I’ve been asked to take on our high school Web Design class next school year and I’m trying devise a class that addresses the changing nature of the web. In the past it has focused on learning Dreamweaver, CSS, and html. The class was also tasked with maintaining the school web site.
In short, I am trying to envision the Web 2.0 version of this class. I want to move away from teaching traditional applications and code. I have visions of digital media literacy, blogging about technology tools, and finding web applications that fit practical personal and education needs.
Can you help? If you have any ideas, I would love to hear them – either in a comment or an e-mail (danmcdowell at gmail dot com).
I intend to use an open source CMS (Drupal or Joomla) for the backbone of the school web site, so that portion of the class won’t be as dominating. I will have around 30 students with varying degrees of technology background. We will be using Macs.