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Final Project- Final Version in Google Classroom

Final Project- Final Version

Please UPLOAD your final project here.

Respond in a PRIVATE COMMENT answering the following:
- What did you create for your final and why?
- What did you learn from making this?


Please upload ASAP so that I may have time to give you full credit.
It says due today, BUT I will take it until the day of your final.

Created by Brendan McCann: Monday, December 14 11:07 AM

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Progress Check on Final Project in Google Classroom

Progress Check on Final Project

Please post a GIF of you current animation progress (or a jpg if you're working on something else).
AND
Leave a private comment describing your idea, challenges or just tell me how its going so far.

I hope you are having some fun while you make this. The final version is due at the end of the day on Monday!
Created by Brendan McCann: Friday, December 11 7:29 PM

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Final Project Brainstorming in Google Classroom

Final Project Brainstorming

You have all week to work on a final project for this class. It will be worth UP TO 30 points... depending on your time, effort and the quality of your final product.
Your animation should be at least 10 seconds long with unique animation sequences.
--->COMPLETE the brief brainstorming worksheet today.
Take a look at some of the animation samples and tutorials I have provided in the youtube playlist.

Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, December 8 5:32 AM

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Tweening Practice in Google Classroom

Tweening Practice

Sorry guys internet may be spotty today for many of you and there's construction going at my house so it SUPER NOISY... I may not be on Zoom the whole time. Here is what we'll work on today in class....

Today I want you to watch the Edpuzzle on using motion Tweens in Wick Editor. After watching the video try it yourself. His example is VERY basic. You can create whatever you want and I encourage you to explore or even import assets from the internet.

Upload your gif file here.
5 points- Your animation must be 3 seconds long and display the use of tweening.
5 points - Leave a private comment describing what you created and learned.
Created by Brendan McCann: Saturday, December 5 2:26 PM

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Ball Bounce Animation Practice in Google Classroom

Ball Bounce Animation Practice

The goal of this assignment is to create a basic animation using the principles of squash and stretch. You will be using the web based Wick Editor to create this animation. I provided you with a sample that I have made as reference.

Step 1: Download the bounce template.jpg, open the Wick Editor website and start a new animation.
Upload the bounce template into the animation and add it to your canvas.
Resize the image so that it fills the canvas (be sure to hold SHIFT).

Step 2: Drag the length of the template layer to be 34 frames long.
Lower the opacity of the template layer and LOCK it so that you don't accidentally move it.

Step 3: Add a new layer and put it above the template.
Make a circle for the ball and line it up with the first image on the template. When it looks right copy the ball.
Click the plus for the next frame and paste the ball in. Line it up with the next image and repeat this process.
Take time to properly "squash and stretch" the ball in the proper frames.

Step 4: Save your work.

Step 5: Delete the template layer and export your file as a gif. Upload your finished ball bounce GIF to this assignment.

Step 6: Leave some feedback about this activity in a private comment...
Have you ever animated before?
How did you feel about using the Wick Editor... was is easy to understand or confusing?
Did you feel like you successfully applied the principles of squash and stretch?
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, December 1 10:43 AM

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Here is your attendance question for Wed 12/2 in Google Classroom

Here is your attendance question for Wed 12/2

1) Did you finish and turn in your ball bounce animation?
(No=that's what you should be doing today) (YES = Try hand drawing something in wick editor)

2) If you could animate anything (face, stick person, car, aliens...etc). What might you choose to create?

Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, December 3 10:57 AM

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Edpuzzle - 1. Squash & Stretch - 12 Principles of Animation in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle - 1. Squash & Stretch - 12 Principles of Animation

Watch the video and answer the questions. When you are finished...
MARK AS DONE!
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, December 1 10:43 AM

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Google Drawing Portrait-FINAL Version in Google Classroom

Google Drawing Portrait-FINAL Version

File>Download your google portrait as a JPG and include it in the rubric (as usual).
Upload it to the class padlet.
Complete the rubric.

