DGST 395

DGST 395: Week 4 Summary

On Monday, we learned how to program some more stuff in HTML and used some CSS.

On Wednesday and Friday, we had peer teaching.

I found peer teaching was helpful. Most of us were starting on the same level, so it was nice to all learn from the bottom up. For example, Julia taught us how to embed YouTube videos into our website, which was really helpful. From the feedback I received, I think my teaching was helpful to my peers.

My retro homepage is a Taylor Swift fan page. I tried to make it look retro with lots of sparkles and gifs. I found Professor Whalen’s in-class demonstration very helpful. I learn things much better when I can follow along, which I was able to do. I also really like W3Schools. I think it is so cool how you can edit code on the website and see how it affects your program. I got nervous trying stuff out on my code, but W3Schools was a stress-free way to mess around. I also incorporated an embedded video in my website, which I learned how to do from Julia.

W3Schools CSS example.
W3Schools CSS example.
Code Julia taught us.

Digital fluency refers to being able to understand the digital world. This is something we use every time in class. Whatever topic we are talking about, whether it be the metaverse or HTML. Understanding terms like “hyperlink,” “subdomain,” etc., is part of digital fluency.
Digital citizenship is about using technology responsibly. We refer to this idea when talking about virtual communities like Geocities and the metaverse.
Digital praxis is about applying digital knowledge. This is also shown in many things we do, like making our website, subdomains, retro homepages, and other things.