Monday, March 31, 2014

Business Proposal Presentation (200 points)

PLEASE TAKE THE FOLLOWING QUIZ FOR THE BUSINESS PROPOSAL UNIT:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1E4SO_uuKTgMM70J7bJGScMIfX4QFYsXx_uZjK05dt44/viewform Click the link and complete the quiz!

Today you will turn your Business Proposal into a Google Presentation.  You must open Google Drive and CREATE a new Presentation.  Label your new presentation "BP (Business Name) (Your Last Name) P(1-6)".  Here is my example:  BP Super Falafel Scribner P1

Please click the link below to view my example anytime you need to:

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1WEyXlHMo-8ir3LSE4np6-MgE4lgaAcEM0YswW-rurc0/edit?usp=sharing

You must have the following items:

3 or more slides, All Items On Your Business Plan Worksheet must be included.  You must have a picture on every slide.  Do not write full sentences, only use the presentation to remind you of what to talk about next.

Make sure you pick a theme and background.  I will post the rubric for grading by tomorrow.  You will present these projects to each other over the next few days.  Be ready to comment and give each other feedback!

You must SHARE this project with me at hscribnercaa@gmail.com for credit prior to our presentation day on Wednesday, April 2nd!

Good Luck!

Mr. S

Monday, March 24, 2014

MLA Business Proposal - Logo, Business Card, Letterhead (300 points)

YOUR NEW BUSINESS:   (WHAT IMAGE DOES IT HAVE ON THE STREET?)
Read the following article:  http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/71902
Create a LOGO using photos, drawing, or any other medium.  Watch the video about why a LOGO is important (Click Here).  We can photograph your work and use it for creating stationary, flyers, business cards and other documents.  Tomorrow I will list specific instructions for creating Business Cards in MS Word and a Product Flyer in MAC Pages.

You can use the Free Logo Designer on LogoGarden / Vista Print to help you come up with an idea, but you will not be able to download your creation.  There are literally hundreds of other free websites to help you.  Pick one!  Once you have designed it on LogoGarden / VistaPrint, try to use a drawing program or PowerPoint to recreate your logo.  Once you have created it and saved it as a PICTURE, you should be able to use it to create all kinds of Business Documents for your new company.  We will focus on a creating a Business Card below.


LOGOGarden.com (Click Here) - Create and Download a Low-Res Logo for Free!!

VistaPrint Logo Designer (Click Here) - Create a Logo (No Free Download).

LOGO PROJECT:
You must create a LOGO for your new company.  This will be the symbol of your company and product line.  Think about what was mentioned in the video you saw above.  This LOGO will appear on all of your Business Documents and should reflect your Brand, Company, Products, and Ideas/Ideals.  Save a copy of this logo online.


 Business Card Project:
     Using MS PowerPoint,  use the Business Card Template below to create a design for your Business Card.  Make the business cards have the same design elements and LOGO as the Sales Flyer you will create.  You should use the contact information of the School (see below) and your name, title (CEO, President, whatever), your email, and your weebly website account.  Be creative and save your final draft and email it to me.


Business Card Template PPT (Click Here)



Sales Flyer Project:
   Using a Sales Flyer Template below in MS PowerPoint you will create a 1-page Sales Flyer for your business.  Include the business name, your weebly website, and your email.  Use our school's address and contact information (listed below).  Make sure you are creating a flyer that will use at least one picture, 2-3 paragraphs of text, and some design elements that are the same as other Business Documents you will be using.  When you are finished, email the flyer to me at hscribnercaa@gmail.com.

Sales Flyer Template PPT (Click Here)



Rubrics for the Flyer, Logo and Business Card will be posted in the next few days!!

 Once you have completed the MLA Business Proposal, you will need to create a 3-5 slide presentation for your business.  You must present your business idea to the class as if we are investors and you need us to loan you the start up money to get things going.  Tell us why, in a short presentation, we should invest in your company over all the other projects in the room.  Be creative and have fun.

PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR LOGO, BUSINESS CARD, AND SALES FLYER BY EMAIL AS ATTACHMENT!  THE BEST WAY IS TO DOWNLOAD YOUR FILE FROM GOOGLE DRIVE AS A JPEG PICTURE FILE AND ATTACH IT TO AN EMAIL TO ME.   DO NOT SHARE THEM!  THEY SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN JPEG FORMAT ONLY FOR CREDIT!

Good Luck!!

- Mr. S

Friday, March 21, 2014

Digital Literacy Skills Assessment Validation

Today you will use the link below to enter your VALIDATION INFORMATION for the Digital Literacy Skills Assessments you completed recently.  If you did not get a packet to enter, you must schedule a time to complete the testing with MR. S.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F79ZK989mAPwv3nJ5kt3TVSlYNxUPp-kQCbaCSMH5YI/viewform

Once completed, you will need to finish the MLA Business Proposal Worksheets and the Vocabulary Worksheets.  Show me your worksheets before the end of class for credit.  You must also start writing your MLA Business Proposal in a Google Drive Document and SHARE it with me (hscribnercaa@gmail.com) for credit.  Make sure the name of your document is all capital letters and is named similar to the example below:

Example:    MLA BPROPOSAL HSCRIBNER P1

Once your MLA Business Proposal is completed you may work on anything else you owe me for class.  Next week is PSSA Testing.  Monday we will discuss test taking techniques to help you excel on the exams.  The MLA Business Proposal Report (Google Doc) is due next Friday by 4pm (SHARED WITH ME).  Once your paper is graded and approved you can begin to design your logo and other items for your presentation.  Make sure your report includes the neighborhood (block) area you plan to open in and a name for your new company!

Enjoy the March Madness and the nice weather this weekend!

Good Luck!

-Mr. S

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March Madness Pool for Statistics Sake!

FIRST THINGS FIRST!
You are invited to join my CBSSports.com Bracket Manager group! To accept this invitation and join the group, click the link below (or cut and paste the link into your browser's address bar). You'll be asked to enter the group password before you can join, so it is posted below.


Our Group password is: xroads2014

Joining is as easy as:

1) Sign In to CBSSports.com or create a new account
2) Enter your Bracket Group password when prompted
3) You're in!
 


Monday, March 17, 2014

MLA Business Proposal 2014 (300 points)



MLA BUSINESS PROPOSAL PROJECT (300 points)
Today you will be developing a Business Proposal for a Small Business that you want to start in the Philadelphia, PA area.

Start thinking about what kind of business would be a good fit for you to start here in Philly!  Read the following article:  http://smallbusiness.foxbusiness.com/starting-a-business/2012/01/16/start-business-for-under-500/print,  and create a Weebly.com journal entry about the kind of business you want to start.  Make sure you write 4-5 sentences in your journal about the new company and why you are interested in it.

Next, we will begin with two videos to help you to start thinking about the kind of business you want to be in.

Video 1:  (CLICK HERE)  10 Bizarre Business Ideas That Made Millions

Video 2: (CLICK HERE)  You Have A Business Idea, Now What?

We will work through the Business Proposal Worksheet (Click Here For A Copy) together.

You must use the MLA Short Form (Click Here)

Here is a copy of the Business Proposal Presentation(Click Here) that goes with the Worksheet.

Once you are finished with the Business Proposal Worksheet, you are ready to write your one-page Business Proposal.  This should be written in the same MLA Short Format as the Biography Project.  Proper Heading and Page Numbers,  11 or 12 font Times New Roman, Single-Spaced Main Body.  You should use a couple sources (websites references in MLA Format on a separate page) and reference them appropriately.  See My Example Below! Make sure you create a GOOGLE DRIVE DOCUMENT FOR THIS PROJECT AND SHARE IT WITH ME (hscribnercaa@gmail.com) FOR CREDIT!

Name your document "MLA BPROPOSAL HSCRIBNER P5" ALL CAPS LIKE THIS:

MLA BPROPOSAL (First Initial and Last Name) P(Period Number)

MLA Business Proposal GRADING RUBRIC:
20 pts  MLA SHORT FORMAT
20 pts  Grammar, Spelling, Sentence Structure
20 pts  All points on Worksheet included.
20 pts  Imagination and Ingenuity
10 pts  Legal and Ethical Idea
10 pts  Submitted Correctly




YOUR NEW BUSINESS:   (WHAT IMAGE DOES IT HAVE ON THE STREET?)
Create a LOGO using photos, drawing, or any other medium.  Watch the video about why a LOGO is important (Click Here).  We can photograph your work and use it for creating stationary, flyers, business cards and other documents.  Tomorrow I will list specific instructions for creating Business Cards in MS Word and a Product Flyer in MAC Pages.

