Web11 – February 24th, 2010

Sorry folks!

I am away this afternoon.

Once again, your flash site is due.

End of term is near or rather here…make sure all your assignments have been handed in to avoid getting an “I”.

I will have your preliminary marks next week just in time for you to negotiate.

I love negotiations, that is the social studies teacher in me, but you have to formulate a great argument and come with supporting evidence.

Those students that requested extra percentages owe me double so you need to be working extra hard to receive your “A’s”

For term III, we will be focusing on CMS and your respective sites. This needs to be a thorough process and steps will be provided to help you plan for effective deployment of your content as well as presentation.

If your group is already here, you need to be discussing roles and duties to help speed up the process. Also, some things to consider are:

1. Colour scheme

2. Graphics

3. Themes

4. Number of pages

5. Responsibilities

6. Media

7. Presentation

You always need an editor to ensure that your content is grammar and spell checked and as always appropriate.

DP11 – February 24th, 2010

Go Canada Go!!!

End of term is near or rather here…make sure all your assignments have been handed in to avoid getting an “I”.

I will have your preliminary marks next week just in time for you to negotiate.

I love negotiations, that is the social studies teacher in me, but you have to formulate a great argument and come with supporting evidence.

*Don’t forget to update your Flickr portfolio as it is your culminating assignment and will be assessed as part of your year end grade*

As we move into term III, there will be more emphasis on Photoshop CS4 and retouching photographs. I have placed tutorials in the s:/ > Handout > Su_DP11 > Tutorials.

You will find these videos valuable as you hone your editing skills. There will be projects attached to these video, but for now please feel free to watch the video to gain insight into the power of Photoshop CS4. If you wish and is recommended, you can copy the videos onto your USB drives to view at home.

From now on, you will need to bring your own head phones.

Web 11/12

For today you need to handin your flash site into the handin folder.

Moving on, you need to discuss with your group a site plan for your CMS (Drupal and Joomla) site. On a word document, list the following:

1. Group members

2. Theme

3. Audience

4. Types of graphics or media

5. Main content

For today, work on your frontpage or homepage and create a welcome message that will also tells the vistors to your site what the site is about.

DP11 – February 22, 2010

Hi folks,

For today, you need to hand in your panoramic images. If you are finished, you may have free time or you can create a composite banner for the multicultural show that will be featured on our website.

The dimensions need to be 500 x 200 (width by height in pixels).

Your pictures have been uploaded to the s:/ drive for you located in the Feb22Import in the Handout folder with the exception of two cameras because they out. Please return the two cameras to my TOC.

DP11 – Panorama Images

Still waiting to get my lens cap back!!!

Your next assignment entails creating two panoramic images.

One needs to be length wise and the other need to be vertical as discussed in class.

You must include all the images used during the stitching process as well as the final product – cropped and corrected.

This assignment will be due at the end of the following week.

Instructions:

1. Capture images – remember to include half of the previous image to ensure proper stitching.

2. Upload to Lightroom or open in Photoshop CS4 – use may need to use camera raw. The former is easier to use.

3. Select images > right-click > Edit in Photoshop Photomerge.

4. Choose your desired settings and go.

5. Frame your image and title it.

6. Same in s:/ drive > Panorama

Mini 8s

By now everyone should have registered for my blog…but only three has. The beauty of technology is everything is date and time stamped so I know exactly when things are done or assignments handed in.

Today, you will need to organize you groups…no more than 5 per group. Please sign up your groups with my TOC. Choose wisely as your group with remain the same for all activities until the end of the year.

Once you have established your group, you can do one of two things or both.

1. Explore the tutorial panel of the Mindstorm NXT software installed on the laptops.

2. Research you project assignment on FFL.org.

As I value your ability to research on your own – a skill you will need for the future, I will only say the you need to find “Smart Move” and a pdf called “your project”.

Be good to my TOC.

Remember to shut down the laptops and put everything.

DP11 – Register for Digital Photography 12

I am very exited to announce that we will be offering Digital Photography 12. There is no prerequisite for this course as we will be reviewing many concepts learnt in DP11. Also, we will be getting studio space with studio lights to help you expand on your photographic skills. Furthermore, we will continue building your technical skill with Photoshop CS4.