LESSON PLAN – Mr Worthington

Year Level: 10 + 11 Date: 16.09.13 Time: 2.30pm
Period / Lesson: 7 Topic: Correct Document Set Up Length: 45 mins
What do the learners already know, do and value?
Students have a sound understanding of image manipulation and how computers are able to enhance photographs.
They value the tools in photoshop but don’t often look at file size prior to using an image for manipulating.

Where do learners need and want to be?
It is critical that students understand resolution, paper size and the importance of setting up a document correctly. This
will ensure that they have the confidence to make decisive decisions regarding the images they use for various
projects. It will also prevent poor quality printing at the completion of any project.

Curriculum Outcomes and Essential Learnings:

1. Recognise different functional characteristics and properties of correct document size, resolution, and to solve
technological problems. 2. Analyse the impact of technological practices on individuals and the environment. 3.
Create, test, validate ideas. 4. Apply information learned to demonstrate appropriate knowledge and understanding of
skills.

Lesson Outcomes: Students will be able to (know – cognitive processes AND do – demonstrate):

Students will be able to set up an A4 document correctly at 300dpi (dots per inch) and place a photo scaled to fit the
page. This will demonstrate that they have a clear understanding of resolution, paper size, setting up a document
correctly and to identify any problems that might arise due to low resolution prior to starting manipulation of an image.

Assessment of the outcomes: (How will I assess that students have achieved/demonstrated the outcomes?)

All students will be assessed according to their printed photo (which includes their name) as well as the method of
saving the file (CMYK - .jpg).


INTRODUCTORY PHASE:
Time: Teacher direction/ activity /
instruction:
Student activity / what students
are doing:
Check for understanding /
key questions / manage
the learning:
Resources:


15
mins


















Demonstrating how to set
up a document correctly in
photoshop.

Demonstrating how smaller
images when enlarged
reduce the clarity and
cause pixelation / blurry
image.

Print example of small / low
resolution photo enlarged
to A4 compared with a high
resolution image also at a
size of A4.

Students are watching the
demonstration on the large
screen.

Students are taking notes from
my key points on the
whiteboard.

Conducting pre-test on a series
of basic printing acronyms
(RGB, CMYK, DPI).

Asking relevant questions to the
topic.


Q: Have you seen low
resolution images before?
If so where?

Q: What situation would we
set up a document with a
high resolution of 300dpi?

Q: When would we use a
tiny image which is only
4kb in size (5mmx5mm)?
Never

Computer

Whiteboard

Handout

Large screen

Images –
provided



BODY OF LESSON:
Time: Teacher direction/ activity /
instruction:
Student activity / what students
are doing:
Check for understanding /
key questions / manage
the learning:
Resources:






25
mins














Guiding students to the
correct location on their
student-drive to collect
images.

Assisting with answering
questions, and directing
students to the notes on
the whiteboard.




Following guidelines and setting
up the document to be sized:
- A4 (297 mm x 210 mm)
- 300 dpi (dots per inch)
- Mode = CMYK
- Save as .jpg

Students also required to print
the document for me to assess
if they have completed the task
correctly.




Q: Have you got your
dimensions written down
correctly and created your
photoshop file?

Q: Why is it important to
know this information?
(example).

Q: What is one example of
when poor image quality
affects the product being
sold / put on show?


Computer

Whiteboard

Handout

Large Screen
CONSOLIDATION:
Time: Teacher direction/ activity /
instruction:
Student activity / what students
are doing:
Check for understanding /
key questions / manage
the learning:
Resources:


10
mins








Collecting printed images
from each student as well
as checking their screen to
see who has saved the
document correctly.

Handing out post-test to be
completed as a group
exercise.

Printing out the completed task.

Handing up print.

Undertaking post test.



Q: Reiterating the
importance of setting up a
document correctly prior to
manipulating any image.

Hand out

Post-test
Finish / summing up / link to the next lesson:

Students have already done ink and printer testing so this should follow on perfectly from these topics. Please ensure
that from now on before opening a document to work on fixing / manipulating, all students check size of image and
identify it’s suitability for the task required.


Evaluation:
Student: Outcomes met / engaged / on task / learning








My teaching: Strengths / Weaknesses / Changes