Day in My Life

Unit Overview


  • Watch The Time You Have (In JellyBeans) (2.75 minutes)
  • Watch Interlude (4 minutes)
  • Watch Time by Pink Floyd (7 minutes)
    • The highlighted lyrics:
      • “Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain.
      • You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today.
      • And then one day you find ten years have got behind you.
      • No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun.”
    • This album spent 15 years on the top 200 album chart
  • Why is time so important?
    • Read the statement below from David Allen about GTD (Getting Things Done)
      • “There are several, but the main ones are:
        1. CLEAR YOUR HEAD – Your head is for having ideas, not for holding them. In other words, build and maintain an “external brain” to hold all your significant reminders of commitments and creative thinking. You need mental and emotional space to be present in the moment, to be optimally creative, strategic, innovative, and ready for change and surprise.
        2. THINK AND DECIDE – Whatever has your attention needs specific thinking and decision-making in order to put it onto “cruise control” and to be appropriately engaged with it.
        3. KEEP A TRUSTED SYSTEM – You need a trusted system to maintain a current inventory of your commitments and intentions, reflected upon regularly.”
    • Watch The Art of Stress Free Productivity by David Allen
    • Explore Mr. Le Duc’s GTD bookmarks
    • Read Don’t Waste Your Mind as an Office by David Allen
  • Trusted Systems Ideas
  • For this project you will:
    • Create a trusted system to track your time and keep organized
    • Track a 24 hour period of time in your life
    • Learn about GenCyber principles, Keep it Simple, Integrity, Availability, Think Like an Adversary
    • Learn brain research about learning, productivity, creativity, and happiness
    • Learn to plan a large project
    • Learn how to and create your own create a color palette
    • Choose and install a font for all text design choices
    • Create a pie chart in Adobe Illustrator or Inkscape to better visualize the data (Tufte)
    • Record audio professionally
    • Edit an audio narration mp3 of yourself with an audio editor (Audacity)
    • Make a storyboard of required media (Storyboard Paper)
    • Gather images to tell your day in your life story (Flickr and Creative Commons)
    • Make a slideshow and add narration with Animoto
    • Publish to YouTube (unlisted for safety)


  1. Watch Mr. Le Duc’s Time Project Overview Presentation
    • Time Slideshow
      Screenshot of modified asdfmovie @ YouTube
  2. Create a trusted system to keep track of the data for this project and all projects for class and LIFE!!!
  3. Track your data for 24 hours
  4. Learn brain research about optimal creativity, productivity, and happiness
  5. Learn about story arc
  6. Learn about iteration
  7. Examine cybersecurity impact on day document concerns related to these principles:
    • Keep it Simple
    • Integrity
    • Availability
    • Think Like an Adversary
  8. Conduct peer review of schedule with an emphasis on better cybersecurity throughout your schedule
  9. Make a schedule
  10. Organize the data into 6 to 10 general categories like eating, sleeping, school, etc.
  11. Create a blog post titled, A Day in My Life
  12. Create these headings:
    • Summary
    • GenCyber Principles Engaged
    • Font
    • Color Palette
    • Pie Chart
    • Script
    • Audio Editing
    • Storyboard
    • Video Editing
    • The Vodcast / Podcast
    • What I Learned and Problems I Solved
  13. Choose a font and add under the heading
    • Watch tutorial
    • Use Georgia font for this project
    • Upload and Embed the image from Flickr
  14. Create a color palette and add under the heading
  15. Make a pie chart with Google Sheets and add under the heading
  16. Write your script and add under the heading
    • Add text under the heading
  17. Practice reading your script aloud many times, focusing on vocal tempo and inflection
  18. Record your script in a quiet place
    • The unedited audio recording .wav file will be saved to the server folder with your first name
  19. Create a storyboard and add under the heading
    • Upload and Embed the image from Flickr
  20. Install Audacity for audio editing, if it is not installed
    • Audacity
  21. Edit your .wav audio file in Audacity to remove the errors
  22. Screenshot your Audacity editing screen and add under the heading
    • Upload and Embed the image from Flickr
  23. Gather images from and save the date (you downloaded the image), site, username, and name of the image for citation at the end of the movie
  24. Watch Premiere Pro tutorials
  25. Edit your iMovie video
    1. Add your edited audio narration
    2. Add your pie chart as many times and you will reference it in the video
    3. Add the images into the timeline in the order on the storyboard
    4. Adjust the time of each picture and pie chart image to fit your narration timeline
  26. Screenshot the iMovie screen and add under the heading
    • Upload and Embed the image from Flickr
  27. Extra – find Creative Commons soundtrack music to add to your movie
  28. Finalize the movie and Publish your video to YouTube as unlisted
  29. Embed your video in the blog post under The Documentary heading
  30. Finish writing the What I Learned and Problems I Solved and the Summary sections
  31. Have someone proofread your blog post and turn in the feedback form

Sample Blog Posts

  • Coming soon fall of 2020

Pre-GenCyber Versions

Goal of Project

  • Learn and apply cybersecurity concepts to daily life
  • Learn about productivity
  • Learn more about digital storytelling
  • Learn basic design continuity
  • Learn basic audio editing
  • Learn basic video editing
  • Learn basic infographic creation


  • 5.1 Define the elements of design ( e.g. line, form, color, space, texture, value, shape)
  • 5.2 Define the principles of design (e.g. emphasis, unity, balance, proportion, rhythm)
  • 5.3 Identify elements of composition C.R.A.P. (contract, repetition, alignment, proximity)
  • 5.4 Combine text, images, and sound by incorporate information from a wide range of media (e.g. films, newspapers, magazines, online information, television, videos, and electronic media-generated images)
  • 5.5 Use the selected media skillfully, edit appropriately and monitor for quality
  • 5.6 Scan photographs, objects, and drawings
  • 5.8 Panel elements and structure
  • 5.9 Export window and settings
  • 5.10 Test audience response and revise the presentation accordingly

Tutorials and Resources

Recording Narration of Your Script

Camera Plus Separate Audio

Camera Audio

Editing in Audacity

More Resources

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