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    Webpage Authoring (Fall 2013)

    Kamen L. sent me this:

    This year I was placed in a Webpage Authoring class (basic web), because it’s how things worked out for my schedule. I’m so glad I was put in that class! I never even knew that my school had a class that offered how to make a website and use the Dreamweaver software.

     

    Personally, I learned more than I ever thought I could in basic web. I learned that if you don’t use the right css styles, your font may look a little crazy. Line breaks will become your new best friend. They help out so much, whether you’re moving images or aligning text! It’s also a great idea to have an image in your head of almost exactly what you want to do, before you start. There are so many options and functions within Dreamweaver that it may be harder to make if you don’t know what you want. Changing the background color of the pages, changes the whole feeling of the website. If you have an eye for design, the website will always come out beautifully. Coding and HTML are also a critical need-to-know when dealing with Dreamweaver. Many times an image will move, or your page layout will become distorted and that’s when coding comes in. However, HTML is what I like to think of as beginner coding, once you learn it, you’ll advance to many other types and higher levels of coding. Once you know how to change or fix a mistake in the code, you’ll be able to fix your site on your own. However, not everything is an easy fix when you’re starting out.

               

    I had quite a few difficulties starting out in Dreamweaver. These difficulties became fewer and fewer as I learned more about the effects and features of the program. At first, I had many issues with getting the text to properly fit the page because it would look amazing on Dreamweaver and awful on a browser. Also, odds are if it’s hideous in Dreamweaver, it’s probably beautiful on a browser. I worked on editing the css styles and adding new ones to get the text to fit properly. As far as design goes, don’t add more than two to three different texts to your website unless it’s about fonts or writing, or else it will look sloppily done. Another issue I experienced was the images I wanted on the site. I would import them with the cursor in the spot I wanted it to be, and it would put the image in a bizarre place on the page. I got that fixed by realizing if you want the image in a low spot, you must put it higher up at insertion. Or the easier route, line breaks! Once I realized how that worked, it shocked me once again as it looked great on Dreamweaver, but showed up in a different spot on the page in the browser. That took quite a bit adjusting by using coding and putting it in a lower or different spot on Dreamweaver. And if you don’t want extra trouble, stay far away from spry bar, he’s not nice.

               

    Like after rain there’s always a rainbow, along with the difficulties there were things I really liked. I liked how Dreamweaver does a lot of the work for you, if you know what you want it to do that is. Page properties helped a lot, so you didn’t have to go and individually do everything on each page. Also, how one effect such as line break, fixed multiple problems. Once I figured out Dreamweaver’s mind, I figured out how it would be on the world wide web. I also loved that I didn’t have to mess with coding much once I got past the first few stages of my site!

               

    The classroom setting was perfect. Having students around you with different skills, some technically experienced, and some not helped a ton. We always helped each other out and asked questions and solved each other’s problems. With connection to everyone’s computers from the promethean board, we were always able to have Mrs. Riddle help us troubleshoot. You don’t have to know anyone in the class at all, but if you ask a question, suddenly it’s a tech team. The brand new books may have been a little difficult to understand but it was great to have a challenge, rather than already knowing most of it. Overall, I loved my class and even though many of us didn’t sign up for it, from what I know we all are glad we were in it.

               

    I definitely see me making a website in the future. It’s so useful and handy to know how to use Dreamweaver. It’s great to put on a resume and puts yours on top of the stack. Your company wouldn’t have to pay for someone to run, fix, or make their site; it could be your job. Use every minute in class to learn the software, its features, and why it’s so important. In our age of new technology every day, this may be a critical skill for many people. Don’t waste time in class on other sites because, at first you may think you have extra time, but you don’t. I used nearly every minute of class for the software, because it’s so complex and you don’t realize that for a while. These skills are so useful for the future. Even if you learn you hate making websites, better to learn it now than in college $400 dollars or more later.

     

    I seriously appreciate CTHS offering a class like this, it’s actually very useful, and eye-opening to see how much work goes into a fantastic website. And you’ll recognize what features were used next time you visit your favorite site or complain about another. Mrs.Riddle is a great teacher too, because she helps whenever you ask, no matter how dumb the question may sound, and she knows what she’s talking about.

     

     

    Desktop Publishing 2 (Spring 2012)

    Sterling Maffe sent me an email during the summer about using the skills he learned in DTP2. Click here (it's a pdf) to view his comments and the images that he created and then improved using his Photoshop skills! 

