2014-2015 Multimedia Syllabus
Instructor: Cuez – (Cuezpallin)
Room: Multimedia Lab
What You’ll Need to Get Started:
(2) Pens & A multimedia journal for all your notes that will stay in class.
Enthusiasm, Participation and Patience!
About Multimedia Exploratory
Multimedia is your first Exploratory course at HTMMA. You will learn how to express yourself and communicate ideas through various media, such as digital video, digital photography, computer art, and design. You will gain valuable life skills and produce exciting, real-world projects. My goal is to see you grow in media skills and understanding of technology and how it can be used with purpose.
You will work on your own Mac computer. We have video and digital cameras to share as well as DSLR cameras and a GoPro. Remember, it’s a media lab, so no food, drink, or gum is allowed.
2015-2016 Multimedia Syllabus
Core Learning Competencies
My hope is that all students acquire a proficient level in these technology skills over the course of the year and understand the following content:
|Graphic Design Principles of DesignAdobe applicationsPhotoshop, Illustrator, In design Digital Photography Composition
Study famous Photographers
Elements of Art
Lighting and exposure
A. Basic Computing Skills
Saving and Naming Files
Using a Mac computer
B. Digital Citizenship
Digital Citizenship – Packet
4.Navigating the Internet
|Web App Creation Fundamentals of website and app creationMovie-Making Digital StorytellingPublic Service Announcement-PSA ProductionCinematography (camera angles/shots/techniques)
Principles of Editing
Principles of Animation
Students will participate in a variety of projects throughout the year:
-Multimedia Class Projects: Specifically designed to gain skills.
-Personal Explorations Projects (P.E.P.): On-going student-designed projects which are teacher-consulted and approved.
-Collaborative Projects: Multi-week, collaborative projects based on team.
2015-2016 Multimedia Syllabus
NUTS and Bolts:
Grades, Policies, and Expectations
Assessment-How will I be graded?
Projects: Friday Benchmarks and Final grades
PEP: Final grade
Performance Points: Weekly points for good communication, positive attitude, willingness to help others, and staying on task, and resourcefulness.
Projects will be graded regularly using a student/teacher generated rubric. Performance grade will be one point per day automatically unless noted reason to take away. PEP projects will be assessed on student/teacher generated criteria.
Grades will be updated in Powerschool roughly every two weeks.
Grade scale: 100-90 %= A, 89-80% = B, 79-70% = C, 69-0% is not passing.
When a “0” is entered in Powerschool, it indicates no credit, because the assignment was not turned in. Students have one week to turn in work for credit. After that, they must make up the assignment and turn in work for extra credit.
Late-Work and Absence Policy:
If a student is late or absent, he/she should send an email to a friend/teacher to inquire about homework or what was learned. Student has as many days as she/he was absent to turn in work. Example: If absent two days, student has two days to turn in missing assignments.
If a student turns in late work without prior arrangement with teacher, student can only receive half credit and will be encouraged to do a make-up assignment.
Classwork is turned into the appropriate period multimedia bin
Project files are turned in through “Google Classroom” and Final Projects are printed and mounted on the gallery walls.
Students will sign up for a schoology account as part of an extended online classroom program. More information coming soon at back to school night…
Classroom Behavior Expectations:
Students will create classroom norms together. Students will follow HTMMA expectations to “take a break” as needed. If students cannot respect these norms and expectations, a phone call home from myself, Zac Clarke, or Steve Elizondo will follow.
Office Hours: Cuez will be available from 4-5pm once a week (TBD)
Course Content Calendar *
|1||Aug. 27-Sept. 8th||Intro to Ethnography for MultimediaDigital Family Tree: Phase 1Finding your Greatness|
|2||Sept. 4-7||Digital Family Tree: Phase 2Digital Literacy/Pre-survey|
|3||Sept. 10-14||Finding your Greatness /Project Ends|
|4||Sept. 17-21||Intro to Graphic Design|
|5||Sept. 24-28||Graphic Design- Pre-production|
|6||Oct. 1- Oct. 5||Graphic Design-Production|
|9||10/22-10/26||Intro to Photography|
|10||Oct. 29-Nov.2||Photography Exploration/SLC week|
|11||11/5-11/9||Photography Exploration Ends|
|12||11/12-11/16||Intro to Digital Storytelling|
|19||1/7-1/11||Digital Portfolio/Blog Updates/ POL Prep|
|20||1/14-1/18||1/18 Last Day of Semester|
|21||1/21-1/25||End of Semester Reflections/Mid-year survey|
End of Semester: Jan. 18, 2014
|22||1/28-2/1||One Minute Movie Making Mayan Mathematics|
|23||2/4-2/8||One Minute Movie Making|
|26||Feb. 25-Mar.1||Documentary Post-Production|
|32||Apr. 2-6||Spring Break|
|35||4/22-4/26||6th grade camp|
|36||4/29-5/3||Social Media Campaign|
|37||5/6-5/10||Social Media Campaign|
|39||5/20-5/24||Digital Portfolio Presentation/Assessment|
|41||6/3-6/7||Multimedia End of year Survey/Reflections|
|42||6/10-6/14||POLs/Last week of school|
Last Day of School: Jun. 14, 2014
*Subject to change.
If you love media, there are several opportunities to go further and be a leader in the classroom and the school.
- Tech Rovers- student mentors; sign-up to help!
- Gallery Curator- Students who manage displaying work around school
- School Videographer-Opportunity for dedicated student to make films about our school/projects. These will be incorporated into the Broadcast club monthly exhibitions.
Fierce Wonderings and FAQ
Please email me if you have general questions about multimedia class.
Q: Do I need my own computer at home?
A. No. All work should be completed at school.
Q: Will you teach my child to type?
A: No. It is not a part of my curriculum, however, I encourage students to learn on their own if interested. See me for free online resources.
Q. Can I take a computer home?
Q. Can I take a camera home?
A. Yes. If you need a flip video or digital point and shoot camera and there is no one who can lend you one, you can use my camera checkout program (See me for details)
Q. Can I get a copy of Adobe Photoshop or other software from the school?
A. No. Our programs are licensed to use on school equipment only. Student discounts available online: www.academicsuperstore.com.
Keep in contact
Digital Portfolio: http://cuezmedia.com/dp
For all assignments, calendar info, and general information.