How we made these pages
The teachers were asked by Dr Russell to find four students to
participate in a web site building competition on racism. Two
students from each of the year 7 classes were selected. That
is how we came to produce this website.
The principal also asked her husband who was on leave to
work with us. We met three times a week for two fifty minute
At our first meeting Mr Russell explained what the competition
was about and started to teach us how to code web pages in HTML
We also brainstormed what we thought racism was all about and
ways to try and stop it. We filled two whiteboards with ideas.
One of the ideas we had was to visit Aboriginal groups and
people in Port Augusta who could answer our questions. We
also asked students and other people in the school.
We split the jobs by doing separate web pages.
We rang up ATSIC, Pika Wiya, Bungala, Aboriginal Womens'
Centre to book a visit.
When we visited places we all took notes and turns in asking
the questions we made up. We also took photos of the places
and people with a digital camera.
We collected the information in our note books and then put
it on our web pages.
Mr Russell taught us how to take the photos off the camera
and put them on the web page. We learnt
to crop and resize photos. He also showed us how to change
text, colours, make boxes and link pages.
Working at Technology School Of the Future
We used Textease, Paint Shop Pro, Kidpix, Windows Movie Maker and Notepad.
We looked at the Racismnoway website and did some of the
activities to help us think about the topic.
We couldn't do everything we started. We asked a lot of
people about the unemployment numbers but they haven't
Even if we don't win it's been a great experience, it's not
just going to cut out of our minds, it is a memory.