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GarageBand Class


Registration Questions 2011-2012

Freshman Planning Guide

Thank you for your support of technology/computer courses here at ESMS. Due to budget issues, the school board has deemed these classes no longer needed and at the present time are not planning on offering any of the publishing or garageband courses next year. We hope that this will be able to be rescinded and that the classes will be able to be offered. For the upcoming registration, there will be a place to indicate that, if they are offered, you'd like a spot in the classes, just in case.

Please stay tuned.

For more information, please review the ESUSD Board Docs document regarding this situation. The full document and audio file can be found at http://www.elsegundousd.com/ then click on ABOUT US>Board of Education>Board Agendas and Minutes>Enter Public Site>Meetings>Click on 2011> Look for the March 8, 2011 Regular Board Meeting. This was also the meeting where notices for lay-offs were given for certificated staff, again, unfortunately due to budget cuts.


Welcome to the GARAGEBAND COURSE!

www.adoptaclassroom.org


CURRENT CYCLE
ITEMS DUE THIS CYCLE:

Check the links here for what is due this cycle: 3/16-3/30/2011

Energy Podcasts * StoryCorps Finished Projects - nothing else new this time.
We are finishing up the StoryCorps and podcasts for a while and heading back to songs and music.

  • StoryCorps recordings due by March 11, 2011 for both groups
  • Nursery Rhyme selected (tell the teacher). Design cycle process journal started (stays in class)
    • images and links collected;
    • scripts /storyboards written
    • images collected and logged in your google aps
    • get your storycorps items recorded -- we will be burning cd's of the interviews for your to keep along with the editied version (a 3-5 minute edited version of your session).



Gradebook closes on Wednesday. Be sure all your items for this cycle are dropped and all your reflections are complete.
  • 60 second podcast (including the drop to the server and quia.reflection) - some of you forgot to do that on the last round.
  • INT podcast (including a drop to the server and quia.com reflection - you will do the interviews on Wednesday and then you will need to complete them by Friday and drop them.
    • You will be randomly assigned to interview a fellow classmate. On the 4x6 index card, take notes. You will have about 20 minutes or so to complete the interview. (20 minutes for each person). Then you will be creating a podcast about that person using Garageband. P2_INT_Last Name

      YOUR PODCAST MUST CONTAIN:

    • In introduction (music, lead in, etc.) that identifies you as the creator.
    • Information about the person that is okay to put online (only first name, no location information or specifics that would allow someone to find them). You want to tell a story from that person's life -- something that you learned during your interview. Think about creating the podcast that has a beginning, a middle, and an end. By the end of the podcast, someone who didn't know the person, should walk away knowing a little bit more about them.
    • closing -- that wraps things up and again, identifies you as the creator (no first and last names please).
    • The total podcast should be between 60 - 180 seconds (aka one - three minutes).
    • Find an ANGLE for your podcast -- something that ties it all together.
    • Save it in itunes.
    • Drop it on the server
    • Quia.com reflection.
      • The goal is to get this done before you leave this rotation and to have your storycorps interview questions shared with me on google so that we can get started on recording on the next round. (1/24/2011).
This is practice for your storycorps assignment that we will be starting to record when we return from the next cycle. After the storycorps assignment, we will be working on focusing more on music again, so be prepared to listen to many types of music and get your groove on. Remember, you don't have to sing well, but you will need to be writing your own lyrics so if you get inspired by an event, or an event in your life, jot down some of your feelings and thoughts in a notebook so that when you need to compose your songs, you will have some good material to work with.

Reading some lyrics from your favorite songs will also help as well as taking a look at some poetry forms as well. The more familiar you are with how songs are put together, the easier writing your own will be.
  • storycorps interview questions shared on google docs (p2_storycorps.your last name)
    • cycle starting 1/31/2011 - you will start to record your storycorps assignments. You will need to review your questions and get them approved.
    • When you are given the day to record, you HAVE to get it done that day. You will be given recorders to work with. When you return with them the next day (even if you sick, they must be returned to my box in the office), return them to me and check them in. Transfer the materials to your computer to use them for the podcast that you will create using Garageband.
    • STORYCORPS recordings due by  2/9/2011 (group A ); due by 2/16/2011 (group B)



Next Cycle: 60 second podcasts and starting to prepare for StoryCorps podcasts.
  • 60 second podcasts must be 60 seconds.
    • must have an introduction and an exit
    • voice must be clearly heard without any static or reverb
    • must have background music that fades in and out appropriately
    • must be exported to itunes and put into your library
    • must be exported to disk and put on the ESMS server.
    • must be saved as P__60sec_Your Last Name
    • complete the evaluation on quia.com - 60 second podcast (it is linked in moodle). Just substitute the I Have a Dream information for your evaluation.
  • ANYONE who missed out on dropping their songs and/or the evaluation, please finish the them sometime while you are in the guitar world. I will check with Mr. Bancroft about seeing if you can come down to finish in small groups and will set up a day for you to come by at lunch. 
  • Second Group - podcasts to itunes and dropped by Jan. 25th and prepare your questions and interviews for the first part of the next cycle. Check out Storycorps.com website for samples of the assignment. There are also links in moodle to help you as well.

