Each student in my class will be creating and publishing a class journal. The reasons I ask you to do these journals are:
I always thought twitter was pretty dumb - that I really didn't care what Ashton Kusher had for breakfast - but I've slowly come to realize that it is an awesome professional development tool that put me in contact with experts in the creative field all over the world. A wise man - Roger Martin put it this way, "All of us are smarter than one of us."
You will need to create your own twitter account. If you already have an account you can use it - but it might be wise to create another for professional purposes. It's really about creating a brand for yourself that you can sell to colleges or a potential employer. To create a new account, just click on the twitter bird at the top of this post and you'll be linked to Twitter's home page. You'll have to verify your email address after creating a user name and password. Please use your real name when you're setting this up - we can always change it later.
Good work by all last week on the 3d packages. It appeared that everyone learned something new about Illustrator last week. This week we'll be having a couple of new skills we'll be working on. Depending on what year you are, the main focus may be different for each of you. Here are our main focus goals for the week:
Seniors: Friday we'll hopefully be able to reschedule the NOCTI hands-on part of the test. Use the extra few days to review InDesign skills and creating thumbnails and progressive comps. You should all be working on your senior projects by this point. It is a good idea to see how you will be evaluated before you begin planning your presentations. It's smart to get photographic evidence of you building your product - all of the steps should have some sort of visual evidence - doing this will make your presentation easier to do. This is the evaluation sheet that will be used to judge your senior project and ePortfolios.
Juniors: You need to complete your Job Shadow Project by the end of April. It's important to understand the expectations for this project. Below are the documents that explain how to approach your job shadow experience.
Guidelines for your Job Shadow - read this first to understand the process.
Approval Form - pay close attention to the date requirements
Mentor Interview Questions - these questions will help you conduct your mentor interview.
Reflection Form - After you've completed your Job Shadow, answer these questions that will help others understand what you've learned from the experience.
9th & 10th Grade Students: I want to see 9th and 10th grade students add yearbook designs, package designs and job research papers up to their ePortfolios. We'll be doing portfolio reviews on Thursday morning.
We'll also be working in Google SketchUp to create an art museum tour of your work. You can download the tutorial for this work here.
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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