Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Week 30a 2014

March 25 - 28, 2014

Structure & Design
Assignment: Create a flowchart to portray the overall structure and screen views of the project.

Assignment: Research code and programs to code in.

Possible Programs: Flash Action Script 3, Xcode, Game Salad, Scratch, AppCoda.

Links: Flashthusiast


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Week 29 2014

March 17-21, 2014

App icon and image sizes (All sizes measured in pixels and 72 resolution)
-Icon Size: 152 x 152

App image sizes (All sizes measured in pixels and 72 resolution)
-iPhone 5: Image Screen Size: 1136 x 640

Monday, March 10, 2014

Week 28a 2014

March 10 - 14, 2014

Assignment: App & Web Design

Details: Planning, Design, & Development:

a. Analyze -- gather and process contextual information affecting the goals, structure, purpose, content, audience, and design of a project.
b. Design -- plan the general look an scope of the application and the media it will use, along with the
budget, tools, objectives, outline content, storyboard, and schedule.
c. Develop – collect & create digital media content and testing of the application
d. Implement – publish the finished project and make it available to its audience.
e. Evaluate -- assess the effectiveness of the project with the target audience and make
adjustments in future revisions.

Adobe professional Model
Design and Development Process
a. Define -- Goals, target audience, content, and delivery requirements
b. Structure – Flowchart to portray the overall structure and screen views of the project
c. Design – design of comps, review with client, redesign from client feedback, and production
d. Build and test – project production based on storyboards, technical and usability testing, revision, and final project presentation
e. Launch – launch and publish project

Assignment: Turn in on a word document:
-App Name
-Target Audience

Friday, March 7, 2014

Week 27b 2014

March 3 - 7, 2014

Assignment: App Development

House App Challenge

This year marks the first annual Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Academic Competition, the “House App Contest.”  This new competition is designed to engage student’s creativity and encourage their participation in STEM education fields.  Established by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is a nationwide event that allows high school students from across the country to compete by creating and exhibiting their software application, or “app,” for mobile, tablet, or computer devices on a platform of their choice.  Throughout the completion period, participating students will be provided opportunities to engage with various STEM educational partners located within the community to mentor and assist them with their app development.
The “House App Challenge” is open to all high school students in participating districts. Students entering the competition must submit their app’s source code online during the Competition Submission Period between 12 PM Eastern Standard Time on FEBRUARY 1ST, 2014, and 11:59 PM Eastern Daylight Time on APRIL 30TH, 2014, as well as provide a YouTube or VIMEO video demo explaining their app and what they learned through this competition process.

Can I Participate?

  1. Members of Congress must opt-in for their district to participate in this competition. If a Member does not opt-in, constituents in their district will be ineligible to participate. Find out if I am eligible.
  2. The Competition is open only to high school students who reside in a participating district or who are eligible to attend public high school in that district. Individuals submitting on behalf of teams must meet the eligibility requirements for individual Contestants

To Register

To enter, the student must register for the House Student App Challenge under their participating Member of Congress’ profile and register on during the Competition Submission Period. All entries must be an original in concept, design and execution.
  1. Register for the House Student App Challenge
  2. Register at

Resources for Students and Teachers

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Week 27a 2014

March 3 - 7, 2014

Assignment: Update Portfolio
Details: Export 6 or more still images (.jpg) of your animated cartoon (.swf) and upload to your online portfolio.

Creating Buttons and Menu

Monday, March 3, 2014

Week 26b 2014

February  24 - 27, 2014

Assignment: Final Animation

-100 Five Backgrounds
-100 Five Characters
-100 Five Sound FX
-100 Title & Credits
-100 Detail & Quality
-200 Animation

Total Points 700

Photoshop Assignments