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Adobe CS4 help Friday, 15 May 2009

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Please check the following links for help with their respective applications:

http://www.adobe.com/support/documentation/

You just have to select the application you want to know more about, and start exploring.

Remember that you may also explore Adobe TV – they have video tutorials on all Adobe applications.

http://tv.adobe.com/
(e.g. http://tv.adobe.com/#pg+1584 for Photoshop CS4, http://tv.adobe.com/#pg+1586 for Illustrator CS4, etc.)

MYP Computer Studies G1 Revision Links Thursday, 14 May 2009

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Here you will find some links to help you with your revision (most are already known to you, but a few are newer):

Programming (BASIC):

Databases & Logic Gates:

(http://www.tutorialsforopenoffice.org/tutorial/)

(http://documentation.openoffice.org/)

Please note that some OpenOffice.org tutorials may refer to version 2 instead of the current version 3 of the software suite.

HTML snippets Wednesday, 13 May 2009

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You can find interesting HTML snippets of code (that you can insert easily in iWeb) to improve your web pages at these web sites:

If you google html code + something that you would like to add to your web page, (like a clock), you will find tutorials or information that you can copy and paste into your web page in order to achieve what you want.

It’s not 100% guaranteed, but you should try it!

Besides HTML, you may also look for Javascript code.

Grade 10 MYP Computer Applications Semester 2 Examination Topics Tuesday, 5 May 2009

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Topics (Theory)

  • MYP Design Cycle
  • MYP Technology Assessment Criteria
  • MYP Approaches to Learning: Information Literacy, Reflection, Organisation and Study Skills
  • Your experience and reflection on MYP Technology projects, plus your teacher’s feedback on them

Resources:

Practical topics

Photoshop Skills:

  1. Use proper selection and making objects blend with each other after being pasted together
  2. Insertion and warping of text
  3. Use filters (whole layers & selections)
  4. Use special effects (fx) – shadows, glows, etc.
  5. Use the transform tools (resize/rotate/skew/distort/perspective/warp)
  6. Use fill or adjustment layers
  7. Use the shape tools

~ OR ~

Illustrator Skills:

  1. Brush & Blob brush
  2. Include text (appropriately placed and formatted)
  3. Use appearance and graphic styles for the objects of your illustration
  4. Use gradients
  5. Use symbols
  6. Scale and/or rotate objects in your products
  7. Use colour groups and harmonies and/or Kuler colour themes

Starting resources:

Exam topics Tuesday, 5 May 2009

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Grade 11/12 Computer Applications Semester 2 Examination Topics

Photoshop Skills:

  1. Use proper selection and making objects blend with each other after being pasted together
  2. Insertion and warping of text
  3. Use filters (whole layers & selections)
  4. Use special effects (fx) – shadows, glows, etc.
  5. Use the transform tools (resize/rotate/skew/distort/perspective/warp)
  6. Use fill or adjustment layers
  7. Use the shape tools

iWeb:

  1. Images
  2. Text
  3. Video/Audio
  4. HTML (web) widget
  5. Any other widget
  6. Multiple pages (blog, photo album, etc.)
  7. Saving to folder (Web Documents)

Garageband:

  1. Software tracks
  2. Real tracks
  3. Recorded voice (real track)
  4. Play and record a software instrument
  5. Use panning and/or volume levels
  6. Save/export your track to iTunes
  7. Final format has to be MP3

Creating Tutorials Using Jing (screenshots + OpenOffice document)

  1. Use of screenshots
  2. Use of arrows
  3. Use of text boxes
  4. Use of the highlighter & boxes
  5. Text explanations/comments
  6. Teach at least 6 features of the chosen application
  7. Work presented in web, word processed document, PDF, or presentation

Starting resources:

Exam topics Tuesday, 5 May 2009

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Grade 9 MYP Computer Applications Semester 2 Examination Topics

MYP:

  • MYP Design Cycle
  • MYP Technology Assessment Criteria
  • MYP Approaches to Learning: Information Literacy, Reflection, Organisation and Study Skills
  • Your experience and reflection on MYP Technology projects, plus your teacher’s feedback on them

Resources:

Photoshop Skills:

Use proper selection and making objects blend with each other after being pasted together

  1. Insertion and warping of text
  2. Use filters (whole layers & selections)
  3. Use special effects (fx) – shadows, glows, etc.
  4. Use the transform tools (resize/rotate/skew/distort/perspective/warp)
  5. Use fill or adjustment layers
  6. Use the shape tools

Starting resources: