Service Learning and Final Project Overview

Assignment

  • Service Learning Project Topic – Submit for Approval
  • Team Organization – Who is responsible for what. Everyone should have a role.
  • Project Scheduling – Book your date and time with the DSC for your booth (Week Before Finals)
  • Submit to me as a Google Doc your project proposal (1 Per Team). This document should include all of the information listed above. Due to me by next Monday. Be prepared to give a status report to the class (one per team).
  • You are welcome to meet as a team later this week and begin work on the project. I’ll try and get your topic approved within 24 hours of submitting your proposal. After today, you’ll have next weeks session to work on the project.

Mastering Google Search

Assignments

  1. This week you should complete the Power Searching with Google course as homework. Be prepared to discuss when we return to class next Tuesday. Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6
  2. Due next Tuesday – Write a blog post about 5 new tips/trick you learned from the Power Searching with Google course. Please explain each technique and a situation where you might use it to find valuable information.

Class Presentations

Assignments

  1. Complete the final two sessions of Power Searching with Google.
  2. Write a blog post about 5 new tips/tricks you learned from the Power Searching with Google course. Please explain each technique and a situation where you might use it to find valuable information. Due September 26th.
  3. After your presentation, Write a Blog Post – Reflect on your presentation. What were your strengths & weaknesses? Identify areas you could improve and discuss possible strategies for doing so. Please be thorough. In addition to the post please share the presentation file with me via Google Drive or email.

HTML Wrap Up & File Management

Assignment

Student Presentations

Assignments

  1. Complete the third and fourth sessions of Power Searching with Google. Continue to take notes in your shared Google document.
  2. After your presentation, Write a Blog Post – Reflect on your presentation. What were your strengths & weaknesses? Identify areas you could improve and discuss possible strategies for doing so. Please be thorough. In addition to the post please share the presentation file with me via Google Drive or email.
  3. Write a blog post reflecting  on the experience you had during the scavenger hunt last week. Discuss how your team decided to tackle the hunt, whether or not you felt like you worked as a team, and what you would do differently.

 

Speech Order

Introduction to HTML5

Assignment

Read (Quiz Material) Introduction to HTML

HTML Reference – Code Guide | Introduction to HTML

Introduction to HTML5

Assignment

Read (Quiz Material) Introduction to HTML

HTML Reference – Code Guide | Introduction to HTML

WordPress Explained

Assignment

Make sure you have done the following by Tuesday of next week. We’ll be moving on to new topics so you should have all blog related issues and assignments squared away.

  • Make sure I have your Blog URL
  • Customize your blog
    • Apply a new theme
    • Customize the sidebar or wigitized areas
      • Add a few widgets.
      • Display an rss feed from a site that you frequent.
    • Try using a shortcode in a post or a page.
  • Completed About Page
  • Created a Custom Menu

Introduction to HTML5

Assignment

Create a Codepen Account and experiment with it’s features.

Read (Quiz Material) Introduction to HTML

Web Based Publishing and Information Literacy

Staying Engaged through student Organizations

  • Society of Computing and Information Science (SOCIS)
    • Facebook Page
    • Subscribe to the Mail List
      • Send Email to listserv@ualr.edu. Subject Blank, In the body write subscribe socis@ualr.edu
  • UALR eSports

WordPress Q&A

Web Based Services and Presentation Technologies

Scavenger Hunt

Assignment

  1. Before class on September 12  complete the first two sessions of Power Searching with Google course. Create a Google doc and share it with tswallace@ualr.edu. In this document, I’d like you to take notes from the Power Searching with Google course. Once we have completed the course you will use these notes to craft a blog post containing lessons learned from the workshop. Do not email me this document!. Use the built in sharing functionality of Google Docs. If you do not know how to do this you can look here for help.
  2. Write a blog post reflecting  on the experience you had during the scavenger hunt this week. Discuss how your team decided to tackle the hunt, whether or not you felt like you worked as a team, and what you would do differently.
  3. Be prepared to to present to the class on September 12. Make sure you follow the requirements listed here. It will take two sessions to get through the entire class but everyone should be prepared to present the first day. I will randomly generate a list for presentation order. If you are not prepared at your selected time you will have to visit the Communication SCIL Center and record your presentation. These will be distributed to the class. It is in your best interest to be prepared and present in your allotted time.

Introduction to WordPress

Homework

Homework (Due 8.30.16): Write your first blog post reflecting on your first week in the program and your personal expectations for the class. Make sure you catergorize and/or tag the post. If you are feeling adventurous try adding a photo to the post as well. There is no length requirement for this assignment.

Structure, Content, Design, Behavior

Assignment

Evaluate your favorite web site based on our discussion of Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior. This is a written assignment that should be emailed to me (tswallace@ualr.edu) no later than 8-30-16. Make sure you discuss the following elements: Site URL, An assessment of the Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior of the site, Things you like about the site, Things you would change.

Chromebook Orientation and Introduction to WordPress

Homework

Homework (Due 8.25.16): Visit WordPress.com and create a new blog. This will be where you reflect and write over the course of the next semester. Send me the address of your blog via email (tswallace@ualr.edu). We will review all of the settings on Tuesday.

Course Overview / Introduction to WordPress

Homework

(Due 8.29.16):

Set up a new blog account on WordPress.com. If you need assistance, spend some time with the documentation. Please make sure to apply a theme to your blog and personalize it to the best of your ability.

Write your first blog post reflecting on your personal expectations for the semester. Make sure you categorize and/or tag the post. If you are feeling adventurous try adding a photo to the post.

Send the URL of your newly created blog to tswallace@ualr.edu

Welcome to IT Amber

Assignment

Complete Program Pre-Survey if you have not done so already. Bring your Chromebook to class on Tuesday.

IT Obsidian – Final Project Presentations

  • Final Presentation
  • Review Grades
  • Peer Evaluation – Due Next Tuesday – Emailed to all faculty
  • Course Evaluations – Please fill out 3 times (Once for Each Faculty Member)
  • Project Due Date – Friday May 6

We hope you have a great Summer and we look forward to seeing you all in the Fall. If any of you are looking for project work for the Summer please let us know and we’ll try to pass along opportunities as they present themselves.

Analytics and Geolocation

Introduction to JavaScript Libraries

Additional Reading and Study – Javascript 101

Read the following Article on Progressive Enhancement. Send me an email (tswallace@ualr.edu) explaining progressive enhancement in your own words. Please discuss why it is important to use progressive enhancement and include a link to another article you found and read relating to the topic. Due before class Wednesday.

Responsive Imagery with Picturefill

Assignment

Build out 3 working demos using picturefill. I’d like to see you create your own scaled imagery that includes picture dimensions so we can visually see the change. You could use different images for each breakpoint if you like. Experiment with the different options in your demos. I am looking for a mastery of the concepts. Your final project will need to leverage this technique for all imagery. Due Thursday.

Responsive Images and Media

Assignment

Review the following Articles. It is imperative that you are familiar with primary concepts associated with Responsive imagery and the challenges it presents to our design and development work. We’ll work through several examples on Tuesday.

Rapid Prototyping Lab Wrap up

Today you should finish working on your rapid prototype. Once you have a good representation of the wireframe you developed, I’d like you to find and implement a theme for the prototype. Below are a few resource to get you started but feel free to some additional research. On Thursday we will share a few of the implementations and begin our discussion on responsive media techniques.

Assignment

Complete and theme your Bootstrap mockups and send to me no later than the beginning of class on Thursday.