You can use the Free Logo Designer on LogoGarden / Vista Print to help you come up with an idea, but you will not be able to download your creation.  Once you have designed it on LogoGarden / VistaPrint, try to use a drawing program or PowerPoint to recreate your logo.  Once you have created it and saved it as a PICTURE, you should be able to use it to create all kinds of Business Documents for your new company.  We will focus on a creating a Business Card below.


LOGOGarden.com (Click Here) - Create and Download a Low-Res Logo for Free!!

VistaPrint Logo Designer (Click Here) - Create a Logo (No Free Download).

LOGO PROJECT:
You must create a LOGO for your new company.  This will be the symbol of your company and product line.  Think about what was mentioned in the video you saw above.  This LOGO will appear on all of your Business Documents and should reflect your Brand, Company, Products, and Ideas/Ideals.  Save a copy of this logo online.


 Business Card Project:
     Using MS PowerPoint,  use the Business Card Template below to create a design for your Business Card.  Make the business cards have the same design elements and LOGO as the Sales Flyer you will create.  You should use the contact information of the School (see below) and your name, title (CEO, President, whatever), your email, and your weebly website account.  Be creative and save your final draft and email it to me.


Business Card Template PPT (Click Here)



Sales Flyer Project:
   Using a Sales Flyer Template below in MS PowerPoint you will create a 1-page Sales Flyer for your business.  Include the business name, your weebly website, and your email.  Use our school's address and contact information (listed below).  Make sure you are creating a flyer that will use at least one picture, 2-3 paragraphs of text, and some design elements that are the same as other Business Documents you will be using.  When you are finished, email the flyer to me at hscribnercaa@gmail.com.

Sales Flyer Template PPT (Click Here)



Rubrics for the Flyer, Logo and Business Card will be posted in the next few days!!

 Once you have completed the MLA Business Proposal, you will need to create a 3-5 slide presentation for your business.  You must present your business idea to the class as if we are investors and you need us to loan you the start up money to get things going.  Tell us why, in a short presentation, we should invest in your company over all the other projects in the room.  Be creative and have fun.  We have PSSA testing coming up next week, so make sure you are ready to present after the testing is done!

Good Luck!!

- Mr. S

Sunday, March 16, 2014

CAATECHNOLOGY DIGITAL WEB APPLICATION


Digital Literacy Verification Forms (CLICK HERE FOR LINK)

Scan the QR Code below and download the newest webapp for the Crossroads Technology Computer Science Class!  This Application is very basic and was designed with APPMAKER!

Read the following article for more links to create your own applications!

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/02/3-awesome-apps-for-teachers-to-create.html

Have Fun With This!
Mr. S







Monday, March 10, 2014

Digital Literacy Testing Certificate Program

Today you will be working on Digital Literacy.  Start the program by viewing the following website:


You will complete the worksheet provided as you go and fill out the survey below with your information.  You must also PRINT (PDF) and SEND ME ALL ATTACHMENTS by GMAIL for credit.  After each test, if you pass, you can print the Assessment Sheet.  Using the Print Menu Options, press the PDF Button and save the Assessment Sheet to a folder on your desktop.  Once you have successfully passed all 6 tests and completed your worksheet, you qualify for the Certificate of Completion.

Use your worksheet to complete this survey for record purposes.  The Record Number and the Passing Grade must match and not be used by another student for verification.  Otherwise the test will be voided both students will retake the testing.  Here is the link to the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1F79ZK989mAPwv3nJ5kt3TVSlYNxUPp-kQCbaCSMH5YI/viewform

Good Luck!

Mr. S

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Income and Career Exploration (300 Points)


For the next few days you will be exploring your abilities and interests and trying to determine some career paths that might interest you.  To begin your search, please review the following article:

1.  Pre-Assignment Reflection Article (25 Points)
http://internships.about.com/od/internshipsuccess/a/Top-10-Tips-For-College-Students.htm?p=1

Please complete a 2-3 sentence response about how you are already following some of these tips.