     

    Desktop Publishing 2 (Spring 2012)

    Anonymous comments made by students on end-of-year survey

    Question: What worked well in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         I had always wanted to learn how to use Photoshop because of my interest in drawing and photography, I felt the lessons in this class have benefited me with many useful skills that I can use throughout my whole life, I am very glad I took this class, not only did I learn a ton, but I also had lots and lots of fun doing it, the lessons might have been challenging at times but it was a good challenge I enjoyed it very much and am so glad I took it this semester. Of all the classes I have had so far, this one is my absolute favorite.

    ·         The projects, they were fun and we learned a lot from the hands on experience.

    ·         I liked that I could turn in things to Edmodo instead of having to print them out or have to wait to have things graded on screen.

    ·         Edmodo was an easy way to turn in and see assignments. Doing the step by steps together helped a lot of people, personally I did mine on my own and that worked for me.

    ·         The style of teaching the lessons.

    Question: What advice do you have for next year’s class?

    Responses:

    ·         Work hard, deadlines are closer than they appear

    ·         Take it, take this class, its wonderful you will learn so much, but, try not to get behind the lessons can be hard to make up.

    ·         Learn all that you can and offer your ideas to others as well as ask for ideas to help you become more creative and open-minded.

    ·         Do your work and you will be fine. If you need an extra boost take advantage of extra credit opportunities.

    ·         Come to class.

    ·         Just do your work and you're guaranteed no homework.

    Question: What was your favorite thing about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Final projects, lots to do!

    ·         I loved everything, there was nothing negative.

    ·         None, I loved this class, it was my favorite class of the last two years

    ·         Projects. I'm not all that of a creative person when I really need to be. It's kind of irritating.

    ·         Some of the lessons are boring... But they are also important.

    ·         Managing time.

    Question: What will you remember about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         All the knowledge I have gained in programs I would normally know nothing about

    ·         I will remember everything I learned and I loved the generosity of the teacher, this class was simply amazing.

    ·         I will remember all of the different skills I learned

    ·         The cool projects and messing up the pictures

    ·         The finals, and working with filters.

    ·         How to use Photoshop.

    Question: What are you glad that you learned in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Everything

    ·         Photoshop skills, how to be a better artist, and, how to design better.

    ·      How to effectively use Photoshop. How to blend with the tools of Photoshop.

    ·         Learning the elements of good professional design.

    ·         I’m glad i learned how to use Photoshop to produce a clean product

     

    Network+ (Spring 2012)

    Anonymous comments made by students on end-of-year survey

    Question: What worked well in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         LearnKey is great. I also liked how the class was independent study for the most part.

    ·         I felt that the new LearnKey online curriculum was a great way for my class to learn about networking and all of its aspects.

    ·         The videos, work time, post assessments,

    ·         The video training helped me memorize terms better than reading from a book.

    ·         Everything worked nicely.

    Question: What advice do you have for next year’s class?

    Responses:

    ·         Do the crossword first. It makes things easier.

    ·         The only advice I have is to study. The tests are challenging enough that it is a good idea to do so in order to pass.

    ·         Stay on task, don’t fall behind or you'll have a tough time catching up.

    ·         Take the post assessment a few times before the due date, 3 times seemed to work for me!

    ·         Be able to access the online training at home. It helps a lot.

    Question: What was your favorite thing about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         I made friends with similar interests and knowledge, something I wasn't able to do in Info Tech.

    ·         My favorite part about class was walking in because I knew I had a whole class period ahead of me!

    ·         Independent work time-I prefer working alone.

    ·         It’s not stressful and you can go at your own pace within reason.

    ·         Video training, it is so much easier to learn and i was able to do any of the work at home as well.

    ·         The video training and hands on labs.

    Question: What will you remember about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         I will definitely remember all of the things I learned in class, and having fun while I was at it.

    ·         Videos are really great for learning.

    ·         How easy it was to learn everything! Thank you Mike Meyers!

    ·         Mike Meyers’ enthusiasm

    ·         Mike Meyers and his eccentricity.

    Question: What are you glad that you learned in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         I learned how DHCP works, so I set up a DHCP/DNS caching server at my house. 10ms DNS queries are awesome.

