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Field Trip to Viget Labs

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Damascus High School is conveniently located in Damascus, Maryland along the outer rim of Montgomery County. It is nestled roughly between Baltimore and Washington DC with a 45 minute to hour ride to either. This offers the students a great opportunity to connect with the movers and shakers of the web design community working in these two cities. Viget Labs is one company in particular that has a strong reputation and has been eager

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The Guest Lecture Podcast Launch

As a teacher of Web Design and Development at the high school level, I have been bringing in guest speakers for about 3 years now.  It wasn’t until last year that I decided to base my curriculum around bringing in a speaker every Friday.  If I can’t bring my students to the web design conferences, I’m going to bring the professionals to them.  After all, it is these young people that need to hear what you have to say about this field.

I know

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2009 - 2010 Guest Speaker Line Up

At Damascus High School I teach a Advanced Web Tools and Digital Media course to my second year web design students. In this course we discuss both development and design at a high school pace (crazy, right?). About 4 years ago I reached out to the Refresh DC community soliciting for guest speakers. Nclud and Jackson Wilkinson stepped up to the plate. Since that year this guest speaker program has exploded into what it is today: Prestigous Web

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Im still alive

As the person responsible for maintaining this site and contributing to this blog I'm embarrassed. I don't want to make excuses because I hate it when my students make excuses with me. However, I think explaining some things going on in my life right now will help you understand why Teachmetheweb has been neglected. By explaining and itemizing it I'm also hoping to alleviate some of the stress I've been feeling lately. This is why I've been

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Web Design

Monday, Oct 12th, 2009

Using http://www.psdtuts.com/ find a tutorial that you are interested in and matches your skill level.  Follow it to produce a work.  Due tomorrow on my return.

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AP Computer Science

Monday, Oct 12th, 2009

Test your bank account program by finding a partner.  If you swap client programs with your partner your program should run.
HINT: you may need to coordinate with your partner to make sure y our method names are identical.

I will be grading your demonstration of these on Tuesday.

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Adv Web Tools

Monday, Oct 12th, 2009

Using your sketchbook sketch some ideas for a personal portfolio website.  There are several things you should consider:

  • Overall Message
  • Color Scheme
  • Logo
  • Layout

There is no reason to use Ps or Fw today this is a brainstorming session.  Use any of these links to gather inspiration:

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Jeff Brown
Montgomery County Public Schools
25921 Ridge Road
Damascus , MD , 20872 USA
(301) 253-7062