Curriculum:

Great Alternatives to Dreamweaver for the Classroom

February 20, 2018

This is a common question I get from teachers: When it comes to teaching web design, what is a good alternative to Dreamweaver? A few things to consider: Most professional web designers DO NOT use Dreamweaver. Teaching web design with Dreamweaver introduces an extra layer of complexity for no good reason. You have to teach…

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Coding Courses that Teach Real Code!

November 17, 2017
Posted in Courses, Curriculum

Writing snippets of JavaScript to move a character 2 steps to the left, doesn’t teach kids anything about programming … at best, it’s a cheap replacement for an xbox controller. … One teacher called me up recently, telling me how after the initial excitement student’s had moving characters around with code snippets, students fell into…

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Learning to Teach a Python Course

September 7, 2017

One of the first questions teachers ask us: ” … how long will the PD be, in terms of learning how to teach a code class?” Whether you are teaching Python, JavaScript or just a basic web design class, with the StudioWeb app and curriculum, the real truth of the matter is, it take practically…

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What Yale’s Socially Assistive Robots and StudioWeb have in Common

August 2, 2017

I was reading an article on Yale University’s research with socially assistive robotics, that help to teach kids. The main points I got out of the article: Robots learn and adapt to individual student need. Students are motivated when the learning process is turned into a game. A little competition is very motivating for many students….

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Complete Web Design Curriculum for 2018

July 26, 2017
Posted in Courses, Curriculum, News

StudioWeb first entered the classroom nearly 7 years ago! In that time, we’ve listened to teachers and students, as we continued to refine both the StudioWeb software, and course curriculum. Our current coding foundation courses: Beginners HTML Beginners CSS Beginners JavaScript Beginners Python Beginners PHP StudioWeb might be the most effective teaching tool today for…

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Open Ended Lesson Plans for Code Courses

March 3, 2017

The most effective lesson plans for coding classes are open ended. What we’ve discovered over the years, is that successful and easy to run coding classes, adopt an open ended structure, where students can learn at their own pace. … Trying to force students to learn coding in unison on a daily basis, is not…

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