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Week of May 22 - 26

Semester Finals

Write a letter to your favorite teachers.  You can chose a teacher (school, church, whatever) that you want to share some fun memories with.

Write as much (or as little) as you'd like.


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Week of May 15 - 19

Letter to Your Future Self

Write a letter to your favorite teachers.  You can chose a teacher (school, church, whatever) that you want to share some fun memories with.

Write as much (or as little) as you'd like.


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Week of May 8 - 12

Letter to Your Future Self

Write a letter to your future (graduating senior) self.  Take your time and reflect on your ambitions, goals, and/or what you want better for yourself.

These letters will not be shared to the class, it is personal to you.  My goal is to return these to you at the end of your senior year, so you can see how much you have grown!


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Week of May 01 - 05

STAAR and AP Testing

We will be moved to different classrooms this week.

Great time to catch up on assignments!

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Week of April 3 - 28

Music Video Project

Create a music video for either an existing song or create one for your own songs!

You can either provide your own vocals or just lip sync to the track.  It is not necessary to be in the video but you must create the video yourself!

This video MUST satisfy the following:

  • Must be school appropriate

  • No less than two minutes long

  • Include a title graphic

Production Timeline

  • Monday - April 03 - Research ideas and choose song for project

  • Thursday - April 06 - Finish script and storyboard

  • Monday - April 10 - Continue recording content

  • Thursday - April 13 - Continue recording and editing content

  • Monday - April 17 - Finish recording and editing content

  • Tuesday - April 18 - STAAR English I

  • Wednesday - April 19 - STAAR English II

  • Thursday - April 20 - Continue editing content

  • Tuesday - April 25 - Finish editing project

  • Wednesday - April 26 - STAAR Biology

  • Thursday - April 27 - STAAR US History

  • Friday - April 28 - Presentations!

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Week of March 20 - 31

Radio Commercials

You are to record, edit, and export two of each of the several types of radio commercials, SIX total submissions

  • Legal ID - 10 Seconds

  • Dry Spot - 10 Seconds

  • Wet Spots - 15 Seconds

Recording Audio

You can use the "Voice Memo" app on your phone, classroom cameras, or other devices to record your audio.

Editing Audio

You can use most video editing apps, Adobe Audition, or other apps suitable for multi-track editing

Projects due on March 31, 2023

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Week of March 13 - 17

Spring Break!

Use this time to spend with friends, family, and with those you care about.

Don't forget to catch up on missing school work though!!!

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Week of March 21 - 28

Claymation / Stopmotion Project

You have two weeks to plan, create, record, edit, and produce a video to be shown on March 28.

This project is to be at least 15 seconds long but unlimited on total length

  • March 21 - View previous projects and research ideas

  • March 22 - Finish storyboard and start recording scenes

  • March 24 - Finish recording and start editing video

  • March 27 - Finish editing and post final video to Canvas

  • March 28 - Presentations



Clay Man Fight

High School Drama 

Happy Playdoh

Playdoh Cats




Chair Race

Lego Food

Paper Project

Sad Candy

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Week of February 6 - 10

Media Impact on Society

For over a century, Mass Media has impacted the way most Americans live.  For this assignment, research each of the three categories and provide two examples for each category (six total)

  • How media has impacted the Fashion industry

  • How media has impacted the Entertainment industry

  • How media has impacted the Commerce sector

A Google Slide presentation may be the easiest way to display your research

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Week of January 23 - 27

TIME Magazine's Top Photos of 2022

Every year, TIME magazine publishes the top 100 photos of the previous year.  Most of the top photos of 2022 are about world politics, sports, and special events.

Choose a photo that resonates with you and write a full one-page article.  Detail what the content of the photo, the importance of the event, and how it made you feel when you saw it.

Link to article: Links to an external site. 

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Week of January 16 - 20

Chapter Five

This chapter is all about camera mounting equipment, camera movements, and robotic equipment!

View the notes slideshow below and write notes on each slide.  Upload your notes to the assignment in Canvas

**Exam is next week!!

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Week of January 9 - 13

A-Z  Photo Challenge

Using your phone, capture objects that resemble EACH of the 26 letters in the alphabet.   Be creative in how you represent these letters but be careful to not show "not school appropriate" items.

Ways to create and submit your A-Z project:

Google Slides

Google Photos

Google Doc

When complete, drop the shared link in the assignment submission area.

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Week of December 19 - Jan. 6

Christmas Break

Its Christmas, enjoy your time and sleep!

