I had a hard time with this assignment. I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do so I finally just picked something and went with it. I’m not super happy with it, more because of the Quest itself rather than the design. This class really stretched my level of creativity which has never been very high. I think that had more to do with my apathy towards this assignment than anything else. I think I just need a break. Even better, I need to learn when something is good enough and not spend extra unneeded hours agonizing over the smallest detail. I tend to drive myself crazy.
I had the most fun completing this assignment but it was also definitely the most challenging. I am getting more comfortable with templates and enjoyed picking through the code and seeing what I understood and what I didn’t. I am also getting braver with adding new code and being able to figure out and fix errors.
For this assignment, I focused on physical disabilities that prevent access to the internet. I have a student with severe cerebral palsy, and other physical disabilities. He greets me every day with a smile and a good morning. He inspires me and humbles me. I started researching this last month as he is in my algebra class, and we are trying to find a way to make a graphing calculator accessible to him. This page shares many of the links and articles that I have found.
This assignment required me to add CSS styling to my plain 502 page. What a learning curve this was! I am not known for my sense of style in the real world, and I learned that it doesn’t really improve in the virtual world either. I spent a lot of time using google and working my way through Code Academy to help me style this page. I found that I had more trouble with choosing colors and layouts than I did with the the actual coding. The biggest irritation was when something was working perfectly but when I changed something else it stopped working. So frustrating! Here is the end result, a styled 502 page.
My first adventure into coding involved creating a plain page for my Edtech 502 class. Nothing fancy, just a plain black and white page with no style sheets attached. HTML5 coding at its best. I am pretty proud of this page. I went from having never even heard of HTML to creating an actual page! I didn’t have a lot of trouble with this assignment. The how-to video provided by my professor was very clear and easy to follow. Completing this project successfully has given me a much-needed boost in confidence. I am looking forward to what the next task brings.