Dynamic text in our online worksheets

Today we extend our work with online worksheets by dynamically adding and changing text on the page based on user input. We create div and span elements on the page which jQuery will target when the user makes change in their answers.

We began by adding a div with id=’score’ which we placed a box around. Then we added spans for the correct and incorrect scores which were set to zero. Then we added the jQuery code to increment the score. We needed to multiply the score by 1 to turn it into a number so that adding worked correctly.

Next we added spans to receive text when a correct answer or incorrect answer was typed in. For now it just says sukceso or malsukceso. In the next step of our project we will begin adding graphics, as well as sounds, movies, and other media elements.

Here is the starter code.

<!DOCTYPE html>

        <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="http://bazaesperanto.com/style.css" />
        <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css" />
        <script src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.min.js"></script>

            $(document).ready(function() {
                $('input').change(function() {
                        numcorrect = $('#correct').text();
                        //We multiply by 1 change from type text to number

                        numerrors = $('#errors').text();

        <style type="text/css">
            .correct { 

            .incorrect { 
                border:2px dashed olive;

        <div id="score">
            Correct: <span id="correct">0</span>
            Errors:  <span id="errors">0</span>
        <h2>Provide the Esperanto translation for each word</h2>
        <p>house:<input data-correct ="domo" type="text"/><span></span></p>
        <p>skirt:<input data-correct ="jupo" type="text"/><span></span></p>
        <p>horse:<input data-correct ="ĉevalo" type="text"/><span></span></p>



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