WEB PAGE DESIGN COURSE SYLLABUS Course Description Students will learn how to create web sites using GIMP, HTML, Adobe Fireworks, and web editing software (Adobe Dreamweaver). Students will study the concepts of web design and graphic design using an online resource, ieclass. Students will create web sites and projects as assigned. Design topics to be covered are presentation & personal design, information design, and interaction & business design. Students will work with programming language, imaging/graphics software, and animation software. Some projects will be done on an individual basis and some may be done in teams. Students will also study information technology and the internet, web browsing, email and personal information management, and project management. Teacher Information Mrs. Susan Lorey B.S. Business Education—Bowling Green State University, Ohio M.A. Communications—Western Michigan University Teacher Certification, Ohio and Michigan Vocational Certification, Ohio and Michigan School Phone 780-4711, ext. 8421 Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org Planning Period 3rd hour, 2nd trimester; 2nd hour, 3rd trimester
Objectives of the Course This course is designed to provide students hands-on experience in creating web sites. Students will study the principles of good design, and will be asked to use web application software to complete their projects. Through this process they will be able to identify good design and will be able to create informative and visually appealing web pages at an introductory level. Textbooks An assortment of materials and texts will be used along with various software packages. All instructional materials are to remain in the classroom unless arrangements have been made with the teacher to check out materials for the evening. Major Course Work Students will study good design principles and apply them to their own web sites, including a personal site, an informational site, and an e-commerce site. Students will design each site for the appropriate audience, using various web authoring software along with using appropriate graphic design concepts, and editing. Grading-Procedures The high school grading scale will be followed, plus: 1/3 Employability/work habits 2/3 in-class assignments, tests, notebook, and in-class projects Classroom Expectations/Attendance Requirements The student handbook outlines exact procedures for these expectations. In addition, we grade on work habits and part of our class. COMPUTER LAB/OFFICE SAFETY CLASSROOM AGREEMENT 1. Look out for potential safety hazards (i.e., cords coming loose from under the desks, leaning too far back in your chair). 2. Always look at your chair and hold the chair seat before sitting down. 3. Do not roll in your chair any farther than your personal work area. 4. Follow the manufacturer’s directions when operating any equipment. 5. Avoid distractions when operating office equipment. 6. If you have a tingling sensation, notice smoke, or smell something burning while you are operating office equipment, turn off the equipment and report the problem to your instructor. 7. Know where the power switches are located on all equipment. 8. Do not overload extension cords and power outlets. 9. Do not touch unprotected wires. 10. Do not have food or drink (except water) in the computer lab. 11. Do not abuse classroom computers, printers, desks, chairs, or other equipment in any way. This includes unplugging, moving, and shutting off the equipment without permission. It also includes writing on any of the above. 12. Please keep your work “G-rated” at all times. 13. Do not download files from the Internet or any other source, or change computer settings, without permission from my instructor. 14. Do not log into the computer at the beginning of the hour until given permission by the instructor. 15. You are allowed to log in with your student ID and password ONLY. Access only those programs approved by the instructor, including approved web sites. All other entries into the computer network will be considered a violation of this policy which could result in my possibly losing credit for this class. 16. At the end of the hour, you must: Exit programs and network properly.
Remove any papers, writing utensils, etc. and store them properly.
Properly remove any flash drives and store them properly.
Push in your chair before you leave.
Store any textbooks properly.
Remain in your chair until dismissed.
EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS/WORK HABITS EVALUATION Employability skills are those traits that are looked upon favorably by an employer – positive attitude, neat appearance, good work habits, etc. This class will help you develop these traits so you will be better prepared for college and/or a career.
The following traits/behaviors will reduce your employability grade during the week, and consequently the trimester: Misuse of equipment
Not beginning work promptly
Being unprepared for work (i.e., having all the required supplies)
Off task Having food or beverage in the room Not demonstrating positive listening skills Quitting work early Inappropriate behavior (i.e., excessive socialization, disruptive behavior, cheating, inappropriate language, behavior problems with substitute teacher, leaving the classroom early or without permission). Leaving work area without cleaning up Violating any other of the items listed in the Computer Lab/Office Safety section of this syllabus. WEB DESIGN 1 COURSE SYLLABUS/CLASSROOM AGREEMENT 2012-2013 Mrs. Lorey’s Class Please fill out and return this handout as directed. STUDENT: I have carefully read and understand every item on this Senior Financial Literacy and Technology Syllabus/Classroom Agreement and recognize and accept my responsibility to observe these guidelines throughout this course. The instructor has reviewed the information in class. I will keep this form in my class folder/notebook. This form is due in class on _____________ Student’s Name (please print): ______________________________
Student’s Signature: _______________________________________ Class/Hour _______ Date _________
I have reviewed and understand the instructor’s rules and expectations for my student. My student has also signed this form. If we have any questions or concerns, we will call the instructor at the school: 780-4711, ext. 8423, or send an email to email@example.com
Parent/Guardian’s Name (please print): ________________________________________________________
Parent/Guardian Signature: __________________________________________ Date ______________
Phone Number: _______________________________
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