Parent comment on rubric for Personal Website


#1

A parent just sent me the following in email:
"I think [her son] is confused about the placement of navigation bar (hyperlinks to the pages). He is actually putting them into element of the HTML document.

I asked him, if he understands that is for hosting metadata of the page and tag(s) that normally placed there is/are hook(s) for linking other files such as css. "

It’s true we taught our students that the …head… was for meta-data (such as the title). I can see how this placement of the Nav-bar could be confusing. Just entering this note here in case the curriculum developers concur and move the nav-bar into the body as they make updates to the lesson plans and rubric. thanks


#2

I’m not exactly sure where the confusion is.
Are you talking about in U2 Rubric - Final Personal Website
in the structure description

Every page contains DOCTYPE, <html> element, <head> element, and <body> element.


#3

I think she is referring to this line of the rubric (from the Headers and Footers section):
“Each page contains a header with the page title and a navigation bar that links to every other page in the site.”

It seems she is uncomfortable that the nav bar is IN the header. I am just relaying information. thanks for your inquiry


#4

Yeah, header, heading, head tag, all of that is very confusing. Maybe some more thought should go into the verbiage on the rubric. Do you have any thoughts about it?


#5

Ha ha - yes, these words are way too similar. I see what you mean about the rubric. The middle section might need some work. Maybe something like:

Head, Title, Navigation and Footers
Each page contains a head section with the page title. The first item in the body section of each page is a navigation bar that links to every other page in the site. Each page contains a footer that tells users the license under which the website is published.