Introduction to Digital Media exposes students to the basic application of the theories, skills, and techniques used in digital storytelling and interactive media. Through a series of hands-on projects, students explore creative applications of interactive media through the integration of text, photographs, graphics, audio, and video. Emphasized skill focus include: basic web publication; proper social media usage including platforms such as Twitter and Instagram; basic digital photography, basic desktop and online publishing; Adobe InDesign and the Gibbons website. This course serves as a gateway to other media courses and allows students to prepare for entry into these courses. *See page 5 regarding PE Deferment for Rising 9th grade students.