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 (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 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".

Notes for this week:

Remember, the 31st is a "hard" deadline for your portfolio!  There is no flexibility when it comes to working on it after that date.  You're not going to have the opportunity to work on it the week after that, because we're going to be going through mock interviews.

Seniors!  Every event for the remainder of the year is mapped out on this document.

Schedule for Web Design:

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

6/3: Revisions.  Fill out this form when you're done, before you leave.  List of interviewees per day is here.

6/4: Interviews, part one.  Be ready!

6/5: Interviews, part two.  Be ready!

6/6: Interviews, part three.  Be ready!

6/7: I'm not going to be here, good day for studying

The remainder of the year:

Account balances here
Final client of the year (for a grade) should be finished before 5/24
Create an end-of-the-year portfolio that wraps in your knowledge of WordPress.org (individual), due 5/31
Select a nonprofit for our donation by 5/31
Go through a mock interview week of 6/3
End of year party (catered) on 6/3

Week of 5/27: Finish up site, learn how to write up a resumé, prepare for interview
Week of 6/3: Interview with panel, revise if needed

Resources:


Schedule for Graphic Design:

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

6/3: Revisions.  Fill out this form when you're done, before you leave.  List of interviewees per day is here.

6/4: Interviews, part one.  Be ready!

6/5: Interviews, part two.  Be ready!

6/6: Interviews, part three.  Be ready!

6/7: I'm not going to be here, good day for studying

The remainder of the year:

Create an end-of-the-year portfolio that wraps in your knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator, due 5/31
Go through a mock interview week of 6/3
End of year party (potluck, only packaged foods) on 6/7

Click to view larger

Resources: