Course Description/Overview/Welcome Statement
MultiMedia is a term class that flips with keyboarding.
While in MultiMedia, students will be focusing on flipbook & hyperlinking stories in PowerPoint & digital comic book creation using Pixton
- (Creativity and Innovation) Students demonstrate creative thinking, construct knowledge, and develop innovative products and processes using technology.
- Demonstrate understanding of basic uses and processes of computers
- Accurately identify and use the monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
- (Communication and Collaboration) Students will use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and contribute to the learning of others.
- Determine the meaning of common computer terminology
- Understand computer performance and features
- (Research and Information Fluency) Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
- Analyze and use the Internet and the World Wide Web
- Understand communication on the Internet
- (Digital Citizenship) Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues relating to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.
- Understand and demonstrate knowledge of common features and commands
- Demonstrate knowledge of Word Processing
- Demonstrate knowledge of Spreadsheets
- Demonstrate knowledge of Presentation Programs
- Demonstrate knowledge of Databases
- (Technology Operations and Concepts) Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
- Demonstrate knowledge of computer security and privacy
- Understand how to protect computers and data.
- Understand how to protect home computers from security threats
- Understand how to keep a computer secure and updated.
- Understand and demonstrate computer ethics.
- Students will research and understand digital lifestyles topics.
- Define and analyze the modern digital experience.
- Understand and use digital audio.
- Understand and use digital video.
- Understand and use digital photography.
- Understand digital technology and career opportunities.
- (Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making) Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources through an integrated project with a General Education Class.
- Students will use any or all of the following in a project to be presented to the Digital Literacy teacher and a cross-curricular teacher: document processing, spreadsheet, electronic, presentation.
Assessment of Progress
The class is project based. Each assignment is like a mini project.
- Worksheets and supplemental materials will be provided on Canvas. These are available at any time.
- Students will be working on the school computers (not their Chromebooks), but everything that they do in class can be done on their Chromebooks
- Attendance is taken daily. In order for the student to be marked as on time in class, they must be in their seat, logged into the computer with their needed materials before the bell rings. Students walking into the classroom or wandering the classroom will be marked as tardy.
- Students are expected to work on their items during class time. There is very little “homework” in this course.
- If a student does not finish their work during that class period or would like extra time, they may complete it at home.
- Students are expected to be respectful to their fellow classmates, teachers, guest presenters, etc. Foul language, in any language, will not be tolerated and will be referred to administration for disciplinary action.
- If students finish work and there is time remaining in class, students are welcome to read, complete homework for another class, complete missing assignment for this class, practice their typing, participate in coding activities, participate in math practice games, or play 2 different simulation games that are located on their computers. Students are not permitted to play random games online.
Calendar of Due Dates for Major Assignments
Progress Reports and Report Cards
This class uses the district supplied grading scale:
A: 100% – 93% C: 76% – 73%
A-: 92% – 90% C-: 72% – 70%
B+:89% – 87% D+: 69% – 67%
B:86% – 83% B D: 66% – 63%
B-: 82% – 80% B- D-: 62% – 60%
C+:79% – 77% I: 59% and under
Grades are updated daily by 5pm for this course.
Connecting Home to School
If a parent or students needs to contact the teacher of this course, please use e-mail. E-mails are answered during normal teaching hours (7:30am-3:30pm) Monday-Friday.
Any e-mail sent on the weekend will be answered the following business day.
Personal Statement and other items (optional)
- Personal electronic devices (cell phones, electronic readers, etc) are NOT permitted during school hours (7:30am-3:30pm). Any student seen with their electronic device out during school hours will have it confiscated and turned into the office by the time the office closes for the day. Students will need to pick up their confiscated electronic devices from the main office.
- Due dates can change. Keep track of your assignments by looking at Canvas