August 7-11, 2017

posted Aug 3, 2017, 3:44 PM by Mr Becker   [ updated Aug 10, 2017, 4:25 AM ]


Welcome to Foundations of Engineering for the 2017- 2018 school year!

This is the first class in the Engineering Pathway, and as such, is designed to give you a broad view of the Design Process and the different ways engineering impacts your daily life.

Check out the State syllabus for this course here: Foundations of Engineering and Technology

Bookmark this page, this is the place to find your assignments and updates weekly!

This first week, we will be concentrating on getting your Google account set up and familiarizing yourself with the different apps your will be using during this class.  

Google Apps exercise

We will also be learning about you, and you just might learn something about yourself!

One of the cool things about CDAT is that your classes in this Academy work together.  Here in Engineering, we support you by getting you in front of a computer and actually using software that will help you get the job done!!

We will start with some Adobe Photoshop CC.  This will help you with creating basic graphics that you might need for projects, papers, websites, and more.  We'll just learn the basics for now,

Start with the section "Learning Essentials" then, if time allows,  you can do the "Getting Started" tutorial

Download the folder "Graphic Designs Basics" to use as your media for the tutorials.

Learning Essentials tutorials

Getting Started tutorials

AUGUST 10th-18th, 2017

For the rest of this week, and  next week, we will be getting familiar with Adobe Premiere video editing software.

When you come in to class, your first order of business is to download this folder to your computer, You might want to download the files to your thumb drive also, so you can take it with you.

S:\LanierHS_528\Student Work\Shared\CTE\BECKER\Adobe Premiere Pro

This may take about 5 minutes or so.  

When everyone has it downloaded, I will walk you through instructions on how to properly set up the folder where your media will reside.

After that, you will follow the tutorials on this page  How to edit videos with Premiere Pro

When you finish the tutorials, you will export a video of your creation using the VIMEO 720 settings to your DELIVERABLES folder.  

You will be graded on completing the tutorials and exporting a proper video sequence.