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Sigonella Middle/High School Digital Media (PTI405) Ms.

Vickie Lewis Building 220, Room 232 SY 2013-2014

Vision: Prepare life-long learners, leaders, and global citizens
Major Concepts/Content: Digital Media prepares students for careers in the IT industry. The course sequence focuses on duties and tasks performed by professionals developing interactive multimedia as well as pre-employment and employment skills. Major Concepts/Content: Digital Media Creation (DMC) provides students with the opportunity to develop professional-level skills in multimedia using Adobe Flash. This product-oriented course introduces the student to interactive multimedia presentations. Hands-on activities are used as students develop skills, master techniques, and prepare products for a client-based environment. Students learn to create professional digital media creations using animation, sound, and videos. The course also introduces students to document construction for publishing on the World Wide Web using authoring software. Units of instruction include design and layout, font selection, image editing, and digital cameras and images. Internet research and copyright laws are emphasized. Major Instructional Activities: Individualized instruction and online resources will be provided in a lab environment. Students successfully completing this course may be eligible to take the Adobe associate level certification exam. Major Evaluative Techniques: Assessment will include checking on-going student work to ensure students adhere to course timelines and assignment completion. In addition, assessment may include tests, projects or other means deemed appropriate.

18 weeks

Digital Media Creation TASKS/COMPETENCIES

Implementing DoDEA's CTE Course Requirements 001 Demonstrate DoDEA 's Workplace Readiness Skills in course activities. 002 Identify issues related to the field of study that affect the environment and impact local and global communities. 003 Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards. Demonstrating Knowledge of Hardware, Software, and Operating System Requirements 004 Identify operating system and hardware requirements (e.g., monitor size and resolution, input devices, output devices, display devices including those used for large audiences) for digital media creation software. 005 Obtain assistance via electronic and hard copy references and documentation. 006 Back up files, using either the server or on removable media.

Applying Principles of Layout and Design 007 Identify rich media content. 008 Apply principles of design, layout, and typography. 009 Demonstrate the basic operations of the software user interface demonstrating various toolbox, panel, and menu features. Planning, Composing, and Producing Digital Media for Electronic Distribution 010 Incorporate audio and/or visual elements using scanned images, digital photographs, or images imported from the World Wide Web. 011 Convert a document to electronic format (e.g., PDF files). 012 Critique project to determine if the appropriate software and other materials were selected based on the purpose of the publication, intended audience, output format, and time and cost constraints. Producing Digital Media Using Presentation/Authoring Software 013 Identify the components of an effective digital media project. 014 Describe various output options for digital media. 015 Plan and create a digital media project. 016 Proofread and edit a digital media project. 017 Draw and edit objects incorporating features such as fills, borders, and lines. 018 Enhance a digital media with features (e.g., color, transitions, and backgrounds). 019 Incorporate drawn objects into a digital media project. 020 Incorporate visual elements using scanned images, digital photography, graphics, and video images. 021 Incorporate digital audio elements, such as music and voice/sound clips. 022 Incorporate audio and visual elements from the Internet. 023 Incorporate animation techniques into a digital media project. 024 Integrate a variety of software applications to create a digital media project. 025 Develop a digital media project with interactive components. 026 Critique the clarity and effectiveness of digital media projects. Designing and Creating Advanced Rich Media Content 027 Incorporate prerecorded and live audio elements, such as music, voice sounds, and digital audio, into a digital media projects. 028 Convert an electronic publication to digital media project. 029 Research the different types of digital media available. Designing and Producing Web Pages 030 Use programming language (e.g., HTML, JAVA) or web page creation software to create a website. 031 Apply web page design features (e.g., ruled lines, lists, headings, graphics, backgrounds, frames, tables). 032 Proofread, edit, and test a web site on multiple browsers and platforms. 033 Place interactive elements in a web page. 034 Critique a web site according to accepted web design principles. Exploring Legal and Ethical Issues 035 Identify and comply with copyright and patent laws pertaining to scanned images and documents, electronic clip art, recorded sounds, recorded and scanned photography, video clips, trademarks, and other elements adapted for use in digital media and web documents. 036 Identify situations where scanned/digitized audiovisual elements, documents, and electronic graphics may be used legally but are ethically questionable. 037 Identify and comply with licensing agreements associated with digital media and web creation software. Preparing for Industry Certification 038 Describe the process and requirements for obtaining industry certifications related to the digital

media course. 039 Identify testing skills/strategies for a certification examination. Developing Employability Skills 040 Explore careers in the digital media field. 041 Create or update a portfolio. 042 Investigate new and emerging trends in digital media.

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Class Materials: Each student should have the following materials for each class: Student Planner Binder with loose leaf Blue/black pen DVD-Rs if students want copies of their portfolio materials and any other projects.

