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Mead.Design

September 25th, 2016

Assessment in the classroom is one of the more prickly tasks new educators face. It is something educators have given a lot of thought about, myself included, and it’s a topic I have been thinking and writing about for the past few years. I started this blog in the summer of 2016 partly as a place to express these and other ideas about design, education and web development. Continue reading this article »

Education

August 8th, 2016

Real Deadlines

“In the real world…” is frequently heard at the start of a college instructor’s tirade, but students are not in the real world, they are in school. Yes, there are times when it is a good idea to simulate a real working environment, but too often, this statement is simply used as an opportunity for teachers to complain about students’ shortcomings. Continue reading this article »

Education

July 25th, 2016

Micro and Macro Approaches

Finally, we get to the heart of my assessment system. You can look at one assignment and use a quantitative rubric (micro), but you can also pull the lens back and look at all the assignments for the course together as one big quantitative rubric (macro). Continue reading this article »

Education

July 18th, 2016

Evaluation Tools

There are many tools at our disposal, and it is not my intention to describe them all in detail. Instead, in this post, we will check out a few specific tools I have found useful and the ways I use them. I hope other educators will think of ways of taking these tools and adapting them for their learning environments, and I am sure all of us can imagine other ways of using them. Continue reading this article »

Education

July 11th, 2016

The 3 Fs of Assessment

Fs are usually bad in assessment, but these are good Fs. The three Fs are Fast, Frequent and Fair. This encapsulates the cornerstone of my assessment system. I do my best to provide frequent opportunities to check on student progress, and carefully choose easy to identify indicators of success that can be assessed quickly. Continue reading this article »

Education

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About William Mead…

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This site shows some of my front-end design and development work and shows how I use these projects to teach students about those same topics.

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Professional Qualities

  • Enthusiastic about teaching, learning, managing projects and building products for the web.
  • Deeply creative and always playful. Frequently engrossed in solving complex puzzles.
  • Thoroughly engaged in the design and web development industries.
  • A visual learner with an analytical mind.
  • Introspective and always striving for improvement.

Skills

I am particularly good at bending CSS to do my bidding, and I really enjoy creating custom interactivity with JavaScript. I am always excited about new problems that need to be tackled.

Contact Me…

I look forward to hearing from you. Please contact me using the form or directly by email or phone.

bill@mead.design
530-219-8998

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