Information Technology Learning Plan.
IMAGES ON THE INTERNET
Objectives/ Learning Outcomes
-For students to recognise how the internet uses visual media to
-For students to be able to use the internet as a resource for finding
out answers to specific questions.
-To students to familarise themselves with the two graphic formats
used on the internet.
-For students to create a web page about images on the internet
that contains information and resources obtained via the internet.
-For students to understand the context in which certain image formats
are used, leading them to gain an appreciation of the different formats
used for displaying information on the web.
-Internet access for each individual student, browers Netscape or
-Web page building software such as Claris Home Page/ MS Frontpage
98 or Nescape Composer.
A discussion of the uses for the internet, (how information is often
represented visually ect. )
What types of media does the internet use to express information?
How this information can be obtained (search engines/saving to floppy
The importance of bitmap graphics on the internet ?
Each student is to surf the internet and save three images to their
floppy drives and recognise the format of these images as being either
GIF's or JPEG's. Writing down the URL of the site in which they found the
Students are to retrieve the saved images from the previous lesson.
Using the internet as a research tool they are to answer a set of specific
1. What is a .GIF? What is the extension GIF stand for?
2. What is a .JPG or .JPEG? What does the extension .JPEG stand for?
3. What are the advantages of using a .JPG image on a web page?
4. Are the advantages of using a .GIF image on a web page
4. Why have These two image formats become the standard on the internet?
5. What can a .GIF do that a .JPEG can not on a web page?
The answers to these questions are to be saved as a .html file.
Students are to create a web page containing the answers to the question
from the following lesson. On the page they must have one to three images
that they uploaded from the first lesson on the page.
Beneath the image they must label what format the page is and included
a hyperlink to the page where they found the image.
Using the knowledge obtained about the nature of the image formats speculate
why a certain file format was used in the context of it's source web pages
Publishing this summary on their web page.
The final assessment being presented on the web accessable as an online
information resources for finding out about images on the internet.