CSci 101 Term Project: Service Learning Project

Service learning at Bowdoin

If you choose to do service learning as your final project you will design a website for a community non-profit organization. Below you will find a list of local agencies that need a website and a short description of their mission. The goals of this project are:

You may choose to work in teams of up to 4 people. You should expect to visit the community agency about twice during the course of the project. The agencies are all local so transport should not be a problem (we will talk about logistics later). At the end of the semester you will do a presentation of the agency and of the website that you created.

Check out the websites created by the students in the previous semesters:

There will be workshops to help you with DreamWeaver and Photoshop, and Nancy Grant will be available for office hours. All tutorials will be in Coles 2 West Multimedia lab. Directions: Enter the dorm side of Coles, go up the stairs in the back left of the lobby. At top of stairs, go through door, turn left and go to end of hall way. Go through another door and lab is on left.

During each session, Nancy Grant will teach you how to use DreamWeaver to create web pages, how to edit and optimize images with Photoshop, and how to upload finished files to the academic3 webserver. Here is a page that summarizes what you will learn: Web site construction

Attendance to at least one of these sessions is required. You will hopefully be able to attend both of them. Nancy will also offer help on [TBD]. This would be another chance (right before the project 1st draft is due) for you to work on your sites and know that someone is there to help you if you need it; this is NOT the same as the workshops the previous week, it is just a work time with help as needed.

You need to have all of the content ready to plug into DreamWeaver when you get to the session.