Export and Share your Layouts

Here is how to export and share both your advanced and basic layouts today.

 

Step 1:

Click on File and select Export.

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Step 2:

On the bottom of the next screen, select “Adobe PDF (Print)”.

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Step 3:

Make sure you note where your spread is being saved and give it a file name that includes your names and the assignment.

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Step 4:

On the next screen, make sure the Preset on time is [High Quality Print] and then select “Spreads” under the page numbers. This will change the Preset to [High Quality Print] (modified)

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Step 5:

If there are warnings on a real yearbook spread, you would stop here and fix them. However, for the purpose of a practice layout, you can click “Okay” for any of the warning screens you see after this.

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Step 6:

Log in to your BHM School Google Docs Account and then go to the 2014 Tatanka Writers Folder. Go into the folder for this assignment (either Basic Layouts or Advanced Layouts). Then click the Upload Icon.

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Step 7:

Select Files.

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Step 8:

Select your spread and double click or click “Open”.

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Step 9:

Click “Upload and Share”.

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Step 10:

Make sure the top two check boxes are unchecked and then upload your spread.

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You’re all done!

 

 

Observation Activity

2014 Tatanka Story Sign Up

BEFORE YOU SIGN UP FOR STORIES GO HERE AND ADD YOUR INFORMATION FOR ADVERTISERS.

Week 1 – Welcome to Publications Writing

Tuesday

Welcome to Publications Writing!

Here are some of the notes and handouts from today.

Course Description and Outline

Tatanka K-W-L.

Writer Information Sheet

Due tomorrow:

1. Your Summer Yearbook assignment.

If you want to see examples of this assignment from students from previous years, take a look at the following links. Keep in mind that these are one of many right ways to do this assignment. Yours can and should be unique and fit your writing style.

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

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As a class, we focused on the concept of theme today.

Publications Writing Notes: Day 1 – Theme

You took a look at a variety of books from around the state and country; public schools, private schools, middle schools, and high schools. The books had different standards of quality, but they all had one thing in common: Theme. You broke down the theme and presented it to the class.

You also took a look at a very short Theme Project Evaluation guide to help you judge the quality of the book.

Your knowledge went toward helping you think about the homework for tonight.


Please take time today or tonight to sign up for the stories you want to be involved with this year.

If we had time, we got in to small groups with editors and working on getting your questions from our KWL sheet answered.

Wednesday

If you haven’t signed up for stories yet, please do so tonight. I want to have all stories assigned by Friday of this week.

We then workshopped your Summer Yearbook Theme assignments aloud in small groups. We read aloud frequently in this class, and there will never be an opportunity to “pass” on reading. Each small group will pick one member to read aloud to the entire class.

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Once everyone has read, you will be working on creating a front and back cover for your Summer Yearbook. You will be graded on creativity, clarity, and the ability to portray the theme in an appropriate, attractive way. Your cover should reflect the theme of your book clearly. You will need to finish your cover by the middle of the block tomorrow.

Take a look at these examples from last year.

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Your homework for tonight is to finish your summer yearbook cover and bring it to class tomorrow.

Thursday

Right away, you shared your summer yearbook covers and we learned everyones name a little better. Let’s see if we can greet everyone by name on Monday next week. I think I’m at that point. Let’s all get there soon.

After that, we finished the theme assignment that we started on Tuesday and continued our conversation on Theme.

Next, we talked about Business Ads, how important they are to the book, and your role in selling them.

Your homework for tomorrow is to bring in the names and phone numbers of 8 businesses who may be interested in adversing in our yearbook. You don’t need to do anything else.

Finally, we reviewed the first few terms in the big Yearbook Terms presentation. A scaled back version of the presentation is below.

We have so much left to do! We’ll continue learning tomorrow.

Friday

First, we quickly finished and shared your summer yearbook cover. When you’re done sharing, turn them in with your writing sample.

We then learned how to use Google Docs and talking about what to do with your advertising contacts.

We used this document. Add your business to the spreadsheet and sign up for eight businesses that you would like to be responsible for.

