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Stephen Neil

Fall Semester

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Computer Applications I Computer Applications I Planning Computer Applications II

Spring Semester

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Business Comm. & Presentation Planning Computing in the Modern World Computer Applications I

 B.S Macon State College Information Technology Management  M.A.T. Georgia College and State University Masters of Arts in Teaching  5 Years Teaching Experience

 FBLA Advisor  Region 5 FBLA Advisor of the Year 2011  Guardian to Special Needs Sister


CERTIFICATIONS


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


Duties and Responsibilities     

FBLA Co Advisor Advisory Board Chair IC Certification Chair Microsoft IT Academy Project Manager SACS Committee - Governance

School Duties FALL SEMESTER Morning Duty – Cafeteria In charge of managing student line Lunch Duty 2nd lunch hall monitor SPRING SEMESTER Morning Duty – Cafeteria In charge of managing student line Lunch Duty 2nd lunch hall monitor


FALL SEMESTER CLASSES


Westside 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 I

Teacher: Mr. Neil Room Number: 212 Semester: Fall 2012 Textbook: MS Office 2010 by Pasewark Textbook Price:

Email: smneil.westside@bibb.k12.ga.us Phone Number 478-779-2183 Tutorial Days: Upon Request Tutorial Hours: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Tutorial Location: Rm. 212

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

Graphic Communication Interactive Media JROTC Law & Justice Marketing & Management Nursery & Landscape Nutrition & Food Science


Culinary Arts Early Childhood Education Financial Management – Accounting Financial Management – Services Flight Operations General Horticulture & Plant Science

Small Business Development Teaching as a Profession Therapeutic Services – Medical Services Therapeutic Services – Nursing Transportation Logistical Support (Automotive)

Course Schedule Week 1 Introductions, Word Ch 1 Week 2 Word Ch 2, Word Ch 3 Week 3 Word Ch 3, Word Ch 4 Week 4 TEST 1-4, Word Ch 5 Week 5 Word Ch 6, Word Ch 7 Week 6 Word Ch 7, Word Ch 8 Week 7 TEST Word, Excel Ch 1

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

Week 8 Week 9

Week 17 Week 18

Excel Ch 2, Excel Ch 3 Excel Ch 4, TEST 1-4

Excel Ch 5, Excel Ch 6 Excel Ch 7, Excel Ch 8 TEST Excel, Powerpoint Ch 1 Powerpoint Ch 1, Powerpoint Ch 2 Powerpoint Ch 3, Powerpoint Ch 4 Powerpoint Presentations Photostory, Job Search Activity, Access Ch 1, Access Ch 2 Access Ch 3-6 TEST Access 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. [Insert your name] website’s that will be used as an integral part of this course are available at: [Insert

your site] 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

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

Percentage Area 50% 50%

100%

Percentage

Final Exam

100%

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

100%

Required Material: Earphones (Videos will be provided to assist in instruction). Must provide own earphones


Classroom Expectations: 1. RESPECT IS GIVEN AND EXPECTED. NO TALKING WHILE MR.NEIL IS TALKING; WILL SHOW YOU THE SAME RESPECT. 2. SEATS ARE MADE TO SIT IN. DO NOT GET UP TO WALK AROUND THE ROOM, LEAN BACK IN THE CHAIRS. 3. THE BELL DOES NOT DISMISS YOU FROM CLASS OR THE CLOCK DOES NOT TELL YOU WHEN TO SHUT DOWN. I WILL DISMISS YOU AT THE END OF EACH CLASS. 4. COME TO CLASS ON TIME. THE DOOR WILL CLOSE UPON RINGING OF THE SECOND BELL.

5. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE CLASSROOM-NO EXCEPTIONS! This is a computer lab and computer equipment is expensive. Food leaves crumbs and drinks spill. 6. NOTE: All rules included in the Bibb County Code of Conduct Book will be enforced.


Late Assignments: All assignments are done in class. You are responsible for maintaining the pace of the class. I will more than happy to help you if you are falling behind including staying after school. Please do not feel embarrassed to ask for help.

Make-up Policy: An ABSENCE is any time that you are not physically present in class. This includes, but is not limited to, field trips, suspension, tardy, etc. Upon returning to class from being absent for any reason, whether it was excused or unexcused, you will have five days from the day you return to make up any missed assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up any handouts or obtain notes taken in class while student was out. Assignments. You should check the assignments sheet immediately upon return. I cannot stress enough that it is the student’s responsibility to take care of unfinished business due to an absence. Also, keep in mind that if you are present for the announcement of a test or quiz, you will be expected to take the previously announced test even if you were absent when we reviewed for the test.

Keep in mind: we are all here to make you a success. I am willing to help you as long as you also try to help yourself. Just remember to come to come to me with any problems.

Re-do Policy: I will work with you to help you pass this course. If I feel as though you have not done your best for various reasons, I will help you to do better. YOU must be a partner with this and be willing to put 100% into this effort.

* 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________________


CLASS PROJECTS


“This is What Makes Life Good” Photostory Create a photostory project to present to the class. The theme is: “This is What Makes Life Good”. Think about what you enjoy in life and go to the internet and find pictures that reflect your “likes in life”. Examples could include: Your favorite animal Your favorite food Your favorite TV Show Your favorite Movie Your favorite Video Game Your family Your favorite vacation spot Your favorite star Your favorite hobby Your favorite sport Have an introductory slide (remember how to create in Powerpoint). Also, either import music or create music to use in the project. IMPORTANT!! Remember to use full size images and not thumbnails. This will be easy to detect and take away from the look of your project. Save to D2L Dropbox. Project will be presented to class with an introduction from you.


Photo Story Rubric BCS-CA1-6. Students will use presentation software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files.

a. Apply industry standards in creating and presenting all presentations. b. Apply presentation software skills by creating, accessing/retrieving, saving, and printing files. h. Create an autorun looping presentation with message and proper timing. i. Demonstrate presentation skills by creating well-organized, audience-appropriate presentations such as informative, entertaining, instructional, etc., using proper public speaking techniques.

Item Description & Notes Picture inserts Were proper pictures used to express point? Text Insertions Was text used appropriately to make point? Motions Was motion used on slide for dramatic effect? Music Was music used in presentation for the proper effect? Originality/Entertainment Were multiple techniques used to make presentation more entertaining? Audience reaction Theme addressed Did the presentation address the theme “This Is What Makes Life Good�? Total

Points Possible 10 10 10 10

50

10 100

Student Check

Points Earned


PowerPoint Project “ALL ABOUT ME” This first project is a presentation that describes you, your family, and anything else you want to tell about yourself. Your grade will be determined by the neatness of your presentation, correct spelling and grammar, meeting all the requirements for the presentation, and the presentation to the class.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRESENTATION          

You must have a title slide and a conclusion slide. These slides do not count in the total of 15. You must have at least 15 slides. You may use more if you want. You must have transitions between slides You should apply a design theme to your presentation. Choose one that you like. Use several different slide layouts throughout your presentation. Add clip art and pictures to some of your slides and make sure there is animation on clipart/pictures. When creating your presentation, remember the Rule of 7’s. No more than 7 lines of text per slide and no more than 7 words on a line. You must have a song playing throughout the slide. NO OFFENSIVE WORDS. It would be best to choose something from freeplaymusic.com It would be great if you could add a video (not required) Must have a table (probably on your family slide).

Here are some ideas of things to include in your presentation. You may use items from this list and/or use items of your own. You are not limited to the list below. • About you: your name, age, birthday, • Your favorite actresses place you were born, etc. • Your favorite places to eat • About your family: mom, dad, brothers • Favorite places or cities you’ve visited and sisters. • Favorite sports • About your job (if you have one) • Favorite colors • Pets you have • Things I like about school: favorite • Your hobbies subjects, etc. • School subjects and activities • Things I don’t like about school. • Your personality • Things you do for fun • Your role models • Favorite • Your plans after high school • Your favorite foods • Your favorite things to do when not at school • Your best friends • Your favorite music groups or singers • Your favorite songs • Your favorite movies • Your favorite actors


Powerpoint Lessons 1-4 Rubric BCS-CA1-6. Students will use presentation software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. a. Apply industry standards in creating and presenting all presentations. b. Apply presentation software skills by creating, accessing/retrieving, saving, and printing files. c. Use views appropriately to create and manipulate presentation---normal, outline, notes, slide sorter view. d. Use appropriate slide layouts and design templates to create presentations. e. Analyze situations and select the appropriate printing output: handouts, slides, notes, page, or outline. f. Use basic design guidelines to enhance visual presentations. g. Create a presentation with graphics, sound, transitions, embedded objects, and specialized features (charts, organizational charts, hyperlinks). h. Create an autorun looping presentation with message and proper timing. 1. Demonstrate presentation skills by creating well-organized, audience-appropriate presentations such as informative, entertaining, instructional, etc., using proper public speaking techniques. i. Navigate an on-screen presentation using keyboard, mouse, pointer operations, and other navigational tools. Item Description & Notes Title Page Subject Name/Student Name Sound/Movie Inserts Inserted correctly/played correctly Picture inserts Slide Transitions Slide transition on every slide Multiple transitions used Slide Theme Use Definite theme used on slides One slide with different theme from rest of slides Slide Table/Graph Proper information used Inserted as an object Animations One slide with multiple animations Use of multiple types of animations throughout presentation Originality Originality/Entertainment Were multiple techniques used to make presentation more entertaining? Audience reaction Was timed presentation used? Presentation Proper Introduction Used Total

Points Possible 3 15 10 10

10

10

20

20

2 100

Student Check

Points Earned


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 II Teacher: Mr. Neil Room Number: 212 Semester: Fall 2012 Textbook: Project Based- No Textbook Used Textbook Price:

Email: smneil.westside@bibb.k12.ga.us Phone Number 478-779-2183 Tutorial Days: Upon Request Tutorial Hours: 3:00 – 4:00 pm Tutorial Location: Rm. 212

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, Microsoft Word Week 2 Microsoft Word Week 3 Microsoft Word Week 4 Microsoft Word Week 5 Microsoft Excel Week 6 Microsoft Excel Week 7 Microsoft Excel Week 8 Microsoft Excel Week 9 Microsoft Excel

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

Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Powerpoint Microsoft Powerpoint Photostory Photostory Microsoft Access Microsoft Access Microsoft Access 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. [Insert your name] website’s that will be used as an integral part of this course are available at: [Insert

your site]

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

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

Percentage Area 50% 50%

100%

Percentage

Final Exam

100%

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

100%

Required Material: Earphones (Videos will be provided to assist in instruction). Must provide own earphones


Classroom Expectations: 1. RESPECT IS GIVEN AND EXPECTED. NO TALKING WHILE MR.NEIL IS TALKING; WILL SHOW YOU THE SAME RESPECT. 2. SEATS ARE MADE TO SIT IN. DO NOT GET UP TO WALK AROUND THE ROOM, LEAN BACK IN THE CHAIRS. 3. THE BELL DOES NOT DISMISS YOU FROM CLASS OR THE CLOCK DOES NOT TELL YOU WHEN TO SHUT DOWN. I WILL DISMISS YOU AT THE END OF EACH CLASS. 4. COME TO CLASS ON TIME. THE DOOR WILL CLOSE UPON RINGING OF THE SECOND BELL.

5. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE CLASSROOM-NO EXCEPTIONS! This is a computer lab and computer equipment is expensive. Food leaves crumbs and drinks spill. 6. NOTE: All rules included in the Bibb County Code of Conduct Book will be enforced.


Late Assignments: All assignments are done in class. You are responsible for maintaining the pace of the class. I will more than happy to help you if you are falling behind including staying after school. Please do not feel embarrassed to ask for help.

Make-up Policy: An ABSENCE is any time that you are not physically present in class. This includes, but is not limited to, field trips, suspension, tardy, etc. Upon returning to class from being absent for any reason, whether it was excused or unexcused, you will have five days from the day you return to make up any missed assignments. It is the student’s responsibility to pick up any handouts or obtain notes taken in class while student was out. Assignments. You should check the assignments sheet immediately upon return. I cannot stress enough that it is the student’s responsibility to take care of unfinished business due to an absence. Also, keep in mind that if you are present for the announcement of a test or quiz, you will be expected to take the previously announced test even if you were absent when we reviewed for the test.

Keep in mind: we are all here to make you a success. I am willing to help you as long as you also try to help yourself. Just remember to come to come to me with any problems.

Re-do Policy: I will work with you to help you pass this course. If I feel as though you have not done your best for various reasons, I will help you to do better. YOU must be a partner with this and be willing to put 100% into this effort.

* 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________________


CLASS PROJECTS


PowerPoint Project “Jeopardy� This project will determine if you understand how to create hyperlinks in Powerpoint as taught.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PRESENTATION You must make a master board that has all of the boxes for the user to choose from. Example shown below: Jeopardy Category 1

Category 2

Category 3

Category 4

100

100

100

100

200

200

200

200

300

300

300

300

There must be four categories (anything you have knowledge about) with three questions in each category. Each slide with a dollar amount must have a link to a question. The question slide must have a link to the answer. The answer slide must have a link to the main board (remember the action button that automatically links to the first slide). Be careful with the links because it can get confusing with multiple slides, so take your time!! Use design elements and colors of your choosing but make sure the words can be read. You will present this to the class so MAKE SURE IT WORKS!!!! Also, remember you are Alex Trebek, so be entertaining!! Call me if you need assistance!!


Jeopardy Rubric 

BCS-CA2-5. Students will use presentation software to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate files. c. Create a presentation with video, embedded objects, specialized features, e.g. action buttons, links, hyperlinks, record narration, on-line broadcast. i. Demonstrate presentation skills and proper public speaking techniques by creating well-organized, audience-appropriate presentations such as informative, entertaining, and instructional.

Item Description & Notes Powerpoint Board Four categories with 3 questions? Does it look presentable? Campaign Flyer Campaign Speech Overall presentation Total

Points Possible 15 15 30 40 100

Student Points Check Earned


Campaigning for an Office You have decided to run for a student government office. You will choose whether you will run for President, Vice President, Treasurer or Secretary. Once your office is chosen, you will prepare the following: 1. Campaign button with slogan, name and office. You may be creative with this. This must be in the shape of a circle and for the sake of being able to see it, it can take up an entire standard size sheet of paper. 2. Campaign flyer with slogan, name and office. This flyer will be used to post around the school and urge students to vote for you. You can also be creative with this. 3. Campaign speech. This must be a minimum of 1 minute but no longer than 1 minute and 30 seconds. (After writing it, practice to yourself and time it.) This is where you give it your best. Introduce yourself, the office you are running for and tell the students why they should vote for YOU. Describe the experience that you may have for the office. If you do not have any experience, describe the qualities you do possess that would qualify you be to be a good candidate OR what are some things you are willing to do or orchestrate for a better school. Make sure you have a good conclusion. Use proper English and grammar (no slang!). Time and practice your speech.    

Speech must be typed Times New Roman, 12 point, doublespaced Margins 1.25 inches Heading at top left: Your Name Campaigning for an Office Position Date

4. When the project is completed, print the 3 documents, staple together and turn in for a project grade.


Campaigning for Office Rubric BCS-CA2-1. Students will use technology as a tool to increase productivity in completing a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. BCS-CA2-6: Students will utilize appropriate methods to collaborate, publish, and interact with peers, teachers, experts, and other audiences.

Item Description & Notes Campaign Button Campaign Flyer Campaign Speech Overall presentation Total

Points Possible 15 15 30 40 100

Student Points Check Earned


Senior Trip Worksheet BCS-CA2-1

BCS-CA2-2

Students will use technology as a tool to increase productivity in completing a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. b) Demonstrate appropriate handling and use of supplies and equipment. c) Apply appropriate use of editing tools, e.g. spell check, thesaurus, find and replace, grammar, and hyphenation. d) Demonstrate the use, movement, and display of a variety of icons, toolbars, and the task pane. e) Demonstrate effective time-management to complete tasks in allotted time. f) Utilize print options. Students will use word processing and/or desktop publishing software through a variety of input technologies to create, edit, and publish industry appropriate documents. a) Troubleshoot software problems using help screens and/or online manuals. b) Create a variety of business and technical documents using wizards, templates, or composition, e.g. newsletters with mastheads, multi-column documents/ brochures, multi-page books, style sheets, tables of content, indexes and forms. c) Create special business documents including agendas, minutes, multi-level outlines, itineraries, news releases, purchase orders, and invoices. d) Apply special features and tools such as protecting a document, tracking changes, templates, auto text, and auto correct.

