September 25, 2017
I produce videos almost daily for my vlog, and for my education videos. To spice things up, I would run around my city to try and take interesting video to splice in. I can get good video footage, but the time it takes is not worth it given how affordable Videoblocks.com is: only $149 for the entire year!
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September 5, 2017
This is a typical email we get from teachers:
“Hi, I have to teach a web design class but I don’t know much about code. Can you help?”
We sure can! Many teachers have come to us not knowing much about code, and so StudioWeb has been developed over the last 7 years, to be easy to use … even for teachers who don’t know code.
The most popular of our courses are the foundations languages used to build all websites and web apps:
Between the hundreds of video lessons, 1000 quiz questions (+ code challenges), and the 57 projects … you will have more than enough material to keep your students busy and engaged.
“… Students really enjoy the courses in part, because they quickly see that they are writing real code. The fact that the lessons are funny, helps a lot too!”
Phone and email support are free, and you get to speak to the course creator directly!! Feel free to contact us, and we will help you get your web design class up and running quickly.
August 22, 2017
In the old days, we had to go to Photoshop (or some other image editor) to create rounded PNG or GIF files, to create images that were round. Now you can do this with simple CSS3 applied to your image:
This is what my picture looks like without the CSS:
This is just one small example, where CSS3 makes much of what we used to do with Photoshop in web design, obsolete. If you want to learn CSS3, my CSS course in my IWD package will teach you fast!
August 14, 2017
Happy to announce that StudioWeb is entering its’ 7th year!! Check out the new short facebook promo:
If you want to learn how you can inspire your students, check out StudioWeb.com
August 10, 2017
Getting your web design class up and running is easy with StudioWeb.
The steps are:
- We set up your StudioWeb classroom(s), where each student gets their own user ID.
- Teachers give students their IDs, and they log in and start with the HTML course.
- As your students watch the videos and answer quiz questions, the StudioWeb software tracks their progress auto generating grades for you by course, chapter and even the lesson!
- You have the option to assign them projects that we provide. The projects start on ch3 of the HTML course.
- We provide an easy to use grading rubric for the projects. Even teachers who don’t know code, can accurately assess student work with help of the grading rubric. Using the projects is optional, since the StudioWeb auto grading is very accurate.
It is practically impossible for students to get stuck on a lesson, given how the StudioWeb app and courses are designed. But, if ever a question should come up (and you don’t have an answer,) the course creator (Stefan) will be able to answer questions the same day.
… I make it a point to be in contact with teachers. I am able to do this since we get so few questions!
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
August 5, 2017
If you are going to learn web design, you will need to learn about hosting and domain names. Get your domain name (website address) before someone else does! Get hosting today for as little as $2.26/month. Less than the cost of a good cup of coffee!
August 5, 2017
In this video I talk about why HTML5 based mobile apps are the better choice over native most of the time.
… Yes, I am a heretical nerd!
August 5, 2017
Everyone knows that kids should learn to code for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few:
- Opens up possibilities for future jobs
- Develops problem solving skills
- Develops logical thinking skills
… As such, we are starting to see the growth of coding camps for kids.
Schools are slowly introducing coding
Often times, schools have limited time and resources, and as such, it will likely be many more years until coding is part of core curriculum in many schools.
Parents around the world are taking the initiative to give their kids a headstart, and are enrolling them in code camps. These camps take place either during the summer months, or throughout the school year, after regular school hours. Many entrepreneurs are stepping up to meet this growing need.
What are the skills required to start a code camp?
Typically, if you are to teach code, you need a person who knows how to write code, and who knows how to teach as well. Not a common skillset, and not that easy for the average person to learn both skills.
Code camp owners have a few options: build these skills (which is a daunting task for most,) or hire a teacher/developer. But both options presents its’ own problems. Another solution is to use StudioWeb, a system that allows just about anyone to successfully manage a code class.
StudioWeb allows teachers to facilitate a code classroom
… Among the many features, StudioWeb generates accurate grades, usage reports, and even awards badges and certificates that students can print and mount. All handled by the StudioWeb web application, and is practically effortless to manage. Teachers love it. Especially teachers who don’t know code!
Advantages of starting a code camp:
- No coding skills required with StudioWeb.
- Great for stay-at-home moms!
- Very small startup cost, since most students will have a laptop, or the camp will only need to supply inexpensive Chromebooks and inexpensive headphones.
- Easy to get people excited to sign up to a camp.
If you would be interested in setting up a code camp, feel free to contact StudioWeb.
August 4, 2017
I was reading an article on Yale University’s research with socially assistive robotics, that help to teach kids. The main points I got out of the article:
- Robots learn and adapt to individual student need.
- Students are motivated when the learning process is turned into a game. A little competition is very motivating for many students. Otherwise known as gamification.
- When students work one-on-one with a robot, they are not afraid to answer questions, since all the students are busy working with their own robots.
- The robots look like fun toys.
This is interesting to me, because the StudioWeb app and curriculum, has been developed with an awareness of the above lessons.
StudioWeb’s experience reflects Yale’s:
StudioWeb’s software shares similar traits (if you will) with Yale’s socially assistive robots. StudioWeb is a gamified app where students learn to code, as they unlock levels, earn badges and score points. Students work on their own computers, at their own pace, and so they don’t have to worry about social pressures.
July 31, 2017
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