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CLASS AGENDA

The John McCrae Secondary School Yearbook

Course Description and Outline
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Week of

January 18th, 2010

  • Monday - consider the "Loose Ends"
    • Advertisements
    • Pages
    • Indexing
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday - Final Class!
  • Friday
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January 11th, 2010

  • Monday
    • Page Proofs Arrived! Circle and initial ANY typos or glitches. They CAN be fixed now - we REALLY don't want regrets after the book is published!
  • Tuesday
    • Ladder Audit
    • Grad Page Reflection - Legend & Alignment
    • January Book Blitz Contest Winner
  • Wednesday
    • Summative details
  • Thursday
  • Friday
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January 4th, 2010

  • Monday
    • Less than three weeks of class time
    • Ad Sales - No more ads can be purchased - we need to know the sizes to fit existing pages
    • Grad Comments - Need to proofread & confer
    • Book Sales - Blitz to extend into this week?
    • Done with your pages?
      • Help complete outstanding assignments
      • Summative Assignment - Portfolio
    • Editors:
      • Online Proofing
      • Recruit assistance
      • Prep for next Deadline
  • Tuesday
    • Grads
      • Assign students to pages
      • Confer regarding comment proofreading
    • Ads
      • Establish sizes - make phone calls if necessary

  • Wednesday
    • Book Delivery - Online Sales
    • Ad Sales
      • Database changes - alert Ben & Avery
      • Contact Info? Sizes? Artwork?
    • Grad Database updates
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • Initial Grad Page Production (Cautiously)
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December 14th, 2009

  • Monday
    • Clean up page assignments, and prep for the next deadline
    • Mind the calendar for January - it goes by quickly!
  • Tuesday
    • Student by Student Audit - Who's Done?
    • Those who are DONE, assist those who need HELP!
    • Mini-Summative in January - stay tuned
  • Wednesday
    • Clean up assignments
  • Thursday
    • Clean up assignments
    • Ad Sales update
    • Book Sales Update
    • Verification lists to pd3
  • Friday
    • Shortened Day
    • Clean up assignments
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December 7th, 2009

  • Monday
    • DEADLINE THIS WEEK!
    • Repairs Done?
    • Ad Sales UPDATED?
  • Tuesday
    • Ad Sales - Who's Missing?
    • Book Sales Verifications - Avery & Ben
  • Wednesday
    • Booking Cameras - Please Identify on the calendar
      • Who - What - When - Where
    • Spare Canon Batteries - Ali V?
    • Purge Special Delivery
  • Thursday
    • Ad Sales Updates
    • Cropping Tip - FILL the FRAME
    • Deadline Tomorrow
  • Friday
    • DEADLINE02!
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November 23rd, 2009

  • Monday
    • Deadline Audit
      • PAGES Database now the official version
      • Identify your Dec 11th pages
    • Division Pages - can we incorporate visuals from the presentation on Friday?
    • Grads - Disc was ordered last Friday
    • Cover Proof - Needs to be signed off
    • Editors
      • Promo kit photos due
      • Send in a test page?
    • Business
      • Need shared Inventory spreadsheet
      • Purchase Verification this week?
  • Tuesday
    • It's DEC 1st! Continue developing assignments
    • Editors - time to get busy
  • Wednesday
    • Ad Sales - Deadline next Friday! Get out there!
    • Division page updates
  • Thursday
    • Time to REPAIR LAST DEADLINE PAGES!
    • Fix Ligatures
    • Rename and Re-link Photos if need be
    • Correct Typos
  • Friday
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November 23rd, 2009

  • Monday
    • Review Ad Sales
    • Promote: Grad Comments on McNews & Website
    • Update Grad Comments.fp5 in Handouts
  • Tuesday
    • Grad Comments FIX
      • Computers upstairs
    • Advert Sales - Add ALL prospects by end of week
      • 3 prospects per student
      • Contact and report by end of this weekend
    • Any questions for Friesens?
    • Grads - Approve online images
  • Wednesday
    • Sports - Curling today
    • Friesens Rep (Jason Parks) visit at 1pm - Any Questions?
    • Grad Comments - check computers
      • Student Services
      • Library
      • 3rd Floor
  • Thursday
    • Grads - fix computers
    • Editors Edit Pages for Friesens
    • Business
      • Audit Sales List - Prep Homeroom Verification
      • Inventory back issues
      • Coordinate Ad Sales
    • Page Production
  • Friday
    • Field Trip to 1st Floor Theatre
      • Identify Icons, Colour schemes, Buzz words that can be used in Division pages and headlines
    • Editors
      • 4 pics for promo
      • Ligatures need to be fixed (see poster)
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November 16th, 2009

