Responses and Reminders sent to students via email

Sent when received: Sun 9/04/2001 through Thu 10/11/2001

Congratulations!
You have recieved full credit for successfully completing your first assignment in a timely fashion.
Most of the assignments and class resources will be online for you to access on the FAIS-IHS website. For instance, if you have any questions about what we'll discuss in class, (the Expectations, Access to the computers in the lab, or the TechnoLounge), please visit:
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/access.html

I am available daily in the TechnoLounge from 12:15 to 12:52 daily if you have any other questions. Of course, you can always reach me by email:
techno09teacher@mac.com

The next assignment is almost as easy...
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You can follow this link for the colorful version with links
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/assignments.html
OR
read the plain text below

Assignment 2
Contact another 9th grade student from the list posted in the TechnoLounge, and tell them about Assignment 1.
Contact a non-greened student . (Green highlighted names are no longer eligible for this exercise)
Give them a tear-away email address/assignment slip to help them send their email to me.
Ask them to include your name in the email to me, so you receive the credit for completing the assignment by finding them.

Questions? Send me an email, techno09teacher@mac.com
Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09 teacher
Still on jury duty, Jeannene


Sent when received: Tue 10/2/2001 through  Fri 11/9/2001

Congratulations and thank you for sharing your most memorable message from the past few weeks. It will be added to the webpage of the class's collective thoughts and offerings at

http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/messages.html

Most contributions were impressive and all were powerful. I've received poetry, images, chain letters, lyrics, thoughtful ideas and much hope for the future.
I appreciate you turning in your assignment.
many thanks and peace, Jeannene


Sent:Fri 10/26/2001

Dearest Tuesday class,
I wanted to give you the heads-up about the next assignment for Techno.09 class. Of course, you may have already visited the Assignment page at

http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/assignments.html
in which case this is no surprise.

On our return to school, we will be creating web pages. The content of these pages will be a 3 step How-to or tutorial. You can choose your area of expertise, break it down into 3 easy-to-follow steps, and ultimately share your knowledge with the world once your page is added to the IHS website.
There are examples of tutorials at www.learn2.com and www.ehow.com to give you some ideas/guidelines for writing concise instructions in step-by-step form. These are examples to jumpstart your imagination, your tutorial idea should be your own.

So the homework over this October break is to submit your proposal tutorial topic to me via email [techno09teacher@mac.com]. I will send a confirmation email once I have received your proposal.

Do not hesitate to email questions if you need further clarification about this assignment.
Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09


Sent:Tue 10/30/2001 12:44 AM

Just a reminder...
Your homework over this October break is to submit your proposal for your tutorial topic to me via email [techno09teacher@mac.com]. I will send a confirmation email once I have received your proposal.

The Assignment page is always available at http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/assignments.html
On our return to school, we will be creating web pages. The content of these pages will be a 3 step How-to or tutorial. You can choose your area of expertise, break it down into 3 easy-to-follow steps, and ultimately share your knowledge with the world once your page is added to the IHS website.
There are examples of tutorials at www.learn2.com and www.ehow.com to give you some ideas/guidelines for writing concise instructions in step-by-step form. These are examples to jumpstart your imagination, your tutorial idea should be your own.

Do not hesitate to email questions if you need further clarification about this assignment.
Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09


Sent when received:Wed 10/24/01 through 11/08/01

You were the [2nd, 5th, etc.] in your class to submit your proposal. Thanks.
Here are some considerations when 'designing' your tutorial...

1. K.I.S.S.
Keep it Super Simple. Ideally, a 3-step tutorial works well for the class website pages because it will fit on one/your page and succinctly inform your audience in an easily digestible format. If your original idea is large and needs more than 3 steps to explain (i.e. How to Rule the Universe), you might consider breaking it down into a smaller component of the original idea, (i.e. 3 Steps to a Better Planet or How to Weed a Backyard Garden)

2. Format
Give it an intriguing TITLE.
SUMMARIZE what you are about to guide them through and why you are the ultimate source of this knowledge to be shared.
NUMBER THE STEPS for clarity.

