EC Digital Arts Media Academy

El Camino High School's Digital Arts Media Academy is a series of career technical education (CTE) classes that focus on digital media arts.  The program features graphic design (marketing and advertising through images that have been digitally produced and enhanced), and web design (production of online content aimed at selling or promoting products or services).

Grading policy:

Each assignment has clear expectations and a defined due date.  If the student does not turn in the assignment by that date, the highest possible grade that you could get on that assignment goes down one letter grade each business day.  If a student has excused absences for days that we worked on the project in class, they have that many days to make up the assignment with no penalty.

If you are missing an assignment and believe that you already completed it, it is your responsibility to contact me via email (aaron@grablegraphics.com) to get that fixed.

 Google Classroom:

Google-Classroom-Logo1Google classroom is a useful tool for organizing your classes, viewing your assignments, interacting with each other and the teacher and turning in your work digitally.  The district gives you unlimited space on their Google Drive but that goes away after your senior year.  At that time, you'll need to find a way to migrate your information to your own Google Drive if you want to keep it.

This is the process for working with Google Classroom:

  1. Make sure you're logged in to your school Google Drive.
  2. Click on the green Google Classroom icon above or click here
  3. Sign in, using your school email (your permanent ID plus "@oside.us")
  4. Your password is your eight-digit birthdate
  5. Sign up for classes using the codes I give you
  6. Use this portal to view, complete and turn in assignments

Note: If you don't plan on checking your district email (yourstudentid@oside.net), you should set it up so those emails forward to your personal account.  For more info on that, go to this link and follow the instructions on "how to forward all new emails".

Schedule for Web Design:

(year-to-date schedule here, district schedule here)

For the rest of March, we have block schedule nearly every day.  Please see this link for the calendar and plan accordingly.

3/18 (Periods 1/3/5): Per 3: talk about progress with clients, updating the project list, and your next site.  Remember, this site is going to be due, done and revised before Spring Break. If you don't have a client, remember, the best you can get is 80%.  Set goals.  Those without a client will participate in a cold-call tutorial.

3/19 (Periods 2/4/6): Per 2: talk about progress with clients, updating the project list, and your next site.  Remember, this site is going to be due, done and revised before Spring Break. If you don't have a client, remember, the best you can get is 80%.  Set goals.  Those without a client will participate in a cold-call tutorial.

3/20 (Normal Schedule): Independent work, quick review over WordPress theme home page.  Revisit t-shirt idea with the team.

3/21 (Periods 1/3/5):  Per 3: independent work, check in with groups about goals

3/22 (Periods 2/4/6):  Per 2: independent work, check in with groups about goals

Plan for the time leading up to Spring Break (Apr 8-12):
Mar 25-29: Current site is due, by Friday, for revisions.
Apr 1-5: Revisions due by Wednesday, Email out to clients due by Thursday, party Friday of everyone's sites are in

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Schedule for Graphic Design:

(year-to-date schedule here, district schedule here)

For the rest of March, we have block schedule nearly every day.  Please see this link for the calendar and plan accordingly.

3/18 (Periods 1/3/5): Per 5: Come up with a name for the brand, work on presentation

3/19 (Periods 2/4/6): Per 4 and 6: Come up with a name for the brand, work on presentation

3/20 (Normal Schedule): Independent work, I'll walk around and help as needed.

3/21 (Periods 1/3/5): Per 5: Presentation due by end of the first hour, practice with two other people.  Everyone could potentially present so be ready!

3/22 (Periods 2/4/6): Per 4 and 6: Presentation due by end of the first hour, practice with two other people.  Everyone could potentially present so be ready!

Plan for the time leading up to Spring Break (Apr 8-12):
Mar 25-29: Design due by Friday, will have revisions.
Apr 1-5: Revisions due by Wednesday, vote for best on Thursday and Friday

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