Some updates from two clubs I sponsor at Doctors Charter School:
Internet Design and Media Club
The IDMC met on Monday and we discussed how to modify a WordPress CMS theme. I showed students how to download a new theme, unzip the file, then, using an FTP program like Filezilla, I showed them how to upload the file and access it through the admin control panel. The students were then allowed to repeat the process on their own in order to reinforce what we have learned.
In doing so I also was able to explain the students some considerations of a web design such as the layout in conjunction with the standard resolution which most people use when looking at web sites. We were able also to discuss what CSS was versus PHP, HTML and other coding systems used in web design.
We had our second meeting this month on Wednesday, February 25th which we used to plan for our upcoming field trip to the Deering Estate where the students will get first-hand experience as archaeologists. The program at DCS will not only teach them about the archaeological process, but also give them the chance to go into the field and actually excavate.