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My daughter has really taken an interest in website design this summer. She’s been asking my lots of technical questions about building sites, checking out html books from the library and playing around with graphics. We ended up enrolling her in an “intro to website design” course at our local community college designed for junior and senior high students.
The experience was great for her and now she is ready to dive in deeper. As a homeschool mom, I am thinking up ways to capitalize on this new found obsession. There is so much for her to learn from this.
Web Design- The obvious lesson she is learning is how to design websites. Knowing html and how to manipulate graphics is a great asset in today’s world. Most public entities have a website or want one. Those who have them are always looking for ways and people to tweak them and make them better. What a great skill to have! Many doors can be opened by having web design skills – professional and otherwise.
Graphic Design - As a blogger, I pay good money for a graphic designer to come with logos and graphics for me. Businesses need that service, too. Being able to design logos and graphics would be a great at home job for a young entrepreneur.
Art- Speaking of graphic design, my husband has a bachelor of fine art degree in graphic art. Learning art on the computer is a fun, modern art study that most home educators look over.
Writing Skills- If you have a website, you have to have content. Instead of assigning boring essay after essay this year, I’m assigning blog posts or web content. That way, my daughter can write about what interests her and goes along with her new website.
Have you ever thought about using web design in your homeschool? Got any great ideas to share?