Mr. O'Connell's Technology Home Page
Personal Website: Interests Page Project
The goal of the Interests Page Project
is to apply as much as you can of what you have learned. This page should be a showcase for your web design skill as well as your interests. Choose your favorite interest, and create a page based on it. My expectation is that you will put a substantial amount of time and effort into this page and that your hard work will be obvious to anyone who visits the page.
- You must include an embedded YouTube video.
- It is recommended that YOU are in the video doing what you love to do.
- You must include images.
- You must include text to explain both the video and the images.
- Select one of your interests that will be interesting to other people as well.
- Avoid topics such as "hanging out with friends" and "playing X-Box for hours at a time".
- Musicians and singers: include an MP3 of you performing.
- Actors: include a YouTube video of you performing a monologue, such as your audition piece.
- Avoid: images and videos of other people pursuing your interests, such as images from professional sports teams, or professional musicians.
- Instead, include images and videos of YOU pursuing your interest.
In short, apply what you have learned and make it great!
COVID 19 2020 Adaptation:
Follow the same instructions as above, but complete your work in Google Classroom and Google Documents. A document will be provided for you under the Classwork Tab. You will not be able to embed a YouTube video, but you will be able to insert a link to a YouTube video, and that’s our temporary workaround for this.
- Copy the title of the YouTube video
- Paste the title into your Google Document
- Go back to YouTube, and copy the URL (web address)
- Go back to your Google Document
- Select the title of the YouTube video
- Use the shortcut Ctrl+K or click the button with the chain icon
- Paste your link
- You’re done
Once your work is completed, click the Turn In button in Google Classroom. Later, when we return to our classroom, you will be able to download the Google Document as a webpage like this:
File>Download>Web Page (.html, zipped)
I realize that some of you have already worked on this page in Dreamweaver, and I apologize for any duplication of efforts. However, these are unsusual times that require unusual effort. I’m sure you understand. As I have said more than once, in web design, when we have to redo something from scratch, it usually takes us half the time, and the results are often twice as good. So take heart.
Check Google Classroom for due dates and other information.