Freelance Friday Projects from High School Web Students

Wednesday October 13, 2010 In the Classroom

In my high school web classes, every Friday is what's called "Freelance Friday."  It follows the Google 20% principal that a portion of a creative's time should go to projects that interest them.

As I was grading today I decided to share a few current projects.

Web Development Students

  • Reading Head First into JavaScript
  • Learning Apache and MySQL
  • Building a PHP form
  • Custom author pages in WordPress templates
  • Making web sites for family members
  • Starting portfolio sites

Web Design Students

  • Designing business cards
  • Designing logos for businesses
  • Learning HTML

More than in past years, studewnts are really taking to their freelance projects.  I can't wait till more students are working with real clients, although learning on their own is great!