Thursday, October 27, 2016

Building Your Personal Website

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Students will apply their research and reflection from investigating other personal websites (see last blog entry,) and their consideration of their own strengths and opportunities, and will plan their personal website using "wire frames" for their web pages and to illustrate their web sites in "wire frame site map graphics." (Examples here.) They will make notes of the content and features they want to include to illustrate their strengths as addressed to their potential audiences, and of the images, colors and other factors to represent their "brands" (personas) on the web. These sets of sketches will serve as their guides as they begin to build their web sites.

Each student has been assigned a Weebly Student Account, and will begin web-building over the weekend. Students will watch and work through the Weebly Beginner's Guide Video, and are free to sign up for the live tutorials that will be help Oct. 27 or Nov. 8.

Each student will incorporate the following into their website:
  • Home/Landing Page
  • About Me/Bio Info
  • Resume (Note: Resume Workshop in class on Tuesday, Nov. 1)
  • Portfolio (various work by student: writing, design, art, photography, research, experience, etc.)
  • VR Research Page (with Pecha Kucha slides)
Students may also add:
  • Special Interests Page
  • Hobbies Page
  • Job-specific Page for potential employers
  • Community/Issues Page
Students will bring to bear all their previous knowing, doing and making as resources for the site, including original photography, use of freegal images, New Media writing and research, etc.

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