After that, we watched a video about creativity featuring DeWitt Jones from National Geographic.

Your homework for Monday (if you didn’t accomplish it during class today) is to update the Advertising Contact spreadsheet on Google Docs with your businesses and then sign up for eight business that you will be responsible for.

Publications Writing – Week 2

Observation Activity

Monday

We began the hour by checking out a DeWitt Jones video on creativity and vision in the Bison Room. You then shared the most inspiring quotations about creativity.

Next, you met with your editors for your first deadline stories and they explained to you their expectations or tried to help you get off on the right foot with your research.

McCallum had some things to talk to you about in regards to your first story assignment as well. You received your Story Starter sheet at this time.

Remember to make first contact with your businesses today or follow up with the ones you need to call back.

We closed the day with Yearbook Terminology

Homework for tonight: Your Story Starter.

Homework for next Friday: Make contact with all 8 of your businesses.

Tuesday

We started the hour with instructions and handouts on Advertising sales that we didn’t do yesterday.

You also will be receiving the rest of your assignments for the year.

After that you met with your editors for second, third, and fourth deadlines to talk about how to plan ahead.

Next, we started going through Story Starter Sheets and you had some time to get those started.

Finally, we took a few more notes on yearbook terms.

If we had time, we did a great activity. Check in later for an update.

Wedesday

We are going to finished terms today before doing anything else.  We’ll have a quiz on terms on Monday and we’ll review tomorrow.

We also took some time to start doing some basic design principles. Check back here for the notes.

Finally, you got work and research time.

Thursday

We started the block reviewing Yearbook Terms though a fascinating game of YRBKS Bingo!!!! Our quiz on terms is tomorrow, so I hope you feel ready by the end of the time today.

Next, we did a reporting-related activity that I hope you loved.

Friday

I’m gone today, so please be nice to the sub.

You guys we started to look at a reading called “Focus on Reporting”. We did an activity as a class with it. Sine reporting is such a major part of this class, please learn all you can about it. If you miss today, please see me to get a copy of the packet, because it’s important information.

Have a great weekend and we’ll see you next week.

Publications Writing – Week 1

Tuesday

Welcome to Publications Writing!

Here are some of the notes and handouts from today.

Course Description and Outline

Tatanka K-W-L.

Writer Information Sheet

Due tomorrow:

1. Your Summer Yearbook assignment.

If you want to see examples of this assignment from students from previous years, take a look at the following links. Keep in mind that these are one of many right ways to do this assignment. Yours can and should be unique and fit your writing style.

Sample 1

Sample 2

Sample 3

Sample 4

***

As a class, we focused on the concept of theme today.

Publications Writing Notes: Day 1 – Theme

You took a look at a variety of books from around the state and country; public schools, private schools, middle schools, and high schools. The books had different standards of quality, but they all had one thing in common: Theme. You broke down the theme and presented it to the class.

You also took a look at a very short Theme Project Evaluation guide to help you judge the quality of the book.

Your knowledge went toward helping you think about the homework for tonight.


Please take time today or tonight to sign up for the stories you want to be involved with this year.

If we had time, we got in to small groups with editors and working on getting your questions from our KWL sheet answered.

Wednesday

If you haven’t signed up for stories yet, please do so tonight. I want to have all stories assigned by Friday of this week.

We then workshopped your Summer Yearbook Theme assignments aloud in small groups. We read aloud frequently in this class, and there will never be an opportunity to “pass” on reading. Each small group will pick one member to read aloud to the entire class.

*

Once everyone has read, you will be working on creating a front and back cover for your Summer Yearbook. You will be graded on creativity, clarity, and the ability to portray the theme in an appropriate, attractive way. Your cover should reflect the theme of your book clearly. You will need to finish your cover by the middle of the block tomorrow.

Take a look at these examples from last year.

*

Your homework for tonight is to finish your summer yearbook cover and bring it to class tomorrow.

Thursday

Right away, you shared your summer yearbook covers and we learned everyones name a little better. Let’s see if we can greet everyone by name on Monday next week. I think I’m at that point. Let’s all get there soon.

