Sunday, July 7, 2013

Class Rules & Expectations Web Design & Development Minuteman High School Lexington,Ma

When entering the computer lab:
  • All books and backpacks must be put away in the appropriate place.
  • Students will enter in a quiet and calm manner.
  • Never bring food or drinks into the computer lab.
  • Chewing GUM is strictly forbidden!!
  • Attendance is mandatory.
  • Please ask for help when needed.
  • Respect others and their work.
  • Save your work consistently.
  • Please ask to go to the bathroom.
  • No pushing or shoving ever.

  Students may not touch any computer equipment without permission.
  1.  Students may not manipulate the equipment in such a way that might cause
  2.  damage such as unplugging or plugging equipment cords, turning switches on or off to the computer monitors, or printers, or mistreating the equipment in any way.
  3. Students will be respectful of equipment and other students at all times.
  4. Disrupting class is a selfish act and will not be tolerated.
  5. Students will only use their own computer.
  6. Students will not use unauthorized passwords, disclose confidential passwords, or enter or try to enter any unauthorized areas of the computer.
  7. Only one student at one time may go up to a printer to retrieve their newly printed paper
  8. A student will not cause another student to lose work, time, or data.

I understand that I make decisions that affect my actions. I make choices and am responsible for my own behavior.  I also understand that if I do not abide by the rules in the computer lab, I may lose some or all of my computer privileges and there might be other disciplinary actions.

Minuteman High School Lexington,Ma Web Design & Development Module 1

Module 1: The Modern Web Development & Design

1.1: Idea & Web Concept Development

1. Do you have a good idea for a website?
A. What websites do you use and why?

B. What makes the websites you like engaging?

2. What makes it a good idea?
            A. Is it original?
B. Is it useful?
C. Are you a knowledge or content area/expert?
3. How will you organize this idea?
A. Will you use Flow charts or user centered design strategies?

B. Will you use web based organizing tools?

C. What is the importance of wire framing your information?

D. Draw it out on paper? What are the considerations for a prototype?

E. Can you present the idea clearly? (A Prezi or Powerpoint)             

F. What code languages will you need learn:

Basic Website Code Template:



Difference Between Classes & ID’s

Fonts/Typography For The Web

4. When thinking about your website what considerations are important to the design (the look and feel) of your website?
A. Navigation: How will users move around your website? (HTML/CSS/ JavaScript)

B. Colors/Schemes and Themes: What colors will you use? (Color scheme Generator)
Color Sheme Generator

C. Layout Ideas (organization of content): Where will things go in the layout?(Wire framing and Prototyping)

D. Fluid or Fixed Layout-How will your site adjust to different browsers and views?(pixels or percentages, resolution, style sheets, media queries, Fixed & Relative Position)

E. Resolutions of Images & Graphics: What sizes will you need to make graphics and pictures on you web pages? (Photoshop, resizing images, html/css, web graphics, design concepts, colors)

F. Integration of Multimedia (video, animation, scrolling text etc.): How will you integrate these and how will they work?(HTML5,Javascript,Embedding)

G. How will you engage the user in a world in which there are so many distractions on the web? (Multimedia, Browser Support)

H. How will your site be seen by mobile users? How does this influence your planning (responsive design, Mobile Design)?

Media Queries

I. What considerations should be made for Search Engine Optimization(SEO)?

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Technology Presentations / 101 Websites to Energize Your Classroom - StumbleUpon

how do you improve a technology integration culture

Promote the sharing of best practices install features

making the rules and best practices for Sharing
set a goal for teachers are integrating technology at a higher level at least one of their lessons

models and tools at a higher level

provide teachers with realistic ways to assess their  progress

what gets measured gets done

develop a culture of sharing  and professional development

Tips for beginning a higher level of tech integration in the classroom

1.find a teacher to model after
2.organize key lessons-handouts onto an online space
3.develop an online identity
4.consider personalized or flipped models
5.have a web space-page,blog
6.attend tech pd /conferences

Tech terminology to know
-flipped classroom