1. SIMCEO INTRO VIDEO
  2. What is SimCEO?
  3. Each CREATE individual companies
  4. RESEARCH each others’ companies online
  5. TRADE: Manage a $10,000 portfolio by buying and selling shares in each others’ companies which immediately influences share prices.Introduction to simCEO: SimCEO is a dynamic simulation played entirely online in a fictional ten year time-frame in which a group of students:All of this takes place in a customized environment (place, time, duration of simulation, complexity)
  6. Students “win” in one of two ways:
    1. To be a successful entrepreneur by creating a business that ends with the highest share price
    2. To be a savvy investor by ending with the largest portfolio value
  7. SIGN UP:
    1. Go to https://www.simceo.org/action/welcome
    2. Click on REGISTER NOW FREE
    3. Click LEARNER
    4. Username: use your first and last name (ex. joesmith)
    5. Email: use your school email
    6. Teacher’s Last Name: Weber
    7. Password: comets1
    8. CLICK TO SAVE YOUR USERNAME & PASSWORD
    9. Change your password
    10. Change your avatar, if you want
  8. LOOK AROUND THE WEBSITE
    1. Describe what happened or what you did during class.
    2. Interpret how things went by using one (or more) of these terms:
      1. Strength & Weaknesses
      2. Successes & Setback
    3. What have you learned due to this experience?
    4. Answer one (or more) of these questions:
      1. What can you do to improve your learning?
      2. How will you extend your learning past what is expected?
    5. Remember to go back and read what your classmates wrote about to get ideas for yourself!
    6. Be sure to use good writing skills!!IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, write about the following on today’s lesson plan at the bottom of this page:

GOAL: Today you will begin creating the business for your business.

ACCLIMATE YOURSELF:

  1. Click MY SIM in the menu bar
  2. Read the message from your office manager & do what she says
  3. Do the Checklist:
    1. Review SimResources
      1. Simulation Environment–Read
      2. Simulation Rules (fixed)–Read
      3. Additional Rules–READ!!!
      4. Return the SimHOME
    2. Get into groups of 1-3–you will be working in this group until March.
    3. Create a Company Name
      1. Select your industry
        1. Read about each one first
        2. Click on the VIEW SAMPLE for each one & read them to get an idea about what each one involves–BE THOROUGH AND TAKE YOUR TIME–this will be your business for the next several weeks–you must pick one of the three
      2. Company name–click on the little blue dot for suggestions
      3. Ticker–click on the little blue dot for an explanation & suggestions
      4. Company Motto–create a clever slogan
      5. Company Logo–pick one
      6. SAVE COMPANY BASICS–This will take you to your Business Plan page
      7. In the menu bar, click on MY SIM

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have to opportunity to examine how the simulation environment will affect your business.

  1. On the Office Bulletin Board:
    1. Click on ANNOUNCEMENT
    2. Click on WELCOME MESSAGE — READ IT
    3. Click on the VIRTUAL OFFICE KEY — READ the items in the learner column
  2. In the SET-UP CHECKLIST click START BIZ PLAN
  3. In the Analyzing the Simulation’s Environment click to edit it. Here is the business’ environment:
  4. Simulation Environment
    Current Year, No Fossil Fuels

    This simulation will take place in 2017 right here in Eastern Iowa. However, there is one twist. There has been much talk in recent months (and increased evidence) that recent evidence suggests that fossil fuels are nearly depleted.

    Your job is to develop a successful business for the next 10 years within this environment. The business does not have to directly relate to fossil fuels or energy of any sorts – indeed, most will not. But it is good to keep this event in mind as you develop your ideas. Certainly a few businesses will profit greatly (and a few will fail!) because of this new environment. It might be you.

  5. Please address the following in this part of the your business plan:
    1. What’s Out There?

      What aspects of the simulation’s environment will affect your business? Start with the following aspects, but include other features of the environment that may affect (positively or negatively) your business.

      • Natural Resources
      • Human Resources–people who will work for you, YOU, people who you will seek advice from
      • Communication and Transportation Networks
      • Local/National Laws
      • Groups, Organizations, Schools and Institutions
      Description

      Companies are created in a specific place and time. The environment in which your company exists is decided by all of the outside influences such as location, time, resources available and more. Pay close attention to the scenario your instructor creates for you and current events to guide you in creating your company’s business plan. Outside influences may be positive or negative.

      Reflect: Criteria for Success

      Reread the environment description and resources from your instructor.

      • Will investors be confident that you have communicated how the environment might affect your business (both positively and negatively)?
      • Will investors be confident you have you identified all of the important factors and their affects?

      Doing so will encourage investment.

      External Resources

      The best resources for this activity are the ones your instructor provides in regards to the specific environment given for this simulation.  Additionally, are there outside resources you can consult to learn more about your environment and give you an advantage over other CEOs and investors?

GOAL: Before you leave today you will determine the right product for your business and you will have the opportunity to examine your product/service in simCEO.

  1. In the Google Doc for this class, write a thank you to Lori.
  2. Do pages 6-7 in your JA Be Entrepreneurial booklet with your group. Figure out your idea as it relates to your simCEO business.
  3. Go to your business plan in the SimCEO & work on the Product/Service Section:
  4. Click on the Learn More button in the Product/Service Section of the business plan & read it.
  5. Click on the Edit button in the Product/Service Section of the business plan and address everything in the Learn More section of the Product/Service Section for the Product/Service Section of your business plan.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to examine your business’ demographics.

  1. Go to your business plan in the SimCEO & work on the Demographics section
  2. Click on the Learn More button in the Demographics Section of the business plan & read it.
  3. Click on the Edit button in the Demographics Section of the business plan and address everything in the Learn More section of the Product/Service Section for the Demographics Section of your business plan.

IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, write about the following on today’s lesson plan at the bottom of this page:

  1. Describe what happened or what you did during class.
  2. Interpret how things went by using one (or more) of these terms:
    1. Strength & Weaknesses
    2. Successes & Setback
  3. What have you learned due to this experience?
  4. Answer one (or more) of these questions:
    1. What can you do to improve your learning?
    2. How will you extend your learning past what is expected?
  5. Remember to go back and read what your classmates wrote about to get ideas for yourself!
  6. Be sure to use good writing skills!!

PAY DAY

CLERKS PREPARATION
  • Clerks–Write a paycheck for each student in your group
  • Class Banker–Make sure there is enough cash in the Central Classroom Bank.
  • Everyone–There are extra bank slips and bank logs in the back of the room in case you don’t have it in your folder.
AUCTIONEERS PREPARATION
  • Auctioneers: Make sure each student in your group has an auction paddle/paper.
  • Auctioneers: Make sure you have an auction record form and extra bank slips ready.
  • Auctioneers: Gather the items for sale and set a starting bid level for each one based on its appeal. A starting level around $500 should work for many items.
  • Display the items so everyone can preview the goods.
  • Auctioneer–announce the items and their starting bids
  • Assistant Auctioneer–document each sale
FINE OFFICER PREPARATION
  • All students–Extra bank slips and bank logs are in the back of the room.
  • Fine Officers–Extra blank fine slips are in the back of the room.
  • Fine Officers–Check the offense log.
ALL STUDENTS PREPARATION
  • All students–your folder should contain: A rental agreement, an electricity log, and a rent log
  • Banker–check for unpaid bill notices
  • All students–extra bank slips and bank logs are in the back of the room
  • All students–deeds are available in case you are ready to purchase your desk
IN CLASS

Here is what needs to happen on Pay Day:

  1. Clerks–hand out the paychecks.
  2. Teacher–distribute bonus money to students who have earned it.
    1. Who has all their assignments turned in for this class so far?
    2. Who participated in after school activities this month?
    3. On a piece of paper, write down the name of one of your classmates that you think deserves a bonus and why. Give it to your teacher.
  3. Each student–completes a bank slip.
  4. Each student–updates his or her bank log with the amount of the paycheck and any bonus money received.
  5. Each student–takes the paycheck and the bonus cash (if any) to their Banker.
  6. Banker–updates his or her copy of the student’s bank log.
  7. Banker–places the paycheck in the paycheck envelope within the banking folder.
  8. Banker–be sure you have $2,000 in the bank folder at all times.
  9. Banker–should deposit any additional cash in the Central Classroom Bank through the Class Banker.

PLAY LEMONADE STAND–LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS

TICKET DAY

Getting and Paying Fines

On Ticket Day, students must pay the fines that have been assessed since the last Ticket Day.

PREPARATION
  • All students–Extra bank slips and bank logs are in the back of the room.
  • Fine Officers–Extra blank fine slips are in the back of the room.
  • Fine Officers–Check the offense log.
IN CLASS

Violations for breaking the class rules over the past month need to pay up now. You will have to withdraw the money from your bank account.

FINE PROCEDURES

  1. Fine Officers–examine the offense log, write tickets, and give them to the students being fined.
  2. Fined Student–fills out a bank slip to make a withdrawal.
  3. Fined Student–enter the withdrawal in your bank log.
  4. Banker–update a copy of the each student’s bank log, put the bank slip in the student’s envelope, and hand over the cash.
  5. Fined student–take the cash and ticket to the Fine Officer.
  6. Fine Officer–mark the ticket paid and deliver it to the teacher along with the cash.
  7. Fine Officer–write in the offense log that the fine was paid.

BILL DAY

PREPARATION
  • All students–your folder should contain: A rental agreement
  • Banker–check for unpaid bill notices
  • All students–extra bank slips and bank logs are in the back of the room
  • All students–deeds are available in case you are ready to purchase your desk
IN CLASS
  1. Paying bills is one of your most important financial responsibilities. It’s so important that, unless you pay your bills, you won’t be allowed to participate in Auction Day.
  2. It is important to plan and watch your spending so you will always have the rent money ready when it’s due.
  3. You can escape rent payments altogether if you can save $1,500 to buy the deed to your desk. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU SHOULD SERIOUSLY CONSIDER DOING.
  4. Electrician–report on electricity usage and provide suggestions about how to lower next month’s bill.
  5. You will need to pay taxes in April (1st semester–November) and you should consider setting money aside to prepare for this. You can earn tax deductions by making charitable gifts. Review the tax document placed in your folder and keep track of your charitable contributions throughout the semester.

BILL PROCEDURES

  1. Electrician–announce the usage bill–$150
  2. All students–update your bank log to show the withdrawal of rent and electricity money.
  3. All students–take your bank log to your Banker.
  4. Banker–update each student’s copy of their bank log, and write “Paid”.
  5. Banker–if the student cannot pay the month’s bills, fill out an unpaid bill notice and put it on the teacher’s desk.
    1. Banker–once the student manages to make the payment, update the student’s rent log or electricity log, or both, noting the date.
  6. Can anyone purchase their desk this month? If you can do so, get your DEED TO YOUR DESK from your teacher!
  7. All students–if you buy a desk, take the $1,500 to your Banker along with the deed.
  8. Banker–mark the student’s rental account “Paid in full.”

FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION

Paying bills is a strong indicator that you are succeeding in the classroom economy program. If a you can’t pay bills, it is important to get back on track as soon as possible. The unpaid bill notice is a way to keep you informed about who is falling behind. Be sure to participate in more activities, complete all assignments, work well with other, etc. so you will earn enough bonus money to catch up on bills and get in on the Auction Day fun.

LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS

IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, write about the following on today’s lesson plan at the bottom of this page:

  1. Describe what happened or what you did during class.
  2. Interpret how things went by using one (or more) of these terms:
    1. Strength & Weaknesses
    2. Successes & Setback
  3. What have you learned due to this experience?
  4. Answer one (or more) of these questions:
    1. What can you do to improve your learning?
    2. How will you extend your learning past what is expected?
  5. Remember to go back and read what your classmates wrote about to get ideas for yourself!
  6. Be sure to use good writing skills!!

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to examine your Business Overview.

  1. Go to your business plan in the SimCEO & work on the Business Overview section
  2. Click on the Learn More button in the Business Overview Section of the business plan & read it.
  3. Click on the Edit button in the Business Overview Section of the business plan and address everything in the Learn More section of the Product/Service Section for the Business Overview Section of your business plan.

The Auction

The auction is an important component of the classroom economy. It lets you reward yourself for working diligently to earn money. From a learning perspective, it links directly to the concept of supply and demand, and you will quickly discover how impulse buying can shrink a bank account.

PREPARATION
  • Auctioneers: Make sure each student in your group has an auction paddle/paper.
  • Auctioneers: Make sure you have an auction record form and extra bank slips ready.
  • Auctioneers: Gather the items for sale and set a starting bid level for each one based on its appeal. A starting level around $500 should work for many items.
  • Display the items so everyone can preview the goods.
  • Auctioneer–announce the items and their starting bids
  • Assistant Auctioneer–document each sale
IN CLASS

Introducing the auction

Explain that students can only spend the amount of money they have in their bank accounts, and that they’re not required to purchase anything. This is a good time to reinforce the importance of saving, and to remind the students that they have the ability to buy the deed to their desks and thus escape rent payments forever.

It’s also important to emphasize that an auction bid is a binding contract, and there’s no going back on it, even if they later wish that they hadn’t spent the money.

If necessary, explain the auction procedures before beginning the auction.

Auction procedures

Before the auction starts, allow students to quickly confirm their bank logs with the Bankers so everyone knows what he or she can spend.

    1. The Auctioneer displays the first item, explains what it is, and opens the bidding at the assigned price. Example: “We have an Ultimate Frisbee disc. The starting price is $500. Do I have any takers?”
    2. Students who want the item raise their paddles.
    3. Once a paddle is up, the Auctioneer acknowledges the bid and asks if anyone will go for a higher price. Example: “[Student name] for $500. Do I hear $600?”
    4. The Auctioneer repeats this process until bidding stops. The last bidder wins the item. Example: “[Student Name] for $1,500. Any more bidders? …Going once, going twice, sold!”
  • The Assistant Auctioneer enters the sale on the auction record form.
  1. The Auctioneer moves on to the next item.

Collecting payments

After the auction, each winning bidder needs to withdraw cash from the bank to pay for items bought. Do not give an item to the student until you receive the cash.

At this point some students may decide they bid too much and no longer want the item they won. It is very important that you require them to purchase it anyway. The auction is a vital tool in teaching the lesson of buyer’s remorse.

  1. Fill in a bank slip with the amount needed to cover the auction payment.
  2. Update his or her bank log.
  3. Bring the bank slip to the Banker and receive the cash.
  4. Bring the cash to you and exchange it for the item.
FOLLOW-UP DISCUSSION15–30 minutes

After an auction, some students will feel overwhelmed because they got caught up in the action and spent most or all of their money. This can be a tremendous learning opportunity.

You could use some of the following questions to guide a discussion:

  • What made you keep bidding even when the price was getting so high?
  • How do you feel now about the item you bought? Was it worth it?
  • What concerns do you have about the amount of money you spent?
  • How will you go about rebuilding your savings?
  • Will you be able to make rent the next time it is due?
  • Will you change the way you bid at the next auction?

LEARN HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS

IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, write about the following on today’s lesson plan at the bottom of this page:

  1. Describe what happened or what you did during class.
  2. Interpret how things went by using one (or more) of these terms:
    1. Strength & Weaknesses
    2. Successes & Setback
  3. What have you learned due to this experience?
  4. Answer one (or more) of these questions:
    1. What can you do to improve your learning?
    2. How will you extend your learning past what is expected?
  5. Remember to go back and read what your classmates wrote about to get ideas for yourself!
  6. Be sure to use good writing skills!!

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to examine your business’ Pricing and Financials.

  1. In your Google Doc for this class, at the top, write a thank you for Mike Steines. Write down at least 1 thing that you learned from him. Use good writing skills & SHARE it with me AGAIN 🙂
  2. Go to your business plan in the SimCEO & work on the Pricing and Financials section
  3. Click on the Learn More button in the Pricing and Financials Section of the business plan & read it.
  4. Click on the Edit button in the Pricing and Financials Section of the business plan and address everything in the Learn More section of the Product/Service Section for the Pricing and Financials Section of your business plan.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to examine your business’ Marketing & Advertising.

  1. Go to your business plan in the SimCEO & work on the Marketing & Advertising section
  2. Click on the Learn More button in the Marketing & Advertising Section of the business plan & read it.
  3. Click on the Edit button in the Marketing & Advertising Section of the business plan and address everything in the Learn More section of the Product/Service Section for the Marketing & Advertising Section of your business plan.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to examine your business’ Mission Statement.

  1. Go to your business plan in the SimCEO & work on the Mission Statement section
  2. Click on the Learn More button in the Mission Statement Section of the business plan & read it.
  3. Click on the Edit button in the Mission Statement Section of the business plan and address everything in the Learn More section of the Product/Service Section for the Mission Statement Section of your business plan.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to examine your business’ plan by doing a PEER EVALUATION.

  1. Go to your business plan in the SimCEO & work on the PEER EVALUATION section
  2. Click on the Learn More button in the PEER EVALUATION Section of the business plan & read it.
  3. Click on the Edit button in the PEER EVALUATION Section of the business plan and address everything in the Learn More section of the Product/Service Section for the PEER EVALUATION Section of your business plan.

 

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT TWO CLASSES TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

GOOGLE PROJECT: Find an app, use the suite to instruct others about why it is useful and how to use it. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Google Chrome Store and search for apps that you think would be useful. Try out a bunch of different apps! Explore! Have fun!!
  2. Pick 1 Google App that you think is useful.
  3. Use the following in some way to help educate people about this app–why it is useful and how to use it:
    1. Google Form
    2. Google Draw
    3. Google Presentation
    4. Google Spreadsheet
  4. Options:
    1. This can be designed as an online workshop
    2. This can be designed as a face-to-face workshop where you are the instructor

OR:

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CULMINATING PROJECT FOR THE GOOGLE UNIT–YOU NEED TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM THE GOOGLE UNIT BY INSTRUCTING OTHERS ABOUT THE GOOGLE SUITE.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have the opportunity to plan a workshop to be offered to one of the following groups of people (PICK ONE): our community members/students at BHS/students at BMS/Teachers in the school district/teachers at the elementary/teachers in the middle/high school about Google Doc.. You will have today and the NEXT 2 CLASSES TO PLAN THIS WORKSHOP.

  1. PROBLEM: It is your job to conduct a workshop to teach others about how to use the Google suite (Documents, Forms, Spreadsheets, Presentation, Drawing). You will plan this workshop over the next 3 classes and then conduct the workshop.  Before you leave today, you need to formulate a plan and organize the next 3 classes–create your lesson plan and share it with me. Here are some things to consider:
    1. Who will you conduct this workshop for? Who needs to learn how to use the Google suite?
    2. When will this workshop be conducted  and where?
    3. What specific skills should be taught during the workshop?
    4. Who, in your group, is responsible for what?
    5. What will be the main goal of the workshop?
    6. How will you promote it?
    7. Who will promote it?
  2. At the end of class share a Google Doc with me detailing your plans for the next 3 classes. BE SPECIFIC!!!

OR:

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have picked your group of 2 or 3 and you will have DECIDED on a topic, and you will have a plan in place for how this project will proceed.

  1. GROUP PROJECT: Pick a research topic. The topic must meet the following requirements:
    1. Fairly local concern
    2. Heavy use of data in the form of numbers
    3. Use Google Forms to gather primary data on your research topic
    4. Use the Internet to gather information
    5. Create a Google Spreadsheet to illustrate your findings
    6. You will present this information to the class using Google Presentation–import your Google Spreadsheet into your Google Presentation
    7. Use Google Drawing to create a logo on your topic–include it in your presentation
  2. Develop a plan. Use a new Document in Google. Share it with everyone in your group & me (tweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us). Things to think about:
    1. Create an outline of your project
    2. Assign everyone in your group at least 2 parts to the outline–these should include Internet research
    3. Who is in charge of creating the Form?
    4. Who is in charge of creating the Spreadsheet?
    5. Who is in charge of creating the Presentation?
    6. Who is in charge of creating the Drawing?
  3. Send a note to me in Edmodo addressing the following:
    1. Who is in your group?
    2. What is your topic?
    3. Why did you choose this topic?
    4. Who is your audience?
    5. What is your plan?
    6. How did it go today?
    7. What needs to happen in order for your group to work well together to create a worthwhile and educational project?

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT CLASS TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

GOOGLE PROJECT: Find an app, use the suite to instruct others about why it is useful and how to use it. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Google Chrome Store and search for apps that you think would be useful. Try out a bunch of different apps! Explore! Have fun!!
  2. Pick 1 Google App that you think is useful.
  3. Use the following in some way to help educate people about this app–why it is useful and how to use it:
    1. Google Form
    2. Google Draw
    3. Google Presentation
    4. Google Spreadsheet
  4. Options:
    1. This can be designed as an online workshop
    2. This can be designed as a face-to-face workshop where you are the instructor

OR:

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CULMINATING PROJECT FOR THE GOOGLE UNIT–YOU NEED TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM THE GOOGLE UNIT BY INSTRUCTING OTHERS ABOUT THE GOOGLE SUITE.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have the opportunity to plan a workshop to be offered to one of the following groups of people (PICK ONE): our community members/students at BHS/students at BMS/Teachers in the school district/teachers at the elementary/teachers in the middle/high school about Google Doc.. You will have today and the NEXT 2 CLASSES TO PLAN THIS WORKSHOP.

  1. PROBLEM: It is your job to conduct a workshop to teach others about how to use the Google suite (Documents, Forms, Spreadsheets, Presentation, Drawing). You will plan this workshop over the next 3 classes and then conduct the workshop.  Before you leave today, you need to formulate a plan and organize the next 3 classes–create your lesson plan and share it with me. Here are some things to consider:
    1. Who will you conduct this workshop for? Who needs to learn how to use the Google suite?
    2. When will this workshop be conducted  and where?
    3. What specific skills should be taught during the workshop?
    4. Who, in your group, is responsible for what?
    5. What will be the main goal of the workshop?
    6. How will you promote it?
    7. Who will promote it?
  2. At the end of class share a Google Doc with me detailing your plans for the next 3 classes. BE SPECIFIC!!!

OR:

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have picked your group of 2 or 3 and you will have DECIDED on a topic, and you will have a plan in place for how this project will proceed.

  1. GROUP PROJECT: Pick a research topic. The topic must meet the following requirements:
    1. Fairly local concern
    2. Heavy use of data in the form of numbers
    3. Use Google Forms to gather primary data on your research topic
    4. Use the Internet to gather information
    5. Create a Google Spreadsheet to illustrate your findings
    6. You will present this information to the class using Google Presentation–import your Google Spreadsheet into your Google Presentation
    7. Use Google Drawing to create a logo on your topic–include it in your presentation
  2. Develop a plan. Use a new Document in Google. Share it with everyone in your group & me (tweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us). Things to think about:
    1. Create an outline of your project
    2. Assign everyone in your group at least 2 parts to the outline–these should include Internet research
    3. Who is in charge of creating the Form?
    4. Who is in charge of creating the Spreadsheet?
    5. Who is in charge of creating the Presentation?
    6. Who is in charge of creating the Drawing?
  3. Send a note to me in Edmodo addressing the following:
    1. Who is in your group?
    2. What is your topic?
    3. Why did you choose this topic?
    4. Who is your audience?
    5. What is your plan?
    6. How did it go today?
    7. What needs to happen in order for your group to work well together to create a worthwhile and educational project?

TODAY IS THE LAST CLASS TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT–YOU WILL VIEW/EVALUATE YOUR CLASSMATES PROJECTS NEXT CLASS.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

GOOGLE PROJECT: Find an app, use the suite to instruct others about why it is useful and how to use it. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Go to the Google Chrome Store and search for apps that you think would be useful. Try out a bunch of different apps! Explore! Have fun!!
  2. Pick 1 Google App that you think is useful.
  3. Use the following in some way to help educate people about this app–why it is useful and how to use it:
    1. Google Form
    2. Google Draw
    3. Google Presentation
    4. Google Spreadsheet
  4. Options:
    1. This can be designed as an online workshop
    2. This can be designed as a face-to-face workshop where you are the instructor

OR:

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CULMINATING PROJECT FOR THE GOOGLE UNIT–YOU NEED TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED FROM THE GOOGLE UNIT BY INSTRUCTING OTHERS ABOUT THE GOOGLE SUITE.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have the opportunity to plan a workshop to be offered to one of the following groups of people (PICK ONE): our community members/students at BHS/students at BMS/Teachers in the school district/teachers at the elementary/teachers in the middle/high school about Google Doc.. You will have today and the NEXT 2 CLASSES TO PLAN THIS WORKSHOP.

  1. PROBLEM: It is your job to conduct a workshop to teach others about how to use the Google suite (Documents, Forms, Spreadsheets, Presentation, Drawing). You will plan this workshop over the next 3 classes and then conduct the workshop.  Before you leave today, you need to formulate a plan and organize the next 3 classes–create your lesson plan and share it with me. Here are some things to consider:
    1. Who will you conduct this workshop for? Who needs to learn how to use the Google suite?
    2. When will this workshop be conducted  and where?
    3. What specific skills should be taught during the workshop?
    4. Who, in your group, is responsible for what?
    5. What will be the main goal of the workshop?
    6. How will you promote it?
    7. Who will promote it?
  2. At the end of class share a Google Doc with me detailing your plans for the next 3 classes. BE SPECIFIC!!!

OR:

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have picked your group of 2 or 3 and you will have DECIDED on a topic, and you will have a plan in place for how this project will proceed.

  1. GROUP PROJECT: Pick a research topic. The topic must meet the following requirements:
    1. Fairly local concern
    2. Heavy use of data in the form of numbers
    3. Use Google Forms to gather primary data on your research topic
    4. Use the Internet to gather information
    5. Create a Google Spreadsheet to illustrate your findings
    6. You will present this information to the class using Google Presentation–import your Google Spreadsheet into your Google Presentation
    7. Use Google Drawing to create a logo on your topic–include it in your presentation
  2. Develop a plan. Use a new Document in Google. Share it with everyone in your group & me (tweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us). Things to think about:
    1. Create an outline of your project
    2. Assign everyone in your group at least 2 parts to the outline–these should include Internet research
    3. Who is in charge of creating the Form?
    4. Who is in charge of creating the Spreadsheet?
    5. Who is in charge of creating the Presentation?
    6. Who is in charge of creating the Drawing?
  3. Send a note to me in Edmodo addressing the following:
    1. Who is in your group?
    2. What is your topic?
    3. Why did you choose this topic?
    4. Who is your audience?
    5. What is your plan?
    6. How did it go today?
    7. What needs to happen in order for your group to work well together to create a worthwhile and educational project?

EVALUATE YOUR CLASSMATES PROJECTS

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CULMINATING PROJECT FOR THE GOOGLE UNIT–YOU NEED TO DEMONSTRATE WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THE GOOGLE SUITE BY TEACHING IT TO OTHERS.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

THIS IS YOUR FINAL CULMINATING PROJECT FOR THE GOOGLE UNIT

DUE TODAY!!! HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

SHARE IT WITH ME & EVERYONE IN THIS CLASS

View your classmates workshops & provide compliments/constructive criticism. Do this in a Google Doc shared with me.

MAKE FINISHING TOUCHES TO YOUR PROJECT. YOU WILL PRESENT NEXT CLASS.

      1. Open, save, and read the following handouts on how to deliver an effective presentation–you WILL present in front of the class using the projector for this project.
        1. Presentation Planning
        2. Presentation Planning and Tips
        3. Presentation Tips
        4. Presentation Grading Rubric
      2. Remember to include the following:
        1. Create a Google Spreadsheet to illustrate your findings–you may want to print it and distribute it as handouts during your presentation.
        2. You will present this information to the class using Google Presentation
        3. Use Google Drawing to create a logo on your topic–include it in your presentation
      3. Share your spreadsheet with me: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
      4. Timings–take 2–send your results to me in a note in Edmodo.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP LESSON PLAN

Lemonade Stand–Play it, get acclimated

      1. Lemonade Stand Financial Statements
        1. File
        2. Make a Copy
        3. Name it your name Lemonade Stand (ex: Tracy Weber’s Lemonade Stand)
      2. Lemonade Stand–play it, but track your sales/costs in the spreadsheet.
      1. Lemonade Stand Financial Statements
        1. File
        2. Make a Copy
        3. Name it your name Lemonade Stand (ex: Tracy Weber, Sue Smith, Joe Bromann’s Lemonade Stand)
      2. Lemonade Stand–play it, but track your sales/costs in the spreadsheet. WHO CAN BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL?!
      1. Lemonade Stand Financial Statements
        1. File
        2. Make a Copy
        3. Name it your name Lemonade Stand (ex: Tracy Weber, Sue Smith, Joe Bromann’s Lemonade Stand)
      2. Lemonade Stand–play it, but track your sales/costs in the spreadsheet. WHO CAN BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL?!
      3. When Day 14 is complete do the following:
        1. Alt-Prt Scrn (hold down the ALT key on your keyboard and hit the Print Screen button in the top row of the keyboard)
        2. Paint (click the Windows button in the lower left corner of your screen and type Paint–click it)
        3. Paste (EDIT menu-Paste or CTRL-V)
        4. Crop so only your results show
        5. Save to your Google Drive as a .JPG file
        6. Go to your Lemonade Stand spreadsheet
        7. Insert Menu
        8. Picture/Image
        9. Upload the Paint file your just saved as a .JPG
      1. Lemonade Stand Financial Statements
        1. File
        2. Make a Copy
        3. Name it your name Lemonade Stand (ex: Tracy Weber, Sue Smith, Joe Bromann’s Lemonade Stand)
      2. Lemonade Stand–play it, but track your sales/costs in the spreadsheet. WHO CAN BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL?!
      3. When Day 14 is complete do the following:
        1. Alt-Prt Scrn (hold down the ALT key on your keyboard and hit the Print Screen button in the top row of the keyboard)
        2. Paint (click the Windows button in the lower left corner of your screen and type Paint–click it)
        3. Paste (EDIT menu-Paste or CTRL-V)
        4. Crop so only your results show
        5. Save to your Google Drive as a .JPG file
        6. Go to your Lemonade Stand spreadsheet
        7. Insert Menu
        8. Picture/Image
        9. Upload the Paint file your just saved as a .JPG

 

      1. Get into groups of 3
      2. Lemonade Stand Financial Statements
        1. File
        2. Make a Copy
        3. Name it your name Lemonade Stand (ex: Tracy Weber, Sue Smith, Joe Bromann’s Lemonade Stand)
      3. Lemonade Stand–play it, but track your sales/costs in the spreadsheet. WHO CAN BE THE MOST SUCCESSFUL?
      4. When Day 14 is complete do the following:
        1. Alt-Prt Scrn (hold down the ALT key on your keyboard and hit the Print Screen button in the top row of the keyboard)
        2. Paint (click the Windows button in the lower left corner of your screen and type Paint–click it)
        3. Paste (EDIT menu-Paste or CTRL-V)
        4. Crop so only your results show
        5. Save to your Google Drive as a .JPG file
        6. Go to your Lemonade Stand spreadsheet
        7. Insert Menu
        8. Picture/Image
        9. Upload the Paint file your just saved as a .JPG

STOCK MARKET GAME

STOCK MARKET GAME

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Understand the relative dollar value of $100,000Vote–send your published link to Mrs. Weber, if you haven’t already–Share a Google Doc with Mrs. Weber telling who you vote for and why. This is your writing for today
        1. Michael & Logan’s
        2. Conrad & Nathan’s
        3. Lindsey, Sarah, Paige’s
        4. Sally, Nicole, Maddie’s 
        5. Alexis & Makenna’s
        6. Alex & Gentry’s 
      2. Understand the consensu building process
      3. Coorperatively create rules for successful cooperation and consensus building
      4. Set up and begin to use the student SMG Journals

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Get into teams of 3-4–change seats–use your Chromebook
      2. Go to www.stockmarketgame.org
      3. One person in your group LOG IN–get your username and password from your teacher & KEEP IT IN A SAFE PLACE–BRING IT TO CLASS EVERY DAY
      4. Springboard Activity
        1. Think about this: “What would you do with $100,000?” “How much is $100,000?”
        2. You will be buying $100,000 worth of merchandise online. You may buy toys, clothes, or food – anything your team want. You may buy multiple quantities of the same item. It is up to your team. The only thing you must do is to spend the entire $100,000. The goal of the activity is to give you a concrete sense of the “value” of $100,000.
          1. Create a Google Spreadsheet and enter the item in one column and the dollar amount in the next column
        3. Each group is going to be given a $100,000 in virtual cash to invest in companies you believe will make the most money over the coming weeks. You will also be able to buy bonds and mutual funds. Each group will need to work as a team to make the purchases.
      5. OPEN THIS & do it
      6. LAST 15 MINUTES: PICK ONE & WRITE 

GOAL: Before you leave today you will:

      1. Identify and describe the terms: company, partnership, and corporation
      2. Explain how companies are formed, raise capital, and become public
      3. Describe the benefits of forming a business to sell a product

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity:
        1. Think about a Hershey kiss
        2. Without opening the package do you know what is inside? Why or how do you know this? How is the Hershey Kiss so well known? How do you think the product is made? What do you think it takes to invent and develop this candy?
      2. Read the Fact Sheet
      3. Answer the following questions:
        1. How did he get the idea to market chocolate?
        2. How was he able to make it available to everyone?
        3. How did he raise money to expand the company?
        4. In your own words, what is the definition of a company?
        5. What are the advantages of forming a company?
        6. What are the disadvantages?
      4. Get into your SMG teams
      5. Identify one product everyone on your team uses.
      6. Research the company that makes that product and write a history of the company that includes the ways the company has changed over time. USE THIS TO HELP YOU
      7. Present a brief overview to the class. Discuss stock prices & trends.
      8. Answer these questions
      9. Based on what you learned today, is Hershey a company in which you might invest your money? Why or why not?

 

GOAL: When you leave class today you will:

      1. Define stock, investor, public company, private company, earnings and dividends.
      2. Compare public and private companies.
      3. Calculate gain and loss of sample stock sales.
      4. Write a profile of a public or private company

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity
        1. Think about Mars and Hershey candy bars. How are they similar? Different? “Do you know that you can own part of one of these companies and if they do well so will you?” Each company is organized differently. Let’s see which company you can purchase.
      2. Read this and answer the questions at the end.
      3. Many companies that make popular products are not always obvious. For example, Mars, Inc., known for its candy, makes Uncle Ben’s rice products.
      4. Get with your SMG team
      5. Select a product, research its company and write a profile of the company. Answer these questions in your profile:
        1. What other products do these companies offer?
        2. When did these companies go public (i.e., have their IPO)?
        3. On which exchange are they traded?
      6. Answer these questions & do this
      7. Do this

Watch the newly added videos. If your vote changes, email Mrs. Weber.

