We live in a world that is populated by digital media products. In this course, students will learn how to create an array of technological projects, in addition to learning the mechanics of different writing styles. In this integrated course, students will develop literacy skills and address essential questions about new media; students will focus on reading, viewing and critiquing for the message and checking the validity of a media source, such as digital news platforms, blogs, podcasts, images, literature and films. The composition component supports students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning and exploring media sources; for example, how does a narrator of a podcast communicate their message in strictly auditory means or how does film convey symbolism through visual means. Students will also learn real world skills of collaboration, critical thinking, designing, and writing to produce various media products, in addition to written texts.