Mr. T. Theriault Notes

World Issues, Sociology, Media Studies, Digital Productions, and Journalism.


Posted: February 18, 2016

Photography Intro.

You are going to create a PowerPoint answering the following:
(Be creative!)

What is Aperture? What is F-Stop?

What is Exposure?

What is a Shutter? What is Shutter Speed?

What is a Megapixel?

What is a Flash for?

Imagine you have a budget of $5,000. You need to choose a camera and related gear to setup a photography/film studio. What do you buy? Why? Make sure you clarify what every single purchase is for, and what does it do. How far can you make your $$$ go?


Value: 25

Posted: February 17, 2016

Please use the picture marked "oldpic.jpg"

You are going to take that old marked up, scratched picture and make it new again. Remoce all blemishes, scratches, etc. Please add a white border.

Value: 15

Posted: February 8, 2016

Here is a good link for the photoshop images:

Please make sure that you use copyright free images to perform the following activities.Layers activity (dog & Field) - Cut out dog and add to field picture.  Find 3 other pictures and add them to your project.  Add your name in 2 Text layers to your projects with various effects to your layout.
Value:  15

Lighthouse Project - Use crop tool to rotate picture and make it straight.  Use clone stamp to remove unwanted people from picture. lighthouse.jpg       Value:  5

Old Man  - Remove blemishes and fix the right eye. Using clone stamp/healing tool  OR polygonal lasso.
Value: 10

Dinosaur - Using the tools you have been practicing with, erase the man in the picture AND the two smaller dinosaurs in the lower left. Pay close attention to the textures and make them as seamless as possible.
Value:  10

Here is the link to the images:

Posted: February 4, 2016

You will create a PowerPoint featuring examples of Photoshop gone wrong, and Photoshopped images done right.

- Be creative with your PowerPoint.

- Have 10 examples (very different) of poorly Photoshopped images.

- Have 5 examples of what you consider to be Photoshop done right.

Value: 20

Creativity 5
Bad Images 10
Good Images 5

Students will explain a strange ritual from around the world that would not be accepted in our culture. Groups must be no bigger than 3 people. Groups are going to teach the class about their topic and answer WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, and WHY.Value: 40   Rubric: Delivery - 10, Mechanics - 10, Content - 10, Use of Media - 10.

Posted: November 6, 2015

Students are to make a title page that includes a coat or arms which is divided into 4 parts. One section will be on ancestry, one on what it means to be Canadian, one on yourself and who you are, and one on your future. At the bottom students should place their "motto".Value: 15Students are also going to tell 4 stories from their past. Immigration stories, World War stories, a "legendary" story, that has to do with their ancestors. The way in which students do this is up to them. They will have access to a recording booth, video cameras, iPads, and a computer lab. They can create movie, a photostory, a PowerPoint, a poster, or a combination.  Students must discuss their plans with the teacher and will have 4 hours of lab time to accomplish this.Value: 40  Assignment Due: Nov. 16th

Posted: October 26, 2015

Subculture / Counterculture ProjectYou and your group are to create a presentation on one particular subculture or counterculture and present it to the class. You are to teach the class about your chosen group and include the following in your presentation:language (slang, lingo, terms)formal normsinformal normsgoalsbrief historyhow does the outside world view the group? true?You are to keep in mind the following rubric for your presentation:- Delivery - 10- Content - 10- Pic/Media - 10- Mechanics - 10- Extra - 10 - Anything extra you want to do as a group to make your presentation stick out. Use of costume, music, create a video, handouts, poster, etc.

Posted: October 7, 2015

Mr. Theriault Social Studies 9   Unit 2: Chapter 2   Plate Tectonics/Continental Drift Group Assignment Value: 30                 Imagine that you are Alfred Wegener and you are presenting a lecture abut your new theory to your fellow scientists. Prepare your lecture, using visuals to summarize the theory and to present your evidence in support of it.     In groups of 2 or 3:               You will have a few days in the lab to work on this assignment. Together you will create a slideshow presentation on Plate Tectonics and Continental Drift. Do not just simply “present” on this, but treat it as if you were trying to convince your class that this is true.   When preparing you presentation, try to keep the following in mind:   You are trying to convince your class.Many of you do not like talking, so make sure someone in your group does not mind.Make sure that your presentation is at least 8 slides in total.Use all the time you have in the lab, do not wait for the second day!