Tuesday the 25th of September
I forget to update my ongoing posts here on this thread which I will likely when I get things in place just add to one of my sites.
We continued to go through various aspects of WordPress. This time one of the students created a simple facebook guide by adding a text widget and some code to add a like button. This was shared with the other students through dropbox which all the students installed on this day in class. I can easily add material to the drop box folder we are using so that everyone gets it right away.
Another student showed how inspect element in Chrome works.
Another student showed a few things around the JetPack plugin.
It was nice to have some of the more knowledgable students come forth and present something for class. The students now know a few more things about widgets and plugins.
2 October the Oslo high schools had their fall break. One week off was nice. It gave me a chance to use more time and prepare various things.
I had created an assignment on the various things we had gone through in WordPress the last month.
Create a site.
Add a theme.
Make 7 pages.
Turn of reply/comment/discussion feature on some of the pages.
Add a post category.
Add some posts that were connected with the category.
Add a reply to one of the posts.
Then show the teacher Joachim the first part.
Part 2 create a menu with a dropdown.
Find other themes and install (but not activate).
Add 4-6 images to the media library, add a audio file.
Embed 1 or more videos.
Photoshop - make a banner, optional create a favicon and a background.
Then show the teacher Joachim the second part.
Look at the CSS file and write down the main sections that contained a *///.
Add some plugins, Contact Form 7 or other contact form plugin, and add two more.
Add Widgets to the sidebar. Lastest posts and 2-3 other widgets.
Adjust the Permalinks.
Do additional things. Up to you.
For instance create a child theme.
There were some questions from the students along the way. But doing it like this I got to see where the students were at with their knowledge of WordPress. I gave them a minus if they had for instance 5 pages instead of 7. An ok if they had 7, and a plus if they had additional pages. So for each task they received a - ok or +. Totaling up to a grade for each part. Some misunderstood the first part, but I told them that they could easily make up for it in part 2 and 3.
Most of the students got through part 1 on this way. Some finished part 2. We will continue next Tuesday. When they have finished I am planning on showing them how to customize the new WordPress theme Twenty Twelve. We will dig deeper into css and easy parts in php (changing footer text and moving the menu below the banner) and I will see what else I do.