      1. Michael & Logan’s
      2. Conrad & Nathan’s
      3. Lindsey, Sarah, Paige’s
      4. Sally, Nicole, Maddie’s 
      5. Alexis & Makenna’s
      6. Alex & Gentry’s 
      7. Kylee & Kaylynn’s
      8. Isaac & Payton’s

GOAL: When you leave class today you will:

      1. Define stock, investor, public company, private company, earnings and dividends.
      2. Compare public and private companies.
      3. Calculate gain and loss of sample stock sales.
      4. Write a profile of a public or private company

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity
        1. Think about Mars and Hershey candy bars. How are they similar? Different? “Do you know that you can own part of one of these companies and if they do well so will you?” Each company is organized differently. Let’s see which company you can purchase.
      2. Read this and answer the questions at the end.
      3. Many companies that make popular products are not always obvious. For example, Mars, Inc., known for its candy, makes Uncle Ben’s rice products.
      4. Get with your SMG team
      5. Select a product, research its company and write a profile of the company. Answer these questions in your profile:
        1. What other products do these companies offer?
        2. When did these companies go public (i.e., have their IPO)?
        3. On which exchange are they traded?
      6. Answer these questions & do this
      7. Do this

GET WITH YOUR GROUP

RESEARCH A COMPANY

DISCUSS IT WITH YOUR TEAM

BUY STOCK IN AT LEAST 1 COMPANY

GOAL: When you leave today you will

      1. Determine the rights of stockholders in various situations.
      2. Draw conclusions as to actions individual shareholders can take as responsible corporate owners.
      3. Define: proxy, annual report.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Imagine you own 1000 shares of Chew Toy, Inc., the largest producer of interactive toys for dogs and cats. You have more than doubled your money since you first invested in the company four years ago. The company has recently taken the following actions:
        1. The board of directors has declared a $2 per share dividend.
        2. Management has declared that workers can no longer bring their dogs to work.
        3. Despite recent questions about his performance and policies (e.g. the CEO’s dog was allegedly paid $35,000 for posing in the company’s catalogues) the board has awarded the company’s CEO a $500,000 bonus.
        4. The company has decided to issue a new stock offering.
      2. The company is holding its annual meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas and you cannot attend though you want to vote on many issues on the agenda. For example, you would like to vote against the company’s new policy banning dogs at work. You also feel strongly that the CEO’s bonus is too exorbitant, especially in lieu of the controversial payment to his dog. You would also like to buy more shares in the company before outsiders drive up the price.
      3. What rights do you have to express your opinions and pursue your point of view? Complete the first 2 columns of Activity 1: SMG KWL Chart on your own.
      4. Discuss your responses with your SMG team.
      5. Read Fact Sheet 1: The Rights and Responsibilities of Stockholders and then complete the THIRD column in #3.
      6. Do The Rights of Stockholders in Practice
      7. Using your knowledge of the rights and responsibilities of stockholders, which rights or responsibilities do you think are most important to your team? Explain your answer.
      8. A friend of mine, who is an investor, saw what I was teaching and said: “Give me a break! No one pays attention to all of that printed material that comes through the mail. They just throw it out. The big shareholders are on the board of directors and of course they want the company to make money so I leave it up to them to keep the company going strong. My only responsibility is to stay out of their way.” Based upon what we have learned today, how do you think you would respond to this person?

GOAL: At the end of class today you will be able to:

      1. Determine how to look up a ticker symbol
      2. Analyze a stock table to understand important elements such as dividends and P/E ratios
      3. Gather data from both print and internet sources
      4. Enter a trade in The Stock Market Game portfolio
      5. Demonstrate the ability to use each of the following terms: share or stock, dividend, P/E ratio, volume or sales, net change

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity
        1. Identify yourself in five words or less.
        2. Did you chose your “official names”? Did you chose a nickname? Did you use initials or a symbol?
        3. Stocks are like people. They have different identifiers.
        4. Why do we use different names or logos for ourselves? Why might a corporation use different names/symbols/logos to identify their corporation?
      2. The following are used to identify a particular company.
        1. What company would an apple represent? The ticker symbol is “AAPL”. What company could it be?
        2. Why does Apple use different symbols?
        3. If your SMG team wanted to buy this stock, how would you know which symbol to use?
        4. Ticker symbols for some companies are easy to figure out. For example, HD for Home Depot or F for the Ford Motor Company
        5. What do you think the symbol for General Electric might be or Verizon? Go to Yahoo Finance to look up the ticker symbols for each.
      3. Complete Activity Sheet 1: Reading a Stock Quote Table
      4. The hypothetical SMG team, “Beta Busters,” wants to buy 250 shares of Mondelez International, Inc. What should Beta Busters consider before investing in Mondelez? Create a list of 10 questions that the Beta Busters should consider before investing in a company. For example: What kinds of products do they offer? Has the company’s stock experienced a gain or loss compared to their 52-week high? How is the company performing compared to its competitors? Who are the company’s competitors? If it is helpful, you may complete a stock quote table for Mondelez, just like you did for Hershey’s.
      5. Explain how Hershey’s and Mondelez compete? What industry are they in and what products compete with one another? Based on their stock quotes, which company seems to be succeeding? Why?
      6. Name another one of Hershey’s competitors. Be sure you are able to add them to your SMG portfolio. How does this third company compete with Hershey’s and Mondelez? Based on their stock quotes, which company seems to be succeeding? Why? Which company would your team invest in? Why?
      7. READ Fact Sheet 1: Trading the Stock Market Game Way.  Justify your stock choice the day you make the initial trade and react to it at future intervals in your group journals. Each of you must contribute to the group journal. Each team must begin a group journal.
      8. Your team needs to choose and compare three stock research websites. A list of websites is available in the Outside Links section of your portfolios. Create criteria for evaluating the sites and then create a chart comparing the three sites.
      9. Your SMG team needs to develop portfolio plans, and guidelines. Select a stock to purchase and justify based on the information from the stock quotes. Discuss additional information you may want in order to make a well-informed decision before making a trade.

GOAL: At the end of class today you will be able to:

      1. Examine companies and determine the risk involved in investing in these companies.
      2. Compare two stock companies and decide the level of risk your Stock Market Game team would take if they invest in these companies.
      3. Write a persuasive letter motivating or discouraging an investor from purchasing stocks in a company you researched.\

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity
        1. Mark, Mathew and Gwen are great friends, but very different. They are all in the same history class in 11th grade. Mark studies for weeks before every test. Gwen studies for two to three hours, just enough time to review everything the teacher covered in class. Mathew reviews his notes the night before the test and hopes he remembers what was covered.
          1.  Who has the greatest risk of failing the most tests?
          2. Who do you predict will have the highest average?
          3. Why?
        2. Define “risk”
        3. Rank the risk each student in the scenario has of failing the class
      2. When people invest money there are always some risk of losing it. There are three types of financial risk:
        1. Conservative: Little to no risk of loss.
        2. Moderate: Slight risk of loss.
        3. Speculative: High risk of loss.
      3. Get with your SMG team and complete Activity Sheet 1, rating the investments as conservative, moderate or speculative. You will share your answers with the class and explain the reasons for your ratings.
      4. The purpose of this lesson is to have you understand that there is risk in all investments. Some investments have greater risk than others. With your SMG team write a paragraph or two explaining what type of investors you will be and why? Will you take high risks? Or will you take few risks? With your SMG team, research up to three stocks: one conservative risk, one moderate risk and one speculative risk. Where do you feel more comfortable investing and why?
      5. Given what you know about personal risk tolerance levels, how risky are the stocks in your SMG team portfolio? Complete Activity Sheet 2, “How Much Risk Can You Stand”, this may help you explain your portfolio’s risk. Select a stock for purchase and using what yo know about risk explain the risk involved in purchasing that stock. Each SMG team member needs to select a stock for purchase and using what you know about risk explain the risk involved in purchasing that stock.

GOAL: When you leave class today you will be able to:

      1. Define diversification, risk tolerance, industry, index.
      2. Conduct Internet research on different investment options.
      3. Interpret company and industry charts to determine which investments to make with your SMG teams.
      4. Create a diversified portfolio selecting stocks.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity:
        1. Why does Home Depot sell cleaning products?
        2. Why does Walmart sell fruits and vegetables?
        3. Have you gone to Blockbuster and come home with popcorn and candy along with a movie?
        4. Why do you think stores just don’t sell one product?
        5. Stores diversify products to increase profits by meeting a variety of customer demands.
        6. Investors protect their portfolios by diversifying their investments, just as stores sell a range of products to make more money.
      2. Get into your SMG groups.
      3. Do Activity Sheet 1: How Diversified are these Portfolios? We will do the first one together.
        1. How many different stocks are in the portfolio?
        2. How many different industries are represented in the portfolio?
        3. How many shares are in each stock?
        4. Can a portfolio be diversified based on the quantity of shares?
        5. Discuss Portfolios B and C with your SMG team and agree on a definition of diversification based on the analysis of the portfolios.
        6. Review your current SMG account holdings or your planned investments.
      4. Do Activity Sheet 2: How Diverse is your SMG Portfolio? As a team complete side one and rate the diversification of your portfolio on a scale of 1 to 5.
      5. Complete Activity Sheet 1: How Diverse are these Portfolios? to establish criteria for a diversified portfolio. Build a diversified portfolio using Yahoo Financial Tools and chart the industries using an EXCEL spreadsheet. Create a pie chart in EXCEL illustrating the percentage for each industry.
      6. Review your SMG portfolio to analyze the diversification of your holdings. Write a plan to diversify and improve the portfolio.

InvestWrite Competition

Judging Criteria–Use this to help you outline & write your essay.

TODAY:

SUBMIT
INVESTWRITE

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Define the terms: Bond and Investment Grade Bond.
      2. Identify and define four types of bonds.
      3. Understand bonds as an investment tool.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity
        1. Read Fact Sheet 1
        2. Get with your SMG team and discuss the following:
          1. Which IOU pays the most money? Saul’s or Jackson’s? Why?
          2. Which IOU seems less risky? Why?
          3. Do you think Pepper should lend Saul the money? Should John lend money to Jackson? Why?
          4. Be prepared to explain your answer to the class.
        3. Investors can lend corporations, governments and government agencies money by buying bonds that are repaid by a due date with a set interest payment. This is just like Pepper can decide to lend Saul money or John can decide to lend Jackson money and expect to get repaid with interest on a set date.
        4. A bond is an IOU from the corporation, government, or government agency you have loaned money to. In addition to the original amount (or principal) borrowed, the bond pays interest.
        5. Investment Grade Bonds: bonds sold by a very reliable issuer, a large corporation, government, or government agency that is most likely to repay the loan and the interest on a specified date as promised.
      2. Complete Activity Sheet 1.
      3. Bonds are fixed-income investments. This means bond investors collect interest at regular intervals during the life of the bond. Interest can be simple or compounded depending on the type and structure of the bond.
      4. Complete Activity Sheet 2.
      5. Now that you understand how bonds provide investors safe reliable returns on their investments, think about how bonds could increase the diversification of your portfolio. Working with your team, create a list of reasons you would include bonds as part of a well-balanced portfolio. Be sure to explain how different types of bonds would enhance your portfolio differently.
      6. Complete Activity Sheet 3, where you are asked to match different bond types to different types of investors.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Distinguish between a company’s earnings and its P/E Ratio.
      2. Use a company’s P/E Ratio to make informed investment decisions.
      3. Examine companies’ P/E ratios and earnings growth rate to determine the risk involved in investing in these companies.
      4. Calculate PE Ratio

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity
        1. Examine the following table:
        2. Working with your SMG team, predict which company’s stock is more expensive and why.
        3. Divide Company A’s earnings for twelve months (row B) by the number of shares owned by its stockholders (row C). The result will provide you with its earnings per share (EPS) (row D). The EPS is the amount of its earnings that would belong to you if you owned one of its shares.
        4. Divide its stock’s price by its EPS to figure out the cost of owning one share of its stock. The result is called a P/E Ratio. Company A’s P/E Ratio is 20 because a share that costs $20 gives you ownership of $1 worth of the company’s current earnings.
        5. Company B’s P/E Ratio is 30 because you have to spend $30 dollars to own $1 worth of its earnings.
        6. The P/E Ratio helps an investor determine the cost of a share a stock for $1 worth of earnings. Company B’s stock is more expensive than Company A’s because $1 worth of Company B’s stock costs $30, while $1 worth of Company A’s stock only costs $20. Just because the price of Company A’s stock is higher, it does not mean it is more expensive.
        7. The reason investors use the PE Ratio is that it sometimes can indicate that a stock is overvalued and a price correction is necessary, or that it’s undervalued, which may be a buying opportunity. If a stock’s P/E Ratio is a lot higher than others within the industry group it may be overvalued and investors may avoid it in the short term until the P/E Ratio comes more in line with other stock in the industry. The P/E Ratio may indicate instead high expectations for the performance of the company within the industry. Conversely, a low P/E ratio may indicate that the stock is undervalued with respect to the rest of its industry, meaning it’s a good value. Or, it could mean that there are low expectations for the company within the industry. The P/E Ratio may be used to prompt the investor to conduct more research into a company before purchasing (or selling) its stock.
      2. Do Activity Sheet 1, in this exercise, you will be asked to examine the P/E ratio of various stocks within an industry group.
      3. When you have completed Activity Sheet 1, then you will research an industry group online and look for stocks that look risky within that industry group. You will be looking for stocks that have a higher P/E ratio than others in that industry. Write down at least three stocks within an industry. Using the P/E ratio as a predictor, rate the selected companies from riskiest too most conservative. Explain your rankings.
      4. Look at the P/E Ratio for each stock in your portfolio. Using the Industry Leaders comparison table at http://finance.yahoo.com answer the following questions about the stocks:
        1. What stock looked like it was overvalued? Explain.
        2. Why do you think its P/E ratio was so much higher than the other stocks?
        3. What more do you need to know about this company? Explain
      5. To view the Industry Leaders comparison table:
        1. Enter your company’s ticker or name in the “Get Quotes” box
        2. Select your company and click “Get Quotes”
        3. Select “Industry” under the Company heading on the list of links on the left of the screen.
      6. To help in determining the price to earnings ratio the following formula can be used. The P/E ratio is the current price of the stock divided by its current yearly earnings per share. For example, a stock that is $20.00 and earns $2.00 per share will have a P/E ratio of 10 (20 divided by 2).
        1. A stock’s price per share is currently $30.00 and the earnings are $2.00 per share. What is the P/E ratio for this stock? If the stock is in the food industry, and the current P/E ratio for a stock in this industry is 17. Would you buy, sell, or hold this stock? Explain your answer.
        2. A stock’s price per share is currently $60.00 and the earnings are $1.00 per share. What is the P/E ratio for this stock? If the stock is in the technology industry, and the current P/E ratio for a stock in this industry is 37. Would you buy, sell, or hold this stock? Explain your answer.
        3. A stock’s price per share is currently $70.00 and the earnings are $2.50 per share. What is the P/E ratio for this stock? If the stock is in the energy industry, and the current P/E ratio for a stock in this industry is 28. Would you buy sell, or hold, this stock? Explain your answer.
        4. A stock’s price per share is currently $96.55 and the earnings are $5.00 per share. What is the P/E ratio for this stock? If the stock is in the financial industry, and the current P/E ratio for a stock in this industry is 20. Would you buy, sell, or hold this stock? Explain your answer.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Define and identify the characteristics of a mutual fund
      2. Use the newspaper and Internet to research mutual funds.
      3. Use your research on mutual funds to help determine team investments for the Stock Market Game

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity:
        1. Get with your team and brainstorm the different products and services people buy and use. Name a range of products in these three categories:
          1. Information (software, media, telecommunications, hardware)
          2. Services (healthcare, consumer, business, and financial services)
          3. Manufacturing (consumer goods, industrial materials, energy, utilities)
        2. Remember: you want to diversify your portfolio. As an investor, why do you want to invest in companies under all three categories?
        3. How many of you would invest in products in more than one of the categories? What if you could only buy in one category? Would that put your money in greater risk?
      2. Activity Sheet 1: What are Mutual Funds. Complete the activity sheet with your team; first individually, then sharing responses with your team members, and finally with the class.
        1. NOTE: The Stock Market Game supplies information on mutual funds and how to invest in them. When you sign into your SMG accounts, you can click on the green tab at the top right— “Mutual Funds.” You will find information that will aid you in this lesson.
        2. Understanding information on mutual funds is important for all investors.
      3. Distribute Activity Sheet 2: Reading and Interpreting Information on Mutual Funds,: make sure you know how to read the chart. How can you calculate the previous day’s closing price? Using the mutual funds you select, calculate the previous day’s closing price and discuss the YTD percentages.
        1. What is the previous day’s closing price for Fidelity’s – EmrgMkt?
        2. What about Fidelity’s – LgGrowth?
        3. Based on this information, would you purchase this mutual fund?
      4. Using the information you developed in Activity Sheet 1, go to www.morningstar.com, research the three funds you selected.
      5. Use Activity Sheet 3: Selecting and Evaluating a Mutual Fund to help guide your research.
      6. Based upon what you have discovered as a result of today’s lesson, will your group look to invest in mutual funds? Why or why not?
      7. Based on what you have researched, if your group was going to invest in mutual funds, which fund would be your primary investment and why. You may wish to write in journals, so as not to give away your investment strategy.
      8. Using Activity Sheet 3: Selecting and Evaluating a Mutual Fund, demonstrate how you can research a mutual fund. Show them how this information, found through Internet research, may help them decide where to put their mutual fund investment dollars.
      9. Given what you know now what will be your investment strategy, mutual funds or individual stocks? Write a paragraph describing your team’s investing approach.
      10. Hold a classroom debate with some master and grand master level teams assigned to support mutual fund only investing, some teams stock only investing, and some teams as a mix of stocks and mutual funds. Each team should make a three-minute presentation before the debate begins outlining its point of view.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Differentiate between US stock exchanges.
      2. Contrast and compare company listing decisions.
      3. Draw conclusions as to whether the exchange on which a stock is listed impacts the choices made by SMG teams.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity: Shoes and Stocks Ask students:
        1. Who has ever gone shopping at a mall?
        2. Where would they buy shoes at the mall?
        3. What shoes do you think is most popular?
        4. Where would you buy the most popular shoes?
        5. Would you buy the shoes at Sears?
        6. Malls organize shoe stores in different ways. Shoe stores are set up to sell the type of shoe different buyers (consumers) want (e.g. you want the most popular sneakers, your mom wants to buy dress shoes for a wedding, you want to buy sandals for summer, you need new cleats for soccer, etc.) Depending upon what type of shoe you wanted, you may have to go to a different type of shoe store.
      2. Procedure: The stock exchanges are a lot like malls. They give you a lot of choices. In the Stock Market Game you have two stores (exchanges) from which to choose stocks. Like malls give us places to buy different kinds of shoes; stock exchanges provide buyers and sellers with the opportunity to trade the stocks of different types of companies.
        1. All companies have to satisfy certain requirements in order to be listed on a particular stock exchange. If a company meets the requirements stated on these charts, it can be listed. Listing means its shares can be bought and sold on the exchange for which it qualifies. If a company’s stock fails to meet these requirements, the exchange may delist them. This means the stock is no longer traded on that exchange.
        2. The reason why a company’s stock is traded on one exchange and not another has a lot to do with a company’s size. As an investor the company size and history can give you information about the company’s stock.
        3. Complete Activity Sheet 1: The NASDAQ and NYSE.
          1. What do you think makes a company choose one exchange over another?
          2. Do you believe the exchange a company is listed on impacts its stock performance?
          3. Is where a company is listed important to you when you do your stock research?
        4. Read Fact Sheet 1: “Twitter Gives NYSE Momentum…” Discuss first as a team and then as a class your thoughts on the following questions:
          1. How much of a role do you believe NASDAQ’s handling of Facebook’s IPO played in Twitter’s decision to list with NYSE? Why?
          2. Imagine you are the head of a technology company preparing to go public. Based on the information presented in the article, where would you choose to list? Why?
          3. How do these exchanges differ in the ways they determine the trading requirements for individual shares of the IPO?
        5. Read Fact Sheet 2: “Oracle Ditches Nasdaq for NYSE” and Fact Sheet 3: “Marriott Plans to Transfer Stock Listing to Nasdaq”
        6. Give your opinion (either in their teams or individually) of the following November 7, 2013 CNN Money headline: “NYSE Takes Tech IPO Crown from NASDAQ” Do you agree with the headline? Citing specifics from the articles you’ve read, how might NASDAQ retake the crown from NYSE? What should NYSE do to retain the crown?
      3. Assessment: Citing the articles presented and additional internet research, write a letter to the Marriott’s Board of Directors to convince them to list on the NYSE again. Be sure to address the reasons Marriott provided in Fact Sheet 3 for leaving NYSE.
      4. Application: SMG teams can purchase stock in companies traded on both NASDAQ and NYSE exchanges. Look up the names of the 10 companies your team is considering, or has already purchased, and note the exchange on which each is traded. Which exchange seems to be most popular in your portfolios? Why? List the stocks your SMG team has already purchased, and organize them by the exchange on which they are traded. Find the date each was listed on the exchange. Research each exchange to find information on its latest IPO .In which IPO would you invest? Why?

GOAL: At the end of class today you will be able to:

      1. Discuss the various ways stock prices are influenced.
      2. Interpret charts and graphs to better understand the growth and change in stock prices.
      3. Analyze and interpret market indices, which influence change in the price of stock.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity: Look at the following pairs:
        1. iPod vs. iPhone
        2. Video tapes vs. Digital recordings
        3. Digital cameras vs. Film Cameras
        4. Slide projector vs. SmartBoard
        5. In your SMG team, discuss which product in each pair you believe is the better investment. FYI: new products reduce the demand for old products, which affects the value of the companies that make both products.
      2. Procedure: Share prices fluctuate for many different reasons. In addition to new products replacing old ones, what are some other reasons that you can think of for a company’s stock to rise or fall?
        1. Today we will focus on the impact of current events on stock prices.
        2. Do Activity Sheet 2, which contains four different scenarios.
          1. Which of the four companies’ stock would you purchase? Why?
        3. Review your portfolios in your SMG group. Choose one company for follow-up research. Track possible influences on the price changes that have occurred within the last two weeks.
        4. Download a quarterly report for one of the companies in your portfolio, (http://www.tva.gov/finance/reports/pdf/3rdq05.pdf) and create a PowerPoint presentation reviewing the reasons the company’s shares were up or down. Write your predictions about the future of the company. Make these presentations in class and discussed your conclusions.
      3. Assessment: Distribute Activity Sheet 2: The Ripple Effect. Go to a news website online. With your SMG group select one current event story you believe will influence the stock prices of a company. Each group will present its headline and its determination of the event’s impact on the stock price of that company.
        1. Identify the industry effected
        2. List three to five stocks from that industry
        3. Explain how the current event will influence stock prices for those companies and in that industry
      4. Stocks are easily influenced by world events. Select a stock in your portfolio that is most likely to be influenced by the news. Explain how current events may increase or decrease the value of that stock. Download a recent quarterly report for the most successful stock in your portfolio. (http://www.tva.gov/finance/reports/pdf/3rdq05.pdf) Use the report together with current events to create a presentation that convinces your team members to either sell or purchase more of the stock.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Decide whether to buy, sell, or hold stock based on group and individual research.
      2. Compare and contrast companies based upon stock market statistical data.
      3. Create bar graphs that compare two companies’ net income and revenue for a three-year period.
      4. Use the Internet to obtain annual reports and research companies.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity: Create a three-column chart entitled “Making Portfolio Investment Decisions;” label the columns “Buy,” “Sell,” and “Hold.” Brainstorm why someone would take each action.
        1. How do you know the “right” action to take?
        2. How do you make educated decisions about your investments?
      2. Procedure: There are a few well-proven indicators used to decide whether to buy, sell, or hold stocks. What factors might investors consider when making these decisions?
        1. Look at the company’s annual report : To research the company’s performance, including revenue and profit.
        2. Compare information with the latest analyst report: Are revenues growing? Are they making a profit?
        3. Impact of current events; is there a new CEO, new projects, merger; etc.
        4. Check to see if the stock has a cyclical component.
        5. Annual reports provide good information on individual companies, but it is also important to research other companies in the same industry. This comparison is called “sector analysis.” Professional financial analysts carry out detailed analyses, but your SMG team can conduct a simplified analysis of your own.
        6. Do Activity Sheet 1: Annual Reports—an Investment Tool. With your team decide if you should buy, sell, or hold the companies’ stock, based on the information given. Report your decisions to the class
        7. Do Activity Sheet 2: Comparing Companies Across the Same Industry. Explain what information is presented about the companies and how a potential investor can use that data to make investment decisions. Answer the questions presented on the activity sheet. Share your answers with the class.
      3. Assessment: Choose a stock from your SMG portfolio or one you are considering purchasing.
        1. Check the company’s revenue and profits and compare them to other firms in the same industry. This can be done either on line or by obtaining annual reports. If other companies are doing much better, you would tend to sell? If they are doing worse, you would tend to hold?
        2. Check for current events surrounding your companies.
        3. Check how the sector is performing.
        4. Based on your research write a journal entry that defends your decision to Buy Sell or Hold the stock.
      4. Application: Research two companies within the same industry. Check the two prior annual reports and compare the statistics to show how the company is currently performing. Plan a persuasive speech that either motivates SMG team members to buy, sell, or hold.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Define compound interest and explain the effects
      2. Investigate various investment and saving opportunities.
      3. Define and demonstrate comprehension of the following terms: saving, investing, rule of 72, compound interest, and diversification.
      4. Compute compound interest

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity: Two high school students, both 17 years old, are talking about saving. Xavier said: “Now that I have a job, I plan to save and invest $1,000 a year for the next ten years in a savings account with 5% interest and watch my money grow.” Brandon said: “I have a job, too, but I don’t want to save right now. I’d rather buy CD’s and video games—I’ll buy a new video game each month. I’ll start saving $1,100 a year in a similar savings account in 5 years.” Brandon claims that by the time both boys reach 30, he will have more money than Xavier; Xavier disagrees.
        1. Who do you think has the better investment strategy?
        2. Who do you think will save more money by age 30, Xavier or Brandon?
        3. Vote on who will have the most money
      2. Procedure: Compounding interest on the money in the savings accounts (the principal) has a lot to do with the success of the two boys investment strategies. Compound Interest is interest paid on the principal and the accrued interest. Interest earned on an investment is added to the principal. This becomes the new base on which future interest accumulates.
        1. Use www.pathtoinvesting.org or http://finance.yahoo.com, to find definitions for:
          1. “Rule of 72”
          2. “saving”
          3. “investment,”
        2. Do Activity Sheet 1: Calculating Interest Rates. Use the Rule of 72 to determine how long it will take your money to double when invested at different interest rates.
          1. How does time affect the amount of interest one earns in a savings account?
          2. Do you want to change your earlier vote on who would have more money at age 30?
        3. Read Fact Sheet 1: The Tale of Two Savers
          1. What are the benefits and drawbacks of the two options and explain your conclusions.
      3. Assessment: Write to an investor explaining why it is a stronger investment strategy to save less money younger that to save more money starting 10 years later.
      4. Application:
        1. As you grow older, there are many things you will want, that you will have to save money in order to purchase. How will you use your understanding of savings accounts in deciding how to grow your money?
        2. Your team will be investing your money trying to maximize your profit. Research the benefits and drawbacks of each account: Savings, stocks, and mutual funds. Write how you may use one or all as part of your investment strategies.
        3. Develop personal savings and investing plans that you will use for the next 1, 5, and 10 years. Chart how much savings you will have at the end of each period.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will be able to:

      1. Examine a company before making investments.
      2. Describe the factors that influence investment decisions.
      3. Calculate dividends paid out to stockholders.
      4. Calculate net gain/loss for an investor.
      5. Explain the difference between earnings and dividends.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity: When I was in school my parents gave me a quarter for every A on my report card. Do any of you get a reward for doing really well on a report card or test? Sometimes, if I performed better than they expected I got a bonus or dividend for doing sooo well. Have your parents ever done something like that?
        1. Some corporations do so well year after year, meeting their goals that they pay investors a dividend or bonus for each share of stock.
        2. Dividend are a portion of company profits, distributed on a per share owned basis, to investors in a company.
      2. Procedure: How do investors make money on their investments? Other than buying and selling stock, are there other ways to earn money on investments?
        1. Go to http://Finance.Yahoo.com.
        2. Identify a company that paid a dividend. Why are dividend stocks attractive to some investors?
        3. Read Activity Sheet 1 : A Simple Guide to Making Money in the Stock Market. Investors at certain stages in life are more interested in the dividends than at other times in life.
          1. Why might someone close to retirement be more interested in the dividends paid by investments than a young investor?
          2. What other measures of a company’s “health” would you like to have before deciding to invest in the company?
      3. Assessment: Do Activity Sheet 2: Calculating Dividends
      4. Application: As a team identify a few dividend paying companies for possible investment. Each team member must gather information on two companies and recommend whether investing in one of these stocks would be wise for their team.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will:

      1. Define short selling and long position.
      2. Develop successful long and short investment strategies.
      3. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of short selling.
      4. Evaluate short selling as an investment strategy.
      5. Calculate real and potential portfolio changes.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard Activity: When Larry and his sister, Mary, were in elementary school their favorite show was Super Secret Ninja Heroes. It was a cartoon about a group of young people who would transform into extraordinary costumed superheroes whenever evil threatened the earth. They were both very big fans of the show and had all of the toys and T-shirts associated with it. The pride of their collection was their Ninja SSNH-1 action figure. Five years later, Larry and Mary are eighth graders now. They have new favorite shows. Many of their Super Secret Ninja Heroes toys have become lost or forgotten. Not their Ninja SSNH-1 action figure, however. It had never been removed from its packaging and still looked brand new. Rumors of a new Super Secret Ninja Heroes movie have revived the frenzy over Super Secret Ninja Heroes toys. The Ninja SSNH-1 action figure in particular has quadrupled in value. Larry wants to sell their Ninja SSNH-1 action figure while its price is high and then buy it back when the popularity of Super Secret Ninja Heroes subsides causing the price of the Ninja SSNH-1 action figure to drop. He believes he can make money doing this. Mary is not so sure but Larry has promised he will buy back their action figure, so she agrees to let him do it.
        1. What do you think?
        2. Can Larry make money doing this?
        3. What might be the risks?
      2. Procedure: What do you think about Larry’s idea? Will it work? Why? Why not?
        1. Larry could make money if he is correct about the demand for the Ninja SSNH-1 action figure driving prices up and then dropping once its popularity fades. For example, if he sells the Ninja SSHN-1 for $80 and then buys it back when the price drops to $20, he would make $60. However, if the popularity of Super Secret Ninja Heroes toys increases, Larry’s plan would backfire on him and he may have to pay more money to buy his and Mary’s action figure back.
        2. In investing this behavior is called, “short selling.” When an investor short sells, he “borrows” stock from a brokerage firm, sells it on the stock market, and buys it back when the price drops.
        3. Public investors do less than .05% of all short sales. The rest are done by broker-traders who often are the market makers for the stock.
        4. Selling short is considered to be a very risky strategy for the beginning investor; and, even for experienced investors; particularly those who do not spend a great deal of time monitoring their portfolios.
        5. From what you have seen today, if you were investing your own money in the market, could you see yourself short selling? Why or why not?
        6. Do Activity Sheet 1. This is what short selling might look like in the real world.
      3. Assessment: In your SMG journal track the stock your group discussed. Continue to evaluate whether it would be better to hold the stock in a long or short position.
      4. Application: Meet in your SMG teams and examine your portfolio.
        1. Suppose you thought that the price of a particular stock was about to go down, discuss with your SMG teammates why short selling the stock might be a good idea.
        2. Remember to discuss risk.
        3. Look at your current portfolio and determine if there is any stock you would consider short selling using the profits you have made to date.
        4. Given current conditions of the economy, come up with two stocks that you might consider short selling and explain your reasons for your selections.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will:

      1. list the skills and knowledge needed by professionals in the financial services industry
      2. describe the roles, responsibilities and qualifications for careers in financial services
      3. identify positions within the financial services sector that might be of interest to the student for further career exploration
      4. participate in a presentation/discussion

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard:
        1. What challenges have you faced in trading over the past weeks?
        2. What help do you think you would need to make it easier for you to be successful traders?
        3. If you were going to seek the help of securities professional to whom would you turn?
        4. You will be visited by a local financial/securities industry professional.
        5. To prepare for the visit you will research some of the jobs in the industry.
      2. Procedure:
        1. Get into your SMG teams. Research a job title in the industry
        2. Prepare an oral presentation on your job title. You should explain the responsibilities a person in their assigned position has and what skills and qualifications this person needs. You are also expected to explain the role the person in your assigned job title plays in the buying and selling of securities.
          1. What information do we know about this professional’s job?
          2. What do we want to find out?
          3. What questions will we ask to find out what we want to know?
      3. Assessment: Using online resources, particularly the company website, research the company that the financial/securities industry professional represents and write three questions to ask when he or she visits.
      4. Application: Write an essay explaining what you learned as a result of your research, the presentations from the other teams, and the industry professional’s visit.

GOAL: At the end of class today you will:

      1. Draw supported conclusions as to whether your strategy in preparing your portfolio was successful and what investment changes you might have made to improve portfolio performance.
      2. Generate a detailed report including support material.
      3. Deliver a convincing presentation.
      4. Give and receive constructive criticism.
      5. Evaluate the work of other team members and other students.

RIGHT NOW:

      1. Springboard:
        1. How has the experience of playing The Stock Market Game changed the way you think about investing?
        2. Has your experience with The Stock Market Game made you more likely or less likely, to invest in the stock market? Or has it not influenced your opinion?
      2. Procedure:
        1. Read Fact Sheet 1: Presentation and Portfolio Requirements
        2. Each team will make a five to 15-minute presentation on their investment strategy:
          1. Where you have had your greatest success/your least success?
          2. If you were starting over what part of your strategy would you change?
        3. SMG TEAMS PRESENT Other teams give the presenting team feedback using Rubric 3: Peer Rubric
        4. Each team member needs to complete Activity Sheet 1: Partner Evaluation Sheet
        5. Here is how you will be scored: Rubrics 1 & Rubric 2
      3. Assessment:
        1. Name two investments that you heard about from other teams that you would now consider for your team’s portfolio.
        2. Name one company that you heard about today that had its stock prices impacted by current events. What was the event and how did it impact the company?
        3. In your opinion, which team had the best investment strategy? Explain
      4. Application: InvestWrite, an innovative national writing competition, produced by The Stock Market Game program, adds a critical thinking component to help reinforce concepts learned in the classroom. Log on to www.InvestWrite.info to download this semester’s questions and respond.

Goal: Before you leave today you will understand how to operate the SMG.

      1. In an email message to Mrs. Weber write the following: (THIS IS FOR A GRADE!!)
        1. Name of a public company you haven’t researched about yet for this class
        2. The ticker symbol
        3. What does the company produce?
        4. What is their “mission”?
        5. Yesterday’s closing price per share
        6. Today’s current price per share
        7. Would you recommend a purchase of shares from this company? Why or why not?
      2. Reading Portfolios
      3. Resources
      4. The Rules
      5. Enter a Trade

Goal: Before you leave today you will understand how to operate the SMG.

      1. In an email message to Mrs. Weber write the following: (THIS IS FOR A GRADE!!)
        1. Name of a public company you haven’t researched about yet for this class
        2. The ticker symbol
        3. What does the company produce?
        4. What is their “mission”?
        5. Yesterday’s closing price per share
        6. Today’s current price per share
        7. Would you recommend a purchase of shares from this company? Why or why not?
      2. Review The Rules–Get the worksheet & complete it with your group
      3. Enter a Trade–GET THE HANDOUTS:
        1. Trading The Stock Market Game Way–read it with your group
        2. Buying Bonds the SMG Way–read it with your group
        3. How to Read a Stock Quote–read it and bookmark it for future reference
      4. Portfolio Quiz–Get it from your teacher
      5. Get the Industry Research Sheet & complete it with your group

Goal: Before you leave today you will understand how to create a spreadsheet and how to track stocks.

      1. Get the Portfolio Quiz from your teacher. Work as a team to complete it. Turn it in.
      2. What is a diverse portfolio? Work as a team to find this answer. As a group email me your response.
      3. ON YOUR OWN: Create a Google Sheet that is similar to this: Screenshot 2016-04-29 11.04.02
        1. Name the sheet above STOCK TRACKER–You will fill this in EVERYDAY–Use the same 2 stocks EVERY DAY whether you own them or not.
      4. AS A TEAM: Recreate the following sheets using Google Sheets:
        1. Company and Ticker Symbol–YOU WILL FILL THIS OUT DAILY
        2. Buying & Selling Records–YOU WILL FILL THIS OUR WHENEVER YOU MAKE A TRANSACTION
      5. AS A TEAM: Buy & Sell Stock–develop a DIVERSE portfolio
      6. FILL OUT YOUR FORMS:
        1. STOCK TRACKER
        2. COMPANY AND TICKER SYMBOL
        3. BUYING & SELLING RECORDS–if you bought or sold stock today

Goal: Before you leave today you will understand how to track stocks and you will be able to research companies in order to make better trading decisions.

      1. COMPLETE THE LESSON PLAN FROM LAST CLASS!!
      2. FILL OUT YOUR FORMS:
        1. STOCK TRACKER
        2. COMPANY AND TICKER SYMBOL
        3. BUYING & SELLING RECORDS–if you bought or sold stock today
      3. Research other companies
      4. Read the news

LAST DAY

Goal: Before you leave today you will understand how to track stocks and you will be able to research companies in order to make better trading decisions.

      1. FILL OUT YOUR FORMS:
        1. STOCK TRACKER
        2. COMPANY AND TICKER SYMBOL
        3. BUYING & SELLING RECORDS–if you bought or sold stock today
      2. Research other companies
      3. Read the news

GOAL: You will have the opportunity today to demonstrate what you have learned about the stock market.

YOU HAVE TODAY AND NEXT CLASS TO FINISH

PRESENT YOUR COMPANY PRESENTATION TO THE CLASS

You are to create a slideshow to educate your classmates about one of the companies you invested in. The minimum requirements are:

      1. The title slide should have the company name (1)
      2. A short history of the company (3)
      3. What this company does, sells, produces, etc. (3)
      4. The company’s ticker symbol and where it is traded. (2)
      5. The high and low prices of the company’s stock this year. (2)
      6. Has your company paid dividends at all and if so how much? (2)
      7. Why did you buy stock in this company? (2)
      8. Would you suggest other people invest in this company? Why or why not? (2)

Your presentation will be graded on the following:

      1. Have the information above on at least 8 slides (17 pts)
      2. Appearance of slides (can we read text, large enough, etc.) (5 pts)
      3. The spelling/grammar of your information (5 pts)
      4. Having at least 4 graphics on your presentation depicting your company (4 pts)
      5. Presenting your company to the class and being knowledgeable about it (4 pts)
      6. TOTAL POINTS (35 POSSIBLE)

GOAL: You will have the opportunity today to demonstrate what you have learned about the stock market.

TODAY IS YOUR LAST DAY–YOU WILL PRESENT NEXT CLASS

PRESENT YOUR COMPANY PRESENTATION TO THE CLASS

You are to create a slideshow to educate your classmates about one of the companies you invested in. The minimum requirements are:

      1. The title slide should have the company name (1)
      2. A short history of the company (3)
      3. What this company does, sells, produces, etc. (3)
      4. The company’s ticker symbol and where it is traded. (2)
      5. The high and low prices of the company’s stock this year. (2)
      6. Has your company paid dividends at all and if so how much? (2)
      7. Why did you buy stock in this company? (2)
      8. Would you suggest other people invest in this company? Why or why not? (2)

Your presentation will be graded on the following:

      1. Have the information above on at least 8 slides (17 pts)
      2. Appearance of slides (can we read text, large enough, etc.) (5 pts)
      3. The spelling/grammar of your information (5 pts)
      4. Having at least 4 graphics on your presentation depicting your company (4 pts)
      5. Presenting your company to the class and being knowledgeable about it (4 pts)
      6. TOTAL POINTS (35 POSSIBLE)

GOAL: You will have the opportunity today to demonstrate what you have learned about the stock market.

PRESENT YOUR COMPANY PRESENTATION TO THE CLASS

You are to create a slideshow to educate your classmates about one of the companies you invested in. The minimum requirements are:

      1. The title slide should have the company name (1)
      2. A short history of the company (3)
      3. What this company does, sells, produces, etc. (3)
      4. The company’s ticker symbol and where it is traded. (2)
      5. The high and low prices of the company’s stock this year. (2)
      6. Has your company paid dividends at all and if so how much? (2)
      7. Why did you buy stock in this company? (2)
      8. Would you suggest other people invest in this company? Why or why not? (2)

Your presentation will be graded on the following:

      1. Have the information above on at least 8 slides (17 pts)
      2. Appearance of slides (can we read text, large enough, etc.) (5 pts)
      3. The spelling/grammar of your information (5 pts)
      4. Having at least 4 graphics on your presentation depicting your company (4 pts)
      5. Presenting your company to the class and being knowledgeable about it (4 pts)
      6. TOTAL POINTS (35 POSSIBLE)

GOAL: You will have the opportunity today to demonstrate what you have learned about the stock market.

END OF SMG ASSESSMENT–THIS IS ALL DUE TODAY

      1. WITH YOUR GROUP: Chart 2 of your stocks worth so you can see the trends over the past few weeks.
        1. Each chart will be worth 10 points for:
          1. Chart Title
          2. Correct data points
          3. Readability
        2. Here is how you create a chart in Google Sheets:
          1. Select the data in your spreadsheet that you want in your chart (the price per share and the name of the stock)
            1. Click & drag to select the DATES
            2. Hold down the CTRL key
            3. Click & drag to also select the
          2. Insert menu
          3. Chart
      2. Answer the following questions ON YOUR OWN:
        1. Has your experience with The Stock Market Game made you more likely or less likely to invest in the stock market? Or has it not influenced your opinion?
        2. How has the experience of playing The Stock Market Game changed the way you think about investing?
        3. Which of your stocks do you think was your best investment and why?
        4. Which of your stocks do you think was your worst investment and why?
        5. If you were starting over what part of the strategy would you change?
        6. Is there any investments that you heard about from other teams that you would now consider for your team’s portfolio?

FBLA FINAL PROJECTS

BEGIN THE FINAL PROJECT. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING. YOU WILL PICK ONE:

3D ANIMATION: You are an employee for the Code County School System and have been assigned to participate on the Marketing Team to promote the School System’s dress code in the workplace for all employees including administrators, teachers, assistants, aides, etc. Your school system has struggled for the last 18 months to enforce the Code County School System’s dress code. Your Marketing Team has been assigned the task of designing a promotional video clip using 3-D animation to stress the required dress code. Design a 3-D animated video clip keeping in mind the audience to be sure that the dress code will be followed throughout the rest of the school year. The focus of the clip should be following the dress code versus the actual code itself. Present the video clip to the class.

OR

BUSINESS ETHICS: Research an ethical topic related to animal testing on products for safety and human use of those products. Present your findings to the class using WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, TYNKER, SCRATCH, ETC.

OR

BUSINESS FINANCIAL PLAN: You just recently graduated from your university with a degree in Health and Physical Fitness. You played two sports at your university and continue to remain healthy by working out and eating well. Your dream has been to open your own athletic club with high-end equipment, structured class exercise rooms, cardio exercise equipment, weight machines, and free weights. You want to offer 30- and 60-minute massages and personalized fitness plans. You will have locker rooms and operate 24 hours/7 days a week. There is an opportunity to grow and hire other employees who could be personal trainers working with you in the same school of philosophy. You have thousands of dollars of debt and no disposable income because you have not been hired for your first job since graduating. You really want to open this athletic club. You are planning to open your own facility in a 15,000 square foot, stand-alone building. You will need equipment, inventory, software for schedules, and more to open your doors. Explain how you could use the stock market to help you get this business off the ground. You will present your findings to the class.

OR

COMPUTER GAME & SIMULATION PROGRAMMING: Create a computer game using Tynker or Scratch that includes the following features/capabilities:

      • has at least three levels
      • keeps score
      • must have some type of celebratory conclusion if the game is conquered.
      • Must have some type of encouragement for those who cannot conquer the game.
      • Can replay.
      • At least two lives or chances.

OR

DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION Using a popular cover song as a starting point, create a parody music video that will promote FBLA. It should incorporate music, acting, singing, and multiple production elements.

OR

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT In light of current events with professional sports teams, franchises, and professional sports players, the image of these companies has been tarnished. Produce a PSA demonstrating the positive impact of sports.

OR

E-BUSINESS: Create a website for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a banquet hall, including but not limited to:

      • interactive calendar with availability
      • interactive photo gallery
      • interactive contact information page
      • ability to reserve date online and pay deposit
      • ability to order and pay for two different features
      • ability to request digital sales kit

OR

EMERGING BUSINESS ISSUES In the last several years, the entertainment industry has undergone a substantial number of changes. In the original days of television, there was nothing more than an antenna. This was followed by cable, satellite, digital cable, digital antennas, and now, online streaming. Unlocked and jailbroken devices have become increasingly available and popular. It is your responsibility to research the following:

      • legal implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • ethical implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • potential penalties for using unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • availability of software/hardware/services to unlock or jailbreak a device
      • Competitors should be ready to argue both the pro (there is nothing wrong with using unlocked or jailbroken devices) and the con (legally and ethically, unlocked or jailbroken devices are wrong) and present the arguments for both sides of the scenario to the class. Competitors should be ready to answer questions.

OR

GRAPHIC DESIGN Create a digital sales kit for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the digital sales kit. All files should be shown in the presentation. The kit should include:

      • floor plans
      • catering menus
      • special packages with upscale features
      • special services such as linens, decorations, china, seating, etc.

OR

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PRESENTATION You have just taken first place in Introduction to Business Presentation at your FBLA State Leadership Conference, and you are now faced with the need to raise over $2,000 per person on your team to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Prepare a presentation that can be used in front of a variety of potential sponsors that may include community service groups, local small businesses, the school board, etc.

OR

PUBLICATION DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being glutenand wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. To attract new customers and let people know about the restaurant, the owner has asked you to develop a series of print items suitable for a new bakery and restaurant marketing campaign. This will include the design of a brochure, 1/4-page newspaper ad, magazine coupon, and campaign poster not to exceed 18” x 24”. Before you begin, design a logo for the company. This logo should communicate the company name, incorporate graphic elements, and include a tagline/slogan that you create. The logo should be used on all promotional items. The marketing campaign should be cohesive. Create contact information including a URL.

OR

WEBSITE DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being gluten and wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a restaurant, including but not limited to:

      • Menus
      • Contact Information and Hours of Operation
      • Make a Reservation Online
      • About Us
      • Preferred Customer Loyalty Program
      • Reviews

TODAY:

      1. Decide which one you will do.
      2. Get with your team of 3-4 people.
      3. Decide who is responsible for which parts of the project. Answer these questions first:
        1. What is the ultimate goal of your project?
        2. What do you want your audience to know or do at the completion of your project?
        3. Who is your audience?
        4. How will you get their attention in the beginning?
        5. How will you educate/inform them during the middle?
        6. What will you tell them to do in the end?
      4. YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT 3 CLASSES TO WORK ON THIS.

CONTINUE WORKING ON THE FINAL PROJECT. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING. YOU WILL PICK ONE:

3D ANIMATION: You are an employee for the Code County School System and have been assigned to participate on the Marketing Team to promote the School System’s dress code in the workplace for all employees including administrators, teachers, assistants, aides, etc. Your school system has struggled for the last 18 months to enforce the Code County School System’s dress code. Your Marketing Team has been assigned the task of designing a promotional video clip using 3-D animation to stress the required dress code. Design a 3-D animated video clip keeping in mind the audience to be sure that the dress code will be followed throughout the rest of the school year. The focus of the clip should be following the dress code versus the actual code itself. Present the video clip to the class.

OR

BUSINESS ETHICS: Research an ethical topic related to animal testing on products for safety and human use of those products. Present your findings to the class using WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, TYNKER, SCRATCH, ETC.

OR

BUSINESS FINANCIAL PLAN: You just recently graduated from your university with a degree in Health and Physical Fitness. You played two sports at your university and continue to remain healthy by working out and eating well. Your dream has been to open your own athletic club with high-end equipment, structured class exercise rooms, cardio exercise equipment, weight machines, and free weights. You want to offer 30- and 60-minute massages and personalized fitness plans. You will have locker rooms and operate 24 hours/7 days a week. There is an opportunity to grow and hire other employees who could be personal trainers working with you in the same school of philosophy. You have thousands of dollars of debt and no disposable income because you have not been hired for your first job since graduating. You really want to open this athletic club. You are planning to open your own facility in a 15,000 square foot, stand-alone building. You will need equipment, inventory, software for schedules, and more to open your doors. Explain how you could use the stock market to help you get this business off the ground. You will present your findings to the class.

OR

COMPUTER GAME & SIMULATION PROGRAMMING: Create a computer game using Tynker or Scratch that includes the following features/capabilities:

      • has at least three levels
      • keeps score
      • must have some type of celebratory conclusion if the game is conquered.
      • Must have some type of encouragement for those who cannot conquer the game.
      • Can replay.
      • At least two lives or chances.

OR

DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION Using a popular cover song as a starting point, create a parody music video that will promote FBLA. It should incorporate music, acting, singing, and multiple production elements.

OR

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT In light of current events with professional sports teams, franchises, and professional sports players, the image of these companies has been tarnished. Produce a PSA demonstrating the positive impact of sports.

OR

E-BUSINESS: Create a website for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a banquet hall, including but not limited to:

      • interactive calendar with availability
      • interactive photo gallery
      • interactive contact information page
      • ability to reserve date online and pay deposit
      • ability to order and pay for two different features
      • ability to request digital sales kit

OR

EMERGING BUSINESS ISSUES In the last several years, the entertainment industry has undergone a substantial number of changes. In the original days of television, there was nothing more than an antenna. This was followed by cable, satellite, digital cable, digital antennas, and now, online streaming. Unlocked and jailbroken devices have become increasingly available and popular. It is your responsibility to research the following:

      • legal implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • ethical implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • potential penalties for using unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • availability of software/hardware/services to unlock or jailbreak a device
      • Competitors should be ready to argue both the pro (there is nothing wrong with using unlocked or jailbroken devices) and the con (legally and ethically, unlocked or jailbroken devices are wrong) and present the arguments for both sides of the scenario to the class. Competitors should be ready to answer questions.

OR

GRAPHIC DESIGN Create a digital sales kit for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the digital sales kit. All files should be shown in the presentation. The kit should include:

      • floor plans
      • catering menus
      • special packages with upscale features
      • special services such as linens, decorations, china, seating, etc.

OR

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PRESENTATION You have just taken first place in Introduction to Business Presentation at your FBLA State Leadership Conference, and you are now faced with the need to raise over $2,000 per person on your team to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Prepare a presentation that can be used in front of a variety of potential sponsors that may include community service groups, local small businesses, the school board, etc.

OR

PUBLICATION DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being glutenand wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. To attract new customers and let people know about the restaurant, the owner has asked you to develop a series of print items suitable for a new bakery and restaurant marketing campaign. This will include the design of a brochure, 1/4-page newspaper ad, magazine coupon, and campaign poster not to exceed 18” x 24”. Before you begin, design a logo for the company. This logo should communicate the company name, incorporate graphic elements, and include a tagline/slogan that you create. The logo should be used on all promotional items. The marketing campaign should be cohesive. Create contact information including a URL.

OR

WEBSITE DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being gluten and wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a restaurant, including but not limited to:

      • Menus
      • Contact Information and Hours of Operation
      • Make a Reservation Online
      • About Us
      • Preferred Customer Loyalty Program
      • Reviews

TODAY:

      1. Have a team meeting. Decide who is doing what today and do it.
      2. Remember the answers to these questions:
        1. What is the ultimate goal of your project?
        2. What do you want your audience to know or do at the completion of your project?
        3. Who is your audience?
        4. How will you get their attention in the beginning?
        5. How will you educate/inform them during the middle?
        6. What will you tell them to do in the end?
      3. YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT 2 CLASSES TO WORK ON THIS.

CONTINUE WORKING ON THE FINAL PROJECT. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING. YOU WILL PICK ONE:

3D ANIMATION: You are an employee for the Code County School System and have been assigned to participate on the Marketing Team to promote the School System’s dress code in the workplace for all employees including administrators, teachers, assistants, aides, etc. Your school system has struggled for the last 18 months to enforce the Code County School System’s dress code. Your Marketing Team has been assigned the task of designing a promotional video clip using 3-D animation to stress the required dress code. Design a 3-D animated video clip keeping in mind the audience to be sure that the dress code will be followed throughout the rest of the school year. The focus of the clip should be following the dress code versus the actual code itself. Present the video clip to the class.

OR

BUSINESS ETHICS: Research an ethical topic related to animal testing on products for safety and human use of those products. Present your findings to the class using WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, TYNKER, SCRATCH, ETC.

OR

BUSINESS FINANCIAL PLAN: You just recently graduated from your university with a degree in Health and Physical Fitness. You played two sports at your university and continue to remain healthy by working out and eating well. Your dream has been to open your own athletic club with high-end equipment, structured class exercise rooms, cardio exercise equipment, weight machines, and free weights. You want to offer 30- and 60-minute massages and personalized fitness plans. You will have locker rooms and operate 24 hours/7 days a week. There is an opportunity to grow and hire other employees who could be personal trainers working with you in the same school of philosophy. You have thousands of dollars of debt and no disposable income because you have not been hired for your first job since graduating. You really want to open this athletic club. You are planning to open your own facility in a 15,000 square foot, stand-alone building. You will need equipment, inventory, software for schedules, and more to open your doors. Explain how you could use the stock market to help you get this business off the ground. You will present your findings to the class.

OR

COMPUTER GAME & SIMULATION PROGRAMMING: Create a computer game using Tynker or Scratch that includes the following features/capabilities:

      • has at least three levels
      • keeps score
      • must have some type of celebratory conclusion if the game is conquered.
      • Must have some type of encouragement for those who cannot conquer the game.
      • Can replay.
      • At least two lives or chances.

OR

DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION Using a popular cover song as a starting point, create a parody music video that will promote FBLA. It should incorporate music, acting, singing, and multiple production elements.

OR

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT In light of current events with professional sports teams, franchises, and professional sports players, the image of these companies has been tarnished. Produce a PSA demonstrating the positive impact of sports.

OR

E-BUSINESS: Create a website for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a banquet hall, including but not limited to:

      • interactive calendar with availability
      • interactive photo gallery
      • interactive contact information page
      • ability to reserve date online and pay deposit
      • ability to order and pay for two different features
      • ability to request digital sales kit

OR

EMERGING BUSINESS ISSUES In the last several years, the entertainment industry has undergone a substantial number of changes. In the original days of television, there was nothing more than an antenna. This was followed by cable, satellite, digital cable, digital antennas, and now, online streaming. Unlocked and jailbroken devices have become increasingly available and popular. It is your responsibility to research the following:

      • legal implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • ethical implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • potential penalties for using unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • availability of software/hardware/services to unlock or jailbreak a device
      • Competitors should be ready to argue both the pro (there is nothing wrong with using unlocked or jailbroken devices) and the con (legally and ethically, unlocked or jailbroken devices are wrong) and present the arguments for both sides of the scenario to the class. Competitors should be ready to answer questions.

OR

GRAPHIC DESIGN Create a digital sales kit for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the digital sales kit. All files should be shown in the presentation. The kit should include:

      • floor plans
      • catering menus
      • special packages with upscale features
      • special services such as linens, decorations, china, seating, etc.

OR

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PRESENTATION You have just taken first place in Introduction to Business Presentation at your FBLA State Leadership Conference, and you are now faced with the need to raise over $2,000 per person on your team to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Prepare a presentation that can be used in front of a variety of potential sponsors that may include community service groups, local small businesses, the school board, etc.

OR

PUBLICATION DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being glutenand wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. To attract new customers and let people know about the restaurant, the owner has asked you to develop a series of print items suitable for a new bakery and restaurant marketing campaign. This will include the design of a brochure, 1/4-page newspaper ad, magazine coupon, and campaign poster not to exceed 18” x 24”. Before you begin, design a logo for the company. This logo should communicate the company name, incorporate graphic elements, and include a tagline/slogan that you create. The logo should be used on all promotional items. The marketing campaign should be cohesive. Create contact information including a URL.

OR

WEBSITE DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being gluten and wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a restaurant, including but not limited to:

      • Menus
      • Contact Information and Hours of Operation
      • Make a Reservation Online
      • About Us
      • Preferred Customer Loyalty Program
      • Reviews

TODAY:

      1. Have a team meeting. Decide who is doing what today and do it.
      2. Remember the answers to these questions:
        1. What is the ultimate goal of your project?
        2. What do you want your audience to know or do at the completion of your project?
        3. Who is your audience?
        4. How will you get their attention in the beginning?
        5. How will you educate/inform them during the middle?
        6. What will you tell them to do in the end?
      3. YOU HAVE TODAY AND NEXT CLASS TO WORK ON THIS.

CONTINUE WORKING ON THE FINAL PROJECT. READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING. YOU WILL PICK ONE:

3D ANIMATION: You are an employee for the Code County School System and have been assigned to participate on the Marketing Team to promote the School System’s dress code in the workplace for all employees including administrators, teachers, assistants, aides, etc. Your school system has struggled for the last 18 months to enforce the Code County School System’s dress code. Your Marketing Team has been assigned the task of designing a promotional video clip using 3-D animation to stress the required dress code. Design a 3-D animated video clip keeping in mind the audience to be sure that the dress code will be followed throughout the rest of the school year. The focus of the clip should be following the dress code versus the actual code itself. Present the video clip to the class.

OR

BUSINESS ETHICS: Research an ethical topic related to animal testing on products for safety and human use of those products. Present your findings to the class using WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, TYNKER, SCRATCH, ETC.

OR

BUSINESS FINANCIAL PLAN: You just recently graduated from your university with a degree in Health and Physical Fitness. You played two sports at your university and continue to remain healthy by working out and eating well. Your dream has been to open your own athletic club with high-end equipment, structured class exercise rooms, cardio exercise equipment, weight machines, and free weights. You want to offer 30- and 60-minute massages and personalized fitness plans. You will have locker rooms and operate 24 hours/7 days a week. There is an opportunity to grow and hire other employees who could be personal trainers working with you in the same school of philosophy. You have thousands of dollars of debt and no disposable income because you have not been hired for your first job since graduating. You really want to open this athletic club. You are planning to open your own facility in a 15,000 square foot, stand-alone building. You will need equipment, inventory, software for schedules, and more to open your doors. Explain how you could use the stock market to help you get this business off the ground. You will present your findings to the class.

OR

COMPUTER GAME & SIMULATION PROGRAMMING: Create a computer game using Tynker or Scratch that includes the following features/capabilities:

      • has at least three levels
      • keeps score
      • must have some type of celebratory conclusion if the game is conquered.
      • Must have some type of encouragement for those who cannot conquer the game.
      • Can replay.
      • At least two lives or chances.

OR

DIGITAL VIDEO PRODUCTION Using a popular cover song as a starting point, create a parody music video that will promote FBLA. It should incorporate music, acting, singing, and multiple production elements.

OR

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT In light of current events with professional sports teams, franchises, and professional sports players, the image of these companies has been tarnished. Produce a PSA demonstrating the positive impact of sports.

OR

E-BUSINESS: Create a website for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a banquet hall, including but not limited to:

      • interactive calendar with availability
      • interactive photo gallery
      • interactive contact information page
      • ability to reserve date online and pay deposit
      • ability to order and pay for two different features
      • ability to request digital sales kit

OR

EMERGING BUSINESS ISSUES In the last several years, the entertainment industry has undergone a substantial number of changes. In the original days of television, there was nothing more than an antenna. This was followed by cable, satellite, digital cable, digital antennas, and now, online streaming. Unlocked and jailbroken devices have become increasingly available and popular. It is your responsibility to research the following:

      • legal implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • ethical implications of unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • potential penalties for using unlocked or jailbroken devices
      • availability of software/hardware/services to unlock or jailbreak a device
      • Competitors should be ready to argue both the pro (there is nothing wrong with using unlocked or jailbroken devices) and the con (legally and ethically, unlocked or jailbroken devices are wrong) and present the arguments for both sides of the scenario to the class. Competitors should be ready to answer questions.

OR

GRAPHIC DESIGN Create a digital sales kit for a banquet hall (to be used for wedding receptions, engagement parties, and any type of celebrations or business presentation meetings). Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the digital sales kit. All files should be shown in the presentation. The kit should include:

      • floor plans
      • catering menus
      • special packages with upscale features
      • special services such as linens, decorations, china, seating, etc.

OR

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS PRESENTATION You have just taken first place in Introduction to Business Presentation at your FBLA State Leadership Conference, and you are now faced with the need to raise over $2,000 per person on your team to attend the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Atlanta. Prepare a presentation that can be used in front of a variety of potential sponsors that may include community service groups, local small businesses, the school board, etc.

OR

PUBLICATION DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being glutenand wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. To attract new customers and let people know about the restaurant, the owner has asked you to develop a series of print items suitable for a new bakery and restaurant marketing campaign. This will include the design of a brochure, 1/4-page newspaper ad, magazine coupon, and campaign poster not to exceed 18” x 24”. Before you begin, design a logo for the company. This logo should communicate the company name, incorporate graphic elements, and include a tagline/slogan that you create. The logo should be used on all promotional items. The marketing campaign should be cohesive. Create contact information including a URL.

OR

WEBSITE DESIGN You have been hired by a new restaurant owner who is offering both a bakery and restaurant for gluten-free products. Being gluten and wheat-free is considered the norm in today’s society. The owner, who is gluten-free, decided to get funding to open a business. The entrepreneur specializes in making baked goods from breads to muffins and pastries, as well as simple lunch or dinner menu items for the casual diner who is gluten- and/or wheat-free. The owner has hired one of the top pastry and restaurant chefs in the area with experience in gluten- and wheat-free foods. Develop a company identity including a name and logo that has a cohesive design structure to be used throughout the website. The site should have elements typical of a restaurant, including but not limited to:

      • Menus
      • Contact Information and Hours of Operation
      • Make a Reservation Online
      • About Us
      • Preferred Customer Loyalty Program
      • Reviews

TODAY:

      1. Have a team meeting. Decide who is doing what today and do it.
      2. Remember the answers to these questions:
        1. What is the ultimate goal of your project?
        2. What do you want your audience to know or do at the completion of your project?
        3. Who is your audience?
        4. How will you get their attention in the beginning?
        5. How will you educate/inform them during the middle?
        6. What will you tell them to do in the end?
      3. YOU HAVE TODAY TO FINISH THIS.

PREVIEW DAY

CRITIQUE YOUR CLASSMATES PROJECT.

DID THEY:

      1. Intro
        1. Get your audience’s attention! Use drama, humor, etc.
        2. Let them know the GOAL of this project
      2. Body
        1. Explain what we did in this class–this doesn’t have to be in SENTENCES, it can be using pictures/video!
        2. In the process of explaining what we did–tell HOW you can USE it in your life and why it is important!
      3. Closing
        1. Tell your audience what to do
        2. Provide credits

MAKE FINISHING TOUCHES–PREMIERE DAY NEXT CLASS.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE SCORED:

      1. Intro
        1. Get your audience’s attention! Use drama, humor, etc.
        2. Let them know the GOAL of this project
      2. Body
        1. Explain what we did in this class–this doesn’t have to be in SENTENCES, it can be using pictures/video!
        2. In the process of explaining what we did–tell HOW you can USE it in your life and why it is important!
      3. Closing
        1. Tell your audience what to do
        2. Provide credits

LAST DAY–REMEMBER TO TAKE BUSINESS COMPUTER APPS I WHEN YOU ARE A FRESHMAN!!!

PREMIERE DAY

CRITIQUE YOUR CLASSMATES PROJECT.

DID THEY:

      1. Intro
        1. Get your audience’s attention! Use drama, humor, etc.
        2. Let them know the GOAL of this project
      2. Body
        1. Explain what we did in this class–this doesn’t have to be in SENTENCES, it can be using pictures/video!
        2. In the process of explaining what we did–tell HOW you can USE it in your life and why it is important!
      3. Closing
        1. Tell your audience what to do
        2. Provide credits

GRADE YOUR INSTRUCTOR/THE COURSE

FINAL ESSAY: On the 8th Grade page of my web site, respond to the following:

      1. What was the most useful aspect of this class, why is it the most useful, and how can you use it in your future?
      2. What was the least useful aspect of this class and explain why?
      3. What was not covered in this class that you think should have been covered and why?

WHAT I HAVE LEARNED FINAL PROJECT

FINAL PROJECT–“What I Have Learned” Use WeVideo/Pixorial/PowToon/Scratch to illustrate what you have learned in this class this semester. HINT: Go back and review the lesson plans starting with Day 1. You will begin this today. You will have the next TWO classes (3 classes total) to work on it. Here is what you need to do today:

      1. Create an outline of what you learned in a Google Doc and share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)–DO THIS FIRST!!! (this should take at least 25 minutes)
      2. Decide what you will use:
        1. WeVideo
        2. Pixorial
        3. PowToon
        4. Scratch
      3. Begin your creation
      4. Here is how you will be graded:
        1. Tell WHAT you learned–technology, Web 2.0 tools, and what you learned about your topics & you classmates topics
          1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated all units in the course
          2. 2–Described/illustrated most units in the course
          3. 1–Only described/illustrated a few units in the course
        2. Tell HOW you can use what you learned either in high school or in a career or college or life in general
          1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated how each unit could be applied to life now and in the future
          2. 2–Described/illustrated how most of the units could be applied to life now and in the future
          3. 1–Only described/illustrated how a few units could be applied
        3. Make this like a 2-3 minute infomercial to highlight what students will learn and why in this class.
          1. 3–Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
          2. 2–One of the following is missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
          3. 1–Several of the following are missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end

YOU HAVE TODAY AND NEXT CLASS TO FINISH THE WHAT YOU LEARNED MOVIE

FINAL PROJECT–“What I Have Learned”

Use WeVideo/Pixorial/PowToon/Scratch to illustrate what you have learned in this class this semester. HINT: Go back and review the lesson plans starting with Day 1. You will have the next class to work on it. Here is what you need to do today:

      1. Use your outline to help you work on your project.
      2. Here is how you will be graded:
        1. Tell WHAT you learned–technology, Web 2.0 tools, and what you learned about your topics & you classmates topics
          1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated all units in the course
          2. 2–Described/illustrated most units in the course
          3. 1–Only described/illustrated a few units in the course
        2. Tell HOW you can use what you learned either in high school or in a career or college or life in general
          1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated how each unit could be applied to life now and in the future
          2. 2–Described/illustrated how most of the units could be applied to life now and in the future
          3. 1–Only described/illustrated how a few units could be applied
        3. Make this like a 2-3 minute infomercial to highlight what students will learn and why in this class.
          1. 3–Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
          2. 2–One of the following is missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
          3. 1–Several of the following are missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end

LAST DAY TO WORK ON WHAT YOU LEARNED MOVIE

MAKE IT A YOUTUBE CLIP AND SEND ME THE LINK FOR YOUR YOUTUBE LINK BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY

Use WeVideo/Pixorial/PowToon/Scratch to illustrate what you have learned in this class this semester. HINT: Go back and review the lesson plans starting with Day 1. FINISH THIS PROJECT TODAY. Here is what you need to do today:

      1. FINISH your project
      2. Prepare  introduction for your infomercial for you to read to the class next class.
      3. Send me the link.

Here is how you will be graded:

      1. Tell WHAT you learned–technology, Web 2.0 tools, and what you learned about your topics & you classmates topics
        1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated all units in the course
        2. 2–Described/illustrated most units in the course
        3. 1–Only described/illustrated a few units in the course
      2. Tell HOW you can use what you learned either in high school or in a career or college or life in general
        1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated how each unit could be applied to life now and in the future
        2. 2–Described/illustrated how most of the units could be applied to life now and in the future
        3. 1–Only described/illustrated how a few units could be applied
      3. Make this like a 2-3 minute infomercial to highlight what students will learn and why in this class.
        1. 3–Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
        2. 2–One of the following is missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
        3. 1–Several of the following are missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end

PRESENT THE WHAT I HAVE LEARNED MOVIE

MAKE IT A YOUTUBE CLIP AND SEND ME THE LINK FOR YOUR YOUTUBE LINK BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY, if you didn’t do it last class.

      1. Here is how you will be graded:
        1. Tell WHAT you learned–technology, Web 2.0 tools, and what you learned about your topics & you classmates topics
          1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated all units in the course
          2. 2–Described/illustrated most units in the course
          3. 1–Only described/illustrated a few units in the course
        2. Tell HOW you can use what you learned either in high school or in a career or college or life in general
          1. 3–Thoroughly described/illustrated how each unit could be applied to life now and in the future
          2. 2–Described/illustrated how most of the units could be applied to life now and in the future
          3. 1–Only described/illustrated how a few units could be applied
        3. Make this like a 2-3 minute infomercial to highlight what students will learn and why in this class.
          1. 3–Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
          2. 2–One of the following is missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end
          3. 1–Several of the following are missing: Grabbed the audiences attention in the beginning and held their attention throughout and told the audience what to do at the end

In the comments section of your class webpage in my website, write a course description for this course. Write it so that students will want to take the course. Be sure to include what you learned this semester.

PRESENT YOUR MOVIE

PERSONAL FINANCE LESSONS

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to operate the Everfi site in order to learn about MONEY!!!!

  1. Go to http://everfi.com/login–Class code: 384131cb (PLEASE write down your login information!!!)
  2. Watch the OVERVIEW
  3. Begin the SAVINGS unit–Play the game while it loads
  4. Do the PRE ASSESSMENT FIRST for all units
  5. When you are done, send me a note in Edmodo to explain what you learned today and how you can use what you learned in your future.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know the importance of saving.

  1. Go to http://everfi.com/login
  2. Complete the SAVINGS unit
  3. When you are done, send me a note in Edmodo to explain what you learned today and how you can use what you learned in your future.
  4. If you successfully finish early, PLAY THIS MONEY GAME

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know the importance of banking.

  1. Go to http://everfi.com/login
  2. Begin the BANKING unit–Play the game while it loads
  3. Do the PRE ASSESSMENT FIRST for all units
  4. When you are done, send me a note in Edmodo to explain what you learned today and how you can use what you learned in your future.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know the importance of banking.

  1. Go to http://everfi.com/login
  2. Complete the BANKING unit
  3. When you are done, send me a note in Edmodo to explain what you learned today and how you can use what you learned in your future.
  4. If you successfully finish early, PLAY THIS MONEY GAME

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know the importance of payments, interest rates, and credit cards.

  1. Go to http://everfi.com/login
  2. Begin the PAYMENTS, INTEREST RATES, AND CREDIT CARDS unit–Play the game while it loads
  3. Do the PRE ASSESSMENT FIRST for all units
  4. When you are done, send me a note in Edmodo to explain what you learned today and how you can use what you learned in your future.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know the importance of payments, interest rates, and credit cards.

  1. Go to http://everfi.com/login
  2. Complete the PAYMENTS, INTEREST RATES, AND CREDIT CARDS unit
  3. When you are done, send me a note in Edmodo to explain what you learned today and how you can use what you learned in your future.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have your group picked and you will know your topic.

  1. Read the following:
    1. Overview and sample video clip
    2. Step by Step Contest Guide
    3. Contest Rules
    4. How You Will Be Graded
  2. Pick your group
  3. Create a shared Google Doc and folder for this project–share it with all group members and me
  4. Decide on a topic
  5. Create an outline & decide who is responsible for what
  6. Send me a note in Edmodo about what you accomplished today and what you learned.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have gathered video clips and photos for your project. You will begin creating the video clip.

  1. Review the following:
    1. Overview and sample video clip
    2. Step by Step Contest Guide
    3. Contest Rules
    4. How You Will Be Graded
  2. Send me a note in Edmodo about what you accomplished today and what you learned.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will finish creating your video clip.

  1. Review the following:
    1. Overview and sample video clip
    2. Step by Step Contest Guide
    3. Contest Rules
    4. How You Will Be Graded
  2. Send me a note in Edmodo about what you accomplished today and what you learned.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will present your video clip to the class.

  1. SEND ME YOUR VIDEO!!! MAKE IT PORTABLE!!!
  2. Review the following:
    1. Overview and sample video clip
    2. Step by Step Contest Guide
    3. Contest Rules
    4. How You Will Be Graded
  3. EVALUATE YOUR TEACHER/THIS COURSE FOR THE THIRD QUARTER
  4. Send me a note in Edmodo. What would you like to do for your next project? How is it educational?

 

BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY YOU NEED TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Create an outline for your project in the shared Google Doc
  2. Next to each part in the outline, type the name of the person responsible for conducting the research on that part of the project.
  3. Begin conducting research on YOUR part of the project.
    1. Save pictures to your shared project folder.
    2. Take notes in your shared Google Doc under your sections of the outline
    3. Be sure to keep track of all the websites you use so you can have thorough credits at the end.
    4. During your research, COLLECT STATISTICS!!!

HERE IS THE SAMPLE OUTLINE:

  1. Introduction (The Benefits of Saving)
    1. What will your audience learn? (At the conclusion of this public service announcement you will know why saving is important and what obstacles need to be overcome in order to save money.)
    2. What will they see? (In this public service announcement you will see interviews of people who save and don’t save. You will see their solutions to this problem.)
  2. Present the Problem
    1. What is the problem? (Most people do not save adequately for the short term or long term.)
    2. Why is it a problem? (When emergency situations pop up people can’t afford it financially and they go into debt.)
    3. How is it a problem? (This is a problem to society because when people can’t pay off their debt interest rates go up on loans and go down on investments.)
    4. Who is it a problem to? (This is a problem to all members of society.)
  3. Present Solutions
    1. What are the solutions? (People should set aside a certain amount of money everytime they get paid for short term & long term savings by budgeting their money.)
    2. Who should be in charge of the solutions? (Everyone needs to take responsibility for themselves, but banks can help.)
    3. What can an individual do to help with the solutions? (Take responsibility for themselves. Make sure they are saving for their future.)
    4. What can a community do to help with the solutions? (Offer workshops on ways to save, have banks offer mentors to people looking for financial counseling, etc.)
  4. Conclusion
    1. What do you want your audience to do or know after watching your movie? Tell them in the end!!! (You need to create a savings account and put your money there everytime you get a paycheck. Calculate what you can afford to save and DO IT!!)
    2. Credits–VERY THOROUGH!!
      1. For each website souce provide the name of the website and the URL
      2. For each interview you conduct, get permission from that person to have their interview in your movie and their name provided in the movie.
      3. For each photo used, get permission from that person to have their photo in your movie and their name provided in the movie.

BELOW IS AN EMAIL MESSAGE I RECENTLY RECEIVED. THIS WILL BE PART OF YOUR TEST GRADE FOR THIS UNIT.

Dear Tracy:

With the holiday season quickly approaching, we’re pleased to let you know about an exciting opportunity for your students to enter EverFi’s Student Blog Challenge and win an award for themselves and also for your school.

To enter the competition, students must do two things: 

  1. First, students must earn their certification by successfully completing all the learning modules of one EverFi course. It only takes a few hours, so there is still plenty of time to accomplish this. Please let us know if you need help getting started.
  2. Next, students submit a short blog post that discusses what they’ve taken away from the experience.

Submissions should answer the following question (in 300 words or less):

What is the greatest lesson you’ve learned while earning your EverFi certification and how will it alter your future behavior?

Winning Entries

The winning entries will be featured on EverFi’s website in January 2014.  Students who submit the winning entries will receive a $250 gift award, and their school will also receive a $500 award that can be applied to group activities or needed classroom purchases.  All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, December 18th, 2013.

Access an overview of the Student Blog Challenge, including contest rules and guidelines for submission, by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing your students earn their certification and reading their blog posts!

Regards,

Ashley Glendening
Marketing Manager, K-12 Schools

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW: CREATE A GOOGLE DOC AND WRITE YOUR BLOG POST. SHARE IT WITH ME.

 

GOAL: Submit your Everfi essay.

  1. Open your Everfi essay from last class. Fix all errors.
  2. Review the rules of the contest
  3. Submit your essay, if you would like to, by copying and pasting your essay into the submission form: SUBMISSION FORM–FYI: Your company name is BELLEVUE MIDDLE SCHOOL and your teacher’s name is Mrs. Tracy Weber. Please send me a note in Edmodo to let me know if you submitted your entry or not.

Project Money–PICK TOPIC & BEGIN RESEARCHING

  1. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT ANOTHER SCHOOL DID
  2. Project Criteria
  3. PICK A TOPIC FROM ONE OF THE 6 MODULES IN EVERFI
  1. Get new seats
  2. Create a folder in Google Drive & share it with your group members
  3. Create a new Google Doc, save it to the shared group folder, and share the doc with your group members
  4. In the Google Doc, ss a group, describe your topic to me. Use good writing skills. Tell me your topicwhy you chose that topic, and what you plan to teach your audience about that topic. Be sure to type all the names of the people in your group in the note.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY YOU NEED TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Create an outline for your project in the shared Google Doc
  2. Next to each part in the outline, type the name of the person responsible for conducting the research on that part of the project.
  3. Begin conducting research on YOUR part of the project.
    1. Save pictures to your shared project folder.
    2. Take notes in your shared Google Doc under your sections of the outline
    3. Be sure to keep track of all the websites you use so you can have thorough credits at the end.
    4. During your research, COLLECT STATISTICS!!!

HERE IS THE SAMPLE OUTLINE:

  1. Introduction (The Benefits of Saving)
    1. What will your audience learn? (At the conclusion of this public service announcement you will know why saving is important and what obstacles need to be overcome in order to save money.)
    2. What will they see? (In this public service announcement you will see interviews of people who save and don’t save. You will see their solutions to this problem.)
  2. Present the Problem
    1. What is the problem? (Most people do not save adequately for the short term or long term.)
    2. Why is it a problem? (When emergency situations pop up people can’t afford it financially and they go into debt.)
    3. How is it a problem? (This is a problem to society because when people can’t pay off their debt interest rates go up on loans and go down on investments.)
    4. Who is it a problem to? (This is a problem to all members of society.)
  3. Present Solutions
    1. What are the solutions? (People should set aside a certain amount of money everytime they get paid for short term & long term savings by budgeting their money.)
    2. Who should be in charge of the solutions? (Everyone needs to take responsibility for themselves, but banks can help.)
    3. What can an individual do to help with the solutions? (Take responsibility for themselves. Make sure they are saving for their future.)
    4. What can a community do to help with the solutions? (Offer workshops on ways to save, have banks offer mentors to people looking for financial counseling, etc.)
  4. Conclusion
    1. What do you want your audience to do or know after watching your movie? Tell them in the end!!! (You need to create a savings account and put your money there everytime you get a paycheck. Calculate what you can afford to save and DO IT!!)
    2. Credits–VERY THOROUGH!!
      1. For each website souce provide the name of the website and the URL
      2. For each interview you conduct, get permission from that person to have their interview in your movie and their name provided in the movie.
      3. For each photo used, get permission from that person to have their photo in your movie and their name provided in the movie.

 

MONEYSKILL–Video Contest–You have today and the next 3 classes to work on the movie

Conduct research on your project. Begin saving music, photos, images,etc. FROM THE INTERNET to your folder for this project.

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  2. You may use one of the following to create your  public service announcement:
    1. WeVideo
    2. Pixorial
    3. PowToon
    4. MovieMaker
    5. iMovie
  3. Here are some web sites that might help:
    1. www.iclipart.com (go to the school version) the username and password is on the board
    2. www.soundzabound.com the username and password is on the board
    3. www.learn360.com the username and password is on the board
    4. www.jamendo.com
    5. www.zamzar.com
  4. Before you leave today you should have at least 5-10 photos/images, 5 songs from the INTERNET.
  5. You will gather local photos and video before next class or during next class.
  6. You will create a storyboard next class.

 

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT 2 CLASSES TO COMPLETE YOUR MONEY SKILLS MOVIE

  1. PLAN YOUR MOVIE:
    1. Watch the YouTube video on Storyboarding
    2. Work on your storyboard. Get a handout from your teacher.
    3. Turn in your completed storyboard for your movie.
  2. Before you leave today, be sure you do the following:
    1. List names of people you plan to interview and and the questions you will ask. Get the questions to them today. Then set up a time to interview them.
  1. Continue to work on your movie. When gathering footage or pictures, remember to stay in our section of the hallway. Do not interrupt classes!
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WORK ON COLLECTING FOOTAGE FOR YOUR MOVIE

  1. BEGIN CREATING YOUR MOVIE IN PIXORIAL, iMOVIE, MOVIEMAKER, POWTOON, or WEVIDEO, if you haven’t yet.
  2. Continue to work on your movie. When gathering footage or pictures, remember to stay in our section of the hallway. Do not interrupt classes!
  3. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  4. NEXT CLASS YOU WILL FINISH CREATING YOUR MOVIE

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WORK ON YOUR MOVIE

  1. FINISH CREATING YOUR MOVIE IN PIXORIAL, iMOVIE, MOVIEMAKER, POWTOON, or WEVIDEO
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  3. NEXT CLASS YOU WILL DO A PEER REVIEW OF YOUR CLASSMATES PROJECT

PEER REVIEW!!! When your group is finished, find another group that is also finished and the do the following:

  1. Get your movie on your screen
  2. Trade seats
  3. View their movie (as you are viewing the movie, jot down what you like and what could be improved)
  4. When you are done viewing, detail your compliments and critisms, and give them to the other group.
  5. Go back to your seats and make the indicated changes, if you view them as valuable.
  6. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  7. Next class you will make corrections and plan your presentation.
  1. Project Criteria

TODAY:

  1. Plan your presentation. Be sure to type out an introduction. Project Criteria
  2. Watch your movie one final time to be sure you have everything spelled correctly and that you have thorough credits at the end. There should be SEVERAL URL’s!!!
  3. Get your movie to me through Edmodo or Google Drive
  4. Next class you will present.

Present

Be a good audience: send a note to me in Edmodo about what you liked and any suggestions you may have about the movies you will watch today.

http://www.foolproofteacher.com

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/money?search=personal+finance

http://www.smckids.com/teacher-register-lite/?utm_source=SMC3+Pre-registration&utm_campaign=SMC+Pre-register+Teacher+Email&utm_medium=email

Give Yourself Some Credit Video Contest

 

HERE IS WHAT WE WILL BE DOING NEXT

 

http://www.foolproofteacher.com

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/money?search=personal+finance

http://www.smckids.com/teacher-register-lite/?utm_source=SMC3+Pre-registration&utm_campaign=SMC+Pre-register+Teacher+Email&utm_medium=email

Give Yourself Some Credit Video Contest

JA Games:

Save USA–College

Save USA–High School

High School Financial Plan

Risk & Insurance

6th Grade Financial Management Game

Maddie & Jacob’s Groups present

JA Finance Park

Income–Lesson 1–At the completion of this lesson you will:

  1. Determine work preferences and match them to career options
  2. Rate your interests, abilities, and values

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Create a new Google Doc and answer the following questions:
    1. Where do you see yourself after high school?
    2. Do you plan to have a savings account and investments?
    3. What skills are necessary to meet your needs and wants?
    4. Will you have a family to support or student loans to pay off?
  2. Watch this video
  3. Go to https://www.jamyway.org/resources/ SCROLL DOWN A LITTLE and click on NEW USERS REGISTER HERE
  4. Go to page 16 in the workbook–Start with #3 in the purple section & complete it

JA Finance Park

Income–Lesson 2–At the completion of this lesson you will determine your work preferences and match them to career choices.

  1. Open the Google Doc you created last class and respond to the following:
    1. You have a better chance of getting a job and making more money if you have a college education. Some agree with this statement and some do not. What are your thoughts?
  2. In the last lesson you were given a career choice based on your answers to questions in the career assessment. In this lesson you will research data and record findings based on your career assessment results. For example, if the assessment found the best career match to be a teacher, you would research that occupation. The data will include information about the nature of the work, working conditions, training, education, earnings, and job outlook. Go to www.bls.gov/ooh to find this information. Record it in your Google Doc.
  3. You will also search for colleges that match personal preferences and find the college that is right for you. You should check whether the college offers the degree that is needed for your career choice. Use www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/college-score-card and www.collegedata.com and record your findings in the Google Doc.
  4. DEBATE!!!
  5. Did you change your mind? Respond in the Google Doc.

JA Finance Park

Income–Lesson 3-Part 1–At the end of this lesson you will know why taxes are paid and you will understand that if you work, you will have to pay taxes. Age is not a factor.

  1. Open your Google Doc and respond to this: Assume you were interviewed and hired for the job. It is the job you chose in Lesson One. You were told you would make a certain dollar amount biweekly. When you received your paycheck, you did not receive that amount. What happened to the rest of the money? You earned it but did not receive it. Why wasn’t it in your paycheck?
  2. Read pages 11-13 in the workbook
  3. Do page 14 together
  4. Do page 15 on your own–check together
  5. Read and do pages 24-27–check together
  6. EXTRA CREDIT–Read and do pages 28-30

JA Finance Park

READ YOUR LIFE SCENARIO

Go to https://jafinancepark2.ja.org/Account/LogOn?ReturnUrl=2LLOOGO7E8VQOD4I4MUZ

JA Finance Park

Saving, Investing, and Risk Management–Lesson 1–At the completion of this lesson you will identify the benefits of saving a portion of income for future use explain short- and long-term saving options, explain some of the advantages and disadvantages of savings options and investment vehicles.

  1. Open your Google Doc and respond to the following: Think of an item you want or need that does not cost more than $500. Do you have the money to buy that item? What if you had begun saving $5 a month since you were in the first grade. Would you have enough money to buy that item today?
  2. Read pages 31 to 36 in the workbook
  3. Do page 36
  4. FYI: Read and do page 38
  5. Read and do pages 39-40
  6. Read and do pages 42-43
  7. What is the rule of 72–Google it! In the Google Doc for this class, please write as if you are explaining it to someone who knows nothing about it.

JA Finance Park

Saving, Investing, and Risk Management–Lesson 2–At the completion of this lesson you will understand that insurance policies safeguard against risk by providing financial compensation in the event of sickness, injury, accidents, or unfortunate circumstances. Common types of insurance are automobile, disability, health, life, homeowner, and renter. This lesson will focus on auto insurance.

  1. Open your Google Doc and respond to the following: You and your 35-year-old-uncle both own cars. The year, make, model, and type are all the same. Your insurance premium is higher than your uncle’s. Why it that?
  2. Read page 37
  3. Read and do page 44
  4. OPTIONAL:
  5. Get into groups of 3-4–as a group decide on a car you would like to have. Work together to decide on the type of car you will research and determine the year, make, model, and type of your car selection. Research auto insurance price comparisons in this area. Here are some questions to consider (record your answers in you Google Doc):
    1. What does the basic policy include?
    2. Which company has the lowest cost?
    3. Which company has the best value?
    4. Which one has the highest customer satisfaction?
    5. What is a complaint index, and why is it important?
    6. Do all states require liability insurance?
    7. Do all states require collision insurance?
    8. What are the pros and cons of collision insurance?
    9. What is the difference between high and low deductibles?
  6. These sites might help:
    1. http://www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/how-to-research-car-insurance.aspx
    2. http://www.dmv.org/insurance/how-to-choose-a-car-insurance-company.php
  7. Share your answers. What surprises, if any,did you find during your research?

TEST

JA Finance Park

Culminating Project Prep

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Play the game–use page 54

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Debit and Credit–Lesson 1–There are many types of financial institutions providing a wide range of services. This lesson focuses on two–banks and credit unions. Internet banks are becoming more attractive to consumers and also will be highlighted in this lesson. Online banking and mobile banking are financial services that also will be explored. At the end of this lesson you will be able to identify the types of financial institutions and the services they provide.

  1. Open your Google Doc and respond to the following: In previous lessons, you learned about savings accounts and ways for your money to grow. You also learned that in order for your money to grow, it has to be in a financial institution. What happens if that financial institution fails? Is your money insured? By whom?
  2. Read page 45 in the booklet
  3. Do page 46 with a partner.
  4. These sites might help:
    1. Financial rate information: www.bankrate.com
    2. Comparing rates: www.banks.com
    3. Credit Union National Association: www.cuna.org
    4. Online piggy bank: https://www.smartypig.com
    5. Internet Bank Accounts: www.gobankingrates.com
  5. Comparison shopping. Based on your findings in #2 above, do some comparison shopping of local financial institutions. Here are some items to consider when comparison shopping for the best local bank, local credit union, or Internet bank:
    1. Savings account
    2. Checking account
    3. Certificate of deposit
    4. Convenience
    5. Fees
    6. Free checks
    7. Required minimum balance
    8. Interest rates
    9. Any other unique features
  6. Which financial institution did you decide on?

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Debit and Credit–Lesson 2–There is good debt and bad debt. Some debt, such as a mortgage or auto loan, can show stability, but having more debt than can be paid may affect business relationships and employment. In this lesson you will be able to explain debit and credit cards and their uses and you will identify the advantages and disadvantages of credit and debit cards.

  1. Open your Google Doc and respond to this: The Federal Reserve Bank of New York reported recently that 35 percent of Americans under 30 were seriously late on student loan payments, compared with 21 percent in 2004. With that said, what is the number one mistake young people make in the financial world?
  2. Read pages 51-53
  3. Do page 55–in groups
  4. Play the game–use page 54

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Debit and Credit–Lesson 2–There is good debt and bad debt. Some debt, such as a mortgage or auto loan, can show stability, but having more debt than can be paid may affect business relationships and employment. In this lesson you will be able to explain debit and credit cards and their uses and you will identify the advantages and disadvantages of credit and debit cards.

  1. Play the game–use page 54

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Debit and Credit–Lesson 2–There is good debt and bad debt. Some debt, such as a mortgage or auto loan, can show stability, but having more debt than can be paid may affect business relationships and employment. In this lesson you will be able to explain debit and credit cards and their uses and you will identify the advantages and disadvantages of credit and debit cards.

  1. Play the game–use page 54–tournament of champions & Breanna Steines
  2. To pay back a hypothetical loan, use the website below to calculate monthly payments for each of the following situations www.practicalmoneyskills.com/calculators/calculate/costOfCredit.php?calcCategory=debt
    1. Scenario #1: You are going to buy a new TV for $500. Your credit card charges 20% interest. You are going to pay the minimum of $25 per month. What is the total cost?
    2. Scenario #2: You are going to buy a new TV for $500. Your credit card charges 20% interest. You are going to pay more than the minimum of $25 per month. You are actually going to pay $50 per month. What is the total cost?
    3. Scenario #3: Use 3 different monthly payments of your choice between $50-$500. What is the total cost for each different monthly payment?
  3. Write your answers\ to the following question in the Google Doc & print it (Use the Internet to find the answers):
    1. What is PayPal? How is it used?

Debit and Credit–Lesson 3–Responsible borrowers have a good credit rating. Whether to use credit is an important decision. It is essential for you to understand how to build a good credit reputation. At the end of this lesson you will be able to explain the best ways to build credit and understand what a credit score is and why it is important.

  1. Open your Google Doc and respond to the following: If you are late on a credit card payment, go over your credit limit, or miss a payment, which of these are possible:
    1. You may not be able to rent an apartment.
    2. You may not get hired for a job.
    3. You may not be able to get a cell phone.
    4. You may not be able to get a student loan.
    5. You may have a lower credit score.
  2. Read page 56
  3. Perform online research for the three consumer credit reporting agencies. Include the following in the Google Doc:
    1. The name and purpose of each agency.
    2. The answer to this question: Why are three reporting companies necessary?
  4. Do pages 57-59

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  1. Before credit is given, consumers must prove to be creditworthy. The guidelines used to determine creditworthiness are expressed with the 3Cs of credit:
    1. Character: refers to how a person has handled past debt obligations and his or her living habits, including where the person has lived and how long he or she has worked for an employer.
    2. Capacity: refers to the ability of a person to earn enough income to repay a loan.
    3. Capital: refers to what is owned by a person who wants credit, such as real estate, savings, or investments that could be used to repay the debt if income is not available.
    4. Get into teams and discuss the following: using the 3Cs of credit as a guide, discuss your current lifestyle and predict the credit score you will achieve in your 20s. Share your predictions with the class.
  2. Go to https://www.annualcreditreport.com/cra/index.action read and interpret the “general” and “special situations” frequently asked questions (FAQs). Decide which FAQs are most important to you. Create an informational presentation that includes answers to the FAQs

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Budget +–Lessons 1-3–Sound financial planning and preparation for the future can help prevent financial problems. You will explore some of the more common reasons why people run into financial difficulty, including unemployment, medical bills, overextended credit, and poor decision making. At the end of this lesson you will categorize your spending by needs and wants, determine which categories belong in a budget, and distinguish between different kinds of budgets prepare a budget using goals and income.

  1. Read and respond to the following 3 questions in the Google Doc for this class. Share it with me.
    1. It seems hard to believe that one day you can have a fortune and the next day nothing. Yet that has happened to many actors, musicians, and athletes. What could have led to their fall from financial grace?
    2. More than 75% of Americans do not have enough money saved to pay bills for six months should they lose their jobs, according to a 2013 survey by consumer financial services company Bankrate. More than 25% of Americans have no savings in case of emergency. What are some of the possible consequences of not having any savings?
    3. Living within a budget may not be the most fun thing to do, but it is a worthwhile alternative to incurring debt by using a credit card to purchase something. No one wants an excessive amount of debt. So how can creating a budget help give you financial freedom?
  2. Read page 67
  3. Do page 68
  4. Do page 69–write 2-3 short-term & 2-3 long-term goals
  5. Do page 70
  6. Read page 71
  7. Do page 72
  8. Do page 73

GOAL: Finish the budget unit.

  1. Read page 75
  2. Do page 77
  3. Do page 79
  4. Complete sessions 3 & 4 in JA Finance Park–Replay it, if you want!
  5. EXTRA CREDIT:
    1. Have a conversation with an adult (relative, family friend,etc.) that focuses on discretionary income.
    2. Research an actor, musician, or athlete who was once rich but who is now bankrupt (unable to pay outstanding debt). As you read, place yourself in the role of the actor, musician, or athlete and be prepared to share what you would have done differently to avoid bankruptcy. What are some of the main points discussed in all the “Rags to Riches” stories?

Portfolio Prep

Driving Question: What do I need to do today to accomplish what I want in the future?

OVERVIEW: You will use the knowledge and skills gained from your JA Finance Park experience to create a Portfolio and a Presentation. You will demonstrate your understanding of the importance of making smart financial decisions now that will last throughout your lifetime.

TODAY:

During the JA Finance Park experience, you completed activities and research associated with each program section: Income, Saving-Investing-Risk Management, Debit & Credit, and Budget. You gathered information that will form the creation of your Life Stages Portfolio–your hypothetical future.

As part of the culminating project, your portfolio should include:

  • Electronic format–you may use:
    • Prezi: www.prezi.com
    • Weebly: www.weebly.com
    • Wix: www.wix.com
    • Google Sites & Google Slides: your google account
    • Flier Design: www.smore.com
    • Interactive poster site: http://edu.glogster.com
    • Powtoon: www.powtoon.com
  • Research from prior JA Finance Park sections
  • Design of your choice

Five Life Stages:

  1. Education Path
    1. What courses should I take within the next four years to help me reach my career goal?
    2. Which schools or colleges would be best for me to apply to?
      1. College research: www.collegeboard.org
      2. College research: www.nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator
      3. Kuder Navigator: http://studentcenter.ja.org/Careers/Pages/CareerAssessment.aspx
      4. College Scoreboard: www.whitehouse.gov/issues/education/higher-education/college-score-card
      5. College 411: www.collegedata.com
  2. Career Path
    1. Where can I work, volunteer, job shadow, and/or intern to help me determine my career choice?
      1. Kuder Navigator: http://studentcenter.ja.org/Careers/Pages/CareerAssessment.aspx
      2. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook: www.bls.gov/ooh
      3. Career Videos: http://kids.usa.gov
      4. Career Goal-Skill Components Activity: www.iseek.org/careers
      5. Career Goal-Skill Components Activity: www.onetonline.org
  3. Saving Goal
    1. What is my saving goal?
    2. How can I earn money to start a savings account?
    3. How much will have every month or year?
    4. Where will I save it?
      1. Financial Rates: www.bankrate.com
      2. College choice and cost comparison: www.collegecost.ed.gov/shopping_sheet.pdf
      3. Compound interest calculator: http://investor.gov/tools/calculators/compound-interest-calculator
      4. Online piggy bank: https://smartypig.com
  4. Risk Management
    1. What strategies should I develop to manage risks?
    2. What can I do to protect myself from potential dangers?
    3. Do I need insurance?
      1. Online research: www.dmv.org/insurance/how-to-research-an-auto-insurance-company.php
      2. Online research: www.bankrate.com/finance/insurance/how-to-research-car-insurace.aspx
  5. Budget
    1. Why do I need a budget?
    2. What are some pros and cons of maintaining a budget?
    3. What type of lifestyle will I have if I do not have a budget?

Here is how it will be scored:

Presentation Prep

You will prepare to present the JA Finance Park culminating presentation to a live audience in an organized, concise and effective manner.

Which Life Stage would you like to become an expert on?

  1. Education Path
  2. Career Path
  3. Saving Goal
  4. Risk Management
  5. Budget

IN GROUPS:

  1. Ask each other questions, explore understandings, and discuss what you have learned about your Life Stage.
  2. Come up with at least  questions that you will base your presentation off of to teach others about your Life Stage.
  3. Decide on a type of presentation:
    1. Prezi: www.prezi.com
    2. Weebly: www.weebly.com
    3. Wix: www.wix.com
    4. Google Sites & Google Slides: your google account
    5. Flier Design: www.smore.com
    6. Interactive poster site: http://edu.glogster.com
    7. Powtoon: www.powtoon.com
    8. Music Video
    9. Role playing
    10. radio/TV commercial
  4. Create the presentation–BE CREATIVE
  5. Here is how it will be scored: 

Presentation Prep

You will prepare to present the JA Finance Park culminating presentation to a live audience in an organized, concise and effective manner.

Which Life Stage would you like to become an expert on?

  1. Education Path
  2. Career Path
  3. Saving Goal
  4. Risk Management
  5. Budget

IN GROUPS:

  1. Ask each other questions, explore understandings, and discuss what you have learned about your Life Stage.
  2. Come up with at least  questions that you will base your presentation off of to teach others about your Life Stage.
  3. Decide on a type of presentation:
    1. Prezi: www.prezi.com
    2. Weebly: www.weebly.com
    3. Wix: www.wix.com
    4. Google Sites & Google Slides: your google account
    5. Flier Design: www.smore.com
    6. Interactive poster site: http://edu.glogster.com
    7. Powtoon: www.powtoon.com
    8. Music Video
    9. Role playing
    10. radio/TV commercial
  4. Create the presentation–BE CREATIVE
  5. Here is how it will be scored: 

 

Present

Do page 81

Do make up work

PSA’s ON GOOD CHARACTER FOR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS

GOAL: You will have the opportunity to create a public service announcement for the elementary students to promote good character.

  1. Here are some examples of public service announcements:
    1. Bullying
    2. Stay In School
    3. Mental Illness
    4. Walmart
    5. Stop Smoking
  2. Decide on which of the pillars you would like to focus your educational public service announcement:
    1. Trustworthiness
    2. Respect
    3. Responsibility
    4. Fairness
    5. Caring
    6. Citizenship.
  3. Conduct Internet research on several of the topics above to see which one interests you the most. This may take you the entire class time today. Be sure to pick a topic of great interest to you because you will be spending a lot of time on it. Then do the following:
    1. In a Google Doc, type a description of what topic you would like to be exploring for your movie. Be very detailed and descriptive. Be sure your name appears in the file. Share it with me.

GOAL: Today you will get with your partner and organize your project.

  1. Share your ideas from last class with your group.
  2. One person in your group needs to create a NEW Folder in their ONLINE Google Drive–share the folder with me and the other members in your group–EVERYONE will save all files including pictures for this project to that folder
  3. One person in your group needs to create a NEW Google Doc–share it with me and your other group members
    1. In this Google Doc, create an OUTLINE for your project and assign each person in your group sections to work on. Here is an example:
      1. Intro-Tell your audience what they will learn (Tracy)–GET THEIR ATTENTION
        1. Learning Point #1
        2. Learning Point #2
        3. Learning Point #3
      2. Non-Examples of the pillar you chose (Tracy)–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
        1. Non-example #1
        2. Non-example #2
      3. Examples of your pillar (Sue)–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
        1. Example #1
        2. Example #2
      4. Conclusion–Tell your audience what to DO (Sue)
        1. Tell them what steps to take to be fair, responsible, trustworthy,………
        2. Credits

You have today and next class to finish

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

GOAL: You will have the opportunity to create a public service announcement for the elementary students to promote good character.

  1. Have a team meeting–decide what you need to accomplish today and who will do what.
  2. Conduct Internet research on your Pillar–find STATISTICS!! This makes your video more credible.
  3. Remember to save all picture and files to the SHARED Google Drive folder for this project
  4. Remember to take notes in the SHARED Google Doc for this project.
    1. Remember the following:
      1. Intro-Tell your audience what they will learn (Tracy)
        1. Learning Point #1
        2. Learning Point #2
        3. Learning Point #3
      2. Non-Examples of the pillar you chose (Tracy)
        1. Non-example #1
        2. Non-example #2
      3. Examples of your pillar (Sue)
        1. Example #1
        2. Example #2
      4. Conclusion–Tell your audience what to day (Sue)
        1. Tell them what steps to take to be fair, responsible, trustworthy,………
        2. Credits
  5. With 5-10 minutes remaining in class, as a group, send me a note in Edmodo telling me what you accomplished today, what you still need to get done, and what you learned: either about your pillar topic and/or about PowToon, and/or anything else……

Finish today. You will be able to make finishing touches and make it portable next class.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

GOAL: You will have the opportunity to create a public service announcement for the elementary students to promote good character.