After that, we finished the theme assignment that we started on Tuesday and continued our conversation on Theme.

Next, we talked about Business Ads, how important they are to the book, and your role in selling them.

Your homework for tomorrow is to bring in the names and phone numbers of 8 businesses who may be interested in adversing in our yearbook. You don’t need to do anything else.

Finally, we reviewed the first few terms in the big Yearbook Terms presentation. A scaled back version of the presentation is below.

We have so much left to do! We’ll continue learning tomorrow.

Friday

First, we quickly finished and shared your summer yearbook cover. When you’re done sharing, turn them in with your writing sample.

We then learned how to use Google Docs and talking about what to do with your advertising contacts.

We used this document. Add your business to the spreadsheet and sign up for eight businesses that you would like to be responsible for.

After that, we watched a video about creativity featuring DeWitt Jones from National Geographic.

Your homework for Monday (if you didn’t accomplish it during class today) is to update the Advertising Contact spreadsheet on Google Docs with your businesses and then sign up for eight business that you will be responsible for.

Bring It!


Get ready to turn your technology into powerful learning and creation experiences. Your class is mobile device friendly. That means you’re encouraged to bring the following technologies to class;

  • Smartphones,
  • Laptops and Netbooks,
  • iPods and iPads,
  • Android devices and tablets, and
  • Kindles, Nooks, and eReaders.


You’ll be able to access coursework, readings, calendars, and assignments from your device. We’ll also find ways to put them to use in the creation of multimedia projects, research, writing, and reporting. From blogging and photography to reading and responding, we’ll find ways for you to get the most out of your technology. You may also find it helpful to use your own devices to keep yourself organized and connected during the school year.

Whenever possible, readings in this class will be available in PDF format, which can be read by any device. Longer readings may also be available in ePub and Mobi format, depending on copyright considerations. Choice reading is a big part of this class, and students often say that they feel better having their books with them on their personal devices instead of print format. The Buffalo Public Library has an eBook lending library that can be used on any mobile device.

We will practice responsible and respectful use of technology in the class, focusing on using technology appropriately and always keeping the focus on learning and creating, not the tools themselves.

Students are not and will never be required to bring a personal digital device to class. While students may want to use their devices in group situations, students will not be asked to share a personal device with another student. All devices will be in possession of students and the classroom will always be locked when devices may be left in the classroom. A limited number of charging cables will be available in the classroom.

Learn more about BHM Schools’ Bring it campaign or feel free to let me know if you have any questions.

rmccallum@bhmschools.org
763-682-8162

Typography Layout Challenge

Minimum Requirements

  • One page (of any size) or a double page yearbook spread (In the Tatanka Drive).
  • Choose one of the two stories (on Google Docs) that won first place awards from the MHSPA.
  • Create a layout for the story that uses only typography and color as design elements. Think about what Matt Blizel talked about with Balance between clarity and consistency.
  • Post it to your blog as a jpg and write a reflection a reflection when you’re done.

Sources of Inspiration


Publications Writing – Week 7

Monday

Publications Writing – Week 4 – September 26-30

Monday

You began the block by checking in with your editor for your first deadline story, giving them an update on what you’ve done so far, your photo situation, and talking about what you’ll do to make your spread remarkable.

After that, we went over the Second Block Story guidelines as a class and you had time to ask questions.

Then, we went over notes on Lead-Transition-Quote format, which the format in which we write our stories for the yearbook.

At the end of that, you had time to connect with your editors and photographers to work on your upcoming assignments.

Tuesday

We started the block with looking at the Chapter Focus on Reporting and doing a Word Art Activity. If you were gone today, please read the chapter. Thank you.

After that, if there was time remaining, you had time to Uncover Yearbook Style Rules.

Wednesday

We started the day with a short quiz and reflection on Focus on Reporting. If you missed today, you need to respond to these questions:

1. Describe how all six elements of reporting work together when done correctly.

2. How would you define the job of a reporter?

3. What are three things that you need to keep in mind as you begin the reporting process?

After that, we texted in our thoughts on reporting as a group to see what our conclusions are.