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Week of December 12 - 16

Semester Exam

This exam is 100 questions and covers:

  • Chapter Three

  • Chapter Four

Use your notes and check your answers, you get ONE attempt

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Week of December 5 - 9

Semester Exam Prep

This week, we will:​

  • Chapter Three Notes

  • Chapter Three Kahoot

  • Chapter Four Notes

  • Chapter Four Kahoot

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Week of December 5 - 9

ACE Creative Challenge: Year in Review

Using the provided template, create your own "Year in Review" 

Please do the following:

  • change colors

  • change fonts

  • add backgrounds

  • add graphics

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Week of December 5 - 9

ACE Creative Challenge: Creative Identity Project

Using Adobe Spark, alter the provided template to create a personalized infographic that displays graphical elements and the following information 

  • Name 

  • Hobbies 

  • Favorites 

  • Future Goals 

  • Any additional info 

Submit on Canvas when complete

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Week of November 14 - 18

Chapter Four Exam Prep

Complete the Chapter Four handout and play the Kahoot! to prepare for the Chapter Four exam later this week.

We will review the answers and play Kahoot! together in class

You may use your notes or the exam

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Week of November 14 - 18

Chapter Four Notes

This chapter is all about camera lenses.  You will learn about:

  • Types of Lenses

  • Iris

  • Aperture

  • F-Stop

  • Depth of Field

Review the chapter notes below and write notes on each slide to prepare yourself for the upcoming chapter exam

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Week of November 1 - 11

Intro into Video Editing

We will learn how to use Adobe Premiere Pro to edit and put together a newscast with the clips found in the link below.

You can watch the video link below to get a basic understanding of the tools and how to use them in future projects

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Week of October 24 - 28

Day in the Life video

Create a video montage that shows a day in the life of something or someone.  Most 'Day in the Life' projects on YouTube show the entire day, but we will start small and highlight sections of the day

Example: Day in the Life of a Trombone player

  • wake up early in the morning for band practice

  • shots from morning practice

  • 'selfie' video of you and instrument

  • crowd shots

We will spend some time learning how to edit video and presentations will be the week before Thanksgiving break+

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Week of October 17 - 21

Photo Montage

Collect ten photos that tell a collective story.

Example:  Football Game

  • Crowd reactions

  • Student Section

  • Band Section

  • Sports Medicine students

  • Football players

  • AV Students

  • Fan Section

  • Half-Time Show

  • Concessions

  • Anything else to add to the story

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Week of October 10 - 14

Chapter Three Unit

This chapter unit has four grades

  • Notes

  • Handout

  • Kahoot

  • Exam

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Week of October 3 - 7

Chapter Three - All About the Televison Camera

This chapter is about the television camera.  You will learn about these and more:

  • Aspect Ratio

  • White Balance

  • Resolution

  • Gain

  • Moiré Effect

Take notes from the chapter slideshow found below

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Week of September 26 - 30

Creating a professional-style resume

Create a professional-style resume that highlights your soon-to-be professional life!  Use the links below to start building and/or fine tuning your existing resume.

We will polish these throughout the week

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Week of September 19 - 23

Copyright, FCC, Ethics, and Compliance

It is important to understand copyright laws and what happens when people and/or companies don't play by the rules

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Week of September 12 - 16

Your Future Job

As we prepare for life after high school, it is important to start planning your potential career path!  

Create a Google Slides presentation with the following information

  • Type of job - brief summary of job

  • Possible positions to promote to - what is the end goal?

  • Average pay per hour or year

  • Position requirements

    • Education requirements

    • Certification requirements

    • Additional requirements

  • Additional Information - add any info that you want to share

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Week of September 05 - 09

History of AV Production

Read through and take notes on the information found on the "Timeline" button below.

Using your notes, complete the Kahoot and attach a screenshot/photo of your score to the Canvas assignment

Once completed, use Visme, Canva, Prezi, or a different resource to create your own timeline showing the many technological advances and the people who pioneered this industry. 

**Presentations will follow.

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Week of August 22 - 26

Flipgrid - Two Truths and a Lie

Record yourself telling the class two truths and one lie about yourself.

Example: My name is Mr. Yates, and I have surfed next to a shark, have two kids, and I have been skydiving more than once.

You can access this Flipgrid assignment using the link below!

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Week of August 22 - 26

About Me Presentation

Create a slideshow with the following slides

1. Intro - Name and Date

2. Background - Tell us about yourself

3. Friends - Who's your crew?!

4. Family - Your support

5. Hobbies - How you spend your spare time

6. Future Goals/Plans - Life after high school

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Week of August 22 - 26

Social/Behavior Contracts

Using the link found in the Canvas assignment, create your own rules for the classroom.

You may use as many bullet points as needed to provide choices, add at least one per group (four total per person)

**We will work as group to choose which submissions we like the best.


Teacher -> Student

Treat us with respect
Be lenient with deadlines
Believe in our vision

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Week of August 22 - 26

Safety at Home

Upload a drawing of your basic blueprint design (of where you live) and show your fire escape route. This can be drawn on paper or using the "paint" app on your computer.

You will need to list the following five elements on your escape plan: type of room, doors, windows, path of escape, and meeting place. Bonus points if you include a map legend!

Submit your assignment in Canvas when completed.

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Week of August 15 - 19

Intro to Canvas

Watch the video below to get acquainted with Canvas.  Once you have watched the full video, write three things you've learned in the Discussions area on Canvas

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