Welcome to Media2!

back-to-school-cat-1Welcome to the Media2! In this class, we will explore a range of digital art techniques, including digital photography, digital illustration and digital painting, graphic design, video, and animation.

Today we will go over the course criteria sheet, look at some of the projects we will create this year, set up our Media2 folders in Google Drive, publish our first blog post, and play an icebreaker game to get to know our classmates. By the end of this class you should:

  • Create a Media2 folder in your school Google Drive account and share it with Ms. Lawson (2013045@rcsd121.org)
  • Publish your first blog post
  • Play the icebreaker game

Make sure you bring back your signed course criteria sheet and walking field trip permission slip next class so we can begin shooting video outside!

Part1: Overview of Media2 Projects

Here are some examples of the types of projects we will create in this class.
Which projects are you most excited by?

Part2: Creating a Shared Media Folder in Google Drive

  1. Log into your school Gmail account. (Username: student # @rcsd121.org; Password: same password you use to log into the school computers.)
  2. Click on the squares in the top right corner of the screen and select Drive
  3. Click on “New” on the top left side of the screen and then “Folder” from the drop down menu to create a new folder
  4. Name your folder “LastName_FirstInitial_Media2”
  5. Right click on the folder and select “Share.”
  6. Share the folder with me and make sure you give me permission to add items.

Need help? Please follow the following process:

  1. Check the blog
  2. Ask two classmates
  3. Still stuck? Raise your hand and Ms. Lawson will help you as soon as she is available.

Part3: Publishing our first blog post

Log into the WordPress account you used last year, and publish a blog post with the following:

  • A picture you took during today’s class (you may use either your cell phone or a class camera)
  • The answers to the following questions:
    • Name/Nickname (what you prefer to be called):
    • Preferred Pronouns:
    • Write about an artwork you made that you are proud of. If possible, include a photo of it in this blog post.
    • Why are you taking Media2?
    • What types of projects are you most looking forward to?
    • What (if anything) do you anticipate needing extra help with:

You must complete and publish this blog post in order to receive participation points for today.

Part4: Icebreaker Game

At the start of second period, we will play the icebreaker game. I have purposefully split up friends to encourage you to get to know the rest of your classmates. Please gather with the following groups:

  • Group 1: Danny, Omarion, Avery, Dax, Aquan
  • Group 2: Colin, Jamila, Shaborn, Rae’iona
  • Group 3: Seth, Hsa, Jaden, Passion
  • Group 4: Viviam, Raul, Carleton, Sylena, Eh Tha

Today we will:

  • Go over the Course Criteria Sheet
  • Preview projects we will work on this year
  • Create a shared Media2 folder in your school Google Drive account
  • Publish your first blog post
  • Play the icebreaker game