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In the Animation module, students learn about the history of animation and the technology involved in creating computer-generated animations. Several skill-building activities may reveal creative talents, which could inspire students to pursue a plethora of careers in the field of animation.
Computer-aided design (CAD) teaches students about the role CAD plays in the creation of buildings, vehicles, appliances and industrial equipment. Students also use professional-level software to develop CAD skills, which they use to design furnished homes and hot rods. These activities also could lead to a discovery of talent and interest in pursuing architectural or engineering careers.
Through the Exploring Electricity module, students discover how electrical circuits are built and tested, and the scientific principles that explain how circuits and other components make electric devices operate. With an understanding of these inner workings and future possibilities, students may consider careers in electrical science, which also are presented during this module.
In the Electronic Music module, students explore the tools and techniques of creating electronic music and sound effects, and develop a basic knowledge of musical elements from rhythm to melody and harmony. They also develop skills and explore their creativity by producing sounds with highly advanced electronic equipment.
In the Engineering & Stress Analysis module, students observe how severe weather, excessive weight, and other forces affect the integrity of structures, such as bridges and buildings. Students apply scientific principles that establish strength and endurance in construction projects, and explore educational and career opportunities in engineering and construction.
The Computer Software Applications module demonstrates the many uses and advantages of computer software. Students gain experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, and graphics programs, and discover the importance of these programs for business. They also explore related careers.
The Computer Graphic Design module introduces students to the techniques and technology that help produce logos and their use in various communications media. Students explore their creative design potential, which may inspire them to pursue careers in the graphic design field.
With the new “Introduction to Technology” module, teachers orient students to the universal concepts of technology. After the entire class has completed the five orientation lessons, students are prepared to successfully complete modules that focus on particular technology fields.
The Exploring Mechanisms module introduces the scientific concepts and components that make machines work. Students also learn about careers in mechanical systems, construction, and manufacturing, where they can expand and apply the knowledge gained in this module.
The Radio Broadcasting module demonstrates the variety of knowledge and skills needed in this industry. Students produce radio programs and commercials using authentic equipment. They also learn about government regulations, the media industry, and career opportunities.

Residential Modeling
 
The 3-D Design & Construction Modeling module teaches basic construction techniques. Students learn how to read basic blueprints and construct various frame members, and they develop various construction-related skills, such as drawing, measuring and calculating. Team projects reinforce these abilities, as well as brainstorming and problem-solving skills.
In the Digital Video Editing module, students learn how videos are edited to create outtake-free presentations and how audio content is dubbed into videos. They also explore educational and career opportunities in the field of video editing.

  • A module report should be written and turned in after the module is completed and the posttest is taken.
  • The module report must include your pretest score, workbook score, workbook activit post test grades, Introduction, Module details, and topic coverage.
  • Module reports should be saved on your Network Drive S: in the MODERNTECH folder. A printed hardcopy needs to be submitted to Mr. LaMotte as well.
  • All reports should be saved as an HTML webpage, and have links to and from the index page in your electronic portfolio.