Teaching Animation To 2nd Grade

On Wednesday, March 11, 2020, several Advanced Technologies Academy students traveled to Hudson Elementary School to teach animation to the 2nd grade. Our students had a full day of teaching three classes from 9:00am to 2:00pm. The goal was to teach the 2nd grade the basics of animation. The method of instruction was to showContinue reading “Teaching Animation To 2nd Grade”

Adobe Illustrator Snail Project

One of the first Adobe Illustrator projects is the Snail Project. It is one of my favorite projects because the students begin with a tutorial on how to draw a snail in Adobe Illustrator. Then, the students add their own personality to the snail. These were completed by the freshman class in the DME-110 IntroductionContinue reading “Adobe Illustrator Snail Project”

SkillsUSA Leadership Meeting and Cookout

On Tuesday, March 10, 2020 the Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy’s SkillsUSA members had a leadership meeting and cookout after school. Rachael Robinson, a former CASA student and currently a SkillsUSA employee, led the team-building activities. She did an excellent job and the students really enjoyed it. Lots of yelling and laughter could be heard comingContinue reading “SkillsUSA Leadership Meeting and Cookout”

SkillsUSA Regional Rally 2020

On Monday, February 24, 2020 several Advanced Technologies Academy students participated in the SkillsUSA Regional Rally. The rally was held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, NC. There were 565 students present competing in 91 different competitions. SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.  SkillsUSA improvesContinue reading “SkillsUSA Regional Rally 2020”

Mobile App Prototypes

In the DME-120 Introduction to Multimedia Applications class, students created mobile app prototypes using Adobe XD. This is a vector-based software for designing and prototyping user experiences for web and mobile apps. Students can create static designs and turn them into interactive prototypes that simulates the flow of an app. The students focused on theContinue reading “Mobile App Prototypes”