3. Visualize the visuals
The next step of this project will be to illustrate your tutorial with photographs or drawings or screen grabs. One image per step would be ideal if it helps to clarify your words. The written word has the ultimate power to inform, add a strong visual and your information comes alive. Write the tutorial first, we'll talk in class about how to gather images to enhance it next.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions if any of this is unclear, the only dumb question is the one you don't ask.
See you in class, Jeannene


Sent: Thu, 08 Nov 2001

Subject: Proposal due today!

Grade Alert!
I'm missing Assignment 5 for you, your tutorial proposal. There is still
time to send it and get full credit before I post grades tomorrow. Don't
let your grade slip away...

Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09

Assignments can always be found at
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/assignments.html


Sent:Sun 12/2/2001 7:40 PM

Hello!
The semester draws to a close and your final project for Techno.09 will be due the week of December 17. There will be no final exams for Techno.09 (thank you, Jeannene), but your webpage tutorial must be handed in before the winter break.

The in-class webpage demo has fallen victim to 'gremlins in the machine' so I must redirect you to the online 'recipe' for this assignment.
Everything you need to build your webpage in Dreamweaver is located @
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/webpage.html
You can print it out to use as a guide to follow while you work.

For the purposes of this project and your grade, I ask that you follow these design guidelines to create similar looking pages for inclusion in the Techno.09 website. Your own creativity will be unleashed in future pages and projects.

If you still need to size and save your gathered images for the webpage, check out
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/imagegathering.html#sized
to refresh your memory of these Photoshop procedures.

You will have time to work on this project in class in the next few
weeks. As always, I am available in the TechnoLounge and by email
[techno09teacher@mac.com] to answer questions and clarify.

Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09 teacher

 

Sent:Sun 12/9/2001 7:49 PM

Hello!
I am accepting finished webpages until Friday noon, December 21, 2001.
Remember finals week starts December 17. Use this week to finish your
webpage in class and avoid the last minute rush.

Check out the checklist @
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/checklist.html
This is not a completed assignment if it is not handed in completely.

Happy holidaze, Jeannene


Sent:Mon 12/31/2001

Dear Class of 2005!

Visit your classwork on the World Wide Web

Exciting Extra Credit Opportunity

I know of ten uncorrected spelling errors on these fresh webpages, there may be more...
Find them and receive a point for each misspelling.

Print the page, circle the mistake, add your name, hand it to me within the first week of school.

Happy New Year,
Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09 teacher


Sent: Mon 1/14/2002 12:24 AM

Dearest Class of 2005!

Your completed webpage ratings are due at the beginning of class this week.


If you have lost or misplaced the rating sheet, there are extras in the TechLounge (back bulletin board) or you can print a copy of both pages from this webpage.

Please include your choice of Top Five webpages from this project on the rating sheet.

Just a reminder,
Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09 teacher

P.S. Extra credit for finding spelling and grammar errors will be accepted until Thursday, January 17 by 4:20pm.
There are still 10 uncorrected mistakes on the webpages. Last week, fellow students found over 30 more mistakes!
The website looks great because of your efforts.


Sent: Mon 2/11/2002 9:45 PM

Dear Class of 2005!

Besides the quiz on the Photoshop toolbar and other keyboard shortcuts
this week in class, a first version of your splash page will be due.
The document dimensions should be 480 x 360 pixels,
Your first name or alternate text with text effects should be on a separate layer
from the other images and layers (disguised portrait, found web images or drawings).

Please deposit a copy of your Photoshop document on the designated server in the Splash folder.
Name the file with your name to receive proper credit
Of course, missing this deadline will affect your grade.

Technically yours, Jeannene


Sent: Tue 2/26/2002 10:52 PM

Dearest Class of 2005!

We'll be going over the quiz in class this week. Your grades are posted online.

What's next? Two things for the week you return to school.

