The benefit of drawing your designs
Whether you are teaching how to write an essay or developing a website, it is important to plan. In my Year 7 and 10 ICT classes I get students to follow a System Development Life Cycle (SDLC). I explain the purpose of a SDLC and also give examples of how I have used it in my past work as an IT Analyst.
Asking students to draw a diagram is sometimes followed with groans and comments like, “I thought this was a computer class!” It is important that students know how to plan and design quickly using a paper and pen. I demonstrate this by drawing webpage designs on the whiteboard; I label a lot since I’m not the best at drawing.