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Week of Sept. 2-5

posted Sep 1, 2014, 9:09 AM by Michael Reilly
Hope you had a great long weekend!   Back to business.

The Web is an amazing evolving thing.  It was only invented 20 years ago (the Web is only a small part of the Internet, which was developed about 60 years ago).  Because of iPads, Droids, PCs, and more, it's now the "Internet of Things".  It affects culture, revolution, business, everything!  Something can go viral in minutes, and not even be real!  

To start this week, Tuesday please take this short survey:  click here  We will review the class summaries after.

After a brief review of the class' responses, we'll check out these online videos regarding internet security:
http://www.netsmartz.org/RealLifeStories  (The first one, "6 degrees of Information" can be skipped).  They average 2-3 minutes each, please watch all.

We'll chat about this a bit, about the realities of your digital footprint 

But enough about the scary part, on to the possibility of making a living on the web!
First, blogging!  It's hard, but you can make money on it.  This assignment page is a blogging page.  You can make one too, Google Sites calls it an "Announcement" page style.  How much money can you make?  http://lifehacker.com/can-i-really-make-a-living-by-blogging-1537783554

But that's not a guarantee.  However, you're about to begin HTML and CSS, and that's pretty hot stuff right now.  In fact, you can go to some schools, learn this in 12 weeks, and get a job.  http://flatironschool.com/rubycurriculum.html

Where do we start?  On Wednesday, we'll get started with http://www.w3schools.com/html/html5_intro.asp

I anticipate you should know the basics of HTML (this page http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_intro.asp ) on Wednesday, ready for a quiz on Thursday.  That is, you should know these terms (tag, element, browser, HTML, nesting) and the following tags (html, body, h1, p).  You do NOT need to know images and links (yet).    

Then we will finish up the tutorials up to, and including HTML Links on Thursday and Friday, and be ready for another quiz (hand-writing HTML code) on the following Monday or Tuesday.  The additional tags you'll need to know:  br, hr, b, i, strong, em, a       

On Friday, you should be able to use all of the tags described above, on 2 or more web pages that you make, linked to each other.  Be ready to show Mr. Reilly or Dr. Kay  For those who want, try to add an image too! Be sure to make a folder, and keep any pages and pictures in that same folder.

Ask questions, help each other, don't get behind!

See the attachment below for an example of some of the tags.

Michael Reilly,
Sep 5, 2014, 8:58 AM