Basics - Empowered Learner
Basic Browser Skills


parts of a web browser


Students will learn the names and functions of the parts of a basic browser window, the nomenclature, and actions.

Learning Objectives

The student will be able to locate and name basic parts of a browser window:

  • A web browser window
  • The address bar
  • The menu bar
  • The scroll bar
  • The back and forward arrows
  • The three browser action buttons (close, full-screen/restore, and minimize)


  1. Browser: Your home has an address such as the number of your house, street name, and city. Every web page has an address too, it is called the URL or address.
  2. Website: It is a page like in a book, but this book is on the Internet so anyone with a computing device that is connected can go to it.
  3. Type of website: The last part of the web page address, after the period, is like a nickname. It usually has three letters. Look at the school web page. It might have .edu at the end can anyone guess what it is the shortcut for? Education, or .gov (government), .com (commercial), .net (network).
  4. Logo: Many websites use an image like our school mascot to identify them.
  5. Scroll bar: On the side of a webpage that is long you will see a bar that you can drag up or down to see more of the page.
  6. Back and Forward buttons: When you go to our school website page, you can select something that takes you to a different page. If you want to go back you can use the Back symbol.
  7. Link to vocabulary page and printable documents. 


  • Device Prep: if possible set the student devices to open to the school home page.
  • Print a poster of the browser window indicated for your student and classroom devices (Safari, Chrome, Firefox, Windows Edge, Opera)
  • Print out the bingo cards provided and a master copy for yourself


  • Check for IEP accommodations.
  • Provide or install a possible Zoom on screen app or program for visually impaired students.
  • Possibly after assessment, pulling tier 2 small groups to reteach.
  • See:


  1. Show the browser window image on a large screen Parts of a Web Browser.pdf  (or print a poster of it). 
  2. Demonstrate with a projector the actions of each term when introducing it.
  3. Have students take turns pointing to the correct location when called on.
  4. Print and pass out the browser bingo cards to play the Browser Bingo Game. bingocards.pdf 
  5. Have students open their device (iPad, Chromebook, PC, Mac) and navigate to a web browser showing the school home page.
  6. Open this Quizlet Game on the computer  
  7. Use one of these Interactive Presentations (in Google Sheets):  Chrome Browser; Windows (IE); Windows (Bing), Firefox, Safari and play as a class. 

Assessment Options


ISTE Standards

Example: Use IT!
Empowered Learner 1d

Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations,

(Names of parts of a web browser and how to use and navigate a browser window)

Device and Resources

Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, not iPad

Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL



Have students explain to class how to access one website or share with class what a webpage is. Students can draw pictures to go with vocabulary word on various painting sites.

Integrated Arts

There are many art activities throughout the areas


Have students notice the address for the web site when you show it. Locate the “K” and select it, then play the Numbers games


Have students notice the address for the web site when you show it. Locate the “K” and select it, then play the Skills games about their senses, etc.

Social Studies

Have students notice the address for the web site when you show it. Locate the “K” and select it, then play the Holiday games


This task card was created by Courtney Conley from Utica Community Schools in Shelby Township, Michigan in the U.S.A.