Class of 2015
It's that time of year again: the time when we collect everything we've done and put it on our websites! This is very special one, since we need to pack everything up to take with you when you graduate.
To start, here's a list of projects we did this year in the lab. We can start by adding some of these to our site:
What are some other projects or activities you might want to hold on to?
Religion Research Project
For our final project this year, we're going to create a "Self-Portrait" like this: one that doesn't actually show your face. Instead, it will show your family, friends, activities, and the things you value in life. It is meant to be a first-person
First, let's note some of the features of this video.
Next, let's plan out what would be included in the 2-3 second clips that will make up our video.
If you film on another iOS device, I suggest using Simple Transfer to copy videos over to your iPad for editing.
April 24th - Start Filming
May 15th - Rough Draft compiled
May 22nd - Video submitted
You've been learning about advertising strategies, and how they're used by companies to sell you stuff. Much of what companies try to do is develop a "brand;" a set of values or ideas that come to mind when people think about a company or its projects. You may not have realized yet that you can use some of those same strategies to develop your own personal brand.
The Graphic Design Problem: Your client (Mr. Dreyfus-Pai) would like you to design a type based personal logo. The logo will incorporate text and relate your name to art or graphic design. Imagine you are a graphic designer or artist and you need to create a logo to go on your business cards, letter head, and website.
For this project you will need to produce a page of brain storming ideas, as well as a page of thumbnails. Of the thumbnails you like best you will produce rough drawings to work out the details.
You will print at least three versions of your logo on 8.5″x11″ paper, there will be no printing within a 1/2″ of the edge of the paper to account for the printer. Your versions will show that your logo is effective without the use of color, scaleable (1″x1″), and also uses color effectively, and also works well on a dark background as well as a light background. You may also incorporate other elements to your design such as a border, descriptive type, or additional versions.
Some other resources are: DaFont.com, a place where you can find thousands of different font types, download them to your computer, install them and use them in your logo design.
Graphic Designer David Airey has some good rules of thumb for logo design. Check out some of David’s thumbnail sketches. Check out his portfolio of logos he includes a link to his design process sketches and brain storms. I expect you to sketch out several different ideas for your logo before working on the computer. He also has some great tips to making an excellent logo.
Did I mention sketching is how you need to develop your logo ideas before using the computer?
Begin to brain storm ideas you have about your personal logo design. Begin by writing lists of things you are interested in, your family heritage, personal interests, favorite colors, favorite animals, birth sign, or anything that represents you. Write down all of your ideas, bad ones and good ones.
After you have come up with a page of ideas begin to turn these words into images. This will become a page full of thumbnail sketches which convert your ideas into images. Once you have developed several ideas into images choose the ones you like best and draw them larger as roughs.
Once you have some work on paper created you are ready to turn your roughs into vectored artwork. Begin by creating your logo without color, use only black, gray or white. This will help make it effective without color. Once your design is complete then you will incorporate color.
In this lesson we'll use SketchUp and a special plugin to unroll a cylinder and make sense of 2πr2 + 2πrh.
If you're having trouble with the game, try the text version which covers just the content.
Part of reading literature is understanding the viewpoints of all the characters. In order to show how well you understand the characters of Ralph and Jack from Lord of the Flies, you're going to create a twitter stream of their experiences on the island.
Infographics are great for explaining difficult concepts. Here's a real tricky one: what's the difference between a democracy and a republic?
Use Piktochart to create your infographic, comparing and explaining the two forms of government.
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries!1. Watch this video:
2. Go to this page and try the Frozen activity. Work all the way through it! Don't switch activities! Be persistent! Programming is all about problem solving!