Technology

DESKTOP PUBLISHING
Students will learn how to use a word processing program, including its functions and capabilities. Students will also create personalized greeting cards, posters, banners, cartoons, and much more. This course will improve student fluency in writing and reinforce a process approach to writing.

CREATE AND COLLABORATE
Are you tired of hunting and pecking your way around the computer keyboard? Do you have to ask someone every time you want to save, cut, or copy? If so, this is the class for you. Word Processing students will learn the basics of keyboarding and how to use the tool bar of word processing programs with speed and accuracy.

IPAD LEARNING
In the iPad Learning class students won't just watch, listen or read with the iPad, they will learn to create with it. Students will be exposed to various secure apps that will help them learn through and create multimedia presentations.

WEB 2.0
Students enrolled in Web 2.0 will learn how to create, collaborate on, publish and share projects using technology and websites. You will learn how to use various Web 2.0 tools to create digital posters, slideshows, and much more. Take a walk to the future and join in on 21st century learning.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP
Students will learn the “9 Key Ps” of digital citizenship. Passwords, Privacy, Personal Information, Property, Permissions, Protection, Professionalism, Personal Brand, Photographs

GONE GOOGLIN'
Students will learn to navigate the ins and outs of Google: docs, slides, sheets, forms, and photos, and Google Classroom.

3-D PRINTING
Students will learn the skills necessary to create their own 3-D designs using TinkerCad. Students will “print” their final designs.

PROBLEM SOLVING TECHNOLOGY
Students will develop critical thinking skills by using a variety of problem-solving games and apps.

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY
Students will develop skills in digital photography that include, taking photos, editing skills: enhance, rotate, crop, filter, adjust and retouch. Students will produce a digital photography slide presentation.

TECHNOLOGY ESSENTIALS
Students will learn or enhance their proficiency in the proper posture and ergonomics of typing. locating and using letters and number keys with correct left /right hand placement, locate and use correct finger/hand for spacebar, return/enter and shift key. Students will gain proficiency and speed. Students will also learn: Proper log-on log-off procedures including user names and passwords, Proper computer terminology: i.e. monitor, tool bar, How to access their GAFE accounts, How to use an input device to select an item and navigate the screen, How to use a word processing application to write, edit, print and save simple assignments.

HILLSIDE 3D-ERS
Students enrolled in this course will be utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software to create items that will be sold in the young entrepreneurs’ marketplace. 3D printing is a new wave technology that is becoming more popular in STEAM programs, the medical field, and entrepreneurships. If you have multiple interests across the subjects of science, technology, engineering, art, and math, this is a class for you! Your 3D printing skills and creativity will help fellow classmates in Young Entrepreneurs thrive in the creation of their business venture.

PHOTOJOURNALISM
Photographs can be used as forms of expression in which memories are shared and important events are documented. Photojournalists participating in this class will learn to photograph and write for different purposes. Projects for this class include personal photo essays, lessons in photo composition, use of the internet to explore words and works of famous photojournalists, creating books of poetry that include their own photographs or other photojournalism projects determined together with the teacher. They will also learn some basics of digital editing. Students have access to a point and shoot digital cameras, and iPads.

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