February 16, 2017
Updates to StudioWeb for fall 2017:
- StudioWeb 2 will be retired this year, and all new classrooms will be deployed to the StudioWeb 3.
- We are renaming (and updating) Beginners HTML to HTML5 since it is much more than a beginners course.
- We are releasing a NEW Python course.
- We are now providing a grading rubric for the projects – usable even for teacher who don’t know code.
- We are adding to the HTML5 course projects, including lessons from teachers who have used SW in classrooms.
- Student time tracking will be back this year.
- We are providing a new Teacher’s QuickStart Guide that includes classroom activities (note taking, paired coding, peer-to-peer tutoring etc), the new grading rubric, and other useful things to jump start a teacher.
About the quizzing
HTML5 has 57 lessons and just under 4hrs of video. There are 309 quiz questions, 73 of which are code challenges.
Questions in chapter 1 and 2 of HTML5 are designed to be very easy, to encourage students. Chapter 3 and forward, questions increasingly become much more challenging as the course progresses
As a teacher out of Chicago told me recently, the most important thing is that in the end, the students know how to write code and build websites. I can guarantee you that by the end, students having done the HTML5 course will be able to build sites using the following tags:
– tables, tr, td, th, tbody, thead, tfoot
– meta (name, charset)
This is quote a from a middle school teacher who started using StudioWeb this past year:
Look what you have inspired!!!!
We have been doing Studio Web for less than a week. Some of my students have gone rogue on me and started creating stuff on their own!!!! I especially liked that this student references studioweb on his page!!! Thought you would get a kick out of it!
Have a great weekend!!!!
- websites and webapps
- browser game development
- server side coding with projects like Node.js and Express.js.
- mobile app development using middleware frameworks like Adobe PhoneGap:
StudioWeb’s courses are based on my book
I wrote a book last year to help me organize for the new StudioWeb courses. You can find it on amazon and in book stores across north america and Europe:
If some teachers prefer reading, they can get up to speed this way. Though it is not required.