Creating a short text with hyperlinks using available applications (e.g. Word, Google doc, etc.)
Designing a digital information leaflet for visitors to a local attraction
Writing an email announcement about a school event
Creating a text for school web page
Writing a blog post on a given/chosen topic
Contributing to a class wiki
#1 Webpage labels
Students analyse a web page and label its different elements (e.g. text, images, hyperlinks, links for downloading, etc.). They explore what a hyperlink is and why they are used in texts.
#2 How many?
Students compare digital texts with too many, not enough and no hyperlinks. Then they explore how the different uses of hyperlinks affect their reading in both positive and negative ways.
Students explore digital texts which encourage them to follow multiple hyperlinks provided in each text. They reflect on how following multiple links can make them lose the thread of the narrative or argument.
#4 Hypertext rules
Students explore hyperlinks rules and conventions: (1) what information is hyperlinked in a chosen text, (2) why and (3) how long a hyperlink should be.
#5 Harmful hyperlinks
Students explore, identify and generate a list of features of harmful hyperlinks.
#6 Power of language
Students explore how hyperlinks can be used for manipulation and persuasion.
#7 Circle the word
Students compose their texts and circle the words they think should be hyperlinked considering their context, audience and aim of the text. They explain their choice.
#8 Collecting resources
Students find relevant websites which can be used for the hyperlinks in their texts.