Lesson 3: Creating a web page

Using the skills that they have developed, children create their book review web page, showcasing what they have learned

Before the lesson

Have ready

  • Presentation: Creating a web page – IMAGES COMING SOON!!!
  • Pupils’ Activity: Google Sites checklist for them to refer back to
  • Link: ‘Google Sites’

Print

  • Resource: Making a website help sheet (see Classroom resources) – if additional copies are needed
  • Activity: Google Sites checklist (see Classroom resources) – if additional copies are needed

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Resource: Making a website help sheet
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Activity: Google Sites checklist
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Learning objective

  • To create a web page as part of a collaborative class website

National curriculum

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

Success criteria

  • I can build a web page
  • I can include many of the features of Google Sites
  • I can make my page informative and interactive

Cross-curricular links

  • Nothing relevant for this lesson

Attention grabber

Display slide 2 of Presentation: Creating a web page to discuss the Learning objective and Success criteria

Presentation: Creating a web page

Show on your interactive whiteboard

Slide 3: ask for volunteers to use the board to demonstrate the following skills:

  • insert a page
  • insert an image
  • embed a video from YouTube

Slide 4: point out how any page they add appears at the top of the web page as a hyperlink. This is called the navigation and it is important that users are able to easily navigate through a website.

Show how to add a ‘subpage’ (click on the menu next to the page name in the ‘Pages’ tab and select ‘Add Subpage’).

Going back to the main navigation bar, there will be an arrow that contains the subpage on a vertical menu.

 

Key questions

  • What is a hyperlink?
  • Which types of pages could be added as a subpage? (Anything related to the main page e.g. a main page would be the name of the book; a subpage would be TV and film adaptations.)

Main event

Slide 5: as a class, discuss the importance of respecting other people’s web pages and not to make changes to them. It’s also useful to explain that Google Sites tracks who makes changes so you would be able to see if any changes are made to another pupil’s page.

Bearing this in mind, come up with some simple class rules about working collaboratively.

Slide 6: each pupil will have one web page, but they can also have additional subpages.  Regularly refer back to the Activity: Google Sites checklist so that pupils can ensure they are utilising all of the available features.

Get them to continue to develop their book review web page and add as much information and as many images as possible.

 

Key questions

  • Why must we only edit our own web page? (Working collaboratively but having individual responsibility for our own page.)

Differentiation

Pupils needing extra support: Should use their help sheet to refer to and possibly work with a more confident pupil for support.

 

Pupils working at greater depth: Should add subpages with further information about the book, author, similar books, film adaptations of the book, etc. They could include a link to a relevant YouTube video if your school filters allows.

Wrapping up

Slide 7: show the class website on the board, which should now include the web pages produced by the pupils.

Select a web page to look at and evaluate it as a class, suggesting what went well and what the possible next steps are for the web page.

The next lesson will focus on children setting up their own website, so you may want to give them extra time to finish their page for the collaborative site if they haven’t finished it.

 

Key questions

  • What went well with this page?
  • Which features from the checklist did they include?
  • Which features should they try to include if they had more time?

Assessing pupils' progress and understanding

Pupils with secure understanding indicated by: Creating a professional looking web page with useful information and a clear style, which is easy for the user to read and find information from.

 

Pupils working at greater depth indicated by: Producing additional content by adding subpages with further information as well as including more advanced features, e.g. relevant YouTube video content embedded in their page.

Vocabulary

  • Web page

  • Collaboration

  • Web page

  • Features

  • Insert

  • Embed

  • Hyperlink

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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