BAYCAT Music Video Shoot Fall 2012 With Fego from the DJ Project


All Burton Academy of Information Technology students are inquisitive and collaborative learners who apply their skills to serve local and global communities and use technology to solve real-world problems. They are prepared for professional success and are critical consumers and producers of technology and media.

Burton Radio Station 2011-12

Academy of Information Technology Teacher Profiles

Mr. Chow is proud to be one of the lead teachers in the Academy of Information Technology. With a Bachelor Degree in English from UC Berkeley, Mr. Chow has taught at Burton for 15 years and is very excited about AOIT because it prepares students not only to be ready for college but also to be responsible and resourceful citizens of the information age. Even though he requires his students to use computers, cameras and other digital technology, he reminds them that the heart, the mind and infinite imagination are their greatest weapons.

Douglas Knight Singer was born and raised in the San Francisco East Bay and has been teaching at Burton since 2004. He received his B.A. from UCLA and his M.B.A. from the University of Oregon. He worked at DreamWorks SKG for six years doing motion picture distribution before joining Burton.


Information Technology Classes

Media & Production (10th)

Media & Production/ Web Design is the first year in a series of courses within the Academy of Information Technology. Because of the Internet’s increasing dominance as a source of information, entertainment, commerce, and education, AoIT students will begin with a solid foundation web principles, ethics and usage, and development. Students in Media & Production will explore the development of the World Wide Web and how it works, examine what makes successful websites, understand the importance of design and usability principles, and to design, build and launch websites for personal, commercial and community purposes.


Information Technology & Broadcasting (11th)

Information Science / Broadcasting provides a hands-on introduction to
digital video. The course guides students through all phases of digital video production, including pre-production and planning, executing and managing a video shoot, and editing and post-production techniques. Students explore methods of sharing and broadcasting digital videos, including multiple platform versions, CDs and DVDs, and web delivery. They also learn about the latest methods of publicizing a digital video, such as using online search engines to direct viewers to the production. Finally, students have a chance to discover the types of careers that exist in digital media and design today.


Special Projects (12th)

12th Grade Broadcasting Program Seniors in the AOIT program will apply their Academy skills and knowledge to take on social enterprise projects that not only benefit the Burton community but also provide opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the industry. In collaboration with Adobe Youth Voices, KALW, San Francisco Ed Fund, and BAYCAT, seniors will produce a regular broadcasting program for the school community.



AoIT - KRON - Spring 2011