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SYLLABUS


Howard High School / Interactive Media & Programming FALL 2012 COURSE SYLLABUS PROGRAM CONCENTRATION: Business & Computer Science CAREER PATHWAY: Interactive Media & Programming COURSE TITLE: Computing in the Modern World Teacher: Morgan Jarvis Room Number: 406 Semester: Fall 2012 Textbook: Discovering Computers 2011: Introduction Textbook Price: $75.25

Email: mjarvis.howardhs@bibb.k12.ga.us Phone Number: 478-779-4927 Tutorial Day: Thursday Tutorial Hours: 3:00 – 3:30 Tutorial Location: 406

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 all students with an introduction to the principles of computer science and its place in the modern world. This course should also help students to use computers effectively in their lives, thus providing a foundation for successfully integrating their own interests and careers with the resources of a technological society. In this course, high school students can acquire a fundamental understanding of the operation of computers and computer networks and create useful programs implementing simple algorithms. By developing Web pages that include images, sound, and text, they can acquire a working understanding of the Internet, common formats for data transmission, and some insights into the design of the human computer interface. Exposure to career possibilities and discussion of ethical issues relating to computers should also be important threads in this course. Articulation: This course is Bibb County approved and articulates with Central Georgia Technical College’s Introduction to Microcomputers & Computer Concepts. Course Prerequisites: Computer Applications Career Pathways: Course must be completed in the order listed below. Interactive Media Level 1 * Computing in the Modern World Level 2 * Fundamentals of Web Design Level 3 * Advanced Web Design Level 4 (Work-Based Learning) Level 5 (Work-Based Learning) *Required for Pathway Completion

Programming * Computing in the Modern World * Beginning Programming * Intermediate Programming AP Computer Science (Work-Based Learning)

Certifications: The Interactive Media and Programming pathways prepare students with the skills needed for the following industry recognized credentials: Adobe Certified Associate’s Web Communication (Interactive Media) and Computer Programming Skills Connect Assessment (Programming).


Career Choices: Occupation Specialties

Level of Education Needed

Average Salary

Computer and Information Systems Managers

Bachelor’s Degree plus work experience

$101,400

Computer Programmers

Bachelor’s Degree

$73,674

Computer Software Engineers

Bachelor’s Degree

$77,022

Computer Specialist

Associate’s Degree

$55,640

Computer System Analysts

Bachelor’s Degree

$74,443

Desktop Publisher Graphic Designer Graphic Designer

Postsecondary Vocational Training Bachelor’s Degree Bachelor’s Degree

$30,680 $44,034 $44,034

Multi-Media Artist and Animator

Bachelor’s Degree

$44,554

Course Schedule Week 1 Introductions/Syllabus Week 2 Careers in Computing Week 3 Ethics in Computing Week 4 History in Computing Week 5 Hardware/Software Week 6 Hardware/Software Week 7 Hardware/Software Week 8 Networking Week 9 Networking

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

Web Design Web Design Web Design Web Design Programming Programming Programming Programming 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 Daily Assignments Tests Projects Total Daily assignments, tests, and projects comprise 85% of your final grade.

Percentage Area 40% 35% 25% 100%

Percentage

Final Exam

100%

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

100%

Required Materials: Pencil, paper, folder/notebook/binder


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.

Students who do not act in accordance with the policies and procedures of class will be subject to the discipline policies of Howard High School and the CTAE department. 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.

