Welcome to Mrs. Kirby's website.
    Name: Cindi Kirby
    Computer Graphics
    Media Arts Science               
    Phone: 972-747-3308
    Planning: 3rd period

    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. 
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    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.