Have you ever tried to build a web page? It could be frustrating if you haven’t ever done one. But don’t let that discourage you, because we were blessed to be able to review Let’s Make a Web Page from Motherboard Books and I’m gonna tell you all about it!
I was really excited to try this product out, being a blogger and all, I figured it might come in handy. I wasn’t sure if the girls would be on board or if this would be a Mama product. The girls enjoyed learning about making a web page.
We received the Let’s Make a Web Page E-Book. It is a relatively short book, only 60 pages, intended to be read and used for kids 8 and up.This step by step instruction guide is easy to follow and you don’t need to have had any prior knowledge. We did need to download a the free trial version of CoffeeCup software, which is compatible with Windows XP and later (sorry Mac is not supported). All this for only- Price: $19.95
“Prices are accurate at the time of this review.”
I was sent the link for the book and I downloaded it to my computer and since I wanted to save on paper and ink, I just read it and had the girls follow along on their computers. First I downloaded CoffeCup (I was a bit nervous about the girls actually downloading anything) on both of their computers. Then I read each chapter and we would work on each section together.
Table of Contents:
Introduction for Parents
Lesson 1: An Interview
Lesson 2: Download and Set Up the Program
Lesson 3: Add Text
Lesson 4: Make a Table
Lesson 5: Add Photo
Lesson 6: From the Internet, Add Animations
Lesson 7: Browser Check, Backgrounds, Photos
Lesson 8: Sound
Lesson 9: Links
Lesson 10: Post Your Work
Appendix: How to Upload to the Internet
Lesson 1 talks about an interview. I asked the girls what they wanted to talk about on their page and then they wrote a small article instead. During Lesson 6 the students are to go online and look for animations. Parents, at this point, you might want to be present and make sure to turn on SafeSearch.
Verdict from the kiddos:
Leann, age 7, had great ideas but just wanted to tell me what to do and wanted me to actually do the work. She doesn’t like to wait and struggles to sit still. I realize that I might have allowed her a bit too much freedom while doing school work and we might need to work on a few basic skills.
Amber, age 12, struggled to begin, only because she is at that age where certain decisions are major life events. Once she finally had a name, and idea of what she wanted to write about the process moved along pretty quickly. She did take a some time picking out her background, again those pesky hard decisions of a preteen.
Overall both girls enjoyed making their pages. I think we might just have a new generation of bloggers.
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