Organising for the Web

Organising For The Web


Through the stimulating scenario of organising a World Tour for their favourite music artist or organisation, students initially get themselves organised for the unit by revisiting organisational strategies they met in the previous unit. Through exploration of the features of different search engines, students work collaboratively in teams to research their local city, research and design a World Tour schedule and plan flight routes. Student consider working safely with cloud computing services before collaboratively planning their tour itenary using an online platform. Continuing the online collaboration theme, students then work together to create an exciting online presentation using Prezi. Finally, the students work individually to produce an assessed writeup summarising the work they have done.

Lesson by lesson key content

Indicative content
1 Revision: folders and files; using advanced features of search engines; comparing different search engines. Researching Geolocation.
2 Organising teams and decide on a band; search for information about your city. Plagiarism worksheet.
3 Share information and provide feedback; plan your route around the world. Working out distances for your world tour using online services.
4 Working together e-Safely when using cloud computing services; plan your tour dates on a paper based timeline; collaborate on the web to produce a web based timeline. Comparing digital and paper timelines.
5 Producing an online presentation. There is no homework for this lesson.
6 Introduction section writeup; research section write up; planning section write up; other information section write up; self-assessment section write up. There is no homework for this lesson.

Computing curriculum content

  • Undertake creative projects that involve selecting, using, and combining multiple applications, [preferably across a range of devices,] to achieve challenging goals, including collecting and analysing data and meeting the needs of known users;
  • Create, reuse, revise and repurpose digital artefacts for a given audience, with attention to trustworthiness, design and usability;
  • Understand a range of ways to use technology safely, respectfully, responsibly and securely, including protecting their online identity and privacy.

Literacy curriculum content

  • Writing for a wide range of purposes and audiences, including notes;
  • Paying attention to accurate grammar, punctuation and spelling;
  • Using Standard English confidently in their own writing [and speech].

Numeracy curriculum content

  • Use the number line as a model for ordering of the real numbers;
  • Use standard units of [mass, length,] time, [money] and other measures, including with decimal quantities;
  • Use scale factors, scale diagrams and maps.