Skyridge Technology

Miss Hofmann

8th Daily Work/Classroom Assignments

Daily Work/Classroom Assignments are 40% of your grade in Technology.  Daily work and assignments will consist of projects in Microsoft Word, Web Design via PowerPoint, Windows MovieMaker and MacroMedia Flash.  Lessons are designed so students complete their work in class. Students who are unable to keep up due to misbehavior will be required to make up the work on their own.


 (1)   W O R D 

(A)  REAL ESTATE:
      
Identify and utilize basic functions in the Home tab and the Page Layout tab of Word

     ►  Word Real Estate Basics – 1, click HERE (PRACTICE)
     ►  Word Real Estate Basics – 2, click HERE  (PRACTICE)
     ►  For a-n-o-t-h-e-r- Word Real Estate Basics, click HERE (PRACTICE)

(B) THANK YOU'S:
         
Complete a thank you letter using the "HTWATY" format including correct spacing, date, salutation,
            closing and signature block.

        Click HERE to learn the 5 sentences of How To Write A Thank You (HTWATY)

(C) BUSINESS LETTER: 
       Complete a multi-paragraph block format business letter including correct spacing and all elements of letter
         in the correct order.

     ►  Excellent source for business letters and other correspondences, click HERE.

     ►  Business Letter Elements and Spacing, click HERE  (PRACTICE)
  
  ►  Thank you letter ordering of descriptions and examples, click HERE (PRACTICE) 

     ►  Business Letter TO FIX Assessment, click HERE
          a. 
Once open, click on the Office Button and click Save As.  
          b.  Save to the correct folder in your class folder on Student Sharing.  
          c.  Save the file as your first and last name.
 

     ►  Thank you and Business Letter Assessment, click HERE.

 


    (2)   P R I N C I P L E S   O F   W E B   D E S I G N

 (A)  BASICS
     
Demonstrate knowledge of PowerPoint basics:
          add new slide, delete slide, change background color of slide and text box, change border color, size and style
          of text box; insert picture, frame picture with border, delete text box, modify font size, style and color.  

 
(B)  AVOIDING DEATH BY WEB PAGE via POWERPOINT:
     ♦  Demonstrate knowledge of the Rules of Avoiding Death by PowerPoint by
          (a) written quizzes
          (b) applying knowledge in the PowerPoint program

    
    
   The ADBWBvPPT rules are:

         1.  Use spell check
         2.  Keep fonts simple
         3.  Avoid excessive bullet points
         4.  Keep facts clear and short/Use only the right amount of words* 
         5.  Use appropriate number of pages for your topic
         6.  Use good color scheme/Avoid neon and bright color schemes to ensure no loss of bladder control
         7.  AVOID pointless motion – Animation should enhance not deter attention
         8.  When using graphs – keep it simple and clear

(C)  THE C.R.A.P DESIGN PRINCIPLES:  
      ♦  Demonstrate knowledge of the C.R.A.P. Design Principles by 
            (a) written quizzes
            (b) creating mock webpage via PowerPoint including internal and external hyperlinks
            (c) effectively
applying C.R.A.P principles   
     
     ►  Contrast – if two elements are different, then make then DIFFERENT.  Think of this as the opposite of blending. 
                         Example: the background and font color are distincntly different.
     ►  Repetition – elements between and among slides repeat.  Think of this as consistency. 
                         Example: the font color on each slide is the same style and color.
     ►  Alignment – the intentional placement of text and graphics.  Think of this as associations.  
                         
Example: if three bullet points are under one heading, those three bullet points are all lined up the 
                         same way (such as left aligned).
     ►  Proximity – the nearness of elements.  Think of this as busy vs. blah and positive vs. negative space.  
                         Example: If the elements are crammed together, it is too busy and it lacks negative space.  
                          If the slide has too much negative space, it lacks appeal, therefore detracting from the presentation.
                          Our eyes and brain need negative space in order to know where to focus (the positive space), 
                          but too much negative space puts us to sleep!

