Friday, February 29, 2008

HAPPY LEAP YEAR DAY! IT ONLY HAPPENS ONCE EVERY 4 YEARS! =)

Objective(s):
(1) Students will create their mastheads for their projects.

Agenda:
(1) Warm up
(2) Quiz
(3) Create Your Masthead for your NEWSPAPER.

Warm Up:
1. When is the newspaper project due?
2. How many class periods do you have to complete this project?
3. If you think you will run out of time during class to complete the project, what should you do?
4. How many pictures are required in the project?
5. What kind of secondary stories do you want to write? (Choose from the Criteria chart)

Quiz
ENGLISH: http://www.quia.com/quiz/1322202.html
ESPANOL: http://www.quia.com/quiz/1322225.html

Masthead Instructions
- Mastheads should be no larger than 2 inches tall.
- Creative Text, Title, and Layout
- Save your work as: MYMASTHEAD
- Email your work to MR. AGUDA and to YOURSELF. You will be copying this onto your final project.
Wednesday-Thursday, February 27-28, 2008

Objective(s):
By the end of today's lesson, you will be able to:

(1) Know the requirements for the Newspaper Project
(2) Create a masthead and dateline by copying pre-made mastheads and datelines.
(3) Create your own mastheads/datelines

Agenda:
(1) Warm up: Blog
(2) How to layout a Masthead - Demonstration
(3) Create pre-made mastheads
(4) Create a masthead for your upcoming newspaper.

Warm up:
(1) What is a Masthead?
(2) What is a headline?
(3) What is a feature story?
(4) What is a dateline?
(5) Go to http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default.asp and choose one newspaper. Answer the following questions
- Write the masthead:
- Write the dateline:
- Write the headline of the feature article:
- What articles are being spread? List them.

Animo Meerkat


.Monday-Tuesday, February 25-26, 2008

Objective(s):
1. Students will study newspapers from http://www.newseum.org/ to inquire about the differnt parts of a newspaper.
2. Students will create mastheads and datelines as part of understanding the major components of a newspaper

Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. Lecture: Parts of a Newspaper
3. Creating a Masthead

Warm up:
1. What kind of information can you find in a newspaper. List 5-6 things.
2. What did you do this weekend?
3. Open up MS Publisher and place all the correct layout and ruler guides as described below. Save as Warmupguides

Margin Guides: 0.50" all around
Grid Guide: 3 columns, 0.4" spacing
Grid Guide: 2 rows, 0.2" spacing
Ruler guide (horizontal): 1.4", 1.9", 5", 8"
Ruler guide (vertical): 2", 2.23", 5.3", 6.1"

Assignment:

http://www.newseum.org/todaysfrontpages/default.asp

Thursday-Friday, February 21-22, 2008

Objective(s):
Students will implement ruler guides and margin guides by completing a guide worksheet.

The Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. Guides Lecture(s) - I do/You do
3. Guides Worksheet
4. Make-up Work: Finish Yesterday's work

The Warm-Up: (watch the demonstration)
1. Create a Publication using the design wizard: Make A Calendar.
2. Copy information on the Blog Calendar onto your calendar.

Make-up time:
Use this time as an OFFICE HOUR...so that you don't have to come to office hours today or monday!
Tues-Wed, February 19-20, 2008

Objective:
Students will be continue to practice making precise publications using a ruler by copying magazine covers.

Agenda:
1. Warm-up
2. Finish task #1 and begin task #2-3 (see below)
3. Concurrent Notebook Checks

Warm up:
1. Open MS Publisher. USE the design wizard for this publication.

Create any NEWSLETTER template you like. Choose the colors and the font for your newsletter.

In the space where there's supposed to be a story, write 3 paragraphs describing what you did this weekend. Give the Story a Headline or a Title above the story. Write the headline big so that the reader would be interested.

Save as: myweekendnewsletter

Task #2: Starting from scratch, and using ruler guides, create a 1 page flyer about a party you are going to have this weekend. When you are done, draw a layout ON PAGE 56, like the one on page 55 so that others can recreate your flier.

Task #3: Do the same as above with another kind of publication.


Wednesday-Thursday, February 13-14, 2008

Objective:
Students will be continue to practice making precise publications using a ruler by copying magazine covers.

Agenda:
1. Warm-up
2. Making Magazine Covers
3. Making Your Own Magazine Cover (Using guidelines)

Warm up:
1. Open MS Publisher. Create (using the Wizard) a Valentine's Card to be sent to any of your friends. Email it to your friend and to me!
Your card should include: (a) A note (at least 3-4 sentences), (b) 2 pictures, (c) your friend's name, and (d) your name.


Making Magazine Covers:
Use the following graphics:




Monday-Tuesday, February 11-12, 2008

Objectives:
By the end of today:
- Students will become create precise documents by measuring actual documents and translating them into digital publications

Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. Announcements
3. Measurements Lecture
4. Measurements Activity
5. Guides Lecture
6. Guides Activity

Warm Up:
Look at your Ruler: Answer the questions.
1. What's a ruler?
2. Why do you think you need a ruler for Publisher?
3. How many lines are in between 0 inches and 1 inch?
4. Guess what each line stands for? (Hint: Where is 1/2 inch? Where is 1/4 inch?)
5. How many inches in a foot?
6. What did you do this weekend?
Friday, February 8, 2008

Objectives:
By the end of today:
- Students will become familiar with and practice starting from scratch in MS Publisher by creating their own seating charts, maps, and Magazine Covers.

Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. Announcements
3. Magazine Cover Activity

Warm Up:
Visit: http://www.flickr.com/groups/magazinecover/pool/page2/

1. Take a look at the magazine covers. Choose 2 magazine covers - Answer the questions for each cover.

a. What is the magazine name?
b. When was this issue published?
c. What number is this issue? (If any)
d. How much does this issue cost?
e. Is there a bar code? If so, what #'s is printed on the bar code?
f. What's inside this issue of the magazine?
d. What's the MAIN important article in the magazine?
Wednesday-Thursday, February 6-7, 2008

Objectives:
By the end of today:
- Students will become familiar with and practice starting from scratch in MS Publisher by creating their own seating charts, maps, and Magazine Covers.

Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. MS Publisher (notes)
3. Seating Chart Activity
4. Map Activity
5. Magazine Cover Activity

Warm Up:
Visit this website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Desktop_publishing
Answer the following questions: (After reading the article)

1. Name 3 different desktop publishing programs (applications).
2. What is WYSIWYG? (Hint: Click on the link) How does Publisher use WYSIWYG?
3. What is a Layout?

Answer the following questions from yesterday's lecture (check your notes!)
4. What types of publications can this program create and print out?
5. What 2 ways can you design a publication?
6. When is the next notebook check?
Monday-Tuesday, February 4-5, 2008

Objectives:
By the end of today:
- Students will become familiar with the Wizard function of MS Publisher by completing an inquiry-based worksheet.

Agenda:
1. Warm up
2. MS Publisher (notes)
3. Make a Publication using THE WIZARD
4. Make a Publication BY SCRATCH.

Warm Up:
Visit this website: http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=1564596&page=1

New Technology Used to Guarantee Super Bowl Safety (Superbowl XL)

Read the article. It talks about what technologies authorities are using to keep people safe at the superbowl. List 4 ways that TECHNOLOGY was used for SAFETY. Make sure to describe what it was used for.

Example:
High Resolution Digital Camera Imaging was used to make sure that there was no terrorists plotting an attack.