If youwere going tomake theheadlines, wouldn’t youwant tobe incontrol of your ownstory? This lessonallows pupils todo just that.Witha few simple lines of code and the right imageyoucan bring children’snewspaper articlewriting to life. Before the lessonyou’ll need to install the ‘X-Ray Goggles’ bookmarkontoyourwebbrowser (see belowformore information) toallowyou toedit the BBCNewsroundwebsite. The changes disappear onceyou refresh thepage, sodon’tworry about any lastingdamage! 1 | PREPARING THE WEBSITE Prior to the lesson, install the X-Ray Googles bookmark onto your web browser (follow the simple instructions at x-ray-goggles.mouse. org). Next, visit the BBC Newsround website ( . Click on the bookmark you have just installed and select one of the boxes. You can now change the image and headline. Take screenshots of the below process to turn into a step-by-step guide – this will be useful for pupils later. Search online for an image of your own school. Right click it and select ‘copy image address’ then paste this URL into the code that appears when you click one of the Newround images. Change the headline to something that will grab pupils’ attention. When you are happy, take a screenshot of your creation. Use a program like Microsoft Paint to crop it then before pupils enter the classroom, open the image with Internet Explorer for added authenticity. Once pupils enter the classroom, act casually and don’t mention the fact that your school is on the Newsround website. Hopefully there will be a ripple of excitement when children notice that something is up. Now it’s time to show them how it’s done... 2 | SHOW THE CLASS This lesson works on the assumption that the children 74 | START HERE MAIN LESSON WHAT THEY’LL LEARN l Key phrases of HTML code l How websites are structured l How easy it is to make ‘fake news’ l The choices journalists need to make when producing web content Computing KS 2 LES SON PLAN Before you start creating your own headlines, start with a discussion about the impact of the news. Ask your class if anyone has been in the newspaper before. Can they remember the headline? How would it feel if you appeared on the front page with a positive headline? What if a different newspaper showed a different image of the same event with a negative headline? Having a discussion about the ethics of an editor’s role and the impact of the language and images chosen will encourage children to take more care over their own choices later in the lesson. @parky_teaches Use a simple tool to hack BBCNewsround Showpupils how to play aroundwith code to insert themselves into the news, says Adam Parkhouse