All of the worksheets we are using are viewable online:


When you are finished, we will begin the Self Assessment (see handout).  I want to go over some basic vocabulary and get some idea of your knowledge level of the terms and ideas we are about to discuss.

2.  Class Discussion of Self Assessment (Self Assessment - 25 points)

3.  Pair Off:  Career Counselor For Your Partner

4.  Career Identification (AA) Share Out

5.  Career Planning Matrix (B) and College Goal Timeline (C) (25 points each)

Use the following sites to help you "counsel" your partner:

https://mappingyourfuture.org/planyourcareer/careership/index.cfm
http://www.careeronestop.org/


MENTOR
/menˌtôr,-tər/
noun
noun: mentor; plural noun: mentors
  1. 1.
    an experienced and trusted adviser.
    "he was her friend and mentor until his death in 1915"
    synonyms:adviser, guide, guru, counselor, consultant; More
    confidant(e)
    "his political mentors"
    • an experienced person in a company, college, or school who trains and counsels new employees or students.
      synonyms:trainer, teacher, tutor, instructor More
      "regular meetings between mentor and trainee"
verb
verb: mentor; 3rd person present: mentors; past tense: mentored; past participle: mentored; gerund or present participle: mentoring
  1. 1.
    advise or train (someone, esp. a younger colleague).
6.  Post - Assessment Survey (Online) (50 Points)


https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dHcyX1NOb1VRZjhDdHhENjlIUVc3UlE6MA

7A.  Follow instructions and take the survey:  http://www.assessment.com/default.asp 
Make sure to copy & paste the results in your email to me.
7B.  Income and Career Tackk WebPage (100 points)
Create a single-page website on Tackk.com that shows information about your future career:
Your page must include the following items:

  • Description of the results from the Vocational Choice Survey
  • Description of the Type of College Chosen and the Logo of the College
  • A brief listing of the costs associated to go to the college listed.
  • Include your proposed major, clubs, and activities you will be in.
  • A link to the listing for the Job you want when you graduate.
  • A Map of the city the new job is in.
  • The following hashtags must be included: #caatech #caacareerlesson
  • At least three (3) pictures of people doing your new job.
  • Proper Heading and Titles For Project – See Example Online
  • A Response Form For People To Email You Information About Your Choice
  • Button "Link" to the Crossroads CAA Website with the Income & Career Lesson 
 Once completed you must email me the link for credit.  The following assessment criteria will apply:
  • Site Created in Tackk.com
  • Site includes: Images, Headings, Text, Active Links, Keywords
  • Layout is clean and neatly arranged
  • Grammar, Spelling, and Sentence Structure is correct
  • Site Link Emailed To Instructor
  • Site Can Be Found With Keyword Search
  • Overall Creativity
  • Safety, Security, and Appropriate Use Policy Observed
You must now search Tackk.com using the hashtags above and comment on at least two other sites created by students in YOUR CLASS!  I will be checking the Tackk's and looking for comments.  Be constructive and polite.  You would want people to be that way with you.

HERE IS MY EXAMPLE OF WHAT IT SHOULD LOOK LIKE (CLICK HERE)

8.  FINAL WORKSHEET (100 Points)
The final worksheet is being handed out along with your packets.  Make sure you fill it out completely (front and back) prior to turning it in.  Make sure you answer the following survey after you have created your Tackk.com WebPage:  (Click Link Below To Take Survey) (50 Points)

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_IADECxEHmMXWzHK_l_WILlT6XNlwvTsdemPSVRJnF8/viewform

Reference #1:  PricewaterHouseCoopers LLP ©2012. “PwC’s Financial Literacy Curriculum”. Modified Directly
                                  From Professional Development Program, Wharton (University of Pennsylvania) PwC-KWHS Seminar
                                  for High School Educators, 25 October 2013.



Tuesday, March 4, 2014

MLA BIOGRAPHY PROJECT: NEW INSTRUCTIONS!!!