Your senior class wants to go on a senior trip. Your group must plan a senior trip to be presented to seniors , their parents/guardians, senior teachers, and administrators. Name some fun things to do while you are there and include the cost:

If you are flying, find a flight using a website (example: www.delta.com) and the cost of a round-trip flight using the dates of your trip. *Name the airline, ticket cost, departure times, departure dates Estimate food costs by searching for the city on the Internet and checking out prices of some of the local restaurants. *List the restaurants and an average-range meal *Include 3 meals per day If you are going to need to rent a car, go to a car rental website to find costs. *Include car rental place (example www.hertz.com) *Include cost per day/week *Insurance costs if applicable

If you are cruising, find a cruise on the Internet (example www.carnival.com) *Include all costs *Included places you will visit on the cruises and if there are any additional costs *Is it all-inclusive. If so, will anything cost extra?


Senior Trip Group Project

You will present your information to the class. You can use a brochure or newsletter for your presentation. You MUST Include an itinerary of events!

*PowerPoint Show Grading Rubric Sections

Who

What

When

Where

Why Details of Activities

Costs/Payments

How will you get there? Design

Must include all items below

Class of 2008 All Seniors? Select group of seniors? If so, what group? What are you advertising? Be specific – Example: Senior Trip to Orlando Specific Dates – when you are leaving/when you will return Times of Flights, etc. What city/place are you planning to visit? If it’s a cruise – find a specific cruise and name the places you will cruise to. Find exciting ways to convince others to go Include facts about the city/place Any activities you will participate in – any tours. Example: Visit the Statue of Liberty! Include prices of airline tickets, hotel, gas, rental car, estimated food expense, price for tickets to visit places; if it is all-inclusive like a cruise – state that in your presentation Include a payment schedule Include the full price of the trip What type of transportation will you use? Car, airplane, boat, etc. Include appropriate images throughout Include Slide Transition and animation in your show

Points

*8

*8

*8

*6

*6

*6

*6

*6 *6

*60 points possible Total Points *-2 any missing parts/grammar and spelling errors *Save to your student folder as Senior PowerPoint Show


*Informational Flyer Point Value

Include

Who’s Invited

3

The Event

3

When it is

3

Where you are going

3

Details of Activities

3

Total Cost

3

Design

2

20 points possible *Save to your student folder as Senior Trip Flyer Total Points

Class Presentation Point Value Both members must speak

3

Speak loudly and clearly

3

Make eye contact

2

Does not read slides

2

Ask your audience if they have questions Knowledgeable/Prepared for questions Enthusiastic

3 4 3

Total Points 20 points possible

Points Earned/Notes


SPRING SEMESTER CLASSES


Computer Applications same as First Semester


Computing in the Modern World Westside High School Instructor: Stephen Neil

School Year: 2012-2013

Department: BUSINESS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Room: 212

Instructor’s Email: sneil@bibb.k12.ga.us 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. High school students can acquire a fundamental understanding of the operation of computers and computer networks and create useful programs. Competencies for the co-curricular student organization Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and the technical skills standards, and FBLA activities should be incorporated throughout instructional strategies developed for the course. COURSE PREREQUISITE: N/A SOFTWARE: Century 21 Keyboarding Quick Check, MicroType Multimedia, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook. TEXTBOOKS: CHECK SERIES: DISCOVERING COMPUTERS COVERED TOPICS:  INTERNET AND WORLD WIDE WEB  WORKSHEETS AND WORKBOOKS  APPLICATION SOFTWARE  COMPONENTS OF THE SYSTEM UNIT  PROJECT COLLABORATION/TEAMS  INPUT AND OUTPUT

     

STORAGE OPERATING SYSTEMS DATABASE MANAGEMENT COMPUTER SECURITY AND ETHICS ENTERPRISE COMPUTING PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES

MATERIALS/SUPPLIES: BRING ITEMS TO CLASS WITH YOU EVERY DAY!! (1) Students should have a pen or pencil, paper. (2) Materials such as file folders for printouts, printer paper, printer toner, etc. will be provided. (3) Due to the cost of paper toner, students will be charged 10 cents per page for printing anything other than what is requested by the teacher with prior approval. This includes reprinting an assignment by the student’s choice.