BONUS POINTS: Upload an alternative version of your portrait where you do a completely different background, change the colors and make some fun changed to the original.
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, November 17 5:58 PM

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11/18 Attendance & Zoom in Google Classroom

11/18 Attendance & Zoom

No regular class Zoom today. If you have questions or need help join the zoom call link below I will be logged on this morning.
For attendance credit today...
Answer these two questions and then spend the period working on your portraits.
1) What PERCENTAGE complete is your google drawing portrait?
2) What part is/was your biggest challenge right now?
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, November 19 9:53 AM

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Portrait Progress #2 in Google Classroom

Portrait Progress #2

1) Add your Google drawing to this assignment.
2) Private Comment... How is going? Is it easy or difficult? What is most challenging so far?
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, November 17 5:58 PM

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Watch the video and respond to the 2 questions: in Google Classroom

Watch the video and respond to the 2 questions:

Write one sentence to describe the way Chuck Closes portrait look?
What is one piece of advice that you got from the video?
Created by Brendan McCann: Saturday, November 14 12:52 AM

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Beyond the Selfie - Group Work in Google Classroom

Beyond the Selfie - Group Work

During this assignment you'll be in a breakout room with a few other students so that you can discuss your answers and compare ideas on the article.

One group member will need to MAKE A COPY of the presentation and SHARE it with the rest of the group. The slides with WHITE backgrounds will be answered as a group. The slides with GRAY backgrounds can be answered by individual members.

Read and discuss together. ONE group member will turn in the presentation when complete.
Created by Brendan McCann: Friday, November 6 10:47 AM

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Selfie/Portrait Upload in Google Classroom

Selfie/Portrait Upload

You need a picture to use for our Google Drawing Selfie Thursday/Friday. I would encourage you to use a picture of yourself, but you can use a picture of a friend or family member. No celebrities, pets or cartoons for this project!

Upload 2-3 pictures as options for this project. Full-head not just the face and decent quality.

What makes a good selfie/portrait?
1) Lighting - Try to get natural light from a window (or outside). Highlights and shadow help add dimension to the face.
2) Angle - Turn/tilt your head slightly to get a more interesting look.
3) Avoid cropping - Get the entire head top to shoulders.
4) Uncluttered - What's in the background...keep it simple.
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, November 5 4:52 AM

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Portfolio Organization and FlipGrid Reflection in Google Classroom

Portfolio Organization and FlipGrid Reflection

Step One:
Make a Portfolio FOLDER in Google Drive and Share it with me.
Get organized by putting the final work into a folder in Google Drive call it "Your Name DMA Portfolio" Put your finished projects in here and share the folder with me bmccann@hartdistrict.org Add the link to the folder in this assignment. If you are a photopea user I would also recommend using the document I included here to save your progress links (there is a tutorial video embedded in the document) Put the document into your portfolio folder. You are now more organized.

Step Two:
Record a Filpgrid video.
Pick one of your projects and tell me about your process and product in a 1-2 min flipgrid video. Do your best to answer the questions below in your video.
1) What I liked best about this assignment was....
2) What challenged me the most about it was...
Also
3) When I look back at my work/portfolio I realize that I have learned...
4) I think the most challenging part of the class so far for me is...
5) What will help me be most successful moving forward is...]

MARK AS DONE!!!!
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, November 3 12:52 PM

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Color Wheel Final -TURN IN in Google Classroom

Color Wheel Final -TURN IN

1) Attach your PSD file to this assignment OR your photopea link!
2) Insert a jpg into the rubric
3) Complete the rubric fully
4) Post your jpg to padlet.
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, October 29 10:58 PM

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Color Wheel Progress 10/28 in Google Classroom

Color Wheel Progress 10/28

EXPECTATION: Completion of the primary color group.
Don't forget to hide👁️ the CWtemplate layer before saving as a JPG.
Upload your current progress here and to the class padlet.
>>>>>Leave me a private comment about how its going so far?
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, October 27 3:27 AM

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Color Group Plan in Google Classroom

Color Group Plan

You need ONE image to represent each of the 3 color groups (Primary, Secondary, Tertiary).
Paste the images in the document as you plan to use them.
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, October 22 3:31 PM

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(No Zoom 10/21) Complete this for attendance credit during our class time.  in Google Classroom

(No Zoom 10/21) Complete this for attendance credit during our class time.

Watch the video first then answer the following:
1) What is your plan for the THEME/MOTIF for your color wheel right now?
2) Today I'll spend some time working on...
- Color wheel brainstorming
- Finishing missing assignment
- Extra Credit
Created by Brendan McCann: Wednesday, October 21 8:37 AM

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Color Wheel Notes and Brainstorming in Google Classroom

Color Wheel Notes and Brainstorming

Review the presentation and complete the first page of handout.
Then start image searching... Paste at least 10 potential images/ideas into additional pages of the document.
You may also want to download them or save them to a collection as you will some of them for the next step.

