March 27, 2015

Day 10 – Graphic Communications Day 8

I am out today with the Robotics Team attending the LHS Robotics Competition. Please follow along with the post below for your day’s assignment. I hope you all have a family/friend fun and relaxing Spring Break.

Last period of the day please shut down all computers for the break!

Today’s Activity:

Today is a makeup day if you still have missing work. Email your Photoshop shirt file to me with having your design as an attachment. Make sure the file name includes your last name.

You may play on Cool Math if you have everything done. (only this site for games)

You can then use this time to work on the Tech Time Essay contest. Log into your Google Account and create a new Google Doc to create your essay. This will allow you to work on it at home over spring break. Here are the links for the Essay Contest.

8th Grade: Create  an alternative program to safely and economically dispose of the e-waste in the United States. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70ln8dz8VYM

7th Grade: What new technology would you invent to track climate change and/or address the problems created by climate change? Why would this be important to society? How would you get society to “buy” your ideal product?

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted, this means no words going through the image
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Use Photoshop with confidence, adding text, adding images, layering graphics, adding effects and filters.
  • Understand a quality layout when creating a shirt design.
  • Send an email that includes an attachment.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 26, 2015

Day 9 – Graphic Communications Day 7

Last day to be working on your shirt designs. Use your time effectively! Have a friend look over your final design for their input before you turn it in. Keep in mind all the requirements listed below. Be creative, show off your talents in creating your very own shirt design.

Today’s Activity:

You will email me your Photoshop file of your shirt design to be graded and printed. You will be learning today how to send a file as an attachment in an email.

  1. Have a classmate look over your design and provide constructive input into your design before you send the file in your email.
  2. Make sure you have saved your file with your name in it and the file format is Photoshop (.pds) extension.
  3. Log into your Google Account
  4. Go to Gmail
  5. Click on Compose to create your email
  6. Fill in my email address, CC yourself
  7. Subject: Print my T-Shirt
  8. Type me a message on your thoughts about this activity.
  9. Attach your Photoshop file of your T-Shirt design by click on the paperclip and then navigate to your personal folder. Select your shirt design, make sure it is the photoshop file.
  10. Click send once all above is completed.

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted, this means no words going through the image
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Use Photoshop with confidence, adding text, adding images, layering graphics, adding effects and filters.
  • Understand a quality layout when creating a shirt design.
  • Send an email that includes an attachment.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 25, 2015

Day 8 – Graphic Communications Day 6

Today you will be working on your shirt designs. Use your time effectively, you should finalize your design by tomorrow. Keep in mind all the requirements listed below. Be creative, show off your talents in creating your very own shirt design.

Reminder:

  • Make sure you have forward your goals email
  • Turned in your Class Expectation sheets signed
  • Turn in your Graphic Communications activity questions to the folder
  • Show me you completed activity photos 2-5

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted, this means no words going through the image
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 24, 2015

Day 7 – Graphic Communications Day 5

Today is the day for you to start designing your shirt using the skills you learned working with Adobe Photoshop.  Keep in mind the expectations and shirt requirements when creating your design. 

Ready to do your shirts:

  • You will need to sketch out your shirt design on paper
  • Look on Google Images to find ideas and save the images in your personal folder. No images can be copyrighted or have a trademark that forbids using in your shirt design.  Keep this in mind.
  • Then you are to use the skills you learned in activities 1-5 to create your shirt.
  • Make sure you set up your shirt with the proper size and resolution. Refer to page 35 in the student handbook.

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted, this means no words going through the image
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 23, 2015

Day 6 – Graphic Communications Day 4

Today you will be learning how to create unique text effects using Adobe Photoshop. You will also finish up any other photos activities that have not been completed. All are due today to be graded. We will be starting your t-shirt design tomorrow so be thinking what you might like to create after you have learned over the past few days.

Housekeeping:

  • You should have day 1- 5 activities finish at this point if not make sure they are finished before continuing.
  • After today all activity questions should be answered on the handout. If you are not finished go back and find the answers. Turn the handout to the folder to be graded.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Handout  (turn in when finished)
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the Day: 

Log into Depco Studio proceed to Activity 5 Text Effects, watch the short video segments. Listen carefully! Find the answer to the following question completing the last question on the activity question worksheet. Turn in the worksheet to the folder, make sure your name is on it.

