Classroom Activities for your Web Design Classroom

April 3, 2018

Hi! The following classroom activities have proven to very helpful in StudioWeb web design classes. These ideas come from our StudioWeb QuickStart Guide for teaching web design. #1. Note taking: StudioWeb’s video lessons make heavy use of pop-up note takers: have students take handwritten notes while watching the video lessons for improved retention. Teachers could…

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Setting up a coding environment for the classroom.

April 2, 2018

One of the hardest aspects of getting a coding classroom up and running, is just getting the software installed on the workstation. After considering a many options, we decided to go with the web coding languages, since all computers already have the software you need. To teach HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript, all you need is…

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Career Oriented Code Curriculum for Middle School and Up.

February 22, 2018
Posted in Courses, Curriculum

Schools are starting to realize that a code curriculum should be real-world focused.  That means students come away with both conceptual, and practical coding skills. Unfortunately, many courses/solutions offered today only offer conceptual learning. … There are no jobs in block based coding, or in using code snippets to move a character around a screen….

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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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StudioWeb 4 … coming soon!

February 20, 2018
Posted in News

Hi! Just a quick word about the soon to be released StudioWeb 4.0. This is an exciting release, because it is a total rewrite from scratch! The current StudioWeb 3 is bug free, and is working great in classrooms, but there comes a time when you have to start fresh. … Steve Jobs famously made…

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How to Teach Web Design

January 31, 2018
Posted in Teaching Code

In the video below, I go over my top 7 web design teaching tips for teachers. Here are the bullet points: 1. Use the spiral teaching method 2. Self paced learning is best 3. Encourage students to use online training resources 4. Web Design software is NOT important …. Watch the video to learn the…

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