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SYLLABUS


Howard High School FALL 2012 COURSE SYLLABUS PROGRAM CONCENTRATION: Business Education & Computer Science CAREER PATHWAY: Computer Applications is a prerequisite for all CTAE Pathways COURSE TITLE: Computer Applications Teacher: Natasha Eppinger Room Number: 404 Semester: Fall 2012 Textbook: MS Office 2010 by Pasewark Textbook Price: $82.25

Email: neppinger.howardhs@bibb.k12.ga.us Phone Number: 478-779-4927 Tutorial Day: Thursday Tutorial Hours: 3:00 – 3:30 Tutorial Location: 404

Department Philosophy: The Career Technology Education Department believes that education’s most important function is to provide all students with the skills needed for post-secondary and careers. This is accomplished by providing interest-based programs that meet industry standards. Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide an understanding and application of social, ethical, and human issues related to technology. The course will also provide an introduction to computer technology, decisionmaking, productivity, communications, and problem-solving skills. Areas of instruction include computer applications and integration of word processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software as well as use of emerging technologies. In this course, high school students can acquire skills required to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. Areas of study will also include oral and written communications and information research for reporting purposes. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and technical skill standards. Articulation: This course is Bibb County approved and articulated with Central Georgia Technical College’s Introductions to Microcomputers* & Advanced Word Processing & Desktop Publishing Techniques**. * Computing in the Modern World must be taken, in addition to Computer Applications to articulate with Introductions to Microcomputers ** Computer Applications II must be taken, in addition to Computer Applications, to articulate with Advanced Word Processing & Desktop Publishing Techniques

Course Prerequisites: None Career Pathways: Computer Applications serve as a prerequisite to all CTAE Pathways. Bibb County CTAE Pathways Administration/Information Architectural Drawing & Design Basic Agricultural Science & Technology Broadcast & Video Production Computer Systems & Support Computing Construction Culinary Arts Early Childhood Education Financial Management – Accounting Financial Management – Services Flight Operations General Horticulture & Plant Science

Graphic Communication Interactive Media JROTC Law & Justice Marketing & Management Nursery & Landscape Nutrition & Food Science Small Business Development Teaching as a Profession Therapeutic Services – Medical Services Therapeutic Services – Nursing Transportation Logistical Support (Automotive)


Course Schedule Week 1 Introductions/Syllabus Week 2 Word Week 3 Word Week 4 Word Week 5 Word Week 6 Word Week 7 Word Week 8 Excel Week 9 Excel

Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17 Week 18

Excel Excel Access Access Access Publisher PowerPoint PowerPoint Finals

Internet Acceptable Use: Use of the Internet must be in support of education and research and consistent with the educational objectives of the Bibb County School System. The use of the Internet is a privilege, not a right, and inappropriate use will result in cancellation of those privileges. Any student user not complying with the Bibb County School System Internet Acceptable Use Agreement shall lose Internet privileges for a period of not less than one week. FBLA: Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) is a co-curricular national student organization designed to offer students the opportunity to participate in leadership activities both in and out of the classroom. Members have the opportunity to go on field trips, participate in competitive events, perform community service, interact with the business community, and attend state and national conferences. Grading Scale* Area

Percentage Area

Daily Assignments Tests Projects

40% 35% 25%

Total Daily assignments, tests, and projects comprise 85% of your final grade.

100%

Percentage

Final Exam

100%

Total The Final Exam comprises 15% of your final grade.

100%

Required Material: Pencil/pen, paper, and notebook/folder/binder/etc. Classroom Expectations: Give Respect, Get Respect. All rules included in the Bibb County Code of Conduct Book will be enforced. Additionally, students will abide by the normal practices of the classroom. These practices include: ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐ ‐

Students will respect the teacher, their fellow students, and their environment. Students will not get up out of their seat during class unless called upon. Students will take care of all necessities prior to the beginning of class (sharpening pencils, finding materials, etc.). Students will enter class and immediately begin their Activation Activity. No exceptions. Students may talk quietly during designated time-frames. Under no circumstances should students talk while the teacher is instructing. Students will sit in their assigned seat each day. The teacher reserves to right to redesign the classroom seating chart at any time. Students may not leave the class during the first 20 minutes nor the last 20 minutes of class. Students will not misuse the computers in class in any fashion (Facebook, hacking, games, etc.). Students should come to class prepared with notebook, paper, and writing utensil every day.


Make-up Policy: It is the responsibility of the student to retrieve make-up assignments for missed school days from the teacher. Students have five (5) school days to make up missed work. After-school work can be done via appointment or on Thursdays from 3:00 – 3:30. Re-do Policy: Students who make a 69 or below on a project or text can re-do the assignment within five (5) school days. Students will receive a 70 if they pass the assignment on the second attempt. Students will not receive a grade higher than a 70 for a re-do. After-school work can be done via appointment or on Thursdays from 3:00 – 3:30. * This course does not have an End of Course Test (EOCT) * * All rules included in the Bibb County Code of Conduct book will be enforced * The course syllabus is a general plan for the course; all information contained in the course syllabus/calendar is subject to change. Any changes will be announced in class and a revised syllabus distributed to students to be shared with their parents/guardians.