    ·         I am glad I learned about the qualifications needed to get the Network+ certification, because I plan to take the exam for it in the future.

    ·         Basic networking.

    ·         The topology.

    ·         How to configure routers.

    ·         More about how networking works.

     
    Advanced Web (Spring 2012)

    Anonymous comments made by students on end-of-year survey

    Question: What worked well in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Working on the chapters as a class so we would stop to help people troubleshoot.

    ·         Everything

    ·         The way the lessons were presented and taught.

    ·         Trouble shooting problems as a class.

    Question: What advice do you have for next year’s class?

    Responses:

    ·         Don't stop working just because you finished this week’s chapter. Keep going because it will be worth it once you get to the end of the year and you want more time on your final project.

    ·         Keep up with the deadlines!

    ·         Make sure you’re caught up in class or work on it at home.

    ·         Do your work.

    Question: What was your favorite thing about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         My favorite part of this class was when we did troubleshooting as it helped us develop our technical skills.

    ·         The end results of the websites.

    ·         Being creative making my own websites.

    ·         Being creative while creating a website.

    ·         Learning how to make a web site.

    Question: What will you remember about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         The basics of CSS, html, and JavaScript; and how they are used to create a web page.

    ·         Troubleshooting codes!

    ·         The html code.

    ·         Writing code.

    ·         Everything

    Question: What are you glad that you learned in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         How to create drop down menus, as they are used in most good webpages.

    ·         Countdowns

    ·         Writing code

    ·         JavaScript

    ·         How to build a webpage.

    Information Technology (Spring 2012)

    Anonymous comments made by students on end-of-year survey

    Question: What worked well in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         LearnKey is going to drastically improve this class, and works well.

    ·         Saving paper turning in stuff into Edmodo.

    ·         The go at your own pace reading in the book was great.

    ·         Being able to work independently.

    ·         The learning was a blast and thank you Mrs. Riddle.

    ·         Everything was well scheduled and there was always work to get done. I was able to work the entire class and learn quite a bit.

    ·         The Peter Norton book had a lot of information, but I didn't enjoy the packets. The IC3 was a nice way to learn things.

    ·         I think everything worked great!

    Question: What advice do you have for next year’s class?

    Responses:

    ·         do your work and listen

    ·         Do your project first, and then your packets. Do them both at the start of the week if you can. It gives you free time to do other homework assignments.

    ·         Always do the extra credit.

    ·         Keep on track so you don't fall behind. Learn the terminology well.

    ·         Stay ahead in your work, be sure to meet deadlines and work all class.

    ·         Memorize the technical terms. The LAN quizzes are much easier if you know the vocabulary.

    Question: What was your favorite thing about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         The ability to work ahead, then I had free time to relax and unwind later on.

    ·         I've enjoyed using Alice because it's a lot of fun. that it was teaching me stuff about what she teaches in other classes

    ·         I like the part on operating systems

    ·         Learning the how to use a computer and how to maintain it and take care of it.

    ·         I liked the Alice and the IC3 stuff.

    ·         Learning the interior of the computer, i like fixing things

    Question: What will you remember about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         The old textbooks. It was fun to see all the old, obsolete computers and web browsers they talked about.

    ·         I’m sorry, what was I supposed to remember?

    ·         That you need to make a poster to know how a keyboard works.

    ·         the good times I had in this class

    ·         The lab protocol.

    ·         That vandalism is wrong; I don't think I'll be able to forget that anytime soon.

     

    Question: What are you glad that you learned in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         How the inside of a computer works.

    ·         That technology is moving at a very fast rate. It's helpful to know that you aren't the only one lost in new computers and that things just keep getting better.

    ·         I’m glad that i learned a lot of new stuff.

    ·         Some things about Video cards I didn’t know before.

    ·         How computers work.

    ·         The fundamentals of computer processing, I didn't know anything on it before and I think the information will be really useful.

    ·         How to use a computer.

    Basic Web (Spring 2012)

    Anonymous comments made by students on end-of-year survey

    Question: What worked well in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Class ran pretty smooth, it was well scheduled.

    ·         I really like the design part of the class, and how we had lots of time to work on our final project.

    ·         I think that you going step by step with us made it best in understanding.

    ·         The learning environment was much fun. The curriculum in this class was very interesting. I liked that the material was challenging as well as very informative and lots of FUN!!! :D

    ·         All of the assignments were easy to complete with Mrs. Riddle's directions and her working it out on-screen.

