Practicum Update and In-Class Reflection: Week 11

Practicum Update and In-Class Reflection: Week 11

This week my Practicum Update and In-Class Reflection are one and the same.  According the course syllabus todays class was dedicated to working on the various practicums in preparation for the DH Showcase, which is fast approaching.

Both Jenn and I have been volunteering at a community event in Langley all week.  Since we are the only two people assigned to our group we decided the best use of our time (and the best way to avoid traffic and driving) was to set up camp in a coffee shop and put some quality time into the set up of the Social Justice Centre website.

We spent 3.5 hours working in Mc Burnie’s Coffee house in Langley and our time there was very productive!!  After some technical difficulties and lost work, we were able to get a great rough construction of the whole site done.  **Lesson learned: don’t have two computers working on the same tab on Squarespace at the same time because the site won’t register both changes at once.**

We look forward to showing Mike Ma our work and to putting the finishing touches on it over the next two weeks!

Today was an exciting day for both Jenn and I.  We were able to see the work of the past few months start to take shape in the form of a finished product.  The new SJC webpage is going to be simple, eye-catching, professional and accessible.  One of our main goals in the construction of this site is accessibility.  We want the site to be easily understood by various guests and to also to be a functional tool for the SJC team after Jenn and I finish our semester.  Each section can be easily edited by team members.  There is lots of room for change and expansion in every section.

We have the site systematically categorized.  There will be tabs for the following:

  1. Local Organizations 
  2. Key Players 
  3. Past Involvement and Projects 
  4. Contact Information 

Under Local Organizations we have a brief description of various social justice based groups and have embedded links to key websites.

Under Key Players we have embedded videos we filmed featuring various community members who take part in social justice.  Each individual speaks on a different area of social justice that is of interest to them.

Under Past Involvement and Projects we have a list of past events and projects that the SJC has taken part of.  We also have a photo gallery with pictures and brochures from the various events.

For Contact Information we have the Kwantlen Polytechnic University address, which is also pinned on an embedded google maps.  As a key contact person we have listed Mike Ma’s email address.

Click here and here and here for a few sneak peaks of videos that will be featured on the SJC website!

The following is a sneak peak of various aspects of the website:

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A preview of the Home Page
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The cover page for featured local organization of social justice


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The set up of the Local Organizations page– each organization has a small write up and a picture
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A snippet of our featured past projects
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Cover page for Key Players
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First section of information shown under Key Players

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