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Pacing guide


Computing in the Modern World Instructional Focus Calendar Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project-Based Instruction

1

FS 4, 8-10

Strong Side vs. Weak Side

FS 4, 8-10

Brains Theory vs. GET SMART

FS 4, 8-10

FADAF

FS 4, 8-10

DFS Model

19

13‐Aug 14‐Aug 15‐Aug 16‐Aug 17‐Aug 20‐Aug 21‐Aug 22‐Aug 23‐Aug 24‐Aug 27‐Aug 28‐Aug 29‐Aug 30‐Aug 31‐Aug 4‐Sep 5‐Sep 6‐Sep 7‐Sep

20

10‐Sep

2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18

21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30

11‐Sep 12‐Sep 13‐Sep 14‐Sep 17‐Sep 18‐Sep 19‐Sep 20‐Sep 21‐Sep 24‐Sep

FS 4, 8-10

DFS Model

CMW 1

Career Issues Activity

CMW 1

Career Comparison Activity

CMW 1

Career Research Project

CMW 1

Career Research Project

CMW 1

Career Research Project

CMW 1

Career Research Project

CMW 3

Facebook Spam Activity

CMW 3

Ethics PPT/Worksheet

CMW 3

Public Domain Activity

CMW 3

Socratic Circle Activity

CMW 3

Ethics Reviews

CMW 3

Ethics Test

FS 4, 8-10

FBLA in the Classroom

Fall 2012

Current Events

Current Event Activity #1

Current Event Activity #2

FBLA Scavenger Hunt

CMW 3

CyberBully Activity

CMW 2

History of Computing PPT/Worksheet

CMW 2

Wanted Poster Activity

CMW 2

Timeline Poster Project

CMW 2

Timeline Poster Project

CMW 2

Timeline Poster Project

CMW 2

Innovation in Computing Activity

CMW 2

Moore's Law Activity

CMW 2

Emerging Technology Activity

CMW 2

History of Computing Review

CMW 2

History of Computing Test

CMW 4-7

Hardware/Software PPT/Worksheet

Current Event Activity #2

Current Event Activity #3

Current Event Activity #4


Computing in the Modern World Instructional Focus Calendar Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project-Based Instruction

31

25‐Sep 26‐Sep 27‐Sep 28‐Sep 1‐Oct 2‐Oct 3‐Oct 4‐Oct 5‐Oct 8‐Oct 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 29‐Oct 30‐Oct 31‐Oct 1‐Nov 2‐Nov 5‐Nov 6‐Nov 7‐Nov

CMW 4-7

Computer Parts Activity

CMW 4-7

Picture Scavenger Hunt

CMW 4-7

Binary Code Activity

CMW 4-7

Computers Parts Test

CMW 8-11

Networks PPT/Worksheet

CMW 8-11

Networks Poster Project

CMW 8-11

Networks Poster Project

CMW 8-11

Networks Poster Project

CMW 8-11

Network Poster Project

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

CMW 12-15

Web Design w/ Wix

32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61

FBLA in the Classroom

Current Event Activity #6

Current Event Activity #7

FBLA Web Site Project

CMW 12-15

FBLA Web Site Project

CMW 12-15

FBLA Web Site Project Problem Solving Activity

CMW 16-23

Jeroo Activity

CMW 16-23

Jeroo Activity

CMW 16-23

Jeroo Activity

CMW 16-23

Jeroo Activity

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

Current Events

Current Event Activity #5

CMW 12-15

CMW 16-23

Fall 2012

Current Event Activity #8


Computing in the Modern World Instructional Focus Calendar Instructional Day #

Calendar Date

Standard Addressed

Project-Based Instruction

62

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 5‐Dec 6‐Dec 7‐Dec 10‐Dec 11‐Dec 12‐Dec 13‐Dec 14‐Dec 17‐Dec 18‐Dec 19‐Dec 20‐Dec

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

CMW 16-23

Programming w/ Scatch

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

FBLA in the Classroom

FBLA Program Project

CMW 16-23

FBLA Program Project

CMW 16-23

FBLA Program Project

CMW 16-23

FBLA Program Project

CMW 16-23

FBLA Program Project Limits of Computing Activity

CMW 16-23

Limits of Computing Activity

CMW 16-23

Limits of Computing Activity

CMW 16-23

Limits of Computing Activity

CMW 16-23

Limits of Computing Activity

CMW 1, 3

Ethics/Careers Review

CMW 2

History Review

CMW 4-11

Hardware/Software/Networks Review

CMW 12-15

Web Design Review

CMW 16-23

Programming Review

CMW 1-23

Final Project

CMW 1-23

Final Project

CMW 1-23

Final Project

CMW 1-23

Final Project

Current Events Current Event Activity #9

CMW 16-23

CMW 16-23

Fall 2012

Current Event Activity #10


Class Projects


Project Based Instruction Fall 2012 

Project

#1- Timeline of Computing Project

#2- Topology Game Project

#3-Wanted Poster

What the students should learn…

What the students should have done….