Acknowledgment of Receipt: By signing below, the student and parent/guardian acknowledge that they have read and understood the contents in the 2012-2013 Computer Applications syllabus.

Student Name (Print)_________________________________________

Date________________

Student Signature___________________________________________

Date_________________

Parent Name (Print)__________________________________________

Date________________

Parent Signature____________________________________________

Date_________________


Pacing guide


Computer Applications Instructional Focus Calendar Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project-Based Instruction

1

FS 4, 8-10

Strong Side/Weak Side

FS 4, 8-10

GET SMART Model

FS 4, 8-10

FADAF

FS 4, 8-10

DFS Model

5

13‐Aug 14‐Aug 15‐Aug 16‐Aug 17‐Aug

FS 4, 8-10

6

20‐Aug

CA1 1, 2, 3

7

21‐Aug

CA1 1, 2, 3

PO vs. LO Word Lesson 1 SBS & Projects Word Lesson 2 SBS & Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 3 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 3 Projects

2 3 4

8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

22‐Aug 23‐Aug 24‐Aug 27‐Aug 28‐Aug 29‐Aug 30‐Aug 31‐Aug 4‐Sep p 5‐Sep 6‐Sep 7‐Sep 10‐Sep 11‐Sep 12‐Sep 13‐Sep 14‐Sep 17‐Sep 18‐Sep 19‐Sep 20‐Sep 21‐Sep 24‐Sep

FS 4, 8-10 CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 4 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 4 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word 1-4 Study Guide

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word 1-4 Test

FS 4, 8-10 CA1 1,, 2,, 3

Word Lesson 5 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 5 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 5 Projects

FS 4, 8-10 CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 6 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 6 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 7 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 7 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3 CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 8 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word Lesson 8 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word 5-8 Study Guide

CA1 1, 2, 3

Word 5-8 Test

FS 4, 8-10

Remember the Titans Activity

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 1 SBS & Projects

FBLA in the Classroom

Fall 2012

Current Event

FBLA Scavenger Hunt

Current Event Activity #1

FBLA Flyer Activity #1

Current Event Activity #2

FBLA Letter Activity

Current Event Activity #3

FBLA Flyer Activity #2

Current Event Activity #4

Current Event Activity #5


Computer Applications Instructional Focus Calendar Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

31

25‐Sep

CA1 1, 2, 4

39

26‐Sep 27‐Sep 28‐Sep 1‐Oct 2‐Oct 3‐Oct 4‐Oct 5‐Oct

40

8‐Oct

32 33 34 35 36 37 38

53

9‐Oct 10‐Oct 11‐Oct 12‐Oct 16‐Oct 17‐Oct 18‐Oct 19‐Oct 22‐Oct 23‐Oct 24‐Oct 25‐Oct 26‐Oct

54

29‐Oct

41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 3 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 4 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 4 Excel Lesson 5 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 5 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 6 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 6 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 6 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 1-6 Study Guide

CA1 1, 2, 4

Excel Lesson 1-6 Test

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 1 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 1 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 5 Access Lesson 2 SBS

CA1 1,, 2,, 5

Access Lesson 2 Projects j

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 3 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 3 Project

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 4 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 4 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 4 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 5 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 5 CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 5 Projects Access Lesson 1-5 Study Guide

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Lesson 1-5 Test

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Lesson 1 SBS PowerPoint Lesson 1 Projects

57

1‐Nov

CA1 1, 2, 6

58

2‐Nov

FS 4, 8-10

Current Event

Current Event Activity #5

Current Event Activity #6

FBLA Database Activity Current Event Activity #7

CA1 1, 2, 5

56

FBLA in the Classroom

FBLA Budget Activity

CA1 1, 2, 4

30‐Oct 31‐Oct

55

Project-Based Instruction Excel Lesson 2 SBS & Projects

Fall 2012

Current Event Activity #8

Current Event Activity #9

FBLA BAA Activity

Current Event Activity #10


Computer Applications Instructional Focus Calendar Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project-Based Instruction

59

5‐Nov

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Lesson 2 SBS

60

6‐Nov

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Lesson 2 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Lesson 3 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Lesson 3 Projects

FS 4, 8-10

CyberBully Activity

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Lesson 4 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Lesson 4 Project

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint 1-4 Study Guide

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint 1-4 Test

CA1 1, 2, 6

Thanksgiving PPT Activity

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publisher Lesson 1 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publisher Lesson 1 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publisher Lesson 1 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publisher Lesson 2 SBS

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publisher Lesson 2 Projects

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publiser Lesson 2 Projects

CA1 1 1, 2 2, 3

Publisher 1-2 1 2 Study Guide

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publisher 1-2 Test

61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87

7‐Nov 8‐Nov 9‐Nov 12‐Nov 13‐Nov 14‐Nov 15‐Nov 16‐Nov 26‐Nov 27‐Nov 28‐Nov 29‐Nov 30‐Nov 3‐Dec 4 Dec 4‐Dec 5‐Dec 6‐Dec 7‐Dec 10‐Dec 11‐Dec 12‐Dec 13‐Dec 14‐Dec 17‐Dec 18‐Dec 19‐Dec 20‐Dec

FBLA in the Classroom

Current Event #12

FBLA Tri-fold Activity

CA1 1, 2, 3

FBLA Tri-Fold Activity Word Refresher

CA 1, 2, 4

Excel Refresher

CA1 1, 2, 5

Access Refresher

CA1 1, 2, 6

PowerPoint Refresher

CA1 1, 2, 3

Publisher Refresher

CA1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Project

CA1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Project

CA1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Project

CA1 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Project

Current Event

Current Event #11

CA1 1, 2, 3 CA1 1, 2, 3

Fall 2012

Current Event #13

Current Event #14


Class Projects


Project Based Instruction Computer Applications 2012

Project

What the students should learn…

What the students should have done….

