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HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

 

Computer Programming (HS Tech)

Computer Programming offers an introduction to computer science and programming basics. Scholars work through a series of projects using CS Discoveries on code.org that teach research strategies while exploring technology. The material emphasizes computational thinking and helps develop the ability to solve complex problems. It gives a foundation for the tools used in computer science. Classwork consists of daily programming exercises, longer coding assignments, quizzes, projects, and exams. Participation in group projects such as website design and graphics is required.

Broadcasting

Broadcasting teaches scholars the fundamentals of journalism and journalistic responsibility and applies those skills to navigate the modern media landscape for radio, television, and newscasts. This information is applied to creating news stories covering ASTEC schools and current events and subjects taught within the ASTEC curriculum. While creating these stories, scholars learn script writing, pre-production, lighting, camera operation, editing, sound, and shot composition. Scholars produce stories that encourage journalistic integrity and objectivity. Scholars examine the story of journalism in American history and assess the current changes in how modern audiences consume information.

Film/Digital Media

Film/Digital media explains the fundamentals of film production, including script writing, pre-production, storyboarding, lighting, camera operation, editing, and sound and scene composition. Scholars apply these skills to create their unique works. Scholars examine the moving image of their stories in history and assess its impact on culture, technology, and our daily lives. Scholars review and critique important films through various intellectual lenses and therefore develop the skills to read and analyze them as one would a novel, a poem, or a short story.

Desktop Publishing

Desktop Publishing explains the fundamentals of digital storytelling production, including script writing, pre-production, storyboarding, lighting, camera operation, editing, sound, and scene composition. Scholars apply these skills to create their unique works. Scholars examine the moving and auditory images of their stories in history and assess their impact on culture, technology, and our daily lives. Scholars review and critique important works of digital media and develop the skills to read and analyze them as one would a novel, a poem, or a short story.

Business Essentials

Business Computer Applications help scholars develop skills in intermediate and advanced word processing, spreadsheets, multimedia presentations, database management, and desktop publishing. Scholars work through projects using Applied Education Systems (AES) that teach business strategies while exploring technology. Scholars produce letters, reports, newsletters, brochures, flyers, notices, charts, graphs, and other materials beneficial for personal and business uses. Scholars will develop a thorough understanding of Google applications and experience presenting and speaking in front of the class. Business Essentials will also introduce the scholars to the business world and help prepare them for the economic roles of consumers, workers, and citizens in an ever-changing world.