School has concluded for the summer and I am very pleased with how much progress the kids made but I am always looking for ways to improve by reviewing my course content (middle school coding) in preparation for the next year.
The first thing students learn (after learning how to use code editors) are the basic tags; h1-h6, hr, b, u, i, etc.
But I also show the marquee tag, which I know is obsolete and could stop working anytime.
However, kids love it and do funny and goofy things with it. When it’s time to learn about attributes nothing works better than using the marquee tag and the corresponding attributes to solidify their understanding of using them. Down the road src, href, id, and class are easier for them to digest.
And this student…well, I think it’s cute.
OK, should I still stop with the marquee? Or continue with it until it’s gone?