  1. Have a team meeting–decide what you need to accomplish today and who will do what.
  2. Conduct Internet research on your Pillar–find STATISTICS!! This makes your video more credible.
  3. Remember to save all picture and files to the SHARED Google Drive folder for this project
  4. Remember to take notes in the SHARED Google Doc for this project.
    1. Remember the following:
      1. Intro-Tell your audience what they will learn (Tracy)
        1. Learning Point #1
        2. Learning Point #2
        3. Learning Point #3
      2. Non-Examples of the pillar you chose (Tracy)
        1. Non-example #1
        2. Non-example #2
      3. Examples of your pillar (Sue)
        1. Example #1
        2. Example #2
      4. Conclusion–Tell your audience what to day (Sue)
        1. Tell them what steps to take to be fair, responsible, trustworthy,………
        2. Credits
  5. With 5-10 minutes remaining in class, as a group, send me a note in Edmodo telling me what you accomplished today, what you still need to get done, and what you learned: either about your pillar topic and/or about PowToon, and/or anything else……

Finish today. You will be able to make finishing touches and make it portable next class. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED GOAL: You will have the opportunity to create a public service announcement for the elementary students to promote good character. When you are done:

  1. Export your Pillar of Character Movie to Youtube
  2. Send the link for your Youtube video to the class in Edmodo.
  3. Watch your classmates. Offer positive feedback: http://padlet.com/wall/m3c4v93o5s
  4. EXTRA CREDIT FOR YOUR GROUP:
    1. MAKE A QUIZ!!! Click CREATE in your GOOGLE DRIVE and choose FORM
      1. TOGETHER–create a 10 question quiz designed for elementary age students on the pillar you promoted using PowToon.
      2. Share the quiz with me when it is done
  • Begin to collect images, music, and video clips on your topic. Add them to the shared folder in your Google Drive.
  • Here are some resources:
    1. Video Clips: Learn360-username and password are on the board
    2. Music:
      1. Soundzabound-username and password are on the board
      2. Jamendo
    3. Clipart: iCLIPART-username and password are on the board
    4. Keepvid
    5. Zamzar
  • Create a NEW Google Doc. Tell me how this project should be graded. Share the Google Doc with me. Here are some of my suggestions:
    1. Use local photos
    2. Use royalty free music
    3. Use animated clipart
    4. Length 2 minutes–MAX
    5. State what is being taught at the beginning
    6. Educate your audience on your topic
    7. Review and tell your audience what to do in the end
    8. Provide credits
    9. Teamwork

Finish today. You will be able to make finishing touches and make it portable next class. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED GOAL: You will have the opportunity to create a public service announcement for the elementary students to promote good character. When you are done:

  1. Export your Pillar of Character Movie to Youtube
  2. Send the link for your Youtube video to the class in Edmodo.
  3. Watch your classmates. Offer positive feedback: http://padlet.com/wall/m3c4v93o5s

PROMOTIONAL VIDEO LESSON PLANS

At the end of class, write down ideas you may have for your BMS/BHS promotional video clip in a Google Doc shared with me

SAMPLE SCHOOL DOCUMENTARIES:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVQwHM16wVc
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwdXMnr7dAQ
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYJi8JArJ34

YOU HAVE TODAY AND NEXT CLASS TO COMPLETE THIS PROJECT

SCENARIO: You have been hired by the Bellevue Community School District to create a 2-3 minute video promoting the entire school district. The BCSD has requested the video contain as many students & activities as possible. The school would like to use it as a promotional piece on their website. They would like to highlight what Bellevue Community School District has to offer.

SAMPLE DOCUMENTARIES:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSeFKiQiaDM
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfDkKQX60k4

BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY YOU NEED TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Get into groups of 2-4.
  2. Brainstorm
    1. What do you want your final project to look like? (a day in the life of a student at each school? start big (the earth) & end with a tour of the buildings in our district?)
    2. What do you want to include? (people with signs? what people?…..interviews? of who?)
    3. What do you want to incorporate? (humor? interviews?)
    4. Who are you going to interview?
    5. What questions will you ask?
    6. What statistics will you collect? (maybe ask Mr. Meyer, Mrs. Hartung-Schroeder, and Mr. Recker what they would like to see–create a Google Doc asking them……..)
  3. Create an outline for your project in the shared Google Doc
  4. Next to each part in the outline, type the name of the person responsible for conducting the research on that part of the project.
  5. Begin conducting research on YOUR part of the project.
    1. Save pictures to your shared project folder.
    2. Take notes in your shared Google Doc under your sections of the outline
    3. Be sure to keep track of all the websites you use so you can have thorough credits at the end.
    4. During your research, COLLECT STATISTICS!!!

HERE IS THE SAMPLE OUTLINE:

  1. Introduction
    1. What is the goal?
    2. What will the audience see/learn?
    3. Watch this: Attention Grabber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_VvIr1KkLo
  2. Body–this can have several parts………how will the video be presented? what are the main parts/sections?
  3. Conclusion
    1. What do you want your audience to do or know after watching your movie? Tell them in the end!!!
    2. Watch this: Closing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3wlW6PaTsA
    3. Credits–VERY THOROUGH!!
      1. For each website souce provide the name of the website and the URL
      2. For each interview you conduct, get permission from that person to have their interview in your movie and their name provided in the movie.
      3. For each photo used, get permission from that person to have their photo in your movie and their name provided in the movie.

COMPLETE TODAY–EXPORT THE FILE AS A MOVIE FILE–SEND TO ME THOUGH GOOGLE DRIVE

YOU WILL PRESENT NEXT CLASS.

SCENARIO: You have been hired by the Bellevue Community School District to create a 2-3 minute video promoting the entire school district. The BCSD has requested the video contain as many students & activities as possible. The school would like to use it as a promotional piece on their website. They would like to highlight what Bellevue Community School District has to offer.

Conduct research on your project. Begin saving music, photos, images,etc. FROM THE INTERNET to your SHARED folder for this project.

BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY YOU NEED TO HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THE FOLLOWING:

  1. Review with your group members what you accomplished/agreed on last class. Discuss what you need to accomplish today.
  2. Some things to think about/decide:
    1. What do you want your final project to look like? (for example: a day in the life of a student at each school? start big (the earth) & end with a tour of the buildings in our district?)
    2. What do you want to include? (people with signs? what people?…..interviews? of who?)
    3. What do you want to incorporate? (humor? interviews?)
    4. Who are you going to interview?
    5. What questions will you ask?
    6. What statistics will you collect? (maybe ask Mr. Meyer, Mrs. Hartung-Schroeder, and Mr. Recker what they would like to see–create a Google Doc asking them……..)
  3. Continue conducting research on YOUR part of the project.
    1. Save pictures to your shared project folder.
    2. Take notes in your shared Google Doc under your sections of the outline
    3. Be sure to keep track of all the websites you use so you can have thorough credits at the end.
    4. During your research, COLLECT STATISTICS!!!

HERE IS THE SAMPLE OUTLINE:

  1. Introduction
    1. What is the goal?
    2. What will the audience see/learn?
    3. Watch this: Attention Grabber: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_VvIr1KkLo
  2. Body–this can have several parts………how will the video be presented? what are the main parts/sections?
  3. Conclusion
    1. What do you want your audience to do or know after watching your movie? Tell them in the end!!!
    2. Watch this: Closing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3wlW6PaTsA
    3. Credits–VERY THOROUGH!!
      1. For each website souce provide the name of the website and the URL
      2. For each interview you conduct, get permission from that person to have their interview in your movie and their name provided in the movie.
      3. For each photo used, get permission from that person to have their photo in your movie and their name provided in the movie.
  1. REMEMBER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CLIENT!!! (If you don’t know, ASK them! Create a Google Doc and share it with them or go talk to them!)
  2. List names of people you plan to interview and and the questions you will ask. Get the questions to them today. Then set up a time to interview them.
  3. Continue to work on your movie. When gathering footage or pictures, remember to stay in our section of the hallway. Do not interrupt classes!
  4. You may use one of the following to create your  promotional video clip:
    1. WeVideo
    2. Pixorial
    3. PowToon
    4. MovieMaker
    5. iMovie
  5. Here are some web sites that might help:
    1. www.iclipart.com (go to the school version) the username and password is on the board
    2. www.soundzabound.com the username and password is on the board
    3. www.learn360.com the username and password is on the board
    4. www.jamendo.com
    5. www.zamzar.com
  6. WRITING FOR TODAY: How should you and your group be graded on this project?

SCENARIO: You have been hired by the Bellevue Community School District to create a 2-3 minute video promoting the entire school district. The BCSD has requested the video contain as many students & activities as possible. The school would like to use it as a promotional piece on their website. They would like to highlight what Bellevue Community School District has to offer.

Conduct research on your project. Begin saving music, photos, images,etc. FROM THE INTERNET to your SHARED folder for this project.

  1. Create a Google Doc and share your team’s plan for the elementary school visit on Friday. Here are some things to consider:
    1. We will be visiting the elementary on Friday. As a team, figure out what you want to accomplish at the elementary school:
      1. Are you going to interview anyone? Who will do the interviewing? Who will do the videoing? Is the camera charged that you want to use?
        1. Who? Students? Teachers? Paraprofessional? Administrators?
        2. What will you ask them?
          1. Let them know you will be at the elementary from 8:45 to 9:05–send them the questions today in a SHARED Google Doc.
      2. Are you going to take pictures? Of what? Who will do it?
  2. What else do you want to accomplish as a team today? REMEMBER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CLIENT!!! (If you don’t know, ASK them! Create a Google Doc and share it with them or go talk to them!)
  3. You may use one of the following to create your  promotional video clip:
    1. WeVideo
    2. Pixorial
    3. PowToon
    4. MovieMaker
    5. iMovie
  4. Here are some web sites that might help:
    1. www.iclipart.com (go to the school version) the username and password is on the board
    2. www.soundzabound.com the username and password is on the board
    3. www.learn360.com the username and password is on the board
    4. www.jamendo.com
    5. www.zamzar.com
  5. Before you leave today you should have at least 5-10 photos/images, 5 songs.
  6. WRITING FOR TODAY: What did you accomplish? How is the team working together? What still needs to be done?

SCENARIO: You have been hired by the Bellevue Community School District to create a 2-3 minute video promoting the entire school district. The BCSD has requested the video contain as many students & activities as possible. The school would like to use it as a promotional piece on their website. They would like to highlight what Bellevue Community School District has to offer.

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT 2 CLASSES TO COMPLETE YOUR VIDEO

  1. REMEMBER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF YOUR CLIENT!!
  2. List names of people you plan to interview and and the questions you will ask. Get the questions to them today. Then set up a time to interview them.
  3. Continue to work on your movie. When gathering footage or pictures, remember to stay in our section of the hallway. Do not interrupt classes!
  4. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  5. Writing for today: What did you do today to help your group complete this project? What can you do next time to contribute? Please respond using 3-5 sentences.

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WORK ON COLLECTING FOOTAGE FOR YOUR MOVIE

  1. BEGIN CREATING YOUR MOVIE IN PIXORIAL, iMOVIE, MOVIEMAKER, POWTOON, or WEVIDEO, if you haven’t yet.
  2. Continue to work on your movie. When gathering footage or pictures, remember: Do not interrupt classes!
  3. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  4. NEXT CLASS YOU WILL FINISH CREATING YOUR MOVIE

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WORK ON YOUR MOVIE

  1. FINISH CREATING YOUR MOVIE IN PIXORIAL, iMOVIE, MOVIEMAKER, POWTOON, or WEVIDEO
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  3. NEXT CLASS YOU WILL DO A PEER REVIEW OF YOUR CLASSMATES PROJECT

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO WORK ON YOUR MOVIE

  1. FINISH CREATING YOUR MOVIE IN PIXORIAL, iMOVIE, MOVIEMAKER, POWTOON, or WEVIDEO
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  3. NEXT CLASS YOU WILL DO A PEER REVIEW OF YOUR CLASSMATES PROJECT

PEER REVIEW!!! When your group is finished, find another group that is also finished and the do the following:

  1. Get your movie on your screen
  2. Trade seats
  3. View their movie (as you are viewing the movie, jot down what you like and what could be improved)
  4. When you are done viewing, detail your compliments and critisms, and give them to the other group.
  5. Go back to your seats and make the indicated changes, if you view them as valuable.
  6. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  7. Next class you will make corrections and plan your presentation.

PEER REVIEW!!! When your group is finished, find another group that is also finished and the do the following:

  1. Get your movie on your screen
  2. Trade seats
  3. View their movie (as you are viewing the movie, jot down what you like and what could be improved)
  4. When you are done viewing, detail your compliments and critisms, and give them to the other group.
  5. Go back to your seats and make the indicated changes, if you view them as valuable.
  6. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED:
    1. Project Criteria
  7. Next class you will make corrections and plan your presentation.

TODAY:

  1. Consider the comments your classmates made last class about your video. Make any changes you see as necessary.
  2. Plan your presentation. Be sure to type out an introduction–why is your video better than everyone else’s video? what can we expect to see when we watch it?
  3. Watch your movie one final time to be sure you have everything spelled correctly and that you have thorough credits at the end. There should be SEVERAL URL’s!!!
  4. Publish the movie
  5. Get your movie to me through Edmodo or Google Drive
  6. Next class you will present.
  7. HER2E IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

You will present next class.

Watch your classmates videos. Assign each a score based on the grading rubric:  HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

TYPE YOUR COMMENTS HERE

  1. Grace, Sierra, Layla
  2. Austin, Jordan, TJ
  3. Logan, Hunter, Lucus, Riley
  4. Theron, Andrew, Toby, Kyle
  5. Giana & Kylie
  6. Cari & Alexia

FIX YOUR PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR A BETTER GRADE!!! SEE MRS. WEBER!!!

FIX YOUR PROMOTIONAL VIDEO FOR A BETTER GRADE!!! SEE MRS. WEBER!!!

TED TALKS

TODAY: You will begin your final project. Your final project will be a TED TALK VIDEO CLIP–you will talk about something passionate to you to educate your audience and you will incorporate tools from the quarter that were learned during class such as WeVideo, PowToon, MovieMaker, etc.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Watch TED Talks videos to get an idea about what you will be doing:
    1. http://blog.ted.com/2013/11/15/10-inspiring-talks-from-tedyouth/
    2. http://blog.ted.com/2013/11/11/songs-poems-a-miniature-ted-some-incredible-tedyouth-applications/
    3. http://www.ted.com/playlists/129/ted_under_20
  2. Create a Google Doc. Describe your topic for your TED Talk and why you think your audience will benefit from learning about it. Also mention the GOAL of the Talk. Share it with me: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
  3. In the same Google Doc, prepare an outline for your talk. Here is something you can copy & paste & adjust to fit your topic:
    1. Introduction
      1. catch your audience’s attention–how will you do that?
      2. tell them what they will learn from watching your video clip
    2. Body (not necessarily in this order………….)
      1. What is the problem?
      2. What are potential solutions?
      3. What is your opinion?
      4. provide facts & statistics
      5. hold your audience’s attention
    3. Conclusion
      1. Review what they learned
      2. Tell them what to do right now
      3. Provide credits

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your TED Talk video. You have today and next class to finish your project.

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT TWO CLASSES TO WORK ON THIS

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

  1. Work on your final project
    1. You need PRIMARY and SECONDARY resources.
      1. PRIMARY SOURCES: interviews of people
      2. SECONDARY SOURCES: the internet, books, magazines, etc.
    2. Your movie can only be TWO MINUTES in length
    3. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of movie
    4. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the movie
    5. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of movie
    6. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
    7. Include at least 2 still photos and 1 video clip
  2. With 10 minutes left in class, send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished today and what still needs to be done.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your TED Talk video. You have to finish your project today.

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT CLASS TO WORK ON THIS

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  2. You need PRIMARY and SECONDARY resources.
    1. PRIMARY SOURCES: interviews of people
    2. SECONDARY SOURCES: the internet, books, magazines, etc.
  3. Your movie can only be TWO MINUTES in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of movie
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the movie
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of movie
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. Include at least 2 still photos and 1 video clip
  9. With 10 minutes left in class, send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished today.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your TED Talk video. You have to finish your project today.

LAST DAY!! YOU WILL PUBLISH IT NEXT CLASS

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  2. You need PRIMARY and SECONDARY resources.
    1. PRIMARY SOURCES: interviews of people
    2. SECONDARY SOURCES: the internet, books, magazines, etc.
  3. Your movie can only be TWO MINUTES in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of movie
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the movie
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of movie
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. Include at least 2 still photos and 1 video clip
  9. With 10 minutes left in class, send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished today.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your TED Talk video. You have to finish your project today.

PUBLISH & PREPARE TO PRESENT

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  2. You need PRIMARY and SECONDARY resources.
    1. PRIMARY SOURCES: interviews of people
    2. SECONDARY SOURCES: the internet, books, magazines, etc.
  3. Your movie can only be TWO MINUTES in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of movie
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the movie
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of movie
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. Include at least 2 still photos and 1 video clip
  9. With 10 minutes left in class, send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished today.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your TED Talk video. You have to finish your project today.

PRESENT

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

RADON CONTEST/PSA LESSON PLANS

RESEARCH ABOUT RADON

PICK A PARTNER & MOVE

How to make a Public Service Announcement

How to Make a Public Service Announcement

Bullying Public Service Announcement

Autism Public Service Announcement

The 2015 Iowa High School Radon Video Contest seeks to increase awareness of radon through student videos.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes cancer. It is considered the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. All Iowa counties are considered a high risk for radon gas in homes.

Iowa high school students and classes can submit a one-minute public service announcment or commercial encouraging Iowans to test their home for radon. Videos must be submitted via YouTube by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. For contest details and forms, visit http://tiny.cc/j5ogsx

Prizes of $250-$800 will be given to the top five videos, and the most viewed video will win $300.

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Get with a partner
  2. Create an outline of how your video will progress
    1. Beginning?
    2. Middle?
    3. Ending?
  3. Begin creating the video

The 2015 Iowa High School Radon Video Contest seeks to increase awareness of radon through student videos.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes cancer. It is considered the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. All Iowa counties are considered a high risk for radon gas in homes.

Iowa high school students and classes can submit a one-minute public service announcment or commercial encouraging Iowans to test their home for radon. Videos must be submitted via YouTube by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. For contest details and forms, visit http://tiny.cc/j5ogsx

Prizes of $250-$800 will be given to the top five videos, and the most viewed video will win $300.

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Open the outline your group created last class. Decide who will do what today.
    1. Who will research?
    2. What will they research?
    3. Who will get images?
    4. Images of what?
    5. Who will get videos?
    6. Videos of what?
    7. Who will get audio?
    8. Audio of what?
    9. Who will create the Moviemaker file?
  2. Begin creating the video. Here is what you need to do:
    1. Get into Moviemaker on ONE machine (only 1 person in your group can do this)
      1. Click the Windows button in the lower right corner of your screen
      2. Type: Moviemaker
      3. Click on moviemaker
    2. Save the file as a Moviemaker PROJECT file to your Google Drive ON YOUR MACHINE:
      1. Click the down pointing arrow in the upper left corner of your screen
      2. Choose SAVE PROJECT AS
      3. In the Save As dialog box create a new folder–name it Radon
      4. Save the Moviemaker project file in the Radon folder in your GOOGLE DRIVE on your machine–name it whatever you want–probably something like RADON
    3. Give the file & folder time to sync from the Google Drive on your machine to your Google Drive online.
    4. Share the Moviemaker project file AND the Radon folderwith your partner(s):
      1. ONLINE, go to your Google Drive
      2. Put a checkmark beside the Radon folder
      3. Share it with your partner(s)
  3. SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:
    1. Even though the Moviemaker project file is shared only ONE of you can have this file open and working on it at one time
    2. All image/video/audio files for this project should be saved to a folder on Google Drive that is shared with everyone in your group–ONE person in your group should do this NOW
    3. The Moviemaker file should also be in this same folder

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT TWO CLASSES TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

The 2015 Iowa High School Radon Video Contest seeks to increase awareness of radon through student videos.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes cancer. It is considered the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. All Iowa counties are considered a high risk for radon gas in homes.

Iowa high school students and classes can submit a one-minute public service announcment or commercial encouraging Iowans to test their home for radon. Videos must be submitted via YouTube by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. For contest details and forms, visit http://tiny.cc/j5ogsx

Prizes of $250-$800 will be given to the top five videos, and the most viewed video will win $300.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED RADON folder.

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Open the outline for your group. Decide who will do what today.
    1. Who will research?
    2. What will they research?
    3. Who will get images?
    4. Images of what?
    5. Who will get videos?
    6. Videos of what?
    7. Who will get audio?
    8. Audio of what?
    9. Who will create the Moviemaker file?
  2. SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:
    1. Even though the Moviemaker project file is shared only ONE of you can have this file open and working on it at one time
    2. All image/video/audio files for this project should be saved to a folder on Google Drive that is shared with everyone in your group
    3. The Moviemaker file should also be in this same folder
  3. BEFORE YOU LEAVE: Create a Google Doc and tell me what YOU accomplished today and what your partner accomplished today. Use 3-5 sentences. Use good writing technique.

YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT CLASSE TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

The 2015 Iowa High School Radon Video Contest seeks to increase awareness of radon through student videos.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes cancer. It is considered the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. All Iowa counties are considered a high risk for radon gas in homes.

Iowa high school students and classes can submit a one-minute public service announcement or commercial encouraging Iowans to test their home for radon. Videos must be submitted via YouTube by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. For contest details and forms, visit http://tiny.cc/j5ogsx

Prizes of $250-$800 will be given to the top five videos, and the most viewed video will win $300.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED RADON folder.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED–REVIEW IT ALL!!!!

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Open the outline for your group. Decide who will do what today.
    1. Who will research?
    2. What will they research?
    3. Who will get images?
    4. Images of what?
    5. Who will get videos?
    6. Videos of what?
    7. Who will get audio?
    8. Audio of what?
    9. Who will create the Moviemaker file?
  2. SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:
    1. Even though the Moviemaker project file is shared only ONE of you can have this file open and working on it at one time
    2. All image/video/audio files for this project should be saved to a folder on Google Drive that is shared with everyone in your group
    3. The Moviemaker file should also be in this same folder
  3. BEFORE YOU LEAVE: Create a Google Doc and tell me what YOU accomplished today and what your partner accomplished today. Use 3-5 sentences. Use good writing technique.

YOU HAVE TODAY TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

The 2015 Iowa High School Radon Video Contest seeks to increase awareness of radon through student videos.

Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless, radioactive gas that causes cancer. It is considered the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S., and it is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. All Iowa counties are considered a high risk for radon gas in homes.

Iowa high school students and classes can submit a one-minute public service announcment or commercial encouraging Iowans to test their home for radon. Videos must be submitted via YouTube by 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4. For contest details and forms, visit http://tiny.cc/j5ogsx

Prizes of $250-$800 will be given to the top five videos, and the most viewed video will win $300.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED RADON folder.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED–REVIEW IT ALL!!!!

RIGHT NOW:

    1. FINISH THE MOVIE
    2. Download/save the movie as an MP4.
    3. Upload the movie MP4 file to Edmodo
    4. Watch everyone’s videos
    5. VOTE:
    1. SOME THINGS TO REMEMBER:
      1. Even though the Moviemaker project file is shared only ONE of you can have this file open and working on it at one time
      2. All image/video/audio files for this project should be saved to a folder on Google Drive that is shared with everyone in your group–ONE person in your group should do this NOW
      3. The Moviemaker file should also be in this same folder
    2. BEFORE YOU LEAVE: Create a Google Doc and tell me what YOU accomplished today and what your partner accomplished today. Use 3-5 sentences. Use good writing technique.

POST YOUR VIDEO TO EDMODO & VOTE!!

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED–REVIEW IT ALL!!!!

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NEXT??????

VIDEO CONTESTS

USE WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, ETC.

  1. CONTEST OVERVIEW
  2. CONTEST RULES
  3. CONSENT & WAIVER FORM
  4. RESOURCES

TODAY:

Explore WeVideo, Voki, Powtoon, Youtube Creator, etc. Pick one you would like to use for your project. You will explore all class today. Also, STUDY the contest rules.

  1. You have today and the next 3 classes to work on it.
  2. Use your YouTube account to create it. WATCH THIS VIDEO
    1. Get into groups of 2-3–EACH PERSON IN THE GROUP MUST CREATE THEIR OWN BUT YOU CAN WORK TOGETHER–All WeVideo people sit together, all Voki sit together, etc.
    2. Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
      HOW will you get their attention?
    3. Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
      HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above? WHAT topics will you include here?
    4. Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
      Tell them what steps to take next
    5. Credits

USE WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, ETC.

  1. CONTEST OVERVIEW
  2. CONTEST RULES
  3. CONSENT & WAIVER FORM
  4. RESOURCES

TODAY:

You have today and the next 2 classes to work on it.

Create an outline for the project. How will you:

  1. Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
    HOW will you get their attention?
  2. Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
    HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above? WHAT topics will you include here?
  3. Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
    Tell them what steps to take next
  4. Credits

USE WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, ETC.

  1. CONTEST OVERVIEW
  2. CONTEST RULES
  3. CONSENT & WAIVER FORM
  4. RESOURCES

TODAY:

You have today and next class to work on it.

  1. Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
    HOW will you get their attention?
  2. Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
    HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above? WHAT topics will you include here?
  3. Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
    Tell them what steps to take next
  4. Credits

EXAMPLES:

  1. USE HUMOR: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W43hS8aZ8W0
  2. USE DRAMA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Of5OiCJMKk
  3. DRAMATIC PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIO37n40Bw0
  4. HUMOROUS PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yVFxjmIg1E
  5. DRAMATIC PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLYXd8zGR0s
  6. PERSUASIVE PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaqbMcxgfNE

If time allows, you may want to have all the students practice a bank transaction. For example, you could have each student deposit $200, and then withdraw that $200. (Afterward, you might let them keep the money as a bonus for good behavior.)

USE WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, ETC.

  1. CONTEST OVERVIEW
  2. CONTEST RULES
  3. CONSENT & WAIVER FORM
  4. RESOURCES

TODAY:

You have today to finish it.

  1. Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
    HOW will you get their attention?
  2. Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
    HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above? WHAT topics will you include here?
  3. Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
    Tell them what steps to take next
  4. Credits

USE WEVIDEO, VOKI, POWTOON, YOUTUBE CREATOR, ETC.

  1. CONTEST OVERVIEW
  2. CONTEST RULES
  3. CONSENT & WAIVER FORM
  4. RESOURCES

TODAY:

View your classmates videos & critique

  1. Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
    HOW will you get their attention?
  2. Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
    HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above? WHAT topics will you include here?
  3. Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
    Tell them what steps to take next
  4. Credits

VIEW EVERYONE’S COMPLETED VIDEO & VOTE

VIEW VIDEOS:

  1. Alex & Gentry
  2. Lindsey & Sarah
  3. Conrad & Isaac
  4. Nicole & Sally
  5. Maddie & Paige
  6. Payton & Nathan
  7. Alexis & McKenna
  8. Michael & Logan
  9. Kylee & Kaylynn
  10. Lucas
  11. Lisa

VOTE HERE

  1. Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
    HOW will you get their attention?
  2. Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
    HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above? WHAT topics will you include here?
  3. Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
    Tell them what steps to take next
  4. Credits

2016 Pollinator Video Contest

Submit a short video answering the question:

Why are pollinators important?

Be creative as you design a short video that illustrates why pollinators are important. A panel of local celebrities/TV personalities will judge entries based on:

  • creativity
  • overall message
  • originality
  • educational value

Winners will receive:

  • 1st Place–$1,000 to install a pollinator garden, or provide science curriculum relating to pollinators, supplies, and/or materials.
  • 2 Runner-Up–$500 for pollinator related curriculum, supplies, and/or materials.
  • Top 3 will be invited to attend the 2016 Pollinator Conference to accept their award

Rules & Guidelines:

  • 30-60 seconds long

TODAY:

Research the questions that needs to be answered. BECOME AN EXPERT

2016 Pollinator Video Contest

Submit a short video answering the question:

Why are pollinators important?

Be creative as you design a short video that illustrates why pollinators are important. A panel of local celebrities/TV personalities will judge entries based on:

  • creativity
  • overall message
  • originality
  • educational value

Winners will receive:

  • 1st Place–$1,000 to install a pollinator garden, or provide science curriculum relating to pollinators, supplies, and/or materials.
  • 2 Runner-Up–$500 for pollinator related curriculum, supplies, and/or materials.
  • Top 3 will be invited to attend the 2016 Pollinator Conference to accept their award

Rules & Guidelines:

  • 30-60 seconds long

TODAY:

Consider your audience. Who is your audience? Who needs to watch this video?

Consider your approach. Serious? Humorous? Upbeat? Dramatic?

Remember:

  1. Get your audience’s attention–BEGINNING
  2. Hold the attention & educate–MIDDLE
  3. Tell them what to do–END
  4. Include credits

2016 Pollinator Video Contest

Submit a short video answering the question:

Why are pollinators important?

Be creative as you design a short video that illustrates why pollinators are important. A panel of local celebrities/TV personalities will judge entries based on:

  • creativity
  • overall message
  • originality
  • educational value

Winners will receive:

  • 1st Place–$1,000 to install a pollinator garden, or provide science curriculum relating to pollinators, supplies, and/or materials.
  • 2 Runner-Up–$500 for pollinator related curriculum, supplies, and/or materials.
  • Top 3 will be invited to attend the 2016 Pollinator Conference to accept their award

Rules & Guidelines:

  • 30-60 seconds long

TODAY:

You have today and next class to finish.

Remember:

  1. Get your audience’s attention–BEGINNING
  2. Hold the attention & educate–MIDDLE
  3. Tell them what to do–END
  4. Include credits

2016 Pollinator Video Contest

Submit a short video answering the question:

Why are pollinators important?

Be creative as you design a short video that illustrates why pollinators are important. A panel of local celebrities/TV personalities will judge entries based on:

  • creativity
  • overall message
  • originality
  • educational value

Winners will receive:

  • 1st Place–$1,000 to install a pollinator garden, or provide science curriculum relating to pollinators, supplies, and/or materials.
  • 2 Runner-Up–$500 for pollinator related curriculum, supplies, and/or materials.
  • Top 3 will be invited to attend the 2016 Pollinator Conference to accept their award

Rules & Guidelines:

  • 30-60 seconds long

TODAY:

Finish today & vote–send your published link to Mrs. Weber

  1. Michael & Logan’s
  2. Conrad & Nathan’s
  3. Lindsey, Sarah, Paige’s

Remember:

  1. Get your audience’s attention–BEGINNING
  2. Hold the attention & educate–MIDDLE
  3. Tell them what to do–END
  4. Include credits

WEVIDEO LESSON PLANS

GOAL: Before you leave today you will experiment with using WeVideo. You will be expected to know how to add photos, videos, and sound to movies you make in WeVideo and you will be expected to publish a video and send the video and/or it’s link to me. You will create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

  1. YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
    1. Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
    2. Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
    3. Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
    4. Did include audio files?
    5. Did you include photographs?
    6. Did you incorporate a video clip?
    7. Did you use transitions & animations?
    8. Did you provide credits at the end?
  2.  WeVideo:
    1. WeVideo Activity–Practice using WeVideo. Please make sure you include the following:
      1. Import photos–at least 5
        1. You can get pictures off the cameras in my room
        2. You can RIGHT CLICK on an internet image–Save Image–Google Drive on your machine
      2. Import music–2-3 audio clips
        1. Free Music Sites Handout–Check them out–try to download at least 1 song to your GOOGLE DRIVE ON YOUR MACHINE from each site.
        2. When you download the audio files, your computer will automatically place the file in your downloads folder. Watch this video clip to see how to get the audio file from the downloads folder to your Google Drive: 
        3. Visit the following sites. Bookmark them (click the STAR in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser). Download at least 1 audio file from each one and get the file to YOUR Google Drive on your MACHINE:
            1. http://www.soundzabound.com/–username: 0585belhs password: mbaea9
            2. http://www.godlychristianmusic.com
            3. http://www.soungle.com/
            4. http://freemusicarchive.org/
            5. http://www.jamendo.com/en/
      3. Import video clip–1-2 video clips–use your video clips from this class.
          1. Try using www.keepvid.com to get YouTube videos.
          2. ZAMZAR
          3. www.youtube-mp3.org–check it out & practice using it
          4. www.vidtomp3.com
            1. Paste Video Link
            2. Click YELLOW DOWNLOAD button
            3. Click on Click here to get your Download Link
            4. Click on DOWNLOAD MP3
            5. Choose your Google Drive on the machine
          5. www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it

      4. Include transitions
      5. Include title overlays
      6. Title at the beginning
      7. Title on an image
      8. Credits at the end
      9. Publish the project and send it to me.
    2. Please address these questions in shared Google Doc (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us):
      1. What was your biggest accomplishment today?
      2. What was your biggest challenge?
      3. What do you need to do next?
      4. What questions do you have?
      5. What do you like/dislike about WeVideo? Explain.

IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, share a Google Doc with me describing how far you got today and what you learned. This will be graded.

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will experiment with using WeVideo. You will be expected to know how to add photos, videos, and sound to movies you make in WeVideo and you will be expected to publish a video and send the video and/or it’s link to me. You will create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

    • Edmodo Group Code: 6d6sbv (if you didn’t do it last class)
    • Typing Web:
      1. Go to www.typingweb.com and login OR:
        1. Your Username: LastName.FirstName (for example: weber.tracy)
        2. Your Password: comets# (the # is a number specific to your account……get it from your teacher)
      2. Get the app for it on your Chromebook
  1. GOAL FOR TODAY:
    1. Get into WeVideo
    2. Download 1 audio file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
    3. Download 1 video file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
    4. Upload at least 1 photograph from your machine to a WeVideo project
  2. YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
    1. Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
    2. Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
    3. Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
    4. Did include audio files?
    5. Did you include photographs?
    6. Did you incorporate a video clip?
    7. Did you use transitions & animations?
    8. Did you provide credits at the end?
  3. WeVideo:
    1. WeVideo Activity–Practice using WeVideo. Please make sure you include the following:
      1. Import photos–at least 5
        1. You can get pictures off the cameras in my room
        2. You can RIGHT CLICK on an internet image–Save Image–Google Drive on your machine
      2. Import music–2-3 audio clips
        1. Import music–2-3 audio clips
        2. When you download the audio files, your computer will automatically place the file in your downloads folder. Watch this video clip to see how to get the audio file from the downloads folder to your Google Drive: 
        3. Visit the following sites. Bookmark them (click the STAR in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser). Download at least 1 audio file from each one and get the file to YOUR Google Drive on your MACHINE:
          1. http://www.soundzabound.com/–username: 0585belhs password: mbaea9
          2. http://www.godlychristianmusic.com
          3. http://www.soungle.com/
          4. http://freemusicarchive.org/
          5. http://www.jamendo.com/en/
      3. Import video clip–1-2 video clips–use your video clips from this class.
        1. Try using www.keepvid.com to get YouTube videos.
        2. en.savefrom.net
        3. ZAMZAR
        4. www.youtube-mp3.org–check it out & practice using it
        5. www.vidtomp3.com
          1. Paste Video Link
          2. Click YELLOW DOWNLOAD button
          3. Click on Click here to get your Download Link
          4. Click on DOWNLOAD MP3
          5. Choose your Google Drive on the machine
        6. www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it

      4. Include transitions
      5. Include title overlays
      6. Title at the beginning
      7. Title on an image
      8. Credits at the end
      9. Publish the project and send it to me.
    2. Please address these questions in shared Google Doc (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us):
      1. What was your biggest accomplishment today?
      2. What was your biggest challenge?
      3. What do you need to do next?
      4. What questions do you have?
      5. What do you like/dislike about WeVideo? Explain.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will experiment with using WeVideo. You will be expected to know how to add photos, videos, and sound to movies you make in WeVideo and you will be expected to publish a video and send the video and/or it’s link to me. You will create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

  1. Download 1 audio file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
  2. Download 1 video file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
  3. Upload at least 1 photograph from your machine to a WeVideo project
  4. SHOW ME YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE ON YOUR MACHINE & YOUR WEVIDEO PROJECT

YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
  2. Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
  3. Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
  4. Did include audio files?
  5. Did you include photographs?
  6. Did you incorporate a video clip?
  7. Did you use transitions & animations?
  8. Did you provide credits at the end?
  1. WeVideo Activity–Practice using WeVideo. Please make sure you include the following:
    1. Import photos–at least 5
    2. Import music–2-3 audio clips
      1. Import music–2-3 audio clips
      2. When you download the audio files, your computer will automatically place the file in your downloads folder. Watch this video clip to see how to get the audio file from the downloads folder to your Google Drive: 
      3. Visit the following sites. Bookmark them (click the STAR in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser). Download at least 1 audio file from each one and get the file to YOUR Google Drive on your MACHINE:
        1. http://www.soundzabound.com/–username: 0585belhs password: mbaea9
        2. http://www.godlychristianmusic.com
        3. http://www.soungle.com/
        4. http://freemusicarchive.org/
        5. http://www.jamendo.com/en/
    3. Import video clip–1-2 video clips–use your video clips from this class.
      1. Try using the following to get YouTube videos/mp3 files:
        1. www.keepvid.com
        2. en.savefrom.net
        3. ZAMZAR
          1. How to Use Zamzar–read the comments section to see the different file formats
        4. www.youtube-mp3.org–check it out & practice using it
        5. www.vidtomp3.com
          1. Paste Video Link
          2. Click YELLOW DOWNLOAD button
          3. Click on Click here to get your Download Link
          4. Click on DOWNLOAD MP3
          5. Choose your Google Drive on the machine
    4. www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it
    5. Include transitions
    6. Include title overlays
    7. Title at the beginning
    8. Title on an image
    9. Credits at the end
    10. Publish the project and send it to me.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

  1. Pick a topic for your project today.
  2. Writing Assignment: What is your topic for this video clip and why did you choose it? Share your response with me in a shared Google Doc. Be sure to take notes and include evidence in your WeVideo to help educate your audience about this topic.

YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
  2. Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
  3. Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
  4. Did include audio files?
  5. Did you include photographs?
  6. Did you incorporate a video clip?
  7. Did you use transitions & animations?
  8. Did you provide credits at the end?

 

  1. WeVideo:
    1. WeVideo Activity–Practice using WeVideo. Please make sure you include the following:
      1. Import photos–at least 5
        1. You can get pictures off the cameras in my room
        2. You can RIGHT CLICK on an internet image–Save Image–Google Drive on your machine
      2. Import music–2-3 audio clips
        1. Import music–2-3 audio clips
        2. When you download the audio files, your computer will automatically place the file in your downloads folder. Watch this video clip to see how to get the audio file from the downloads folder to your Google Drive: 
        3. Visit the following sites. Bookmark them (click the STAR in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser). Download at least 1 audio file from each one and get the file to YOUR Google Drive on your MACHINE:
          1. http://www.soundzabound.com/–username: 0585belhs password: mbaea9
          2. http://www.godlychristianmusic.com
          3. http://www.soungle.com/
          4. http://freemusicarchive.org/
          5. http://www.jamendo.com/en/
      3. Import video clip–1-2 video clips–use your video clips from this class.
        1. Try using www.keepvid.com to get YouTube videos.
        2. en.savefrom.net
        3. ZAMZAR
        4. www.youtube-mp3.org–check it out & practice using it
        5. www.vidtomp3.com
          1. Paste Video Link
          2. Click YELLOW DOWNLOAD button
          3. Click on Click here to get your Download Link
          4. Click on DOWNLOAD MP3
          5. Choose your Google Drive on the machine
        6. www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it

      4. Include transitions
      5. Include title overlays
      6. Title at the beginning
      7. Title on an image
      8. Credits at the end
      9. Publish the project and send it to me.
    2. Please address these questions in shared Google Doc (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us):
      1. What was your biggest accomplishment today?
      2. What was your biggest challenge?
      3. What do you need to do next?
      4. What questions do you have?
      5. What do you like/dislike about WeVideo? Explain.

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

  1. Finish gathering video clips, audio files, and pictures.
  2. Begin working in WeVideo for this project.

Atlantis Documentary (I will play this on the big screen while you work today)–What was interesting and held your attention about this video? What made you want to keep watching? Why? How can you incorporate these things into projects you create here at Bellevue Middle/High School? Share your responses with me in a shared Google Doc.

YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
  2. Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
  3. Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
  4. Did include audio files?
  5. Did you include photographs?
  6. Did you incorporate a video clip?
  7. Did you use transitions & animations?
  8. Did you provide credits at the end?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Open the Digital Camera Activity Instructions and save it to your Google Drive. This is a resource to you. You will be asked to use it in the future, so be sure to save it to your drive.

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

As you work today, watch this video clip about Future Learning In a Google Doc shared with me, describe what made you STOP working and WATCH the video clip……this is what YOU need to include in YOUR documentaries.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

  1. Finish working in WeVideo for this project.
  2. With 15 minutes remaining in class, you will critique your classmates videos.

YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

  1. Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
  2. Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
  3. Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
  4. Did include audio files?
  5. Did you include photographs?
  6. Did you incorporate a video clip?
  7. Did you use transitions & animations?
  8. Did you provide credits at the end?

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

  1. Publish the project and send it to the class using Edmodo & Google Drive: 
    1. Begin watching this video around 4:00 minutes to see how to PUBLISH to Google Drive Online
  2. Share with ME your PUBLISHED WeVideo
    1. Go to your Google Drive online
    2. Put a checkmark next to your PUBLISHED video (the icon beside the file should be colored red)
    3. Click the SHARE button (the button with the person and the plus sign)
    4. Share it with me: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
  3. Share with THE CLASS your PUBLISHED WeVideo
    1. Go to Edmodo
    2. Create a note
    3. Paste the link for the WeVideo into the note
    4. Send to: 2014-2015 8th Grade Documentary class
  4. Watch your classmates video clips. In a Google Doc shared with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us) rate your classmates on a scale of 1-5 (1 is the worst and 5 is the best) according the following:
    1. Did the video capture your attention at the beginning?
    2. Did the video hold your attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
    3. Did the video tell you what to do in the end?
    4. Did the video include audio files?
    5. Did the video include photographs?
    6. Did the video incorporate a video clip?
    7. Did the video include transitions & animations?
    8. Did the video provide credits at the end?
    9. Explain what they could have done better and why and/or explain what was great!

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

  1. Share with ME your PUBLISHED WeVideo
    1. Go to your Google Drive online
    2. Put a checkmark next to your PUBLISHED video (the icon beside the file should be colored red)
    3. Click the SHARE button (the button with the person and the plus sign)
    4. Share it with me: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
  2. Share with THE CLASS your PUBLISHED WeVideo
    1. Go to Edmodo
    2. Create a note
    3. Paste the link for the WeVideo into the note
    4. Send to: 2014-2015 8th Grade Documentary class
  3. Watch your classmates video clips. In a Google Doc shared with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us) rate your classmates on a scale of 1-5 (1 is the worst and 5 is the best) according the following:
    1. Did the video capture your attention at the beginning?
    2. Did the video hold your attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
    3. Did the video tell you what to do in the end?
    4. Did the video include audio files?
    5. Did the video include photographs?
    6. Did the video incorporate a video clip?
    7. Did the video include transitions & animations?
    8. Did the video provide credits at the end?
    9. Explain what they could have done better and why and/or explain what was great!

FINISH THE LESSON PLAN FROM LAST CLASS!!!

INTERNET SAFETY WORKSHOP LESSON PLANS

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to enter Everfi and begin our unit on Digital Literacy & Responsibility. At the conclusion of this unit you will be expected to created a workshop that will be presented to elementary students about digital literacy & responsibility.

Module 1–At the completion of this module you will be able to answer the following questions:

  1. Why is it important to compare features of a computer before making a purchase?
  2. What are the different features of a computer that people should consider before making their selection?
  3. What is cloud computing, and what does it enable us to do?
  4. What are some of the ways computers change and evolve over time?
  5. What do you predict computers will be like 20 years from now?

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Typing Web
  2. Go to: http://everfi.com/login–your class code: 69e7795d
    1. Watch the Welcome
    2. Click CHOOSING A COMPUTER
    3. Do the PRE CHECK
    4. Click on the other targets–work from left to right.
    5. THE POST CHECK WILL GO IN MY GRADE BOOK!!!
  3. Create a new Google Doc named DIGITAL LITERAY, share it with me, and answer the following questions:
    1. What did you learn today that you think would be important to teach the elementary students?
  1. FINISH MODULE 1 in Everfi

Your Digital Literacy Google Doc: What did you learn about buying a computer that can help the elementary students?

  1. Go to Power My Learning
    1. Sign up
    2. Our class code is: 979928
    3. Work on the Internet Safety assignment–What do you think?

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to “buy” a new device!!!

CLASS ACTIVITY:

  1. TAKE OUT A PIECE OF PAPER AND WRITE DOWN THE ANSWERS TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS:
    1. How many hours a day do you spend on:
      1. your laptop computer?
      2. your iPad/Tablet?
      3. Cell phone?
      4. Desktop?
    2. Which is your preferred device?
    3. What are the pros & cons of using each device listed above?
  2. Discuss with your classmates the pros they listed. What are the common features that we look for in our devices?
  3. What do the following terms mean:
    1. CPU
    2. Hard disk drive
    3. Operating system
    4. RAM
  4. It’s Time to Buy a Computer–get the handout from your teacher. Work in pairs, but EACH OF YOU USE A DIFFERENT WEBSITE!!!!
  5. Turn in the handout when you are done–THIS IS YOUR WRITING FOR TODAY!

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to choose a cell phone that is right for you!!

Module 2–At the completion of this module you will be able to answer the following questions:

  1. Is owning a cell phone a big responsibility?
  2. How can people be more responsible with using or paying for their phones?
  3. What are the dangers of using a cell phone while driving?
  4. What can people do–either as passengers or drivers–to prevent texting while driving?

Go to  http://everfi.com/login and begin Wireless Communication

Open your IGNITION Google Doc and, at the top, answer the following questions:

  1. What did you learn today that a 3rd-5th grade student needs to know?

CLASS ACTIVITY

  1. Is owning a cell phone a big responsibility?
  2. Do you know the following terms:
    1. Carrier
    2. Coverage
    3. Customer Service
    4. Cell Phone Insurance
  3. How to Choose the Best Cell Phone for You–get the handout from your teacher and do it.
  4. Use Phone Scoop to explore and select the best phone for you.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to learn about computer viruses and how to keep your computer safe.

  1. Module 3–At the completion of this module you will be able to answer the following questions:
    1. What kinds of risks can come with using technology?
    2. How can people reduce those risks, especially when it comes to protecting their privacy and online identities?
    3. Is it possible to spend too much time with technology?
    4. What signs might indicate that someone is overusing technology?
    5. How can people keep their technology use in check?
  2. Go to  http://everfi.com/login and do The Viral World
  3. Open your IGNITION Google Doc and, at the top, answer the following questions:
    1. What did you learn today that a 3rd-5th grade student needs to know?

CLASS ACTIVITY

  1. When it comes to internet safety and responsibility, what do you think is the MOST important thing that people need to be aware of? Rank these in order of importance with 1 = MOST IMPORTANT and 5 = LEAST IMPORTANT:
    1. Protecting your identity
    2. Keeping personal information private
    3. Treating other people online with respect
    4. Not letting technology take over their lives
    5. Protecting their computers from viruses
  2. Why did you rank them in that order?
  3. Do you know the following terms:
    1. Viruses
    2. E-mail viruses
    3. Trojan horses
    4. Worms
  4. Select one of the four viruses from above. Use the internet to learn more about it. Write a story or cartoon from the virus’ point of view. In the story make sure you explain what the virus does, how the virus gets into someone’s computer, and what others can do to protect themselves from the virus. You may use one of the following to illustrate your story:
    1. PowToon
    2. WeVideo
    3. Pixton
    4. ZimmerTwins
    5. Smore–Infographic

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to learn about computer viruses and how to create secure passwords.

CLASS ACTIVITY

  1. WORK ON: Select one of the four viruses from above. Use the internet to learn more about it. Write a story or cartoon from the virus’ point of view. In the story make sure you explain what the virus does, how the virus gets into someone’s computer, and what others can do to protect themselves from the virus. You may use one of the following to illustrate your story:
    1. PowToon
    2. WeVideo
    3. Pixton
    4. Zimmertwins
    5. smore
  2. Making the Ultimate Password–get the handout from your teacher.

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will have the opportunity to learn about computer viruses and how to create secure passwords.

CLASS ACTIVITY

  1. COMPETE: Select one of the four viruses from above. Use the internet to learn more about it. Write a story or cartoon from the virus’ point of view. In the story make sure you explain what the virus does, how the virus gets into someone’s computer, and what others can do to protect themselves from the virus. You may use one of the following to illustrate your story:
    1. PowToon
    2. WeVideo
    3. Pixton
    4. Zimmertwins
    5. smore
  2. Make your project portable
  3. Share it with the class by pasting the link at the bottom of the 8th Grade Documentary page of my web site.
  4. View your classmates projects–rate them on a scale of 1-5 with 1 being bad and 5 being awesome. Remember to rate them on the following:
    1. What is the virus? Is it well defined? What does the virus do?
    2. How does the virus infect a computer?
    3. What can you do to prevent this virus from infecting your computer?
  5. Making the Ultimate Password–get the handout from your teacher.

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know the difference between paraphrasing and plagiarism.

  1. Module 4–At the completion of this module you will be able to answer the following questions:
    1. What does it mean to plagiarize, and what are some ways that people can make sure they are NOT plagiarizing
    2. What are the consequences of plagiarism?
    3. How do we use technology in our schoolwork?
    4. When does technology use cause a problem in school?
  2. Go to  http://everfi.com/login and do Internet Resources and Credibility
  3. Open your IGNITION Google Doc and, at the top, answer the following questions:
    1. What did you learn today that a 3rd-5th grade student needs to know?

CLASS ACTIVITY

  1. What is the difference between plagiarism & paraphrasing?
  2. Avoiding Plagiarism–get the handout from your teacher and do it on your own.
  3. Now–in a Google Doc create a paragraph in your own words. The paragraph must explain an action, event, or emotion.
  4. Share the Google Doc with one other person in the room.
  5. Paraphrase your partner’s paragraph. Does the paraphrasing capture the meaning of the original text without plagiarizing?

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know about how to use multimedia technology to express yourself creatively and why it is important to carefully consider what you post online.

  1. Module 5–At the completion of this module you will be able to answer the following questions:
    1. How can technology help people to be creative or to express themselves and their ideas?
    2. Why do people need to be careful about what they post or share online?
    3. What is the purpose of copyright?
    4. What are some examples of copyright infringement?
  2. Go to  http://everfi.com/login and do Creating Multimedia Products
  3. Open your IGNITION Google Doc and, at the top, answer the following questions:
      1. What did you learn today that a 3rd-5th grade student needs to know?

CLASS ACTIVITY

  1. How can technology help people to be creative or to express themselves and their ideas?
  2. Would you like it if someone got credit for your photo, movie, or writing?
  3. Do you know these terms:
    1. conduct
    2. anecdotes
    3. sources
    4. credible
    5. cite
    6. multimedia
  4. WATCH THIS: Autism Public Service Announcement
  5. How to Complete Online Research–get the handout from your teacher.
  6. When completing research, why is it important to double-check your resources?

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to stop cyber bullying.

  1. Module 6–At the completion of this module you will be able to answer the following questions:
    1. What is cyber bullying?
    2. Is cyber bullying different than regular bullying? How?
    3. What should a person do if he or she is cyber bullied?
    4. What can you do as a friend if you see someone being cyber bullied?
    5. How can people your age help put an end to cyber bullying?
  2. Go to  http://everfi.com/login and do Creating Multimedia Products
  3. Open your IGNITION Google Doc and, at the top, answer the following questions:
    1. What is cyber bullying?
    2. Is cyber bullying different than regular bullying? How?
    3. What should a person do if he or she is cyber bullied?
    4. What can you do as a friend if you see someone being cyber bullied?
    5. How can people your age help put an end to cyber bullying?

CLASS ACTIVITY

  1. What is cyber bulling? Is cyber bullying different than regular bullying? How?
  2. Read the article–get the handout from your teacher.
  3. Using Word–write a letter to an elementary-aged student explaining the dangers of cyber bullying as well as explaining what one can do to stop cyber bullying. Save it to your Google Drive and Print it to Weber 2550.
  4. How can people your age help to put an end to cyber bullying?

Scenario: Your team has been hired by the Bellevue Community School District to put together a 30 minute workshop on Internet Safety for Safety Day at the Bellevue Elementary School for the 4th & 5th graders. It is your team’s job to decide WHAT is most important for 4th & 5th graders to know about Internet Safety. Once that is decided, you must determine the best, most interactive and engaging way to TEACH the 5th graders about Internet Safety.

  1. As a class, let’s brainstorm WHAT is most important. We need THREE main topics.
  2. Get into teams of 4.
  3. Each team will be assigned one of the 3 main topics.
  4. As a team, decide how to break down your topic–there are 4 people in your team so figure out how to divide your topic up into 4’s possibly…………..
  5. ONE person in your group: Create a new folder in your ONLINE Google Drive & share it with everyone in your group.
  6. ANOTHER person in your group: Create a Google Doc shared with everyone in your group and Mrs. Weber
  7. Begin organizing your 10 minute workshop

FINISH

Scenario: Your team has been hired by the Bellevue Community School District to put together a 30 minute workshop on Internet Safety for Safety Day at the Bellevue Elementary School for the 4th & 5th graders. It is your team’s job to decide WHAT is most important for 4th & 5th graders to know about Internet Safety. Once that is decided, you must determine the best, most interactive and engaging way to TEACH the 5th graders about Internet Safety.

  1. Plan out your 10 minutes…….be specific & FUN!!!

READ WHAT THE 6TH GRADERS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THIS MORNING

Scenario: Your team has been hired by the Bellevue Community School District to put together a 30 minute workshop on Internet Safety for Safety Day at the Bellevue Elementary School for the 4th & 5th graders. It is your team’s job to decide WHAT is most important for 4th & 5th graders to know about Internet Safety. Once that is decided, you must determine the best, most interactive and engaging way to TEACH the 5th graders about Internet Safety.

  1. Adjust your workshop based on how 1st period went this morning………here are some suggestions:
    1. Tell them right away WHAT they will learn–WHAT is the GOAL of your workshop?
    2. Use a story or scenario to get their attention right away or use several scenarios/stories and have them decide what is correct/right with a simple YES or NO and then discuss.
    3. Use the Chromebooks–create online scavenger hunt, find an online game dealing with your topic
    4. At the end tell them WHAT TO DO!! Maybe give them an online quiz using the following website:
      1. https://quizlet.com/_1b19b7–THESE ARE FLASH CARDS
      2. http://freeonlinesurveys.com/s/i1i0vl5fxsvh8n7652152–THIS DOES NOT RETURN CORRECTED QUIZZES
      3. http://www.classmarker.com
        UNCHECK SAVE RESULTS!!!<a href=”https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=gj3552e7fb5bf5e0″ title=”Take our online test”>Take our online test</a>
        https://www.classmarker.com/online-test/start/?quiz=gj3552e7fb5bf5e0

MODULE 7

GOAL: Before you leave today you will be able to answer the following questions:

  1. What are some ways that technology has changed various professions and careers?
  2. What is STEM?
  3. What are STEM careers, and why are they important?
  4. What are some new jobs that have been created by technology?
  5. How can people your age start planning for a career in technology now?

RIGHT NOW:

  1. Go to  http://everfi.com/login and do Creating Multimedia Products
  2. Open your IGNITION Google Doc and, at the top, answer the following questions:
    1. What are some ways that technology has changed various professions and careers?
    2. What is STEM?
    3. What are STEM careers, and why are they important?
    4. What are some new jobs that have been created by technology?
    5. How can people your age start planning for a career in technology now?

CLASS ACTIVITY–GET WITH A PARTNER

  1. What is STEM?
  2. Why does our country place such importance on STEM education?
  3. What are some STEM careers that you can think of and what education level do you think is required to obtain that career?
  4. GO TO Brookings Institute–This site looks at millions of employment ads in major areas to determine:
    1. What percentage of job openings:
      1. Require STEM skills
      2. Require STEM skills and at least a Bachelor’s degree
    2. The average salary of those jobs
    3. How many days it takes for employers to fill the average job
    4. The occupational breakdown of job openings in the area
  5. GO TO OUR AREA and answer the following questions:
    1. What percentage of job openings require STEM skills?
    2. What percentage of job openings require STEM skills and at least a Bachelor’s degree?
    3. What is the average salary of those jobs?
    4. How many days does it take to employers to fill the average jobs here?
    5. What occupation category had the most job openings and is it a STEM field?
    6. What occupation category had the least job openings and is it a STEM field?
    7. What other STEM fields had a significant number of job openings?
    8. How important are STEM skills to our area and why do you think so?
    9. How does this data affect your thoughts on your future career?
  6. Go to Bureau of Labor and Statistics–this website provides career information about hundreds f occupations.
    1. What are some of the STEM Occupation Groups listed on the left side of the screen?
    2. Click on one of the STEM occupation groups that you are most interested in and fill in the information required on It’s Time to Get a Job!–get it from your teacher.

MISC. FINAL PROJECT IDEAS

One Minute Movie Project

or

http://www.hightechhigh.org/unboxed/issue2/cards/pdfs/Public_Service_Advertising_Campaign.pdf

One Minute Movie Project

One Minute Movie Project

OVERVIEW OF COURSE–Final Project

View & critique your classmates projects–Create a Google Doc and share it with me. In the Google Doc, for each game, do the following:

Name of the creator of the game
What was good about their project?
What could have been better?
Out of 10 points, how many points do you think the group earned?
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA (and it will take several classes because we will be learning A LOT at the same time!):

Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
WeVideo:

WeVideo Activity–Practice using WeVideo. Please make sure you include the following:
Import photos–at least 5
You can get pictures off the cameras in my room
You can RIGHT CLICK on an internet image–Save Image–Google Drive on your machine
Import music–2-3 audio clips
When you download the audio files, your computer will automatically place the file in your downloads folder. Watch this video clip to see how to get the audio file from the downloads folder to your Google Drive:
Visit the following sites. Bookmark them (click the STAR in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser). Download at least 1 audio file from each one and get the file to YOUR Google Drive on your MACHINE:
http://www.soundzabound.com/–username: 0585belhs password: mbaea9
http://freemusicarchive.org/
http://www.jamendo.com/en/
Import video clip–1-2 video clips–use your video clips from this class.
Try using www.keepvid.com to get YouTube videos.
ZAMZAR
How to Use Zamzar–read the comments section to see the different file formats
www.youtube-mp3.org–check it out & practice using it
www.vidtomp3.com
Paste Video Link
Click YELLOW DOWNLOAD button
Click on Click here to get your Download Link
Click on DOWNLOAD MP3
Choose your Google Drive on the machine
www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it
Include transitions
Include title overlays
Title at the beginning
Title on an image
Credits at the end
Publish the project and send it to me.
Please address these questions in shared Google Doc (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us):
What was your biggest accomplishment today?
What was your biggest challenge?
What do you need to do next?
What questions do you have?
What do you like/dislike about WeVideo? Explain.
Atlantis Documentary (I will play this on the big screen while you work today)–What was interesting and held your attention about this video? What made you want to keep watching? Why? How can you incorporate these things into projects you create here at Bellevue Middle/High School? Share your responses with me in a shared Google Doc.

IMPORTANT: At the end of every class, share a Google Doc with me describing how far you got today and what you learned. This will be graded.

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will experiment with using WeVideo. You will be expected to know how to add photos, videos, and sound to movies you make in WeVideo and you will be expected to publish a video and send the video and/or it’s link to me. You will create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:
Get into WeVideo
Upload at least 1 photograph from your machine to a WeVideo project
Download 1 audio file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
Download 1 video file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:
Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
WeVideo Activity–Practice using WeVideo. Please make sure you include the following:
Import photos–at least 5
You can get pictures off the cameras in my room
You can RIGHT CLICK on an internet image–Save Image As–choose to save to Google Drive on your machine
When you download the audio files, your computer will automatically place the file in your downloads folder. Watch this video clip to see how to get the audio file from the downloads folder to your Google Drive:
Visit the following sites. Bookmark them (click the STAR in the upper right corner of your Chrome browser). Download at least 1 audio file from each one and get the file to YOUR Google Drive on your MACHINE:
http://www.soundzabound.com/–username: 0585belhs password: mbaea9
http://freemusicarchive.org/
http://www.jamendo.com/en/
Import music–2-3 audio clips into WeVideo
Import video clip–1-2 video clips–use your video clips from this class.
Get your own videos using my cameras
Try using www.keepvid.com to get YouTube videos.
en.savefrom.net
ZAMZAR
How to Use Zamzar–read the comments section to see the different file formats
www.youtube-mp3.org–check it out & practice using it
www.vidtomp3.com
Paste Video Link
Click YELLOW DOWNLOAD button
Click on Click here to get your Download Link
Click on DOWNLOAD MP3
Choose your Google Drive on the machine
www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it
Include transitions
Include title overlays
Title at the beginning
Title on an image
Credits at the end
Publish the project and send it to me.
Please address these questions in shared Google Doc (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us):
What was your biggest accomplishment today?
What was your biggest challenge?
What do you need to do next?
What questions do you have?
What do you like/dislike about WeVideo? Explain.
GOAL: Before you leave today you will experiment with using WeVideo. You will be expected to know how to add photos, videos, and sound to movies you make in WeVideo and you will be expected to publish a video and send the video and/or it’s link to me. You will create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Download 1 audio file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
Download 1 video file & get it into your Google Drive on your machine
Upload at least 1 photograph from your machine to a WeVideo project
SHOW ME YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE ON YOUR MACHINE & YOUR WEVIDEO PROJECT
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
WeVideo Activity–Practice using WeVideo. Please make sure you include the following:
Import photos–at least 5
Import music–2-3 audio clips
http://www.soundzabound.com/–username: 0585belhs password: mbaea9
http://freemusicarchive.org/
http://www.jamendo.com/en/
Import video clip–1-2 video clips–use your video clips from this class.
Try using the following to get YouTube videos/mp3 files:
www.keepvid.com
en.savefrom.net
ZAMZAR
How to Use Zamzar–read the comments section to see the different file formats
www.youtube-mp3.org–check it out & practice using it
www.vidtomp3.com
Paste Video Link
Click YELLOW DOWNLOAD button
Click on Click here to get your Download Link
Click on DOWNLOAD MP3
Choose your Google Drive on the machine
www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it

Include transitions
Include title overlays
Title at the beginning
Title on an image
Credits at the end
Publish the project and send it to me.
Please address these questions in shared Google Doc (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us):
What was your biggest accomplishment today?
What was your biggest challenge?
What do you need to do next?
What questions do you have?
What do you like/dislike about WeVideo? Explain.
GOAL: Before you leave today, you need to finish your practice WeVideo and show me.

HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO:

Make sure you are logged in to your Google Drive on your COMPUTER
Make sure at least 1 audio file, 1 video file, and 1 photograph is downloaded to your Google Drive on your machine. SHOW ME!!!
Complete your practice WeVideo. SHOW ME.
Help your classmates or do the following:
www.screencastomatic.com–check it out–Here is how you use it
UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Pick a topic for your project today.
Writing Assignment: What is your topic for this video clip and why did you choose it? Share your response with me in a shared Google Doc. Be sure to take notes and include evidence in your WeVideo to help educate your audience about this topic.
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
WeVideo Assignment–Please make sure you include the following:
Import photos
Import music
Import video clip
Include transitions
Include title overlays
Title at the beginning
Title on an image
Credits at the end
Publish the project and send it to me.
Please address these questions in shared Google Doc (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us):
What was your biggest accomplishment today?
What was your biggest challenge?
What do you need to do next?
What questions do you have?
What do you like/dislike about WeVideo? Explain.
DO YOU WANT TO ENTER A VIDEO CONTEST?

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Begin gathering video clips, audio files, and pictures. Save them to your Google Drive on your machine. If you are working in a group, save them to the shared folder for this project.
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN YOUR GOOGLE DOC FOR THIS CLASS:

What did you accomplish for your group today?
How is your group working?
What still needs to be done?
What do you plan to do next class?
DO YOU WANT TO BE IN A VIDEO CONTEST?

As you work today, watch this video clip about Future Learning In a Google Doc shared with me, describe what made you STOP working and WATCH the video clip……this is what YOU need to include in YOUR documentaries.

UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Finish gathering video clips, audio files, and pictures. Save them to your Google Drive on your machine. If you are working in a group, save them to the shared folder for this project.
Begin putting everything into WeVideo.
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN YOUR GOOGLE DOC FOR THIS CLASS:

What did you accomplish for your group today?
How is your group working?
What still needs to be done?
What do you plan to do next class?
UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Finish working in WeVideo for this project.
With 15 minutes remaining in class, you will critique your classmates videos.
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN YOUR GOOGLE DOC FOR THIS CLASS:

What did you accomplish for your group today?
How is your group working?
What still needs to be done?
What do you plan to do next class?
UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Finish working in WeVideo for this project.
With 15 minutes remaining in class, you will critique your classmates videos.
YOUR PROJECT WILL BE GRADED ON THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA:

Did you captured your audience’s attention at the beginning?
Were you able to hold your audience’s attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did you tell your audience what to do in the end?
Did include audio files?
Did you include photographs?
Did you incorporate a video clip?
Did you use transitions & animations?
Did you provide credits at the end?
ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS IN YOUR GOOGLE DOC FOR THIS CLASS:

What did you accomplish for your group today?
How is your group working?
What still needs to be done?
What do you plan to do next class?
UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Publish the project and send it to the class using Edmodo & Google Drive:
Begin watching this video around 4:00 minutes to see how to PUBLISH to Google Drive Online
Share with ME your PUBLISHED WeVideo
Go to your Google Drive online
Put a checkmark next to your PUBLISHED video (the icon beside the file should be colored red)
Click the SHARE button (the button with the person and the plus sign)
Share it with me: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
Share with THE CLASS your PUBLISHED WeVideo
Go to Edmodo
Create a note
Paste the link for the WeVideo into the note
Send to: 2014-2015 8th Grade Documentary class
Watch your classmates video clips. In a Google Doc shared with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us) rate your classmates on a scale of 1-5 (1 is the worst and 5 is the best) according the following:
Did the video capture your attention at the beginning?
Did the video hold your attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did the video tell you what to do in the end?
Did the video include audio files?
Did the video include photographs?
Did the video incorporate a video clip?
Did the video include transitions & animations?
Did the video provide credits at the end?
Explain what they could have done better and why and/or explain what was great!
UNIT GOAL: Before you leave today you will begin to create a video about a current topic in one of your other classes that interests you and you would like to know more about it.

GOAL FOR TODAY:

Share with ME your PUBLISHED WeVideo
Go to your Google Drive online
Click on your PUBLISHED video (the icon beside the file should be colored red)
Click the SHARE button (the button with the person and the plus sign)
Share it with me: tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
Share with THE CLASS your PUBLISHED WeVideo
Go to Edmodo
Create a note
Click the FILE button (the first one below the note) and find your video
Send to: 2014-2015 8th Grade Documentary class
Watch your classmates video clips. In a Google Doc shared with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us) rate your classmates on a scale of 1-5 (1 is the worst and 5 is the best) according the following:
Did the video capture your attention at the beginning?
Did the video hold your attention throughout the video by using testimonials, statistics, interviews, etc.?
Did the video tell you what to do in the end?
Did the video include audio files?
Did the video include photographs?
Did the video incorporate a video clip?
Did the video include transitions & animations?
Did the video provide credits at the end?
Explain what they could have done better and why and/or explain what was great!
In your Google Doc for this class answer the following question: what would you like to do next?
READ THIS PAGE CAREFULLY!!!!
FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

CREATE A NEW GOOGLE DOC & RESEARCH & TAKE NOTES ABOUT:

RENEWABLE FUEL PRODUCTION
ETHANOL
BIODIESEL
WATCH THESE VIDEOS:

How to make a Public Service Announcement
How to Make a Public Service Announcement
Bullying Public Service Announcement
Autism Public Service Announcement
PICK A PARTNER & MOVE & COMPARE NOTES & DISCUSS WHAT YOU LEARNED & HOW YOU WANT TO APPROACH THIS PROJECT. In a Google Doc shared with me and your partner, create an OUTLINE for your project and assign each person in your group sections to work on. Here is an example:

Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
HOW will you get their attention?
Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above?
WHAT topics will you include here?
Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
Tell them what steps to take next
Credits
GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED folder.

FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

RIGHT NOW:

Get with your partner
In a Google Doc shared with me and your partner, create an OUTLINE for your project and assign each person in your group sections to work on. Here is an example:
Intro–GET THEIR ATTENTION (be dramatic or funny; use music; use a question…..etc.)
HOW will you get their attention?
Body–HOLD THEIR ATTENTION
HOW will you hold their attention? Interviews? Quotes? Statistics? All of the above?
WHAT topics will you include here?
Conclusion–TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT TO DO
Tell them what steps to take next
Credits
Create a new folder in your Google Drive and Share it with your partner
Your partner will need to move the shared folder from the SHARED WITH ME folder to the MY DRIVE folder ONLINE
Begin collecting videos, animated clips, photographs, diagrams, etc. for this project. SAVE THEM ALL TO THE SHARED FOLDER FOR THIS PROJECT!!!
Begin creating the video–USE YOUTUBE:
Go to YouTube to learn about YouTube Video Editor
Watch the Video
Scroll down on the page after the video and read how to do everything
YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO
GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED folder.

FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

RIGHT NOW:

Meet with your partner about what you are each going to accomplish today & get started!!
Continue collecting videos, animated clips, photographs, diagrams, etc. for this project. SAVE THEM ALL TO THE SHARED FOLDER FOR THIS PROJECT!!!
Continue creating the video–USE YOUTUBE:
Go to YouTube to learn about YouTube Video Editor
Watch the Video
Scroll down on the page after the video and read how to do everything
YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO
YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT TWO CLASSES TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED folder.

FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

RIGHT NOW:

Meet with your partner about what you are each going to accomplish today & get started!!
Continue creating the video–USE YOUTUBE:
Go to YouTube to learn about YouTube Video Editor
Watch the Video
Scroll down on the page after the video and read how to do everything
YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO
YOU HAVE TODAY AND THE NEXT CLASS TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED folder.

FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

RIGHT NOW:

Meet with your partner about what you are each going to accomplish today & get started!!
Continue creating the video–USE YOUTUBE:
Go to YouTube to learn about YouTube Video Editor
Watch the Video
Scroll down on the page after the video and read how to do everything
YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE YOUR OWN VIDEO
YOU HAVE TODAY TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED folder.

RIGHT NOW:

FINISH THE MOVIE
Paste the link for your video in to a note to the class in Edmodo
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NEXT??????

 

YOU HAVE TODAY TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED folder.

RIGHT NOW:

Watch everyone’s videos
FINISH THE MOVIE
Paste the link for your video in to a note to the class in Edmodo
VOTE
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NEXT??????

 

YOU HAVE TODAY TO FINISH THIS PROJECT

FUEL THE FUTURE IOWA HIGH SCHOOL CONTEST

GOAL: Before you leave today you will have collected several images, facts, statistics, sources, videos, and audio files for this project and they will be saved in your SHARED folder.

RIGHT NOW:

    1. Watch everyone’s videos
    2. FINISH THE MOVIE
    3. Paste the link for your video in to a note to the class in Edmodo
    4. VOTE

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO NEXT??????

Area Business Commercial

POWTOON & HOW TO MAKE A COMMERCIAL LESSON PLANS

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how to use PowToon to create promotional messages & projects.

TODAY IS A LEARNING & EXPERIMENTING DAY!!

YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO LEARN POWTOON TODAY AND APPLY WHAT YOU LEARN TO CREATING A COMMERCIAL FOR A  BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION!!

Experiment with using POWTOON–You have to

  1. Watch these FIVE videos–http://www.powtoon.com/blog/russ-explains/
  2. Read this page: http://www.powtoon.com/blog/working-powtoon-classroom-students/
  3. Create a PowToon about anything–EXPERIMENT–try everything!! You will use what you learn today to begin creating a commercial next class.

TIED: Fuel the Future videos:

  1. Brin’s
  2. Adyson’s
  3. Brandon’s

VOTE:

BEGIN YOUR POWTOON PROJECT –create a commercial using PowToon for an organization/business…..

DRIVING QUESTION:

What makes a good commercial?

RIGHT NOW: Answer these questions in a Google Doc shared with me. THIS MAY TAKE THE ENTIRE CLASS TIME TODAY…..THAT IS OK!!

KEY UNDERSTANDINGS:

  1. How does a commercial grab an audience’s attention?
    1. What grabs your attention when you are watching commercials?
    2. How many different ways are there to grab an audience’s attention?
    3. What is the type of audience the commercial is directed towards?
  2. How does a commercial hold it’s audiences’ attention?
    1. What are advertising techniques that can be used to hold an audience’s attention?
    2. What does a business need to know about their customer in order to hold their attention during an advertisement?
    3. Why is it important for a commercial to hold an audience’s attention?
  3. How can a commercial get a person to buy or do something?
    1. What methods of persuasion can be used to get customers to purchase a product?
    2. What should a commercial do at the end to get customers to purchase the advertised product?
    3. Why is getting the customer to purchase/do something important for a commercial?

WHEN YOU FINISH THE KEY UNDERSTANDINGS:

  1. Create a commercial.
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  3. Your commercial can only be 30 SECONDS in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE VIDEO)–beginning of commercial
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the commercial
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of commercial
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. With 10 minutes left in class, send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished today.

REMINDER:

How to Publish a Powtoon

  1. Click the “camera” to Publish (SHARE)
  2. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
  3. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
  4. Choose a Category, Give it a title, type a short description (use good writing skills), assign at least 5 that describe your video
  5. PUBLISH
  6. Wait for the video to load
  7. Copy and paste the URL into a note to the class in Edmodo

In a NEW Google Doc shared with me, write a thank you to Rockwell for the time they took out of their schedule to meet with us and give us a tour. Please mention at least 1 specific idea you got or learned from the tour. Use good writing skills! This will go in a thank you note to them!!!

CONTINUE WORKING ON YOUR POWTOON PROJECT –create a commercial using PowToon for an organization/business…..

  1. Create a commercial. Here is an example:
  2. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  3. Your commercial can only be 30 SECONDS in length
  4. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE VIDEO)–beginning of commercial
  5. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the commercial
  6. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of commercial
  7. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  8. With 10 minutes left in class, send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished today.

REMINDER:

How to Publish a Powtoon

  1. Click the “camera” to Publish (SHARE)
  2. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
  3. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
  4. Choose a Category, Give it a title, type a short description (use good writing skills), assign at least 5 that describe your video
  5. PUBLISH
  6. Wait for the video to load
  7. Copy and paste the URL into a note to the class in Edmodo

 

GOAL: Before you leave today, you need to publish & post your commercial.

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  2. Your commercial can only be 30 SECONDS in length
  3. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of commercial
  4. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the commercial
  5. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of commercial
  6. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
  7. With 10 minutes left in class, send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished today.

REMINDER:

How to Publish a Powtoon

  1. Click the “camera” to Publish (SHARE)
  2. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
  3. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
  4. Choose a Category, Give it a title, type a short description (use good writing skills), assign at least 5 that describe your video
  5. PUBLISH
  6. Wait for the video to load
  7. Copy and paste the URL into a note to the class in Edmodo
  1. Publish your PowToon
  2. Post the link for your published PowToon to Edmodo.
  3. Watch your classmates videos……evaluate them:
    1. Create a new Google Doc share with tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
    2. Type their name and title of their project
    3. Rate them on the following FOUR categories using: 1=bad, 2=ok, 3=good
      1. Creativity
        1. “attention getting” beginning
        2. color variation
        3. pictures
        4. theme
        5. video clips
      2. Idea Is Addressed
        1. What is your idea?
        2. Why is it unique compared to other existing businesses/organizations/ideas?
        3. Why will people want to buy it/join it/believe it?
        4. How will you get started–when, where, how much?
      3. Good Quality
        1. Professional
        2. Neat
      4. Accurate Information
        1. Valid Information
        2. Good Detail
        3. Goal of the Video Is Clear
        4. Video is Mindful of it’s Audience
        5. Audience knows what to do at the conclusion
        6. Credits are provided

 

 

SAMPLE DOCUMENTARIES:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ohaMNlkAX0
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb1TpMVVTzI
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGVDE1ysyI4

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to www.teachbanzai.com class code: 3FDMAK

GOAL: Before you leave today you will know how much it costs to rent an apartment in our area, what happens if you are unable to pay your rent, and how important good credit is when renting and apartment.

  1. Login at www.teachbanzai.com
  2. Complete PreTest
  3. Do the Scenarios and answer the following questions:
    1. Scenario #1: Go to: www.practicalmoneyskills.com/personalfinance/lifeevents/renting/and READ!!!
      1. How much does it cost to rent an apartment in this area (Bellevue, Jackson County, Eastern Iowa, etc.)?
      2. What happens if you can’t pay your rent?
      3. Why is having good credit important when renting an apartment?
        1. What is good credit?
      4. You are a landlord. You would like to rent your apartments in Bellevue, IA. Based on what you read about today, prepare a lease agreement for your renter’s to sign. **You may want to conduct further Internet research. Do this in a Google Doc shared with me. Be prepared to share with the class also. Be sure to meet today’s class goal above!!!
    2. Scenario #2: Go to Understanding Social Security–READ IT and Medicare–READ IT
      1. Why do we pay Social Security taxes?
      2. What are MediCARE taxes for?
      3. How much can a high school graduate expect to earn?
      4. What are some taxes that are withheld from you paychecks?
      5. What are the benefits of using direct deposit?
        1. What is direct deposit?
      6. What is the difference between gross pay and net pay?

GOAL: Before you leave today you will understanding why fuel is important to our economy and proper etiquette for tipping.

  1. Scenario #2–FINISH FROM LAST CLASS IF YOU DID’T GET IT DONE
  2. Scenario #3: Go to http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/why.shtml
    1. Why is fuel economy important?
    2. Explain how your choice in car, your driving habits, etc. can impact fuel economy.
  3. Scenario #4: Just do it. No questions for this one 🙂
  4. Scenario #5: Go to http://www.emilypost.com/out-and-about/tipping/89-general-tipping-guidelines
    1. Why does the total on the receipt differ from the total amount paid?
    2. How do you know how much to tip?
    3. Besides restaurants, when are other instances when tipping would be appropriate?
  5. Scenario #6:
    1. What are some effective strategies for saving money on groceries?
  6. Scenario #7: Just do it. No questions for this one 🙂

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will understand the benefits of having health insurance, why it is important to pay the balance of your credit every month, what happens when you withdraw more money than you have in your checking account, what happens if your employer doesn’t withhold enough taxes, and how you can avoid paying ATM fees.

  1. Scenario #8:
    1. What was the impact of going to the emergency room without insurance?
    2. What are the benefits to having health care?
    3. What are the different ways to obtain medical insurance?
    4. The balance of your Reserves Jar is now negative. What does that mean?
  2. Scenario #9: Go to http://www.federalreserve.gov/creditcard/
    1. Why weren’t you able to pay the entire credit card bill?
    2. What are the consequences of not making a payment by the due date?
    3. What are credit card grace periods?
  3. Scenario #10: Go to http://financeintheclassroom.org/passport/downloads/GettingKeepingCheckingAccount.pdf
    1. You wrote a check for $25, but there was only $2.21 in your bank account. What does this mean?
  4. Scenario #11: Go to http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/overdraft/
    1. Why were you charged this overdraft fee?
    2. The bank could have bounced (refused to pay) this check. What would have happened then?
  5. Scenario #12: Go to http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/IRS-Withholding-Calculator
    1. Your employer estimates the taxes that should be withheld from your paycheck. What happens if they withhold too little?
    2. What happens if they withhold too much?
  6. Scenario #13: Go to http://www.fdic.gov/consumers/consumer/news/cnsprg98/atmfees.html
    1. How can you avoid paying ATM fees?

Goal: Before you leave today you will know what taxes are applied to gasoline purchases in Iowa, how to balance a checkbook, the benefits to a tax refund, how to purchase nutritional food on a budget, and how to purchase a vehicle.

  1. Scenario #14: Go to http://taxfoundation.org/article/state-gasoline-tax-rates-2009-2013
    1. What taxes are applied to gasoline purchases in Iowa?
  2. Scenario #15: Go to http://www.mint.com/blog/how-to/how-to-balance-a-checkbook-012012-2/
    1. Why doesn’t the bank statement show all of your checking account transactions?
    2. Which transactions are missing from this statement?
  3. Scenario #16:  Go to http://www.practicalmoneyskills.com/personalfinance/experts/practicalmoneymatters/columns/20090227_tax_refund.php
    1. What opportunities do tax refunds provide for your future?
  4. Scenario #17: Go to http://www.cnpp.usda.gov/Publications/FoodPlans/MiscPubs/FoodPlansRecipeBook.pdf
    1. Higher-quality food costs more. What are some of the best ways to ensure proper nutrition on a budget?
    2. Junk food is the cheapest, but is it the best choice? Explain.
  5. Scenario #18: Go to http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0056-understanding-vehicle-financing
    1. How was the interest on the auto loan calculated?
    2. How was the principal payment calculated?
    3. What happens if you fail to make your auto loan payments?
    4. What are the implications of having a poor credit score?

GOAL:

  1. Scenario #19: Go to http://www.paycheckcity.com/calculator/w4assistant.html;jsessionid=0BDE12825AC51BC39A0DA1965A3E7ECC?execution=e1s1 (THIS IS VERY USEFUL IN DETERMINING HOW TO FILL OUT A W-4)
    1. Roland’s Bookstore pays its employees weekly. What other pay schedules to businesses frequently use?
  2. Scenario #20: Go to http://www.in.gov/dfi/debitvcr.pdf
    1. You paid for these clothes using your debit card. What the advantages and disadvantages associated with this form of payment?
  3. Scenario #21: Go to http://www.helpguide.org/life/fast_food_nutrition.htm
    1. While fast food is great on occasion, why do smart consumers limit their intake of fast food?
  4. Scenario #22: Go to http://energy.gov/sites/prod/files/2013/06/f2/energy_savers.pdf
    1. Many people are surprised when they see the utility bill for a new home or apartment. How can you reduce the amount you pay each month?
  5. Scenario #23: Go to http://www.rd.com/advice/74-car-care-tips-to-keep-your-automobile-in-topnotch-condition/
    1. Transportation costs are among the top expenses for young people. How can you keep from going broke?
  1. Scenario #24: Go to http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11288_7-6464118-1.html
    1. Going over your plan minutes can be very expensive. What can you do to avoid this?
  2. Scenario #25: Go to http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Country=United_States/Salary
    1. Roland’s Bookstore pays you an hourly wage. What other forms of pay do employees receive?
  3. Scenario #26: Go to http://www.salestaxinstitute.com/resources/rates
    1. In most locations, sales tax is charged every time a product is sold. State and local governments use these funds to maintain roads, support youth programs, and perform other necessary duties. What is the sales tax for Iowa? Is there an extra percentage for Jackson county? City of Bellevue?
  4. Scenario #27: Go to http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html4
    1. Why should you always check your bank statement carefully every month?
    2. Which transaction is missing from this statement?
    3. Why doesn’t this check appear on the statement?
    4. Your checking statement says you have $867.40 available in your account. Banzai says you have $659.80. Who is right and why?
  5. Scenario #28: Go to http://www.iii.org/individuals/autoinsurance
    1. What are the penalties for driving without auto insurance?
    2. Why is it so important for all drivers to be insured?
  6. Scenario #29: Go to https://www.drugfree.org/join-together/addiction/nicotine-addiction-costs
    1. Uh oh. More fast food. Hope it was good, because the Burrito del Rey did a number on your arteries. Bad habits aren’t only hard on your health, but on your wallet as well. This applies particularly to addictions like smoking or excessive alcohol consumption. Not only will they shorten your life, but you’ll pay a tremendous sum of money to support these addictions.
  7. Scenario #30: Go to http://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/guide-to-reading-your-monthly-statement-1.aspx
    1. There was an interest charge on this bill. How could you have avoided it?
    2. Credit card companies use a formula to calculate the minimum payment due. This is often a set percentage, such as 4% of the balance, subject to a certain minimum. In this case, $20.
  • Complete the Post-Test: THIS WILL GO IN MY GRADE BOOK!!!
  • AFTER I HAVE RECORDED YOUR POST TEST SCORE IN JMC, in Banzai:
    1. Click on My Profile
    2. Click Reset Account and enter your password to confirm
    3. Setup your own personal accounts and jars!!

GOAL: Before you leave today you will understand the importance of time management to your health which will influence your human capital investment!!!

  1. Play the Personal Finance Game that is on your desktop computer
  2. Open the instructions sheet and follow the directions.
  3. Submit the following in a note to me in Edmodo (use good writing skills!):
    1. Question 1
    2. Question 2
    3. What did you learn about the importance of time management to your health and your investment in your human capital.

https://fefe.arizona.edu/curriculum/advanced-level

  1. Take the Pre-Test
  2. Create a new file in Google Docs and name it LESSON 1 INVEST IN YOURSELF. Record all answers for the questions below there.
  3. What is productivity?
  4. What is human capital?
  5. What is the difference between human capital and investment in human capital?
  6. What is the difference in pay between a high school dropout and a high school graduate?
  7. How much does the pay go up when a person achieves a bachelor’s degree? Master’s degree?
  8. What is the human capital/income relationship, on average?
  9. Be sure to check the boxes that apply to each situation toward the bottom.
  10. Click “discussion board” and write your response. Remember, the class will see what you write, so be sure to use good writing skills. You will be graded on your responses, so be sure to APPLY what you have learned in this first lesson to your response. Also, make sure you address all the bullet points for this discussion board topic!
  11. Do the review and check your answers
  12. Take the Post Test–THIS WILL GO UNDER THE TEST/QUIZZES/PROJECTS GRADE IN MY GRADEBOOK!!! TAKE YOUR TIME!!
  13. Take the Student Survey and look at your Post-Test results.
  14. PLAY THE PERSONAL FINANCE GAME ON YOUR COMPUTER–DO LESSON 1 ONLY!!! Follow the directions!stment in your human capital.

Goal:  you will compute the gross pay for a fictional character named John Dough given his hourly wage and the number of hours worked. You will compare gross pay to net pay. You will learn what FICA and federal income taxes are. You will learn how to complete a W-4 form and what a W-2 form is.

It’s Your Paycheck–Lesson 2 “W” Is For Wages, W-4, and W-2

  1. Take the Pre Test
  2. Create a new file in Google Docs and name it LESSON 2 W IS FOR WAGES, W-4, AND W2. Record all answers for the questions below there.
  3. What is income?
  4. What is the difference between wages and salary?
  5. What are some common deductions from a paycheck?
  6. What is included in FICA?
  7. What is the difference between gross pay and net pay?
  8. What does “YTD” stand for?
  9. Are all deductions from the government? Explain.
  10. Who typically pays more in income taxes?
  11. To figure the percentage of his income that John paid in federal income tax, DO NOT USE THE HINT!!! It is confusing. See if you can figure it out!! Show the math in your Google Doc.
  12. What is a W-4?
  13. Who fills out a W-4?
  14. Be sure to click on the links to view John’s W-4, especially the bottom link because it contains the worksheet that explains what each section is about. READ IT!! I know it is difficult to read, but YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS!!!
  15. Now, answer the questions!! Take note of the correct responses.
  16. What does FICA stand for?
  17. What is FICA used for?
  18. Answer the questions and check them!! Take note!!!
  19. What is a W-2?
  20. Who completes the W-2?
  21. Answer the questions. If you miss any, ask for help if you do not understand why!!!
  22. In a note to me in Edmodo, explain the following: Do you have control over whether or not your will receive a tax refund? Explain. What is the drawback to doing this?
  23. What does the government use your income taxes for?
  24. Click “discussion board” and write your response. Remember, the class will see what you write, so be sure to use good writing skills. You will be graded on your responses, so be sure to APPLY what you have learned in this first lesson to your response. Also, make sure you address all the bullet points for this discussion board topic!
  25. Do the review and check your answers. ASK if you do not understand!! You will be tested over this material FOR A GRADE!!!
  26. Take the Post Test–THIS WILL GO UNDER THE TEST/QUIZZES/PROJECTS GRADE IN MY GRADEBOOK!!! TAKE YOUR TIME!!
  27. Take the Student Survey and look at your Post-Test results.

Goal:  you will compute the gross pay for a fictional character named John Dough given his hourly wage and the number of hours worked. You will compare gross pay to net pay. You will learn what FICA and federal income taxes are. You will learn how to complete a W-4 form and what a W-2 form is.

  1. CHECK JMC
  2. PICK UP WHERE YOU LEFT OFF LAST CLASS:
  3. It’s Your Paycheck–Lesson 2 “W” Is For Wages, W-4, and W-2
    1. Take the Pre Test
    2. Create a new file in Google Docs and name it LESSON 2 W IS FOR WAGES, W-4, AND W2. Record all answers for the questions below there.
    3. What is income?
    4. What is the difference between wages and salary?
    5. What are some common deductions from a paycheck?
    6. What is included in FICA?
    7. What is the difference between gross pay and net pay?
    8. What does “YTD” stand for?
    9. Are all deductions from the government? Explain.
    10. Who typically pays more in income taxes?
    11. To figure the percentage of his income that John paid in federal income tax, DO NOT USE THE HINT!!! It is confusing. See if you can figure it out!! Show the math in your Google Doc.
    12. What is a W-4?
    13. Who fills out a W-4?
    14. Be sure to click on the links to view John’s W-4, especially the bottom link because it contains the worksheet that explains what each section is about. READ IT!! I know it is difficult to read, but YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS!!!
    15. Now, answer the questions!! Take note of the correct responses.
    16. What does FICA stand for?
    17. What is FICA used for?
    18. Answer the questions and check them!! Take note!!!
    19. What is a W-2?
    20. Who completes the W-2?
    21. Answer the questions. If you miss any, ask for help if you do not understand why!!!
    22. In a note to me in Edmodo, explain the following: Do you have control over whether or not your will receive a tax refund? Explain. What is the drawback to doing this?
    23. What does the government use your income taxes for?
    24. Click “discussion board” and write your response. Remember, the class will see what you write, so be sure to use good writing skills. You will be graded on your responses, so be sure to APPLY what you have learned in this first lesson to your response. Also, make sure you address all the bullet points for this discussion board topic!
    25. Do the review and check your answers. ASK if you do not understand!! You will be tested over this material FOR A GRADE!!!
    26. Take the Post Test–THIS WILL GO UNDER THE TEST/QUIZZES/PROJECTS GRADE IN MY GRADEBOOK!!! TAKE YOUR TIME!!
    27. Take the Student Survey and look at your Post-Test results.

PLAY THE PERSONAL FINANCE GAME ON YOUR COMPUTER–DO LESSON 2 ONLY!!! Follow the directions!

  1. Create a spreadsheet in Google and share it with me for Worksheet 1
  2. To answer question 1, make the three jobs you qualify for red font color
  3. Create Worksheet 2 below Worksheet 1
  4. Answer questions 2-4 below Worksheet 2

PLAY THE PERSONAL FINANCE GAME ON YOUR COMPUTER–DO LESSON 2 ONLY!!! Follow the directions!

  1. Create a spreadsheet in Google and share it with me for Worksheet 1
  2. To answer question 1, make the three jobs you qualify for red font color
  3. Create Worksheet 2 below Worksheet 1
  4. Answer questions 2-4 below Worksheet 2

It’s Your Paycheck–Lesson 3 Cash The Check And Track The Dough

GOAL: At the completion of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Compare checking accounts, savings accounts and check-cashing services.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining records of deposits, withdrawals and payments from bank accounts.
  • Explain the importance of balancing bank accounts.
  • Fill out and balance a bank account register.
  1. Take the Pre Test
  2. Create a new file in Google Docs and name it LESSON 3 CASH THE CHECK AND TRACK THE DOUGH. Record all answers for the questions below there.
  3. Do the Discussion Board. Be sure to use good writing skills. The class will be able to see what you post!!
  4. What are the similarities and differences between a savings account and a checking account?
  5. Who uses the services of a check cashing store?
  6. Answer all the TRUE/FALSE questions. If you miss one, be sure you understand why. You will be tested over this AND you need to know this for LIFE!!
  7. What is “overdrawing” an account?
  8. What do banks provide in order to help you keep track of your balance?
  9. What is the difference between a routing number and an account number?
  10. Should you have your social security number printed on your checks? Why?
  11. Why should you write the dollar amount in numbers AND words on a check?
  12. Why is it important to sign your checks?
  13. What is the difference between a debit and a credit when using bank accounts?
  14. After you enter all of Andrew’s transactions and click SUBMIT, you will need to move the pop up around so you can check it with your work. How did you do? If you were incorrect, be sure you understand why!!
  15. What would the bank do if Andrew withdrew more money from his account than his balance showed on June 8?
  16. What is overdraft protection?
  17. When balancing Andrew’s account, you will need to click on the BANK ACCOUNT REGISTER (you can move it around on your screen).
  18. Follow the 5 Steps to balancing a checking account.
  19. In a note to me in Edmodo, address the following question using good writing skills: What does it mean to “balance your account”?
  20. What is an outstanding item?
  21. In a note to me in Edmodo, explain the following: If you don’t balance, what should you do? AND Why is it important to balance bank accounts?
  22. Click “discussion board” and write your response. Remember, the class will see what you write, so be sure to use good writing skills. You will be graded on your responses, so be sure to APPLY what you have learned in this first lesson to your response. Also, make sure you address all the bullet points for this discussion board topic!
  23. Do the review and check your answers. ASK if you do not understand!! You will be tested over this material FOR A GRADE!!!
  24. Take the Post Test–THIS WILL GO UNDER THE TEST/QUIZZES/PROJECTS GRADE IN MY GRADEBOOK!!! TAKE YOUR TIME!!
  25. Take the Student Survey and look at your Post-Test results.

PLAY THE PERSONAL FINANCE GAME ON YOUR COMPUTER–DO LESSON 2 ONLY!!! Follow the directions!

  1. Create a spreadsheet in Google and share it with me for Worksheet 1
  2. To answer question 1, make the three jobs you qualify for red font color
  3. Create Worksheet 2 below Worksheet 1
  4. Answer questions 2-4 below Worksheet 2

It’s Your Paycheck–Lesson 3 Cash The Check And Track The Dough

GOAL: At the completion of this lesson you will be able to:

  • Compare checking accounts, savings accounts and check-cashing services.
  • Explain the importance of maintaining records of deposits, withdrawals and payments from bank accounts.
  • Explain the importance of balancing bank accounts.
  • Fill out and balance a bank account register.
  1. Take the Pre Test
  2. Create a new file in Google Docs and name it LESSON 3 CASH THE CHECK AND TRACK THE DOUGH. Record all answers for the questions below there.
  3. Do the Discussion Board. Be sure to use good writing skills. The class will be able to see what you post!!
  4. What are the similarities and differences between a savings account and a checking account?
  5. Who uses the services of a check cashing store?
  6. Answer all the TRUE/FALSE questions. If you miss one, be sure you understand why. You will be tested over this AND you need to know this for LIFE!!
  7. What is “overdrawing” an account?
  8. What do banks provide in order to help you keep track of your balance?
  9. What is the difference between a routing number and an account number?
  10. Should you have your social security number printed on your checks? Why?
  11. Why should you write the dollar amount in numbers AND words on a check?
  12. Why is it important to sign your checks?
  13. What is the difference between a debit and a credit when using bank accounts?
  14. After you enter all of Andrew’s transactions and click SUBMIT, you will need to move the pop up around so you can check it with your work. How did you do? If you were incorrect, be sure you understand why!!
  15. What would the bank do if Andrew withdrew more money from his account than his balance showed on June 8?
  16. What is overdraft protection?
  17. When balancing Andrew’s account, you will need to click on the BANK ACCOUNT REGISTER (you can move it around on your screen).
  18. Follow the 5 Steps to balancing a checking account.
  19. In a note to me in Edmodo, address the following question using good writing skills: What does it mean to “balance your account”?
  20. What is an outstanding item?
  21. In a note to me in Edmodo, explain the following: If you don’t balance, what should you do? AND Why is it important to balance bank accounts?
  22. Click “discussion board” and write your response. Remember, the class will see what you write, so be sure to use good writing skills. You will be graded on your responses, so be sure to APPLY what you have learned in this first lesson to your response. Also, make sure you address all the bullet points for this discussion board topic!
  23. Do the review and check your answers. ASK if you do not understand!! You will be tested over this material FOR A GRADE!!!
  24. Take the Post Test–THIS WILL GO UNDER THE TEST/QUIZZES/PROJECTS GRADE IN MY GRADEBOOK!!! TAKE YOUR TIME!!
  25. Take the Student Survey and look at your Post-Test results.

LAST DAY!! FINISH BANZAI!!

  1. Scenario #24: Go to http://reviews.cnet.com/4520-11288_7-6464118-1.html
    1. Going over your plan minutes can be very expensive. What can you do to avoid this?
  2. Scenario #25: Go to http://www.payscale.com/research/US/Country=United_States/Salary
    1. Roland’s Bookstore pays you an hourly wage. What other forms of pay do employees receive?
  3. Scenario #26: Go to http://www.salestaxinstitute.com/resources/rates
    1. In most locations, sales tax is charged every time a product is sold. State and local governments use these funds to maintain roads, support youth programs, and perform other necessary duties. What is the sales tax for Iowa? Is there an extra percentage for Jackson county? City of Bellevue?
  4. Scenario #27: Go to http://www.justice.gov/criminal/fraud/websites/idtheft.html4
    1. Why should you always check your bank statement carefully every month?
    2. Which transaction is missing from this statement?
    3. Why doesn’t this check appear on the statement?
    4. Your checking statement says you have $867.40 available in your account. Banzai says you have $659.80. Who is right and why?
  5. Scenario #28: Go to http://www.iii.org/individuals/autoinsurance
    1. What are the penalties for driving without auto insurance?
    2. Why is it so important for all drivers to be insured?
  6. Scenario #29: Go to https://www.drugfree.org/join-together/addiction/nicotine-addiction-costs
    1. Uh oh. More fast food. Hope it was good, because the Burrito del Rey did a number on your arteries. Bad habits aren’t only hard on your health, but on your wallet as well. This applies particularly to addictions like smoking or excessive alcohol consumption. Not only will they shorten your life, but you’ll pay a tremendous sum of money to support these addictions.
  7. Scenario #30: Go to http://www.bankrate.com/finance/credit-cards/guide-to-reading-your-monthly-statement-1.aspx
    1. There was an interest charge on this bill. How could you have avoided it?
    2. Credit card companies use a formula to calculate the minimum payment due. This is often a set percentage, such as 4% of the balance, subject to a certain minimum. In this case, $20.
  • Complete the Post-Test: THIS WILL GO IN MY GRADE BOOK!!!
  • AFTER I HAVE RECORDED YOUR POST TEST SCORE IN JMC, in Banzai:
    1. Click on My Profile
    2. Click Reset Account and enter your password to confirm
    3. Setup your own personal accounts and jars!!
  1. Create a game

–GAMING ONLINE

1st http://cdn.gamestarmechanic.com/1.35b/pdfs/gamestar-getting-started-pack.pdf

2nd Scratch: http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/education/computing_materials/Starting_from_Scratch_TUTOR.pdf (begin at page 19), http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/education/computing_materials/Starting_from_Scratch_LEARNER.pdfhttp://www.royalsoced.org.uk/1050_AnIntroductiontoComputingScience.html

3rd App Development: http://www.royalsoced.org.uk/cms/files/education/computing_materials/i_love_my_smartphone_tutor.pdfhttp://www.royalsoced.org.uk/1035_MobileAppDevelopment.html

4th Kudo Game Development for Xbox

5th botlogic–http://botlogic.us/code?cchk=1&code=&age=#sthash.W9iWbmbN.dpbs

Sound Only Documentary–Examples

Your Assignment: Pick a person in history that you would like to learn more about. You will perform an interview of this person. You will be the interviewer AND the interviewee (you will play both roles–the interviewer and the person from history that is being interviewed!). You will need to learn all about this person, so you know HOW they would respond as well as WHAT they would say.

We will spend the next 3 class periods conducting research. You must find articles that talk about the person’s personality as well as about what made them famous.

You will need to WRITE a SCRIPT of what you will say while you are narrating your documentary. This narration should include what you will ask AND how the person you are researching will respond.

You will have the next 3 class periods after the researching classes to narrate and put together your documentary.

IF YOU HAVE A COMPUTER MICROPHONE, PLEASE BRING IT TO CLASS!!!!

Work on your famous person movie

Make sure each person in your group is assigned specific responsibilities.

You have today and the next class to conduct research for this project.

Be sure to save any music, pictures, etc. to your shared Dropbox folder.

Each person in your group should have a Google Doc created where you are taking notes for your portion of the project. This document should be shared with all group members so if you are absent they have access to your stuff.

Work on your Famous Person Movie

Today is your last day to conduct research.

Be sure you have researched the person and people close to them.

Begin creating your famous person documentary in MovieMaker. You will have today and the next 2 classes to create this documentary.

Continue creating your famous person movie in MovieMaker. You have today and next class to finish it.

Today is your last day to work on your MovieMaker project for your famous person.

Plan your introduction & presentation

Save your movie as a movie file

Present Famous Person Movie

Present Famous Person Movie

Work on your script!!!

Take notes in your shared Google Doc (shared with your group members) and save pictures, music, etc. to your shared group Dropbox folder.MoneySkill

MoneySkill

THURSDAY: Finish presenting. Final paper.

TODAY: Present!

THURSDAY: Finish presenting. Final paper.

TODAY: Finish presenting. Final paper.

Decide on the subject of your movie. Here are some suggestions:

  1. You may want to promote an organization or club
  2. You may want to persuade administrators, teachers, or other students on a topic
  3. You may want to highlight a certain aspect of school
  4. You may want to bring to light a certain subject

In a Word file, type a description of what topic you will be exploring for your movie. Be very detailed and descriptive. Be sure your name and your partner’s name appears in the file. Print it.

Thick Question: Type a short paragraph describing your group video to your teachers. Be sure to ask them to let you know when would be a good time to come in to get still photos or video footage of their classes that you could use in your video. Be sure to let them know where you have seminar, so they can find you. Print this and distribute it to your teachers IF you plan to use their class or them in your movie.

 

Continue to work on your BMS/BHS Promotional Movie.

Reflection time:

Create a new file in Word

Save it as Guest Speaker Reflections

Type your reaction to our 4 guest speakers. Discuss what you learned from them and how you plan to use it in your group Veteran’s Day project.

Be sure to use good grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, etc.

Your paragraph should be 4-5 sentences in length.

Continue working on the BMS/BHS Promotional DVD

BMS/BHS Promotional movie

Remember to consider the following:

Order of still photographs

Placement of video clips

Placement of music

Title

Credits (at the end)

Text on photo

Print the Promotional Movie Grading Rubric

Read the rubric and make sure your movie is meeting the criteria listed. THIS IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED!!!

Everyone will be expected to present their movie!!!!

Here are some things to remember:music

LOCAL photos with text on them to identify the purpose of the photo

at least 2 video clips

transitions for each photo

title

credits to identify the creator of the movie, our guest speakers, and anyone who donated photos to the project

ALSO REMEMBER TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SPELLING!!!!!!

Order of still photographs

Placement of video clips

Placement of music

Title

Credits (at the end)

Text on photos

Work on Promotional DVD

 

Before you leave class today you need to be sure your Promotional Movie is completed!!!

Make sure your movie meets the criteria in the Promotional Movie Grading Rubric.

You will plan your presentation next class.

Complete your movie TODAY!!!

In Moodle respond to the following forum: Angle

Get ready to present–decide who will say what–you will present next class.

Dr. Healy–Guest Speaker

Reflection time:

Create a new file in Word

Save it as Guest Speaker Reflections

Type your reaction to our 4 guest speakers. Discuss what you learned from them and how you plan to use it in your group Veteran’s Day project.

Be sure to use good grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, etc.

Your paragraph should be 4-5 sentences in length.

Continue working on the BMS/BHS Promotional DVD

BMS/BHS Promotional DVD Project

Hand in your Questions from Friday.

Reflection time:

Create a new file in Word

Save it as Mr. Meyer Reflections

Type your reaction to Mr. Meyer as our guest speakers. Discuss what you learned from him and how you plan to use it in your school promotional video.

Be sure to use good grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, etc.

Your paragraph should be 4-5 sentences in length.