  • Activity 5 Photoshop Text Effects
    1. The three factors that determine file size are _____.

Application:

Start and complete Activity 5 learning how to work with text in a photo.

Here is a sample of Activity 5 project:

Text Effects and Filters

If you get this done and are ready to start your shirts here is the information needed:

Ready to do your shirts:

  • You will need to sketch out your shirt design on paper
  • Look on Google Images to find ideas and save the images in your personal folder. No images can be copyrighted or have a trademark that forbids using in your shirt design.  Keep this in mind.
  • Then you are to use the skills you learned in activities 1-5 to create your shirt.
  • Make sure you set up your shirt with the proper size and resolution. Refer to page 35 in the student handbook.

Shirt Requirements:

  • Must have at least three graphic items on the shirt
  • At one location the graphics need to be layered.
  • Must have text added
  • Must have one effect or filter used
  • Must be your own work
  • Can not be copyrighted, this means no words going through the image
  • Be conscious of the amount of color used backgrounds must stay white.

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Edit text within text layers.
  • Create and format text using the digital imaging program.
  • Manipulate the text using the Warp tool.
  • Create unique text using the Effects and Style tools.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 20, 2015

Day 5 – Graphic Communications Day 3

Please resend your email assignment, Gmail is back and working.

Today you will be learning more about using Adobe Photoshop manipulation tools and techniques that will all help you create an awesome T-Shirt design in a few days.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Worksheet
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the day:

Log into Depco Studio/Graphics Communication/Resume answers to the questions as you watch the video clips that are provided in Depco Studio. Listen carefully!

  • Activity 4 Photoshop Advance Manipulation II
    1. _____ is the term used for getting rid of all of the unnecessary portions of the image.
    2. Explain what are filters and why are they used with photo manipulation.
    3. What is feathering?

Application:

Start and complete Activity 4 in the Student Handbook following step by step to complete the four edited photos. Make sure you save your work as directed to show your teacher later.

You will complete the following Photoshop files, here are the samples:

hansen.activity4_edited-1

Filters- Pixelation

Feathering, Eyedropper, Inverse Marquee

Frame Border

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Perform advanced photo manipulation techniques to change an image.
  • Understand how to blur an image, correct dust specs, add a frame, match colors .
  • Enhance images with built-in filters from Photoshop.
  • Manipulate the edges of an image.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 19, 2015

Day 4 – Graphic Communications Day 2 

Today you will be learning more about using Adobe Photoshop tools and manipulation techniques. You will complete four different edited photos as you experience each of these manipulations techniques taught.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions Worksheet
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the day:

Forward your email you sent on your goals to me so that I can grade them. 10 pts

Those not finished with the Activity 2 – Shapes and Layers you need to finish this first then continue below.

Log into Depco Studio complete Activity 3 questions (5 pts). Listening to the video clips that are provided in Depco Studio. Listen carefully! Keep paper for the next day in a safe place.

  • Activity 3 Photoshop Manipulation I
    1. Explain what the different photo editing tools are and how they can be used?

Application:

Start and complete Activity 3 in the Graphics Communication Student Handbook (15 pts). Follow the instructions in the Student Handbook step by step as directed to complete the photos. Make sure you save each edited photo as directed in the handbook to be graded later.

Here are samples of today’s activity projects:

Marquee and Move Tool

Lasso, Copy, Paste

Quick Selection Tool, Inverse, Delete

Clone Tool

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • Select individual elements of an image using several different selection tools.
  • Isolate and duplicate an element of an image.
  • Copy and paste different elements of an image to a new location.
  • Implement the use of the feather technique and the clone stamp.
  • Change a color image to a gray-scale image.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 18, 2015

Day 3 – Graphic Communications Day 1

Today we will be starting the first module, Graphic Communications. In the world of Graphics Communication there are careers in the following: Advertisement, News, Printing, Commercial Artist, and Photographer.

Materials Needed:

  • Activity Questions worksheet
  • Pencil or pen
  • Student Handbook- Graphic Communications (green)
  • Depco Studio
  • Adobe Photoshop Elements

Activity for the day:

First we will log into Depco Studio to gain understanding of Digital Design and begin learning the tools of Photoshop.

