Welcome to Week 35 “Distance Learning” in Cawd. Inside this document you are going to find:
- What have you left at school?
- Tasks to complete this week
- Due dates – evidence of completion
- Contacting Mr. Cronin
What have you left at school?
As we move through through our distance learning, the end of school is about a month away. CTE wants to know what you have left at school that you need to get back – a jacket in a locker, your skates in a sports locker, Mr. Bisson’s room, etc.
I don’t think many items are left in CAWD, but if there is something please list it. We don’t know how or when we are going to get it, but we want to start thinking about collecting and getting back to you.
If you have left something at school please fill this form out.
If you have left nothing don’t worry about the form, but please enjoy this photo of a replica x-wing crashing into the water.
Tasks to complete this week
This week there are going to be two tasks to be complete:
- Human hair sketch – short hair
- Gallery using Lightbox and jQuery
Part 1 – Human hair sketch – short hair
This week we are pivoting to the study of short hair. I am going to give you 2 different resources that you could use this week, but you are welcome to use your own resource. My biggest concern is that students just “wing it” and draw the hair and it ends up … meh. If you can draw “A” level hair than ok, don’t use a resource, but consider watching one of these 5-7 minute resources in the background. You may pick up a hint that you can add to your toolbox.
If you aren’t really comfortable working on your own, simply follow one of the resources. The first time you draw short hair may not be the greatest, but in order to get to the “better” second, third times, you have to have a first time. Do your best, don’t stress.
Draw short hair on the next page of your sketchbook (with a faceless face / just need the hair), take a photo, and email me by Friday at 3pm.
Part 2 – Gallery using Lightbox and jQuery
This week we are going to work on a setting up a gallery, which will connect to your end of the year CAWD Portfolio. The gallery itself will be built using our existing skills and also two additional assets: Lightbox and jQuery.
Lightbox is a gallery skin in many ways. It will sit on top of an existing HTML based gallery and use CSS and JS to adjust how the gallery looks and behaves.
For example here is what a jQuery library looks like, and here is what the jQuery library looks like minified– with all the white space and comments removed to speed up download times.
You will need to use a series of Bill Murray assets for this project. They are hosted here on my section of the CAWD site. You have two options on how to use them:
- Download the “imagesZip.zip” archive from that folder, develop on your home machine, and then upload the complete project – (that is what I am going to do in the video)
- If you are using CodePen.io, you can hotlink to the images specifically on the CAWD web server. (If you are using CodePen and this doesn’t make sense please email me and we can talk it over.)
We are going to use a Google font – a Display font specifically. This will make our design look less “default”.
We are going to need the meta viewport tag as well. This will force the browser to use our mobile, responsive design.
We will need a background image of Bill Murray that can be found here.
Screenshots of code:
Due dates – evidence of completion
- Complete the “What have you left at school” form by EOD on Thursday if you have something at school you need to get back before the summer. (Jacket, skis, books in locker, etc).
- Take a photo of your “Human hair sketch – short hair” and email it to me by Friday May 22nd at 3pm.
- Upload your completed Gallery using Lightbox and jQuery by Friday May 22nd at 3pm.
Contacting Mr. Cronin
I am going to hold “office hours” where I sit at my computer on Monday’s from 10-12. My work email goes right to my phone, so you are going to have no trouble contacting me outside of this. I will respond as soon as I can. I have already been in contact with students at different times during the day – let’s just keep that communication flowing as normal.