Unicoi students spend the day learning how to build web pages

UNICOI, TN (WJHL) – Students in Unicoi spent one of their final days of summer in class learning how to create their own websites.

“As computers become more engrained in our society and into what we do in everyday life i think it’s important for students to understand how it works and why it works,” said Instructor Stephen Hendrix..

The day-long camp was created through a partnership with the Town of Unicoi and Niswonger Foundation.

The program was free to the more than a dozen students who signed up.

“They have several of these camps in Johnson City, Kingsport, ETSU (East Tennessee State University). We are excited to bring something like this to Unicoi,” said Unicoi Parks and Rec Director Sarah Hughes..

Campers began with the basics.

“We spend the day talking about web design taking them from a basic text document to actually creating a full web page using, HTML, Cascading Style Sheets and images to actually create a page all about them,” said Hendrix.

With questions and through trial and error, the website begins to come to life.

“Having those moments where you watch the light bulb come on and you realize a student has found something or done something that before today seemed either impossible or mystical. So to have them have that “light bulb moment, I think is really cool,’ said Hendrix.

And at the end of the day, a proud accomplishment and knowledge they can take with them forever.

“There’s going to be a need for people who have web design skills data base skills, networking skills,” said Hendrix.

For more information on how to bring a program like this to your community contact ETSU.

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