Welcome back to school. I hope you all had a restful break and that you're ready to begin a new year. Now is a good time for new beginnings and we're going to be changing the way we operate a bit.
Seniors have their NOCTI test coming up and to help them (and you) we're going to be doing something called the "Technical Term of the Day." Historically CAT students do real well on the hands-on portion of this test and not-so-well on the written evaluation. We need to work harder on learning the technical terms of our field. The first thing every student will do at the beginning of every class is to visit this site and get the Technical Term of the Day. It's just to the right of this home page blog-right above my photo. We'll all be using Google Docs to publish our own personal technical terms page. Consider this spreadsheet as notes for your professional growth.
In addition to collecting notes for this class we'll be using an online quiz and test center to gauge our learning progress. I have e-mailed each of you a user name for the testing and quiz site we'll be using. Make sure you save this email so that you can log-in to the site in the future. The site is called Testmarker. Currently there is one quiz scheduled for terms associated with color theory. This quiz MUST be taken by January 15th. You will get one chance to take these short quizzes - make sure that you're familiar with the terms before you take the quiz.
There have been problems with students knowing whether or not an uploaded assignment was successfully submitted to me. To get rid of that problem all students will be developing a Graphic Arts Google website of their own. I'll be going over how to do this in class over the first few days of this new year. You are responsible for placing your work to this page. This should help you when you are trying to put together your Career Portfolio in 11th and 12th grade. I have created a sample page you can model yours after.