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What is the World Wide Web?

Have a look at the links below to research the development of the World Wide Web.

Extension: Compose your a post for your class bog expanding on one of the questions below.

BBC Bitesize – What is the World Wide Web?
History of the Web – World Wide Web Foundation
Explain that stuff – how the World Wide Web Works

Now complete the questions below.

LO: Can I create hyperlinks?

This week, years 3 and 4 will be learning that the internet is a non-linear place. This is technical way of saying you can go to anywhere, from anywhere depending on where you click. When you can click to get somewhere else, you are using something called a hyperlink.

Have a look at this Newsround page – how many different pages or websites can you get to from here and what can you find on them. Leave a comment below with anything interesting you have found on this page.

We will also learn how to create our own hyperlinks in Microsoft Word. To do this follow the steps below:

1. Open Word

2. Copy and paste the text from this post into Word:

3. To insert a hyperlink in Word:
– find the webpage you want to link to
– copy the URL (the address at the top, starting with http)
– then highlight the text you want to hyperlink in word
– click on go to the insert menu and choose hyperlink
– paste the URL into the ‘link to’ field
– click OK

4. Your challange is to insert hyperlinks into word to make the text ‘3 dimensional’. Watch the video at the bottom of this post to see an example.

Lemon and Herb – insert a hyperlink to a class blog
Mild – insert a hyperlink to a specific page on a class blog
Hot – link to multiple pages
Extra Hot – add your own text to link to other pages

Computer networks and the internet

This term, years 3 and 4 will be learning about how computers are connected together, either on networks or more widely on the internet. We will be looking at different ways to access the internet and find web pages.

To begin with, I would like you to complete the form below to tell me what you already know about the internet. If you need some help try searching on either the Safe Search Kids or Kidrex search engines.

What is the internet?

Following our quick on the draw session last week when we learned all about how Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web, year 6 have been looking at the different parts of the internet.

We discovered that there are at least four elements of the internet:

– www
– email
– file transfer
– telephony (eg Skype / Facetime)

Can you remember the acronyms associated with each element and can you sum up these in one sentence?

Next week we will be distinguishing different parts of the internet using Explain Everything.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee

Sir Tim Berners-Lee invented something we use every day. Click here to find out more.

The children investigated these questions using ‘quick on the draw’ how many can you answer?

What did Sir Tim Berners-Lee invent?
Where did Sir Tim Berners-Lee grow up?
What is studied at CERN?
What is a URL?
What does http stand for?
What two things were needed for the World Wide Web to work?
What are Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s 5 hopes for the web?
What is the name of a computer which looks up names?
What is an IP address?
What problem did the World Wide Web solve at CERN?