Mac Lab Equipped, Software Installed, Resources Readied

Installed hardware:
25 new iMacs, Promethean Board and projector, MacPro server, MacBook Pro, 5 Canon Rebel XSI with Sigma 200 lenses, 5 Canon FS10 digital video cameras, tripods, monopods, Pelican cases, SD readers, and an m-audio keyboard.

Installed Software:
Adobe Master Suite CS3(CS4 arrives n November, 2008): InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Contribute, After Effects, Adobe Premiere Pro, Soundbooth etc.

Apple: iMovie, iDVD, GarageBand, Quicktime, iTunes, iPhoto, PhotoBooth etc.

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

Online Services:
STJ Google Docs
STJ iBlogs built from Wordpres Multi-User
STJ Forums built from PunBB
STJ Gallery built from Menalto’s Gallery2
Adobe lesson plans
Student ePortfolios in Acrobat PDFs
Exemplars by Adobe Students

Next? I’ll be meeting with students, individually and small groups to set up Introductory level Student Learning Guides for at least three of the following courses:

Students will be keeping a “Learning (b)Log” to chronicle new learning in ComTech. The blog will also be evaluated for credit towards Information Highway 2 INF2200. Students must have at least one credit in Keyboarding (minimum goal of 30 WPM) before attempting the remaining courses.