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Effective Use of Technology Lesson

Title of Unit The Implementation of Cut Studio Software into the Graphic Communication’s Classroom Professional Time Frame Development Stage 1 – Identify Desired Results
I. TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS AND CONCEPTS Teachers demonstrate a sound understanding of technology operations and concepts. Teachers: A. demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills, and understanding of concepts related to technology (as described in the ISTE National Educational Technology Standards for Students). B. demonstrate continual growth in technology knowledge and skills to stay abreast of current and emerging technologies. II. PLANNING AND DESIGNING LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND EXPERIENCES Teachers plan and design effective learning environments and experiences supported by technology. Teachers: A. design developmentally appropriate learning opportunities that apply technology-enhanced instructional strategies to support the diverse needs of learners. B. apply current research on teaching and learning with technology when planning learning environments and experiences. C. identify and locate technology resources and evaluate them for accuracy and suitability. D. plan for the management of technology resources within the context of learning activities. E. plan strategies to manage student learning in a technology-enhanced

Curriculum Area

(45 minute session)

environment. III. TEACHING, LEARNING, AND THE CURRICULUM Teachers implement curriculum plans that include methods and strategies for applying technology to maximize student learning. Teachers: A. facilitate technology-enhanced experiences that address content standards and student technology standards. B. use technology to support learner-centered strategies that address the diverse needs of students. C. apply technology to develop students’ higher order skills and creativity. D. manage student learning activities in a technology-enhanced environment. IV. ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION Teachers apply technology to facilitate a variety of effective assessment and evaluation strategies. Teachers: A. apply technology in assessing student learning of subject matter using a variety of assessment techniques. C. apply multiple methods of evaluation to determine students’ appropriate use of technology resources for learning, communication, and productivity. V. PRODUCTIVITY AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE Teachers use technology to enhance their productivity and professional practice. Teachers: A. use technology resources to engage in ongoing professional development and lifelong learning. B. continually evaluate and reflect on professional practice to make informed decisions regarding the use of technology in support of student learning. C. apply technology to increase productivity. D. use technology to communicate and collaborate with peers, parents, and the larger community in order to nurture student learning. VI. SOCIAL, ETHICAL, LEGAL, AND HUMAN ISSUES Teachers understand the social, ethical, legal, and human issues surrounding the use of technology in PK–12 schools and apply that understanding in practice. Teachers: A. model and teach legal and ethical practice related to technology use. B. apply technology resources to enable and empower learners with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, and abilities. C. identify and use technology resources that affirm diversity. D. promote safe and healthy use of technology resources. E. facilitate equitable access to technology resources for all students.

Essential Questions
Overarching Question: 1. What is CutStudio Software? 2. How CutStudio software increase student creativity? 3. How can using CutStudio software enhance student experiences that address content standards and student technology standards? 4. How can I apply CutStudio technology software in my classroom? 5. How can I use CutStudio to enhance instruction? Topical Questions? 1. How can I set up the software document to the measurements of the vinyl plotter? 2. How can I set up a grid? 3. How can I create shapes? 4. How can import an image and create vectors?

Knowledge and Skills
Knowledge: Educators will know:
Educators will understand and know… 1. How the CutStudio software can enhance student creativity in the classroom. 2. How to develop student projects with CutStudio software. 3. How to utilize non-traditional software in the classroom. Key Terms: CutStudio Vector Cut Paste Copy Grid Page Set-up logo

Educators will be able to … (What thinking skills will be required of the students?)  Select an image and import it into Cut Studio.  Create his/her initials and create a monogram.

Other Evidence (e.g. tests, quizzes, work samples, observations) Informal assessment may be performed through discussion, notetaking, questions, and observations. Student Self-Assessment and Reflection It is your goal to gain knowledge and understanding on how the implementation of new software can enhance student creativity and learning. Stage 2- Assessment Evidence
1. KWL 2. Teacher Feedback To demonstrate learning criteria: 1. Have educators produce 1 product using CutStudio software. 2. Class discussion: small group and whole group. 3. Observed confidence

Stage 3- Learning Plan Experiences Day 1
Begin lesson with a KWL chart in order to determine what the educators know about Cut Studio software, and what they want to learn. .Introduce CutStudio software. Roland’s powerful CutStudio software provides the necessary tools to design and create professional custom cut graphics for a wide range of applications, including signs, decorated apparel, vehicles, point-of-purchase materials, backlit displays and much more.
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Cuts TrueType fonts without the need for outlining Vectorization tool generates cut lines from any JPG or bitmap image Quickly and easily enlarges , reduces, positions, rotates, and mirrors images BMP, JPG, STX, AI and EPS file formats are all supported Compatible with Windows® 7, Vista and XP Includes plug-ins for latest Adobe® Illustrator® (Mac & PC) and CorelDRAW® (PC only)

Works with all professional signmaking software.

