Rhodes Technology Program Course Outline
The students in the Rhodes Technology Program follow a technology curriculum that consists of a path described below. Upon successful completion of Advanced Video Production and Advanced Web Design, students will receive one high school elective credit per course that will satisfy their technology and elective High School requirements.
Below is a link to student projects by past Rhodes Technology Students. It has been established that web publishing student e-portfolios encourages the reluctant writer, strengthens their self-confidence, rewards interest and promotes a positive attitude toward learning, creating and is a unique way for them to demonstrate their knowledge and skill.
Rhodes Middle School Student's E- Portfolio
This course is designed to expose students to emerging and traditional technologies. Formal keyboarding skills will be integrated with basic office programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point. These programs will be used to format and enhance projects which will be used throughout the student's academic career.
This course teaches students the process of using the computer and specific types of software to combine text and graphics to produce documents such as newsletters, brochures, books and other publications.
This course develops proficiencies in designing, importing, and manipulating text, graphics, audio, video and animation used in presentation management, multimedia production, publishing systems, and emerging technologies. Students will build their own multimedia portfolio while learning design tools and techniques using Adobe Suite: which inlcudes, Illustrator, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, Flash and Fireworks.
Advanced Video Production
This course focuses on performing an ever-lasting variety of tasks from writing scripts, shooting video, and editing footage. Students learn about the operation of video equipment and the roles of a production crew.
Advanced Web Design
This course provides instruction to the development and impact of telecommunications and web design. The course explores the use of the Internet, operational and technical aspects of the network, and telecommunication systems. Skills are develped in accessing, navigating, and applying on-line services. Students will develop skills in designing, creating, edition and installing.
Yearbook and Newsletter
This course provides instruction to the teach the students how to design and publish newsletters and yearbooks. They will become knowledgeable in the entire process of producing an actual published yearbook and newsletter that will distributed to parents, students and faculty.