- Learn HTML5
- Learn CSS3
- Learn JQuery
I am hoping to get into a class where I can learn those things, but if not, I will learn it on my own (through tons of online resources, books and experimentation).
As far as the content goes, I am going to try and focus on creating completely two project-based curriculums. I intend to have some of the basics overlap, so I can work on developing the core curriculum and demonstrating how one basic tutorial can be expanded upon in multiple ways.
- Develop core curriculum
- Define and develop project based curriculum based on core curriculum
As of right now, I am thinking those subjects will be music and art. I will need to contact people in those fields for their regular input and assessment of concepts and ease of understanding. I also would love to be in touch with the Math department because programming uses a lot of math and I would love to know more about the math curriculum and how concepts are taught.
- Contact art, music and math departments at Saint Ann’s - ask for participation
- Speak to colleagues in computer department about tutorials and challenges along the way
Additional people that I would like to be in touch with about this project:
- Dr. Carol Fischer, creator of online math projects and incredibly inspiring professor from my high school who would undoubtedly provde great insights
- Frank Migliorelli (ties to ITP and NYU, background in education technologies)
Books to read:
- The Children’s Machine and Mindstorms by Seymour Papert
- Flickering Mind: Saving Education from the False Promise of Technology by Todd Oppenheimer (also perhaps Distracted by Maggie Jackson and/or The Dumbest Generation by Mark Bauerlein)