Clear Falls H.S.
Tech. Apps. - Mr. M.E. Ruckstuhl - 2010 -2011
Digital Graphics & Animation
2008 - 2009 Digital Graphics Paint competition
Technology skills are an essential part of your education. Taking Technology courses at Clear Creek High School allows students to gain and improve upon the skills that will help make them more marketable and prepare them for life beyond high school. These skills are essential because we live in a technology driven society and the change in the business world requires employees to be productive and every job is heavily laden with computers. Businesses need productive employees and mastering the skills set forth in this courses, you will be able to efficiently use a computer and be a "value added" employee. Productive workers make more money and enjoy more stable and secure jobs.
Students are learning how to create web sites by studying HTML 4.0 programming using notepad and tools found on the internet. The focus of the current unit is applying the materials presented in class to create a 4 page entertainment website. Through this website, the following skills should be demonstrated.
- Understand the structure of a webpage.
- Use HTML tags
- Embed multimedia elements into your website (Movies, Music, Games, a database with forms).
- Enter and format text. The text should be formated so that it has a pleasing appearance and concisely convey your message.
- Use of structure, arrays and lists to present information.
- Select appropriate images to include in the web page. All pictures should have a purpose. You should be able to control the placement of the images and the flow of text around the picture.
- Appropriate use of flash elements, including buttons, roll over images and animations.
These objectives are not comprehensive. A rubric has been provided with the detailed break down of how the sites will be graded.
Noteable Student Projects
Digital Storytelling is the practice of using computer-based tools to tell stories. As with traditional storytelling, most digital stories focus on a specific topic and contain a particular point of view. However, as the name implies, digital stories usually contain some mixture of computer-based images, text, recorded audio narration, video clips and/or music. These assignments allow students the opportunity to practice conveying a very concise message through the use of music and pictures.These assignments were graded on how well the student was able to tell a story or define a story and provide solutions.
One of the culminating projects for our study of Photoshop that was covered during the first semester was designing and creating a Magazine Cover featuring the individual student. These magazine covers were designed to allow students to demonstrate their mastery of the design principles covered in class; Color theory, balance, white space, use of text, creating atractive banners using Photoshop, and a working knowledge of the concepts taught in class
Site created and maintained by:
M. E. Ruckstuhl
Technology Applications Instructor
Clear Creek High School