     ►  C.R.A.P. Basics Assessment, click HERE.

     ►  C.R.A.P.and Avoiding Death by PowerPoint Assessment, click HERE  HERE.  

     ►  To read more about C.R.A.P, click HERE  

 

READING:

  1. http://www.badwebsiteideas.com/animations.htm
  2. http://www.badwebsiteideas.com/backgrounds.htm
  3. http://www.badwebsiteideas.com/ugly.htm  
  4. http://www.gomediazine.com/design-articles/technique-theory/rule-three-contrast-contrast-contrast/

    PAGES TO EVALUATE:

  1. http://nurseryrhymes4u.com/
  2. http://www.dpgraph.com/
  3. http://www.adlucent.com/   
  4. http://www.bellads.info/page4.html
  5. http://www.angelfire.com/super/badwebs/
  6. http://bluebonnetcafe.net/
     

CLICK HERE to open the word document to complete for the website evaluation.


(3)   M O V I E M A K E R 

(A)  BASICS
     
Demonstrate knowledge of MovieMaker basics such as real estate, importing pictures, creating video effects,
           transtions, titles/credits, modifying length of clips and effects, splitting clips, audio/music overlay, modifying
           audio levels (from video vs. audio clip), switch between timeline and storyboard, drag and drop assests from
           collection to storyboard/timeline.  Sucessfully save movie file and project.
             

       ►  For MovieMaker real estate, click HERE (PRACTICE)  

       ►Movie Maker QUIZ, click HERE 

I can import pictures from StudentSharing\Hofmann\TURTLES.
I can change views from timeline to storyboard.
I can zoom in and out in the timeline view.
I can delete a picture from the timeline.
I can use click and drag to move pictures on the timeline.
I can add multiple pictures at one time using the control key to select noncontiguous pictures.
I can add multiple pictures at one time using click and drag or the shift key.

Movie Maker Targets – 2

 

 


(4)   F L A S H 

A)  BASICS
   
Demonstrate knowledge of MacroMedia Flash basics such as real estate, shape tweens,
          motion tweens, time line, library, symbols vs. shapes, importing audio FX, framerate,
          guidelayer, symbol rotation, layers, locking.

     ►  For Flash Motion Tween Assessment, click HERE  

     ►  For Flash 101 Worksheet practice, click HERE (PRACTICE) 
             (use the 101 handout!!!)
     ►  For Flash Tools, click HERE (PRACTICE) 

     ►  For Flash Screen Real Estate, click HERE (PRACTICE) 
     ►  For Flash Shape Tween Steps, click HERE (PRACTICE) 
     ►  For Flash Multi-Layer Identification, click HERE (PRACTICE) 

 

Tools: – line, fill, custom color, zoom:   House Outline


S U P P L E M E N T A L    M A T E R I A L S

(A) SHORTCUTS / CONTROL KEY EXPLORATION: 
      
Recite keyboard shortcuts and their function and vice versa.
       Utlize keyboard shortcuts in assessment and daily work.

     ►  Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 1 w/ keyboard visual: Click HERE (PRACTICE) 
     ► 
Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 1  (Multiple Choice):  Click HERE (PRACTICE)
     ►  Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 2 w/ keyboard visual: Click HERE (PRACTICE) 
     ► 
Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 2 (Multiple Choice):  Click HERE (PRACTICE)

     ►  Keyboard Shortcuts  (Multiple Choice), Assessment, click HERE.  
          
Coming Soon:  Keyboard Shortcuts Level 3 (Multiple Choice):  (Yah, I know, you just can't wait!!!

(B)  GENERAL TECHNOLOGY VOCABULARY AND SAFETY:

READING WORKSHEET
Storage

Storage – Backup WS
Storage – Vocabulary WS

Programs Programs – Matching WS
Programs – Vocabulary WS
Operating Systems Operating Systems- Vocabulary WS
Files and Folders  
The Windows Desktop The Windows Desktop – Labeling WS
The Windows Desktop- Vocabulary WS

 

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