Title: Multimedia Careers
Students may be surprised that Computer Careers aren’t all found under “Computer” in the Occupation Handbook. Students will conduct guided research of careers related to Multimedia Design and/or Multimedia Publication course objectives. They will then focus on one career. The goal is to present the information to someone who isn’t familiar with the assignment, as if the student has picked a career and is defending his decision. They will create a presentation in free Google Docs to summarize information about the career, where to get training, accreditation, certification, and a job. This is a commerce and information technology lesson plan. This lesson should be taught near the end of the school year after students have had a taste of the various multimedia skills covered in the class. Students share the presentation and post a link to a Moodle database for easy access.
Standard(s): [IT] IT02 (9-12) 15: Determine career and entrepreneurial opportunities, responsibilities, and educational and credentialing requirements related to the multimedia publishing industry.
Title: Plath, Personification, and Figurative Language
This project based activity will use Sylvia Plath's poem, Mirror, to examine the use of personification and figurative language. The activity may also incorporate the use of technology to produce a multimedia project. This allows collaboration with the Business Tech/Multimedia Publication instructor.
Standard(s): [IT] IT02 (9-12) 6: Analyze images for visual, spatial, and functional differences.
Title: FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for Dummies Brochure
This lesson gives students the opportunity to take a hands-on approach to learning about FAFSA. Students will research and compile information and graphics to create a professional, tri-fold brochure containing information about FAFSA using a variety of software programs.
This lesson plan contains a financial aid component.
Authors: Mona Coan and Stefanie Weaver
Standard(s): [IT] IT02 (9-12) 5: Demonstrate effective writing skills in the development of multimedia publications.
Title: Warning! An Identity Theft Brochure
Create a brochure that warns young adults about Identity Theft and Phishing. This brochure is created from information from the FDIC website. This is a Commerce and Information Technology Lesson Plan.
Standard(s): [IT] IT02 (9-12) 7: Develop publication grids for effective page layout.