"Multimedia and the Internet"
Marcellus High School Multimedia & the Internet Course Description Students in this one-semester class will learn to create digital images, animations, videos and sound for use on the web and in multimedia presentations. Software programs such as Paint Shop Pro and Photoshop will be used. The Internet, scanners, digital cameras, and electronic references such as encyclopedias, atlases, and other CD collections will be valuable sources of information. Students will learn to create and present multimedia presentations to communicate information and ideas effectively to a variety of audiences. Students will learn the tools, language, and culture of the Internet. They will learn to find information efficiently using a variety of search engines. They will also develop the ability to evaluate sites and information on the Internet. Prerequisite: Computer Applications I Modules of Instruction Internet History & Review Creation Purpose Governing bodies—INTERNIC Internet Usage Browsers Email Search engines Newsgroups Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) Web hosting & publishing Security Legal issues/copyright laws Powerpoint Presentations Planning & designing informative & persuasive presentations Storyboarding a project "Harvesting" information Internet CD’s Scanner Digital cameras Recording sounds Digitizing video Creating the presentations o using text effectively o navigation buttons vs. functional buttons o transitions, effects, & artwork o using templates, wizards & backgrounds Using a bibliography or reference card to cite sources Assessing & evaluating projects Paint Shop Pro Creating Images image sizes & types using the basic tools opening, saving, & printing files drawing tools & techniques painting tools & techniques Editing Images using the selection tools editing the selections using color effectively creating text effects Working with Deformations rotating using the perspective, shear, & distort options Working with Advanced Tools working with layers using masks for precision using channels working with vector tools using & creating picture tubes applying filters adding special effects Advanced Tasks retouching images coloring & color correction compositing Preparing Graphics for the Web working with file formats previewing graphics in web browsers understanding dithering understanding anti-aliasing creating buttons & seamless tiles Animation animation concepts building an animation using transitions creating text effects using layers & masks Photoshop The Work Area using the toolbox using the status bar using palettes using context menus viewing the image Getting images into Photoshop bitmap images vs. vector graphics image size & resolution scanning images creating new images importing images Choosing a color mode Using the Select Tools Editing & Retouching correcting mistakes duplicating images using rulers, the measure tool, guides & grids moving, copying, & pasting transforming objects in two dimensions transforming objects in three dimensions using the rubber stamp tool & pattern stamp tool Painting using the painting tools using the paint bucket using the brush pallet using the gradient tool filling & stroking choosing foreground & background colors Using Layers using the palette creating a layered legend moving & aligning layers managing layered images editing layers Using Type creating type setting type attributes Using Filters previewing & applying filters choosing filters to enhance an image Saving & Exporting Files gif vs. jpeg creating a background transparency Optimizing Images for the Web Animation using the animation palette working with layers viewing an animation