Technology Electives

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Studying Multimedia & Technology 

The Multimedia Program at Del Oro embraces the convergence technology, design, innovation, art, entertainment, and entrepreneurship. Multimedia students will learn and practice design thinking as they use building blocks like videos, images, motion graphics, text, programming, music and voice to create various projects.  



Technology Teacher Pages

Frosh Tech/Tech Core

Frosh Tech – Students will master the foundation standards by which computer software technologies are utilized in the Placer Union High School District as well as in colleges and careers. Students will learn computer basics (hardware/software), industry standard core applications (Google Mail, Drive, Sheets, Slides, Docs), Adobe CS6 (i.e. Photoshop, Premiere), and various web-based applications (aka: Web 2.0). Students will be guided according to California State Career and Technical Education (CTE) Standards (see www.cde.ca.gov) through thematic project-based lessons.

Tech Core – This is a required 9 week freshman technology class. The class switches with Frosh Tech. The course gives the student an introduction to technology/engineering related fields. Major projects include board drafting, computer 3D drafting, a technology speech, robotics, and building a catapult. Students will also research careers 
that reflect interests, pathways and post secondary options.

Programming

This course is designed to give students a realistic introduction to programming.  Students will be able to design, write, and debug a high level program using the Visual Basic programming language.  Emphasis is on structured design, object orientation, Graphical user interface design, and event-driven applications. Good code practices such as commenting, indentation and meaningful variable names are also stressed.

Del Oro Tech Services (D.O.T.S.)

D.O.T.S. is a student–run technology organization that provides technical services to DOHS staff and students. Students provide assistance in the areas of technical support, website design and management, as well as training staff on basic and advanced use of hardware and software. 

Video Production
(Sierra College Course- AAD79)

*Open to Grades: 10-12
*Approved for A-G Credit
*(3) units of Credit via Sierra College
*Prerequisite: NONE (1st Level course in pathway) 

The course provides students with a basic understanding of the technology behind video as an information medium and some of the ways in which it is created to achieve its desired effect on an audience. Students are given instruction on equipment/ software operation and ongoing guidance as class projects progress. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate production skills and techniques allowing them to produce video for a variety of audiences. Example projects include producing a PSA, music video, and a movie trailer.




Introduction to 
Video Production & Broadcasting

*Open to Grades: 9-12
*Approved for A-G Credit
*Prerequisite: NONE (1st Level course in pathway) 

The course is introduction to the Video Production pathway. This course provides students with a basic understanding of the technology behind video as an information medium and some of the ways in which it is created to achieve its desired effect on an audience. Students are given instruction on equipment/ software operation and ongoing guidance as class projects progress. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate production skills and techniques allowing them to produce video for a variety of audiences. Example projects include producing a PSA, music video, and a movie trailer.












Advanced Video Production

*Open to Grades: 10-12
*Approved for A-G Credit
*Prerequisite: Video Production 

This advanced course provides students with a higher-level understanding of the software, equipment, and techniques of video production. Students will take their shooting and editing to the next level. Students will be introduced to Adobe After Effects, video journalism, and the professional production workflow. Example projects include recutting a film, news story, and a special FX film.
Example Syllabus-Advanced Video Production


Broadcasting lII-lV

*Open to Grades: 10-12
*Approved for A-G Credit
*Prerequisite: Advanced Video Production 

Students will learn and practice the basics of video broadcasting. In addition to producing the daily live news show students will film and live stream a variety of home sporting events and other 
campus events. Daily tasks can involve being an anchor, running the video switcher, operating the teleprompter, or controlling the soundboard. Each week students create short videos that highlight events that happen at school or in the community. Work created here will be posted and updated on deloronews.com and the Del Oro News YouTube channel.