#1 (Aug. 29, 2011) - In three short, well-written paragraphs (250 words min.), please describe and elaborate on the following:
  1. I have decided to take this class because
  2. When this class is completed I hope to have mastered these skills
  3. One project that I’m particularly excited to work on is
Please be very specific and use your best writing skills. You will be graded on continuity of content as well as writing mechanics.

#2 (Sept. 9, 2011) - Now that you've learned a little about color theory, we want to test your knowledge!

1. What are "primary" colors?
2. What are "complimentary" colors?
3. What is a real world example of "complementary" colors? (think local sports teams)
4. What kinds of colors are in your house (or in your room)? Why do they seem to "work" (or not work)?
5. Why is it important to take color theory into consideration when creating a visual (logo, brochure, etc.)? (Write 3-4 sentences for this one)
6. What kind of color scheme do you think you might use on your Me Mag(azine), and why?

#3 (Sept. 26, 2011) - Now that you've learned a little about graphics in Illustrator, we want to hear from you!
1. What makes up vector artwork?
2. What makes up bitmap graphics?
3. Give an example of when it would be better to use vector graphics.
4. Give an example of when it would be better to use bitmap graphics.
5. How are you feeling about things (academics, sports, friends, TJ in general) now that you're wrapping up your first 6 weeks of the year?


#4 (Oct. 11, 2011) - Now that you're done with Illustrator, we'd like for you to reflect on your experience. (As always, please be thorough and thoughtful to receive full credit).
What did you learn? What was your favorite assignment? Did you struggle with anything (directions, or using a specific tool?) Do you think you might use Illustrator in the future? If so, how? Compare and contrast InDesign and Illustrator.


#5 (Nov. 18, 2011)

Answer each question with 3-5 sentences.

1. What are your general thoughts about the Photoshop software?

2. Which Photoshop lesson did you enjoy the most, and why? (Hand Cloud, Teacher Mountain, Flag Rock, Apples, or Filmstrip)

3. What did you learn from the Graphics Final?

4. Compare and contrast the Illustrator software and the Photoshop software.

#6 (Dec. 5, 2011)

What have you enjoyed about working with the Sketchup software? Is there anything that frustrated you about any of the tools you learned to use? Considering that we have six class days left, think back over your semester in this class. If you have missing assignments, what is your plan to get back on track before grades close? Is there anything we can do to help you with this?
(Please be thorough and thoughtful to receive full credit.)


#7 (March 1, 2012)
Answer each question with 2-3 sentences.

1. What are your general thoughts about the Flash software?

2. Which Flash lesson did you enjoy the most, and why? (star/ball, buttons, slideshow, or Free Flash)

3. Was there anything you struggled with while using Flash?

4. Compare and contrast the Scratch software and the Flash software.

#8 (May 3, 2012)
Answer each question with 2-3 sentences.

1. What are your general thoughts about the HTML unit?

2. Which HTML coding lesson did you enjoy the most, and why? (simple text, making links, inserting pictures, making picture links, or the CCT profiles)

3. Was there anything you struggled with during the HTML unit?

4. Considering that we have just over two weeks left in the school year, think back over your semester in this class. If you have missing assignments, what is your plan to get back on track before grades close? Is there anything we can do to help you with this?
(Please be thorough and thoughtful to receive full credit.)