Student Web Page Assignment
- Each home page should include several sections but all should include the following two sections: a section on your education and another on your career/occupational plans. Explain how your education relates to your career plans. There should be a link from education to career and from career to education. In order to understand this assignment, Imagine you are the person who might consider hiring you (or accepting you to graduate school, if that is your next objective). What does that person want in the way of an employee (or student)? How are the skills and knowledge (not grades and degrees) that you are learning in school related to your future employment plans? For example, if you are planning to be a seventh grade teacher, you must be able to teach children skills in reading, mathematics, biological science, physical science, social studies, geography, computer skills, writing (including spelling, and punctuation), and library skills. A person hiring someone to be a teacher wants to know that the person hired has the necessary knowledge and skills and can teach them to others. How is your education preparing you to have the necessary knowledge and skills to do the job? As another example, suppose you plan to work for a company in Fullerton on Orangethorpe that manufactures cardboard boxes. The company hopes to increase sales to customers in other states and in other nations, and to do this, they want to put up a Web site that includes descriptions of their products, a price list, an order form, and information making it easy for potential customers to contact the manager to put in special orders. If the company is hiring a person to help boost sales, what skills do you have that would help the company? How would your education help the company? Why should they hire you? As a third example, suppose you are planning to attend graduate school in Psychology. Graduate school in psychology involves conducting original research and working to do research assistance for faculty members. What skills and knowledge would you look for if YOU were selecting students to admit to the graduate program? How does your education prepare you for being a graduate student?
- Put all of the files for your "site" in a folder on the zip disk or diskette. Be sure to check your site before turning it in to Pam. To check your site, load the home page into your browser and check all links. Be sure that all of the graphics files are included in the folder.
- You can also sections hobbies, interests, and other information you would like to share about yourself or about a topic of interest.
- As you learn more techniques, your Web site will grow to include those techniques.
- By the sixth week of class, your Web site will include all of the techniques of Chapters 1-5. It will help you to list all of the techniques and see if your page includes them all. For example, Chapter 4 teaches how to make a table. Does your page have a table? Chapter 3 teaches how to include a graphic or picture. Does your page have a graphic or picture? Chapter 5's inclusion, of course, means that there should now be a FORM with some information to request from your reader.
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