Three computer classes are offered at La Reina High School at present:
The Academic Computer Skills Class
is meant to give our students a background in computing. The course includes modules on hardware, software, computer history and terminology, internet safety and privacy, ethical computing use, copyright and fair use practices, and presentation skills. Students communicate and present ideas using available software applications such as Microsoft’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint programs, and Adobe’s InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop software applications.
Multimedia Presentation Skills: Video
The video class uses Flip cameras and still photography to create short films such as:
• an SAT word video
• a “how to” video
• an advertisement for local charity or school activity
• a public service announcement
• a documentary
• a highlight film for school or community club/team/activity
• a music video
• a news segment or feature for school video announcements
• a submission to a local, national, or international video competition
Multimedia Presentation Skills: Web Design
The Web Design class uses Adobe Dreamweaver software to incorporate graphic design principles, usability concerns, and graphic components produced from Adobe’s InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Fireworks, and Flash programs. The students learn HTML and CSS in order to customize their sample web sites.