As we begin planning for the new 2020-21 school year there are a lot of unknowns about how covid-19 will affect learning. Some of you are trying to decide between at-home learning and in person classes. Here are some things to consider if you are taking my Computer Graphics or Media Arts courses:
- The course is designed for Adobe Creative Cloud. The school District pays for the license, which you will have access to at home.
- The software we use includes Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, and Premiere.
- If you want to be able to learn and use this software you will need a computer that can handle them. After Effects is the most demanding (click for system requirements). However, the classroom computers have Intel Core i3-6100 CPU @ 3.70 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 64-bit operating system, Windows 10, monitor resolution is 1920x1080. They can handle the work load, though they run a bit slow.
- After Effects also runs ok on an i3-233 @ 2.20 GHz, 6 GB RAM, 64-bit operating sysem, Windows 7, with a 1366x768 monitor. Again, it is a little slow, but does what we need it to do.
- Adobe software won't work on a Chromebook
- If your hardware won't run the software, there will be alternative applications for completing the assignments.
Welcome to my website. The information on this page will not change very often during the school year because we use Canvas for most communications.
Tutoring Schdeule Fall 2020:
- Tutoring will be on your asynchronous days during your class period.
Late work and grades:
- Students' grades are in Skyward not Canvas.
- A "late" in Canvas does not mean the assignment is graded as late.
- Students have two days after the due date to finish an assignment, but they will not have time in class to finish it.
- If a student earns less than a 70 on an assignment they can raise their grade to a 70. The amount of time given to do this depends on the nature of the assignment, and the student needs to ask me.