- Copyright: Read the Article, "12 Most Picture Perfect Ways to Ensure You're Legally Using Online Photos." This should answer your questions about what is o.k. to have on your Weebly website (and mine too, by the way...I'll be updating mine and eliminating all the images that I have not asked permission to use -- or those that are permissible as class assignments from previous years' students' work). By the way, "props" to Dustin Clemens, for requesting and getting permission* from Bethesda, to use their images on his class website.
- SDCards: This pertains primarily to the Digital Photography students, and any Graphic Design students who have been using the digital cameras; since I don't have an inventory of what was here before I arrived, but do know that we received 11 of the 16 GB SD cards when the new cameras arrived and were introduced into the cabinet. We now only have 9 of the 16 GB cards and 11 of the 4 GB cards, but we have 37 Digital SLR cameras... Rather than put someone on the spot, if you accidentally took one of the SD cards, please return it to the cabinet before Spring Break (top shelf), so we can have enough of them to use all the equipment in our inventory.
- Deadlines: Everything is due this Friday (as far as you've gotten, up to 3/27/2015). This Friday, take a screen capture of your tutorial progress, add the photo and a report as a blog entry with the screen capture and make a note of what page the sample is from.
IMPORTANT: At least one student ran out of room on Weebly, for uploading images to her Weebly site. If this happens, you will need to reduce the size of your uploaded photos by opening them in Photoshop and reducing the dimensions to 800x600 pixels, OR taking a screen capture of them, and replacing them on Weebly. You may need to do this anyway, going back and scaling down all the images on your site, so you don't run out of room again.
•••> UPLOAD YOUR CYBERBULLYING POSTER TO THIS FOLDER on my Google Drive, making sure to name it correctly, according to the File-Naming Convention, established in September.
• Graphic Design students: Social Justice Posters, including thumbnail sketches, (scanned or digitally photographed from your phone, and uploaded to your Google Drive, in the proper folder) and posted on your blog page. Please note on your page if you were on a team (mention all team-members) on the design and production -- but every Designer needs to have the work in his or her folders in Google Drive, so I can verify your team-status, and your contribution.
- Make sure your Google Drive is up-to-date, or that you've backed up your systems before Friday. I will be checking out the folder hierarchy on your Google Drive, and checking to see that your Finals are current, based on which projects we've been working on in class.
- I also don't know whether or not the iMacs will be here when we return from Spring Break, and these machines are not on the school network. If you don't have a Flash drive (thumb drive), I have DVD-R discs you are welcome to, for backing up all your files, just in case.
- +: I want to take this time to reiterate that while I condone the use of cell phones in this classroom, as well as listening to internet music on Pandora, both of these are privileges, not rights. This means that if these devices and access are abused, they can be removed, disallowed, etc. I'd rather not "go there," so please respect me and the time in this class by staying on task while you listen to your devices. Thank you.
* As soon as I check the forwarded email from Dustin, I will add it to the "Weebly/Favorites" page, as it exemplifies the procedure on getting permission for images that have a Copyright.