Media » Media


Media is a project-based class that allows students to creatively express themselves through digital graphics, print media, computer animation, and other newly emerging forms of digital media. Using industry standard tools and techniques, students will create innovative digital media projects for clients both inside and out of the school district. Students will also be given the ability to facilitate meetings, serve as team leaders, manage project timelines and produce professional products. In addition, students will also be expected to give presentations, as well as participate in class critiques and team meetings.


This course is based upon the development of a specific set of skills that would be required in the field of Media. Specific areas will be covered: 

  1. Animation
  2. Filmmaking
  3. Journalism
  4. Photography
  5. Advertising
  6. Broadcasting
Mark Twain D21 Testing

The test is 50 questions long, all multiple choice. Answers are recorded on a Scantron Form so please bring in #2 (or HB) pencils and good quality erasers.


Here are some of the specific types of questions we are incorporating into the test:

  • Reading Comprehension of a technical nature
  • Multi-step problem solving
  • Sequences & Patterns
  • Puzzles
  • Analysis of Charts and Graphs
  • Critical Thinking
  • Attention to minute details
  • Logical thinking (AND, OR, IF THEN, etc.)
  • Sequential thinking
  • Concept Maps / Outlines / Flowcharts
  • Engineering Design Process
  • Empirical questions (experiment vs. experience/observation)
  • Simulations/system modeling
  • Scientific theory
  • Comfort level with the internet and technology
  • Ability to see and think in 2D and 3D
  • Inherent ability to approximate/estimate
  • Basic online research skills
  • Basic arithmetic, geometry and early (they are in grade 5) algebra skills
  • Basic computer application skills
  • Awareness of social problems relating to technology
  • Comfort with the use of symbols