Please email techno09teacher@mac.com and yourself

  • The title of the book you have chosen to review.
    Start working independently on writing this review for a favorite book you would recommend that others read. Consider this a
    sales pitch; convincing, positive, and intriguing for any potential reader. Include the title, author, number of pages, and your
    insights and opinions.
    We will also include a thumbnail of the book's cover with this review. You may be able to find the thumbnail at
    www.amazon.com or scan a copy from the library or your personal collection.

  • The quote, lyric, line of poetry, or personal credo that you plan to use on your opening splash screen.
    These are words you live by or find inspiring. If they are someone else's words, you must credit them, of course.

I look forward to receiving your email with these two items enclosed.
This email assignment is due before next week's class meets.
Welcome back !

P.S. Start thinking about the classwork you are most proud of and the best way to display it on a web page...

All this assignment information is accessible online. Check it weekly to stay on top of your Techno.09 classwork.


Sent: Mon 4/1/2002 12:53 AM

Dear Class of 2005!
Only 26 Book Reviews are online @ [ http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/reviews.html ]
If yours isn't there or not linked, check the bulletin board in the TechLounge, a final round of corrections are hanging patiently, waiting for pickup.

Yours must be corrected and a fresh printout handed to me by the end of class this week.
The printable checklist  is your friend...
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/checklist2.html

Be sure to complete the reading for this week, before you arrive in class.
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09.04/assignments/12searchin.html

There will be a short in-class assignment, also due by end of class.

Of course, all this information is online in the usual place.

Technically yours, Jeannene


Sent: Mon 4/8/2002 1:20 AM

Dear Class of 2005!

Catching up with pending projects during this short week before the break...
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/assignments.html#break

Homework over the break:
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/imagine.html

Need help with your community research project?  Your classmates have compiled their summaries of search engines.

Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09



Sent: Sunday 4/28/2002 3:00PM

Dear Class of 2005

1. The Assignment
The last weeks of this semester will be devoted to digital storytelling. Your final project will be a 1 to 3 minute digital movie incorporating still images (webfound, scanned, or created in Photoshop), a scripted voice-over narration to be recorded or videotaped as part of the soundtrack along with music, you may choose.

2. Getting started: Making your predictions for the future
There are several steps to creating a good movie. First and foremost, you will want to start with a strong foundation: your script. Since you'll be illustrating the future you are predicting, consider your words as the guide to the visuals you will eventually create. You can brainstorm on this outside of class, so below are some ideas to jump-start your imagination.

Your prediction/narration script can have the viewpoint of:
a fortune teller, seeing into the future and telling how it will be
OR a newscaster reporting the days events as if they were happening at that moment in time
OR your future-self reminiscing about the changes you've witnessed in your long lifetime
OR anything else, after all, this is the future.

For those of you that work from the visual to the verbal ...
You can describe the 'world you foresee' as: a futuristic locale, your home, a place for future pastimes
OR a series of postcards from your future world travels
OR what you wear, eat, drink, how you will communicate with others, tools/gadgets you will use in your daily life
OR the present day world plus time (10 years, 20 years, 30 years)

3. Due dates and deadlines for this project
Because of the limited time we have in class each week, as always, I will encourage you to plan ahead and come to class prepared to work on this project. Each deadline will be a portion of your final grade. Miss a deadline and your grade will suffer. The script of your story is just the beginning*. Bookmark http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/index.html for easy reference to the deadline calendar.

You will need to submit your finished script for my approval via email or hand me a hard copy before Monday, May 6th! prior to recording it as your voice-over. Email a copy to yourself (cc:) to use for the storyboard deadline.

*The next step is storyboarding or planning which images you will match up with your voice-over/script.

Stretch your creativity and imagination to its limits.

Yours so very truly, Jeannene

P.S. Still due: Classwork webpage. Check the guidelines @ http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/classwork.html Your grade is degrading each week you don't complete and hand in this simple assignment.

In class this week of April 29th: short show and tell about linking your webpages to your completed splash page to complete your website. Website is due by end of your regular class, the week of May 6th


Sent: Monday 4/29/2002 6:00PM

Dear Class of 2005!

