May 27, 2017
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 …
May 19, 2017
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.
April 27, 2017
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 …
March 23, 2017
I finally got around to getting this video of me on television, talking about the importance of students learning to code. It comes down to two big reasons:
1. A huge number of high paying jobs in programming and coding.
2. Brain training: learning to code is like pushups for the mind!
Watch my interview to learn more:
If you want to learn more about learning or teaching code, check out StudioWeb.com
March 7, 2017
March 1, 2017
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.
February 28, 2017
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.
February 17, 2017
I’ve been developing websites and apps since the 1990’s, and been teaching code and producing code courses since 2003. One very important element of an effective code training curriculum, is having the students write actual code. When it comes to understanding the concepts of code, it cannot be overstated how important writing actual code is. …
February 16, 2017
My father was a teacher for most of his career, and he taught me that courses had to be first and foremost, fun and engaging. He taught several trades, and so used a lot of physical demonstrations to keep students interested. In his welding class, he would have students create a weld, and then have …
February 6, 2017
I am happy to announce that we will be releasing a new course for schools: Powerful Python 3. Part of our collection of coding courses, designed specially for classroom learning.