Assign tasks which require small changes to simple HTML documents to help students develop an understanding of the structure and syntax of HTML tags.

  • Part of learning HTML is learning the patience to parse through text files full of markup and code.
  • Additionally, HTML requires a good bit of code before you have anything worth looking at, which can be very frustrating and confusing.
  • Assigning small changes gives students the chance to see how aspects of HTML work and figure out the syntax.
    • In contrast, a project where they have to type a lot of code often overwhelms students and they get extremely confused by syntax.
    • By giving students a pre-written HTML document, they get use to reading code, understanding the syntax, and parsing their way through documents.

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Interview with Karen Doore