May Tech Workshop 2017 - Website Creation
- Ages 7-16
o Plan and Design the Solution
o Build the Solution
o Share your Make!
Once again, we are pleased to be offering another tech workshop during the school holidays.
These skills are all hugely beneficial in our current world. By the end of the session, not only will youth participants have begun to develop their own website (building from a blank page upwards by using script and code) but they will also have the opportunity to begin to develop a website and contribute to the web using Wordpress an easy-to-use WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) web environment that includes free content hosting (information twill be forwarded about action required , by a parent/guardian, efore the workshop).
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|Tues||30th May||1:45 - 4:00pm||
HTML & CSS
Device Needed: PC or Mac
|Staplehurst - Village Ctr|
During the activity, techies will be introduced to the software that they'll be using. Techies will then work either independantly or collaboratively to apply gained knowledge, plan and build their creation.
As well as the skills that are being directly taught, such as HTML, CSS etc... there will be opportunities to gain soft skills (team work, communication of ideas, mindmapping, collaboration etc...).
Participants should bring a laptop, if possible (if this is not possible, let us know, we have a small supply of our own).
As always we will endeavour to collect images and video across each session and share on the U Can Too Clubs facebook page (where permission is given), enabling children to proudly share their work with family and friends.
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What do I need to know?
Q: Where is the workshop?
A: We're back at Staplehurst Village Centre - South Hall, High St, Staplehurst, Tonbridge TN12 0BJ
The South Hall entrance is to the back of the building, there will be green arrows pointing the way.
Q: When can I arrive?
A: We ask that you arrive no earlier than 1:40pm. Before this we will be setting up, and it will be challenging for us to ensure that we are ready in time.
Q: What do I do if we arrive late?
A: Of course sometimes uncontrollable circumstances get in the way and cause us to be late; if this does happen, please still come in, but you may need to wait a moment for us to find the best time to include your child.
Q: When should I collect my child(ren)?
A: Please collect your techies promptly at 4:00pm.
Q: I'd like someone else to collect, is that possible.
A: You must advise us if someone else will be collecting your child, or if your child is to walk home alone.
Q: What age-groups are invovled.
A: These workshops are aimed at ages 7-16.
Q: What should my child bring?
A: A laptop, with relevant software installed (advised in advance, where needed) and ability to connect to our Wireless Device. Also, please bring a drink, it's thirsty work!
Q: What software do I need to install before the workshop(s)?
A: Please refer to the table below for links to the relevant software.
|HTML & CSS||
Your techie will also need the ability to connect to the internet, please ensure that they have rights to add a wireless device which we will bring to enable this. If you don't have a laptop, let us know.
Q: Will there be more clubs?
A: We intend to run sessions during every school break
Q: Can you tell me more about Arts Award?
A: From Easter 2017 we obtained the ability to include Arts Award accrediitation within some workshops. The workshops themselves will be exactly the same for everyone, but there will be an opportunity to apply for a certificate at the end, should you wish to. There is a fee for the certification, charged by Arts Award, the fee is dependant on the award level achieved. In time, we would like to offer longer courses. For such courses, achieveable Arts Award levels would be either Bronze or Silver (GCSE equivalent), possibly moving on to Gold, (A Level equivalent/16 UCAS Points). Longer courses, would be completed over several sessions and will provide the opportunity for techies to apply for qualifications recognised by Higher Education and Further Education institutions as well as Employers. I'm sure you can see the value in exploring these as much as we can.
Q: Why Arts Award, isn't this a techology club?
A: It may come as a surprise at first to see that we are offering Arts Award certification. What do art and technology have in common? If you have a closer look at our workshops, you'll see that there is a lot of design, and creativity involved and it comes into play more than you might first think. Creatvity is very important in the realms of technology and qe feel that the inclusion of Arts Award can really encourage and develop that creativity as well as nuturing many additional soft-skills which youth will find invaluable, not only in their education but also in employment.
Q: How will I know if a workshop includes the option of an Arts Award?
A: We will let you know if the workshop/course that you have booked on has an Arts Award associated with it. Please note, that whilst the Arts Award certificate does incur a separate fee, there is no expectation for you to apply for the certificate and not applying for the certificate will not affect the value of the workshop in any way. If you have any questions relating to the Arts Award, please just let us know.
Useful to know:
Su Adams and Volunteer Mentors have DBS checks.
U Can Too holds public Liability Insurance.
Helen's coffee shop, the village shops and the library are all just a short walk away, for those who would like to stay local.
We are an inclusive club. Everyone has a right to be involved, to join in and we all have something to offer as well as learn. If you have concerns, or feel that your child would benefit from the club more if you provided extra information, then please get in touch.
U Can Too & Cedars Forest School often provide reciprocal support, so you may well see staff from U Can Too at Cedars Forest School or vice versa. The two entities are also hoping to offer a collaborative day combining Tech and Outdoor Fun, so watch our events page here on our website or our facebook pages to keep up to date!
Click here to find out more about Cedars Forest School
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