Tuesday, May 16

Class Starter:  Do you have Senior-itis?


Senior or not, you need to keep your energy going until school’s out!

Class Activity:  Your favorite project from this semester.

We covered so many applications and topics in this class – what did you get out of it?

1-Review your Google Drive folder and choose a project that improved your skills.

2- Write a blog post that includes that project and explain what you learned and how that project applies to you as a person.

Due Today!  (50 Points)

Monday, January 23

Class Starter:  Kelvin Doe Child Prodigy

Watch this as a class for pure inspiration.  You are a genius too!

Class Activities:  OK now lets get to the task at hand: Building a Google Spreadsheet
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Here is a quick tutorial to show some basic formatting: “Creating and Basic Formatting”

Today you will use the  Google Sheets application to create a new spreadsheet. Watch as I demonstrate how to create a Google Spreadsheet.  Pay close attention to details so you will be ready for today’s assignment.

Assignment: Google Sheets-1

This assignment uses a spreadsheet to show employee standings at Donovan Industries. Click here to view instructions.    (50 points due January 27)

Welcome to Digital Business Applications

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It’s the beginning of the 2017 Spring Semester and there are a few easy but important things to do before we get started:

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  1. Go to your school email inbox and find an email from me abury@alpinedistrict.org.  Reply to my email and tell me what name you like to go by and which class you are in.  (B2 or B3)
  2.  Make a folder on your Google Drive and name it “DBA”. This is where you will keep all of your work for this class.
  3. Take a Card!
    This Semester we are trying something new to replace passing out a course disclosure.  In class today I will give you my class card with all of my contact info and a QR Code which will take you directly to “The Basics” web page.  Share this with your parents so that they can see what we will be doing.  DBACard-web

Tuesday, January 10 – Last Day of Class

Class Starter: Who Shot Alexander Hamilton?

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A CLEO Awards winning commercial.  What is this Media Marketing Saying?

Do you have favorite commercials?

We are down to the last day of the Semester. 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!

Class Activity: Go check your Skyward.

***FINAL DEADLINE FOR ANY ASSIGNMENT IS TODAY.  ASSIGNMENTS TURNED IN TODAY WILL BE GRADED AND ADDED TO YOUR SKYWARD FOR YOUR FINAL GRADE.***

 

Tuesday, December 20

Class Starter: Class Photoshop Gallery!

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Today we will take a look at the imagination and Photoshop skills right here in our DBA classes.  You have really out-done yourselves!

Class Activity: Use the remainder of today’s class period to finish and turn an any assignment from the semester.

There will only be 2 more assignments this semester:

  • A FINAL BLOG POST
  • SEMESTER FINAL

Wednesday, December 14

Class Starter: Digital Photography Manipulation

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Class Activity: Class Gallery Project  50 points)

  1. Open Photoshop
  2. Open my class folder and download the photoshop file that I have placed in the folder. “PHOTOSHOP-MASTER.PSD”
  3. Use the Layers Palette, selection tools and any other tools to create a new digital image.
  4. Add your name to the image, using the Type Tool
  5. Save the finished piece in your class folder as a PSD, and save a JPEG copy in my drive folder for your class period.
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  6. We will view your artwork as a class gallery show.

USE 2 OF THE FOLLOWING IMAGES:

Thursday, December 8

Class Starter: Photoshop Demo

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Watch as I show you some tricks using LAYERS & SHAPES & TYPE

 Class Activity:

Use today’s classtime  to complete and turn in your Photoshop-1 Assignment.  *Remember to put your PSD & a JPEG in your Drive folder for a grade!

Friday, December 2

Class Starter: Friday Freebie!
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Class Activity: More GIMP

1- Today your Gimp-1 assignment is due.  To turn it in you must add your completed project to your assignment folder on Google Drive.

2- Now that you have used Gimp, lets’ do one more project using GIMP to manipulate photography.

I have provided a some images with a Creative Commons license. Download one of these images to use for your GIMP-2 Assignment.  Instructions below…

GIMP – 2 ASSIGNMENT:  (50 Points – Due Tuesday Dec 6)

1- Copy one of the images that I have provided & open it in Gimp.

2 – Follow an online tutorial for photo editing with Gimp.  This tutorial from 10-Steps is pretty easy to follow.

3 –  Make changes to the photo using your own imagination.

4 – When you are finished, go to the Gimp file menu and export the document as a JPEG.

5 – Turn your JPEG in to your assignment  folder.

 

 

 

 

Monday, November 21

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 assignments that are due. Remember to email the teacher about any assignment that you have turned in late. abury@alpinedistrict.org

Thursday, November 3

moth_podcast_1400x1400Class Starter:  The Moth Podcast

In class today, I would like to share an award winning podcast, The Moth.  These are true stories told in first person in front of a live audience.   This episode is about a high schooler  who encounters racism when he tries to go to prom. Told by Hasan Ninhaj himself, speaking from his own experience. The title of the story is “Prom”

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Class Activities:

1- Test drive the Itunes App on  on the lab computers.

2- Watch as I demonstrate the Garage Band App

3- Use the rest of class to complete your Podcast-2 assignment