Lesson 4: Website hacking

Applying their learning from the previous three lessons, pupils adapt a live website and learn about the issue of fake news and the reliability of information on the internet and create their own 'fake' stories by hacking the code of a website

Before the lesson

Learning objective

  • To understand and explore more complex components of a web page

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts

Success criteria

Cross-curricular links

Attention grabber

Main event

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Should choose a simple website to work with and may need reminding to double click to be able to change the code.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should be challenged to alter lots of elements within their webpage.

Wrapping up

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Vocabulary

Created by:
Siobhan Morgan,  
Computing specialist
Head of Computing at Exeter Junior School, Siobhan Morgan has nine years of computing teaching experience as well as experience from her role of ‘Subject Genius for Computing’ on TES. Siobhán enjoys spending time with her family and searching for the Gruffalo…
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