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DIGITAL MEDIA COURSE INFORMATION
The Digital Media courses provide students with two half-semester options that follow the ENGL 1101 and 1105 CCP courses. The first semester following ENGL 1101 features multimodal storytelling, including podcasting and video storytelling. The semester after ENGL 1105 offers students a basic video game-making opportunity or video documentary, using small-group, reverse-design project strategies.
Other projects include the development of digital escape room puzzles for subject-specific classroom application and experimentation with new apps for academic and entertainment purposes. All projects will be posted to individual student websites and the high school website.
Digital Media I
Google Classroom will be the source for all assignments this semester, but be sure to check out the top of this page for various new announcements. Due dates are posted for the assignments on Classroom as well.
The major projects for Digital Media I will be: create a Wix website, record a two-three week podcast, do a photo essay, create a video introduction of your website, a Pecha Kucha, and a screencast, among others.
Digital Media II
For Digital Media II, the major projects include using the skills from DM I to identify a cause and use technology skills to create infographics, create a series of podcasts, and discover ways to improve the circumstances of those affected by whatever issue you have identified. We will also do 20 percent projects, create a curated collection of resources with annotations for the media center, do a digital story, a 2-minute explainer video, a digital escape room for the Digital I students, and others as time allows.
College Prep English III
As we close out the last nine weeks, be thinking about your ACT score and whether or not you want to work in some tutoring before the end of the school year.
I am available both during the school day and one or two days a week after school, Monday-Wednesday only. While I'm pretty flexible, I do require a couple of day's notice.
The final quarter of the year will focus on speeches, both analysis and presentation. The first speech we analyze is Jim Valvano's 1993 ESPY award speech and the second is Steve Jobs's 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.
Students will become familiar with rhetorical techniques used in speeches and choose those that best fit their topics and styles. The final exam will be their speech presentation on the stage in front of an audience.
ACT & WRITING
Plans & New Information
National Honor Society
NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY
May 14, 2021 @ 9:o0 am: Seniors Only
May 14, 2021 @ 10:00 am: Junior Induction
Minford High School Gym
National Honor Society Induction of junior members will be held Friday, May 14, at 10:00 am in the high school gym. We will also hold a recognition ceremony for senior members at 9:00 am the same day. Information regarding arrangements for social distancing and the number of people we will be allowed to have in attendance will be posted here and on the school's website in April. Our hope is that we will be able to host all family members, but we will have to follow the rules and guidelines from the state health department.
Below you will find the organization's handbook that includes detailed information on the four pillars of the society.
I am pleased to announce that last year's president of National Honor Society, Even Wheeler, will be our speaker for both ceremonies.
What You Need to Know - Now
New Media Trends for 2020 & Beyond
tools of the trade
Your group will decide on a product to sell online and create a commercial that will appeal to the target consumer. Before your group decides on a product, read the attached article linked below.
“It’s not about you. It’s about your audience, and if they’re not listening, it’s your fault, not theirs.”