Course Overview and Expectations
Mrs. Karen Cribbin Fitzpatrick
The web design program is covered over two semesters. HTML/CSS is taught in the fall and Adobe Dreamweaver in the Spring. HTML/CSS is a prerequisite for Adobe Dreamweaver.
Students will learn the basics of web page design using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS). A comprehensive, hands-on approach will be used to give students the opportunity to immediately create simple web pages, as well as enhanced designs. The class will be taught from the perspective that a student has had no prior experience with either creating web pages or using a web page language.
It is expected that a student has worked on a word processor, can use a mouse, and has had experience surfing the web. If this is not the case, the student will need to set up a time to learn the basics of using a word processor and/or the Internet, whichever the case may be.
Students will use the software program Dreamweaver to create five different websites. As the students learn new concepts and skills, they will modify and expand upon each of these sites. HTML will be used in conjunction with the Dreamweaver software. Instruction will include the insertion of images, tables, links, and forms; how to create templates, cascading style sheets, image maps, navigation bars, and frames; and the use of animation and media objects to enhance their web designs.Textbooks – Students will be assigned a copy of the textbook: New Perspectives HTML and CSS 6th Edition - Introductory (1st semester) and Adobe's Dreamweaver (2nd semester). Textbooks may not be taken out of the computer lab. Students are responsible for taking care of the book they are assigned. Student will be required to pay for any damage to their textbook that is not considered normal wear and tear.
Assignments – Assignments and their due dates will be posted by Lesson for HTML and Chapter for Dreamweaver under their respective pages.
Assignments will vary and may include guided applications from the textbook, end of chapter concept reviews and labs. The textbook has an online component for additional reinforcement of concepts and vocabulary. Students will be working on assignments that build on each other. If a student is absent, the work from the previous day will need to be completed before going on to the current day’s work. It is imperative that a student does not fall behind on assignments.
Absence from class – It is the student’s responsibility to obtain the information for the assignment he/she has missed. If possible, the student should make arrangements to complete the missed work prior to class.
If a student has been absent from class for one day, the student will be given one day to make-up the missed work.
A student who misses more than one class will need to make arrangements with me to make-up the missed assignments when they return to class. A time frame for the completion of all missed assignments will be determined at that time. Students will not be allowed to make-up any work outside of the computer lab.
Grades – Assignments will be graded as they are completed. If time permits, I prefer to grade assignments with the student present. If this is not possible, comments will be left in a Word document within their share drive. Students are expected to make the necessary corrections to their work, as each lesson builds on the previous lessons work. Grades for each assignment will be posted to the Parent Portal.
Assignments are not weighted. Each assignment will have a predetermined point value. At the end of the quarter a student’s grade will be calculated by totaling the number of points a student has earned for all assignments by the total of number of points possible for all assignments.
Please note the following:
Late work – Each assignment will have a specified due date, which will be posted on the HTML/Dreamweaver class pages. Work must be completed by the due date in order to receive full credit. A reduced grade will be given for late work as follows:
Cheating – Given the unique nature of computers, there is always a possibility that one student might copy another student’s work. If this occurs, both students will receive a zero for the assignment.
Extra help – is available before or after school, by appointment.
Contact information – If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me. I have listed my e-mail address and the schools phone number below. An e-mail message will receive a faster response than a message left on my voice mail.
phone: (610) 866-0791
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Last Modified on August 27, 2012