TGJ 3M – Fall 2019

November 18, 2019 –

Working towards independence with communications –

Today, you will start, independently or in a small group, working towards your individual polished, finished work.  The work you start today will consist of two of the following project topics :


Stop Motion Video

Vlogging (create at least 2, edited, with titles and music)

Create a small (1 or 2 minutes) Sitcom

Record a peer’s talent (comedy, guitar, performance, music)

Player profiles for an Eagles Sport (polished, game day ready)

Record a puppet show

Lip dub video of a song

Book on tape with images


Time lapse of the season changing for the next 45 days

portraiture photography (Friends and family)

Pet photography – Research some pet photography techniques and practice them on your own, and 1 other pet.

Photo editing – perform heavy edits on at least 5 photos (following a theme on at least 3 of them if possible)

Graphic design/ Editing

Create a series of 5 different logos

Create a website for an interest of yours, go beyond initial edits (embed video, replace all placeholder text)

Create a composite photo using indesign

Audio –

Record 3 radio commercials

Record a book on tape

Other ideas will be considered.

Please attempt to complete one of these tasks individually, and one as a member of a group, over the next 2 weeks.   (Due: Nov. 29)

November 11, 2019 –

Consumer electronics comparison

Consumer electronics and communications go hand in hand.

Today, you will start researching communications devices that are currently on the market, with the ultimate goal of picking two items and comparing them head to head. Ultimately, you will compare 2 and items and choose which one is the best.

In terms of comparisons, you should choose at least 8 criteria to compare these items by, including :



Weight/ Dimensions



Level of expertise

Battery life

Outputs/ Storage devices


November 4, 2019

Grade 11 Comm Tech

Assignment – November 4, 2019


  • Light painting progress –

For this assignment, you are to prepare 2 finished product light paintings.  The photos must be printed on minimum 8.5 x 11 paper, for display in the hallway.

I am not interested in the very first photos you take. As a grade 11 student, I am expecting that you take the time to produce multiple photos and create a finished product that you are happy with.

The expectations for this assignment are as follows :

Create a flickr album with at least 5 light painting attempts.  A short description of each photo, including what you wish to improve, should be included as the description.

Print one of your photos unedited, and choose one of your light painting photos to create a photo edit.  Use all of your available tools to edit this photo, including :

Blending multiple photos through layers

Adding elements of other images

Use of fliters

Use of text

All printed finished products must include your name.

  • Communication Analysis and reflection –

Using a comm tech medium (photography, video, or audio) – attempt to analyze, speak of personal experience, or conduct interviews regarding communications in 2019.  Specifically, you may choose a news article related to an app, you may describe a specific experience you have had or have witnessed, or a topic Mr. Darling provides.

Through the analysis and reflection, be sure to comment on the relationship between your subject and yourself, and your subject and all people in Canada.

October 22, 2019 – Narrated video

Today, you will start with the production of a video that is narrated.  Narrated videos can look like many different things, and today we will look at some examples.  You will be making a narrated video, at least 1 minute in length.  Due date will be October 31.



September 25, 2019 – Intro to Video

Video safety – Article

Sarah Jones – Article

Essential Video techniques – Link


B-Roll Footage – Wiki

Mr. Darling’s Youtube channel – Here


Your task for today is to capture some video using at least 3 of the different techniques listed above under essential video techniques.

September 11, 2019 –

Today, students will print their first photos off. The grade 11 students are asked to produce the following :
(1) Produce one unedited photo, printed off using Adobe Indesign, and printed on 11×17 paper.
(2) Produce one photo with moderate to heavy edits – may take a fresh green screen photo if needed. When you have completed your edits, save the file as a .jpg, and print using adobe indesign.
When students are complete, they are to work in small groups and brainstorm the following statement :

explain the benefits of listening, encouraging participation, and sharing information, resources, and expertise when working in a team setting;

As a group, decide : What is one strategy we could apply to make the strongest Communications Technology classroom team? If you have a strategy you strongly support, please email to

Students are also to : Customize their flickr account byb changing the profile picture and the banner image on the main page.

September 6, 2019 –

By the end of today, you will :

Perform a photo edit which blends two photos together.

Perform a photo edit which involves creative use of 1 or more filter.

Perform a photo edit which involved a text layer, and layer effects applied to the text layer.

Upload your finished work to an album on flickr named “September work”


Hi!  Welcome to Communications Technology.

Today, you will do the following :

Create a flickr account (or re-access your existing account)

Retrieve a photo from flickr.

Perform basic edits on the photo.

Upload the photo to your flickr account.

You may attempt to edit other photos.

When complete, you are to :

Send me an email to


In this email, please include the following information :

How often you use email?

Do you use Social media?

What do you feel you consume more of, Television, Youtube or other (short phone videos)


You may make the subject of the email as “first email”