I got this question from an enterprising young dude – I’ve edited it for brevity: “I’ve been following your videos over the past month and I love the stuff you put out. You’ve also inspired me to get into web development.” Thanks! And I am happy I could help. “I’ve made a few WP …
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 …
I’ve been building websites since 1994, and teaching web design and programming since 2003. In that time, I’ve boiled down all my teaching and coding experience to three powerful tips, that will make learning web design much easier for you:
1. Take hand written notes as you learn. It’s one thing to watch a video, or read a book. It’s a whole different experience when you take notes as you are learning. The simple act of putting pen to paper, will tell your brain that the information is more important than normal. Because of this, your brain will put more effort into remembering what you are writing the notes about. The more senses you activate when learning or experiencing something, the more powerful the memory will be.
I’ve been creating web design courses since 2003, and in that time I’ve learned the key elements of a great web design course:
1. A teacher who knows how to teach! Unfortunately, many courses out there don’t have that.
2. Instant feedback for the student.
3. A teacher who has a lot of real world web design experience.
1. A teacher who knows how to teach!
Teaching is a skill. People go to school for years to learn how to teach. And of course, there is always natural talent and ability. The problem today is that the Web is filled with the casual nerd trying to make a buck, by creating a course on some coding language or another.
When it comes to teaching web design and development, the common hurdle we have seen, is that many middle school and high school teachers are beginners themselves. We have solved this problem with StudioWeb.
StudioWeb is loved by teachers and students, because it makes teaching and learning code amazingly easy. It comes with everything a teacher could want:
– assignments and classrooms activities
– auto grading of courses, chapters and lessons.
– video based interactive quizzing and code challenges
– easy to use grading rubric for the projects
– open ended lesson plans
– video walkthroughs of the app
Everyone knows that kids who learn to code will have a big advantage in the workplace and in life. Besides the fact that coding is a valuable skillset with an amazing number of high paying jobs, the mental training that comes with learning to code cannot be underestimated.