How to format text and learn how to use quick parts.

Created meeting minutes from an existing document.

#2 – Excel Project 5-3

How to add formulas to calculated sums, averages and other math functions

Calculate final exam scores from an existing spreadsheet.

#3 – Word Packet #1

Various Word components (formatting, WordArt, lists, etc.)

Recreate multiple documents from scratch.

#1 – Word Project 3-1

GPS BCS-CA1-3. Students will use word processing and/or desktop publishing software through a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. BCS-CA1-4. Students will use spreadsheet software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. BCS-CA1-3. Students will use word processing and/or desktop publishing software through a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents.


Class Project #1


Student Work #1


MEMORANDUM To:

All members, Lancaster

From: Dinah MuĂąoz Date: 9/29/13 Re:

Run-off election

The run-off election for the mayor of Lancasterisscheduledfor September 31st. The Chamber of Commerceis encourageingeach registered voter to go to the polls and participate in one of our most valuable rights—the right to vote. Please make your plans now to vote between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. I also urge you toouse your influence to encourage your friends, neighbors, and fellow workers to vote. Following are the precinct voting locations: 1. G.W. Elementary School 2. Kennedy Middle School 3. Lancaster High School Your individual involvement in this election can affectsyour future as well as the future of Lancaster. Thanks for your participation.

Tessa Weiss


Class Project #2


Student Work #2


Summer Leverett

Scores for Exam 1 Student Abbott, K Beecham, M. Brooks, S. Carlos, M. Dunn, F. Fu, N. Gonzales, J. Johanson, L. Kellem, S.  Lanham, T.  Nguyen, D. Oscar, W. Payne, D. Quinn, M. Rosen, H. Smith, A. Smith, J.  Tabor, L. Thomas, J. Upton, M. Villareal, A. Younger, S. Number Taking Exam Average Highest Lowest Standard Deviation

Score 74 87 91 77 58 76 92 88 86 74 71 80 90 62 87 95 68 96 82 74 84 88 22 80.91 96 58 38


Emerald Anyanwu

Scores for Exam 1 Student Abbott, K Beecham, M. Brooks, S. Carlos, M. Dunn, F. Fu, N. Gonzales, J. Johanson, L. Kellem, S.  Lanham, T.  Nguyen, D. Oscar, W. Payne, D. Quinn, M. Rosen, H. Smith, A. Smith, J.  Tabor, L. Thomas, J. Upton, M. Villareal, A. Younger, S. Number Taking Exam Average Highest Lowest Standard Deviation

Score 74 87 91 77 58 76 92 88 86 74 71 80 90 62 87 95 68 96 82 74 84 88 21 80.91 96.00 58.00 68.00


Class Project #3


HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER APPLICATIONS I WORD PACKET 1 NAME: ______________________________ INSTRUCTIONS: RECREATE EACH OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS. NECESSARY. ALL FONTS ARE 12 PT UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED.

BLOCK: _________ FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS WHERE

PART 1 (SAVE AS “HHS LUNCH MENU”): Font: Courier New Font Size: 12 Tab: Center Tab @ 4.5” with an underscore leader WordArt: WordArt Style 22

Monday___________________________________________________Chicken Sandwich Tuesday_____________________________________________________Taco Salad Wednesday___________________________________________________ Spaghetti Thursday____________________________________________________ Hamburger Friday________________________________________________________ Pizza

PART 2 (SAVE AS “BATMAN BIOGRAPHY”): 1. Key the following text. Having witnessed the murder of his parents as a child, Bruce Wayne trains himself both physically and intellectually and dons a bat-themed costume in order to fight crime. Batman operates in the fictional American Gotham City, assisted by various supporting characters including his main sidekick Robin, occasional assistance from former sidekick Batgirl, and his butler Alfred Pennyworth, and fights an assortment of villains such as the Joker or the Penguin. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Bold the word Batman. Italicize the words Robin, Batgirl, and Alfred Pennyworth. Underline the words Joker and Penguin. Change the color of the words Gotham City to blue. Change the color of the word Robin to yellow. Apply a superscript font effect to the word villains. Change the color of the word Joker to purple.