GPS

Some background information about the history of computers.

Research, create poster, present to the class.

Difference between various network topologies.

Research, create poster, present to class.

BCS-CMW-2. Students will identify key developments and individuals relating to the history of computing and explore emerging technologies. CTAE-FS-3 Communications: Learners use various communication skills in expressing and interpreting information. BCS-CMW-2. Students will identify key developments and individuals relating to the history of computing and explore emerging technologies.

Background on a famous person Create a wanted poster in within the computer Microsoft Word and share with community. the class.


Class Project #1


History of Computing Research Project    Instructions: You will research four different inventions that fall under the field of computing from the list at the bottom of this page.  Fill out  the tables below with the information necessary for your four different inventions. You will then create a poster.  Finally, you will give a  (roughly) three minute oral presentation regarding your four inventionss.  For your oral presentation, you will be given an index card to present  with.  Adhere to the rubric provided.    Your grade will be broken up into three areas: Research Information Tables, Poster, and Oral Presentation.  Each area will be worth a set  amount of points, broken down as such:    Research Table Information: 30 pts  Poster: 50 pts  Oral Presentation: 20 pts    Research Table Information Requirements:  This will be both the easiest part of your project as well as the most important part.  You must simply fill out the tables below.  The information  you get for these tables below will then be transferred to the poster you create.    Poster Presentation:  Even though you will be researching four inventions, you will only need to create one poster for one invention.  The poster should contain the  appropriate information for an invention you’ve chosen.  The poster should have pictures, textual information, and the year of the invention on  it in big, bold, standout print (see below for an example). Additionally, you will be graded on your use of materials (markers, construction  paper, pictures, etc.) as well as its visual appearance.  Ugly posters are ugly.  If you do not feel that you have the creative ability to design a  visually pleasing poster, then you have little time to waste since you will need to spend more time on it.    Oral Presentation:  Your oral presentation should be roughly three minutes long.  If you go over 15 seconds short or 15 seconds long, a point will be deducted for  each second short or long.  You will be expected to speak loudly and clearly.  You will be expected to use appropriate language – no slang!  You  will be expected to engage the audience.  The index cards you use are to help guide you, not for you to read off of.  Your PowerPoint  presentation/Prezi presentation/Poster will also be used to accentuate your oral presentation, but again they are not there for you to read off  of.    Inventions Integrated Circuit  Mouse  Floppy Disc Jump Drive CD‐ROM  DVD‐ROM  Blu‐Ray Ultraviolet Movies iPod  iPhone  iPad Apple TV X‐Box 360  Playstation 3  Wii Nintendo DS Facebook  YouTube  Google Wikipedia Twitter  Amazon  Match.com E‐bay  ENIAC  EDSAC  Zuse Z3 CSIRAC  Internet Explorer  Mozilla Firefox  Google Chrome AOL 

     

Floppy Disc  

Blah blah  blah blah  blah 

Blah blah 

1980

Blah blah  blah blah  blah 

Blah blah 


Invention #1 Invention Name:  Inventor:  Year of Invention:  What Does This Invention Do:  (Explain, in five GOOD sentences, what  this invention does and how it does it.   Be careful to avoid personal opinion  with statements such as: “It makes life  easier.”) 

             

Why Is It Important?  (Your explanation must have five GOOD  sentences.  In this area, use your  personal opinion to explain why the  invention is important.  Remember to  use good sentences: “It makes life  easier.” is NOT a good sentence.) 

