Several weeks ago when my 3rd grade son, Alexander 和 I presented at the regional 技术 conference in Plano, Texas, he w上 a free copy of 从tech4学习 webblender软件. He has wanted to make his own website for quite a while, and several years ago he made a little progress using a WYSIWYG webpage editor (Claris Homepage)– it was pretty cumbersome, however, 和 neither of us were really h应用y with the experience of using it or the results.
今天他完成 他与webblender创造了他的第一个网站. Originally he just wanted to use the clipart library 和 make pages showing the flags of African countries, but I showed him today:
- How to copy the country’s name into the search field of WikiPedia 和 search for the WikiPedia article about that country.
- How to copy the URL for the country’s WikiPedia entry 上to the computer’s clipboard.
- How to select the country’s flag 和 create a hyperlink to the country’s WikiPedia entry.
Alexander “published” his website to his desktop repeatedly to preview how his multi-page website looked, 和 when he was finished I helped him enter some FTP login credentials to 发布他的网站到互联网.
Although this website doesn’t represent a lot of deep thinking on the subject of African geography, cultures, 政治 or anything else– I think it is quite remarkable that as an 8 year old Alexander was able to create these pages independently. He was quite excited to learn how to link content to the Wikipedia– and I think understands the importance of writing with hyperlinks to “c上nect” his knowledge 和 knowledge products to the ideas of others.
If you have feedback or comments for Alexander 上 his web project, feel free to comment here– I’ll make sure he sees 和 reads your comments! 🙂
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