Summer Letter!

So long, 2019-2020 school year!

What a weird year, right?!

Everything started off great, and then… well, you know what happened.

Before I officially sign off, I want to say congratulations to my seniors—I hope you all do well in your future endeavors, and come back and visit (when it’s safe to go out again 😅).

To all my students, have a great summer, or at least try to make the most of it! I hope to see all of you next year, in person… we’re not sure what school will look like just yet, but when it’s safe to return, come by and say hi!

Stay safe my guys!

Bourland

4.10 Prototype: Final Submission DUE THURSDAY BY 12:00PM

Below are the drop boxes for you to submit the final prototype.

Please make sure that you formatted the slide size, that you used the Human Interface Guidelines, AND that you put your best effort into this assignment.

I WILL NOT accept any prototypes that do not have the slides formatted correctly!

ALSO: Please submit the prototypes through the dropbox below. It is crucial that these are submitted through dropbox–I WILL NOT accept any prototypes submitted outside the dropbox!

Save the file as, First Name, Last Name, Period, Prototype. For example:
“JamesBourland6Prototype”

PROTOTYPE FINAL

* * * One last time! These are due by NOON ON THURSDAY, MAY 21 * * *

Final Week Letter!

Welcome to the final week!

School officially ends on Thursday, May 21 👈

That’s this coming THURSDAY!

*GRADES* Read Me Carefully *GRADES*:

The district has asked that we submit grades on Thursday, in order to avoid any issues from Synergy.

Because of this, the last day to submit any work for either App Development or Photography will be THURSDAY, MAY 21 BY NOON. I will finalize grades after that time.

This is a hard deadline, so please know that I will not be able to grade anything past NOON on Thursday!

I will be reviewing the class drop boxes (App Dev) and blog posts (Photography) on Monday and will update grades by the end of the day, May 18th, so you have a better understanding of where your grades currently stand. Again, you will have till Thursday the 21st at noon to submit any other assignments.

App Development:

You should be working on or completing Lesson 4.10 Prototype at this point. The drop boxes will be posted and open for you to submit the final prototype.

Please make sure that you formatted the slide size, that you used the Human Interface Guidelines, AND that you put your best effort into this assignment.

I WILL NOT accept any prototypes that do not have the slides formatted correctly!

ALSO: Please submit the prototypes through the dropbox on the website, www.tusdcte.org/thmsappdev/. It is crucial that these are submitted through dropbox!

* * * One last time! These are due by NOON ON THURSDAY, MAY 21 * * *

Photography:

Final week, final theme! There are 11 themes listed on the website, and you should have the fourth finished and posted.

A few reminders: PLEASE put the theme you are using in the blog post! Email me when you’ve posted, and don’t forget to take the “quiz” that goes along with it! Remember, you can’t use the same theme twice!

www.tusdcte.org/thmsphoto

Password:

Make sure you’re posting your photos to your personal blog!

www.tusdcte.org

Finishing:

Zoom office hours from 12:30 to 3:30pm, through Thursday, May 21. Email me for a time at james.bourland@tusd1.org.

Bourland

4.10 Prototype

Hi guys!

Time to use your thumbnail sketches, and turn it into the prototype. Typically, we would use Keynote for the development of the prototype, but since we don’t all have access to that, we’ll use what we’ve got.

Please READ these instructions CAREFULLY:

We will be using the iPhone 11 for our prototype. The dimensions are:

Length: 5.94 inches 
Width: 2.98 inches

Click on the corresponding link to learn how to change the size of your slides, on whatever program you are using. Please note, YOU MUST CHANGE THE SIDE SIZE IN ORDER TO TURN THE ASSIGNMENT IN.

Using Keynote

Using Powerpoint

Using Google Slides

Once you’ve changed your slide size, be sure to download the following. These will help you get the “look” of the iPhone:

Keynote: Human Interface Guidelines

Powerpoint/Google Slides: Human Interface Guidelines

Okay. Time to design your app. Remember, we’ve done this before, so if you need to reference something, check the original lesson and my example below:

Lesson 2.1 Keynote Prototyping

Bourland Prototype Example

Lastly: This is NOT something you’ll be finishing in a day (unless it’s all you did the entire day). I want you to spend time on this, and make it look as real as possible. Also, make the links work as best you can, and have the icons move to the correct slides.

I will post the dropbox link later in the week.

Week 7 Letter!

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the start of Week 7. Here’s what we’re up to:

App Development:

Lesson 4.10 Prototype is the only lesson due this week. You will be making a prototype based off your thumbnail sketches. While we typically use Keynote to put this together, there are other ways to do it, using Powerpoint and Google Slides.

Please check the website for the instructions, and READ THEM CAREFULLY! It will tell you how to set up the slides for the prototype, and give you the Human Interface Guide, which will make the prototype “look” like it’s on an iPhone. Please note, you NEED TO CHANGE THE SLIDE SIZES IN ORDER TO TURN IT IN.

This is a project that I’d like you to take your time with, so please don’t rush through. I will post the dropbox link later in the week for you to turn it in.

Photography:

Week 7 brings us a new theme! There are 11 themes listed on the website, and you should have the third finished and posted.

A few reminders: PLEASE put the theme you are using in the blog post! Email me when you’ve posted, and don’t forget to take the “quiz” that goes along with it! Remember, you can’t use the same theme twice!

www.tusdcte.org/thmsphoto

Password:

Make sure you’re posting your photos to your personal blog, and if you forgot your login for the blog, email me!

www.tusdcte.org

Finishing:

Need help? Confused? Can’t find what you’re looking for?

Email me. Or Zoom me.

My office hours start at 12:30 and finish at 3:30pm. Email me for a time at james.bourland@tusd1.org.

Bourland!

Week 6 Letter!

It’s May 4th Everyone!

As I always say, May the Fourth Be With You! 🤓🚀🌌

Here’s the rundown for week six:

App Development:

We’re sketching out our apps this week! Lesson 4.8 will require you to actually draw these out on a physical piece of paper. To turn them in, you’ll be taking a picture of them, uploading it to your computer, and submitting it via Dropbox.

Lesson 4.9 is a survey to help you reflect on your sketches you drew out for the previous lesson. You’ll need to do the sketches BEFORE you move to the survey.

Photography:

New week, new theme. A lot of you are doing a great job of taking photos! There are 11 themes listed on the website, and you should have the second finished and posted. Don’t forget to take the “quiz” that goes along with it, and don’t forget that you can’t use the same theme twice!

www.tusdcte.org/thmsphoto

Password:

Make sure you’re posting your photos to your personal blog, and if you forgot your login for the blog, email me!

www.tusdcte.org

Finishing:

Not sure where to go with one of the assignments? Zoom me.

My office hours start at 12:30 and finish at 3:30pm. Email me for a time at james.bourland@tusd1.org.

Take care!

Bourland!