov-2d-2dClass Starter: Think about yourself in 2-D

To get started, take a look at this logo branding on the site awwwards.com 

Think about ways that you can make a logo about yourself

Class Activity:  Personal Branding: Photoshop-2 Assignment

Use Photoshop to create a graphic about YOU – your logo.   You might start with a pencil sketch but then you will need to create a digital graphic of it.   It needs to:

•Be Recognizable at any size
•Emotional or Intuitive Cerebral Connection
•Dares to be Original

*Still need inspiration? Look at Behance or Dribbble.

Tutorials you might like:
How to Make 3D Icon
10 Essential Shortcuts

TURN THIS IN BY POSTING A JPEG VERSION OF YOUR LOGO ON YOUR BLOG WITH A SHORT DESCRIPTION. Also put your logo file in your Google Drive folder  DUE WEDNESDAY 12/14  (50 points)

Monday, May 9

152405996Class Starter: Go check your Skyward.

We are down to the last 3 weeks of school. I have thrown a whole lot of challenges down where computer applications and creativity are concerned, and you have really shown your personal interests and talents!

WHAT ABOUT LATE ASSIGNMENTS?
•PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS IS MAY 19TH
•FINAL DEADLINE IS MAY 23TH

Class Activity: Work on your Media Marketing Assignment

ANNOUNCEMENT:
Finishing the semester will be easy as 1-2-3

1 – The My Tiny Company Media Marketing is due on Wednesday May 11th. This will be your big creative finish and we will enjoy sharing your projects with the class.  

2 – Next week you will create some content pages for your class blog websites

3 – Class Final is on Monday May 23.

 

 

Wednesday, April 27

Class Activity: Personal Branding with Google SlidesApps-Google-Drive-Slides-icon

Let’s collaborate using Google Slides and practice a little bit of personal branding. If you were asked to fill one page in a magazine to represent your image or “personal brand” what would you submit?  I have invited you to collaborate on a project called The 802 Lab. I have added my slide & now I want you to add yours – It should be pretty fun to flip through when it’s done! (30 Points)

*Use the remainder of today’s class to complete your My Tiny Company Branding Assignment.

Thursday, April 21

Class Starter: Logo Branding – simple solutions:

19685•Recognizable at any size
•Emotional or Intuative Cerebral Connection
•Makes a Promise
•Dares to be Original

Class Activity:

As you create a new logo for your  My Tiny Company, you might start with a pencil sketch but then you will need to create a vector shape and make it original.  Watch while I demonstrate some easy Photoshop tricks using text layers and Shape layers.

*Use the rest of the class today to work on your logo.
Still need inspiration? Look at Behance or Dribbble.

Tuesday, April 19

Class Starter: Blog about your favorite cookie brand

2000px-Vector_Oreo.svgThe Oreo brand is familiar to almost everyone. Why is that so? Here are some fun facts.  Write a blog about your favorite food packaging & include an image.  (30 Points)

Class Activities:  Branding Assignment!

Now that you have some experience using graphic applications, you are ready to make a logo for your new product.Use Gimp, Photoshop or Inkscape to create a logo and a business card for your product. CLICK HERE for the Branding Assignment Specifications.

I am giving you 4 class periods to finish, so do your best!
Due April 29th. (100 Points)

Example:
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Friday, April 15

ketchup-dayClass Starter:  Check your Skyward

If you find that you are missing assignments, please let me know when they are completed, so that I can update your grade.

Class Activities:

Finish your Inkscape Assignment. When you have completed your Inkscape Assignment, make a new folder nested inside your class folder and name it  INKSCAPE.  Save 2 files: an Inkscape file (.SVG) and .PNG file.
Due Tuesday 4/19 (100 Points)

**You should have extra time today to work on missing assignments**

 

 

Tuesday, March 29

1410479545180849583Class Starter:  99 Percent Invisible

A TED Talk of a radio show about flag design.  Open the link and watch Roman Mars doing his podcast live in front of a TED audience. (to save time, start at 2:00 minutes in)  Pay attention to 2 things:  His radio production and what he says about flag design.

Write a blog post about anything that caught your attention.  (30 points)

Class Activity:  Teacher Demonstration – Photoshop

Before you launch into the Photoshop-1 assignment, watch as I demonstrate the way that I created 3 versions of the cherries image. Cherriesx3

After my demonstration and before you start your project watch the following video about the Photoshop tool panels.  Finding tool panels in Photoshop seems hard at first, but you will get the hang of it!

Your assignment:
Create 3 different versions of the Cherries, using any of the tools that you choose. Make your own version!   
When you have completed the project save your original working Photoshop document AND a jpeg version in your class folder.  DUE Thursday, March 31. (100 points)