  • Monday
    • Pages handed before this class are "on time"
    • Deadline Audit
      • Print your Page
        • Portrait Orientation
        • NOT spread
        • Scale to Fit
        • Turn off Crop marks & details
      • Staple the halves together to make a booklet
      • Proof
        • Circle obvious typos
        • Indicate awkward grammar
        • Check page numbers, captions, lead ins
        • Suggest alternative (better) Headlines & Lead Ins
    • Pages handed in by the end of this class are ONE day late
  • Tuesday
    • Continue Proofing - Make corrections, and observations about what SHOULD be done to make our pages look more effective - it's not to late to change the templates
    • Pages handed in by the end of this class are TWO days late
    • Done? Begin preparing your NEXT deadline - gather the facts, dates, and names! Make your plans to take your photos!
  • Wednesday
    • Ad Sales - Ready to go?
    • Audit / Proof Pages Submitted
    • Do we have a picture documenting the food drive? SOMEONE TAKE ONE!
    • One Acts DRESS REHEARSAL TONIGHT - Take Photos!
      • Single Group Photo - Tonight, or between shows tomorrow (6pm)
  • Thursday
    • AVIVA FUND voting
    • Photo Coverage
      • One Act Plays
      • Staff Karaoke
      • Keep an eye on johnmccrae.ca
    • Photobank Lost & Found Cleanup
      • PLEASE do not leave pics on the cameras
      • PLEASE delete any REDUNDANT or UNNECESSARY pics from the Photobank
      GRADS - We need to plan COMMENT COLLECTION
  • Friday
    • Ad Sheets - 3 per student... need more?
    • Grads
      • Comment Collector is ready to test - make an announcement next week if it's good to go
      • Approve Grad Photos online
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November 9th, 2009

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
    • Work on Deadline01
    • If you get "independant study" time, use it to gather information for ANY of your upcoming assignments - work in student services or the library to access Google documents
  • Wednesday
    • Work on Deadline01
  • Thursday
    • DEADLINE DUE!
  • Friday
    • PD Day - no school!
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November 2nd, 2009

  • Monday
    • Cover Deadline - Final Draft
    • Deadline & Section work
  • Tuesday
    • Captions
    • Templates - tell Mr. May if you have special orders
  • Wednesday
    • Working on Deadline #1
  • Thursday
  • Friday
    • Student Life Pictures
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October 26th, 2009

  • Monday
    • Audit DPS Deadlines
    • Audit Photos from Friday
    • Section Work
  • Tuesday
    • Deadline & Section work
  • Wednesday
    • Deadline & Section work
  • Thursday
    • Cover Deadline - 1st Draft
    • Deadline & Section work
  • Friday
    • Halloween Treat - Dr Horrible
    • Deadline & Section work
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October 19th, 2009

  • Monday
    • Are we blitzing classes with info this week?
    • Grad Section - promote Grad Photos this week
      • You need to sign up ASAP (check with Ms. Mahoney)
      • It doesn't cost anything to get the photo taken
      • You need to use the school photographer in order to have your image appear in the Grad Section of the yearbook
    • Audit of DPS Assignment / Packaging Handins
    • Yearbook Cover / Endsheet Status
  • Tuesday
    • Staff Section photoshoot update
    • Photobank Audit - no spirit pics?
      • Marks in photography is based on Quality and Contribution
    • Blitz to Grad classes - needs planning
  • Wednesday
    • Template prototype
  • Thursday
    • Section Work
  • Friday
    • Section Work
    • Final date to submit DPS
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October 12th, 2009