I will be covering the CutStudio software. The first thing I will be covering is setting up the page size. To set up the page size, we’ll go to file, cutting set up. We want to make sure that we have the cutter we are going to be using in the drop down box. Today we will be using the GX-24. Click on properties. That will bring up our page size. What we want to make sure of is we have the cutter determine the page size. Once we make sure that’s done, we click on get from machine, and you will notice that the width value will change. Click on okay, and okay again. Zoom in with the tool bar, left click to zoom in. Now I am going to show you how to import a design. To do that we will go to file, and then import. The files that we are able to import into the CutStudio software, you can go down to this dropdown box here, is a picture file – either a jpeg or a bitmap, an illustrator file. Today we are going to be using an illustrator file. Find the logo that you want to use, select it, and then click on open. Click on fit button so that you can see the design on the screen. That is up here on the tool bar. Once the design is on the screen, you can use the CutStudio software to edit the design. First think I will cover is the size. Make sure that your image is selected, and to know it is selected, the line on the image are going to be blue. Once it is selected, click on properties, and you can see here, our width and height. Always make sure the keep aspect button is checked. It is right underneath the width and height. You can change your width first, or your height, it really doesn’t matter. You can make this 3 inches, and you will notice your height will change along with it. Click okay, and the design size will change. Now that you have the design that you want, you can use the multiple copy feature to duplicate the design. To do that make sure the image is selected, then click on edit in the tool bar, and multiple copy. Here you can determine how many units you would like – high or wide. If you know you want 5 images wide, and 4 images high totaling 20 images, just type this into the boxes. Click on okay, and you will see that your designs will be duplicated. To see them all, just click on the fit button – fit to screen, and there is all of our designs. Down at the lower left hand of the screen is a 90 degree angle, this is our origin point. Pressing the move button on the top of the tool bar with move everything to the lower left hand corner. Once we have that done, go to file, drop down list click on cutting. Now I am going to show you how to create your own names. To do that, go to the text tool that is on the tool bar located on the left. It is the A – click on that, then click somewhere on the white area on your screen. Type in the name that you would like to see. Once you have your name, go to the select tool on the toolbar, then go to properties. Two things you will be able to do from the properties

window is to adjust your font and adjust your size. If we know that our name needs to be 12 inches, then we will just click in the box and adjust it to 12 . Pres the tab button and your height should adjust along with it. Then click on okay. If your length and height looks good, then we can change our font as well. Click on properties tab, and click on format tab in the properties window. Here is where we can change our font. Go to the font drop down list and check the font that you would like to use. The fonts will vary according to the different fonts you have installed or the fonts on your computer. For this one we will choose the impact font and click ok. You can cut from here if you would like but I am also going to show you how to cut a 2 color name. The first thing you will want to do is convert your text to a polyline. Click on font, then go to object and convert to polyline. You won’t notice any changes in the file, but the CutStudio will. Now that we have made out text into a line, we can create our second color. To do that you want to click on object and then offset. The offset amount that we put into the box is the outline. An offset of .1 will give us 1/10th on an inch of outline. So we will click .1. We also want to click outside so that the offset goes to the outside. And you will see the second color. Now before we cut, we want to make sure that we follow all the same steps that I talked about earlier. Make sure that your object is mirrored, click object and mirror, and that it is move to the origin point. Click on move and make sure it is selected. It will move down. Now that we are ready to cut it, we will select the background only. Make sure you have clicked on the background, and then separate them. Once it is blue then you know for sure that it is selected. Go to file, then cutting. Instead of selecting all, which we would normally choose, we are just going to select selection. This will make sure that the background is all that we will be cutting. Once we have the selection button checked, we will select okay. Follow the same steps for the foreground. Make sure just the foreground is selected, go to file, cutting, selection, and okay to send to the cutter. Please refer to your CutStudio manual for further questions.

KWL Chart What I KNOW What I WANT to Know What I LEARNED