Computational Thinking and Creativity

Block B - Web Research Challenge

Understand the timeline of the main developments since the invention of the World Wide Web. Learn about the great creative minds and internet entrepreneurs who have contributed to the biggest innovations. Be inspired and solve your own challenges! Create webpages, develop a fantasy football database, use 3D modelling software, design a stop motion animation, create your own computer game and much more!

Are you up to a further challenge set by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales? Learn to identify reliable sources of information and spot the tell-tale signs of less dependable material. Have a go at checking and updating a Wikipedia entry for a local city, county or region for Jimmy and create your own webpage of reliable links by developing informative and working hyperlinks.

This Topic is written for Upper Key Stage 2. If you want to use this Topic for a different Key Stage, you will need to consider how to adapt the outcomes, content, delivery methods, resources and differentiation, as well as the relevant National Curriculum objectives.

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01: The art of the web researcher: finding reliable information

Founder of Wikipedia, Jimmy Wales, needs your help to identify reliable and less reliable sources of information. Can you justify your own sources of information and convince him to ‘take you on’ as an editor?

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02: Check and update a Wikipedia page with reliable information

Use your advanced search skills to identify a range of reliable sites on a UK area and edit a related Wikipedia webpage, adding in some of your own researched information.

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03: Create your own regional 'reliable links' webpage

Complete some in-house training on online copyright law and learn how to create informative and useful hyperlinks. Have a go at creating your own webpage highlighting the highly reliable links you have found throughout your research. Make your website the place to visit for primary school geographers.