              Invention #2

Invention Name:  Inventor:  Year of Invention:  What Does This Invention Do:  (Explain, in five GOOD sentences, what  this invention does and how it does it.   Be careful to avoid personal opinion  with statements such as: “It makes life  easier.”) 

Why Is It Important?  (Your explanation must have five GOOD  sentences.  In this area, use your  personal opinion to explain why the  invention is important.  Remember to  use good sentences: “It makes life  easier.” is NOT a good sentence.) 

                             


Invention #3 Invention Name:  Inventor:  Year of Invention:  What Does This Invention Do:  (Explain, in five GOOD sentences, what  this invention does and how it does it.   Be careful to avoid personal opinion  with statements such as: “It makes life  easier.”) 

             

Why Is It Important?  (Your explanation must have five GOOD  sentences.  In this area, use your  personal opinion to explain why the  invention is important.  Remember to  use good sentences: “It makes life  easier.” is NOT a good sentence.) 

              Invention #4

Invention Name:  Inventor:  Year of Invention:  What Does This Invention Do:  (Explain, in five GOOD sentences, what  this invention does and how it does it.   Be careful to avoid personal opinion  with statements such as: “It makes life  easier.”) 

Why Is It Important?  (Your explanation must have five GOOD  sentences.  In this area, use your  personal opinion to explain why the  invention is important.  Remember to  use good sentences: “It makes life  easier.” is NOT a good sentence.)   

                         


Student Work #1


Class Project #2


HOWARD HIGH SCHOOL  COMPUTING IN THE MODERN WORLD  TOPOLOGY GAME PROJECT        BLOCK: ______  NAME: ________________________    INSTRUCTIONS: FOLLOW EACH INSTRUCTION TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITIES.    The purpose of this project will be for you to create a board game that is both educational and  utilizes a network topology layout for the board map utilizing one of the five main topologies  discussed in this class: bus, mesh, ring, star, and tree.  The project will be graded via a rubric.    You will be assigned a topology to use for your board map.  The topology must be accurately  drawn on a posterboard.  You will be graded the creativity of your design, the use of materials,  and the accuracy of your topology drawing.    Additionally, your game must be that of an educational variety.  I.E. – students who would play  the game would learn something by playing it.  The game should teach information that relates  to what you have learned in this class (History/Degree/Careers of Computing,  Hardware/Software, etc.).  You will be graded on the creativity of the educational factor and the  validity of the educational factor.    Finally you must also incorporate instructions and game pieces.  Like any game (Monopoly, Life,  etc.) there must be rules and there must be pieces to make the game move along.  You will be  graded on creativity of game pieces and clarity of instructions.    Each poster should contain in the upper‐right corner the following information, printed: Your  Name, Your Assigned Topology, and the Name of Your Game.  Use this as a guide:   

Bobby Hill Star Adventures in HHS

INSTRUCTIONS Blah blah blah blahb blah blah blah blah blah blah Blah blah blah blahb

Adventures in BHS!


Student Work #2


Class Project #3


Persons of Interest Points to Ponder Many people have contributed their time, talent, and genius over the centuries to develop the Computer into the powerful and diverse machine it is today. You will create a Wanted Poster for and Innovator of your choice. Possible sites to look for information include: http://www.computerhope.com/history/ http://www.computerhistory.org/ and/or do a Google search. Step 1: Directions: 1. Go to Word and Zoom out to 50% so you can see all sides of the page. 2. Click the Wordart button and select the first wordart. 3. Type WANTED using stencil or playbill font. 4. Change the fill color of your wordart using your word art toolbar to black. 5. Position your wordart across the top of your paper. 6. Add a smaller wordart that states “for the Capture of your innovator’s name here” 7. Add a picture of your innovator to the center of your poster-change it to In front of text. 8. Use a textbox to list the amount of the reward you are offering. 9. Use textboxes to list the following information: a. Time period in which the innovator lived b. Other basic background information (born, lived, interesting stories) c. Inventions/Accomplishments d. Add a minimum of 6 textboxes 10. In a large textbox filled with black placed below the picture explain how inventions/accomplishments impacted the area of computing 11. Change all textbox line color to no line and fill color to no fill. 12. Center all text in the textboxes. 13. You can add lines above and/or below your large wordart at the top of the page and center them. 14. Go to the header footer and draw rectangle that goes from top left corner to the bottom corner of your page. 15. Click on fill color and choose fill effects and click the texture tab. 16. Choose stationary the last button on the top row-this will give the effect of old paper. 17. Print in color. 18. Save as Your Initials 2.2 Persons of Interest to your folder and password. Innovators in History to choose from: 26. Adam Osborne 11. Andreew Donald Booth 1. John Napier, Baron of 27. Tim Berners-Lee, 12. Claude Shannon Merchiston 28. Linus Torvald 13. Jack St. Clair Kilby 2. Wilhelm Schickard 29. Pierre Omidyar 14. Hideo Yamachito 3. Blaise Pascal 30. Sergey Brin and Larry 15. William Higinbotham 4. Charles Babbage Page 16. Ted Nelson 5. Augusta Ada Byron, the 31. Alan Shugart 17. Robert Noyce countess of Lovelace 32. Robert Metcalfe, David 18. Gordon Moore 6. J. Presper Eckert and Packard and Bill 19. Gary Starkweather John Mauchly Hewlett 20. Douglas Englebart 7. John von Neumann's 33. Mark Zuckerberg 21. Ray Tomlinson 8. Grace Hopper 34. Bill Gates 22. Paul G. Allen 9. F.C. Williams 35. Shawn Fanning 23. Seymour Cray 10. John Bardeen, Walter 24. Steve Jobs Brattain and William 25. Steve Wozniak Shockley BCS-CMW-2-a, b, c

Careers, Ethics, History of Computers


Student Work #3


For the capture of Grace Hopper

$100,000

Invented the first commercially used computer UNIVAC 

• Born December 9, 1906 – Died January 1, 1992  • • • •

Showed an intense sensation for gadgets at the young age of 7  Loved to do math with her mother  Her father encouraged all of his children  Graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics  from Yale university and later a PhD  • Invented the first universal computer UNIVAC 

USE CAUTION WHEN HUNTING THIS WOMAN!! SHE IS A TRAINED KILLER IN THE NAVY!! 


Reward: $25,000   

The invention of the  mouse changed  computing because it    allowed people access to  things simpler. It aided  computing and made  computing simpler.  

   

             

1.

January 30,  1925‐ present 2. Born in  Portland  Oregon. He  has 4 kids,  married to  Ballard  Engelbart, 

   

He developed hypertext in 1968. He’s also known  for winning awards such as Lemelson‐MIT prize,  IEEE John von Neumann Award, Turing Award, and  more. Best known for inventing the computer  mouse.


The Invention of the microprocessor allowed  computers to do multiple things at once and  understand a lot more. 

Reward: $18.64 He was added to the Computer History Museum in  2009.  He is one of the creators of the microprocessor.  He joined Intel in 1967 as the 12th employee.  He Lived from 1937‐Present  Marcian Hoff Received the Franklin Institute Stuart  Ballantine Medal in 1979. 


Description Time Period: 1950-1990

Born: February 24, 1955

Race: White Sex: Male

Place of Birth: San Francisco, California    

Occupation: Apple’s chief executive officer

The ways that we listen to music, communicate with friends or, most recently, read books, we’re all influenced by his mega-successful lines of iPods, iPhones and iPads. A visionary wizard who never met a cutting-edge gadget that he didn’t like (or invent himself), Steve Jobs was plugged into each of us in some way in the techheavy times in which we live.


