IT Plum

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Project Wrap Up - May 1, 2014

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

HTML5 Microdata - March 6, 2014

In-class Lab – Please Complete the following Tutorial and submit your online Resume to me via Email.

Note: If you are uncomfortable with sharing any personal information with me  (or Google!) feel free use fictitious information. You may skips steps 8-10 if you’d like.

Assignment

Submit your resume via email prior to class on Tuesday.

HTML5 Semantics - February 27, 2014

Working with HTML5 Boilerplate

Leveraging HTML5 Semantic Elements

Adding ARIA Roles for Accessibility

Adding Browser Support

Development and Debugging Tools

In-class Lab – Please Complete the following Tutorial and submit your online Resume to me via Email.

Note: If you are uncomfortable with sharing any personal information with me  (or Google!) feel free use fictitious information. You may skips steps 8-10 if you’d like.

Assignment

Read the following article on Microdata

HTML5 – Structural Elements and Text Level Semantics - February 18, 2014

Site Planning

Out with the old in with the new

Working with HTML5 Boilerplate

Leveraging HTML5 Semantic Elements

Adding Browser Support

Assignment

Watch the HTML5 Boilerplate Video | Download the Files (If you haven’t done so already) Review the HTML and CSS Documentation while looking through the boilerplate files. Be prepared to discuss on Thursday.

Segway Project Lab - February 11, 2014

Over the course of the last few days, I have spoken with several of you that are having issues with this project. Before moving on to more complex topics, I’d like to spend today. Working with each of you individually on this project. I have have pushed back the submission date to Thursday.

Creating Imagery in Fireworks - January 23, 2014

Assignment

Create Banner image for your sample page in Fireworks. The image should be as wide as your container div and between 80px and 200px tall and less than 40kb in size. Emailed tswallace@ualr.edu before class on Tuesday. Have fun with this. You can make an image for anything. It could be a company, an event, a hobby etc. I’d like to see the following elements present in your design. Typographical Element, some sort of photographic element or vector artwork, and a consistent color scheme (Try Kuler).

Next class I’ll show you how to integrate this image into your template page properly. Please bring the file to class.

Introduction to Fireworks - January 21, 2014

  • Fireworks Workspace
  • Creating Shapes
  • Working with Typography
  • Cropping and Resizing

Complete the following tutorials and submit the folder icon you create in the 3rd tutorial.

You should email this icon to me before class next Tuesday. Late submissions will not be accepted. I do not expect you to perfectly replicate the icon in the tutorial but I would like to see a solid effort from each of you. This is a challenging assignment so I encourage you to not wait until the night before it is due. Good Luck!

Introduction to HTML5 - November 5, 2013

Assignment

Please review class readings and in class HTML work. We’ll have a short quiz on Thursday. At this point you should have created your own copy of the prototype document we have been working in class. You’ll be asked to submit this next week so make sure you are keeping up.

Structure, Content, Design, Behavior - October 17, 2013

Assignment

Evaluate your favorite web site based on our discussion of Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior. This is a blog assignment  due no later than 10-22-13. 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.

Web Terminology - October 10, 2013

Assignment

Evaluate your favorite web site based on our discussion of Structure, Content, Design, and Behavior. This is a blog assignment  due no later than 10-17-13. 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.

Web-Based Tools Roundup - October 1, 2013

Assignment:

Review your favorite web-based service in a blog post explaining it’s functionality, the pro’s and con’s of using the particular service, and discuss the service’s potential for impacting the way you work. Post is due next Tuesday. Please be prepared to discuss in class.

Mastering Google Search - September 24, 2013

Assignments

  1. Complete the final four sessions  of Power Searching with Google. In the coming weeks we will complete the entire course. Be prepared to discuss when we return to class next Tuesday. Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6
  2. 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.

Tech Topics - September 19, 2013

Assignments

  1. Write a post to your discussing IT Minor Alum Arlton Lowry’s visit to class last Thursday. Due by next Tuesday.
  2. Upload Presentation to Google Drive and share with tswallace@ualr.edu
  3. Complete the first two sessions  of Power Searching with Google. In the coming weeks we will complete the entire course. Be prepared to discuss when we return to class next Monday. Session 1 | Session 2

 

PowerPoint for Power Users - September 10, 2013

Chromebook Quick Tips

PowerPoint Tips

Assignment

Begin working on your presentations for next week. When you have completed you presentation upload the file to Google Drive and share the link via email.

WordPress Explained - August 27, 2013

  • Blog Settings
  • Applying a Theme
  • Customizing the Sidebar
  • Widgets
  • RSS Feeds

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. Begin working on your about page. If you have not submitted your blog url to me please do so. Make sure to bring your Chromebook to class on Thursday for the orientation session.

Google Chromebook Orientation & WordPress - August 22, 2013

Homework

Homework (Due 8.27.13): Write your first blog post reflecting on your 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.

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