Archive for the ‘grades’ Category


May 11, 2010

Today you need to show me your three illustrations of your product and your press release.

Progress Reports come out on Friday.


Beginning Photoshop

January 29, 2009

We are going to be working in Photoshop this week. We will be working in Photoshop for about three weeks.

If you work through all of the lessons, you will have some well developed skills in Photoshop. In fact, the Fine Arts class “Photography 1” is using the same book and lessons. If you finish them all in here, and you take Photography next year, you will be way ahead of the class.

The lessons in Photoshop are very technical. The instructions are very TECHNICAL. If you don’t follow the instructions EXACTLY, eventually you won’t be able to continue with the rest of the lesson. If you have trouble, you should go back to the beginning of that section of the chapter and start over paying careful attention to the details of the instructions.

If you have questions, you can ask me for help, but, my first response will be to ask you if you went back to the beginning of that section, and if you read all of the information for that chapter. 99% of the time, it is something you overlooked in the instructions.

Here are the due dates for chapters of Photoshop:

Chapter 1        Monday Feb 2 – Beginning of Class (BoC)
Chapter 2        Wednesday Feb 4 – End of Class (EoC)
Chapter 3        Friday Feb 6 – EoC
Chapter 4        Tuesday Feb 10 – EoC
Chapter 5        Thursday Feb 11 – EoC
Chapter 6        Monday Feb 16 – EoC
Chapter 7       Wednesday Feb 18 – EoC
Chapter 8        Friday Feb 20 – BoC
Chapter 9        Tuesday Feb 24 – BoC
Chapter 10      Thursday Feb 26 – BoC
Chapter 11      Friday Feb 27 – EoC

On time work is determined by when you post your finished product with a summary of what your learned and two TEKS that apply to what you learned. If you have trouble with a lesson, you can work on it from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM any school day, during your lunch, or another time that does not conflict with another class. No after school time is available.

The instructions for the lessons are in pdf format in this folder: S:\shared\students\Bjerke\CAMM\CiAB\Photoshop.

The files (images) that you need for the lessons are in the same place, inside a folder named “Lessons.”

The first class which has everyone done with every lesson will get a pizza lunch for everyone.

Checking your vestor versus Raster Assignment

January 28, 2009

At about 10 minutes before class ends, I will come around to check your work.

If you are not completelydone, you will receive a 50. You can improve that grade if you finish later this week

Extra Credit

January 14, 2009

On Thursday, January 15th, Mrs. Moyers will have a meeting for a new Robotics club.

If you attend this meeting and participate constructively for 4 weeks, you will get to skip your six weeks quiz. If you continue to participate, you will get to skip every six weeks quiz.

Speak to me if you want more info, or if you have questions.

I will be holding an organizational meeting next Tuesday (Jan 20) for three groups that start next week.

One group is for people who want to get their A+ hardware/software repair certification.

The second group is for people who want to learn how to program the micro-mill we recently received by donation. The programming uses a coordinate based system, like you use in algebra.

The third group is special in that you can only get in if you are recommended. the third group will be assembling their own computers. If you are interested, talk to me.

There is no cost, and no prerequisite (you don’t have to know anything to join).

Wednesday Second Assignment

November 19, 2008

You need to complete a grade sheet (on my desk).

You will lose FIVE points for every part that is not completed.

Don’t forget to do the assignment that you should do every day this week.

This Saturday and Your Third Six Weeks Grade

November 11, 2008

If you volunteer at the recycling drive this Saturday, for at least 5 hours, you will guarantee yourself an 80 for the third six weeks. The drive is from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. If you show up on time at either 8:00 or 11:00 and WORK for the entire drive, you will be given credit. You must sign up with me. If you would rather exchange this time for your semester exam, that is also an option.

Grade Check!

November 5, 2008

Tomorrow, Thursday, you need to be able to show me the following assignments on your computer. These assignments will determine your grade for this second six weeks.

Blog Assignment: What has changed?

Blog Assignment: History of the Internet

Blog Assignment: Bogus MLA Paper (have it open on your computer when I come to check your work)

Blog Assignment: Parts of a Blog Window

And your quiz grade, from the Word Formatting Quiz will be the other grade for this six weeks.

If you did the extra credit assignment, you should show me that, too.

If you want to make my job easier, you can have a piece of paper with your name and class period listing the assignments and whether you have completed them all. If you have this, I will glance at your work and we will be done. If you do not have this ready, we will have to check each assignment very carefully. It’s up to you!

Create this grade sheet on paper to hand in.

Finish Up!

October 31, 2008

Make sure that you have everything finished. Your bogus MLA paper should be complete. You should have finished the long “Part of a Blog Window.” Your handout and your presentation.

Next week is the LAST week of this six weeks. Your grade for this six weeks will be determined by what you have done by Wednesday of next week.

Your Grade

September 29, 2008

This class is a part of the Career and Technology Education program. This means that the skills you learn and demonstrate are skills that you can use to get a job and make a living. What makes this more than just job training are the general principles of problem solving, communication, conduct and documentation.

TODAY you need to get your work organized so that you can demonstrate what work you have done this first six weeks and tell me what grade you think that you deserve. You should have a grade sheet, all the required blog posts, and your solution (including model).

Part of working in a career is being responsible for your work. You are expected to work, complete tasks and project, and keep accurate records of what you do. Justifying the money that you are paid is only part of the equation. Your supervisor will also want to know that you can be trusted to plan, work and complete projects without constant supervision. This is the difference between a job and a career (or profession), where the supervisor tells you exactly what to do, how to do it and then watches to be sure that you do it right and get it done. In a career, you are expected to know how to do certain things, how to figure out solutions to problems and how to work independently. This is what makes the difference between 7 dollars an hour and $40,000 a year.

You need to be completely ready to show me your work and tell me about what you have done. This must be done before the end of class on Tuesday, September 30th. Otherwise I will grade the work I have seen. Is this a chance for you to improve your grade?

Your Grade

September 23, 2008

You need to keep a grade sheet.

You need to list all assignments, quizzes and tests.

The blogs you should have finished are:

Your New Client
Data Is
Computer History
Why You?!?
You Create a Solution – Second Stage
You Create a Solution
Blog Review
What is a Search Engine?
Reading and Future Tech
Your First Blog Post

You should also present your solution model to me and discuss it for a grade.

Next week, I will check your grade sheet for a grade.