Introduction to CSS

Assignment

ReadCSS Specificity & Class vs. ID – This is quiz material.

Google Docs and Other Web-based Services

Assignment

  1. Complete the third and fourth sessions of Power Searching with Google. 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. Please complete the MBTI located at this web site (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp).  Save your results and bring to class with you next Tuesday for a debrief. Have a nice weekend.

Web Related Terminology

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 Thursday - 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.
  3. Read - The history of the Internet and the web, and the evolution of web standards

Quiz & File Management

Assignment

  • Create and Validate a prototype HTML document that includes examples of all HTML elements covered thus far. For a list of requirements view this page.
  • You can email the html document to me or for additional credit upload to the server and send me the url. Send to tswallace@ualr.edu before 9.23.14.
  • Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

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.

Sectioning Elements and File Management

Assignment

  • Create and Validate a prototype HTML document that includes examples of all HTML elements covered thus far. For a list of requirements view this page.
  • You can email the html document to me or for additional credit upload to the server and send me the url. Send to tswallace@ualr.edu before 9.23.14.
  • Reading Assignment: CSS Basics

Google Docs Overview

Assignment

  1. Complete the first two sessions  of Power Searching with Google. 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 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.
  3. Please complete the MBTI located at this web site (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp).  Save your results and bring to class with you next Tuesday for a debrief. Have a nice weekend.
  4. Society of Computing and Information Science on Facebook. Join the group for meeting information, Job Postings, and special event information.

WordPress Explained

WordPress.org

Assignment

Make sure you have done the following before returning to class next week. We’ll be moving on to new topics next week 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
      • 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

Soft Skills

After completing your Myers Briggs Personality Indicator, please go to www.truity.com and locate your personality type. After reading the descriptions, please answer the following questions on your blog:

  1. Based on what you have learned about your MBTI profile, what do you need/expect in your work environment?
  2. What type of leader do expect to be and how does this profile reflect that?
  3. When working on a team/in a group, how do you think knowing the other peoples’ profiles would change the group interactions?

Please complete the following communication survey before class next Tuesday. It should take 5 minutes.

Introduction to HTML5

Assignment

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

Read Semantic XHTML (Quiz Material) & Read Chapter 2.

WordPress Explained

WordPress.org

Chromebooks

  • Verify Network Access

Assignment

Customize your blog. Apply a new theme. Customize the sidebar. Add a few widgets. Display an rss feed from a site that you frequent. Try using a shorcode in a post or a page. Begin working on your about page. If you have not submitted your blog url to me please do so.

Soft Skills

Please complete the following communication survey before class next Tuesday. It should take 5 minutes.

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 8-28-14. 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.

WordPress Explained

  • Verify VM Access and troubleshoot
  • Introduction to WordPress
  • Blog Settings
    • Applying a Theme
    • Customizing the Sidebar
    • Widgets
    • RSS Feeds

Assignments

(Due 8.25.14):

Customize your blog. Apply a new theme. Customize the sidebar. Add a few widgets. Display an rss feed from a site that you frequent.

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

(Due  9/8/14)

Watch The World is Flat 3.0

http://video.mit.edu/watch/the-world-is-flat-30-9321/

Write a blog post reflecting on your thoughts of Tom Friedman’s The World is Flat 3.0 video. Do you agree or disagree with the author’s perspective on globalization? Please do a through review of this piece and share your thoughts on the topic. This should be a thorough review and critique.

Chromebook Orientation and Introduction to WordPress

Homework

Homework (Due 8.26.14): 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.

Soft Skills: Please complete the MBTI located at this web site (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp).  Save your results and bring to class with you next Tuesday for a debrief. Have a nice weekend.

IT Canary Orientation

  • Review Syllabus & Expectations
  • Faculty Introductions
  • Student Introductions
  • Introduction to the Classroom Technology
  • Chromebook Distribution and Overview
    • Chromebook Agreement
    • Using Multiple Google Accounts
  • Subscribe to Group Email List - itcanary+subscribe@googlegroups.com
  • Remembering Names Activity

Course Overview and Introduction to WordPress

Homework

(Due 8.25.14): 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

Project Wrap Up

Team Assignment

Project managers, please submit the following information as a shared folder on Google Drive. This folder should only contain the requested information.

  • Final Project Presentation
  • Completed Access Database
  • A compressed folder containing the web site and related files
  • Final version of the project plan

These are the materials that will be graded for your team project grade. These are due no later than Monday at noon. The folder should be shared with the entire faculty team.

Individual Assignment

  • Fill out the peer assessment form. This is your opportunity to provide the faculty with feedback regarding your teammates. Make sure you fill out the entire form and provide written feedback on each teammate. Due Monday at NoonDownload Form
  • Due to lack of time we were unable to provide you time in class to fill out the course evaluation. Please take 10 minutes to provide us feedback on the course and your experience this semester. If you have additional comments regarding the technical difficulties this semester please mention those in the additional comments section along with any additional feedback you wish to provide. We have enjoyed having you this semester. – Please complete by MondayCourse evaluation

Important Dates

  • Web Pre-Assessment Lab – Tuesday, May 6, 11:00am-1:00pm – EIT 219. Bring your completed pre-assessment with questions.
  • Web Assessment – Thursday, May 8, 1:30-3:30 pm – EIT 219
  • Access Assessment – Tues, May 13, 10:30am-12:30pm

jQuery Lab

Assignment

Find a jQuery tutorial/technique  on the web. When evaluating the script make sure that the page is still usable without Javascript enabled. You should pick something that can be integrated into your current site to meet the above mastery requirement. Submit the URL to me via email of the working script. Due Wednesday.

Some examples to get you started…

Final Project Lab and Q&A

Assignment

Be prepared to present you final project on Tuesday. You can review the presentation guidelines here. I will randomly generate presentation order before class on Tuesday.