Week of Nov. 15 - December 17th
Poetry Slams completed this cycle

  • check the rubric on moodle
  • be sure that you have all the steps and all the documents completed
    • p2_slam_your last name shared with me through google.aps from our class website page
      • this document should have your bibliography (at least five entries including one for the poem and properly formatted)at the bottom of the page
      • on your googledocs document , complete a FULL BIBILIOGRAPHY for all of your images. Remember to put the entries into the proper format and alphabetize the list. (wwweasybib.com)
      • links to the images that you used
      • the poem and a link to where you got the poem from
  • complete the self-evaluation on www.quia.com
  • songs shared to itunes and dropped on the server
  • Review these two sites so that you will be prepared for our next cycle:
  • How to finish off your pieces
TRADITIONS ASSIGNMENT

Week of Nov. 8th - Short Week - Minimum Days Monday - Wednesday and no School Thursday or Friday.

  • MONDAY - Advisory - Grade Check in
    • Review poems online -- everyone must have one
    • Create folders for your pictures
    • Create albums for pictures on iphoto
  • TUESDAY
    • Review how to collect information with Macs
      • organizing materials into folders
      • collecting bibliography information
  • WEDNESDAY
WEEK OF NOV 1-5th

  • MONDAY - Advisory: Cyberbullying Lesson
    • BTS Songs - finish and get to server
      • review how to export to itunes and export to disk
      • review of how to export to disk and save to server
      • songs need to be dropped -- be sure the vocals are set HIGH so you can hear the words
  • TUESDAY - Poetry Slam Introduced
    • finish BTS songs and get them exported and dropped to server
    • introduce poetry slam project (specifics on moodle)
    • drop the BTS songs to the server
  • WEDNESDAY - Poems approved
    • start looking for and/or writing your poems
    • get googleapps document set up (see moodle for instructions on how to save)
    • must have instructor approval before you get started
    • poems must be in your google.apps by end of class on Thursday.
    • start signing up for photos for your slam
  • THURSDAY - Poems and Photos
    • storyboard explanation
    • explain how to transfer photos into iphoto
    • sign off on poems
    • be sure to save as indicated!
    • BTS songs have to be dropped before the end of the class today.
  • FRIDAY - POEMS must be in and approved
    • you must have your google.apps document with your poems shared with me and approved today before you leave class.
    • start to work on your storyboards



Week of Oct. 25-29th
  • MONDAY: 
    • 20 minute story card.... 
      • you will be randomly paired up with another student. 
      • you need to interview that student and then on the back of a 4x6 (lined side) index card, write a story about them. Be sure to work in at least a quote. After interviewing, switch (you will have about 10 minutes per person to interview). 
      • on the un-lined side of the card, be sure that you include a heading (last name, first name; period, date) and put your headline on this side of the paper. 
      • good luck! if your partner happens to be absent,  or there is an unequal number (so you cannot work in pairs, you can get approval from the teacher to go into a group of three). 
    • You only have 20 minutes to interview and then about 10 minutes to write your story. 
      • You will need to TURN THIS CARD IN AS YOUR TICKET OUT OF CLASS!. 
  • TUESDAY - How to export/save your songs, 
    • Fading out the songs
  • WEDNESDAY - 
    • Creating song segments so you can move groups of information more easily
  • THURSDAY - 
      • 20 minute story card.... 
        • you will be randomly paired up with another student. 
        • you need to interview that student and then on the back of a 4x6 (lined side) index card, write a story about them. Be sure to work in at least a quote. After interviewing, switch (you will have about 10 minutes per person to interview). 
        • on the un-lined side of the card, be sure that you include a heading (last name, first name; period, date) and put your headline on this side of the paper. 
        • good luck! if your partner happens to be absent,  or there is an unequal number (so you cannot work in pairs, you can get approval from the teacher to go into a group of three). 
      • You only have 20 minutes to interview and then about 10 minutes to write your story. 
        • You will need to TURN THIS CARD IN AS YOUR TICKET OUT OF CLASS!. 
  • FRIDAY - 
    •  How to export/save your songs, 
      • Fading out the songs

Week of Oct. 18-22
MONDAY - Finish recording songs. Since you will be rotating, you will have most of class after announcements and attendance to get your songs recorded. Remember you switch classes on Tuesday. 

TUESDAY - Classes Switch. 
  • Review your songs
  • Report on what you have learned in guitar
  • Your songs for your Back To School Assignment are due recorded by the middle of next week. You will be working on getting them into GarageBand and may decide to re-work them to match the songs that you create. 
  • Review of the usernames and passwords for the various sites this week as well. 
WEDNESDAY - 
  • How to add music from outside sources (midi files)
THURSDAY 
  • How to record your own voices and music from the guitars
FRIDAY 
  • Song with at least four tracks recorded. 

Week of Oct. 11-15th
Work on songs. Should be recorded by end of class on Friday -- may extend to Monday depending on how it goes. Goal is to have your first song ready to publish by next Friday.

Week of Oct. 4 - Oct. 7th

QOW: What makes a good song for you?

MONDAY - Review parts of the song and the impact of lyrics, different types of songs and how they tell story.

