EC Digital Arts Media Academy

Welcome to El Camino High School online!  I know it's strange not going back to school in person, but we have all the resources in place to successfully do this virtually.  Depend on each other, your teachers, and your counselors to help you get through this year and you can't go wrong!

Here's the plan:

  1. Check your email frequently.  Go to gmail.com and make sure you're logged in as a student.
  2. Check Google Classroom.  Go to classroom.google.com, signed in as a student, and watch for upcoming assignments.
  3. Check our class schedule on this page.  I'll update this weekly (and even daily, if needed) with links and resources.
  4. Check our YouTube channel for past meetings and tutorials.

Do you need a Chromebook? Go to the library between 9am-12pm.  If you need technical assistance, call 760-966-4444, 7:30am-4pm.

Do you need internet?  Call 855-846-8376 for free access and equipment.

As of right now, we're planning on being closed "indefinitely".  This means that unless the situation changes dramatically, we'll be out for weeks or months to come.

When we do return (we have to get into the "red" tier first), we'll be following this schedule.


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 (10%) 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 simply don't hand in an assignment, that "red spot" shows up on your grade report.  If you do make up an assignment, that red spot goes away but you are subject to the score depreciation mentioned in the previous paragraph.

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 as well as 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 gave you on Aeries or in your email
  6. Use this portal to view, complete and turn in assignments

Note: If you don't plan on checking your district email (yourstudentid@oside.us), 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".

Your animation for this week:

Schedule for Graphic Design:

Important!  To help boost up your grades a little, I'm going to start accepting Photoshop tutorials for extra credit.  To complete a tutorial, you must clear it through me first by sending me an email with this information:

  1. The internet address to the tutorial
  2. A short description of why you chose this tutorial
  3. A short explanation of what you hope to learn from it
  4. A proposed date that you'll be finished with it

With tutorials, there is no late work.  The date you give me is the date it's due.  I'll let you know what your score on the finished product is and the score you earn will be spread out among your other assignments to bring as many as I can up to 10/10.

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

1/18:  MLK day, no school

1/19 or 1/20: Continue working on Penguin tutorial, creating the flippers and eyes.

1/21 or 1/22: Finish up flippers and feet

Resources:


Schedule for Web Design:

Important!  To help boost up your grades a little, I'm going to start accepting Photoshop or HTML/CSS tutorials for extra credit.  To complete a tutorial, you must clear it through me first by sending me an email with this information:

  1. The internet address to the tutorial
  2. A short description of why you chose this tutorial
  3. A short explanation of what you hope to learn from it
  4. A proposed date that you'll be finished with it

With tutorials, there is no late work.  The date you give me is the date it's due.  I'll let you know what your score on the finished product is and the score you earn will be spread out among your other assignments to bring as many as I can up to 10/10.

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

1/18:  MLK day, no school

1/19 or 1/20: Vote on mission statements, start talking about our business "canvas" (see video).  Start working on the canvas as groups (make a copy and put your group's number on it), due end of day next Wednesday.

1/21 or 1/22: Start working on customer segments, then go to value propositions, channels, customer relationships, revenue streams, key resources, key activities, key partners, and finally cost structure.  See video here.

Canvas for per 2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Canvas for per 5: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Resources:

  • Assignment folder here.
  • W3Schools: excellent source of information about HTML and CSS here.