Monday, May 1, 2017

This week, May 1-5

Current Project: Design


  • Make a new holiday!
  • Use visual Design principles to create materials for it.

Learning Targets:

  • Articulate and apply design principles for effective communication and usability.
  • Use design software to create documents


  • 9-12.CI.1. apply advanced software features to redesign the appearance of word processing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.
  • 9-12.CI.3. use a variety of media and formats to design, develop, publish, and present projects
  • 9-12.TC.10. identify common graphic, audio, and video file formats (e.g., jpeg, gif, bmp, mpeg, wav, wmv, mp3, avi, pdf)
  • 9-12.TC.12. demonstrate how to import/export text, graphics, or audio files

This week's agendas:


Individual Activity: Assignment: Create a Brochure:

  1. Sketch out ideas for a trifold brochure that relates to your event.
    1. Brochure must have at least 4 sections of information and each section must have at least one paragraph or bulleted list.
    2. Use designs similar to what you used for your invitation.
    3. Use good design principles to make clear the hierarchy of information.
  2. Create the finished product using Lucidpress.
    1. Do NOT use a template
    2. DO use guides to make your brochure a trifold
    3. Include a least one image from which you have removed the background.
  3. Finish and submit your brochure:
    1. Save as a jpeg or png
    2. Title it: brochure-your last name
    3. Turn in an assignment check sheet

Copyright-Friendly Free Image Resources


Discuss: design goals, role of sketching and ideas

As a group, create a list of your own design guidelines

Revisit and expand on design notes (Slideshow)

Journal: why does design matter? Explain your answer (Google Classroom)



  • assignment due


  • Article design in Google Docs.

Quizzes and Tests:

  • Quiz next week


  • Assignment #1: Event Invitation
  • Assignment #2: Brochure