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Digital Graphic Design

Discover how to create and edit a variety of static raster images and vector images. Experience the production and modification of typography, logos, product packaging, digital pictures and creative designs using professional software packages including Adobe Photoshop ® and Illustrator ®.

Syllabus

Click the following link to download the Course Syllabus

Google_Classroom_LogoGoogle Classroom

This year, we will be using Google’s new classroom management tool Google Classroom to communicate, distribute, and collect assignments and resources.  You will need a join code in order to join this class.

  • Gold 4: h36injm
  • Blue 2: uq1bk0
  • Blue 3: pa97oce

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Lesson 3: Assessing Credibility

The internet is like the wild west. There are very few rules, and almost anything goes. In this lesson, we’ll learn some strategies to navigate such uncertain territory.

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How can you tell that the following website is not credible? http://goo.gl/cQrf50

Validating Sites

Visit the following pairs of sites and determine which is real and which is a spoof.

Use this form to mark your answers: http://goo.gl/WTFu7N

Exit Slip

Click here to complete today’s exit slip: http://goo.gl/hz9UZ1

Lesson 1: Search

Search is something we take for granted these days, but how does it work and how can we best utilize it?

Search Literacy

Google a Day Challenges

The quality of your search results is directly related to the quality of your search query.  The slide deck below offers challenges from the “Google A Day” challenge set, as well as informative slides to help you enhance your search literacy.

Search Stories

Search Quick Tips

Web Page Design

Functional webpage development is the focus of this course. Learning basic HTML, CSS, and how to utilize professional web development software will encourage students to design webpages and entire sites that contain captivating content. Functional layout design, and color selection is reviewed.

Syllabus

Click the following link to download the Course Syllabus

Google_Classroom_LogoGoogle Classroom

This year, we will be using Google’s new classroom management tool Google Classroom to communicate, distribute, and collect assignments and resources.  You will need a join code in order to join this class.

  • Join Code: pqixeyy

Textbook

For this course, we will primarily reference Shay Howe’s excellent (and free!!!) textbook: Learn to Code – HTML & CSS: Develop & Style Websites. Click the previous link, or the image in the sidebar, to access the textbook from any computer with internet access.

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Tech Essentials

This course is designed to help students sift through, think critically about, and synthesize the immense body of knowledge that is accessible via the internet using technology to enhance their process for lifelong learning. Emphasis will be placed on computing in the cloud to learn strategies in organization, communication, and collaboration. Special attention will be devoted to ethical, legal, moral, and safety issues related to technology as well.

Syllabus

Click the following link to download the Course Syllabus

Google_Classroom_LogoGoogle Classroom

This year, we will be using Google’s new classroom management tool Google Classroom to communicate, distribute, and collect assignments and resources.  You will need a join code in order to join this class.

  • Macfadden: Blue 3 – Join Code: jpk8ljo
  • Anderson: Blue 3 – Join Code: 6pgoj5

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Unit 1: Getting to know Photoshop

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Unit 1 – Research and Information Fluency

How can we best sift through, filter, and synthesize the vast quantity of information online?

Unit 1: Table of Contents

Essential Questions

  • How can I effectively search for content on the internet?
  • What is RSS and what does it mean for me?
  • How can I determine the credibility/validity of web-based resources?
  • How can I best utilize email for productivity?
  • How can I organize the vast amount of information that I encounter online and off?
  • How can I safeguard my online identity?

Terms

  • Spiders:
  • URL:
  • Parse:
  • Query:
  • Credible Domain Extensions:
  • Dead Link/Link Rot
  • Google as a Dictionary:
  • Google as a Calculator:
  • Google as a Unit Converter:
  • Reverse Image Search:
  • Ctrl + F:
  • Snipping Tool:
  • RSS:
  • RSS Aggregator:
  • Feedly:
  • Evernote:
  • Stack:
  • Notebook:
  • Note:
  • Evernote Tag:
  • Evernote Web Clipper: