Category Archives: ITWeb

Class 6 – Create a Menu Bar

Watch the following Video:

(1) Connect your Home page to the menu bar, make sure to click on “Save Menu

(2) Click on “Custom Link”

  • At the URL location, type in your WordPress site’s web address
  • At the end of the address, add “admin” after “/”
  • In the Link field type in “ADMIN”
  • Click Add to Menu
  • make sure to click on “Save Menu

(3) open a new browser, and type in your WordPress site’s web address

  • click on each of the menu links to see what happens.

(4) go back to the Appearance – Menu dashboard

  • Click on “Categories
  • Click on “View All”
  • Check Mark on all the boxes
  • Click Add to Menu
  • make sure to click on “Save Menu

 

You can move the menu items around by pickup and drop.  this will re-arrange your menu items.  Give this a try.

You can also make sub-menus (drop down menu) by moving an menu item to the right/below another item.  Give this a try.

(5) we are now going to set your Home page as the Front Page of your wordpress site.

  • go to Settings – Reading
  • under static front page – select your Home page

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Class 5 – In Class Test

Answer the following questions and email your answers to your classroom teacher:

Step 1 Open your online email account.

Step 2 Open/Create/Write a New Message in your online email account.

Step 3 Copy and Paste the questions to your email message.

Step 4 Answer the questions within your email message and hit Send when finish.

The Question(s):

  1. What is a Post?
  2. What is a Page?
  3. What is the difference between a Post and a Page?
  4. What is the purpose of Category?
  5. Why do we need to use Categories?

 

 

Class 4 – Create a Page

Watch the following Video:

Student Activity

Create a ‘Home’ page and fill it with content.  the content should be information about this website.  Answer the question: when a reader/view enters your site, what will he/she finds?  Will this information be useful?  How will this information help the reader?

Class 3 – Create and Define Categories

Watch the following Video:

Student Activities:

(1) Create the following Categories:

  • General Stuff
  • Homework
  • Learning
  • Windows
  • Internet Safety
  • Cellphone Apps
  • Games
  • Programming
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Animations
  • Stories

(2) Open up each of your posts and retag each post with the proper category(s).

Class 2 – Create a Post

Watch the following Video:

Student Activity(s)

Pick 5 pieces of information from your internet safety section that you believe to be the most important, and create posts of each these topics.  At the end you should have completed 5 posts.

Make sure to have a proper title for each posts.  You can use any of the editing and modifying feature(s) available to you from the editing menu to format the main body of the posts.

When completed: make sure to hit “Publish” to make it live and available to be seen by general public.

 

Class 1 – Create a WordPress account

Step 1

Registration - Step 0


 

Step 2

  • Decide on a site name.
  • Select “Personal
  • Select “Portfolio
  • Click “Create Your Site and Continue

Registration - Step 1


Step 3

  • Remember your site address
  • Type in your email address
  • Create a user name
  • Create a password
  • Suggestion (best password): pick the first line of your favourite song.
  • Example: ocanadaourhomeandnativeland (26 character password)
  • Click “Next Step

Registration - Step 2


Step 4

  • Click “No Thanks

Registration - Step 3


Step 5

  • Pick a Theme
  • (More on this later – for now pick one that your like)

Registration - Step 4


Step 6

  • Select “Free

Registration - Step 5


Step 7

  • Locate the option “WP-Admin
  • Click on the link “WP-Admin” to go to your dashboard

Registration - Step 6


Step 8

  • Remember your site’s web address
  • This is your dashboard, you control your site from here.
  • Locate and click on “Sign Out
  • Close your browser

Registration - Step 7


Step 9

  • Open a new browser, type in your site’s web address
  • Now you will see what ‘general public’ sees.
  • At the end of the address bar, add “admin” after “/”
  • Example: bestwebsite.wordpress.com/admin
  • now you will be prompted your ‘sign in’ information

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Posting personal Info Online

Total Class time: 2 to 3 classes

Student activities class

Objective: to gather information and present them in the form of a brochure/cheat sheet.

  1. https://www.staysafeonline.org/stay-safe-online/protect-your-personal-information/social-networks
  2. http://www.beinggirl.com/article/internet-safety-for-teens/
  3. http://bc.rcmp-grc.gc.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=87&languageId=1&contentId=21690
  4. http://www.screensmart.ca/internet_safety.html

Class Activity – Students may work in pairs.  Students are to look through the above websites and decide on what are the most important message/resources/materials best suited to help protect their friends, family (brothers & sisters) and neighbours from harm.  Cut and paste your findings and make them into a shingle sheet brochure.  Print your single page brochure for your classroom teacher.  Make sure to use the correct size fonts to allow for reader(s) to clearly see your findings.  you may use information you had obtained from previous internet safety classes. 

Most important: Put Your Name(s) and student number on it!

Please keep in mind that your effort will keep someone you know (family, friends, and neighbours) safe while online.

Internet Safety

Total Class time: 2 to 3 classes

Teacher led class (presentation) with class discussions, and student activities

Objective: to present the importance of internet safety and what to do about the related topics.

Watch the following video

Short class discussion of that was being shown.

Class Activity 1 – Students are to go to Youtube to find similar warning and public message video suitable for their age group, and send the link to the teacher using their professional email address.

Watch the following video

Short class discussion of that was being shown.

Class Activity 2 – Students are to go to Youtube to find similar warning and public message video suitable for a younger age group(elementary school aged children), and send the link to the teacher using their professional email address.

Look through all the link at the following sites:

  1. http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/quilchena/Students/Pages/Internet-Safety.aspx
  2. http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/health-and-safety/internet-safety
  3. http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/en-us/youthspark/youthsparkhub/programs/onlinesafety/

Class Activity 3 – Students may work in pairs.  Students are to look through the above websites and decide on what are the most important message/resources/materials best suited to help protect their friends, family (brothers & sisters) and neighbours from harm.  Record your findings.

 

 

This is for you:

Create a proper Email Address

Total Class time: 1 to 2 classes

Teacher led class (presentation) with class discussions

Objective: to create a proper professional email address for future school (secondary & post secondary) and employment purposes.  This is to be done using an online service.

  • Example: outlook.com, Gmail, Yahoo.ca, etc.
  • Gmail would be best for this course, additional option would be to create the exact same email address under outlook.com as well.  We will use both for later activities.

Guiding Question(s):

  1. Why do you need a professional Email Address?
  2. Why is superlooser@hotmail.com a bad email address?
  3. Identify the positive characteristic of the following examples for John Smith:
  • John.Smith@gmail.com
  • John.Smith.van@gmail.com
  • John.Smith.usa@gmail.com

Identify why the following is a bad example: johnsmith03071990@hotmail.com

  1. Question: guess where the numbers came from?
  2. Question: why is it a bad idea to use numbers?

Advance Question: why are the following examples a bad email to use professionally?

  • 3673367@qq.cz
  • captain_cool@psp.sony.com
  • suksht@yours.com

Super Advance Question: If any of the above bad examples were used as your personal/professional email address, what would be the consequences?

Home Work:

find out what is your teacher’s professional email address.

send an email to your teacher using your professional email address, you must include the following:

Subject Line: VSB-Gladstone re: Professional Email Address Assignment

Body of email: Your First Name, Last Name, Student Number, Home Room