Tuesday, May 30th

kClass hours: 9:40am – 2:05pm
Mr. Cronin
Mr. Moore


  • Welcome to Week 36!  We will start our Final Exam work (our online Portfolio) after lunch today.  We will work with both Q4 work and Final Exam work over the next two weeks, with your final Portfolio due 2:05 on Friday, June 9th. 
  • You have a sub today (and tomorrow).  I am at the Vermont Department of Education watching your Vermont Portfolio be evaluated.  I will return Thursday.  Until then you are under the guidance of the substitute teacher and Mr. Moore.
  • Doors locked immediately after school Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • As we had our issues last week with the web server, and as of when I type this I am still waiting to hear from the web host, here is how we are going to handle WordPress.org:
    • The Week 35 WordPress.org site will not be graded…yet, as we can’t use it in a stable environment.
    • This may mean that if you wish to install WordPress.org (or any CMS) for your Final Exam Portfolio that you will have to get your own hosting (such as alexandercardosi.com.  Think about it, and talk with parents/family if interested.  We can go over options and costs for your own hosting when I return.
  • Assume Cawd will NOT be open until 9:30 Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings due to meetings.
  • Sarah and Amber, you have your CWE today.  Mrs. Papp is coming here to pick you up at 9:40.
  • Conor and Elijah, you have your CWE tomorrow.  Mrs. Papp is coming here at 9:40 to pick you up as well.
  • I am out the final two days of the month, which means we may have a fire drill or clear the halls drill.  You will be more aware of the process than our sub, so please help he/she out if it happens.  
    • Clear the halls drill – center of the room.
    • Fire drill – go to our rally point outside.

9:40 Attendance

9:45 Site Maintenance

  • Take a look at the Week 35 “What is due” for current work.
  • Many of you (be it for NECAPS / CWE’s / End of the year laziness) are missing assignments.  While we won’t have a Homework Club this Wednesday I am going to have to get back to enforcing the C or higher rule for headphones starting on Thursday.  We have not had recognition night yet people, keep the momentum going for two more weeks.  If you are missing work for academic classes, on Tuesday, June 13th when we go to the movies you will be in Student Services working.  I am not doing this do you, don’t get saltyYou are by not handling your responsibilities.
  • Some of you are missing work for other academic classes – work on this when you are done Cawd.

10:45 Break (15 Minutes)

11:00 Arts Study Guide

  • When complete (it is already live as of Tuesday AM at 9:30am) email me the passphrase for credit.

11:25 LinkedIn Portfolio Page Creation

As we heard from Mr. Post last Friday, LinkedIn is a professional organization which connects professionals together.

As part of your Final Exam Portfolio, you are going to create a LinkedIn page to link to.

Go to LinkedIn.com and create an account. Fill out and get ready to use with your Portfolio.

Please be professional, but don’t try to over exaggerate.  You should not have 10 careers listed at your age no matter how creative you are at writing “mowed laws”.  One or two jobs at most for your age group.

Do include other extracurriculars such as:

  • SkillsUSA
  • Certifications (maybe even include the .jpg of the certification if you can)
  • College Courses
  • NTHS
  • Etc

Do list upcoming/anticipated events such as:

  • Anticipated Graduation
  • Program for next year
  • Events such as summer Governor’s Institute.

12:00 Lunch (30 Minutes)

12:30 Attendance

12:35 Quiet Production Time

12:45 Tuesday / Wednesday Afternoon Final Exam Design Component:  Your Brand.

Design Homework 32 was a 10 pack of logos.

Design Homework 33 was the final 2 pack.  Your designer colleagues voted on which they liked the best.

Tuesday / Wednesday afternoon this week you are going to be designing the final digital logo branding of YOU, to be used in your Portfolio.

First – this will be graded on Thursday, June 1st at 11:00 AM.  Remember that the classroom will not be open Thursday morning until 9:15ish.  What you present to the class will be your grade.

Start a new document 8.5″ x 11″ at a resolution of 300 in Photoshop or Illustrator.

Pick your own personal branding that you wish to create for your Portfolio.  Just as in the image above, we are going to do a number of different versions of your logo that you settle on.

The Deliverables

All files go into Week 36 in a folder called “portfolioLogos”.

You will create a single design and then give us some variations on the theme, just as the images above demonstrate.

“The Standard” – centered – “standard.jpg”.

“Primary” – adjust your logo to use Primary Colors (and black/white) only – centered – “primary.jpg”.

“Secondary” – adjust your logo to use Secondary Colors (and black/white) only – centered – “secondary.jpg”.

“Thirds” – take one of the three versions above and setup with Rule of thirds composition – “thids.jpg”.

“Print” – black and white (white being the background) only version for your print resume – “print.jpg”.

These 5 images must be complete and ready to present Thursday immediately after our break.

2:00 Dailies


2:05 Dismissal

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