Digital Literacy - Cedar Middle School
Computer Animation, Graphic Design, Website Creation, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Computer Hardware, Internet Usage & Keyboarding
Daily Schedule - Learning Objectives and Assignments
Learning Objectives
Monday
Tuesday
Late Start
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
- Open Flash File
- Insert Keyframes
- Use Selection Tool & Free Transform Tool
- Lock & Outline on Layers
- Create an animation that moves like a person would move
Winter Break
January 2rd
FLASH
Intro & to Course
Objectives & Computer Lab Procedures
Begin Our
Animation Work
dancing skeleton
January 3rd
FLASH
Continue
dancing skeleton
January 4th
FLASH
Smooth Transitions in Our Animations - Keep Your
Bones Together
skeleton
takes a bath

January 5th
FLASH
Smooth Transitions
skeleton
takes a bath

January 6th
- Using the Bone Tool (armatures in FLASH)
- Using Tweening
- Use Classic Tween a to allow FLASH to do some of the animation work for you
- Using Layers in your FLASH animations to keep your work organized
- Importing files into Library

FLASH
Skeleton &
The Bone Tool
Creating an
Armature
WATCH VIDEO

January 9th
FLASH
Classic Tween

Letting FLASH do some of the animating for us
Superman

January 10th
FLASH
Shape Tween
Letting FLASH change
between our shapes &
different colors
shape tweens

January 11th
FLASH
Using Layers - Day 1
cartoonboy

January 12th
FLASH
Using Layers - Day 2
cartoonboy

January 13th

- Adding Layers in FLASH
- Importing Images to Library in FLASH
- Using FLASH action script (coding)
- Introduction to FIREWORKS graphics animation software & using basic tools in FIREWORKS

Martin Luther King
Holiday - No School
January 16th

FLASH
Putting in Blank Keyframes & Adding
Images
discoalien

January 17th
FLASH
Godzilla
&
Man Jumping
Using SPRITES to animate movement/action
January 18th
FLASH
Using Action Script
(FLASH Computer Code) spotlighteffect

January 19th
FIREWORKS
crocofrog
Graphics
Editing Tools

January 20th
- More tools for FIREWORKS
- Using the replace color tool and paintbrush tools in FIREWORKS
FIREWORKS
Ghost Story
More work on image
manipulation
January 23rd

FIREWORKS
Using the Rubber Stamp Tool
Jar of Jam
Photos taken of each student to be used in upcoming assignments January 24th

FIREWORKS
More Tools
oldphoto

January 25th
FIREWORKS
Review of Tools You Know in FIREWORKS
famousperson

January 26th
FIREWORKS
Creating a Logo
Add your logo
to THREE items

January 27th

- Combining images prepared/created in FIREWORKS to FLASH animations FIREWORKS
Filters and Replace
Color Tool - Day 1

warhol

January 30th
FIREWORKS
Filters & Replace
Color Tools
warhol
January 31st
FIREWORKS & FLASH
Preparing Files
for FLASH using FIREWORKS
robot

February 1st
FIREWORKS & FLASH
Continue
robot

February 2nd

Plug in your headphones & turn sound level down FLASH
Adding Sound
to Our Animations scarything

February 3rd

- Preparing images in FIREWORKS to be used in a FLASH animation- Using Action Script (coding) in FLASH to create a playable game
- Using subscenes in a FLASH animation to simply the organization of your work & to duplicate movements
- Making an animation with mouth movements

FLASH
Adding Shadows
in FLASH
February 6th
FLASH
Making Pong Games
using FLASH Animation Software
February 7th
FLASH
Continue:
Making Pong Games
Adding Subscenes

February 8th

Mouth Moving Animations
me animation

February 9th

Mouth Moving Animations
me animation

February 10th

- Using your knowledge of FIFLASH and REWORKS tools to create projects similar to what one would do in the real world.
- Preparing images for use in morphing images
Rockband Promotion
CraZZy LiZZy
REcoRdS

Rock Poster
February 13th
Rockband Promotion
CraZZy LiZZy
REcoRdS

T-Shirt

February 14th

Rockband Promotion
CraZZy LiZZy
REcoRdS
Banner ad
If you have completed thes assignments, go on
to tomorrow's Morphing
February 15th

FantaMorph Software
Morphing Images - Day 1
February 16th
FantaMorph Software
Morphing Images - Day 2
February 17th
- Demonstrate your understanding and use of learned skills in FIREWORKS & FLASH software
Presidents Day
Holiday - No School
February 20th
Cartooning in FLASH
Cartoon Fish
February 21st
Cartooning in FLASH
Cartoon Man
February 22nd
Continue, Cartooning
in FLASH
February 23rd
Continue, Cartooning
in FLASH
February 24th


Continue:
TEST on FIREWORKS
myvacation

February 28th
TEST on FLASH and FIREWORKS
birdflying

March 1st
TEST on FLASH and FIREWORKS
birdflying

March 2nd

Complete TESTS
and any missed or other work you want to improve upon

March 3rd

 
Grid Drawings
Learning to see design
Bart Simpson
March 6th

Grid Drawings
Learning to see design
Angry Beaver
Felix the Cat
Mickey Mouse
Minnie Mouse
Monkey
Yoda
March 7th

Grid Drawings
Learning to see design
End of 3rd Term

March 8th
Professional Development
No School
March 9th
Professional Development
No School
March 10th
 
Begin to create your
Digital Portfolio
weebly.com

March 13th
Continue to create your
Digital Portfolio
weebly.com

March 14th

For your Weebly websites:
- at least 25 graphics and animations on webpages
THEN
Final Flash Projects

Story Boards
March 15th

 
 
 
 
 
Keyboarding Lessons
typing.com
- Create a free account
- Take 1 minute timed writing with goal of 45 wpm with 90 percent
accuracy, or more
- If you did not meet the minimum wpm then
begin typing lessons
- If you did, print certificate, turn in and go back to working on Final Flash project
April 24th

April 25th

April 26th

April 27th

April 28th
 

May 1st

Code.org
May 2nd

Code.org
May 3rd

May 4th

May 5th
 

May 8th

May 9th


May 10th


May 11th

May 12th
 

Using Excel Spreadsheets
Dead Men/Women Tell Tales - Bone Measurement

May 15th



May 16th



May 17th



May 18th


May 19th
 

Freelance work w/
upwork.com
example of small independent studio (just two animators)
tinyinventions.com
May 22nd

 

May 23rd

 

May 24th

   
 

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