Around the World
Project URL: www.teachersnetwork.org/teachnetusa/sbeloff/recipes.htm
This hands-on program introduces students to web page design
techniques. Students learn how to create and publish web pages on the
Internet. Basic hypertext elements such as headings, titles, document
body, paragraphs, links, and graphic design are introduced. Students
also learn about the important concept of interactivity in website
creation. Pupils go online to research a country and find pertinent
facts including representative foods. Internet research techniques
such as criteria and Boolean searches are employed. Through this
exercise, students learn how to do online research and how to create
effective web pages--all while having fun!
Pupils create a multimedia presentations using text, images, and
sound (e.g., web pages, Internet, computer-media-generated images).
They edit and monitor for quality; and organize, write, and design
media messages for specific purposes.
A computer with Internet connection is needed, along with
Microsoft Word 2000 software and a video projector.
Recipes Around The World is designed for students in grades
9-12 who have had some exposure to the Internet and Microsoft applications.
This program reinforces Internet search techniques while educating
students about creating a website using a common software application.
Pupils will learn about other cultures and share this information with
the class using a multimedia presentation. Upon conclusion of this
project, the students will actually have a multicultural theme party
with food that they have prepared using the recipes they incorporated
into their websites for interactivity purposes.
If you have the opportunity and the appropriate software, download
some useful Web pages and have them ready for your students. I have
found students at all ability levels, so I spend less time on concepts
pupils already have mastered and more time on concepts with which they
About the teacher:
Stephanie Beloff is a computer teacher for the North Rockland High
School, computer instructor for Rockland Teachers' Center, and adjunct
computer trainer for Berkeley and Rockland Community College. She
holds Master Microsoft Certification in Word, Excel,
PowerPoint, Access, and Outlook and is skilled in numerous computer
software applications. Ms. Beloff also holds a Master's Degree in
Counseling from Long Island University and is currently pursuing a
Master's Degree in Administration from SUNY New Paltz.