PART 3 (SAVE AS “SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST”):

Supplies for School 1. Pencil 2. Paper a. College Ruled b. Construction c. Printer 3. Pen a. Black b. Blue 4. Notebook 5. Binder 6. Folder a. Blue b. Red c. Green 7. Jump Drive 8. Laptop

Title Font: Comic Sans MS Title Size: 26 List Font: Arial List Size: 12

PART 4 (SAVE AS “HARRY POTTER PRICES”):

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H H m Haaarrrrrryyy PPPoootttttteeerrr aaannnddd ttthhheee CCChhhaaam mbbbeeerrr ooofff SSSeeecccrrreeetttsss..................... $7.99

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H H G Haaarrrrrryyy PPPoootttttteeerrr aaannnddd ttthhheee G Gooobbbllleeettt ooofff FFFiiirrreee............................ $9.99

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H H H Haaarrrrrryyy PPPoootttttteeerrr aaannnddd ttthhheee H Haaalllfff---BBBlllooooooddd PPPrrriiinnnccceee ....................... $9.99

H H D H w Haaarrrrrryyy PPPoootttttteeerrr aaannnddd ttthhheee D Deeeaaattthhhlllyyy H Haaallllllooow wsss ........................$11.99

Font: Trebuchet MS Font Size: 10 Font Effect: Engrave Tabs: Right tab @ 5” with a dot leader WordArt: WordArt Style 23


Student Work #3


In his first Appearance, Peter Parker is introduced as an orphaned science whiz teenager living with his aunt and uncle in the Forest Hills section of New York City. He is a brilliant student but the subject of mockery by his peers who regard him as a bookworm, and perpetual victim of bullying Eugene “Flash” Thompson, who would call him “Puny Parker” and humiliate him daily. One day he was bitten by a radioactive spider during a science demonstration. As a result he gains spider-like powers such as super strength, the ability to climb walls, and a phenomenal jumping skill. Peter’s own intelligence allows him to develop gadgets which fire adhesive webbing. As Spider-man, he becomes a successful TV star. One day at a studio he refuses to stop a thief, saying it is the job of the police, not that of the number one star. Minutes his beloved guardian, Uncle Ben, is murdered and an angry Spider-Man sets off to capture the killer. When he does, he is horrified to find that the man is none other than the burglar he refused to subdue. Learning that great power comes with great responsibility, Spider-Man becomes a vigilante.


CTAE Dept. Schedule Teacher

1st

Block

2nd Block

3rd Block

4th Block

T. Webster

Agriculture

Agriculture

Planning

N. Dixon

Com Apps 1

Com Apps 1

Com Apps 1

Adv. Agriculture Planning

J. Tweedy

Com Apps 2

Planning

Web Design

Web Design

N. Jones

Planning

D. Perry

Bus. Essentials Accounting

Bus. Essentials Planning

Env. of Business Accounting

T. Franklin

Construction

Planning

Construction

Q. Reynolds

Planning

L. Williams

Planning

Automotive Repair Cosmetology

Adv. Construction Automotive Repair Cosmetology

K. Butts

Planning

Planning

WBL

WBL

Accounting

Automotive Repair Cosmetology


Current Event Activity


Current Event

Class Computer Applications - Fall 2012

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Current Event CNN Current Event Reflections


Current Event Activity #1:  Go to http://www.cnn.com/TECH/ and read a news article.  After reading, open MS Word and write a brief response to the article.   Your response should be at least 10 GOOD sentences in length.  Sentences like “I enjoyed this article.” are not GOOD sentences!   Utilize appropriate spelling, grammar, punctuation, and capitalization in your response.    Your response to the article can be many different things.  You might have a question about the information presented, you might  be happy or unhappy, or you might have additional information to give on the subject.  If you choose an article that you are  indifferent to, then you need to read another article.  Copy and paste the URL for the article at the bottom of your response.  Your response will be graded will the following rubric:  Scale:  Grammar 

Spelling

Capitalization

Punctuation

Response

1 (Poor)  An excessive  amount of grammar  errors (10+)          An excessive  amount of spelling  errors (10+)          An excessive  amount of  capitalization errors  (10+)          An excessive  amount of  punctuation errors  (10+)          Response is not  reasoned poorly;  and/or shows that  article was not  understood 

       

2 (Below Average)  Multiple grammar  errors (7‐9) 

3 (Average)  Multiple grammar  errors (4‐7) 

4 (Above Average)  Few grammar  errors (1‐3) 

5 (Excellent)  No grammar errors 

Multiple spelling  errors (7‐9) 

Multiple spelling  errors (4‐7) 

Few spelling errors  (1‐3) 

No spelling errors 

Multiple Multiple  Few capitalization  capitalization errors  capitalization errors  errors (1‐3)  (7‐9)  (4‐7) 

No capitalization  errors 

Multiple punctuation errors  (7‐9) 

Multiple punctuation errors  (4‐7) 

Few punctuation  errors (1‐3) 

No punctuation  errors 

Response is not  well‐reasoned;  and/or shows that  article was barely  understood 

Response is  reasoned on  average level;  and/or shows that  article was  somewhat  understood   

Response is well‐ reasoned; and/or  shows that article  was well‐ understood 

Response is  reasoned  exceptionally;  and/or that article  was understood  very well 


Current Event Work


Nora Grace David 10-16-12 3rd Block Current Event #2 In Windows 8, the ipad had its First Real Challenger By David Goldman @CNNMoneyTech October 26, 2012: 7:08 AM ET

Since the ipad made its first daybut in 2010, no tablet has come close to unseating the ipad. Contenders can be tossed into two different categories, the ‘Me Too’ category or the cheap/smaller tablets. None of the other tablets produced have come close to out selling the ipad. The mini ipad, released Tuesday, is likely to freeze Apple’s control over the Tech World. But Windows 8 has found a way to take on the ipad. Windows 8 has challenged Apple’s ipad by enabling the full PC experience on their tablet. Most tablets currently on the market are complementary devices. Many have trouble and are barely able to create documents, spreadsheets, and even presentations on their ipads easily or at all. Many tablets have trouble multi-tasking. PC is needed for many tasks in the business world. Windows 8 wants to make a more fully functional tablet that allows the user to do almost anything you would normally do on a normal computer.