  • Monday - THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY
  • Tuesday
    • Cameras and Photo Uploading
      • Clear the camera!
    • Photobank & JPG preservation
      • Move Photos to approviate folders
      • NAME photos to A B C levels or delete if useless
      • BE CAREFUL to use SAVE AS TIF when actually cropping
    • Class to class visits - When
      • Tattoos
      • Grad Surveys
      • Grad Photos (Thurs)
      • Grad Comments
      • (Grade Nines) buy books
    • Green Screen Photo Setup
      • Faculty Test Run
    • Ladders
    • Section Meetings
    • CONFIDENTIALITY & DISCRETION
  • Wednesday
    • Clean up the PHOTOBANK
      • Move folders to appropriate locations
      • Rename folders appropriately
      • Delete Bad Photos
      • Rank your shots A - B or C
    • Greenscreen & Photoshop
  • Thursday (Shortened 45min Class - PT Interviews)
    • Page Submissions - Cropping Exercise
    • Blitz Next Week?
      • Grads
        • Grad Photos
        • Grad Surveys
        • Grad Comments
        • Book Purchases
      • Grades
        • Book Purchases
        • Photo Submissions
    • Ladder Budget Cuts
    • Review Photobank
  • Friday
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October 5th, 2009

  • Monday
    • Check your access to the Yearbook Server
      • X:\DOCS\School_Shared\Yearbook
    • Check your installation of Adobe InDesign CS2
      • Notify the instructor if it isn't installed yet
    • LAYOUT introduction
      • Five Rules
        • Consistency
        • Whitespace
        • Dominant Image
        • Eyeline
        • Columns
      • USE TEMPLATES
    • Template Introduction
      • Open a 2006-2007 CLUBS Template
      • Measure the size of a dominant photo frame
    • Photoshop Elements Cropping
      • Crop a stock photo to fit the above frame
    • InDesign Photo Placement
      • Select the frame and Use FILE - PLACE to add the photo to the layout
  • Tuesday
    • While Mr. May is away - your task is to:
      • Continue cropping photos for the rest of "page 122" that you started yesterday
        • Store the files in the appropriate YEARBOOK server location as described yesterday (a folder with your name within your section)
        • Include the photo YOU took of your "Biography Partner
      • THEME DEVELOPMENT - Work with your section and brainstorm the "Murder Mystery" theme
        • Put your notes into an appropriate section of the Murder Mystery GoogleDoc
        • The COVER and ENDSHEETS are due in only a couple of weeks - Suggest what we should use for the cover!
      • Be sure the calendar is up to date with YOUR coverage assignments, photodates etc. Mr. May needs to know in order to sign out cameras
      • Clean up the Photobank (found on the Yearbook Server) for YOUR files - delete any unwanted photos - Try using xnview to audit the Photobank
  • Wednesday
    • Work Audit - Who's doing what?
  • Thursday
    • Jason Parks Visit
  • Friday - PA Day
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September 28th, 2009

  • Monday
    • Terry Fox photos
    • Theme Ideas
      • When do we decide?
      • How do we decide?
    • Article assignments
      • Standardize Filenames
      • Please add "byline"
      • Extend "Can Edit" privileges to your collaborators
    • Calendar Updates - Sports events, Staff photo dates, Student Events
    • Section Meetings - Ladders
  • Tuesday
    • Yearbook Calendar
      • Is it working?
      • Where's the info?
    • The Ladder
      • Standardize Names
      • Standardize Assignments
      • Can we lose pages?
    • Theme Ideas:
      • Deca - Fest
        • "Blast from the Past"
      • Paparazzi
      • "Internet"
      • Murder Mystery
      • 3D Movies
      • Disney
      • Optical Illusions
    • Photos
      • Terry Fox
      • Field Hockey
      • Soccer
    • Section Work
  • Wednesday
    • Theme Pitches TODAY!
    • Resolve the Ladder Assignments
    • Section work
    • Slideshow
      • Basketball
      • Boys Soccer
  • Thursday
    • Theme Development
    • Photo Pre-shoot
    • Calendar Repair
    • Section Work
    • Slideshow
  • Friday
    • Big School Photo - Slideshow
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September 21st, 2009

