EC Digital Arts Media Academy

El Camino High School's Digital Arts Media Academy is a series of career technical education (CTE) classes that focuses on digital media arts.  The program features graphic design (marketing and advertising through images that have been digitally produced and enhanced), web design (production of online content aimed at selling or promoting products or services) and 3d design and animation (3-dimensional objects, stationary or animated, used to communicate an idea).

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)

25Design: paid both
Lucia: paid both
Coscuna: paid first
ECWF: paid both (second by check)
Proto Planning: withdrew
Oside Kulture: paid both

Lucia: finish up products
Coscuna: done, awaiting revisions
Proto Planning: withdrew, see email

Link to final folder here, link to business assignments here.

5/28: No School.  Time to remember those who fought and died for your freedom!

5/29: Periods 2, 4, 6: No class.  Take this time to work on your site to get ahead.  Remember, it HAS to be done by the end of the day on 6/1!

5/30: Periods 1, 3, 5: This block is going to be spend with me walking around and working with you one on one with finishing up your site.  If it's not good enough, it doesn't get published.  If you don't make the deadline, it still needs to get done!

5/31: Periods 2, 4, 6:

6/1: Periods 1, 3, 5: Presentations to clients, continue with schedule similar to 5/30

Resources:


Schedule for Graphic Design:

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

5/28: No School.  Time to remember those who fought and died for your freedom!

5/29: Periods 2, 4, 6:  Edit portfolio.  Progress check went well last week, as you can see by your grades.  The main point I wanted to make was the need to professionally present this by Friday.  I'm going to show you how to set up something in Photoshop the first hour and something in Illustrator the second hour.

5/30: Periods 1, 3, 5: Progress check did not go well last week, as you can see by your grades.  You're not showing me what you've learned, you're just sort of whipping something together to get it done.  The main point I wanted to make was the need to professionally present this by Friday.  I'm going to show you how to set up something in Photoshop the first hour and something in Illustrator the second hour.

5/31: Periods 2, 4, 6:  Assignment should be finished by the end of this period, though the final due date is going to be 6/1.  Get this in today and you don't have to worry about it tomorrow!  Last-minute tutorials and I'll be walking around giving you tips on how to make your design eye-catching and professional.  See assignment sheet for details on what is expected.

6/1: Periods 1, 3, 5:  Assignment should be finished by the end of this period.  Last-minute tutorials and I'll be walking around giving you tips on how to make your design eye-catching and professional.  See assignment sheet for details on what is expected.

Resources:


Schedule for 3D Design and Animation:

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

Suggest tutorials here.

5/28: No School.  Time to remember those who fought and died for your freedom!

5/29: Periods 2, 4, 6:  Last-minute adjustments.  Game should be pretty much done.  If you're still actively working on creating your levels, players and coding, you're behind and need to either work on it at home or simplify.  I'm sorry, but the due date is not flexible.

5/30: Periods 1, 3, 5: No Class

5/31: Periods 2, 4, 6: Game is due, fully operational and without errors, by the end of the day tomorrow.  Check assignment sheet on how it is to be turned in.

6/1: Periods 1, 3, 5:  No Class

Resources: