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How To Make Use Of Weekly Design Meetings

How To Make Use Of Weekly Design Meetings

How do you keep a team engaged? How do you make sure the team gets up to date with everything that’s being released? How often do the team members talk to each other face to face? Do they have enough support to finish their tasks or to pursue their growth?

These are questions that popped in my head once a design team started to grow quickly in front of my eyes. As a team leader, I was faced with a new challenge: making sure there’s enough recurrence in my team’s communication to facilitate the team’s development. Enter the weekly design meetings. read more

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Homeschooling your Kids in Coding

Homeschooling your Kids in Coding

It is universally known that kids should learn to code for a variety of reasons:

Job opportunities (software development, robotics, Ai) Brain training Pathway to entrepreneurship

The problem many parents have, is that they themselves don't know how to code ... let alone teach it! StudioWeb solves that problem. The post Homeschooling your Kids in Coding appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from ####http://www.how-to-build-websites.com/feed####...

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Left-Handed Brush Lettering: How To Get Started

Left-Handed Brush Lettering: How To Get Started

Lettering1 and calligraphy2 are quickly becoming desired skills in a designer’s toolbox. Designers such as Marian Bantjes, Jessica Hische, Sean Wes and Martina Flor, just to name a few, have become not only an inspiration to the rest of us, but also a standard. Their work is not only client-based; they have become their own brand by providing products to their followers as well. Other designers have followed suit, and now it would seem that lettering and calligraphy are everywhere.

Thus, there is growing interest among designers and non-designers to learn. However, the majority of the resources and lessons available are for right-handed people. And when one finds a resource to get started with brush lettering for left-handed people, it might not be as comprehensive. As an educator, I have learned that one of the most challenging aspects for an aspiring left-hand letterer is to apply everything that a right-handed person is teaching. It is almost like doing mental gymnastics. read more

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Professional Development in Web Design

Professional Development in Web Design

It is well known that coding (which includes the web design coding languages) is now an essential subject for students of all ages. Many US states and countries around the world, are making code a core part of their curriculum. … The challenge many schools are facing though, is finding teachers to teach the coding … The post Professional Development in Web Design appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from ####http://www.how-to-build-websites.com/feed####...

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Web Design Curriculum for 2017-2018

Web Design Curriculum for 2017-2018

I started building websites in 1994 and started teaching web design in 2000. Since even the early 2000's (I won't even talk about the 1990's!) much has changed when it comes to building web sites! ... If you are teaching your students 'old-school' methods from that era (ex: XHTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop) that is akin to teaching them how to use typewriter. In fact, teaching old web design methods might even be worse than teaching students to use a typewriter, because students will have a harder time unlearning antiquated methods. The post Web Design Curriculum for 2017-2018 appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from ####http://www.how-to-build-websites.com/feed####...

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Why does Teaching Web Design with Open Ended Lesson Plans make sense?

Why does Teaching Web Design with Open Ended Lesson Plans make sense?

Over the last 6-7 yrs of working with schools to deliver an effective code curriculum, we’ve found that open ended lessons plans is the way to go. The following is from StudioWeb’s outline on why we choose flexible open ended lessons, over fixed lesson plans: Code Course Lesson Plans Our experience has taught us that … The post Why does Teaching Web Design with Open Ended Lesson Plans make sense? appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from ####http://www.how-to-build-websites.com/feed####...

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How 100,000 Students made our Coding Courses so much better.

How 100,000 Students made our Coding Courses so much better.

I created my first code course in 2003. About 7 years ago, I started working with schools to bring coding to the classroom. I discovered that teaching JavaScript and Python (among other languages,) to middle school and high school students, is a whole different animal than teaching adult learners! The best teacher: 100,000 students and … The post How 100,000 Students made our Coding Courses so much better. appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from ####http://www.how-to-build-websites.com/feed####...

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Need Help Teaching a Web Design Class?

Need Help Teaching a Web Design Class?

I’ve been teaching web design and coding through my courses and personal mentoring since 2003. Over the last 6 years, I’ve been working with schools and teachers, to refine the process of teaching code. This is all found in the StudioWeb app and curriculum where we teach: HTML5 CSS3 JavaScript Python SQL and databases … … The post Need Help Teaching a Web Design Class? appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from http://www.how-to-build-websites.com...

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Helping Teachers Teach Web Design

Helping Teachers Teach Web Design

StudioWeb has been refined over the last 6 years, as we listened carefully to teachers and students. As the founder, I knew that it was important for me to be on the frontline (if you will,) so I could hear first hand, what teachers and students were saying. I took the support calls and emails. Still today, I personally handle the support request because it helps me direct my developers to make StudioWeb even better. Teachers win because they deal with me directly, and StudioWeb benefits from direct feedback that’s been so valuable over the years. The post Helping Teachers Teach Web Design appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from http://www.how-to-build-websites.com...

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Python Course for High School and College Students

Python Course for High School and College Students

Our new course 'Powerful Python 3' will be out soon! This is a brand new course that teaches Python 3.6, and is aimed at total beginners to programming. It's a great course for first year computer science students and other learners. The post Python Course for High School and College Students appeared first on How to Build Websites. Article is shared from http://www.how-to-build-websites.com...

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