Media Classes



    Digital Communications

    Students in our Digital Communications class work to expand their technology skills with a focus on three primary concepts:

  • ●  Developing research skills to properly acquire and cite materials found online

  • ●  Gaining familiarity with a variety of online and desktop apps to digitally present learned


  • ●  Utilizing multiple resources to add creativity and understanding to one's presentation

During the year, students create projects in the areas of multimedia, digital print publications, photo editing, graphic illustration, and video production. The following are some of the applications they use:

Multimedia: Keynote/PowerPoint, Google Slides,,, & Scratch Animation (

Publications: Adobe InDesign, Apple Pages, LucidPress, Google Docs, & Google Sites Photo Editing and Graphic Illustration: Adobe Photoshop,, & Adobe Illustrator Video Production: iMovie,, LumaFusion app for iPads, & Final Cut Pro X.



Graphic Communications/Yearbook

Graphic Communications/Yearbook is a project based class in which students produce the WMS’s yearbook. Throughout the year, students develop skills in the following Adobe CC applications: Indesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Additionally, students will learn about elements of creative photography to enhance the visual content of our yearbook.

Along with the production of the yearbook, students also contribute to our student magazine, The Bulldog Bark. Adhering to essential journalism principles, they write informative and engaging articles for our school wide community. Students utilize their knowledge of layout design to increase the visual impact of the magazine.

Lastly, students develop designer/client relationships with teachers to create visually impactful posters for classroom display. An emphasis is placed upon communication between parties. In process samples/drafts are shared electronically for back and forth comments and modification approval.



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