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Fifth Six Weeks

Week 1 objectives
Begin creating elements of an interactive presentation

Week 1 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Linear Interactive Button Action script

Monday & Tuesday- Today, I want to start out with an interactive project in Animate. Here is an example of the finished product, and here is the file you will need to get started. In addition to that, your full lesson is here.

Wednesday & Thursday- We will be out of the classroom today, as the room is being used for testing. We'll meet in the library- see you there!

*update* If you missed class on either of these days, please go to this link and complete the information. Thank you.

Friday-We'll continue working on our interactive projects during class today. Please remember, this is the lesson you will follow.

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 2 objectives
Publish completed interactive presentation
Demonstrate understanding of photography principles

Week 2 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Linear Interactive Button Action script

Monday & Tuesday- Today, we need to complete work on our interactive Animate projects. If you are stuck, here is that lesson again. We will wrap this up today, and your work will be scored according to this rubric:

Points Requirement
25 Stage setup is correct, including navigation bar, title placement, text placement image placement and button alignment (5 points for each)
10 Text is in Arial, white, 40 point and is written about the topic
30 All six buttons have up, over and down states correctly made with changes in the line movie clip and music at the down state (5 points for each button)
30 All six buttons link the user to the correct location in the timeline, which is done with action script and the naming of frames and symbol instances (5 points each)
5 File is published in correct formats

Wednesday & Thursday- Because we have studied a little bit about some ways to take beautiful photos, I wanted to seize this opportunity to take some pictures just in time for your big week off. When you go on vacation (or stay in town) next week, hopefully, you will be better prepared to take beautiful photographs. I will hand you a card to remind you of the specifics, but essentially, you will need to take photos that demonstrate the following:

Friday- Just before we head out for our week off, let's work on a picture of a serene island. We'll make the water look like it's rippling using Animate layers and a masking effect. The lesson is here, and it should be easy to complete in the time we have today.

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 3 objectives
Save and prepare resources for interactive presentation
Create original interactive presentation

Week 3 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Linear Interactive Button Action script
Up state Over state Down state Label
Instance name      

Monday & Tuesday- Using the same skills and information as you used for your interactive project, I want you all to make your own presentation. Take this opportunity to make a project for another class if you think it would help your English grade or your math grade- be my guest. For this one, you will need six small images and six large images. We'll leave the music out of the buttons, but other than that, we should be following the lesson pretty precisely. Today, the first thing you need to do is locate, save and resize all of your photos. You can do this in Photoshop, and I will be happy to show you how. The size for the small photos (the buttons) is 140 X 80 and the size for the large photos is 715 X 400. I will demonstrate how to accomplish this and how to save your images. After that, you should be able to import the graphics to your project library.

Wednesday & Thursday- Before we get started with anything in Animate today, I need to do a post-assessment in our student learning objective task. Periodically throughout this year, I have asked you to read an article and respond to a question. I started my year with a goal that 85% of you would improve a full point on the 0-3 point scale shown in this rubric by this point in the year. I want to review the process with you all, then you should read this article. When I am sure we are ready to do so, I'd like you to answer this question.

In your project, you should start with an Action Script 3.0 document and set your stage size to 900 X 550, though the rest of the design choices should be your own. Import your graphics. You will need to make buttons with different states. You may not use the Hawaii project and swap out the images, though. You are building this from scratch so you can get good at interactive Animate projects. Finally, I have made an appointment to go to the book fair at the end of class. We'll all head that way together, and we will get back to our Animate work on Friday.

Friday- We will work on our interactive Animate projects today in class. If you should happen to finish, I will use the following rubric to grade your work. If you do not, please continue working.

Points Requirement
25 Stage setup is correct, including navigation bar, title placement, text placement image placement and button alignment (5 points for each)
10 Topic is clear and photos are reasonable, given the theme
30 All six buttons have up, over and down states correctly made with changes in the symbol at each state, including a movie clip that changes color (5 points for each button)
30 All six buttons link the user to the correct location in the timeline, which is done with action script and the naming of frames and symbol instances (5 points each)
5 File is published in correct formats

teks: 6ae, 8ab

Week 4 objectives
Complete work on interactive presentation
Use Animate's bone tool to create inverse kinematics animation

Week 4 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Linear Interactive Button Action script
Up state Over state Down state Label
Instance name Bone Joint Rotation
Inverse Kinematics Pose    

Monday & Tuesday- We're at the point with your interactive projects where you should have one button created. From there, all we have to do is duplicate the button, create the labeled instances of the large photos and add the action script. It should be finished today or in the next class. We'll grade it with the rubric posted last week. Show me your work when you finish.

Wednesday & Thursday- I'd like to get a grade in for each of you on the last project. After that, we will start to work with the bone tool. We'll work on a project with a dancing figure after that, so when the time is correct, I will put the files you need in the student share folder.

teks: 6d, 11abc

Week 5 objectives
Use inverse kinematics animation to create a dancing figure
Set joint rotation constraints for realistic movements

Week 5 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

Inverse Kinematics Bone Joint Rotation
Pose      

Monday & Tuesday- Today, we can start working on our dancing figures. Download this file, open it and examine the library. You will see that most of the body parts you need to make your dancing figure are present, but you will have to import the head you've chosen. It's a good idea to import your music at this time, as well. FInally, you may want to import a background image for your dancer to have in the background. When you get all of the items you need into the library, assemble the body. You should put everything on the stage with the exception of the background image and the music. We will add the bones to the body and set up the joint rotation. We will also look at the X and Y translation of the whole figure.

Wednesday & Thursday- I want to get our dancing figures all finished up in class today. After that, we can start to take a look at Adobe Premiere. I want to talk to you first about the interface, then we will import files and start to work with them in the application. The files you will need are here, and the lesson we will begin today is here.

Friday- Let's work on our beginning editing projects today. Please show me your work before you leave the classroom so we can move into more details next week.

teks: 6d, 11abc

Week 6 objectives
Complete film editing tutorial
Study for and complete assessment

Week 6 vocabulary objectives- Students will learn to define and understand the following terms:

All fifth six weeks objectives will be reviewed and tested

Monday & Tuesday- Today, we will wrap up our editing work on the sample projects and export the files in a usable format. After that, we can look into options for our next project. We should also spend some of our class time studying for the six weeks test.

Wednesday- We'll plan out our commercials a little bit in class today. If we have time after our brainstorming and planning, we will use that time to study for the six weeks test.

Thursday- Everyone is testing or in different classrooms today. If you're taking a test, then I wish you luck.

Friday- You will need to complete your six weeks test during class today. The test will be located here. When we're done with that, we can start to brainstorm our next project. I will show you some examples of projects, and you can start to determine what you want to do next. Fill out this form to tell me about your idea.

teks: 6d, 11abc