Amazon to Hire 50,000 Seasonal Workers By Julianne Pepitone @CNNMoneyTech October 25, 2012: 9:37 AM ET

Companies like Amazon are beginning to think about the holidays coming up. The online retailer is the latest to announce their seasonal hiring plan. Amazon plans to open up 50,000 jobs in the U.S. Amazon currently has around 20,000 current employees stationed around the U.S. The company hopes to have thousands of seasonal employees working full time until the holidays are over. Amazon didn’t specify the positions opening, but workers at the fulfillment centers typically perform a range of tasks involved in online orders. These jobs include: pulling items from warehouse shelves, packing up boxes for shipment and storing incoming merchandise. Amazon is just one of several big seasonal hiring announcements recently. Other stores such as Macy’s and Toys R Us are hiring for the upcoming holiday rush. The stores are all hoping to take advantage of a holiday sales season that's expected to be strong.


Hands on with the Mini ipad By Heather Kelly, CNN updated 3:08 AM EDT, Thu October 25, 2012 | Filed under: Mobile

The full sized ipad is like a hardback book. The new mini ipad is like the paperback version which many tablet users have been waiting for. The iPad Mini's specs are similar to the iPad 2, so its primary selling point is its mini-ness. Physically putting your hands on the device tells you a lot. In the hands-on demo space, people took turns testing out various grips on the smaller iPad, attempting to hold it in one hand while navigating through apps with just a thumb. The tablet is light, 312 grams, but still feels substantial and sturdy in your hand. Apple's thinness fixation has touched nearly every one of its product lines this past year, and the iPad Mini could conceivably have been a slip of a gadget. The new iPad Mini is just barely thinner than the iPhone 5, and a bit thicker than the iPod Touch. Even though it went smaller, Apple didn't go as small as its biggest competitors, allowing it to still dangle that "size matters" specification over Amazon and Google's heads. The iPad Mini's biggest advantage is its simple operating system and well-stocked App Store.


Apple earnings disappoint, but holiday season will be a blowout This week Apple rendered a seven-month-old iPad obsolete. During an event unveiling the 7.9-inch iPad mini. Apple also announced a slightly updated fourthgeneration traditional iPad with a faster processor. It also has U.S. 4G/LTE coverage. Oppenhiener said the difference between iPad mini and the competition is profound. He also said “We didn't set out to build a smaller, cheaper tablet. We set out to build the full iPad experience.”Apple says it expects sales of $52 Billion. That would be the highest sales ever reported by a tech company. Apple did worst on iPhone 5s because a phone company named Verizon started blaming them because of its constraints. First Published: October 25, 2012: 5:24 PM ET

Amazon to hire 50,000 seasonal workers Companies like Amazon are already thinking about the holidays. The largest online retailer revealed its hiring plan. Amazon is going to hire 50,000 people for the holidays. It currently employs 20,000 people. Amazon didn't specify the types of positions for which it's hiring. Most of the workers at the fulfillment centers typically perform a range of tasks involved in online orders. Workers also do these tasks like pulling items from warehouse shelves, packing up boxes for shipment and storing incoming merchandise. It has 40 fulfillment centers around the country and that’s where the workers will be placed. The company said it expects thousands of seasonal workers to stay at Amazon in full-time positions after the holidays are over. Its only October and they are hiring for the holidays like Christmas and etc. First Published: October 16, 2012: 12:37 AM ET

Microsoft is risking an $18 billion empire on Windows 8 Microsoft is risking $18 Billion dollar empire on Windows 8. Windows has been Microsoft's most reliable cash cow for nearly three decades. The software giant is gambling all of that success on what it deems to be the company's future. Windows is the linchpin of Microsoft's empire. Windows would be big enough to place among the largest 150 U.S. companies. Just a few years ago, Windows ran


about 90% of the world's Internet-connected computing devices, according to Net Applications. Microsoft picked the first option and created Windows 8. The touchbased operating system works both as a desktop PC and a tablet platform, and it's not hard to imagine Windows 8 running on a dizzying array of other devices, including table tops, wall screens, kitchen monitors and whatever new touch screen gadgets we will be using in the future. Perhaps Microsoft's most radical change is opening up the Windows platform to devices powered by ARM-based processors. That's the wave of the future, embraced early by Apple and Google and long ignored by Microsoft.


