Company Web Page
Lesson Plan
Grading Rubric for Portfolio

Web Page Evaluation Criteria Rubric

As young entrepreneurs, students will create an international business whose products will be housed and sold entirely online. Each student will choose a different country to bring diversity to the class project. Students will first investigate products that would reflect the culture of their chosen country. Students will need to come up with a company name and a URL (web address). For example "Olives are Us" could be used as a company name and the URL could be olivesareus.com. Next, you will plan the look of your business, giving it the international theme of your chosen country. You will then create a one page Web layout with links to the items’ descriptions and pictures. Also, make sure you print a copy of the grading rubric for your portfolio and have your teacher mark your grades as you complete each rubric component. Last, teachers and students will evaluate the quality and effectiveness of their web site using a web page evaluation criteria rubric.

Not all the components of the web page are on the video. After viewing the video make sure you navigate through this web page to ensure that all of the components are included in the finished product. The grading and evaluation rubric will be a guide in this lesson.

Creating a Company Web Page Video

While Microsoft Word is not good web design software, it is a very easy program to use when making a web page. The text on the web page should include information about your company and should reflect the cultural theme of your country.
Include all the following:

Creating a simple web page in Microsoft Word
Save your web page
Insert a horizontal line
Inserting text
Apply a theme
Add scrolling text
Adding sound
Three product categories
Name, copyright, and e-mail information
Three additional pages
Inserting a table
Removing hyperlinks from pictures
Applying color to the table
Inserting hyperlinks to the three additional pages
Add a hypertext link on the three additional pages
Web page rubric

Creating a simple web page in Microsoft Word

New Web Page

Company Address

Top of page

Save your web page

Top of page

Insert a horizontal line

Top of page

Inserting text

Click the enter key twice to move your cursor two lines below the horizontal rule. Type in some fictitious information about the international business, including information on the cultural significance that the products sold have to the country. The text should be three to four sentences and should be an advertisement on why this international business has the best products on the market.

Paragraph

Top of page

Apply a theme

Top of page

Add scrolling text

Top of page

Adding sound


Top of page

Three product categories

Three Categories

Top of page

Name, copyright, and e-mail information

Click the enter key several times to navigate to the bottom of the page. Key in your name, copyright and a webmaster e-mail address.

Copyright

Select the e-mail address by holding down the left mouse and dragging over the text and cut it from the page (Edit > Cut). Word needs to know that the text is an e-mail address.

E-mail

Paste E-mail

Inserting an E-mail Hyperlink

Top of page

Three additional pages

Save as a Webpage

Top of page

Inserting a table

Category Title

Format Center

Insert Table

Insert Table

Currency Converter

Table with Products

Top of page

Removing hyperlinks from pictures

When using pictures from the Internet you might encounter embedded hyperlinks. If the picture looks like the one below, the hyperlinks need to removed from the picture.

Hyperlink Picture

If they are not removed, they will become active when viewing the page in a browser. To remove embedded hyperlinks:

Edit Hyperlink

Remove Hyperlink

Top of page

Applying color to the table

The table doesn't look professional because of the white background that came with the pictures. It is easy to remove the white with a graphics program like Paint Shop Pro or Macromedia Fireworks by selecting the white pixels with the magic wand, then hitting the delete key. Assuming that no program is available, changing the background of the table can make it look more professional.

To change the background color:

Tables and Border Toolbar

Table Background Color

Cell Background Color

Top of page

Inserting hyperlinks to the three additional pages

Create a hyperlink from the main page to the three additional pages

Selected Text

Insert Hyperlink

Browse For

Link to Page

Top of page

Add a hypertext link on the three additional pages

Home Text

Top of page

Web page rubric