September 8th – 11th
Class hours: 9:40 – 2:05
- Mask break & bathroom breaks, tie them together
- Other observations from our first day in the new normal….
- David Broza wants to invite you to a discussion on Discord, invitation link
- Remote meals access process, starts at the school website
- Science Exploration Opportunities on Wednesdays through UVM
- PE: will meet for the first time (online) next Wednesday at 8:00 AM, email forthcoming or has been sent. A Google Classroom has been made for your course, check it out.
- VTC Comp: Will be meeting in person in room E108 from 10-11 on Wednesdays
- VTC PreCalc: first day is Wednesday the 16th. Class meets in person on Wednesdays from 12-1 in room E-108 (near Auto). If they are in cohort A, they will also meet virtually on Thursday and Friday from 8:45-9:30. If they are in Cohort B, they will meet virtually on the following Monday and Tuesday (same time).
9:45 Attendance & Graph of the Day
Graphs and visual literacy is an important skill to learn. Throughout the year, we will practice dissecting visual content. Not only will be be reading them, we’ll be making our own!
When looking at graphs, we’ll be guided by the following questions:
- What’s going on in this graph? Write a catchy headline that captures the graph’s main idea.
- What do you notice? If you make a claim, tell us what you noticed that supports your claim.
- What do you wonder? What are you curious about that comes from what you notice in the graph?
C.R.A.P stands for contrast, repetition, alignment and proximity. These are the four principles of design used by graphic designers, web designers and digital learning experts. Good UX and UI include these principals.
10:25 Mask Break
Physics & Humanities classes are held in Cawd 2 with Ms. Liguori and Ms. Yopp. Each day we are in school you will have a breakout for academic courses.
Academic courses will include assignments that are to be completed outside of Cawd 2 classroom time and function as separate classes from Cawd. Your teachers will go over your class with you and may use Canvas and or Google Classroom to host course content and assignments.
All students have access to free breakfast and lunch everyday! We’ll walk down the hall together this first week. You will order from a selection of sandwiches. After you pick up your items, return directly to the classroom. We’ll be eating in our classroom (I know, super crazy).
12:00 Designing with CRAP in mind
Activity – Scavenger Hunt & Illustrator Tool Blitz
- making and using guides
- Working in Adobe Illustrator
- Set up new document 640 by 480 pixels (create 4 Artboards)
- Identify a design principal for each artboard, add text to identify
- Find a good example of each element of design (could be from a video game, movie poster, app, book cover, website and place on the correct artboard
- Test out effects and tools as you create your document
- 12:30PM You’ll present your findings
- Save as PDF. Filename: CRAP_Lastname and upload to your Week 1 Folder on the server
12:55 Vector Challenge Champ
Champ is the name of a lake monster said to live in Lake Champlain, but what does Champ look like in your mind?
For a quick speed challenge, practice using the shape and shapebuilder tools to create a quick design of your very own lake monster. Incorporate colors. Apply concepts of CRAP as you see fit to execute your design.
Create 1 artboard, 500 x 500.
1:05 Mask Break
1:05 Vector Challenge Cont…- Champ
Saving Instructions: Filename: Champ_lastname. Save as PNG and place in your week 1 folder. We’ll take a look at your designs during today’s dailies.
1:45 Review Homework for Remote Days
Remote Days – Homework
Posted at the end of the second in class day of the week will be the remote homework you are to complete. This work will be due at the start of the next in person cohort meeting.
This homework be an extension of learning from the week and may comprise of assigned and independent projects.
#1. Complete the set up of your home office
- Connect to your FTP account using FileZilla or Cyberduck
- Connect to your school email
- Install Blender 2.90 from the Blender site
- Sign-on and install Adobe Creative Cloud from adobe.com (use our school email, when prompted choose corporate not personal account)
#2. Developing your personal brand
Sure you know brands, McDonalds, Super Mario, Coke.
However, have you ever considered what your brand is? When you interact with people in person, online and through social media and image of you is built up over time. Colleges and employers now spend time learning about you even before they meet you. What will your brand say about you?
Ok, some deep thinking time…
Use this Google Document to answer these questions. (you’ll need to make a copy) Share your document with me by sending me a professional email. Subject: My Personal Brand Don’t forget to change the sharing settings on your Google Doc.
- What words do others use to describe me?
- How do people benefit by working with me?
- How do I make people feel?
- What field or industry am I in (or do I want to be in)?
- What are the words I would use to describe my work?
- Who is my target audience / the kinds of people I want to be around?
- What do I do that makes me stand out from everyone else?
#3. Developing a Personal Logo
Over the next several weeks we will dedicate time to curating your own personal brand and logo that you can use with your college and career applications.
The best way to start is by picking up a sketchbook and just drawing, so that’s what you’ll do.
Sketch out six (6) designs. You may or may not use color, pencil is fine. It is up to you. Create the first iterations of your logo. The size does not matter, just getting ideas down is most important.
Take a picture of your logo sketches and FTP to your Week One Folder Filename: LogoIdeaV1
If more than one file is necessary, label LogoIdeaV1a, LogoIdeaV1b, …