Chrome OS Notebook

Applied to pilot Chrome OS notebook from Google. I have my fingers crossed and hope Google accepts my application for 32 notebooks.

The notebooks would be used on a daily basis for students to learn technology in addition to supporting their learning needs.

I love learning and being an early adopter of technology as it helps you stay on top of the game, but being a pilot for this pilot project would actually put you in the game. As well, you can have a direct voice in terms of giving feedback and making changes to create a better product for the end user.

DP – Good Morning

Away this morning as you may suspect.

Things to do:
1. Hand in your composites, if you haven’t already.
2. Finish your ICBC Ad and 200 word creative notes.
3. Optimize 10 images from Girl’s Joker Classic and 10 images from the Boy’s Joker Classic.

Hand all assignments in to the Handin folder on the S:/ drive.

For #3: Optimize Photos.

Post-production work is a very important skill to master. It can be the difference between an amateur from a professional.

Every photo is unique and every photo has the potential for different variation for its final product.

1. Import photos to Lightroom from the S:/ drive under Joker Classic. There should be 2000+ pictures.

2. Choose 10 photos that you fancy, but don’t limit yourself.

3. Create a quick collection. (Press B)

4. To toggle between views. G for grid, E for loupe, D for develop.

5. Generate a workflow in Develop Module.

6. Start with the White Balance, that is the single most drastic change. Then, tweek the Exposure and adjustment sliders.

7. Move down the adjustment tools.

8. Compare the before and after.

9. Check the composition, crop if you think a better composition canbe achieved. (R for Crop)

10. Finish and create a web gallery. Export to the desktop and move to the Handin.

*This assignment is due this Thursday.

I will be in before lunch.

Student Reflections from BCSSA 2010

John Oliver is very fortunate to have four of our stakeholders attend this year’s BCSSAA Fall Conference. A ┬álot of information was transmitted and as they attempt to process and reflect upon the day, they offer some of their thoughts and feelings regarding personalized learning and 21st Century Learning.

Big Thanks to Superintendents, Steve Cardwell and Jordan Tinney, for extending the invitation to our students – the only students at the conference.