When is it appropriate for students to learn how to web pages?
:: I now realize this should be in the "Web Design Forum" but I don't see how to move it ::
I had a board member cast a shot across the bow by sending an email saying, "We don't use technology. Our students don't even know how to make a website." :mad::confused:
This board member's 'real life' job is websites. However, we are also a laptop school with a focus on technology.
Now, I read the email and thought about it for a moment. Then realized what a load of cow dung the statement was.
Unless you can incorporate it into a class of 'Digital Publishing' where you can compare desktop publishing, online publishing; talk about audience, color schemes, graphic design etc. Whats the point? I don't see any point in teaching a bunch of 13 year olds that in order to make a web page they need to separate structure from design using HTML and CSS. I'm just going to end up with a bunch of poorly coded web pages full of <FONT> tags. Black with purple writing and more animated GIF's then I can shake a stick at. When are 99% of them actually going to use it?
What do your schools do? How/why does it incorporate web design? I know this is a curriculum question but my responsibilities include technology incorporation.
I have moved the thread to the web development forum as you wanted
Geoff - EduGeek Forum Moderator