  • Monday
    • Ladder Revisions
    • Slideshow - Coverage Example: Football
    • Coverage & Journalism Intro
      • Find a partner in the class you don't already know
      • Gather the FACTS about that person
        • Who, What, When, Where, Why, How
      • Write a brief article about that person - your objective is to create interest in them, and represent them honestly
      • The article should be stored as a GoogleDoc and shared with the instructor
  • Tuesday
    • Biography Articles Due
      • Share them with the instructor
      • Find a Proofreader
      • Present your Article
      • Determine the best "Exemplar"
    • Audit and Adjust Ladder
      • 144 Pages
      • Clubs
        • Add Cheerleaders
        • As a group, cover the Clubs fair - put it on the calendar
        • Kayla, check your Google notes
      • Student Life, search the ALPHALIST for the number of students in each grade, and therefor the number of pages required
      • Sports Check FATDOG
      • Grads, check your Google notes
  • Wednesday
    • Kate E, Katie P - We know you're away - check your Gmail and GoogDocs for notes
    • Daily Business
      • Big School Photo
      • Ladder Updates
    • Biography assignment for handin:
      • Perfect the article you wrote about your subject in yearbook
      • Take a flattering portrait photo of that person - observe the rules
      • Crop the photo to 400 x 300 pixels, 72 DPI
    • Theme Development
  • Thursday
    • Theme Development
    • Reminder of tomorrow's assignments
      • Mini Biography written assignment
      • Photo of Subject
      • 3 CHOICE Photos from Terry Fox day
  • Friday
    • Theme Development
    • Biography Assignment Due at Beginning of Class
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September 14th

  • Monday
    • Student Slideshow
    • Google App Accounts
    • Upload section notes from last Friday & Share
  • Tuesday
    • Student Slideshow
    • New students should complete the survey
    • Section Meeting Ideas
    • Book Budget and Google Ladder
  • Wednesday
    • Student Slideshow - Any donations?
    • Survey - Danielle
    • Section work
      • Each SECTION should complete and share their Google worksheets
      • Each SECTION should log onto the LADDERS document and enter and assign specific pages to specific students. Be CAREFUL not to tamper with other sections cells
  • Thursday
    • Student Slideshow
    • Ladder Update
    • Section Work
  • Friday
    • Student Slideshow
    • Ladder Update
    • Database Introduction
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September 7th

  • Monday - No School
  • Tuesday
    • Slideshow - Using Fills
    • Photography - using Backgrounds
    • Three Things
      • That make a yearbook successful
      • That should be avoided
    • Staff Survey
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
    • Daily Slideshow Assignment
      • Shelby, Samantha, Eric, Kate, Fiona
  • Friday
    • Daily Slideshow Assignment
    • Photography Quiz
    • Section Work - Meet in your assigned groups
      • Appoint one "secretary" to record decisions
      • Make a list of the pages, groups, or features that should be included in your section this year
      • Estimate the number of pages required
      • Point out specific strengths and weaknesses in previous books
      • Keep the recorded sheets for use in next weeks class
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September 1st

  • Monday - No School
  • Tuesday - Half Day
    • Welcome and Introduction
  • Wednesday
    • Class conduct and Lab Rules
    • Novell Passwords
    • Bring yearbooks to class
      • Quick audit - what goes into a yearbook?
    • Introduction to Photography
      • Portrait vs Lansdscape
      • Indoor Light - Flash on/off
    • Photo process
      • Take pictures
      • Trash bad pictures
      • Upload good pictures
      • Assess pictures
  • Thursday
    • Yearbook Video
    • Photo Day Tomorrow - need volunteers - training at 8:30am in the upper Gym
      • 1st Period - Brianna, Emma, Ben
      • 2nd Period - Shelby, Cassandra, Kate
      • 3rd Period - Devin, Leah
      • 4th Period (yearbook) - Elicia, Avery
    • Bring yearbooks to class
      • What should we do with OUR yearbook
      • HOMEWORK -
        • Identify and List three features from old books that you admire
        • Identify and List three things from old books that you think should be avoided
    • Photography 101 - Light
      • Lighting Sources
        • A single source of light is your MAIN light (Sun, a Flash)
        • Adding a secondary source provides FILL lighting
      • Photo Field Trip
        • Outdoor Light - Flash on/off
        • Take a portrait of a classmate from about 6 feet away
          • WITHOUT Flash
          • WITH Flash FILL
          • With a reflected FILL light
      • UPLOAD your photos in tomorrow's class
  • Friday
    • Homework - Three things you Admire, and three you think should be avoided
    • Photo Day Tour - How many lights do the professionals use?
    • Yesterday's LIghting Shots - how successfully did we use FILL lighting**
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  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
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