In this course students learn how to code websites and work with their global partners to design and publish a social awareness website on the theme of global climate change.
Practice HTML and CSS: the two skills which provide the basis of most of what we see online & learn to use tools such as DASH and Weebly
Understand global climate change and learn about climate initiatives around the world
Collaborate with your global partner student on your website, showcasing your research, culture and hobbies
This course teaches web design in a global context. Students team up with a global partner from across the world to learn about global climate change and practice coding languages such as HTML and CSS. Collaborating with their global partner student through a series of video exchanges, they co-design websites using tools such as Weebly. Throughout the course, students learn about hydro, nuclear, wind and solar power, and even touch on statistics, in order to understand trends in global climate change. The shared final social awareness project is a website centered on current environmental solutions within their own countries. Students leave the class with a clear understanding of web development and problem solving from a global perspective.
Student Project Showcase
Student and Teacher Feedback
“The advice I have for kids who do not think they can code is to give it a try! Listen to directions or ask somebody who has already made their own website if you have any questions. It is easier than you think! The funniest moment during the class was when I had to code a gif of a random guy dancing next to my laser-eyed robot. It is funny the things you are able to code once you know how.” (See the full story here.)
“In the video letters to their partners, my students would suggest specific tasks for their partners in Pakistan to edit, revise, or add to during their next class.. Because the students were working together on the same website, their collaborative efforts were integral to the success of the project. They had to communicate in order to build a cohesive, quality product.” (See her full article here.)
Articles about Global Web Designers