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DIY Web Development. Free Tools and Strategies for Library Instruction. by Bryan Brown, Indiana University Bloomington SLIS. We will cover:. Why teach coding Understanding the beginner\'s mindset The best free resources. Who am I?. Not a web developer Not a teacher A recent beginner

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diy web development

DIY Web Development

Free Tools and Strategies for Library Instruction

by Bryan Brown, Indiana University Bloomington SLIS

we will cover
We will cover:
  • Why teach coding
  • Understanding the beginner\'s mindset
  • The best free resources
who am i
Who am I?
  • Not a web developer
  • Not a teacher
  • A recent beginner

So why listen to me?

my story
My Story

Learning from lectures

my story1
My Story

Learning from playing

3 hurdles to learning
3 Hurdles to Learning
  • Anxiety
  • $$$
  • No teacher
overcoming hurdles
Overcoming Hurdles
  • Remove anxiety
  • Use free* software
  • Teach, and reveal other teachers

*beer and/or free speech

3 keys to learning
3 Keys to Learning

good tools + good lessons + motivating goal = successful learning

the best lessons
The Best Lessons
  • Understand time limits and what can be accomplished
  • Strive for conceptual understanding before implementation (demystify)
  • The "What" and "Why" before the "How" (30,000 ft. view)
the best goals
The Best Goals
  • Give realistic motivation (why code?)
  • Personalized projects mean personalized interest
  • Inspire further study and point out "where to go from here"
w3schools
W3Schools

http://www.w3schools.com/

html dog
HTML Dog

http://www.htmldog.com/

codecademy
Codecademy

http://www.codecademy.com/

the best tools
The Best Tools
  • Easy to use/obtain
  • Free*
  • Simple and/or minimal
  • Support you as you grow
  • BONUS: Multi-language
notepad
Notepad

You already have it.

notepad1
Notepad++

http://notepad-plus-plus.org/

textedit
TextEdit

You already have this, too.

textwrangler
TextWrangler

http://www.barebones.com/products/textwrangler/

eclipse ide
Eclipse IDE

http://www.eclipse.org/

NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!

what about servers
What about servers?
  • Not necessary yet, just open files with a browser.
  • Show off works in progress with Dropbox
  • Give them a fancy URL with Site44
wanna see that again
Wanna see that again?

Go to:

http://iolug.site44.com/resources.html

to see all software, learning sites and hosting methods listed.

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