Turner Howell 10/26/12 3rd Block “In Windows 8, the iPad has its first real challenger” Current Event #1 Since it was debuted in 2010, Apple’s “iPad” has set the standard for electronic computer tablets everywhere. Many companies have tried to match the iPad’s features with their own twist, but have failed and presented the public with an inadequate competitor to the iPad. Finally, it may be knocked out of its place. Windows 8 has taken Apple’s idea, and applied it to the PC. It offers the full PC experience on a tablet, which many PC owners will lean towards instead of Apple. While Apple still offers all the luxuries of an iPod or iMac, the PC offers much more customization and this is transferred over to the Windows 8 tablet. These tablets, however, have still not replaced the need for a home computer. The Windows 8 is trying to get as close as they can to a full PC experience, which may grab more customers than the iPad. Windows 8 is expected to sell about 20 million tablets by next year, but Apple is beating them with a large 73 million expected to sell. Windows is going to add “Office 2013”, which carries many tools that are used on the computer to complete documents, something that Apples doesn’t offer. This may prove a challenge to Apple. “Who gets rich off 'free' government phones” Current Event #2 One of many fast growing phone networks you may have heard of is called “Tracfone Wireless”. “Tracfone Wireless” is a company that is the U.S. section of a telecom empire controlled by the world's richest man, Carlos Slim. It's probably the biggest player in an increasingly lucrative market. Some people call these phones “Obama Phones” because if you're eligible for other forms of government assistance like Medicaid or food stamps, then you can receive a supply for a Tracfone. You can either have a supply for a landline phone or a wireless phone, and almost all of these people receiving help have chosen a wireless phone. This company is booming right now for many reasons. The first reason is that the recession has increased the amount of people eligible for government help, or a Tracfone. The second reason is that many people have picked the cheaper alternative to big phone companies. The company advertises “Free 250 minutes every month, no charge!” to try and convince people into switching. They are even making more money than AT&T and Sprint. This business is expected to decrease if the recession ends.


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Democrats more likely than Republicans to donate to campaigns online Recent polls show that 57% of Democrats vote online, while 34% of Republicans voted online. The polls never reach a 100% because there are many ways for a voter to donate money. Neither side is more likely to donate in general: Pew found that 16% of both Democrats and Republicans have contributed to a campaign in some fashion. Offline donations are still the most popular way of contributing, even though online donations are a close second. And with cell phone donations, Democratic donors are more likely to send a donation via text message or app — 15% of them have done so compared to 6% of Republican donors. 87% of Republican donors have given money in person, over the phone or through snail-mail, while 57% of Democratic donors have contributed offline. http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/25/tech/web/donating-campaignsonline/index.html

Microsoft is risking an $18 billion empire on Windows 8 The Microsoft enterprise is at stake for the simple fact that it has not caught up with times. Well that was until now the new Microsoft 8 can be used as a desktop and tablet. The radical change in the Microsoft product was caused by Apple producing the iPad. The new technology made regular PC’s look old and boring. So they decided to make this new Windows 8 even though it is kind of late with the “times” is still shows great success. The apps on the Windows 8 can only be bought on the Windows store, and that is where they hope to make their profits. If no one buys apps or the Windows 8 itself then windows will be no more. And $18 billion dollars go down the drain with it.


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Funniest tweets of the final presidential debate The third and final debate for this election had a lot of comments and criticism on Twitter. The comment that Obama made that stated: "You mentioned the Navy, for example, and that we have fewer ships than we did in 1916. Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military's changed. We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them." Sparked a lot of controversy on Twitter between Republicans and Democrats (of course), but also between under-aged children. The tweet “A 15 year old talking about the debate on twitter is like a Canadian discussing palm trees with a polar bear.� This comment also caused tension between actually voters and children who wish they could vote. But overall Twitter was a hot spot for anyone who wanted to make a comment on the debates for that night. http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/23/tech/social-media/funniest-tweets-thirddebate/index.html


Who gets rich off 'free' government phones

http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/26/technology/mobile/tracfone-free-phones/index.html The article explains about how the cell phone company Tracfone, has been given money from the government to make free plans for low income households. Their defense is that no one can make a living without communication in the 21 century, and the government should provide communication for them. The receivers of this plan must pay for the phones hardware, but are given a free 250 minutes per month. This method of communication combined with government assistance has been done before with the US postage system. But, unlike the US postage system, the receivers of this “free-phone” only have to make one down payment, unlike the stamp system. I don’t like this new method based only on two principles. One, it’s practically another welfare, with people receiving something for nothing and taking advantage of the system. Secondly, it’s not fair to the rest of the American people. We live in a country of equality, where you’re supposed to live and die by your own hand. While some people buy cell phone with money they earned, others (who do less) receive one for FREE! The government has once again forced a communistic principle onto the American people. -Rand Williams

Microsoft is risking an $18 billion empire on Windows 8

http://money.cnn.com/2012/10/25/technology/microsoft-windows-8-gamble/index.html Over the past couple years the big business in America is making things easier. Make things quicker and faster. Apple’s Tablet has done that with ease, giving people computer like devices without a tower or keyboard. It has made small, easy-to-develop games like Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja best sellers (or downloaders I should say). But to every action, there is a reaction. While Apple has unleashed this new concept to the world, sales for old fashioned computers, along with their software, have declined. Microsoft one of the best Tec companies in the world (second only to Sony in my eye) is feeling the sting from apple. People are lazier, and some aren’t smart enough to understand how a 5lbs tablet will never compare to a computers speed, graphic quality, or its capabilities. And like any good American business, Microsoft must adapt to this new world Apple has created. It’s answer: Windows 8; the software that works on ANY new device. Be it Pc, table, cell phone, or fridge; windows 8 is there. This costs $18 billion, and is a major risk on Microsoft’s part. If it works , however, it will create yet another way of life for both Microsoft, and Apple users.

