Working From Home, Graphic Design Tools

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the DME-115 Graphic Design Tools students and I began working from home. The conversion to an Online class has provided many challenges and technical difficulties. Each challenge we have had was definitely a learning opportunity for us. But, I don’t want to focus on that right now. I want toContinue reading “Working From Home, Graphic Design Tools”

Working From Home, Digital Animation

On Monday, March 23, 2020, the DME-130 Digital Animation students and I began working from home. The conversion to an Online class has provided many challenges and technical difficulties. Each challenge we have had was definitely a learning opportunity for us. But, I don’t want to focus on that right now. I want to highlightContinue reading “Working From Home, Digital Animation”

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”

The Photo Letters Project

The DME-110 Introduction to Digital Media students completed the Photo Letters Project this week. This is one of my favorite projects because I get to learn a little bit more about my students. The students begin the project by searching the Web to find photos that represent who they are. Then, they use Adobe PhotoshopContinue reading “The Photo Letters Project”

I Am… Poems on the Radio

The Advanced Technology Academy just finished a collaborative project with Mrs. Robinson’s American History classes. Each American History student wrote a poem about a famous person in American history. Once the students’ poems were finalized with Mrs. Robinson, the students came to the Advanced Technologies Academy to record their reading of the poems. Bradley andContinue reading “I Am… Poems on the Radio”

New Promotional Videos

Students in the Graphic Design Tools class submitted their final cuts for the new CASA promotional videos today. The students worked in groups to create the videos. One group produced a video tailored towards parents and one group produced a video tailored towards students interested in the Caldwell Applied Sciences Academy. The groups delivered theirContinue reading “New Promotional Videos”

Holiday Postcards For Our Service Members

In honor of Veterans Day, the sophomore Digital Media students, along with several students from the junior class, created holiday postcards for our service members. The students used graphic design techniques they have been learning in class to create their own unique design. The students used Adobe Photoshop (painting software) or Adobe Illustrator (drawing software)Continue reading “Holiday Postcards For Our Service Members”

The Illustrator Snails Are Back!

Students, in the DME-115 Graphic Design Tools class, have recently completed the Adobe Illustrator Snail project. I have kept this project around for a few years now because it has become one of my favorites. The students learn how to use the different tools in Adobe Illustrator as they follow a tutorial to draw theContinue reading “The Illustrator Snails Are Back!”

What’s Super About Public Schools?

This week the students in the Digital Media course submitted their entries for the North Carolina School Boards Association (NCSBA) video competition. The competition asks for a 45-60 second video answering the question, “What’s Super About Public Schools?” High schools from all over North Carolina will be entering the competition. The videos will be judgedContinue reading “What’s Super About Public Schools?”