TUESDAY - Finish the songs on google.aps - be sure that you include the tune of your songs.
WEDNESDAY - FRIDAY- Start work on Garageband. Be sure to include the following:
  • must have at least three tracks
  • must include drums, and at least two other instruments
  • does not need lyrics
  • save as P__NEW_Your Last Name
  • headphones must be used and returned each day



CLASS B - Week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 1

MONDAY - Advisory Lesson - Study Skills; add more websites to our collection. Index card about the author.
TUESDAY - Review what makes a good song? Discussion and review of some songs that we like/don't like. Parts of a song (if time permits)
WEDNESDAY - Type your songs into googleapps (our class version) and be sure to share them with the instructor.
THURSDAY -
  •  Rough Draft due.
  • About The Author due today
    •  About the Author - Your byline and backstory

      You are introducing a new author to the world – yourself. You are to ghost write an introduction that includes all of the following information. You are NOT to write in first person (“I was ….”) you are to write in third person (“Ms. Maye was..”). You are not answering a worksheet, you are preparing the information that will be posted whenever your writing is featured.


      Items to Include:


      >Include your name

      >Your hobbies/interests (i.e. sports, reading, etc)

      >Best school experience has been and explain why

      >Worst school experience has been and explain why

      >What you hope to do this year in this class

      >What you want to do in the future (near or far)

      >Written in third person (no “I” statements)

      >Must be written in complete sentences, not answered like a worksheet.


      DEADLINE
    • Assignment is due Friday.
    • Must fit into onto a 4x6 index card.
  • PARTS OF A SONG
FRIDAY - Final Song is due.


CLASS A/B

Week of September 20-24th
MONDAY - Review materials from sub; review what makes an interesting song
TUESDAY - Final song versions are completed and printed. Quia scores on the papers are your ticket to GarageBand. Songs were turned in.
WEDNESDAY - Work on GarageBand and making songs using the Apple Garageband Tutorials.
THURSDAY - NEW CLASSES SWITCH - Introduction to class - your first assignment (BTS song).

PROJECT: SONG WRITING

  • Capture the beginning of the school year in a song!
    • use your knowledge of music to write a song. The rough draft is due this Friday. We will have a chance to refine our works and get them typed up this week as well as working with rhythm and learn the equipment and software we will be working with.
    • Tuesday your final song is due.
    • Wednesday next week we review the songs.
  • Specifics
    • Your song must contain at least two versus and a chorus
    • It must be based on a song that you are familiar with -- can be a nursery rhyme, a folk song, or a more contemporary song, but it should be a very familiar tune
    • It must capture the beginning of school or some aspect of school -- if you are not sure, please ask me.

FRIDAY - Websites and Passwords.


Week of September 13 - 17th

QOW: Why are revisions necessay?

MONDAY - Review songs and MS word; SMART goals
TUESDAY - Finish songs on MS Word; intro to googledocs. Listen to songs - peer review
WEDNESDAY - Final songs listened to and hummed with the background music.
THURSDAY - Moodle Introduction and sign up
FRIDAY - Guest Teacher - song review

September 8-11th A week. Look at your schedule. Whatever class is listed first on your schedule is your "A" class. The class listed second is your "B" class. You will be switching throughout the year so that everyone will be able to acquire the same level of skills. If you are not sure, there will be a calendar posted soon.


PROJECT: SONG WRITING

  • Capture the beginning of the school year in a song!
    • use your knowledge of music to write a song. The rough draft is due this Friday. We will have a chance to refine our works and get them typed up this week as well as working with rhythm and learn the equipment and software we will be working with.
    • Tuesday your final song is due.
    • Wednesday next week we review the songs.
  • Specifics
    • Your song must contain at least two versus and a chorus
    • It must be based on a song that you are familiar with -- can be a nursery rhyme, a folk song, or a more contemporary song, but it should be a very familiar tune
    • It must capture the beginning of school or some aspect of school -- if you are not sure, please ask me.
WEDNESDAY _ We talked about copyright law and what you can and cannot do with other people's creative works. We reviewed the assignment and gave 15-20 minutes in class to brainstorm your ideas and think about the content and the songs that you want to use. Students were allowed to look for lyrics and music to use to adapt for their songs.

THURSDAY - Worked on songs.


FRIDAY -

  •  Rough Draft due.
  • About The Author due today
    •  About the Author - Your byline and backstory

      You are introducing a new author to the world – yourself. You are to ghost write an introduction that includes all of the following information. You are NOT to write in first person (“I was ….”) you are to write in third person (“Ms. Maye was..”). You are not answering a worksheet, you are preparing the information that will be posted whenever your writing is featured.


      Items to Include:


      >Include your name

      >Your hobbies/interests (i.e. sports, reading, etc)

      >Best school experience has been and explain why

      >Worst school experience has been and explain why

      >What you hope to do this year in this class

      >What you want to do in the future (near or far)

      >Written in third person (no “I” statements)

      >Must be written in complete sentences, not answered like a worksheet.


      DEADLINE
    • Assignment is due Friday.
    • Must fit into onto a 4x6 index card.
  • PARTS OF A SONG