Teacher Contact Information: The best way to get ahold of me is via e-mail, as you get a quicker response. If you call the office, please leave a message, and I will get back with you as soon as possible. E-mail: Phone: 624-4281

DoDEA Grading Scale: Grading Policy: Students grades are computed on a total points basis. All assignments are added together and the total points available are divided by the total points earned to receive a percentage value. The worth of any assignment can be determined by the number of points it is worth. 90 100 = A 80 89 = B 70 79 = C 60 69 = D 59 or Below = F

Students EARN grades in this class; they are not given to you. Assignment Policy: Students are responsible for completing their assignments on time. 1. All assignments must be labeled with the students full name, class period, and class 2. NO LATE WORK IS ACCEPTED! Exceptions can be made, but students must: a. Meet with me at least 1 day prior to the due date of the assignment. b. Present a plan in writing to make up the late work. c. Both of us have to sign and agree to the plan. d. Signed plan must be turned in with the late work. e. Reasonable attempt to complete the assignment must have been made. f. No long term projects will be given an extension. 3. Students will be given two late passes per quarter. These passes must be attached to the assignment that they are turning in late. If a student is using a pass, they are still required to turn in the plan on turning in their assignment with the assignment. These passes may not be used on major assignments.

4. If your grade drops to a C, I will send an email note to your parents/sponsor. If you choose to not complete your work, I will work with your parents/sponsor to find a system to ensure they are informed about your progress. 5. Open Lab Wednesdays, the computer lab will be open for make-up time and using the computers for class work from 2:45 5:00 pm. Students need to inform me of their need to stay after so I dont make other plans. If students are not here by 2:45 I cannot guarantee that I will stay. 6. Tutoring I am available by appointment before school, during lunch, and after school to provide help. Please take advantage of my help. Ms. Lewiss Class Web Sites I maintain a classroom web site, , and the password is jaguars. Through this web site students and parents have the ability to download a calendar of major assignments, PowerPoints, Assignments on Google Docs, worksheets given during class, and other helpful information. Students will need to familiarize themselves with the web site, as they will be required: visit the site; review readings, power points, and videos; turn in assignments through my web site; and participate in class blogs/forums. Students can use the school computers in the library, during after school study hall, during open lab time on Wednesday and during seminar time. Absences: Students are responsible for completing absent work within the same number of days they were absent. Assignments not completed in this time will result in a zero. Students must make arrangements with the teacher to take tests and quizzes missed within 1 day of returning to school. Pre-Arranged Absences - The following steps must be completed at least three school days prior to departure: o Step 1: Student obtains assignments and signatures from their teachers for the period of their absence. o Step 2: Student and sponsor/parent sign the pre-arranged absence form indicating they are aware of teacher comments and the work that must be completed. o Step 3: Pre-arranged absence form must be taken to the main office for administrator approval. The student retains the assignment section of the form page two. o Step 4: Student should submit completed work as agreed with teachers.

It is the students responsibility to make arrangements for makeup work. It is not acceptable to ask another student what you have missed while absent.
Extra Credit: Extra assignments to get extra credit will not be given. Students may earn extra credit by doing current assignments beyond the standard. Assignments must be turned in on time to be eligible for extra credit. Class Expectations: 1. Be prompt and prepared. 2. Treat yourself and others with respect. 3. Treat equipment with respect. 4. Activity Participate 5. Always do your best! Consequences: Failure to meet expectations will result in logical consequences, which may include the following: Nonverbal warning Verbal warning Individual conference with the teacher Referral to administrator

Sigonella Middle/High School Digital Media (PTI405) Ms. Vickie Lewis Building 220, Room 232 SY 2013-2014
Vision: Prepare life-long learners, leaders, and global citizens Plagiarism/Cheating Plagiarism or cheating in any form (copy and paste from the internet, copying another students work, etc.) will result in a zero on the particular assignment for ALL PARTIES INVOLVED, a phone call home with the student either during lunch or after school, and the student to make up the assignment with no credit being given after school on Wednesdays. Ms. Lewis Class Procedures A. Note from the Instructor As a teacher, I will have an efficient and smooth running classroom. To achieve this I have established a few simple procedures. As a student, it is your responsibility to learn and perform these procedures. Through these procedures, I promise to you a more organized and effective learning experience. B. Most Common Procedures 1. Entering the Classroom You will enter the classroom in an orderly fashion. Upon entering, you should complete any tasks you need to around the room immediately (sharpen pencil, staple papers, get tissue, etc.). Once seated, check the front board for the day's bell work. All students are expected to be in their assigned seats and working on the bell work within a minute of entering the classroom. 2. Coming to Attention When I need the classs attention, I will raise my hand and count from five to one on my hand. When you see this you are expected to stop your conversation, look at me, and raise your hand before I reach one. This is only complete when all hands are up, all eyes are on me, and the class is quiet. 3. Multiple Classes One Classroom During every class period I have more than one class going on. It is expected that all students remain silent while directions are given to each class. 4. Digital Portfolio Students will maintain a digital portfolio for this class through Weebly. Students will have access to computers in class, during seminar, through the library, and during open lab time on Wednesday. 5. Food and Drinks All food and drinks must be left outside the classroom or within a students backpack. No food or drink should be open in the classroom once the student has come in the class. 6. Correcting Assignments Any assignment, project and test a student earns a 60% or less on may be corrected for a higher grade. All corrections are due the Friday after it is returned and MUST include a two paragraph essay explaining what the student could have done to improve their grade and an action plan for how the student will avoid this problem on future assignments. Assignments that can be corrected will have Please Correct and Return date stamped on them by the teacher.

