HTML Web Design Class Projects
By Jeffery Keilholtz
Hyper-text markup language Web designs are a useful tool to boost a child's imagination during a school project. Teaching children to build HTML sites builds confidence in understanding and using the Internet. Web design class projects can incorporate any number of ideas or subjects, from class work and school plays to educational games and book reviews.
Text Document Websites
Text document websites are especially beneficial for teaching children how to type, edit and display ideas. Text document designs may feature book or story reviews or original stories created by students in class. Small Planet Communications recommends having children choose a catchy title for the website, yet something that speaks to the purpose of the project. Allow children to decide on font sizes and colors. Digital graphics may be selected from online files or children may act out scenes from stories or books as exciting visual references for students to use to learn and share.
Web Diary Projects
Offer students the opportunity to update their website on a regular basis to keep their skills sharp and in practice. A wise idea is to create a class Web diary. The diary may document rehearsals of a school play or the planning of a fun classroom event. Kids can upload images, send Internet invitations and blog their personal thoughts about the project as well as delete old content. These activities allow a child to experience interactive online fun and learn Web design management. Lissa Explains It All recommends assigning students roles as a Web design editor or graphics captain to encourage leadership and teamwork in building and maintaining a Web page project.
HTML Tagging Projects
Allow kids to explore the basics of HTML website "tagging." Small Planet Communications explains that HTML tagging is the basic means of creating a uniform resource locator. Typing a URL into a Web browser guides Internet users to desired websites. HTML tagging projects should offer students the opportunity to imagine effective keywords and website titles that may draw more Internet users to their site. Suggest that students come up with a name for their website and use those words as tagging data to show them the step-by-step process of how their ideas can be shared on the World Wide Web.
Jeffery Keilholtz began writing in 2002. He has worked professionally in the humanities and social sciences and is an expert in dramatic arts and professional politics. Keilholtz is published in publications such as Raw Story and Z-Magazine, and also pens political commentary under a pseudonym, Maryann Mann. He holds a dual Associate of Arts in psychology and sociology from Frederick Community College.