Web Development Level 1: Codecademy and Site Design

Image via Wikimedia Commons
Image via Wikimedia Commons

Skill Level: Web Development (Level 1)

Badges Earned: Web Development (Level 1)

Description: To earn your Level 1 Web Development badge, you will need to complete both of the experiences below. One is an online exercise at Codecademy.com, the other is a basic website at Weebly.com, Google Sites, or

Part 1: 

For this first part, you must complete one of these three exercises. Remember to SIGN UP for Codecademy.com using your Google Email. Click here, and simply click the red button (bottom right). Choose one of these:

About Me

Sun, Earth, and Code

Animate Your Name

Part 2: 

For this second part, you will need to create a basic website that serves a purpose, or solves a problem. Remember all websites serve a need and have an audience. You could create an online journal for yourself, create a photo blog, or a site that sells a product. You’ll want to do your best to cite any images or text that you use (that’s not your own).

Resources that will help:

Getting Started With Google Sites. 

Getting Started With Weebly. 

Getting Started with Wix. 

File Your Plan:

Always Fill out a Challenge Proposal: Design Thinking Challenge Template. 

Some tips along the way: Always document your process. Take pictures and video, if you can. Why? We suggest creating a “demo video” of all of your projects. Why? They can be used as evidence of completion. One demo video can be enough evidence to receive numerous badges.

Earn Your Badges:  When you’re done. you’ll earn the badges below!





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