Course Number and Name: Animation Technology - Flash for your Curriculum - TEC 944
Fresno Pacific University - Online Class Syllabus

Instructor’s Name: Brent Nabors
Contact Information: (559) 903-7564, and flash@teacherdev.com
Units: 3
Level: Beginners

:: Course Assignments
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To receive credit for this course you need to complete all of the assignments listed below. Please make sure that you turn in all lab assignments through the “Upload Work” button. Below, you will find a list of assignments and the order in which they are due.

SURVEY 1
 
(5 points)
 
 
When you registered to the class web site, you filled out this survey. However, if you would like to look over your answers and update the information, please click on the survey link.
 
 
 
CHAPTER ASSIGNMENTS
 
 
You are expected to complete every lesson in each chapter. In every chapter, I have selected a lab assignment that I feel addresses the objective for that chapter. Each chapter will have one assignment/lab to turn in which will be worth 5pts. Below, you will see a break down for each chapter.

 
Chapter A or 1- (layers.fla) 
(5 points)
 
Chapter B or 2- (tools.fla)
(5 points)
 
Chapter C or 3 - (carRace.fla )
(5 points)
 
Chapter D (framAn.fla) or 4 ( cTween.fla)
(5 points)
 
Chapter E (coolcars.fla) or 5 (Kicker.fla)
(5 points)
 
Chapter F or 6 - ( planeloop.fla)
(5 points)
 
Chapter G or 7- (gsamples.fla)
(5 points)
 
Chapter H or 8- (dragonfly.fla)
(5 points)
 
Chapter I or 9- (shapes.fla)
(5 points)
 
Chapter j or 10 - (vectors.fla)
(5 points)
 
 
 
CLASSROOM PROJECT
 
(10 points)
 
(30 points)
 
 
 
 
SURVEY 2
 
(5 points)
 
 
 
 
TOTAL POINTS FOR CLASS
(100 points

 

Animation Technology Assignment Rubrics

(5 points each assignment)

·         You have the ability to redo each assignment until you receive the score desired, without a grade deduction.

  • If you receive a score lower than 2, you are required to redo the problem. 

 

1 = Redo Assignment

2

3 = B

4

5 = A

Completeness of Assignment

Assignment does not resemble assigned work.  Student hurried through assignment and missed several key areas of the assignment.

meets at least 1 criteria for a “2” response

Assignment has minor mistakes; however the student has shown that they understand the basics of the assignment.

meets at least 1 criteria for a “4” response

Assignment was done correctly and student has shown competence in the skill assigned.

Quality of Assignment

Assignment is lacking continuity and is lacking details, rendering it incomprehensible.

(Project does not open, blank pages, error message)  

Aspects of the project significantly interfere with comprehensibility of the assignment.   (incomplete sentences, incorrect use of words, incorrect use of applications, ungrammatical, poor punctuation, lacks organization, and/or difficult to understand, missing images, page not designed-out correctly)

Assignment has been done flawlessly and every detail has been completed.

-       No spelling errors

-       Grammar correct

-       Page layout is correct

-       Colors are correct

-       Assignment shows outstanding effort

 

 

Animation Technology Project Rubrics

(30 points each assignment)

·         You have the ability to redo each assignment until you receive the score desired, without a grade deduction.

  • If you receive an R on your project, you are required to redo the problem. 

 

 

R = Redo Project

B

A

Creativity

& Effort
(Points 10
)

The work is a collection or rehashing of other people's ideas, products, images and inventions. There is little evidence of new thought, inventiveness or imagination.

 

Points = 0

The student has the tools to create, however, for some reason left the work incomplete, or rushed in the process to create.  Evidenced by incomplete thought, hurried work, or lack of cohesiveness.

 

Points = 5

The student has the ability to create project. Characterized by originality of thought; having or showing imagination. It’s designed to or tending to stimulate the imagination.

cleverness, fecundity, fertility, imagination, imaginativeness, ingenuity, inspiration, inventiveness, originality, productivity, talent

 

Points = 10

Focus
&  Purpose
(Points 10)

Project lacks a clear sense of purpose or central theme. The text may be repetitious, or may read like a collection of disconnected, random thoughts.

 

Points = 0

The purpose, theme or main idea of this Project is vague. Ideas and information may not be detailed enough to show a strong sense of purpose.

 

Points = 5

There is a clear purpose, theme or main idea for this Project. It is evident that all parts of the Project reflect this main idea.

 

Points = 10

Followed Project Guidelines
(Points 10)

Did not follow any guidelines setup by the Instructor.

 

Almost followed all guidelines setup by the Instructor. Minor guidelines overlooked.

