The purpose of these classes is to prepare students to meet the National Educational Technology Standards for Students (NETS*S): Creativity and Innovation; Communication and Collaboration; Research and Information Fluency; Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making; Digital Citizenship; Technology Operations and Concepts.
As a student in this course, you will explore various types of open
source software, become a proficient Google account user, reflect on current
topics in technology, and learn the most important topics of Adobe Flash
Animate and Adobe Illustrator. You’ll start off with an overview of Digital
Citizenship followed by a brief introduction to the beginnings of Flash. You’ll
then learn about creating graphics, text, and gradients, how to use symbols,
Panels, and layering; create animations, blends, and complex objects; optimize
and publish movies. You’ll wrap up the course with a unit on integrating Flash
and Illustrator with other programs. Supplemental resources and various open
source software will be used as they are available free for use beyond high
school, while Adobe Creative Suite: Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator,
Soundbooth , & Dreamweaver is taught post-secondary and on the job, i.e.
Programs of Study: Communication and Information Systems – Introductory Course
Programs of Study: Information Technology – Introductory Course
Students will use technology to create, design, and produce media including sound, video, and graphics. Emphasis will be placed on effective use of tools for interactive multimedia production including storyboarding, visual development, project management, and web processes.
* CIS.HS.1.1 Examine emerging trends within the communication arts industry.
* CIS.HS.1.2 Create and edit images and graphics.
* CIS.HS.1.3 Know and differentiate between different digital media file formats
* CIS.HS.1.4 Plan, produce, edit, and publish digital audio.
* CIS.HS.1.5 Plan, produce, edit, and publish digital video.
* CIS.HS.1.6 Plan, produce, edit, and publish animations.
* CIS.HS.1.7 Explore the use of industry specific hardware and software.
* CIS.HS.1.8 Identify the necessary skills to succeed in visual design fields and examine their programs of study.
* CIS.HS.1.9 Evaluate digital media projects for voice, message, visual appeal, or content.
* CIS.HS.1.10 Analyze and comply with copyright laws.
Students must have access to multiple digital devices, such as: iPad, Chrome book, laptop, smart phone, digital camera, video recording device, and microphone. Students must also have access to a computer with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Flash (Animate), version CS6 or later, and access to dependable Internet connectivity to utilize individual and district Google (GAFE) accounts.
If Adobe software is needed for the purpose of this course, an additional $100 fee applies or schools may purchase individual software applications directly from Adobe, including but not limited to
Photoshop, Illustrator, Animate, In Design, and Premier Pro. Additional software & applications (apps) may need installed on devices, but these will be free to the participating districts. Districts must also agree to delete software off machines if/when student is no longer participating in these classes.