Age Group:Middle Grades
Norah Rami is a teenage social advocate and coder. She will be starting her sophomore year of high school this fall. Code, she realized, was another way to help solve even the biggest of problems. Norah was a 2018 Semifinalist for Code for Change. To share her love of coding with young girls, she recently started the first CoderGals chapter in Texas. Norah has created two functioning apps and hopes to continue using technology as a means of social change.
In this 3-part virtual seminar, Norah will not only demonstrate how to code a basic webpage, she will also share information about women like Sally Ride and Katherine Johnson, who were leaders in S.T.E.A.M. fields.
Day 1 begins with a basic introduction to HTML, which is the coding language used to create websites. Using glitch.com, participants will begin coding the basics of their own website. Norah demonstrates the basic HTML tags and how to use them. After completing this lesson, participants will have a basic biography webpage about a person of their choosing. This website will be used during the next two lessons when Norah explains how to make their website pretty.
Day 2 introduces participants to CSS, which is the coding language that affects how websites look. Norah starts with the basic attributes covered by CSS coding: border-style, font-family, color, border-color, and background-color. These CSS styles will be applied to the website created on Day 1.
Day 3 continues with CSS, delving into more complex stylings, such as margins and padding, flex-boxes and flex-directions, and alignment and justification. Upon completion of Day 3, participants will have created a biography website that looks nice and provides useful information about their chosen subject.
This program will be a pre-recorded video. You can find the video here the day of the scheduled program.