Thomas Wallace

Lectures and Resources

IT Minor: Sapphire

Spring 2018 | ITEC 3610

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 posted to your blog.  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.

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Web Based Services Wrap Up

Web-Based Services

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 Wednesday. Please be prepared to discuss in class.

Exploring Web Based Services

Web-Based Services

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 Wednesday. Please be prepared to discuss in class.

Google Search

By the end of next week you should complete the Power Searching with Google course. Session 1 | Session 2 | Session 3 | Session 4 | Session 5 | Session 6. If you completed this course previously please complete the Advanced course to fulfill this assignments requirements.

Assignment

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 no later than 2/19.

WordPress Explained

Assignment

Make sure you have done the following by Monday 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

Chromebook Orientation

Assignment

Homework (Due 1.29.18): 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 Monday. (Note:  your address will be something like so… yourchosenname.wordpress.com).

Welcome to IT Sapphire!