Understanding display technology and creating wallpapers tutorial Level 2

Understanding display technology and creating wallpapers tutorial Level 2

This lesson is part of a 12 weeks tutorial teaching students about different Digital Design techniques, this lesson is targeted at level 2 groups (NOCN, BTEC, CITY & GUILDS). This tutorial sample is a good base for students to start demonstrating understanding on screen technology. Teachers have to implement their own techniques with this material.  This tutorial last for 12 weeks, because students have to build their own portfolio. 

Lesson Objectives:

  • Introduction to display technology
  • Creative use of Software to produce different types of wallpapers

Resources:

Mobile phones, Internet, Library, 

Starter Session Show us/describe your wallpaper on your phone and tell us why you have chosen this one. A wallpaper is your device home screen.

 Activity 1-

Search for “wallpaper” using a search engine and see what’s coming up. Choose a nice wallpaper and tell us why you have chosen this one. 

Activity 2 –

Use the library or the Internet to fill in the following table

Display

Main Uses

Define the technology (Exercise)

LED

 

Find information on the Internet and the library about LED technology.

LCD

 

Find information on the Internet and the library about LCD technology.

Plasma

 

Find information on the Internet and the library about Plasma technology.

CRT

 

 

Find information on the Internet and the library about Plasma technology.

Activity 3

In small groups find the defnition of

  • Display Size
  • Aspect Ratio

You need to wright a small group report. (Continue this exercise as homework, working with your team using different communication channels; blog, social networks, e-mail, mobile networks etc….)

Activity 4- Creative Exercise

Produce and install a wallpaper on your phone. You can make your image using Photoshop or Illustrator; just make sure you save your work at the appropriate size for you phone. Meaning you have to make sure that you research your phone type screen size, and also you need to save your image at the right resolution. 

Instructions/Guidelines:

  • Research your phone screen size and resolution
  • Research different designs (proof must be on sketch book or mood board)
  • Sketch, Sketch, Sketch ideas…………………….
  • Design using software
  • Upload and Test the wallpaper on your phone (using USB, WIFI, Bluetooh, facebook, or e-mail)
  • Show me you design on your phone and print and mount your final design 
Extension Activity
Microsoft is running a competition for the best wallpaper using their logo. Remember the magic work here is corporate branding for screen. Design a Corporate wallpaper that can fit both a Microsoft product (tablet/mobile), and computer screens.
Closure
Q&A on screen technology
Blog/Log book entry 
Web design level 2 Multimedia Session 2

Web design level 2 Multimedia Session 2

 Web design level 2 Multimedia Session 2

This is the second session for the level 2 multimedia encourages students  to understand the difference between creating website using WordPress and Dreamweaver.

Resources: Internet, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, www.wordpress.com, drawing boards, paper, pens, crayons.

By the end of this lesson:

  • learners will be able to identity and understand technology

    Web design level 2 Multimedia Session 2

    Web design level 2 Multimedia Session 2

  • learners will have experimented with both CMS and WYSIWYG

Starter session; Q & A- away from your computers and the Internet

  • What is a url?
  • Define IPv6
  • What is the difference between the Internet and World Wide Web?
  • HTTP? What is this???!!!
  • And what on hearth is a domain name??
  • Server? Why do I need a server for?
  • TCP? Is the short name for Three Cool Professionals? Am I right?
  • IP = Intelligent Pen
  • If I want a website I need a domain name. True or False?

Main Session part 1;

It is time to break down the definitions:- take notes

 

Use your drawing skills (drawing broad/sketch book or A3), draw an instructional version of this video to demonstrate your understanding.

Main Session part 2; Group Debate

Group 1- Make an effective research about the advantages of social web sites in view of arguing the fact that social websites are not dangerous to society, but beneficial.

Group 2- Make an effective research about the disadvantages of social web sites in view of arguing the fact that social websites are dangerous for vulnerable people etc…

You have 30 minutes to gather facts, and plan and prepare your debate.

Main Session part 4; Introduction to Dreamweaver & Workshop

For this workshop we will create a basic website using Dreamweaver and Fireworks. Le’ts start together

You will need to open and find Dreamweaver

1. Begin by creating a folder on your computer called “mysite” as all one word. Save all of your files related to this site into this folder. Create a folder within this folder called images.

2. Create the pages

  • index
  • about
  • portfolio
  • contact
  • links

3. add content – text is enough for today

4. link the pages

5. preview the site

Now watch the video  + Tutor demo and explanations + take notes

REMINDER

TO DESIGN WEBSITE WE NEED:

A BRIEF This brief will the base for our final design
RESEARCH Research the Internet to see what the competitors do
PLAN The plan will be an extension to the brief and will dictate how we design the website
WEB DESIGN AND GRAPHIC DESIGN SKILLS A designer is able to use a good color combination for the design, also understand the difference between graphics for web and print. They also need to have the basics of coding (HTML and CSS) to be able to deliver a good project. Although we can use CMS; it is in the designer interest to know about web technology and design
A GOOD COLLECTION OF SOFTWARE PACKAGES Although it is possible to design a website using NotePad or TexEdit is very advisable to have an array of software packages;

– animation software for designing banners

– design software to design graphics

– web design editor packages to visually (WYSIWYG/WYSYG/CMS)

– uploading software (FTP)

DOMAIN NAME the url for the user to view your page
HOSTING Server space to upload the site

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra resources

DIDA

Homework

  • Start planning your own website for next week.

Closing the session: Reflect in your learning log or blog

Business Card workshop Level 1

Business Card workshop Level 1

For Level 1 Music & Media

Subject: Artwork Imaging – Theme: Business Cards

Material required for experimental purpose: Sample business cards, Internet, Photoshop, Printer, Paper/Pen

Students will learn basic photo editing techniques.   Students will analyze and evaluate the results.

Lesson Objectives;

  1. Exploring the different type of business cards
  2. Understanding and Researching Business representation
  3. Digital Imaging;- importing/exporting, using appropriate tools
  4. Present work
  5. Reflect and think of how the above learning is going to be use in summative assignment

This video helps students understand how to use text tool, and import into an image in Photoshop. Usually used with the level 1, but level 2 are also shown this video, for catch-up and reminder
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Anett my level 1 Creative & Media student launching her tutorials

Anett my level 1 Creative & Media student launching her tutorials

Annet is my number one creative and media (foundation) student, she is already following her teachers steps and launching her own tutorials channel on youtube.

That is what is happening in my class the kids enjoy the learning that they go out of their way to demonstrate their skills. And Annet is sharing with the world.

She what I call the prime example of dedication.  Please help grow her user base, so she can experience social enterprise.



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Workshop Level 1 Media & C & M Magazine cover Design

Workshop Level 1 Media & C & M Magazine cover Design

This longer video is encouraging students to guess what tools were used to produce this mag cover. Usually used as a starter session or a test session.

Students can work in group and make note of all the different, tools and functions used to produce this magazine cover. They are then encouraged to plan and design their own cover. Depending on the type of magazine they will be producing, they are given a template to help them with the design.