Grade: 9, 10, 11, 12
   Level: College Prep 1

This hands-on, one-semester course has been designed to help students develop the technology skills that are needed to succeed in today’s ever-changing world. Students will learn how to use the Internet as a communication and research tool. The course will use several popular technologies such as PC-Windows, iPad, Google Apps, and Open Office. Using these technologies, a variety of applications will be used including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. In addition, students will learn to use G-Mail and the Cloud. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• be familiar with various technologies (PCs, iPads, Google Apps, Open Office)
• appropriately use the Internet as a resource
• understand how to use an email application
• create correctly formatted word processing documents and spreadsheets
• produce multimedia presentations
• construct a variety of desktop publications
• retrieve and store data on the Cloud

    Grade: 10, 11, 12
    Credits: 2
    Level:  College Prep 1

Using Adobe PhotoShop, students will explore the potential of the computer as a visual arts tool. Students will integrate this software to create original computer art, graphic designs, slide shows, and multi-media presentations. This course includes digital photography. Digital cameras and state-of-the-art computers and software are available to students. This course will link traditional black and white photography, color photography, and digital image making. Students will get a chance to design their own projects and activities that lead to the development of a digital portfolio, presented each quarter.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to use Adobe Photoshop to:

  • create original computer art
  • effectively use graphic tools
  • understand the concepts of basic digital photography
  • produce a digital portfolio