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Schedule Tuesday-Thursday

Subject to change.

Wk

Day

Topic

Reading

Assignments

DUE

1 1/20
  • Intros
  • Review Syllabus
  • Chapter 1
    • Assignment 1 – Writing Sample
    • 700 words (+/- 10), double spaced, printed
1/22 History of the Internet

LAB

Chapter 1
  • Set up WordPress.com Account
  • Complete Personal Website
  • Add Link to Class website
  • Chapter 1
    • Assignment 1 – Writing Sample
2 1/27
  • Discuss Chapter 1
  • “On Writing Well”

LAB

  • Chapter 1
    • Assignment 2 – Peer Editing
  • Complete Website
1/29 LAB DAY Chapter 2
  • Complete Website
  • Chapter 1
    • Assignment 2 – Peer Editing
  • Complete Website
3 2/3
  • Discuss Chapter 2
  • “Digital Media vs Analog Media”

LAB

  • Chapter 2
    • Assignment 1 & 2 – Writing Sample Revision and Formatting
2/5  HTML and CSS

LAB

Chapter 3
  • Chapter 2
    • Assignment – Revise and Format Chapter 1 Writing Sample.
    • Create a New Post named “TITLE,” Revised, Copy and Paste your sample; Make revisions
    • Format it.
4 2/10
  • Discuss Chapter 3
    • “Screen Writing: Online Style and Technique”
2/12 LAB  Chapter 4
5 2/17
  •  Chapter 3
  • Assignment 1
    Website Analysis
    and Recommendations
2/19
  • Discuss Chapter 4
    • “Headlines and Hypertext”

Copyright

LAB

 Chapter 5
6 2/24

NO CLASS

2/26
  • Discuss Chapter 5
  • “Designing Places and Spaces”
7 3/3

LAB

3/5

Usability & Accesibility

LAB

  • Chapter 5 – Assignment 1 & 2
  • Audience and Content
  • (Article Outline and Treatment)
8 3/10

SPRING BREAK

3/12
9 3/17  Content Strategy Chapter 6
3/19
  • Discuss Chapter 6
    • “Online Editing and Publishing”
10 3/24 LAB DAY   Chapter 7
3/26  Chapter 8
11 3/31
  • Discuss Chapter 8“
  • We The People, Part I”

LAB

Chapter 8

4/2

LAB

 Chapter 11 Chapter 7

12 4/7
  •  Discuss Chapter 11
    • “Learning the Legal Landscape”
  • Video Playlist – Terms of Service

LAB

 

 Chapter 11

 Chapter 8

  • Assignment 1
    • Create a map listing of at
      least 10 locations of interest
      and embed it in your website – OR-
    • Create an infographic with at least
      6 facts about a topic of your choice.
4/9 LAB  TURN IN AN ASSIGNMENT
13 4/14

NO CLASS

4/16

NO CLASS

 TURN IN AN ASSIGNMENT

On Friday April 17

14 4/21
  •  The Future

LAB

Final Project

  • I. Content Proposal
4/23  LAB DAY Final Project

  • II. Article
 TURN IN ASSIGNMENT
15 4/28  LAB DAY  Final Project

  • I. Content Proposal
4/30

NO CLASS

Study Day

16 5/5

Final Exam

3:30 pm – 5:30 pm

  • Final Project
    • II. Article
    • III. Article Submission and Promotion

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