Your Book Reviews are almost ready to link to the library online...

10 day window of opportunity for Extra Credit?
There are at least ten uncorrected spelling or grammatical errors on these webpages, there may be more...
Find them and receive a point for each misspelling.
Print the page, circle the mistake, add your name, hand it to me by Thursday, May 9th

Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09 teacher


Sent when received: Monday-Friday 5/6-10/2002

•Whew! you made the deadline and made the grade! Congrats on your A!

• One day late so you recieved a B!

• Whew! Two days late so you recieved a C!

Print out a storyboard (or pick one up in the TechLounge) and start doodling and planning the images you need to collect to match/illustrate your script.

http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09.04/assignments/16storyboard.html

Break up the script into manageble chunks/sentences and draw (stick figures are OK) or describe what you'll see when you synch it with your voiceover. I'll need to spot check your storyboard by next class.

More deadlines to come in the future, Jeannene


Sent: Saturday 5/18/2002 2:00PM

Dear Class of 2005!

Most of you know, I was super impressed with the scripts turned in for the Future/Prediction movie. After talking to several diligent students about assignments expected from you in your other classes, I am adjusting this assignment to aide in completion before the school year ends.

From your amazing script, choose 2 to 3 sentences from your story to record and illustrate. They should total about 1 minute of recorded voice time (instead of 3 minutes). Choose your most vivid and expressive verbiage about the future and those which will yield the most rich and dense imagery you can collage in Photoshop. This is an editing process, which will ultimately cut down on the time it takes to finish this movie project. I will assemble these shorter movies into a larger collaborative effort from the mighty Class of 2005.

You must still:
Record your voiceover • http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09.04/assignments/18audio.html
Gather and prepare rich and dense images • http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/prep.html
Assemble these parts in Premiere to create your movie • http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09.04/assignments/20premiere.html

Time is slipping away, so I will expect you to come prepared to class (check the Assignment page) and use your class time to complete these final tasks.
Plan for your success in this class!

For those that have not handed in the checklist: Your website is STILL DUE!

Jeannene
Techno.09

P.S. Meanwhile, your complete future stories and predictions are online!
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/future.html
If you need to give me a revised version for posterity, please do so by email.
Please spell check before handing in a fresher version.


Sent: Friday 5/29/2002 11:29AM

Dear Teachers & Staff,
If you are looking for something beyond www.google.com or www.altavista.com, the Class of 2005 has some helpful insights online about search engines @
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/searchthem.html

Speaking of insights, most of the students have posted scripts about their predictions for the future @
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/future.html

The main entry page for all their webwork this year is accessible from the main page @ http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/

Bookmark and enjoy...
Jeannene Hansen
Techno.09

P.S. Other classwork from this year (Macbeth, French) and years past are accessible @ http://www.jeannene.net/


Sent: Friday 5/31/2002 11:44AM

Dear Straggler of 2005!
I have not found evidence of your completed (yet overdue) work on the designated server in the Classwork or Website folder.

The classwork webpage was due before the April break (!!!!)

This assignment is complete when...
         your completed xxwork.html file
         and any linked image files
         are copied to the designated server's Classwork folder
         and I have a clean printout

Since the classwork webpage must be completed before you can link to it from your Splash page to complete your Website, I will accept it along with your completed website folder, along with that clean printout.

To ensure that you receive proper credit for completing your website (splash page & linked files), you must place a copy of your folder on the designated server in the Website folder and hand me a signed and completed checklist.

You are very close and there is no reason to receive an incomplete on this project you have worked on throughout the semester.
I will be in the TechLounge Monday thru Thursday for the next 2 weeks to answer questions and assist you with meeting this essential goal.

Yours very truly,
Jeannene Hansen

Techno.09 Resources for your convenience:
All the links to the tutorials in pretty picture form
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/remedial.html

The all important checklist to hand to me once you have completed your website
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/checklist3.html

Inspiring work by your classmates
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/sharing.html
http://www.jeannene.net/techno.09/classwork/classworkz.html