    ·         I thought that the class was organized.

    Question: What advice do you have for next year’s class?

    Responses:

    ·         Stay on your work, if you fall behind the class take advantage of open labs. Remember to pay attention during class.

    ·         Make sure that you are here every day!  If not you will lose the in class time to do the assignment and a lot of the time the step by steps that are very helpful in making the projects and other tools.

    ·         If you are able to get work done ahead of time in this class take advantage of that opportunity!!! You will find that being ahead in this class provides some free time in which one can use tablets!

    ·         Take the Dreamweaver Certification.

    ·         Don't fall behind!!!

    ·         Make sure that you are at school every day because otherwise you will miss some valuable information and the step by steps for all of the cover sheets.

    ·         Be here on time, & don't be afraid to ask questions at any time.

    Question: What was your favorite thing about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         How flexible the schedule

    ·         Learning to make a website and how there all connected.

    ·         Getting to know some of my classmates and learning new and valuable things about web designing.

    ·         Making my own website because I love using my creativity for a good grade.

    ·         Learning HTML code and learning to use Dreamweaver was very interesting; as well as creating a website; using the skills we learned is very beneficial.

    ·         Using Dreamweaver because I am visual designer.

    ·         Writing code and learning new things.

    Question: What will you remember about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Having fun.

    ·         One thing I will remember from this class is how to create websites and how to operate though Dreamweaver to create them.

    ·         How to make a website.

    ·         I'll remember most of the chapters we learned, especially about making forms.

    ·         Ms. Riddle because she is one of my favorite teachers.

    Question: What are you glad that you learned in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Basic HMTL coding.

    ·         How to create a web page and how to trouble shoot in code view because it has helped me majorly in the past few weeks.

    ·         How to make a website.

    ·         I am glad that I learned how to create websites and how to use Photoshop a little.

    ·         Basic web design

    ·         The basic layout of a web page.

    ·         Everything from Dreamweaver.

    Tech Apps 1 (Spring 2012)

    Anonymous comments made by students on end-of-year survey

    Question: What worked well in this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Easy to follow step by steps when we did them as a class, helpful students, and teacher!

    ·         The pace the class was going at, the friendly environment, and the books were really clear about what we were supposed to do.

    ·         I love how organized the class was, I actually learned quite a bit taking it.

    ·         I enjoyed Mrs. Riddle doing the projects and whatnot with us.

    ·         The grade system and the fact that most of the time we worked all together in class.

    ·         I felt the lessons were well presented. I feel that some of the material was neat.

    ·         I liked how we could go on if we were ahead. I also liked that we could set a time before or after school to catch up if we were behind.

    ·         I felt that working alone for me worked well.

    ·         It worked really well for me that Mrs. Riddle was very strict and organized.

    Question: What advice do you have for next year’s class?

    Responses:

    ·         Don’t wait until the last day to start assignments!

    ·         Just take things slow and examine your work to make sure you did everything to the best of your ability.

    ·         Make sure you have fun!!!

    ·         They should not be absent.

    ·         Listen to the teacher.

    ·         Just keep turning the work in on time.

    ·         Take this class and pay attention. Don't fall behind.

    ·         You don't really need to know anything about Microsoft Office to take it, so there are no "Oh study this before you take it" kind of stuff.

    Question: What was your favorite thing about this class?

    Responses:

    ·         Being able to work on your own and be responsible for your time because it can show the teacher that students can manage themselves without having their hand held the whole time.

    ·         The freedom to work at my own pace.

    ·         You could move at your own pace. You can go ahead if you have time and if you're a little behind there are no problems catching up. You also learn so much new things and can choose the choice of your study. There are many great options.

    ·         It was easy because the answers were all in the book.

    ·         Excel because I learned something new.

    ·         i learned how to use a computer, because before i didn’t even know how o open up PowerPoint or Excel.

    ·         I liked that we could go on if we were finished or do work from another class.

    ·         PowerPoint, I use power point a lot and I’m glad i learned what i did.

    ·         I liked the PowerPoint lesson because it was very easy yet i learned a bit

    ·         Excel. I loved working with Excel.

     

      

     

      

     
    Students,

    If you would like to provide feedback, please send me an email at the following email address:

    amy.riddle@matsuk12.us

     

Last Modified on March 15, 2016