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Gerard Fabiano is a FBLA Co-Advisor and Assistant VolleyBall Coach. He is a full-time Business and CTE Teacher. He looks forward to working with all his students in Web Design, Introduction to Business, and 21st Career Skills.
 

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Let's see where we can go with this!
 
VERY PROUD OF ALL STUDENTS INVOLVED WITH THIS AND A BIG THANK YOU TO MR.SHERIDAN AND ALL THE ADMINISTRATION! 

Quarterly EXAM #2

Quarterly Exam #2

  This message is to remind you that the second quarterly exam period is quickly approaching.  The second quarterly exams will be given January 20th-January 26th.   January 23rd-26th will be half days for all students.  January 20th and January 27th are regular school days. Please note that students may come before school, after school or during Enrichment for tutoring or for extra test prep review.  I am here to help all of my students be successful!  Students will receive a study guide before the test administration.  Please contact me with any questions or concerns. Thank you very much!

Here is part of the rubric for your career project, remember to check your online folders for the full details!
 
Good luck and remember if you have any questions come see me before or after school!

10 WEBSITE TIPS

Here are 10 tried and proven tips to help make your website successful:

  1. Start with a clear navigation.
    Organize your pages into logically-named categories and use standard terms on your menu. Visitors don’t want to guess where to go. They don’t want to analyze what you mean. And they don’t have the patience to embark on a scavenger hunt for facts.
  2. Use conversational English.
    Despite what your high school English teacher may have thought, nobody wants to read text that sounds like a term paper. Yawn. Write copy as though you’re speaking directly to the visitor. Use second person like “you” and “we.” Contractions are fine. And a friendly, informal tone is better than stiff, corporate-speak.
  3. Avoid industry jargon.
    Don’t use words or phrases that your visitors may not recognize. Use familiar terminology.
  4. Provide all the relevant information.
    When people search the web, they’re seeking answers. If your site doesn’t provide the facts, the visitor will move on to the next one in the search results. Don’t be afraid of sharing too much, and that includes prices. Studies show information-rich websites are the most effective in converting visitors into serious prospects.
  5. Leave out the hype.
    Visitors don’t want spin. They expect honesty and transparency. They crave facts so they can make an educated decision. Place all your cards on the table and let visitors draw their own conclusions.
  6. Make your home page a to-the-point summary.
    Since your home page is the most common entrance to your website, it should describe how customers will benefit from your content, products, or services. If visitors can’t quickly figure out what’s in it for them, they’ll click that back button. Poof, gone!
  7. Create unique landing pages for specific topics.
    While you might want everyone to come through the front door, the home page of your website, that might not be the best strategy. A more targeted approach is to create landing pages that speak to specific subjects. If someone is looking for information on say your product’s military application, he should land on your page that is dedicated to that subject. Landing pages convert at a higher rate than do home pages.
  8. Let pictures help tell your story.
    Stock photos are pretty, but do they tell visitors about the real you? No, they’re too generic. You can use them in some places on your site to help break up what would otherwise be a copy-heavy page, but when it comes to products and people, real photos work best. Visitors want to see what they’re buying and who they’re buying it from.
  9. Include trust-building content.
    Explain why your company is uniquely qualified to provide its products or services. Provide some details about your company’s history and achievements. Include a photo of the founder if it’s relevant. Consider dedicating a page to testimonials or case studies. These third-party endorsements hold weight. Customers buy from companies they trust.
  10. Keep your website up to date.
    If visitors notice that your content isn’t current, then your site loses all credibility. Continually update your site, add to it and remove any information that is obsolete. The last part of that sentence is critical, so I hope you didn’t miss it. You shouldn’t only add content. You need to also delete anything that’s no longer relevant. If the good information is buried, your visitor might never find it.

PHOTOSHOP RUBRIC

Photoshop Project Rubric

 

SSIGNMENT:--

 


NAME:--

 

PERIOD:--

 

 

CATEGORY

 

 

Points

Available

 

Excellent Student went above and beyond!

 

Very Good

80% of the requirements

are met

 

Good

60% of the requirements are met.

Not

Evident Student didn't attempt this

category.

 

 

Points

Received

Program Techniques

 

Use of techniques and skills learned

 

Used more than two pictures

 

Resized Pictures

 

Included fx on Text

 

A minimum of 5 layers were used. All layers were labeled.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15-20 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10-15 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5-10 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-5 pts

 

Creativity / Design / Layout

 

Project shows a large amount of original thought. Ideas are creative and inventive.

 

Presents the layout of the project in a logical or aesthetically pleasing manner.

 

Well-designed page utilizing color, images and space well to present information/message.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-10 pts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-8 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-6 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-4 pts

 

Attitude/Participation/Work Ethic

 

Directions for the completion of the assignment were followed?

 

Class time was used wisely. Much time and effort went into the planning and design of the project.

 

Work area was kept neat and rules for computer use were followed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

8-10 pts.

 

 

 

 

 

 

6-8 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

4-6 pts

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-4 pts

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF POINTS:----

40

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:  To receive an A or a B on a project, a student must strive to use the software to its full capabilities.


Student Self-Assessment of Project

 

ASSIGNMENT:--

 


NAME:--

 

PERIOD:--


 

  1. Was the objective of the assignment met and what was learned in doing this project?

 

 

 

 

  1. What was the toughest hurdle to get past in completing this project?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CATEGORY

 

 

Points

Available

Points you think you should receive and why!

Be specific on what you did in the program and/or project to justify your grade.

 

 

 

Program Techniques

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

Creativity / Design / Layout

 

 

10

 

 

 

Attitude/Participation/Work Ethic

 

10

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF POINTS:----

40

 

 

Back to School Night

Back to School Night!!!!!!!!!!

This Thursday September 15 is Back to School Night. I am looking forward to seeing everyone. My schedule is as followed:

 
Period 1 6:30 - 6:47   Web Design Room 209
 
Period 3 7:07 - 7:19   Web Design Room 209
 
Period 4 7:23 - 7:35   21st Career Skills Room 214
 
Period 6 7:55 - 8:07   21st Career Skills 209
 
Period 8 8:27 -8:39   Web Design  209