Digital Design

Braham Area High School

Digital Design

Instructor:  Mr. Ferrin

Syllabus



Email Address:  rferrin@braham.k12.mn.us



Course Description:

This course is designed to instruct students in Website construction and design. Students will learn HTML coding and then be introduced to popular Web design and graphics programs. The course will cover the usage of graphics, sound and video and discuss the appropriateness of multimedia on websites. Students will work on several small Web projects that will lead to a final multimedia project. The goal is to emphasize more than just the skills associated with individual programs, but the integration of several programs into designing effective and attractive Web sites.

In addition, the class will address social and theoretical implications of technology, such as the digital divide, cyberlaw, e-commerce, and Web content credibility and accessibility.

Upon completion of this course, students will possess:

  • an understanding of HTML and other Web design technologies

  • an understanding of the role of content management systems

  • a broad perspective on the interactive, multimedia, Web 2.0, and communication environments, including issues of diversity and inclusiveness

  • the ability to create Web sites that are functional and well designed

  • the ability to produce engaging multimedia to accompany site


Rules & Expectations:

  1. I will be prepared and in my assigned seat when the bell rings.

  2. I will respect others’ rights and their property through my words and actions

  3. I will take excellent care of the classroom equipment and furnishings

  4. I will use the computers for course appropriate activities

  5. I will come to class with a good attitude and put forth my best effort


Evaluation:

Tests, Quizzes, Projects, Assignments, and Participation

Grading Scale:

A 93-100 C 70-75

A- 90-92 C- 68-69

B+ 87-89 D+ 66-67

B 80-86 D 64-65

B- 78-79 D- 60-63

C+ 76-77

Coursework:

100% of the total points for this course are earned through assignments, projects, tests/quizzes, and participation.  Any assignment or project considered late may be turned in for half credit.  However, late tests or quizzes are not permitted.  Some circumstances may account for exceptions with prior approval from the instructor.



Correcting Irresponsible or Inappropriate Behaviors:

  1. Verbal reminder of the rule (move student if appropriate)

  2. Meet with instructor after class to discuss behavior

  3. Parent is contacted and student will create correction plan (during lunch or after school)

  4. Detention

  5. Failing Grade and Permanent removal from class

Note – Level of consequence may depend upon the severity of the disruption



Procedure and Routines:

Entering the Classroom

  1. Read daily overview/instructions on the board

  2. Listen for further instruction

Ending the Class Period:

  1. Chairs pushed in