For students having trouble signing into Chrome with their DSBN account, enter this address directly into the Chrome address bar and you should be able to sign in properly:
Why sign into Chrome?
It will sync your bookmarks and Chrome extensions so wherever you are logged into Chrome (other classes, at home, on your laptop) everything will be sync’d.
This design process model is based on the Ontario 2008 Technological Education curriculum.
From the curriculum:
“Although processes such as this involve a framework of sequential steps, they are typically iterative processes that may require a retracing of steps, diversions to solve specific problems along the way, or even a return to the start of the process if it becomes clear that the situation needs to be clarified and the problem redefined. Problem solvers soon discover that the process calls for an open mind, the freedom to be creative, and a great deal of patience and persistence.”
The graphic above is based on one created by Jackie Griffith. Thanks to Jackie for allowing me to adapt it.
Click here to take a comical look at the design process!
This is a work in progress…
- Affinity Designer 1.5 Overview (marketing video) (difficulty: n/a)
- The A to Z of Affinity Designer (“This A to Z list breaks down all the tools and panels, including some useful functions and features. It includes links to Affinity’s official short video tips and descriptions of what each tool can do to help you become acquainted with this program.”)
- Affinity Designer Tutorial: The Basics (overview video) (difficulty: 0)
- Basic Eyes (very basic) (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- 3D Cube (very basic) (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Ketchup for Blood Book Cover (blog w/ video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Fish in a Bubble (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Shopping Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 1)
- Gear Head Logo (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Artistic Text (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Metal Text (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Glossy Sphere (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Flat Clock Design (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Fire Text Effect (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Wood Text with Reflection and Shadow (video tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Pumpkin Carriage (text tutorial) (difficulty: 2)
- Water Drops (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
- Water Dispersion Effect (video tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
- Flat Design Birthday Cake (text tutorial) (difficulty: 3)
- Captain America Shield (video tutorial) (difficulty: 4)
- Festive Christmas Fireplace (video tutorial) (difficulty: 4)
- Bunny Cupcake (speed art) (difficulty: 4)
- Cute Rooster (text tutorial) (difficulty: 5)
- Python Trace (video tutorial) (difficulty: 5)
- Let’s make BB8 (video tutorial) (difficulty: TBD)
- Making Galaxy (video tutorial) (difficulty: TBD)
- Dog Sketch Tracing | Part 2 (video tutorial) (difficulty: TBD)
- Lighthouse (text tutorial) (difficulty: TBD)
For the 2016-2017 BTT1O students, you must do a minimum of 8 tutorials, with no more than one “very basic” tutorial. The two that are mandatory are:
- Python Trace
- Cute Rooster
There are many additional AD tutorials at tutsplus.com and frankentoon.com.
Article source: https://goo.gl/OyllG4
Installing Google Photos on your mobile device is a recommendation I make to all my students.
If you take pictures with your smartphone, it’s silly not to use Google Photos. At a minimum, it serves as a safe backup for all your photos, at no cost to you. A bonus is that Google Photos creates cool content of some of your images, including instagram-stylized photos, animations, and collages. Continue reading “Article: How (and why) to use Google Photos on your iPhone or iPad”
This is an incredibly inspiring video that will appeal not just to the videographers in your classroom but the photographers as well.
In my Communications Technology class, students are asked to watch the video and share a few inspirational quotes or messages they gleaned from it. I often create a Word Cloud with the results, similar to the one below.
This video will show you how to save URLs into your project folder. This is necessary when creating and submitting projects that use assets from the Internet.
Always give credit where it is due!
Linked below is a Job Interview assignment I use with my students in various classes. Other teachers are free to adapt or use it for their own classes.
The assignment is also available at my GitHub account here.
Source: Job Interview Questions Assignment – Google Docs
Following is a report template I use with my TGJ4M students as part of their final ePortfolio. Other teachers are free to adapt or use it for their own classes.
Continue reading “TGJ4M Final Report Template”
Leave it to a graphic designer to clearly visualize the complicated inner-workings of your digital camera in a way that actually makes sense.
Source: A Beautiful Visualization Of How Your DSLR Camera Really Works | Co.Design | business + design
We used to use the old Google Sites for our ePortfolios, but, even with the current limitations, will now use the new Google Sites for our ePortfolios.
Each student shares their ePortfolio with me as an editor, so I can edit their site if necessary, or when the feature gets added, to add comments to their site.
For students that have taken classes with me before, they create a menu for each class with their assignments as sub-menus below them. For students in one of my classes only, their main menu is their list of assignments for that class.