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San Diego Students Catch the Web Wave this Spring Break

SDSC Conducts StudentTECH 2006: Web Design for High School Students

Published 04/21/2006

This spring break, more than 20 San Diego-area students decided to forego the surf and sand to learn more about web site design and development at StudentTECH 2006 hosted by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC). The week-long program, held April 10-14, gave students step-by-step instruction on how to create a visually appealing and effective webpage or website for their teachers, for their sports team or for another education purpose.

Taught by San Diego Middle School teacher, Todd Resley, the class showed students at all design levels how to create and maintain their own websites. Further, SDSC also welcomed several speakers to talk with the students about the many career paths available in the world of science and technology.

At the end of the week, students presented their final projects -- a live web site. The student sites ranged from literature portfolios, to travel blogs, to personal game pages to landing sites for the student's school. All of the pages developed during this program will be hosted by SDSC, giving students the option to continue to update and revise the site on their own.

StudentTECH is an outgrowth of the popular TeacherTECH program, which offers a variety of monthly technology, science and math workshops for San Diego County teachers, all free of charge. For more information about upcoming TeacherTECH workshops, please see http://education.sdsc.edu/teachertech.

Two examples of the sites students created during this workshop can be found at www.teachertech.sdsc.edu/weber and www.teachertech.sdsc.edu/grice.