Is my child ready for this course? Is your child comfortable googling information? Does your child know how to open two browser windows at once? Do they know how to copy & paste? Can they download/upload files? If the answer to these questions is yes, then your child is definitely ready. If not, we can teach them how to do these things, so go ahead and send them, but their results may not be as complete as other kids.
Will this be a REAL website? First and foremost, kids will come home with a fully functional, fully customizable website. It will be live on the internet and they are welcome to tinker with it at home. The website is completely FREE and they will have access to the website for a full year. Free hosting is provided by Siteground.com. At the end of that year, they have the ability to transfer that website to any hosting provider they choose. Hosting prices vary from approx $5-$20/mo for low end websites. I will be happy to discuss this with you more in person or by email.
Can they choose the URL (domain name) for their website? No. A free URL will be provided to them by Siteground. It will be a subdomain. If you want a domain name for your child, we can discuss that later. Domain names usually range from $10-20/yr assuming it is not a premium domanin name.
What will the course cover? We will cover the basics that a real web developer would use to create a website. We will talking about hosting/domain names. We will cover cpanel and WordPress installation. We will talk about creating pages, posts, sidebars and widgets. We will talk about using images and videos on a website. We will talk about internet safety as well as copyright laws and what is NOT allowed on the internet, such as stealing other people’s content. We will talk about customizing the website with colors and fonts. We will also go into some basic programming with HTML and CSS. See the Day 1 Itinerary.
Can my child bring their own laptop? Yes, certainly, assuming they have wireless capability.
Class will be taught by Laura Hartwig, WordPress Website Developer. Learn more about her here.
Still have questions? Contact Laura at WPDecoder@gmail.com.
This class is not available at this time. For private lessons, please contact me.