INVENTED THE APPLE COMPANY

HE WAS BORN FEBURARY 24, 1955 HE DIED OCTOBER 5, 2011

SOME OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMETNS WAS: HE CREATED THE FIRST COMPUTER, IPODS, IPADS, AND IPHONE

INTERESTING FACTS: •

IN 1986, STEVE BOUGHT THE GRAPHICS GROUP (LATER RENAMED PIXAR) FROM LUCAS FILM’S GRAPHICS DIVISION FOR $10 MILLION. • APPLE DOESN’T DONATE TO CHARITY.

1970’S

REWARD: $1,000,000 IT IMPACTED THE COMPUTING WORLD DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE CREATED THE FIRST COMPUTER. THEN HE CREATED IPODS, IPADS, AND A LOT OF OTHER ELECTRONICS. HE REALLY IMPACTED A LOT OF PEOPLE LIFE BECAUSE COMPUTERS TODAY HELP OUT A LOT OF PEOPLE.


Current Event Activity


Current Event

Class Computing in the Modern World– Fall 2012

201213

Current Event Hate Illegal Robocalls?


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


Hate illegal robocalls?  This is a waste of money. They will just find a way around any "fix".  I had to get rid of my land line  because it became useless and I had to change my cell number in the last year because of spam  messaging. Maybe we should impose penalties on the providers if they won't solve the problem. AT&T is  the worst about ignoring what their customers need.  Many times I've asked them to help me deal with  the text spam issue, and they simply couldn't care less. Let me get this straight; a phone call is routed  entirely on a 3rd party network, yet it isn't possible to figure out who is calling whom? Oh please. "The  FTC Robocall Challenge challenges the public to suggest plans to block illegal robocalls on landlines and  mobile phones. Ideas must include a technical proposal ‐‐ so options to, say, prevent caller ID spoofing  would qualify..." My older brother is employed by AT&T as a switch engineer, and he already knows how  to technically deal with this, but won't go public with it due to the prospect of reducing his opportunity  for continued employment.  All telecom providers consider robocalling as a vertical service, and enjoy  the increased revenue stream by not preventing it. If I get a call and I'm on the do not call list, and I  report it, what happens? Are they even able to tell where the call really came from? If not, that's the  first step ‐ identifying offenders. Once we can identify the offenders, the solution is simple: receive a call  from an offender, receive money in return. Say, $100, tax‐free, per call. If the caller is trying to mask  their identity, it's $300. This would make people pretty vigilant about reporting.  Uzochukwu Echebelem  2nd block     


FBLA Activity


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

2.

Individual Event

3.

Individual Event


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


FBLA Work


Scavenger Hunt Name: _Marcel George____________________________________ 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; and 4. Professional level for business leaders, parent, and alumni. 2. Click on GOALS under the main navigation on the left. Write 4 Goals of FBLA. 1. Encourage and practice efficiency money management. 2. Facilitate the transition from school to work. 3. Encourage scholarship and promote school loyalty. 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 in a positive working relationship through innovative leadership and career development programs. 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? An aggressive, self directed, results-based and leadership program. 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? Business skills, introduction to community service, and FBLA involvement. 7. Click PREVIEW FUTURE AWARD ACTIVITIES. Complete the following on the Future Award Level. 2. Prepare a bulletin board promoting SERVICE: Write the 2 required FBLA. activities.. 1. Donate 5 hours of service to an educational or service organization.


Write 2 other activities that you could complete for this area 1. Participate on your chapter’s community service project committee.

2. Participate in a promotional or fund raiser-project for the march of dimes.

EDUCATION: Write the 1 required activity. 1. Complete the FBLA knowledge quiz with a score of 92 percent or higher.

Write the 3 other activities that you could complete for this area. 1. Write a one-page paper on a business career. 2. Complete the advertisement slogans worksheet. 3. Register and take free quiz

PROGRESS: Write the 2 required activities. 1. Bring a friend who is a non-member to a local chapter FBLA meeting. 2. Attend at least 3 local chapter meetings a prepare a one page paper that includes a date of each meeting.

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


2.

Individual Event

3.

Individual Event

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


Student presentations


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