Then, start and complete Activity 1 and 2 the Graphics Communication in Depco Studio. Then follow the student handbook to complete the project activity one. You will begin to use Adobe Photoshop Elements program and how to use the shape tool. Find the answers to the questions in the video clips that are provided, log into Depco Studio. Listen carefully!

  • Activity 1 Introduction (5 pts)
    1. Digital Design is ….. ?
    2. What is a pixel?
    3. Explain screen resolution.
    4. PPI or DPI what does this stand for?
  • Activity 2 Photoshop Shapes (5 pts)
    1. Explain the difference between vector graphics and raster graphics
    2. What are the different enhancements you can do to photos?

Application:

Once all questions are answered open your student handbook and complete the activity for 1-2. This activity is to provide you with the skills in Photoshop to create shapes and understanding layering.

Sample of today’s activity project (15 pts):

Understanding Layers, Shapes, Colors

Clear Learning Target (CLT) I can at the completion of this day do the following:

  • I can explain what is digital design and resolution of an image.
  • Open a new document in Photoshop Elements.
  • Explain the tools used for photo editing
  • Zoom in and out on an image.
  • Explain the use of layers in Photoshop.
  • Create and edit shapes in Photoshop.
  • Create custom shapes.
  • Create multiple shapes in one layer.

At the end of class make sure you have:

  • Saved your work as directed in the student handbook.
  • Logged out of your Depco Studio Account
  • Logged out of your network account
  • Put the student handbook and head set back properly
  • Push your chair in when you leave

March 17, 2015

Day 2  – Getting all set up and Gmail!

Today will finish reviewing the Class Expectation handout. We will log into the Network and access our Google Accounts / Power School to make sure all students can log into these accounts.

I will explain Google Drive for everyone to use daily with their classes.

While we are testing out these Google Apps, you are to email me in Gmail:

  • your goals,
  • what is your career desire,
  • what have you liked about Longfellow
  • what would like to learn in the class.

I look forward to reading these!  Make sure you do your email properly see below. Worth 10 pts.

  • To: dhansen@lorainschools.org
  • Subject: Goals
  • Message: Dear Mrs. Hansen, …………..
    • Message …Answer the questions above…..
    • Then closure with your name.
  • Check spelling and no texting lingo!!!!

Once all emails are sent we will test our Depco Studio Accounts to see if you can access them.

I can at the end of this class:

  • Log onto the Network and into Power School, Google Accounts.
  • Send an email in gMail typed properly as a business email.
  • Explain Google Drive and the Google Apps 
  • Access Depco Studio

March 16, 2015

Day 1  – Welcome and Getting all set up!

I am so excited to have you all here in your new itinerant class, Intro to Career Tech.

Today, you will learn about your new itinerant class, we will access the computer accounts used daily in class (Network Login, Google Apps, Power School, and Depco Studio). Make sure you understand your account’s usernames and passwords. Do Not tell a friend your passwords.

What is Intro to Career Tech?  

Daily Procedures:

  1. Log onto your computer with your username and password
  2. Check your grades at least twice a week.
  3. Read what we are doing on the website for the day and get ready for class.
  4. Log into your Google Account and or Depco Studio when needing to use it.

You will access this Longfellow to Gateway to Technology (GTT) website. You will use this site everyday to find out what are the expectations for the day, clear learning targets, and instructions for the daily lessons. Make sure you bookmark this site for quick access.

You received the Class Expectations handout, we will go over this in class and you are to have your parent/guardian and yourself sign this handout. Once signed it is to be turned in by Wednesday 10 pts. into your period to be graded folder.

I will explain Google Drive for everyone to use daily with their classes.

While we are testing out these accounts you are to email me your goals, what is your career desire, what have you liked about Longfellow and what would like to learn in the class. I look forward to reading these!  Make sure you do your email properly see below. Worth 10 pts.

  • To: dhansen@lorainschools.org
  • Subject: Goals
  • Message: Dear Mrs. Hansen,
    • What are your goals for your future?
    • What career would like to do when you grow up?
    • What have you liked about Longfellow this school year?
    • What are you looking forward to doing in Intro to Career Tech?
  • Check spelling and no texting lingo!!!! Complete sentences.

I can at the end of this class:

  • Log into Power School, Google Accounts, 
  • Send an email in Gmail
  • I can explain Google Drive and the Google Apps