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Persuasive Web site

Solve Problems with Data

Persuasive Web Site: Solve Problems with Data

Big Idea

How can you share your solution with a global audience? You can communicate with the world by publishing the case for your solution on a Web site. You worked hard to research your problem and find a solution. When you have the opportunity to make an argument for your solution to a worldwide audience, make the most of it! You can create a Web site with a little knowledge and a text editor. A Web site is a collection of related information on Web pages in the same domain. An effective Web site is a work of art, literature, science, and technology. Learn how to work on a team with people who have different talents and interests to plan, produce, and publish an interesting, convincing, and entertaining Web site.

In this module:

  • Plan your Web site by creating an architecture and layout design
  • Use HTML to create and format a Web page based on your persuasive essay
  • Add hyperlinks and hypermedia to make your Web site more persuasive
  • Use style sheets to produce a more effective Web site in less time
  • Publish your Web site on the Internet and ensure quality by proofing and testing

 

Activity 1: Preproduction Planning >

What do you first notice when you visit a new Web site? All effective Web sites start with a well-designed home page. Web teams carefully plan the architecture and layout of a site before they create a home page. Plan your Web site by creating an architecture and layout design.

Activity 2: HTML Documents >

Do you speak World Wide Web? HTML is a basic computer markup language that made the Web possible. Web pages are HTML documents. HTML enables you to create Web pages with a simple text editor. You can create and format a Web page to explain your solution.

Activity 3: Hypertext and Hypermedia >

Do you know what makes the Web a web? Hypertext connects related information with hyperlinks. Hypermedia enables Web pages to contain images, audio, and video. Understanding hypertext and hypermedia helps you become a more effective researcher and a more persuasive communicator.

Activity 4: Cascading Style Sheets >

How can you give your Web site a consistent style while saving time in development? Inline styles, internal style sheets, and external style sheets make you more productive by separating style from content. Use style sheets to produce a more effective Web site in less time.

Activity 5: Postproduction Validation >

Is the world ready for your Web site? When you publish a Web site on the Internet, you immediately reach a global audience of millions. You want to make sure you publish a quality Web site. Publish your Web site on the Internet and ensure quality by proofing and testing.

Look Back >

Reflect on what you learned in this module. Can you confidently plan, produce, and publish a persuasive Web site? Use the checklist to make sure your tasks are complete. Use the rubric to assess your Web site. Talk about what you learned and how you did your work.

Look Ahead

Checklist: Before you begin, review the checklist for this module. Use the checklist to make sure that you complete all the tasks for each activity.

See the checklist (docx) >

Rubric: Before you begin, review the rubric for this module. Use the rubric to help you understand what is important to know and do. 

See the rubric (docx) >