Course Schedule Week 1 Introductions, Careers Week 2 History of Computers Week 3 Hardware, Software Week 4 Web Design, HTML Week 5 HTML Week 6 HTML, Google Sites Week 7 Alice, Data Programming Week 8 Alice, Data Programming Week 9 Alice, Data Programming

GRADING: Course Grade

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

Microsoft Access Microsoft Access Networking Programming with Jeroo Programming with Jeroo Problem Solving, Ethics Business Simulation Business Simulation Finals

Approximate % of Grade

Examinations Daily Work Projects Total

30% 40% 30% 100%

COURSE POLICIES: Computer Software/Hardware Policies: You will be using computers in this course. Please be reminded that any misuse of the computers in the classroom is costly and causes “down time” for that unit and possibly the entire lab. It is imperative that you perform only those functions approved by your instructor. Any student misusing classroom computers will be subject to discipline and required to make restitution for the cost of repairs. Electronic Devices in Class Policy: Cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and similar devices are prohibited in the classroom and/or laboratory facilities in accordance with the Code of Conduct described in the Student handbook. Examination Policy: No make-up exams will be allowed without prior arrangements being made. Make-up exams must be taken when scheduled, after-school within five days upon returning. It is the student’s responsibility to make these arrangements. In Case you are Late or Absent: It is your responsibility to get the course notes, handouts, and classroom/laboratory assignments should you miss class or be late. However, YOU WILL NOT BE LATE!! If you serve time in In-School Suspension: It is your responsibility to complete the work assigned to you and to make-up any timed writings that you miss. Tests will have to be made up after-school. Seating Policy: I let you pick a seat and whatever seat that is will be your seat for the rest of the semester. *Timed writings/assignments on the Server are to be started without prompting by the teacher.* CLUB AFFILIATION:

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)

*All business education students are encouraged to become an active member.


Classroom Expectations: 1. RESPECT IS GIVEN AND EXPECTED. NO TALKING WHILE MR.NEIL IS TALKING; WILL SHOW YOU THE SAME RESPECT. 2. SEATS ARE MADE TO SIT IN. DO NOT GET UP TO WALK AROUND THE ROOM, LEAN BACK IN THE CHAIRS. 3. THE BELL DOES NOT DISMISS YOU FROM CLASS OR THE CLOCK DOES NOT TELL YOU WHEN TO SHUT DOWN. I WILL DISMISS YOU AT THE END OF EACH CLASS. 4. COME TO CLASS ON TIME. THE DOOR WILL CLOSE UPON RINGING OF THE SECOND BELL.

5. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE CLASSROOM-NO EXCEPTIONS! This is a computer lab and computer equipment is expensive. Food leaves crumbs and drinks spill. 6. NOTE: All rules included in the Bibb County Code of Conduct Book will be enforced.

* 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________________


CLASS PROJECTS


Career Exploration Go the following website and explore different careers in computers: http://www.khake.com/page17.html Create a Powerpoint for a career that seems to interest you. Please include the following:  Title of Career  Description of Job  Education Needed  Average Pay  Any Professional Organizations (if applicable) Please construct this with the intent to make the career seem interesting to other students. Use appropriate guidelines and PP features to make the presentation enjoyable and entertaining. You will present this to the rest of the class. Computer Career Rubric BCS-CMW-1 Students will explore the different careers available in the field of computing a. tools. Item Description & Notes Description Did student describe career thoroughly? Salary Did student describe salary range? Education Did student give details about needed education? Appearance Was the presentation visually appealing? Were effects used for a better presentation? Presentation Did the student present the project well? Total

Points Possible 20 20 20 20 20 100

Student Check

Points Earned


Workplace Ethics Activity: Making Informed Ethical Decisions BCS-CMW-3. Students will examine the professional and ethical issues involved in the use of computer technology

Teacher Instructions Divide students into groups of three or four. Assign each group of students one of the following scenarios to read and discuss. Then, instruct students to follow the steps below for making ethical decisions. Each group should select a feasible alternative and be prepared to discuss their reasoning for selecting that alternative with the class. The presentation will be done in the same format as the Business Ethics competition with FBLA. All members present to class with each member choosing alternative solutions and then one team member presenting the team’s final decision. Type all presentation in WORD and turn in as part of grade.

Scenarios For all scenarios, assume you are employed by Best Computer Systems, a large computer manufacturing company with approximately 1000 employees. The company is located in a large metropolitan area.

CASE 1: Lorna is an administrative assistant in the Human Resources Department. Her good friend, Bill, is applying for a job with the company and she has agreed to serve as a reference for him. Bill approaches her for advice on preparing for the interview. Lorna has the actual interview questions asked of all applicants and considers making him a copy of the list so he can adequately prepare. CASE 2: Emily works in Quality Control. Once a year, her supervisor gives away the refurbished computers to the local elementary school. No specific records are kept of this type of transaction and Emily really needs a computer for her son who is in college. Her supervisor asks her to deliver 12 computer systems to the school. CASE 3: Marvin is the secretary in the Facilities Management Department. He has just received a new computer and wants to try it out. Though his supervisor has a strict policy about computer use for business purposes only, he wants to learn the e-mail software more thoroughly than his training can provide. One good way to do this, he figures, is to write e-mail messages to his friends and relatives until he gets the knack of it. He is caught up on all his work and only has 30 minutes left to work today. His supervisor left early. CASE 4: Richard and Conway are talking in the hallway about the employee benefits program. Conway, who has had some recent financial trouble, explains to Richard how the benefits program has a loophole that will allow him to receive some financial assistance that he really needs to help pay health care costs for his mother. Cathy, a fellow worker, overhears the conversation. Later, Cathy is approached by her supervisor who says he heard a rumor that some people were taking advantage of the company benefits program. CASE 5: Jennie was recently hired to work as a receptionist for the front lobby. As receptionist, she is responsible for making copies for the associates. Her son, Bruce, comes in and needs some copies for a school project. He brought his own paper and needs 300 copies for his class. If he doesn’t bring the copies with him, he will fail the project. The company copier does not require a security key nor do they keep track of copies made by departments.