7. Group Work You will participate in many group activities and work with many different people in this class. The group procedures are: a. You are responsible for the results of the group and your own participation. b. If you have a question, try to find the answer by reading through your project description or asking anther group before asking the teacher for help. c. You will be responsible for honestly evaluating how everyone in your group performed, including yourself. d. Any group issues must be brought to the teachers attention at least two class periods before the project is due, so a resolution can be reached. e. It is possible to be removed from a group if you are not completing your parts. f. If a student is not helping in an equitable manner while working with a group or partner the student will not receive the same credit. 8. Bathroom/Water Breaks Students are provided with breaks throughout the day for using the restroom and getting water, please use these times wisely. Students may use their 2 passes to leave class and visit the restroom. Please wait until the time is appropriate to ask to leave the room, which would be when the teacher has finished a discussion. Students must sign out and take a pass when leaving the room for any reason. 9. Leaving the Classroom I dismiss the class. I will tell you when it is time to clean and pack up. Once you have finished cleaning up, please stay seated until I dismiss you to your next class.

Each student is expected to:

Stay on-task and focus on work Participate in class discussions Have an up to date notebook with all notes, assignments, tests, and projects Treat classmates, teachers and administrators, computers, and facilitators with respect Read completely and follow ALL directions from the first time given Try New things Try to work through problems at least 2 times before asking for help Request help when needed...communication is essential If you dont understand something ask for help in a professional manner.

School Electronic Device Policy Cell Phones, iPODS, Headphones and other Electronic Devices: These devices must be turned off and secured out of view unless being used for educational work under the direction of a teacher. Otherwise, they must remain secured (put away and out of view) and turned off. The school is not responsible for lost or stolen devices. Minimum Verbal corrections by staff to put the item away. Maximum Item will be confiscated and held by the administration for parent pickup. Referral for detention and/or other disciplinary consequences for repeat offenses. Ms. Lewiss Electronic Device Policy Class procedures for electronic devices:

Students are not permitted to have any personal technology out from the moment they walk in the room until they leave the room. The only exceptions will be headphones when classes are working on projects that require sound or if a student is having a difficult time getting files to move to our server and they need my help to do so. When asked to put electronic devices away, students are expected to follow the directions immediately. The school and teacher are not responsible for lost, stolen or damage to the electronic devices. Students are responsible for understanding the school and class policy for electronic devices and following the policy outside of this class (i.e. students may not take out their electronic device in other classes or the hallway).

Sigonella MHS Student Performance Goals: Goal 1: Evaluate All students will assess the reasonableness and quality of ideas across the curriculum. Goal 2: Synthesize All students will combine information or connect ideas to create new understandings, products, or solutions across the curriculum.

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Classroom Contract I agree to: Act responsibly at all times in the class. Follow all instructions, be they oral or in writing, given by my teacher. Perform only those activities assigned and approved by my teacher. Use the computers and equipment for only the activities directed in this classroom. If a student needs the equipment in the classroom for anything outside of the class they are in they must ask for permission before they begin. Not throw anything in the classroom. Leave all book bags outside of the classroom either in the hallway or in the lockers. Push chair in, throw away all garbage, put equipment away properly, and leave in an orderly manner. Sign out all equipment and get permission prior to using anything. Never enter the television studio area without permission from the teacher.

Disclaimer: The teacher reserves the right to add, delete, or changed any aspect of the above syllabus and procedures. Any changes will be explained to students and parents. I, [print students name] have read each of the statements in the Classroom Contract and understand these rules. I agree to abide by rules listed above and any additional written or verbal instructions provided by the school or my teacher. I understand that by not following these expectations, I will lose the privilege of using technology and will only do book work that will ensure I gain the knowledge but without using the equipment.

[Student Signature]


I acknowledge that I have discussed the above rules with my child/ward and that he/she has signed this contract in good faith.

[Parent/Sponsor Signature]


Please return to Ms. Lewis Please Print! Student Name: Parent/Sponsor Names: Who is the primary Contact? Phone Number: Cell Number: E-mail Address:

My main method of communication will be via e-mail. Please make sure I have an e-mail address that you check regularly. I promise to use the e-mail only for communicating the progress of your student in my class. If you do not have e-mail, please set up a time to meet with me to arrange another method of communication between us.

Please INITIAL the following items to indicate that you have read and understood the following items on the syllabus. Student Parents/Sponsor Syllabus Grading Scheme Assignment & Late Work Policy Classroom Contract (please sign and return) School and Class Electronic Device Policy Please print and sign below acknowledging you have read the syllabus and understand what is expected of students in this class. If you would like a copy of the syllabus for home, you will find it on the class website. Please make sure this copy goes to me to be signed and put in their notebook.

Parent/Sponsor Name (Print)

Student Name (Print)

Parent/Sponsor Signature


Student Signature