Technology Lesson Plan One

Lesson Plan One for EDUC 630, Lesson for high school web design class using Gimp 2.2
program for photo editing
Liberty University
EDUC 630
Fall, 2013
Dr. Gilbreath
Lesson for high school web design class using Gimp 2.2 program for photo editing
Lesson topic and grade level- Using Gimp 2.2 picture design program for photo
editing. Lesson for high school web design class, Grades 9th through 12th at Gaston
Christian High School in Gastonia, NC.
Standards of learning addressed in the lesson- NC technology standard of learning
HS TT 1.3- Use appropriate technology tools and other resources to design
products to share information with others (e.g. multimedia presentations, Web 2.0
tools, graphic editing, podcasts, and audio files).
Objective(s)- Through this lesson students will better understand how pictures and
text are manipulated for web use, and gain an understand of how to use the Gimp 2.2
photo program.
Materials needed for the lesson- Windows PC desktop machines (1 per student).
Our PC lab at GCS has 24 machines. Internet access for every computer (Students
can go online to access the Gimp program tutorials, and get a photo online to import
into Gimp for manipulation.). Gimp 2.2 freeware program loaded on each PC.
Class diversity and connection to instructional considerations- The class make up
is an even mix of males and females (20 students total in the class). 80% of the
students are Caucasian, 10% are Asian, 5% are Hispanic, and 5% are African
American. The family make up for the large majority is two parent families, from the
upper-middle class economic strata. There are two exceptional learners in this
particular class, and both have visual impairments that require they sit closer to the
front of the room.
Technology Inclusion- For this lesson we will be using the high school computer lab,
which is a lab of 24 desktop PCs, 1 teacher desktop with connection to dual 60” TV
monitors for whole class instruction, surround digital audio for the classroom. Each
machine is loaded with Windows 7 Professional OS and Gimp 2.2 for our lesson on
photo editing. This lesson is part of the GCS high school computer web design class
where students learn photo manipulation, computer animation, Adobe applications,
and HTML for creating websites. This lesson will be part of a series of lessons on
web design over the course of a semester that will culminate with the students posting
their finished website on our school server.
Procedures – For the anticipatory set of this lesson I will have the students open the
Gimp program and a web browser. We will examine what the term photo
manipulation is, and see some examples that I will display for the entire group to see
of photos that have been electronically altered. The students will get a visual sense of
what the photo looked like before and after manipulation. We will also see examples
online that display this technique so they get an idea of the practicality behind this
skill. For the direct instruction of the lesson I will have the students choose one photo
from Google images of a car, house/building, or natural landscape (All items must be
approved by me before downloaded them to the PC for use). Once the approved
image has been downloaded on the student’s desktops the students are to drag the
image to the opened Gimp design window. From here the students will use the tools
provided in Gimp to change colors, add shapes, insert items, or delete items for the
original. Before the end of class students will save their work in their network drive
folder for evaluation. A copy of the original will also need to be saved in the
student’s folder for comparison. For guided practice the students will watch the 2 inclass monitors and replicate the steps that I perform in order to get the image to the
desktop from the internet and importation of the image into the Gimp program. The
students in this course have been previously introduced to Gimp and are already
familiar with its basic operation. For the independent practice of this lesson students
will work on altering their photos after I have given them the instructions and visual
practice example. Students will work for the remainder of class time today on
manipulating their photos making 10 visible changes to them. 5 minutes until the end
of class time I will have the students save their work in their network drive folders.
VIII. Evaluation- For this lesson the students will be assessed on the accuracy and effort
given on the picture manipulation. This assignment is worth a test grade, and will
account for 30% of their quarterly grade for the course. They will need to change 10
specific visual components of the picture they choose and indicate what changes were
made from the original photo. Students will need to provide a copy of both the
finished photo and the original for comparison. The requirements for successful
completion is that the student was able to make 10 uniquely different alterations
to their photos and provide direct evidence that this has taken place.
Risk Analysis- With any technology driven lesson areas that may pose concern
include: Internet malfunctions, PCs operation issues (machine goes down in the
middle of the lesson, and other server/network related issues. To cope with problems
of the Internet I will download images to my teacher PC and distribute images to the
students’ work stations if an Internet issue arises. This solution will also help if
server/network issues occur, but instead of having the images downloaded to the
teacher PC I will have the files saved to USB drives. Students can save their finished
work to the USB drive in an emergency situation. If a computer goes down in the
middle of the lesson I will have 3 backup laptops available to deploy quickly, making
as seamless of a transition for the student affected by hardware issues. In the case of
a network failure and a student was not able to save their work to the folder properly
we have the program Carbonite installed on our machines, which will allow us to
perform a snapshot data recovery.