Wk 1: Website & URL – Optional (+30 EC)
We’re making Websites or ePortfolios on WordPress.com WordPress powers 22% of the web these days. It started as blogging software, and while it’s still great at that, it’s become a “CMS” or Content Management System. It’s a handy place to “turn in” your Art110 Activities, but in the long-run, even more importantly it can be Your Website! It can be a great platform to present yourself to the world. Your website on WordPress.com is free forever and your own domain name will cost about $18/year.
When you sign up you’ll get a URL like http://GlennZucman.WordPress.com – you can optionally buy your own Domain Name, like http://GlennZucman.com. It’s your website and your choice what URL you buy. But as a professional site for your career, something like GlennZucman.com will probably serve you better than something like CoolNowButEmbarrassingLater.com
I think it’s a really good idea to buy a domain name. It gives you a sense of empowerment, making your website really yours. It’s more professional. And it’s just plain easier for peeps, be they friends & family, or HR Directors, to type in. But it’s your choice. A free “me.wordpress.com” is acceptable. If you choose to go for a custom “me.com” I’ll “pay you back” with +30 of EC – OFFER ONLY GOOD DURING WEEK 1! EC will be posted with your regular points when I grade the Wk 1: Make a Website activities.
Wk 2: Plaster
You need some things that you can probably scrounge up somewhere:
• Stir Stick
And you’ll get some
1. Plaster of Paris – a 4# box for yourself is about $7 or you could get a 25# bag to share between 4 – 6 people for about $16
Wk 5: Spray Paint
You’ll need at least 2 colors of paint, but just buy 1 can and share colors with a classmate. Any spray paint is ok. Montana Gold is really great!
Whatever materials you might need to realize your vision on various Activities including A11 & A12.