This Week in Newsy (TWIN) is a Ruby on Rails web application backed by a MySQL database and provides lesson plans based on news stories compiled by Newsy.com.
TWIN has been developed for multiple language support and currently includes some lesson plans in both English and Chinese. Lesson plans on the site include a brief overview of the plan, the Newsy video the plan is based on and a downloadable PDF of the full lesson plan. The downloadable PDF is auto generated from the content stored in the database.
The content for the site is produce by students in one of the School of Information Science and Learning Technology's classes. The application includes functionality to allow students to create the lesson plans online within the application.
I am responsible for the application programming code and the UI design.