Multimedia is an exciting and trending blended learning technology course in which students can learn to create fabulous multimedia presentations using advanced technology in photography, music and video. Students will create their own YouTube channels in which presentations will be published to the world! Various formats and platforms will be used and students will be savvy at creating multimedia presentations in both a Mac and Windows environment. Students will also use their 1:1 school assigned iPads to create presentations and integrate mobile technology into presentations on desktop computers. Students will also be involved in comprising impelling and informative videos for the district that will be published on the school web site as well as posting activities to the school facebook page similar to a video yearbook. Multimedia students also create the school wide digital newsletter The Knightly News and will start online digital portfolios that can be shown to college recruiters and scholarship committees. Digital citizenship and creating a digital footprint will be covered in class to be sure students are ready for the vast digital world in which they live. Extensive project based learning is used in the online environment and universal design for learning allows students multiple attempts on assessments. Tools in this curriculum includes Weebly, iMovie, Windows Movie Maker, FotoFusion, Moodle, Gmail, Google Drive/Docs, Dropbox, edmodo, socrative, quizlet, delicious, VoiceThread, paper.li, remind101, Garage Band, iPhoto, and much more. This is a FULL YEAR course and is worth 1 credit. Michigan Merit Curriculum requires an Online Learning Experience for graduation in the state of Michigan. This course will meet that requirement.
Personal Finance is a blended learning course which teaches important life skills for students to digitally manage and organize their financial endeavors. Creating and maintaining digital bank accounts as well as career planning and exploration will occur. Students will use Career Cruising to determine potential salaries and expenses involved with careers of interest. Students will create futuristic budgets and other real life based projects in order to prepare for financial success. Microsoft Excel in addition to Microsoft Word will be used along with multiple web 2.0 tools including Moodle, Socrative, edmodo, delicious, Quizlet, Google Drive/Dos, remind101, Timetoast and more. The district will be using Microsoft Office 2013 to expose students to the most up-to-date version of software used in the business world. An online curriculum will be followed from a company which studies the trends and latest knowledge needed to keep up in the business world. Michigan Merit Curriculum requires an Online Learning Experience for graduation in the state of Michigan. This course will meet that requirement.
What is Micro (Digital Technologies of the 21st Century or DT-21)
Microcomputers is an excellent blended learning technology course in which students learn important life skills using technology. Various new web tools are used to promote collaboration in the classroom and on the world wide web. which results in improved communication skills and a fostering of creativity. Digital citizenship and creating a digital footprint is covered in class to be sure students are ready for the vast digital world in which they live. Teaching students to use social networking safely and responsibly is a vital skill for success in life. Extensive project based learning is used in the online environment and universal design for learning allows students multiple attempts on assessments. Included in the curriculum will be a brief history of technology including how computers work, file management, Internet and e-mail use, iPad integration including mobile digital photography and movie making, the Windows operating system and Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Projects will include teaching students to use computers to manage their life financially as well as organizationally. Tools used in this course also include Moodle, Gmail, Google Drive/Docs, Google Calendars, edmodo, socrative, quizlet, delicious, voicethread, paper.li, remind101. This course will integrate student 1:1 school assigned iPads into the curriculum. Advanced Micro is highly recommended in order to get maximum potential from this course. This course is worth 1 credit if taken for both semesters. Although this course is not currently required, it is highly recommended to help students succeed in high school, college, the work force and life. Michigan Merit Curriculum requires an Online Learning Experience for graduation in the state of Michigan. This course will meet that requirement.
This exciting new course will take interested technology students to the next level. In addition to completing a stimulating quick set of lessons in an online curriculum of technology troubleshooting, integration and application models, students will be getting experience helping to run the onsite help desk and Knights coffee shop to answer questions regarding technology from other students and teachers. In addition, students will be facilitating with the iPad distribution and maintenance of our 1:1 district. They will also be instructing via screencast models on the school YouTube channel. Upon successful completion of this course, students will receive a recommendation for technology related scholarships and post-secondary technology degrees. This course is worth 1 credit per year (.5 credit per semester) and can be taken for 2 years. Michigan Merit Curriculum requires an Online Learning Experience for graduation in the state of Michigan. This course will meet that requirement. Prerequisites: 1 credit in DT-21/Micro and/or previous technology course with instructor approval
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