Feb 102020

Watch – Own it

Key questions
• What are the key messages in the video?
• What did you like/dislike about the video?
• What did you find out about online identity from the video?
• If you were in this video, what would you have said about the topic of online identity?

Watch – Jessica’s wish

Key questions
• What would it be like if we were all the same?
• What’s good about being different online?
• How many ways are we all different online?
• Do we always have to agree with/have the same view as other people?



Do you like going online? Why or why not?
• What things make us different online?
• What things make us similar online?
• How can we make everyone feel welcome online?
• If you had one wish for the internet, what would it be?
• How can we all make a positive change online?
• What are your three top tips for staying safe online?

Onine Safety Survey


  • Questions/concerns




Jan 242020

How to create an invisible link

  1. Draw a rectangle or any shape
  2. Select it and untick “outline” and “fill”
  3. Place it on the doorway or where you want to click
  4. Make sure it is selected (blue square)
  5. Click “link”
  6. Type for example “#page 3”
  7. Make sure it is the correct page number!
  8. “View” to test it


  1. Zoom into a picture
    1. Use the same picture but crop then enlarge to a detail
    2. Add something extra to the zoomed in page, eg a note, sign or clue
  2. Include a sound
    1. It could “autoplay” when the page is opeped
    2. Or use link to play the sound when you click on an invisible hyperlink
  3. What’s the point of the game?
    1. Include an instruction at the start
      1. Find the lost Roman necklace – leave clues…
      2. Find information about the Roman villa – have pop up info boxes using animate

My example for ideas:



Success criteria

  • Beginning/Aim
    • Title, challenge
  • End
    • Hidden treasure or room, answer to question
  • Clues
  • Fadi in
  • Challenge
    • ** Secret tunnels
    • ** wrong turns
    • ** information boxes
    • l** link to info website eg primary homeork help Roman houses
    • ** Sound clips
    • ** What have players learned about the Romans/Roman houses by playing your game?


Jan 102020

Lesson 1

  1. Check email
  2. Follow link in email  to Google Classroom
  3. Click the link in the comment to go to form and enter your chosen topic.
  4. When groups have been sorted – go to Google Drive, create a new Google Slides.  Share it with your group members.
  5. Decide on one persons Slides and work on that one.
  6. Prepare one slide each
    1. Simple layout
    2. A few notes
    3. A picture or two

Lesson 2

  • Finish own page
  • Communicate online

Lesson 3

  • Agree a style – font size, font,
  • Prepare your talking (not reading)
  • Work to succes criteria (on Google Classroom)
Jan 072020

Lesson 1

  1. From j2launch, open Google Drive
  2. Click  “+ New” – “Google Docs”
  3. Look through the menus and options
  4. Create a document with information about South America
  5. How can you use the different tools to present your information effectively?
    1. Banner pictures
    2. Text boxes (tables – coloured boxes)
    3. Text in columns
    4. Pictures/text


Lesson 2

  1. Insert a table
    1. Make the border lines invisible
    2. Colour the cells
    3. Change width/merge cells
  2. Insert pictures
    1. Put them in different places
    2. Crop – eg banner picture at top
  3. Style
    1. Choose font, colours (one or two only)
    2. Avoid rainbox, fancy fonts
  4. Information
    1. Keep it simple and short – but informative

Lesson 3

  1. Finish adding content
  2. Work to success criteria

Success Criteria

  • Bold title
  • Fill the page
  • Stand out
  • Dividing into sections/blocks
  • Pictures/symbols
  • Lots of info

Success criteria – fine tuning

  • Big font
  • No highlighting
  • Space
  • Balance
  • Centre
Jan 072020

Lesson 1

Video tutorial

  1. Open “linked pages template” in shared files, st-marks
  2.  Making the hyperlinks:
    1. Select “Next”
    2. Click “link” on the tool panel
    3. Type “#page 2”
    4. Click “ok”
    5. SAVE
  3. Testing the link
    1. Make sure you have saved
    2. Click “view”
    3. Click on the link
  4. Now create the link back to page 1 from page 2
  5. You could also have the page numbers at the bottom so you can skip to any page.
  6. Can you make a button with shapes and text?
  7. Add a link to my blog:  https://st-marks-wilts-sch-uk.j2bloggy.com/MrWs-Computing-Blog/

More to think about

  • HTML is the language that is used to make webpages.  Click on this link to see how links work in HTML : HTML links
  • Make a simple adventure game by creating pages with doors which are links to a new page.  It could be a maze…

Lesson 3

  1. Template file – Chinese Palace
  2. Make doors links to explore the palace
  3. Make simple adventure game
  4. ** Make a map (site map)


Jan 062020
  1. Open gmail (button in j2launch)
  2. Click “compose” to write a new email
  3. In the “To:” box, copy this email address:
  4. hedgehog@st-marks.wilts.sch.uk
  5. In the subject box, write “secret message”
  6. In the main message box, write a polite message to Harry the hedgehog, asking if he knows anything about a secret message for the children of St Mark’s.
  7. When you get a reply, read it and follow what it says…


  • Make a j23 page called: “Email challenge” so I can grade your work
  • Email the person next to you an interesting fact.
  • Can you think of some sensible rules to keep everyone safe and happy using email? Add them as a comment to this post.