Just Plain Stupid/Creating a Webpage Using HTML

Author: Patricia Janann Nicholson
Curriculum Area: Instructional Technology
Subject Area: Information Design (Web I)
Sunshine State Standard Benchmark:
  • Demonstrate knowledge about the role of the computer in information design.
  • Understand the synthesis of design and technology in the publishing of information
    electronically in a Web environment.
  • Incorporate visual, information, and programming design into the creation of a
    Web site.
  • Demonstrate the ability to design the Web site, pages, and graphics using good
    layout, clean design, and smart choice of color.
  • Understand the technology required to implement a well-designed system of text
    and graphics that allows the user to navigate with ease.
  • Chart content and workflow to determine site organization and plan site structure.
  • Control the multimedia enhancements of interactivity, audio, moving images
    (animation or video) and content on demand.
  • Demonstrate the ability to create and work with editable text and artwork to be
    used on the
    World Wide Web.
  • Develop an understanding of copyright and its importance in protecting original
    creative work.
  • Analyze information design for its effectiveness.


Grade Level: 9th-12th
Lesson Title: Just Plain Stupid/Creating a Webpage using HTML in Notepad.
Resources: Nicholson's Lesson Plan Blues:
Learning Objective:

Students will:

  • Read and follow online directions which will result in a completed Website entitled
    "Just Plain Stupid" that will contain the home page and six external documents.
  • Include a Javascript that will calculate the number of days until Christmas that
    includes an alternative message when December 25th is displayed. The Javascript
    will be inserted into the Notepad Text editor.
  • Include buttons made in Fireworks that will display a message when a cursor is
    placed over the button image. This will also be placed in the document in Notepad.


Instructions: Students will follow the instructions provided at Nicholson's Lesson Plan Blues
Webpage. Finished products nare included in the grading rubric listed below.
Assessment Just Plain Stupid Rubric

Just Plain Stupid

Nicholson's Lesson Plan Blues