August 14, 2016
Hi! This blog post is for educators. The following outlines the units found in my StudioWeb web design and development curriculum. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Stefan Unit 1 – HTML5: Preamble: HTML5 is arguably the most important coding language given how widely used it is. HTML5 is the …
August 14, 2016
I was recently emailed from a dad wanting to get his 10 and 13 year old kids interested in coding. There are so many choices out there in terms of languages and for a non-nerd, it is hard to choose.
Having been teaching code since 2003, I suggest strongly that the languages of web design are the best choices. Here is my response to the father:
I am a big advocate of HTML5 since it is visual, easy to learn and is the basis of all websites, web apps and is a popular choice for creating mobile apps for iOS and Android. Students get excited when they see they are building actual websites.
At the risk of being a shameless self promoter, StudioWeb provides that pathway with fun interactive training. We have family licenses that gives you the full classroom experience, where you have your own classroom, complete with teacher’s monitoring, auto grading and projects that you can assign your kids. Very easy to use but a powerful training environment that will teach your kids real-world coding skills that they can use to express any ideas they may have.
If you are interested in learning or teaching code, check out StudioWeb.com
June 28, 2016
Hi! One of the main goals with StudioWeb, was to create a platform that allowed teachers who don’t know how to code, to easily be able to teach code without much prep, and without much (if any) PD. … We succeeded! Read more: Teaching Code Easily
June 9, 2016
May 18, 2016
Fun, entertaining courses go a long way to motivating students. But when they actually see their first web page come to life, you see engagement go off to charts! That’s why we teach web development from start to finish with Studioweb, because nothing motivates a student like being able to create real projects with their …
April 14, 2016
To get the best outcomes with students (and yourself!), here are my top 3 code teaching tips:
1- Write real code, not ‘lego’ code.
2- Use real coding tools, not code simulators.
3- Build real projects from start to finish.
1. Write real code, not ‘lego’ code
A funny thing happens when students write real code: they start to learn not only how to code, but they learn the concepts behind the code. What I’ve seen over the years is that trying to hide the code from students with block based code teaching tools slows the learning process.
You have to write code to learn to code.
February 27, 2016
Studioweb has been in development for 4yrs, and there is no easier way to teach and learn code!
My new Studioweb walkthrough video:
Whether you are a student, or a teacher new to code, you will be amazed at how easy learning to code can be.
Learn more about StudioWeb.
Thanks for watching!
February 20, 2016
February 15, 2016
The best way to teach code, is to have students write code with real code editors. … You’re not going to teach people how to play guitar, without the main tool of the trade – a guitar. Same goes for coding, students should be using the tools that coders use – a code editor. How …
February 11, 2016
It’s really hard to teach web design if you don’t know how to code … until now!
Studioweb allows teachers to take on the role of a classroom facilitator, as students learn to code with the tools that coders use, while building real websites and web apps that work on both smartphones and traditional computers.