Steps for Making Ethical Decisions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Identify the ethical issue or problem. List the facts that have the most bearing on the decision. Identify anyone who might be affected by your decision and how. Explain what each affected person would want you to do about the issue. List three alternative actions and identify the best and worst case scenario for each alternative, anyone who would be harmed by this choice (and how), any values that would be compromised by selecting this alternative, and any automatic reasons why this alternative should not be selected (legal issues, rules, etc.). 6. Determine a course of action.

Adapted from:

http://jcomm.oregon.edu/~tbivins/j495/Worksheet.html

Workplace Ethics Rubric

Item Description & Notes Did students explain the ethical delimma? Did all team members participate? Were all arguments completely thought out and explained? Was the final decision a reasonable decision? Overall job  The team clearly thought out the project  Decision typed and turned in  Audience was engaged Total

Points Possible 10 10 10 10 60 100

Student Check

Points Earned


Computer Innovator Presentation Teacher will assign an important figure in computer history. You will create a Powerpoint that will be shown to the class. The following needs to be on the presentation:     

Title page with subject’s name and student’s name Childhood Information Education of subject Career of subject – What made them important? How did they get their ideas? Use animations, pictures and formatting elements to make this look as professional as possible. Remember, we are training you for the “real world”

IMPORTANT: I WANT TO KNOW WHAT WAS “SPECIAL” ABOUT THIS PERSON. What made them unique? Did they have something that normal people do not have? I want you to work hard on this presentation and make it as professional as you can. I do not want students to just copy and paste from various websites. YOU MUST KNOW YOUR SUBJECT!! Remember, you will present in front of the class. Teacher will also ask questions.


Computer Innovator Rubric BCS-CMW-2. Students will identify key developments and individuals relating to the history of computing and explore emerging technologies. b. Identify persons with major contributions to the field of computing. development program.

Points Possible Description & Notes Title page Childhood of subject Education of subject Career of Subject Overall presentation Did the student know the subject?? Did the student use animation, pictures, formatting elements? Total

5 5 5 15 70 100

Student Check

Points Earned


Business Communication and Presentation Westside High School Instructor: Stephen Neil

School Year: 2012-2013

Department: BUSINESS EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

Room: 212

Instructor’s Email: sneil@bibb.k12.ga.us Course Description: The goal of this course is to provide students with an understanding of communication skills and current and upcoming technology and its impact personally and professionally. Competency will be developed in the areas of oral and written communication, interpersonal skills, and the use of current technology. Competencies in the co-curricular student organization, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), are integral components of both the core employability skills standards and the technical skill standards. COURSE PREREQUISITE: N/A SOFTWARE: Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and Microsoft PowerPoint, Publisher, INSTRUCTIONAL METHODS  Guided class discussion · Teacher/student demonstration · Projects In any performance-based class, individual practice plays a big role in the learning process. You will be expected to actively participate in class exercises. There will be guided demonstrations and discussion, but you will also have many opportunities to work in flexible groups. You will be grouped based upon interests, ability levels regarding standards, etc. I look forward to getting to know each of you, and helping you develop your natural talents and abilities. BCS-BCP-1. Students will understand the nature of and practice written communication by planning and writing documents that are appropriate for the situation, purpose, and audience. BCS-BCP-2. Student will understand the nature of and practice oral communication by communicating in a clear, courteous, concise and appropriate manner. BCS-BCP-3. Students will listen discriminately and respond appropriately to oral communication. BCS-BCP-4. Students will locate, assess, and use information from a variety of print and online sources. BCS-BCP-5. Students will read and analyze for content, interpretation, and interference. BCS-BCP-6. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using a variety of written techniques in business and personal environments. BCS-BCP-7. Students will effectively demonstrate the ability to communicate using a variety of oral and listening


techniques in business and personal environments. BCS-BCP-8. Students will demonstrate a variety of written and oral skills in the pursuit of employment in the communication and multimedia fields. BCS-BCP-9. Students will understand the laws and licenses involved in multimedia production. BCS-BCP-10. Students will understand hardware, software, and the preparation needed to create a multimedia presentation for business or personal use. BCS-BCP-11. Students will use multimedia software to effectively produce a variety of personal and business mediarich projects. Course Schedule Week 1 Introductions Expectations Week 2 Communication Process, Writing

Week 10 Week 11

Week 3 Week 4

Week 12 Week 13

Decision Making, Ethics Microsoft Access & Excel. Charts and Databases IT Academy IT Academy

Week 14

IT Academy

Week 15 Week 16

IT Academy Review for Certification Test

Week 17

Business Simulation

Week 18

Finals & Certification

Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9

Communication Process, Writing Business Communcation, business letter, telephone etiquette Business Simulation, Boss Is Away Project Reading and Comprehension Reading and Audience, Childrens Book project Balance, Sheet, Invoices, Business Documents, FBLA Game Design FBLA Game Design

MATERIALS/SUPPLIES: BRING ITEMS TO CLASS WITH YOU EVERY DAY!! (4) Students should have a pen or pencil, paper. (5) Materials such as file folders for printouts, printer paper, printer toner, etc. will be provided. (6) Due to the cost of paper toner, students will be charged 10 cents per page for printing anything other than what is requested by the teacher with prior approval. This includes reprinting an assignment by the student’s choice. GRADING: Course Grade

Approximate % of Grade

Examinations Daily Work Projects Total COURSE POLICIES:

30% 40% 30% 100%


Computer Software/Hardware Policies: You will be using computers in this course. Please be reminded that any misuse of the computers in the classroom is costly and causes “down time” for that unit and possibly the entire lab. It is imperative that you perform only those functions approved by your instructor. Any student misusing classroom computers will be subject to discipline and required to make restitution for the cost of repairs. Electronic Devices in Class Policy: Cellular phones, pagers, CD players, radios, and similar devices are prohibited in the classroom and/or laboratory facilities in accordance with the Code of Conduct described in the Student handbook. Examination Policy: No make-up exams will be allowed without prior arrangements being made. Make-up exams must be taken when scheduled, after-school within five days upon returning. It is the student’s responsibility to make these arrangements. In Case you are Late or Absent: It is your responsibility to get the course notes, handouts, and classroom/laboratory assignments should you miss class or be late. However, YOU WILL NOT BE LATE!! If you serve time in In-School Suspension: It is your responsibility to complete the work assigned to you and to make-up any timed writings that you miss. Tests will have to be made up after-school. Seating Policy: I let you pick a seat and whatever seat that is will be your seat for the rest of the semester. *Timed writings/assignments on the Server are to be started without prompting by the teacher.* CLUB AFFILIATION:

FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA (FBLA)

*All business education students are encouraged to become an active member.


Classroom Expectations: 1. RESPECT IS GIVEN AND EXPECTED. NO TALKING WHILE MR.NEIL IS TALKING; WILL SHOW YOU THE SAME RESPECT. 2. SEATS ARE MADE TO SIT IN. DO NOT GET UP TO WALK AROUND THE ROOM, LEAN BACK IN THE CHAIRS. 3. THE BELL DOES NOT DISMISS YOU FROM CLASS OR THE CLOCK DOES NOT TELL YOU WHEN TO SHUT DOWN. I WILL DISMISS YOU AT THE END OF EACH CLASS. 4. COME TO CLASS ON TIME. THE DOOR WILL CLOSE UPON RINGING OF THE SECOND BELL.

5. NO FOOD OR DRINK IN THE CLASSROOM-NO EXCEPTIONS! This is a computer lab and computer equipment is expensive. Food leaves crumbs and drinks spill. 6. NOTE: All rules included in the Bibb County Code of Conduct Book will be enforced.

* 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________________


CLASS PROJECTS


Telephone Etiquette Project 1.

Read the articles from the eHow website about telephone etiquette. a. http://www.ehow.com/facts_5879027_telephone-etiquette-manners.html b. http://www.ehow.com/how_11176_answer-phone-well.html

2. Study the attached handout - Telephone Etiquette Tips - to learn about proper telephone etiquette rules. 3. You will create a 20-slide PowerPoint presentation including tips you discovered in your research from eHow.com and the handout. 4. Slide show should consist of: a. Title Slide – title and each partner’s name b. At least 16 tips – one per slide from eHow website and AMA handout c. A slide including a script for answering the telephone in a business situation - *see conversation case study below in #5. d. Conclusion slide e. Reference slide f. Extras to include to enhance your presentation: i. Graphics ii. Animation iii. Slide transitions iv. DO NOT INCLUDE SOUND!!

5. Read the Telephone Etiquette Conversation Case Study below: Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring, Ring! Operator: Hello? Caller: Who is this? Operator: To whom do you want to speak? Caller: I am trying to reach someone in the accounting department. Operator: This is the accounting department. Caller: Is Steve Stinson there? Operator: Yes, he is. Caller: May I speak with him, please? This assignment should help you when writing your script slide. Make necessary corrections to improve this telephone conversation by rewriting the script following the telephone etiquette rules learned in class. Do you think the caller might have been frustrated? Did the telephone operator follow proper telephone etiquette? Was this call the appropriate length to conduct necessary business?

6. Students will be evaluated using the attached rubric.


Telephone Etiquette Grading Rubric Partners:___________________________ and _______________________ Category Requirements

Attractiveness

Mechanics

4

3

2

1

Presentation contains: Title slide, 16 tips, script and conclusion Presentation includes: graphics, animation, and transitions. Makes excellent use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation No misspellings or grammatical errors.

Presentation contains: Title slide, 10-15 tips, script and conclusion On required element was not completely met. Makes good use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. to enhance the presentation.

Presentation contains: Title slide, 6-9 tips, missing script or conclusion Two requirements were not met. Makes use of font, color, graphics, effects, etc. but occasionally these detracted from the presentation and its content Four or five misspelled words and/or grammatical errors Includes essential information about the topic but there are 1-2 factual errors.

Presentation contains: Title slide, 0-5 tips, missing script or conclusion Presentation does not include graphics, animation, or transitions. Use of font, color, graphics, effects etc. distracted the viewer

Content is logically organized for the most part – details lacking.

There was no clear or logical organizational structure, just facts put on slides.

Content

Covers topic indepth with details and examples. Subject knowledge is excellent.

Organization

Content is well organized using headings or bulleted lists to group related materials.

Grade:

Three or fewer misspelled words and/or grammatical errors Includes essential knowledge about the topic. Subject knowledge appears to be good. Uses headings or bulleted lists to organize, but the overall organization of topics appears flawed.

More than 5 errors in spelling or grammar.

Content is minimal OR there are several factual errors.


