Today we are going to begin a project that will last until the end of the semester. We are going to use our powers of web design and content creation to make a difference in the minds of students and staff at Camino Nuevo.. You may have noticed the big red-lettered poster I keep in my classroom.
The meaning of this poster is very powerful. It means: don't just use technology to absorb what others have written or created. We should use technology to create our own content. Find things that are important to us and the world, and raise awareness and start conversations about them.
Today you are going to create a NEW website. One that is DEDICATED to the ideas on my poster. Every time you create a new blog post for your website, it must do one of the blue-lettered tasks (raise awareness, start conversations, etc). The issues you choose to write about will be up to you. However, the issues you write about must be bigger than just things you are interested in. The issues you choose must affect people. You might choose to write a post about the Dakota Access Pipeline Protest. You might choose to write a post about pollution and climate change. Maybe you write about immigration. Again, what ever you choose to write about is up to you.
I have NEVER had students do this EXACT project before, so I don' t have any really good examples for you that have been created in the past. However, I do have examples of student websites in the past. I will show you some today, and guide you through creating your new site.
You will today start to do some research and begin designing your website. Please get ready for me to share my screen with you.
Link to example article