Internet providers to begin warning customers who pirate content http://www.cnn.com/2012/10/18/tech/web/copyright-alert-system/index.html


Most of the world’s providers of entertainment have decided to make copyrights more secure. A software 4 years in the making, and talked about since July, will finally be realized in two months. They wish to make it that piracy is illegal and impossible. I don’t agree with this. Every since youtube, the value of movies and music have gone down, being that anyone can see the, movie or music video for free. But now they want it so that people can’t have third party recordings. I hate that. It is a legal method to download music and movies for free, and now someone wants to destroy the beauty in that. Youtube is almost like an ad for most singers and bands. They can post their music, and people can download the song if they’d like. It’s the artists fault for allowing us to so easily take their songs. If they want us to stop, then take down Youtube. Try, it’s impossible.


In Windows 8, the iPad Has its First Real Challenger Windows 8 puts on a compelling third way to take on the iPad: by putting a full PC experience on a tablet. The need for a PC has not yet gone away. Quite frankly, I do not believe it will any time soon. PCs are very important to modern-day life. Today’s tablets do not multitask well, but this article is explaining how Windows 8 does."Windows 8, together with Office 2013, will be perceived as a more functional device than a consumer tablet." This was said by Rick Sherlund. He thinks this program is going to be very, very successful, and so do I. Windows 8 and the iPad are “challenging” each other because they are both objects that are sold very easily. Statistics are predicting that Apple will sell 73 million iPads next year.

Apple Earnings Disappoint, but Holiday Season Will be a Blowout Apple’s earnings have been disappointing, but the company is looking forward to a recordshattering holiday season. Apple earned $8.2 billion (ended September 29) on sales of $36 billion. It's still slightly less revenue than Wall Street analysts were anticipating, but Apple has a history of issuing conservative guidance and then blowing past it. That amount came up short to analysts’ expectations. Apple said it expects sales of around $52 billion, up 12% from last year's holiday quarter. That would be the highest quarterly sales ever reported by a tech company. The holiday season will be a blowout, of course because of the very famous holidays. Presents are received on Hanukah, Kwanza, sometimes Thanksgiving, and Christmas! In modern society, it is very common for gifts to be something electronic. Because Apple is one of the most known brands of electronics, it is not a long-shot to think the sales will be extreme.

Facebook Employees Are Now $5.2 Billion Richer Before this week, Facebook employees were rich only on paper. Facebook’s current and past employees hold about 225 million of so-called RSUs. Adding together the RSUs and other stocks and options that are also being unlocked, a total of 234 million shares will be newly eligible for sale that day. $5.2 billion: that is how much the employees’ RSUs are worth based on Wednesday’s closing price. Although this may seem like a lot to you, it is less than expected. Why? It is because Facebook shares have plummeted since May. Even though it is less than was expected, Facebook employees are still happy about this. I would imagine so, at least. $5.2 billion dollars is not just a small amount that gets thrown around a lot. I bet they are thrilled to be richer, even if it was a smaller amount than expected.


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Scavenger Hunt Name: ______________________________________ Date: __________________________ Period: ________ Future Business Leaders of America

Purpose: To explore and learn about Future Business Leaders of America Instructions: Using the Internet, answer the questions below. Go to the FBLA-PBL National web site: www.fbla-pbl.org. (You may have to type this address in your address bar!) 1. From the National site, click on “About FBLA-PBL�. Future Business Leaders of AmericaPhi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. What are four divisions of FBLA-PBL, Inc? 1. 2. 3. 4. 2. Click on GOALS under the main navigation on the left. Write 4 Goals of FBLA. 1. 2. 3. 4. 3. Click on MISSION & PLEDGE under the main navigation on the left What is the mission of FBLA? 4. Move your mouse to the top of the page. Hover over the word FBLA until the menu appears. Click on Business Achievement Awards. What are Business Achievement Awards? 5. What are the four levels of the Business Achievement Awards? 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. The Future Award Focuses on what? 7. Click PREVIEW FUTURE AWARD ACTIVITIES. Complete the following on the Future Award Level. Write 2 other activities that you could SERVICE: Write the 2 required complete for this area activities.. 1. 1. 2. 2.


EDUCATION: Write the 2 required activities. 1. 2. PROGRESS: Write the 3 required activities. 1. 2. 3.

Write the 3 other activities that you could complete for this area. 1. 2. 3. Write the other 3 activities that you could complete for this area. 1. 2. 3.