Created by Brendan McCann: Monday, October 19 5:55 PM

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Hybrid Creature - Final Version in Google Classroom

Hybrid Creature - Final Version

1) Save a PSD version and upload it to this assignment (or publish on photopea and include the url link)
2) Export a JPG version and insert it into the rubric
3) Complete the rubric (self-grade) with thoughtful complete answers
4) Insert your original animal images on the pages after your rubric
5) Upload your creation to padlet (as a JPG)
Created by Brendan McCann: Wednesday, October 14 6:38 PM

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Hybrid Creature - Progress Check in Google Classroom

Hybrid Creature - Progress Check

Post you image and Private Comment
Add your PSD file to this assignment and leave a PRIVATE COMMENT about how its going so far...
- Are you on pace with the class (half way done)? Why or why not?
- How much time would you say you've invested on this so far?
- What tools or techniques are you using/getting better at?
- What challenges do you have OR how are you challenging yourself on this?
Created by Brendan McCann: Monday, October 12 11:42 AM

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Exit ticket - Please let me know how it went today by responding to the questions below. in Google Classroom

Exit ticket - Please let me know how it went today by responding to the questions below.

a) Rate your understanding of how to use the MASK LAYERS: (3- Very good, 2-Somewhat, 1-I'm still confused)
b) Soft and hard BRUSHES: (3- Very good, 2-Somewhat, 1-I'm still confused)
c) CLONING TOOL- Did you have success with the cloning tool? (3- Very good, 2-Somewhat, 1-I'm still confused)

Anything specific you need help with or want to learn for this project?
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, October 8 8:11 PM

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Explain how MASK layers allow you to do NON-DESTRUCTIVE editing? in Google Classroom

Explain how MASK layers allow you to do NON-DESTRUCTIVE editing?

write a brief explanation of what you learned about this today.
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, October 6 6:48 PM

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Complete this form for attendance 9/30 in Google Classroom

Complete this form for attendance 9/30

Complete the form and then return to the Zoom call.
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, October 1 3:24 AM

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Landscape Progress- Post Image/Leave Comment in Google Classroom

Landscape Progress- Post Image/Leave Comment

---> This is how I will take attendance today!!!
1) Please upload a jpg of your progress today BEFORE the end of the period.
2) Leave a private comment on how its going so far. Struggles, success, want to know how to improve...etc.
Created by Brendan McCann: Wednesday, September 23 12:11 PM

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Edpuzzle | Hudson River School INTRO in Google Classroom

Edpuzzle | Hudson River School INTRO

Watch the intro video and answer the questions as you go.
MARK AS DONE when complete.
Be prepared to discuss some of what you learned.
Created by Brendan McCann: Friday, September 18 5:20 PM

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9/16 - Tell me what you will be working on today for this class? in Google Classroom

9/16 - Tell me what you will be working on today for this class?

I am giving you the day to get caught up on any missing assignments for this class. If you don't have any missing work you may choose to do work for another class or check out the extra credit options. I also posted the instructions to install the Adobe Apps on a home computer.

---> THIS IS HOW I WILL TAKE ATTENDANCE TODAY <----
No answer=Not present
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, September 17 4:36 AM

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Photopea - Overview and Experiment in Google Classroom

Photopea - Overview and Experiment

After the demo...
1) Experiment with the program. Try the tools, add layers, explore what you can make and do.
2) Upload your PSD file to this assignment and leave a private comment about what you learned/created today.
3) Please complete this short survey to give some feedback on your first experience with this program.
Created by Brendan McCann: Tuesday, September 15 4:55 AM

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Personal Infographic -FINAL TURN IN in Google Classroom

Personal Infographic -FINAL TURN IN

This is where you submit your final draft. READ the instructions then complete all steps.

1) Download your jpg from adobe spark.
2) Open the padlet link and share your graphic (login with my.hartdistrict)
3) Open the project reflection document
4) Paste the jpg into the reflection and add it to the assignment.
5) Grade yourself and answer the questions as completely as possible (part of your grade).
---------> TURN IN <---------------
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, September 10 10:33 PM

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Personal Infographic Brainstorming in Google Classroom

Personal Infographic Brainstorming

Read over the instructions posted in the Personal Infographic Assignment.
Then complete this worksheet to help you brainstorm your ideas.
Turn in when complete.
Created by Brendan McCann: Wednesday, September 2 11:29 AM

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Adobe Spark Quote in Google Classroom

Adobe Spark Quote

GOAL: Demonstrate a foundational understanding of using Adobe Spark while creating a inspirational social media quote.

