W. Swisher

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Wendy Powers Swisher

I teach Photography at William Fleming High School.
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COVID-19 ASSIGNMENTS - Intermediate Photography

Commercial Photography students, your information is a little bit different. 
See my teacher page under Career and Technology!

For Intermediate Photography...

Updated May 10, 2020
Final assignments are up and ready!  Please make sure that all of your work is turned in to Moodle 
by May 15.  If you have a paper packet for ANY class, make sure those are completed and returned to the school by May 15 also!  Your name MUST be on your packets to receive credit!
Please contact your teachers via email or call the school to leave them a message if you have any questions or issues, do not wait until the last minute.
This has been a long and strange grading period, I miss my students so much and wish you well as you finish up your assignments and get ready for summer. Do your best to stay healthy and safe and keep your teachers posted on your progress. ALSO keep checking the RCPS website, information is being posted all the time to assist you in your learning. Interesting links will keep you connected as we continue in this new educational experience.  To those of you who worked ahead and finished all the course work, congratulations!  I am so proud of you!

Updated April 28, 2020
Hello students!  Hope you are doing well!  New assignments are posted, keep up the terrific work!
Please email me if you have any questions or issues, and hang in there!  Don't forget to choose a photographer for your research assignment.  Follow the example, and read directions carefully. 
If you are having any issues, please email me or call the school to let me know.

Previous Posting from April 14, 2020
I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! If you haven't accessed this page before, please take the time to read the older posts below.
New assignments are available in Moodle!  Vocabulary should be a review.  Study the terms in Quizlet first, then take the Google forms quiz for each set of vocabulary terms. 
Read directions in Moodle FIRST, then email me if you have any questions about your assignments.

Previous posting from 3/26/2020
As of this week, Virginia schools are closed for the remainder of the school year.  Please let us know if you need assistance with Internet - we have some interesting info!  If you or someone you know needs Internet service, send me an email.  Continue to work on your portfolio, don't get behind!  Have fun with the assignments and get creative!  New assignments have been added for students who do not have cameras. Please keep in touch on the progress for your portfolio and any questions you may have.  Bring laptops to the bus stops from 12-1 if you need assistance with technology, or bring them to the auditorium at school.  Check your school email and online accounts frequently for messages and assignments.  Stay well!

Previous posting from 3/20/20
All photography students will find assignments at the bottom of their Moodle pages.
Read articles, upload photos, finish writing responses, and follow the link to take a quiz!
New assignments will be added - check your Moodle account frequently!
At this point, we are expected to be out of school for two weeks.  All assignments will be due when we return to school.  Take lots of photos and store them in the assignment windows at the top of your Moodle page
and let me know if you need more.
Add your photos to a PowerPoint document, or other software you wish to use.
Make sure you add it to Moodle, or share it with me.
If you cannot upload your photos, email me and give me an update on your progress for camera work.
Each page you make should be a layout of 12 or more photos from one camera assignment.
Email me with any questions or concerns, and I hope to see everyone back at school soon.

Life is like a camera...
Focus on what's important,
Capture the good times,
Develop from the negatives, 
And if things don't work out,
Take another shot.