Now, how easy was that? You can earn your FUTURE LEVEL AWARD! Then, move onto your BUSINESS LEVEL! Explore what the Business level award has its requirements! Work your way up and you can earn a scholarship for after completing LEADER and AMERICA level! 7. Click on Competitive Events on the links on the left side of the screen. The FBLA-PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills at the region, state & national level. Competitive events fall into three categories. What are they and what is the focus of each category? 1. 2. 3. 8. Click on the COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES. A pdf file will open. Wait for it. Once it opens, read the first page which is a list of the competitive events offered through FBLA (details begin on page 12). Find 3 events that you feel you could compete in based on your grade level, eligibility, and skills! Write the event name for 3 areas that you could win in (or that grab your attention)! State individual, team, or chapter event for each event along with a write the description of the event category. Event name Select one: Include a description of the event 1. Individual Event

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Explore the National FBLA site www.fbla-pbl.org more if you wish, but now it is time to move on to the GEORGIA FBLA site. Click http://www.gafbla.org/fbla/ 9. Who is the STATE PRESIDENT of FBLA? 10. Let’s explore the CONFERENCES offered by Georgia FBLA this year. CLICK CONFERENCES at the top of the page and answer the following questions. 1. When and where is Fall Motivational Rally? Where When 2. When and where is State Leadership Conference 2010? Where When 3. When and where is National Leadership Conference? Where When


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Scavenger Hunt Name: _Cale Mainor_____________________________________ Date: _________ Period: Future Business Leaders of America

Purpose: To explore and learn about Future Business Leaders of America Instructions: Using the Internet, answer the questions below. Go to the FBLA-PBL National web site: www.fbla-pbl.org. (You may have to type this address in your address bar!)

1. From the National site, click on “About FBLA-PBL�. Future Business Leaders of AmericaPhi Beta Lambda is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) education association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. What are four divisions of FBLA-PBL, Inc? 1. Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for high school students 2. FBLA-Middle Level for junior high, middle, and intermediate school students 3. Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) for postsecondary students 4. Professional Division for businesspeople, FBLA-PBL alumni, educators, and parents who support the goals of the association.

2. Click on GOALS under the main navigation on the left. Write 4 Goals of FBLA. 1. Develop competent, aggressive business leadership 2. Strengthen the confidence of students in themselves and their work.

3. Create more interest in and understanding of American business enterprise. 4. Develop character, prepare for useful citizenship, and foster patriotism 3. Click on MISSION & PLEDGE under the main navigation on the left What is the mission of FBLA? To bring business and education together as one in a positive working environment. 4. Move your mouse to the top of the page. Hover over the word FBLA until the menu appears. Click on Business Achievement Awards. What are Business Achievement Awards? Aggressive self directed results. 5. What are the four levels of the Business Achievement Awards? 1. Future Award 2. Business Award 3. Leader Award 4. America Award 6. The Future Award Focuses on what? Basic business skills. 7. Click PREVIEW FUTURE AWARD ACTIVITIES. Complete the following on the Future Award Level. SERVICE: Write the 2 required 2.FBLA Organization and National activities.. programs 1. Service learning


Write 2 other activities that you could complete for this area 1. EDUCATION: Write the 2 required activities. 1. Marketing 2. Accounting PROGRESS: Write the 3 required activities. 1. FBLA organizations and national programs 2. Career exploration 3. Technology

2. Write the 3 other activities that you could complete for this area. 1. Communications 2. Technology 3. Career awareness Write the other 3 activities that you could complete for this area. 1. Communications

2. FBLA organizations and national programs 3. Career exploration Now, how easy was that? You can earn your FUTURE LEVEL AWARD! Then, move onto your BUSINESS LEVEL! Explore what the Business level award has its requirements! Work your way up and you can earn a scholarship for after completing LEADER and AMERICA level! 7. Click on Competitive Events on the links on the left side of the screen. The FBLA-PBL National Awards Program recognizes and rewards excellence in a broad range of business and career-related areas. Students compete in events testing their business knowledge and skills at the region, state & national level. Competitive events fall into three categories. What are they and what is the focus of each category? 1. Event Guidelines 2. Rating Sheets 3. Format Guide 8. Click on the COMPETITIVE EVENTS GUIDELINES. A pdf file will open. Wait for it. Once it opens, read the first page which is a list of the competitive events offered through FBLA (details begin on page 12). Find 3 events that you feel you could compete in based on your grade level, eligibility, and skills! Write the event name for 3 areas that you could win in (or that grab your attention)! State individual, team, or chapter event for each event along with a write the description of the event category. Event name Select one: Include a description of the event Event Guidelines Individual Event 2012-13

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Explore the National FBLA site www.fbla-pbl.org more if you wish, but now it is time to move on to the GEORGIA FBLA site. Click http://www.gafbla.org/fbla/ 9. Who is the STATE PRESIDENT of FBLA? Sara Beth Marchert

10. Let’s explore the CONFERENCES offered by Georgia FBLA this year. CLICK CONFERENCES at the top of the page and answer the following questions. 1. When and where is Fall Motivational Rally? When : Thursday October 11 Where: Georgia National Fair 2. When and where is State Leadership Conference 2010? When: 3/15-16/2013 Where: Hyatt Regency Washington 3. When and where is National Leadership Conference? When: 6/27-30/2013 Where:


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