Sunday, 9 December 2018

Children using anchor points in their blog posts

Anchor points are hyperlinks that take you to a particular section of a site page. As a team, we have always found anchor points useful on google sites to create buttons which link directly to a particular task on a site page. However, when we began using new sites, anchor points no longer existed which meant we had to change the way we linked children to tasks. Part way through this year, I noticed that anchor points had returned AND in a much more user-friendly way! We decided to teach anchor points to the children during a cybersmart lesson on creating higher quality and more meaningful blog posts.

It was really positive to see how the children responded to this lesson and took on board the learning. Watch the screencast below to learn how children can use anchor points in their blog posts.

Below are some examples of children using anchor point hyperlinks in their blog posts:

Nina (maths)
Nina (writing)
Zoe (literacy)
Simon (reading)


  1. This is super helpful Hannah. Thanks so much for sharing this functional piece of genius in this way. You are enriching the record of learning for your young people immensely by this.


  2. Thanks for sharing Hannah. I have on shared to teachers in our Kaikohekohe cluster. It will be great habit to get learners into - shows the real life process of Learn, Create, Share and makes it totally visible. Have a great summer break.
    Ngā mihi

  3. This is super Hannah, had missed the anchor points too. This strategy is empowering for learners and highlights the value of visible learning. Thanks for sharing.