How to Succeed in Business Create a Powerpoint on a famous person in the business world. Use the following guidelines: Go to www.evancarmichael.com/Main.htm, pick ANY of the Entrepreneurs listed, and complete the worksheet below:

1. Name of Entrepreneur:______________________________________ 2. Founder Of:_______________________________________________ 3. His/her quote:

4. Save a picture of your famous entrepreneur to your presentation

5. How did he/she get her start? In your own words!

6. Education – whether in college or life education

7. Bio – What made them successful? What is it about them that made them special? What created their drive to be successful?

Map out your script for each slide


PowerPoint Project: How to Succeed in Business Directions: create a PowerPoint presentation about the entrepreneur you researched. You will record the narration to this presentation, but you are expected to provide an adequate presentation that teaches us something about how to succeed in business. Each person must use the information collected from this website—

http://www.evancarmichael.com/Main.htm You are expected to KNOW your content. I absolutely DO NOT want you to narrate every word that is on the slide. Have pictures and words on the slide but TELL US WHAT THEY MEAN!! DO NOT bore us and do not make it look as though it has been put together in 3 minutes with a cut and paste job! I will ask about the subject after the presentation. You need to know about the subject. Student Name:_________________________________________ Famous Person:________________________________________


How to Succeed in Business Rubric BCS-BCP-2. Students will understand the nature of and practice oral communication by communicating in a clear, courteous, concise, and appropriate manner. BCS-BCP-4. Students will locate, assess, and use information from a variety of print and online sources BCS-BCP-6. Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate using a variety of written techniques in business and personal environments.

Entrepreneur Rubric Requirement

Points Possible

At least 7 slides Includes at least one photo of the famous person Include the “lessons” you can learn from that person about business and an adequate graphic to help jog the memory Narration provides good examples for each “lesson”. Narration was clear and understandable Transitions/animation Quality/Overall Professionalism Total -3 points per grammar/spelling error

Deductions 14 6 15 25 5 35 100

SAVE PROJECT TO PROJECTS DROP BOX Source: Tonya Skinner’s Website. http://lessonplans.btskinner.com/


Informative Presentation Students will create a presentation to show to the class with a demonstration on how to do a simple (or perhaps more complicated) task. Students may decide which program they wish to use (Powerpoint, Photostory etc) to complete the assignment. IMPORTANT: you must present it as if your audience has never completed the task before and break it down into simple components. For instance, if you were showing your audience how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, you will start with the ingredients needed:     

Jar of peanut butter Jar of jelly Loaf of bread Utensils (knife, spoon, bowl, plate, etc.) Napkins or paper towels

You would then, spell out in detail how to make the sandwich. It may seem simple and elementary but you must remember that you will be expected to teach new skills to someone in the “real world” in the future and you must start with the assumption that they come in with no prior knowledge and need detailed instruction. On your presentation, make sure you have pictures if it helps with the demonstration and make sure you follow presentation guidelines. Please make sure that you spell everything out in detail. Also, make it entertaining because the audience will not learn if they do not feel engaged. In the end, quiz your audience to see if they remembered what you taught them and then ask for questions or comments. If you have any questions about the project, please call me over!!


Informative Speech Rubric BCS-BCP-2. Students will understand the nature of and practice oral communication by communicating in a clear, courteous, concise, and appropriate manner. a. Analyze the situation, purpose, and audience to guide the planning and presentation of oral communication. b. Select language, visuals, and method of delivery appropriate to the situation. Item Description & Notes Powerpoint Presentation Did the student use proper presentation guidelines? Were there demonstration pictures? Were there elements such as animation to make the presentation more presentable? Overall Presentation Did the student communicate in a clear, concise manner? Was the information detailed enough? Was the presentation entertaining? Did the audience feel as if they learned something? Total

Points Possible

50

50

100

Student Check

Points Earned


FBLA Co-curricular Activities FBLA was promoted in all three classes with emphasis on the competitive events. The main philosophy in this approach was to show students that competition is fun and can also serve to enhance a resume. In each class, students volunteered to “audition” for the following competitions with the following scenarios: Client Service – A student posed as a frame shop owner who has changed the store policy which requires customers to pay a 50% deposit for all jobs. A regular customer did not know the policy and is angry about the new deposit requirement. The student must calm the customer down and propose a reasonable solution. Business Ethics – A team was formed to contemplate the following dilemma: A friend has worked for you for several years. The friend is not the best worker and has made several mistakes on the job but was not fired due to your loyalty. The friend has applied for another job and has asked you to provide a reference. What do you do? Impromptu Speaking – The theme of the speech was, “It is said that the best things in life are free. What does that mean to you?” Also, a video was shown of the awards ceremony at the National FBLA Awards Ceremony from Nashville TN from two years ago. This approached was used to motivate students to join FBLA and to strive to make it to Nationals.


Current Events Students would have to do journal entries based on events in the news and then were posed a question. Some of the topics included: TOPIC 1

A decision has been recently made stating that women could now serve in combat. There are some that suggest that since women can now serve in combat and have been striving for equality that they should now also sign up for Selective Service like men are required to do. You now need to write a paper on the subject. These are the requirements:  Research who made the decision and when it was announced  Tell me about Selective Service and what it is  Tell me the countries that currently require women to serve in the military and the details  Tell me what your opinion is in detail and why you think this  Please reference any websites that you used to find your information (copy and paste the sites at the end of your document)


TOPIC 2 Also, students were given an article about a device that is being invented that would be able to read the brain. They were given an assignment to write whether they thought science has gone too far. TOPIC 3 They were asked to write about their opinion on the presidential candidates and who they thought should win


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