Woodridge Library Kids Build a Website Class

Technology and the Internet continues to dramatically shape every area of our society: from how we work, to how we talk, to how we relax and even to how we think. Discovering the basic building blocks that are underneath them can be an empowering and eye opening experience. Plus, kids can learn important reasoning, logic, and communication skills.

With this in mind, Woodridge Library will host a free learn to build your own website class for kids this summer!

Curriculum and Goals

We will use Code Academy.com's self-taught and popular online tutorial to guide our activities. This website is self paced, free, interactive and available online. The goal is know how to create a very basic website and empower kids to be more curious and think critically about the technologies in their everyday lives. Kids shouldn't expect to build anything super complex and flashy, but rather have fun with creating an "About Me" website.

Ages

This program is geared towards kids ages 10-12 years old. This is due to level of math and critical thinking skills required. If your child is on the edge of these age and has a high interest in the class, please contact us to discuss.

When

Class will be held:
Monday July 15th through Friday July 19th 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
Optional Drop In Sessions to work on their website
Monday July 22 through Friday July 26 1 p.m.- 3 p.m.
A parent/guardian showcase day will be scheduled the follow week.

*Each day children have the option to arrive earlier and taking part in D.C. Free Summer Meals Program offered in library.*

Where

Class will take place at the Woodridge Library (1801 Hamlin Street, NE Washington D.C. 20018) in the Children’s area with desktop and laptop computers.

Enrollment ** Extended from original date**

Enrollment ends June 15th, 2013

Attendance and size

If you are interested in the program, please be able to commit to attending the class.
This program has a very limited size and if you are unable to make the four out of five of the classes, please do not sign up.

Previous knowledge

For the most parts kids just need to bring themselves and a willingness to have fun and learn. However, a child should be comfortable (but not perfect!) with the following basic computer functions:
1) Using a mouse scroll and a keyboard to type
2) Locating an Internet browser (Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer) and typing in a web address
3) Using features of a browser (back, forward, stop, search, refresh, history, home buttons, address bar, loading status)

Feedback and Questions

If you have any questions, please contact Lizzie Nolan children’s librarian:
elizabeth.nolan@dc.gov
202-541-6226

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