A Fun and Educational Use of Chrome’s Inspect Tool

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In this week’s Practical Ed Tech Newsletter I shared some of my favorite “techy” tricks to impress your students and colleagues. One of those tricks is to use the inspect tool in Chrome to view the code behind any webpage and then modify it to change what appears on the page on your computer. 

The inspect tool in Chrome lets you see the code behind any web page and change that code to display anything that you want in place of the original text and images. Watch this short video to see how it works.

Applications for Education

Chrome’s inspect tool provides a good way for students to see how the code of a webpage works. I often had my ninth grade coding students do that last year.

You can also use the inspect tool to alter an article on the web to make it a satire story. Then print the page and give it to your students to try to identify the satire elements of the story.

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