[ubuntu-uk] School websites
sean at seanmiller.net
Sat Jun 11 10:40:08 UTC 2011
On 11 June 2011 11:30, Paul Sutton <zleap at zleap.net> wrote:
> Perhaps we need more people in schools to help out who can actually do
> web design and help out without charging hundreds of pounds for the job.
> nProblem is most people out of college may not have these skills, I have
> seen web design courses advertised at my local college, they use
> Dreamweaver, great so i use that at college go in to schools and they
> can't afford it. Goes back to teaching skills rather than packages and
> to the test.
No, that is not the point at all... schools would not take on somebody to be
their secretary who had no concept of what a word processor was, or could
not use a spreadsheet... they are meant to be educational establishments...
are you REALLY saying that the quality of staff at our schools could not
grasp writing something like this :-
<h1>here is a heading</h1>
<p>The first paragraph</p>
<p>The second paragraph</p>
I am SORRY but if this is the state of our education system then I
Sometimes if you are the one person in the school who knows xyz then you
> get the ict co-ordinator job, so this comes part of the package, so
> you just struggle with what ever software is available in the time (or
> lack of time) allocated in between planning, marking, teaching and all
> the other jobs.
I could train somebody in writing basic HTML in hours...
Seems to me that schools need help and perhaps we techie people need to
> be more willing to work / volunteer / offer our time / expertise to
Possibly.... but it seems rather pathetic that we're trusting the future of
our kids to people who don't appear to even be able to grasp something as
basic as HTML.
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