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Thursday, July 18, 2013

EDLD 5366: Exploring Ancient Manuscripts

In order to create an adequate graphic design, the C.R.A.P. is a perfect model to follow. C.R.A.P. contains the four basic design principles which consist of: Contrast, Repetition, Alignment, and Proximity. In addition, not only must the graphic be a decent visual representation, it must also flow with everything else that is going on throughout the website, poster, business card, etc. For the first assignment of EDLD 5366, we had to explore a set of ancient artifacts and use to the C.R.A.P. model to identify the principles. The use of certain colors is definitely used throughout every page. Colors such as yellow, red, green and blue are repeatedly used. It seems that the text follows the same style and font size. In addition, the alignment seems like it’s a 2 column style text throughout. The color of the text is consistent alternating from black to red every once in a while. In addition to repeatedly use of colors, the use of other characteristics such as birds, structures, and people remain consistent. It seems that everything in this bible flows with one another and creates a great graphic representation.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

EDLD 5363-Final Video Project

EDLD 5363- Campus Supervised Hours and Action Research Brief Update

My campus-supervised hours have been quickly accumulating. I have roughly about 500 hours completed and documented. It seems that everything falls into place at the right time. In addition, as soon as I am done with a certain task or project, I quickly document and reflect on it so that I will not forget about it and wait until the last minute to try and remember what the project was about. Certain activities/projects I have done have been STAAR Development through Technology Instructor during the summer, Assistant Resident Director for the Texas Governor’s School Program, as well as hosting a “How To Build Your Own Website” session during the district’s Technology Staff Development Day. 

In regards to my action research, I have coordinated one activity/informational in regards to informing parents of ELL students of the STAAR Tests. However, with recent changes in the education field, I find it the right time to host another informational to inform parents and students of said changes. One thing that has changed is my location. I will focus more on the “gap” that exists between ELL students between high school and higher education. I will be working under the direction of the newly Dr. Ashley Spicer-Runnels who is the director of Student Development and Leadership/Student Engagement at Lamar University.

EDLD 5363-June 22, 2013 Post Web Conference Reflection

I must say that the conferences with Dr. Abernathy are very helpful. She is so supportive of anything we do and, if we are going in the wrong direction, will definitely get us back on track to where we need to be. In addition, she also took the time and opportunity to inform us of the conference that was taking place in San Antonio of past and present Ed. Tech. students from the program. Although I could not attend, I definitely plan to be there in the near future. This conference was basically receiving more info on the group project that would take up the rest of the weeks to come. Our group was already formed prior to week 3 and, in addition, we had already agreed on a core content. Once we met with Dr. A and had a clearer understanding of what needed to be done, everyone in my group took charge and initiative on completing their tasks.

EDLD 5363-Final Project Propsal and Final Shot List

***When I copy and pasted my actual list in my blog post, it caused my final product to be disproportionate and not really appealing to the eye. Therefore, I have included the link to my wiki site for those that would like to view.***

EDLD 5363 Wiki Site