Technology for the Capstone Multimedia Project

The school year 2016-17 marks the second year that the Capstone Project has been assigned to eighth graders at St. Philip the Apostle school. There are a total of 4 phases in which the 8th graders built upon their accumulation of research skills and tool-using knowledge over this year. This last phase, the Multimedia Project, incorporates student-produced digital and physical forms of expression about students’ topics. This last phase gives 8th graders the opportunity to visually display their passion for academia and conclude their research on their respective topics.

Overall, the 8th grade students are very supported in their work. To allow the 8th graders to pursue their last multimedia phase, St. Philip has incorporated an abundant variety of technology into Capstone curriculum. The school has added a professional art scanner and even a state-of-the-art 3D printer to the Learning Commons. There is a Nikon d750, four Sony Handy Cameras, Snowball Ice Microphones, and Podcast Equipment available for use when students want to produce films or podcasts. Also available are the brand-new drawing chromebooks, three Personal Computers available for all 8th graders to book and use, Macbooks, polished drawing iPad Pros with Apple Pens, and 3 top-of-the-line Wacom Intuos Professional drawing tablets.

In addition to these drawing instruments, students can pick from a selection of over 30 photo editing, illustration creating, and digital painting programs such as Adobe Illustration, Photoshop CC, Adobe Indesign, and many more to bring their ideas to life. The audiovisual room is always available for filming down in the Learning Commons. Lastly, of course our dedicated official Capstone head Ms. Natalie, Mr. Yniguez, Principal Ramirez, religion teacher Mrs. Bello, Primary Learning Center leader Ms. Malissa, language arts teacher Ms. O’Toole, science teacher Ms. France, and social studies teacher Mr. W are always available to advise and propel all students to success.

Truly at St. Philip’s, students’ academic pursuits are only limited by the expanse of their imagination.


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