 

Followed all guidelines setup by the Instructor


:: Required Material & Student Files
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Adobe Flash CS6

by Jim Shuman, Piyush Patel

Your instructor will send you your book. You will not need to buy this book!

Student files are located on both CD's.  You can also download the student files. 

Pick your software:
 - MX 2004 student files
 - CS4 student files

Here is a new link to the CS6 student files (look on the menu on the right).  You will have to select the chapter for each one.

 

http://www.cengage.com/cgi-wadsworth/course_products_wp.pl?fid=M20bI&product_isbn_issn=9781133693215

 

Course Learning CD-ROM

You can download a 30-day trial version software (for Macintosh and Windows) for Adobe Flash, and supplementary instructional and lecture materials
 

***NOTE
If your 30 day trail version expires, you will be forced to by a copy of Flash. Remember, that as a teacher, we have other option to buying software. The most costly is the local computer store. One thing to remember before going out to that local computer store is that as an educator you have the option of purchasing educational copies of software at greatly reduced prices. Listed below are some likes of vendors that will give educators a price break on the purchase of software.

  1. Academic super store

:: Course Description
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Designed for the beginning user, this course, “Animation Technology – Flash for your Curriculum,” introduces students to the basics of animation using the powerful software program Flash. This class is offered online, however there is regular interactivity with teacher and student. Animation Technology allows students to get acquainted with all areas of computer animation and the powerful tools available to produce stunning PowerPoint animations, web animation, Flash web sites, and even interactive CD-ROMS. The textbook and lectures encourage learning through and hands-on exercises. Materials include a textbook, lecture and video tutorial CD, and demonstration software for both Windows (98 or higher) and Macintosh. Students need access to a computer, CD-ROM drive and an Internet connection to complete this course. Instructor support is readily available via e-mail or phone.

:: Instructor Information
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  How to Communicate with the Instructor 


Forms of Communication:

· Electronic mail
· Telephone calls
· FAQ website

Phone: (559) 492-9880
Fax: (559) 314-1895

:: Primary Learning Outcomes
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Technology guidelines defined by ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education). http://cnets.iste.org/students/s_stands.html

 Students will

  • develop the skills needed to create graphic materials in Macromedia Flash.
  • demonstrate the ability to create working interactivity.
  • become familiar with and demonstrate the ability to create animation and special effects.
  • prepare and publish movies.
  • import graphics and modify graphics.
  • create and add sounds to their projects.

In addition, students will

  • develop an awareness of the vast range of technology.
  • will increase productivity in the classroom environment, and student learning
  • introduce critical thinking skills as it applies to technology.

:: Computer Workstations
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CD-ROM containing 30-day trial version of Flash (Macintosh OS X and Windows XP) http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=flash 

CD-ROM containing 30-day trial version of MX 2004 (Macintosh OS X and Windows XP)  Access to a computer with the following minimum system requirements: Macintosh with OS X; and CDROM or Windows 2000 or greater, and access to the internet.

You are to complete the assignments required for this course using the textbook, "Flash MX 2004 – Design Professional” by Jim Shuman & Piyush Pate. In working through the textbook you will be asked to create a number of files. These files will be submitted for evaluation.


:: Policy on Plagiarism
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All people participating in the educational process at Fresno Pacific University are expected to pursue honesty and integrity in all aspects of their academic work. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, will be handled according to the procedures set forth in the Fresno Pacific University Catalogue.


:: Grading Scale
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Letter grades, should one be requested, will be on the following scale:
90% -100% = A
80% - 89% = B or Credit
79% or below = No Credit
"Credit" = B or higher
All Students are required to complete all assignments.

:: Fresno Pacific University
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Fresno Pacific University

Further inquiries may be directed to the Center for Professional Development office at 1 (800) 372-5505 or 1 (559) 453-2015.

The Fresno Pacific University catalog has a policy on Academic Integrity/Honesty. Please note this policy on your syllabus as follows: All people participating in the educational process at Fresno Pacific University are expected to pursue honesty and integrity in all aspects of their academic work. Academic dishonesty, including plagiarism, will be handled according to the procedures set forth in the Fresno Pacific University Catalogue.

Fresno Pacific Informations - Center for Professional Development
http://fresno.edu/dept/sps/general/ 


:: Extension Request Form
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Click here for Extension Request Form.


:: Grade or Credit/No Credit
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Grade or Credit/No Credit
On completion of this class, a grade form will appear on the class website.  At that time, you will be able to select what type of grade you would like to receive (grade or credit/no credit).

Remember, the class grade form will not appear until all work is turned in and graded