Google Chrome Takeover

Starting the lesson with a personalised Google screen hooked the children in today’s computing lesson.


That, followed by a spoof newspaper article about the stench of another college. What more could they want?

image1Today was an impromptu lesson on looking at the coding behind websites. It was an introduction to familiarise the pupils with HTML code, but in an engaging way. We have recently been looking at newspaper articles in English and I just so happened to stumble upon a way in which to manipulate the appearance of websites. Cue playing with BBC news.

On Google Chrome, there is a genius tool, called ‘inspect element’. This enables you to change any part of a website, simply by right clicking and choosing ‘inspect element’. This will bring up the coding for the page. Click on ‘edit HTML’ and you’re set to have some fun.. change the text, pictures, just about anything!

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Here are the two short videos I watched to get the basics!

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I taught this, alongside how to copy a URL of a photo, to change the pictures, and skills suck as ctrl F to search, making their code editing easier. For our first lesson, the children really picked up the code well, making some interesting headlines..

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