Students will create single-page and multi-page web artifacts that meet the standards of the industry. Each week, students will be introduced to a new set of language, computation, and design skills. Students will create one new web project per week to solve a particular problem using their acquired skills. They will also work in teams to create a multi-page site for a real-world client over the course of the semester. Class participation and collaboration will be emphasized so that an authentic design and development community can emerge from the class.
Among other helpful tools and curricular resources, students will use the free educational version of Mozilla Thimble, a respected training-level, browser-based web development platform.
Schools must install and allow student access to the resources listed here, in order for a student to participate in the course.
Please see software manufacturers’ websites for further information and system requirements.
In addition to VHS system requirements:
Software used: Mozilla Thimble
browser-based code editor and publisher
Specific URLs accessed: multiple addresses at domains “mozilla.org,” "webmaker.org," “w3schools.com,” “codecademy.com," "wellesley.edu," "jsfiddle.net," and "youtube.com"
Please note that this course contains an end-of-course proctored exam. Instructions for students to identify an appropriate adult proctor are included in the course lessons.
This course may not be appropriate for students with specific accessibility limitations as written. Please refer to the VHS Handbook policy on Special Education/Equity for more information on possible modifications. If you need additional assistance, please let us know at service.goVHS.org.
This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*