August 4, 2017
A teacher called yesterday, looking for a web design course that teaches actual code. Like other teachers I’ve spoken to, she understood that dragging around blocks on screen, where the app writes the code for the student, is not the same as the student actually writing the code themselves! The fallacy of many code courses […]
July 26, 2017
Let’s start with the main elements of an effective web design course: Lessons plans should be open ended, to allow for students of different abilities. Courses should be self-paced. Again, to accommodate students of different aptitudes. Lessons should be video based. Lessons should be interactive and provide immediate feedback. Courses should be gamified. The […]
May 19, 2017
I started building websites in 1994 and started teaching web design in 2000. Since even the early 2000’s (I won’t even talk about the 1990’s!) much has changed when it comes to building web sites! … If you are teaching your students ‘old-school’ methods from that era (ex: XHTML, Dreamweaver, Photoshop) that is akin to […]
September 23, 2016
Hi, Some of you know that StudioWeb, my app that many schools use to make teaching code easy, takes up most of my time these days. … Ahh, the life of an innovative nerd! In my continued attempts at getting the word out, I recently appeared on TV. You can check out my appearance on […]
February 11, 2016
It’s really hard to teach web design if you don’t know how to code … until now!
My web design training app (Studioweb,) allows teachers to take on the role of a classroom facilitator, as students learn to code with the tools that coders use, while building real websites and web apps that work on both smartphones and traditional computers.
January 25, 2016
It only took a month or so, but my new Beginners CSS course is live on Studioweb. This is an interactive video-and-quiz based course that teaches not only the basics of CSS, you will also learn CSS layout techniques and CSS3.
May 8, 2015
Just announcing that my new beginners web design book is ready for pre-order on Amazon! The title is a strange one, but descriptive: Build your Website – Start Here
August 1, 2014
Many K12 teachers are now being asked to teach web design for the first time. This presents a challenge since few teachers have professional web design and development experience.
I was approached about two years ago, by a couple of schools who were looking for tools to help teach web design. Luckily, we had been building a web app that would more than just help.
April 26, 2014
Hi! This blog post is for teachers teaching web design and programming … but if you are learning HTML and CSS (or any other language) many of these tips will be helpful to you too. Let’s start with a teaser: 1. Start with an Easy Language: Don’t use hard to understand languages like Java, C#, C++ […]
February 25, 2014
We are now offering to same training and certification for the public at academy.studioweb.com