High School Computers Curriculum

Course Description:

This course is divided into two parts.  The first part is designed to focus on Adobe InDesign CS3, which will introduce students to the page layout and the toolbox of the InDesign program.  Starting with the program basics, student will build skills and confidence in navigating this application and using its key tools.  Students will be creating pages for the school yearbook.

The second part of the class will focus on Adobe Flash CS3.  It is designed to teach students how to design animations that could be used for advertising businesses or websites. Students will learn the fundamentals of Adobe Flash fast with a fluid workflow and best practices.  It is a task-based course, with students learning by doing.

Units:

  • Introduction to InDesign tools’ box and page setting.
  • Designing yearbook page.
  • Introduction to Flash tools’ box.
  • Creating Animations.
  • Working with Text.
  • Creating menu for websites.
  • Practicing Action script.
  • Final Project.

Skills and Understandings:

Students will develop skills in the areas of:

  • InDesign and Flash
  • Creating yearbook pages with images and text
  • Animating different objects, making menus for websites, and creating a website on Adobe Flash.

Students will understand:

  • How Adobe applications are related to multimedia.
  • How software is built on coding through learning of ActionScript on Flash.
  • How Animation works on websites

This course upholds the KAS mission statement by:

  • Enabling students to explore different technologies that can enrich their learning and strengthen their skills of being global citizens.
  • Allowing students to build a strong sense of personal commitment and dedication to their own learning.
  • Supporting student creativity by allowing them to be more productive.
  • Allowing students to develop a positive self-image through both individual and collaborative group work