EXPECTATIONS: You can use templates, but you MUST ultimately create your own graphic by modifying images, text, colors etc. The verbal and visual should relate. The quote should be easily readable, while maintaining visual appeal. Consider font, color, size, placement etc. as you create your final graphic.

DIRECTIONS:
1. Find an inspirational quote to use for the graphic --> https://www.goodreads.com/quotes
- Search by keyword or subject on the left.

2. Open adobe spark using your school google login. --> https://spark.adobe.com/
- See video below if needed.

3. Create a social media post using the adobe spark templates and tools.
- See video if needed.
- Must include background image or graphic
- Text should be readable.
- Consider font, colors and design.
- Include your name (small) on the bottom corner of the graphic.

4. Download your final draft (as a .jpg) and attach/add to this assignment
- Download button is in the upper righthand corner of spark.

________RESPOND IN A PRIVATE COMMENT to the questions below ____________

5. How did you feel about this assignment as an intro to spark?
What did you spend the most time on during this assignment and why?
How well do you think the image, type, colors etc work for your final design?

Created by Brendan McCann: Monday, August 31 7:05 PM

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Exit Ticket - Artwork Analysis in Google Classroom

Exit Ticket - Artwork Analysis

What was your primary role in the group today and did your group function as a team? What was one take away (learning experience) from this activity for you?
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, August 27 5:27 PM

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DMA Syllabus and Quiz in Google Classroom

DMA Syllabus and Quiz

Please watch the attached video and look over the syllabus (in GC under Resources and Materials).
When you are ready take this Quiz.
Mark this assignment as DONE!

https://www.loom.com/share/9524257c677846b08449e567af866b41
Created by Brendan McCann: Monday, August 24 2:39 PM

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Digital Art Inspiration - Share in a private comment. in Google Classroom

Digital Art Inspiration - Share in a private comment.

GOAL: Collect at least 10 images of digital art and design that inspire you. Share the link to your Pinterest board of google collection in a private comment.

Use Pinterest if you can Create a Pinterest Account (maybe you already have one).
Make a new "board" called "Digital Art Inspiration"
Collect at least 10 different images.
Share your board in a link with

If Pinterest is blocked.... just use Google image search.
Check out the short video to see how to use Google's "Collections" feature.


When searching consider putting a element or principle in the blanks for your searches.
"digital Illustration _________ "
"graphic design __________"
"concept art ____________"
"poster design ___________"
etc. etc.
Created by Brendan McCann: Monday, August 24 2:39 PM

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Name Tag - Chrome Canvas App in Google Classroom

Name Tag - Chrome Canvas App

Goal: Experiment with the capability of this simple built in chrome browser drawing app. Create a unique NAME TAG that uses each of the drawing tools and post it to this assignment. Check the instructional links below if needed (or dive right in if you are brave). Your name should be readable, but unique and colorful. Google "block letters" if you need help creating them.

Instructions:
1) Check the instructional links below if needed (or dive right in if you are brave)
2) Spend at least 30 min on your drawing.
3) Create new layers to help you build your drawing
4) Explore the tools and their settings
5) Export the jpg and upload it top this assignment.
6) Leave a comment describing what you learned, liked, disliked and/or struggled with during this activity.
Created by Brendan McCann: Wednesday, August 19 9:54 AM

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Flip Grid Intro Video - Week 1 in Google Classroom

Flip Grid Intro Video - Week 1

Your task is to click the flipgrid link and share a short selfie video with me telling me a few things about yourself (highlights from the survey)... If we were in class I'd ask you questions about your answers on the survey to find out more about you.

NO ONE BUT ME WILL SEE THE VIDEO (it will not be posted to a class flipgrid)

Spend at least 30 seconds and share some highlights from your survey with me.
Thanks and I look forward to getting to know you.

Flipgrid link is in Resources
Created by Brendan McCann: Wednesday, August 12 9:51 AM

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JAMBOARD Exit ticket in Google Classroom

JAMBOARD Exit ticket

Creative collaboration is an important part of being an artist.
Tell me one thing that you learned or enjoyed during today's activity with Jamboard or if you didn't enjoy it what would have made it better?
Created by Brendan McCann: Thursday, August 13 1:45 PM