TGJ 3O0 – February 2020

April 8, 2020 – Moving forward, I will be attempting a google hangout tomorrow (thursday) during this normally scheduled class time – I will say 9:00am (class would normally start at 8:50am)

For any students who are able to attend, we can discuss any experiences we have had relevant to the changes we are going through, and talk about what class is going to look like moving forward.

I will send the invite to the google hangout to your k12 account.

April 7, 2020 – As I ensure contact with students and we move forward, I would like you to choose one of the following 2 options (you may do both if you are feeling interested)

  1. Using any photographic device (your phone or otherwise), try to capture an element of life that is unique to our current time. This could be the closed sign on a store or an empty parking lot.  It could also be a great photo of a family time inside your own house.
  2. If you are not interested in taking a photo, formulate a small reflection on how communications technology have helped us or hindered us over the past month. Consider any issues which may have arised, or problems they may have solved.

March 2, 2020 –

Today we will complete our fishing regulations info-graphic.

Students who are all caught up or have a spare moment may create or access their flickr account.

We will be starting with cameras tomorrow.

February 25, 2020 – Fishing Regulations infographic

Today, you are to create a fishing regualtions info-graphic that would be useful for communicating information for anglers.

Fishing regulations info graphic

Today we will begin to make a relevant communications technology product that could see use at local camps and campgrounds.

The Ontario fishing regulations are a document that is refined and guided by angler pressure, interest groups and science.  The goal is to have a sustainable fishery while still allowing anglers to enjoy their recreation.

The local zone “FMZ 5” currently has regulations that are 7 pages long.  It is our goal to take the information from the regulations, and convert it into a usable and easy to understand format.

You are to choose 1 lake and make an infographic specific to that lake.  The graphic should be easy to read, easy to understand and informative.

The criteria for the infographic are :

  • Choose 1 lake
  • List the fishing seasons and size restrictions of all fish in that lake ( be sure to include any special exceptions, fish sanctuaries, closed seasons.) Include both Ontario resident and non-resident regulations.
  • List the requirements for people of all ages to get a fishing licence.
  • List the free fishing opportunities in 2020.
  • Include a summary of the health of the lake from the guide to eating Ontario sport fish.
  • Colourful
  • Use of different design elements – Boxes, circles, fills, strokes, lines, arrows, rounded corners.
  • Must include images of at least 5 fish species present in the lake.

Assignment should be on legal or tabloid sized paper, and be an overall aesthetically pleasing presentation.

Link – MNR regulations 

Link – Guide to eating Ontario sport fish 

Feb. 24, 2020 –

Start of web animations

Web animation tutorial

Todays task is to attempt to create an animated GIF.  See tutorial for details.

February 10, 2020 –

Today you will start with an assignment of 3 Valentines day cards.  Each of the cards will highlight a new skill learned in photoshop.

Card 1 – Use creative filter usage

Card 2 – Use creative selection usage

Card 3 – Use of a gradient.

Your cards should be suitable for a high school environment.  The cards should be approximately 4 inches tall and 6 inches wide.

February 5, 2020 –

Assignment 1 – 3 logos

  1. Logo with Vertical Text
  2. Circle logo related to Dryden High School
  3. Circle logo related to anything else.
  1. Create an adobe photoshop document that is 2000px x 2000px