 

  1. Continue to work on your movie.

TODAY IS THE FINAL DAY TO WORK ON YOUR MOVIE FOR THE ENTIRE HOUR. NEXT CLASS YOU MUST PREPARE YOUR PRESENTATION.

Start putting everything together. Here are some things to consider:

  • Order of still photographs
  • Placement of video clips
  • Placement of music
  • Title
  • Credits (at the end)
  • Text on photos–Don’t Do it!!!

Movie Grading Rubric

MONEYSKILL–Video Contest–Prepare Introduction & Save it as a movie file

Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your flash drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)

FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PRESENTATION:

  1. You will want to include in your presentation to the class the following:
    1. Discuss what you learned from completing the project about creating movies
    2. Discuss what you learned from the interviews you conducted
    3. Create an introduction to your project
  2. Create a new file in Word and type a paragraph that summarizes your thoughts on the 3 topics listed in #1 above. You will be responsible for reading these paragraphs when you present. Print this so you have a hard copy next class.
  3. Take the printout home and practice reading it in front of a mirror! 🙂

Everyone needs to save their PROJECT file in MovieMaker as a MOVIE file (be sure to reserve at least 15 minutes to do this–it take a while to save it as a movie file):

  1. From the File menu, choose SAVE MOVIE FILE
  2. Choose MY COMPUTER and click NEXT
  3. Enter a name for your movie (My Pillar of Character) and click BROWSE to find your folder in the 8th Grade folder for this class on the student drive. Click NEXT.
  4. Choose FOR BROADBANK 512 so you can upload it to YouTube.
  5. Click NEXT–this will take a while to save

You will present next class. Be sure to dress appropriately when you present–look nice!! No sweats, t-shirts, ripped jeans, etc.

ALSO REMEMBER TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SPELLING!!!!!!

PRESENT MONEYSKILLS MOVIES Present Money Movies

VIEW MOVIES

Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tweber@bellevue.k12.ia.

Do & Re-Take Modules 1 & 2, if you didn’t earn 80% or better.

MoneySkill–Modules 3 & 4

Share a Google Doc with me explaining what you learned in each module today and how you can use what you learned in your life either now or in the future.

REMEMBER: Re-take any module that you score below 80% on.

Module 3: In this module, we will learn what deductions are taken from our paychecks. We will examine the federal income tax.

The payroll deductions covered in this module include:

  • Progressive taxes
  • Taxable income
  • Deductions
  • State and local income taxes
  • Social security taxes
  • Deductions for health insurance

Module 4: This module is about spending money. No, we won’t teach you how to spend it, since you probably have some pretty good ideas about what you would like to buy. Instead, we will focus on figuring out where our money goes, so we can get more of what we really want.

We will look at what we spend with an expense statement and compare it to money we make in an income statement. Once we know where our money has been going, we are in a better position to take control of our spending by putting together a budget. Without some sort of budget, it is almost impossible to get the things we want both now and in the future.

In this module we will learn:

  • How to keep track of our expenses with an expense statement.
  • How to put together an income statement.
  • How to put together a budget.
  • How to stay on track with our budget.

Video Contest!

MoneySkill–Modules 5 & 6

Share a Google Doc with me explaining what you learned in each module today and how you can use what you learned in your life either now or in the future.

Module 5: The last module showed us how to keep track of our spending so we can better control (or budget) our money and save what we need to achieve our goals. In this module, we will focus on different methods of payment including cash, checks, credit cards, debit cards and bill payment systems.

This module will address:

  • The advantages and disadvantages of paying with cash.
  • The benefits and drawbacks of writing checks.
  • The advantages and disadvantages of using credit cards.
  • Using debit cards to pay for purchases.
  • How to pay for purchases by using a bank bill payment system.

Transactions-How Do We Pay for Things We Buy?

When we buy something, we can pay for it in three primary ways. We can pay cash, tell our bank to pay for the purchase from our account, or we can borrow the money to make the payment.

Module 6: In the United States, 87 percent of families have a checking account, which means that if you don’t already have a checkbook, you will have one soon. Since checks are still the way we end up paying for many of the things we buy, it is important to know how to use a checking account the right way.

In this module, we will learn:

  • Why a checking account is called a “demand deposit” account.
  • How we can bounce a check and what happens when we do so.
  • How to write a check so that we won’t be ripped off.
  • How to endorse a check that we receive.
  • How to keep track of checks, ATM withdrawals, deposits and service charges.
  • How to fill out a check registry.
  • How to balance a checkbook.

Video Contest!

MoneySkill–Modules 7 & 8

Share a Google Doc with me explaining what you learned in each module today and how you can use what you learned in your life either now or in the future.

Module 7: Most adults start out on their own by renting a home, then go on to buy their first home, often in their 20s and 30s. Once people begin to live on their own, they discover that housing is likely to be their largest cost, accounting for a third or more of total expenses. In this module, we will explore some of the costs of buying a home versus renting a house or an apartment.

We will look at:

  • The proportion of total expenses taken up by housing for all people and those under the age of 25.
  • Factors to consider when deciding whether to rent or buy
  • The advantages of renting a home, particularly for younger adults.
  • The expenses of renting, other than paying the monthly rent payment.
  • How and why people finance their homes with a mortgage.
  • Property tax that is paid on homes.
  • Other costs of owning a home, including maintenance and repairs, insurance and utilities.

Module 8: Young Americans spend as much on food and clothing as they do on transportation, about 20.9 percent of their income.

In this module, we will learn:

  • Why the cost of food depends a lot on the level of preparation.
  • The tradeoff between the value of our time and the cost of prepared food, and
  • How clothing costs differ depending on our age, climate and gender

Video Contest!

MoneySkill–Modules 9 &10

Share a Google Doc with me explaining what you learned in each module today and how you can use what you learned in your life either now or in the future.

Module 9– As we will see, transportation in the United States is mostly related to the automobile, so the bulk of this module will focus on the cost of buying or leasing a vehicle and on the expenses of operating that vehicle.

In this module, we will learn:

  • Why Americans are so dependent on their vehicles.
  • The difference between the fixed costs of a vehicle and its variable or operating costs.
  • The major differences between buying and leasing a vehicle.
  • The cost of liability insurance.
  • Factors that can increase or decrease the cost of insurance.
  • The cost of repairs and the use of warranties, and
  • The total cost of owning and operating a vehicle.

Module 10– People need to save money for a number of purposes, including emergencies, college and retirement. Yet Americans tend to save less of their income than almost anyone else in the world.

In this module, we will learn:

  • Who saves in America and just how little we save.
  • The difference between short- and long-term savings goals.
  • The importance of saving money to handle emergencies when they arise.
  • Why people save money, rather than borrow it, to buy expensive items.
  • The ways people save, including regular voluntary saving, consumption saving and forced saving.

Video Contest!

MoneySkill–Modules 11 &12

Share a Google Doc with me explaining what you learned in each module today and how you can use what you learned in your life either now or in the future.

Module 11: Credit cards are extremely useful, if used properly. They are especially important for young adults because they allow you to live an active lifestyle without the risk of carrying cash or the hassle of writing checks. They also allow you to easily spend more money than you have, which can be useful at holiday times, but very dangerous if you do it constantly.

In this module, you will learn the following about credit cards:

  • How they work as a type of open-end credit that has a credit line.
  • How credit cards are useful in making transactions.
  • How credit cards are used to pay for purchases over time.

Module 12: One of the most important things we own is our credit rating. We need a good credit rating to borrow money, to own a home, and often, to get a job. How exactly do we get this credit rating, who gives it to us and how can we keep it good?

In this module, you will learn the following:

  • The importance of your credit report.
  • What’s in your credit report.
  • How to establish a good credit record, beginning when you’re young.

MONEYSKILL–Post-Test–Review the Modules–This score WILL go in my gradebook for CONTENT (70% of your grade!!)

MONEYSKILL–Post-Test–Review the Modules–This score WILL go in my gradebook for CONTENT (70% of your grade!!)

 

Here is what you will do today:

  1. Dropbox
  2. Decide on a LOCAL SCHOOL subject for your next movie. It can be a school concern or highlight a club/organization/athletic team, etc. Here are some suggestions:
    1. Open Lunch
    2. Open Campus
    3. Highlight a club or team here at BMS/BHS–FBLA, Student Council, Volleyball Team, etc.
  3. Go to Edmodo and click on the assignment named LOCAL SCHOOL PROJECT and follow the directions for that assignment in Edmodo.

 

Continue to work on your local concern/organization movie

PLAN & RESEARCH

  1. In a Word file, type 1 sentence that describes what you want your audience to do or know after watching your movie
  2. Below that line, create an outline of your project
  3. Show Mrs. Weber your outline.
  4. Create a storyboard for your project. This should be turned in before you leave today. 15 minutes
  5. Begin collecting information from the Internet.

Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your flash drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)

TURN IN YOUR STORYBOARD!!!

Continue to work on your local concern/organization movie–you have today and the next 2 classes to finish

You will gather local photos and video today.

Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your flash drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)

Before you leave today, you need to accomplish the following:

  1. Begin your movie in MovieMaker. Be sure to save it to your folder as a MovieMaker file.
  2. Save the MovieMaker PROJECT file OFTEN!!!
  3. You may use the video cameras & digital camera to gather footage.
  4. Movie Grading Rubric Revisit this file DAILY. This is how you are going to be graded.

GRADE YOUR TEACHER/COURSE ON THE 3RD QUARTER–In addition to your COMMENTS at the end of the survey, please address the following question: What would motivate you (or another classmate) to de better, either in this class or school, in general, or both? UPDATE

Work on your local concern/organization movie

Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)

 

Finish your local concern/organization movie TODAY! Next class you will begin to prepare for your presentation.

Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us

Prepare for the presentation

Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)

FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PRESENTATION:

  1. You will want to include in your presentation to the class the following:
    1. Discuss what you learned from completing the project about creating movies
    2. Discuss what you learned from the interviews you conducted
    3. Create an introduction to your project
  2. Create a new file in Word and type a paragraph that summarizes your thoughts on the 3 topics listed in #1 above. You will be responsible for reading these paragraphs when you present. Print this so you have a hard copy next class.
  3. Take the printout home and practice reading it in front of a mirror! 🙂

Everyone needs to save their PROJECT file in MovieMaker as a MOVIE file (be sure to reserve at least 15 minutes to do this–it take a while to save it as a movie file):

  1. From the File menu, choose SAVE MOVIE FILE
  2. Choose MY COMPUTER and click NEXT
  3. Enter a name for your movie (My Pillar of Character) and click BROWSE to find your folder in the 8th Grade folder for this class on the student drive. Click NEXT.
  4. Choose FOR BROADBANK 512 so you can upload it to YouTube.
  5. Click NEXT–this will take a while to save

You will present next class. Be sure to dress appropriately when you present–look nice!! No sweats, t-shirts, ripped jeans, etc.

ALSO REMEMBER TO DOUBLE CHECK YOUR SPELLING!!!!!!

  1. VIEW MOVIESMovie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)

Moneyskill–Pre-Test Today & Modules 1 &2

MoneySKILL is a web-based, interactive tool used by young adults to acquire financial literacy skills.

  1. Go to www.moneyskill.org and Click on Students Login
  2. Enter Username and Password assigned by your instructor, Click on Proceed Complete modules in order presented, Click launch to access module or Retake (Retakes are incorporated into class setup by your instructor; your retake score will replace previous score.)
  3. Module access page provides: calculator, capability to email instructor, and a question to answer monthly
  4. Real Life Simulation is not graded – S – Completed (Information used in the simulation is confidential and will not be shared. Instructor only informed electronically that you have completed the simulation.
  5. Personal finance concepts introduced in each module; you are presented with a question or problem to test your understanding of the concept. Upon answering, you are informed if your answer is correct or incorrect with an explanation of how to arrive at the correct answer.
  6. Electronic system keeps track of your score on each module and recorded in your instructor’s gradebook.
  7. Personal information used in simulation is confidential and will not be shared with anyone to include your instructor. Instructor informed in gradebook that you have completed the simulation.
  8. All questions or requests for assistance must be directed to your instructor.
  9. Remember; always sign out when exiting the course.

Module 1: Earned Income and Skill Demand

  • The difference between earned income and unearned income.
  • Why people with more education tend to earn more money.
  • How the demand for certain skills helps determine the amount you will be paid.
  • Why a shortage of people with needed skills will push salaries up.

Module 2:

The Consumer Life Cycle
As we grow, we go through different life cycles. In this module, we will look at the types of life cycles we go through and how our life cycle stage will affect our ability to earn income.
  • Why most families go through the same life cycle stages.
  • How life cycle stages relate to periods of financial stress on the family.
  • How these life cycle stages have been impacted by changes to the traditional family that have happened in the last 25 years.

 

  1. IEW MOVIESMovie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)
  1. Conduct research. Submit the answers to the following questions in a note to me in Edmodo:
    1. What is the definition of a promotional movie?
    2. What is the definition of a documentary?
    3. What could you have done differently to your local concern/organization movie to make it better?
    4. List 5 web sites that could help you create a better promotional/documentary movie.
      1. What techniques do they suggest you use?
    5. Summarize what you learned from your research today and how you can use it for your next movie.
  2. Fix your local concern/organization movie. Save it as a movie file. Send the movie file to me as an attachment to a note in Edmodo.
  1. Fix your local concern/organization movie. Save it as a movie file. Send the movie file to me as an attachment to a note in Edmodo.
  2. GET NEW SEATS!!!! Log off. Move so you and your partner are seated next to each other.
  1. Look at examples.
  2. Decide on the GLOBAL subject of your movie. Here are some suggestions:
    1. Hunger/Food
    2. Air
    3. Water
    4. Global Warming
    5. Housing
    6. Peace
    7. Health
  3. Before you leave class today you need to know the subject of your documentary and you need to have a firm vision on what you want your audience to learn as a direct result of viewing your movie.
  4. Let’s step our moviemaking up a notch! Moviemaker, Audacity, Zamzar, Soundzabound, etc. should NOT be the focus of this project–you will use them, but it should not be your main focus. Your TOPIC should be the focus of this project.
    1. In a note in Edmodo, explain to me what your topic is. Also, tell me the GOAL of this movie.
    2. Create an outline and storyboard.
    3. Based on your outline and storyboard, divide the project up between you and your partner so both of you are contributing equally.
    4. Create a new file in Word.
    5. Save it to your shared dropbox folder.
    6. You need to conduct research and take notes in the Word file.
    7. LEARN ABOUT YOUR TOPIC SO YOU CAN TEACH US SOMETHING WE DON’T ALREADY KNOW!
  5. http://www.snagfilms.com for examples AND look at my Student Page of Fame for past student examples.
  1. Log in to your Google Account and open your outline file.
  2. Conduct research–collect pictures online, copy and paste facts into a Word file. This needs to be a problem that is presented and then you need to offer a detailed solution to the problem!!
  3. Follow your outline. Be sure each person in your group is aware of what they are responsible for researching in this project.
  4. REMEMBER: YOU NEED TO EDUCATE YOUR AUDIENCE!! DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!! CONDUCT RESEARCH!!
  5. Suggestion: take notes in a Google Doc………I would create a separate Google Doc for your research information, but I would share it with your partner so they can see what you are accomplishing.
  1. Conduct research on your project. Begin saving music, photos, images,etc. FROM THE INTERNET to your folder for this project. CREATE A FOLDER FOR THIS PROJECT IN YOUR DROPBOX FOLDER AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR PARTNER!!!!
    1. Here are some web sites that might help:
      1. www.iclipart.com (go to the school version) the username and password is on the board
      2. www.soundzabound.com the username and password is on the board
      3. www.learn360.com the username and password is on the board
      4. www.jamendo.com
      5. www.zamzar.com
  2. Before you leave today you should have at least 5-10 photos/images, 5 songs from the INTERNET.
  3. You will gather local photos and video before next class or during next class.
  1. Conduct research on your project. Begin saving music, photos, images,etc. FROM THE INTERNET to your folder for this project. CREATE A FOLDER FOR THIS PROJECT IN YOUR DROPBOX FOLDER AND SHARE IT WITH YOUR PARTNER!!!!
    1. Here are some web sites that might help:
      1. www.iclipart.com (go to the school version) the username and password is on the board
      2. www.soundzabound.com the username and password is on the board
      3. www.learn360.com the username and password is on the board
      4. www.jamendo.com
      5. www.zamzar.com
  2. Before you leave today you should have at least 5-10 photos/images, 5 songs from the INTERNET.
  3. You will gather local photos and video before next class or during next class.
  1. Finish conducting your Internet research today.
  2. Find music.
  3. Gather local photos and videos. HAVE A PLAN!!!
  4. Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)
  5. Use the web sites in last class’ lesson plan.

Continue to work on your movie. At this stage you should be working on putting everything into MovieMaker.

You have all class period today and tomorrow to COMPLETE your project!

MAKE GOOD USE OF YOUR TIME!!!

REVIEW THE GRADING RUBRIC TO BE SURE YOU ARE MEETING THE REQUIREMENTS!!!

  1. Movie Grading Rubric–Open this file, save it to your drive, upload it to Google Docs, share it with me (tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us)

 

GOAL: Before you leave today, your Bullying Prevention group will have an outline shared with for your group’s bullying prevention contest video.

  1. Bullying Contest–Read the page and then click on the VIDEO CONTEST tab
  2. Look at examples of bullying prevention videos/public service announcements:
    1. AS YOU ARE WATCHING THESE VIDEOS: Be thinking of how your video could be as you watch–GET IDEAS TO SHARE WITH YOUR GROUP!!!
      1. Bullying
      2. Go to teachertube.com and look at at least 5 other example video clips
      3. Go to the 6th Grade page of my website and view their Prezi’s on cyberbullying. Be sure to watch the YouTube clips that are included!!
      4. View other 8th Grader’s Bullying Videos
  3. Get with your group and do the following:
    1. 1 person in your group create a Google Doc and share it with everyone else, including tracyweber@bellevue.k12.ia.us
    2. As a group, create a GOAL for your bullying video–it needs to be SPECIFIC–this is NOT a good goal: To stop bullying at our school–THIS IS TOO BROAD!!! Be specific!!
    3. After you create the GOAL, create an outline and assign each person a piece of the outline. Here is an example (this is your writing for the day):

I. Introduction

A. catch your audience’s attention

B. tell them what they will learn from watching your video clip

II. Body (not necessarily in this order………….)

A. What is the problem?

B. What are potential solutions?

C. What is your opinion?

D. provide facts & statistics

E. hold your audience’s attention

III. Conclusion

A. Review what they learned

B. Tell them what to do right now

C. Provide credits

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your bullying video.

  1. As a group create a NEW Google Doc and share it with me. Tell me how you should be graded on this project.
  2. Open the Google Doc from last class
  3. Have a team meeting. Decide what needs to be accomplished today. GO DO IT!!
  4. With 10 minutes left in class, conduct another team meeting and send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished as a group today and what still needs to be done.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your bullying video. You have today and the next 2 classes to finish your project.

HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED

  1. REVIEW:
    1. Bullying Contest–Click on the VIDEO CONTEST tab–REVIEW THE RULES!!! Remember:
    1. You need to address our school’s CURRENT bullying policy in some way
    2. You need to address how you can get the Bellevue community involved
    3. You need PRIMARY and SECONDARY resources.
    4. Your movie can only be TWO MINUTES in length
    5. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of movie
    6. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the movie
    7. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of movie
    8. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
    9. Include at least 2 still photos and 1 video clip using the Bloggies or the video cameras in this classroom.
  2. As a team meeting. decide what needs to be accomplished today. GO DO IT!!
  3. With 10 minutes left in class, conduct another team meeting and send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished as a group today and what still needs to be done.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your bullying video. You have today and the next class to finish your project.

  1. FOR THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF CLASS REVIEW:
    1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
    2. Bullying Contest–Click on the VIDEO CONTEST tab–REVIEW THE RULES!!! Remember:
    1. You need to address our school’s CURRENT bullying policy in some way
    2. You need to address how you can get the Bellevue community involved
    3. You need PRIMARY and SECONDARY resources.
    4. Your movie can only be TWO MINUTES in length
    5. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of movie
    6. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the movie
    7. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of movie
    8. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
    9. Include at least 2 still photos and 1 video clip using the Bloggies or the video cameras in this classroom.
  2. Have a team meeting. Decide what needs to be accomplished today. GO DO IT!!
  3. With 10 minutes left in class, conduct another team meeting and send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished as a group today and what still needs to be done.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your bullying video. You have to finish your project today.

  1. FOR THE FIRST 5 MINUTES OF CLASS REVIEW:
    1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
    2. Bullying Contest–Click on the VIDEO CONTEST tab–REVIEW THE RULES!!! Remember:
    1. You need to address our school’s CURRENT bullying policy in some way
    2. You need to address how you can get the Bellevue community involved
    3. You need PRIMARY and SECONDARY resources.
    4. Your movie can only be TWO MINUTES in length
    5. GET YOUR AUDIENCES ATTENTION & TELL THEM WHAT THEY WILL LEARN (THE GOAL OF THE MOVIE)–beginning of movie
    6. HOLD YOUR AUDIENCE’S ATTENTION & EDUCATE THEM–middle of the movie
    7. TELL YOUR AUDIENCE WHAT THEY CAN DO OR WHAT THEY SHOULD DO AND WHAT THEY SHOULD HAVE LEARNED–end of movie
    8. Be sure to include credits at the end for all websites, books, magazines, and interviews-ALL YOUR RESOURCES
    9. Include at least 2 still photos and 1 video clip using the Bloggies or the video cameras in this classroom.
  2. Have a team meeting. Decide what needs to be accomplished today. GO DO IT!!
  3. With 10 minutes left in class, conduct another team meeting and send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished as a group today and what still needs to be done.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your bullying video. You and your group will need to complete the project and get it into portable format. Share your published video with me and the class.

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  2. Publish your video clip and share the published file with the class by posting it to the class in Edmodo.
  3. Send ME a note in Edmodo reflecting on this project: how did you team work together? what can you do next time to be a better team player? Is there anything I need to know before grading your project?
  4. View your classmates videos and offer compliments and suggestions here:

  1. With 10 minutes left in class, conduct another team meeting and send me a note in Edmodo describing what you accomplished as a group today and what still needs to be done.

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your bullying video. You and your group will need to complete the project and get it into portable format. Share your published video with me and the class.

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  2. Publish your video clip and share the published file with the class by posting it to the class in Edmodo.
  3. REMINDER:How to Publish a Powtoon
    1. Click the “camera” to Publish (SHARE)
    2. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
    3. Click NEXT (Do not select anything)
    4. Choose a Category, Give it a title, type a short description (use good writing skills), assign at least 5 that describe your video
    5. PUBLISH
    6. Wait for the video to load
    7. Copy and paste the URL into a note to the class in Edmodo
  4. Send ME a note in Edmodo reflecting on this project: how did you team work together? what can you do next time to be a better team player? Is there anything I need to know before grading your project?
  5. View your classmates videos and offer compliments and suggestions here:

GOAL: Before you leave today, you will work to complete your bullying video. You and your group will need to complete the project and get it into portable format. Share your published video with me and the class.

  1. HERE IS HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED
  2. Publish your video clip and share the published file with the class by posting it to the class in Edmodo.
  3. Send ME a note in Edmodo reflecting on this project: how did you team work together? what can you do next time to be a better team player? Is there anything I need to know before grading your project?
  4. View your classmates videos and offer compliments and suggestions here:

 

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will know about income & careers and making plans with money

  1. Go to  www.everfi.com/registerComplete the Income and Careers unit and begin the Making Plans with Money unit
  2. We will cover 6 units:Responsible Money Choices
    1. Income and Careers
    2. Making Plans with Money
    3. Credit & Borrowing
    4. Insurance & Safety
    5. Savings & Investing
  3. In a Google Doc, using 3-5 sentences written using good writing skills, respond to the following:
    1. What did you learn today that you can use in your life now or in the future?
    2. Is there anything you learned today worthy of being shared with a friend? Why or why not? Explain.
    3. What questions do you have?

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will know about making plans with money and credit & borrowing.

  1. Go to  www.everfi.com/register
    1. Complete the Making Plans with Money unit and begin the Credit and Borrowing unit
    2. We will cover 6 units:
      • Responsible Money Choices
      • Income and Careers
      • Making Plans with Money
      • Credit & Borrowing
      • Insurance & Safety
      • Savings & Investing
  2. In a Google Doc, using 3-5 sentences written using good writing skills, respond to the following:
    1. What did you learn today that you can use in your life now or in the future?
    2. Is there anything you learned today worthy of being shared with a friend? Why or why not? Explain.
    3. What questions do you have?

FINISH TODAY, IF YOU CAN

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will know about credit & borrowing and insurance & safety and saving & investing.

  • Go to  www.everfi.com/register
    • Complete the Credit and Borrowing unit and begin the Insurance & Safety unit
    • We will cover 6 units:
      • Responsible Money Choices
      • Income and Careers
      • Making Plans with Money
      • Credit & Borrowing
      • Insurance & Safety
      • Savings & Investing
    1. In a Google Doc, using 3-5 sentences written using good writing skills, respond to the following:
    1. What did you learn today that you can use in your life now or in the future?
    2. Is there anything you learned today worthy of being shared with a friend? Why or why not? Explain.
    3. What questions do you have?

ENTREPRENEURIAL LESSONS

Goal:

  1. Typing Web
  2. Go to http://smckids.com/snap/quiz/ and take the quiz. How did you do?
  3. Go to http://smckids.com/snap/brainstorm/WE WILL DO THIS TOGETHER
  4. Go to http://smckids.com/learnandearn/contest/getting-started WE WILL READ THIS TOGETHER
  5. Go to http://smckids.com/learnandearn/contest/winners WE WILL READ THIS TOGETHER
  6. Get into teams 2 people per team, 1 team with 3 people
  7. Log in using the your login info (your first & last name together (ex: tracyweber) & comets for the password)
  8. Webisode 1: Lemons to Lemonade–Do this with your partner
  9. Webisode 2: Car Wash Caper–Do this with your partner

READ REFLECT WRITE

  1. Webisode 1: Lemons to Lemonade–Do this with your partner

Goal:

  1. Typing Web
  2. Log in using the your login info (your first & last name together (ex: tracyweber) & comets for the password)
  3. Webisode 1: Lemons to Lemonade–Do this with your partner
  4. Webisode 2: Car Wash Caper–Do this with your partner

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will understand the importance of financial planning and that earnings are distributed for spending, saving, and sharing.

  • Watch this with your partner: Webisode 3: Walkin’ The Dog
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
    • #1 & #2–Use the back side to explain your answer & show your work.
    • Activity–Complete by filling in the table right on the worksheet
    • Get Creative–Do this on the back
  • In a Google Doc shared with me, explain what the expenses will be for YOUR business–label them fixed or variable. Do this with your partner. Share 1 Google Doc with me and your partner.
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTIONS #2-3 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will understand the advantages and disadvantages of saving for a short-term goal and that partnerships can help cut expenses.

  • Watch this with your partner: Webisode 11: It Takes Two
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
    • #1 & #2–Use the back side to explain your answer & show your work.
    • Activity–Complete by filling in the table right on the worksheet
    • Get Creative–Do this on the back
  • In a Google Doc shared with me, explain what short-term and medium-term goals you should save for.YOUR business. Do this with your partner. BE SPECIFIC!!! Share 1 Google Doc with me and your partner.
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTION #4 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will learn the importance of good communication between a business and its customers.

  • Watch this with your partner: Webisode 14: I Can’t Hair You
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
    • #1 & #2–Use the back side to explain your answer & show your work.
    • Activity–Complete by filling in the table right on the worksheet
    • Get Creative–Do this on the back
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTIONS #5 & #6 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will understand the importance of demand on the price of an item offered for sale and apply this knowledge to decision making about purchases.

  • Watch this with your partner: Webisode 15: The High Cost of High Demand
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
    • #1 & #2–Use the back side to explain your answer & show your work.
    • Activity–Complete by filling in the table right on the worksheet
    • Get Creative–Do this on the back
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTION #7 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will understand that different people and different generations often have different financial values and spending habits.

  • Watch this with your partner: Webisode 16: Why Pay More?
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
    • #1 & #2–Use the back side to explain your answer & show your work.
    • Activity–Complete by filling in the table right on the worksheet
    • Get Creative–Do this on the back
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTION #8 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will demonstrate that you can explain the difference between assets and liabilities and calculate net worth.

  • Watch this with your partner: Webisode 23: The Domino Effect
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
    • #1 & #2–Use the back side to explain your answer & show your work.
    • Activity–Complete by filling in the table right on the worksheet
    • Get Creative–Do this on the back
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTION #9 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will be able to outline and evaluate alternatives and consequences of financial decisions.

  • Watch this with your partner: TV Special: Be Cool To Your School
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTIONS #10, #11, & #12 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..
      • In the Google Doc in which you recorded your products & prices, include the following (label each section–name the Google Doc BUSINESS PLAN (include your business name):
        • Overview: What will you sell? Who will buy it? How will your business idea help people?
        • Financials–What will you charge? How will you get paid? How else will you make money from this project?
        • Marketing–How will customers learn about your business? How can you encourage referrals?
        • Success–The project will be successful when it achieves these measurements: Number of customers? Annual Net Income?
        • Obstacles/Challenges/Open Questions–Specific concern or question #1……Proposed solution to concern #1

GOAL: Before you leave class today you will be able to outline and evaluate alternatives and consequences of financial decisions.

  • Watch this with your partner: TV Special: Be Cool To Your School
  • Get the worksheet from you teacher and complete it with your partner (work together, but you need to complete your own worksheet).
  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTIONS #10, #11, & #12 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..
      • In the Google Doc in which you recorded your products & prices, include the following (label each section–name the Google Doc BUSINESS PLAN (include your business name):
        • Overview: What will you sell? Who will buy it? How will your business idea help people?
        • Financials–What will you charge? How will you get paid? How else will you make money from this project?
        • Marketing–How will customers learn about your business? How can you encourage referrals?
        • Success–The project will be successful when it achieves these measurements: Number of customers? Annual Net Income?
        • Obstacles/Challenges/Open Questions–Specific concern or question #1……Proposed solution to concern #1

GOAL: Before you leave today you will make finishing touches to your plan and you will prepare to present

  • Work on your business idea (FOCUS ON QUESTIONS #10, #11, & #12 TODAY–USE GOOD WRITING SKILLS!! BE THOROUGH AND SPECIFIC IN YOUR RESPONSES!!)–Log in to the Secret Millionaires Club–if you forget your password, Xavier can help you get it back. Here are some thing to remember & include for each question:
    • Question #2
      • What goals do you have for  your business?
      • How will your business work?
      • Will your business help solve a problem or meet a need?
    • Question #3
      • Explain who or what inspired you.
    • Question #4
      • Will your business sell something a person can keep (a product or good)?
      • Or will your business do something for a person so they don’t have to do it themselves (a service)?
      • Maybe it is a combination of product & service?
      • How old will your customers be?
      • Boys, girls, men, women?
      • Where will they live?
      • What will they be interested in?
    • Question #5
      • Will you be able to do all the work or will you need help?
      • If you need help, who will help you?
      • What will you ask them to do?
    • Question #6
      • How much money will you need to start your business? Why that amount?
      • Will you borrow money, raise money, or something else? Explain.
    • Question #7
      • How will you spread the word about what your business has to offer?
      • Will you sell the product or provide the service out of your home?
      • Will you create a stand, take orders over the phone and deliver, or provide the service at someone else’s home?
    • Question #8
      • Check the Internet for business like yours.
      • What will make your business different from the others?
      • What will set your business idea apart and makes it better?
      • Why will someone want to buy from your business?
      • How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?
    • Question #9
      • How might your business have a positive effect on your community, a charity, or organization?
      • Will you create jobs, donate money, raise awareness, or something else? How?
    • Question #10
      • What have you learned from the Webisodes?
    • Question #11
      • Is there anything else you would like to include about your business?
    • Question #12
      • Maybe create a logo for your business using Google Draw……..
      • In the Google Doc in which you recorded your products & prices, include the following (label each section–name the Google Doc BUSINESS PLAN (include your business name):
        • Overview: What will you sell? Who will buy it? How will your business idea help people?
        • Financials–What will you charge? How will you get paid? How else will you make money from this project?
        • Marketing–How will customers learn about your business? How can you encourage referrals?
        • Success–The project will be successful when it achieves these measurements: Number of customers? Annual Net Income?
        • Obstacles/Challenges/Open Questions–Specific concern or question #1……Proposed solution to concern #1

GOAL: Before you leave today you will plan your presentation

Shark Tank Episode

You will practice presenting your business idea next class. Here are some questions you need to be able to answer:

  1. What is your idea?
  2. Why is it unique compared to other existing businesses?
  3. Why will people want to buy it?
  4. How will you get started–when, where, how much?

GOAL: Before you leave today you will plan your presentation & practice it.

You will present your business idea next class. Here are some questions you need to be able to answer:

  1. What is your idea?
  2. Why is it unique compared to other existing businesses?
  3. Why will people want to buy it?
  4. How will you get started–when, where, how much?

UPLOAD ALL FILES TO THE SECRET MILLIONAIRE’S CLUB AND COMPLETE ALL EXERCISES FOR IT. Follow these steps:

  1. Select all (CTRL-A) in your business plan Google Doc.
  2. Open a new Word file on your machine & paste (CTRL-V)
  3. Proofread and clean it up. Make it look nice and easy to read.
  4. Save it to your Google Drive ON YOUR MACHINE as YOUR BUSINESS NAME BUSINESS PLAN
  5. Go to the Secret Millionaire’s web site.
  6. Upload the YOUR BUSINESS NAME BUSINESS PLAN file
  7. Upload your business logo–save it as a .JPG file to your Google Drive on your machine (I can show you how to do this) and Upload it. Here is how you save it as a .JPG.
    1. If you created it using Google Draw online, open it
    2. Click FILE
    3. Click DOWNLOAD AS and choose .JPG
    4. Move it from your Downloads folder on your machine to your Google Drive on your machine
    5. Go to Secret Millionaire’s Club & upload it.
  8. Upload your other file…….

CREATE A NEW GOOGLE DOC:

  1. Name it Business Presentations
  2. As each group presents, type their BUSINESS NAME followed by the grade you believe they should earn on the following:
    1. Grade your classmates on the following (5 points = AWESOME IDEA I WANT TO BUY IT NOW to 1 point = I have no idea what they are talking about.) Rate them using a Google Doc shared with me:
      1. What is their idea?
      2. Is it unique compared to other existing businesses?
      3. Will people want to buy it?
      4. How will they get started–when, where, how much?
      5. Overall presentation…….