EVERYONE MUST NOW SHARE THIS DOCUMENT WITH ME FOLLOWING THE DIRECTIONS BELOW:

  1. Open your MLA Biography Report in YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE
  2. CHANGE the TITLE of your report to "MLA BIO (Your Name) CAA CS Period (1-6)" 
  3. See example title below, make sure yours is entered correctly.
  4. SHARE THE DOCUMENT WITH ME by changing the SHARE settings and adding my email address:  hscribnercaa@gmail.com
  • Example "MLA BIO HSCRIBNER CAA CS Period 2"
THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO BE GRADED FOR THIS ASSIGNMENT.  I WILL CONSIDER ANY DOCUMENT SHARED WITH ME AFTER 4PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5TH, 2014 LATE!

Good Luck!  Enjoy the lesson tomorrow on Income and Careers!

- Mr. S

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Integrity (13 Characteristics)

13 Characteristics of People Who Have Integrity

1. They Value Other People's Time: They value their own time so they also value the time of other people. They know you have plenty of other places you need to be and won’t hold you up. If you spend time with them, it is likely they will thank you for that as well.

2. They Give Credit Where It Is Due: They do not take credit for things they did not do. They will always credit those who deserve it. If you help this person with a project he or she will likely mention your name so you can take credit for your work.

3. They Are Authentic: They are their truest forms. You won’t catch them in a lie or being fake.

4. They Are Always Honest: They are honest people that feel no need to lie as it is important for them to get to where they need to get in life honestly.

5. They Never Take Advantage Of Others: They are not the kind of people who will take advantage of someone else. They love to build people up and help them get where they need to be. Taking too much from someone else will never be an issue with someone who has a lot of integrity.

6. The Do Not Argue Over Disagreements: They will talk through things in a civil manner or not talk at all. You cannot and will not force this person into arguing over something completely ridiculous. I find this to be a very respectable trait.

7. They Give Most People The Benefit Of The Doubt: They try to see the good in everyone. I think this is because they feel like maybe there are more people in this world that also have integrity. That being said, if you take advantage of them too much they will get rid of you.

8. They Know When Something Is Bothering Someone: They have a great intuition that lets them know when something is going on. If someone is down in the dumps they will notice. Chances are they will actually do what they can to cheer you up.

9. They Believe In Others: They accept your word as truth until it is dis-proven. That being said, they do not take lying well. And once you lie to them, it is unlikely that they will ever take your word again.

10. They Apologize First: If they have done something wrong they will come to you and apologize. This is just how they are. They own up to their mistake and try to make things right.

11. They Are Humble: They do not quite know their own worth. While they are very important and do so much good they don’t quite see it. You should remind them of it.

12. They Do Good When They Can: They are always helping other people. They love to know that they have improved someone’s life. It gives their lives meaning.

13. They Are Always Kind To Those Who Need It: Giving kindness can go a long way. When someone looks like they need a little pick me up these people deliver. They can brighten up almost anyone’s day.

If you are someone who has true integrity, thank you for being who you are and thank you for all that you do. You really do actually make a difference in society, please keep up the good work. If you feel no one else is proud of you, know that I am.

Journal Entries 2012-2013

1. Introduction (9/10/12 - Weebly Journal)
2. 9/11 Reflection (9/11/12 - Email Instructor)
3. Internet Safety (9/19/12 - Weebly Journal)
4. Violence (9/20/12 - Weebly Journal)
5. Taylor Mali Conviction (9/25/12 Email Instructor)
6. 12x12x12 (10/1/12 - Weebly Journal)
7. Habit #1 Reflection (10-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
8. Habit #2 Reflection (10-24-12 - Weebly Journal)
9. Habit #3 Reflection (11-9-12 - Weebly Journal)
10. Interview a Veteran (11-12-12 - Email Instructor)
11. Digital Photography Reflection (11-19-12 Weebly)
12. Habit #4 Reflection (11-27-12 - Weebly Journal)
13. New Years Resolutions (01-03-12 - Weebly Journal)
14. Habit #5 Reflection (1-9-13 - Weebly Journal)
15. College Inquiry Project Reflection (1-14-13 - Weebly)
16. Habit #6 Reflection (2-6-13 - Weebly)
17. Habit #7 Reflection (2-11-13 - Weebly)
18. Indian Talking Stick (Covey) (2-20-13 Weebly)
19. Historical Figure Reflection (3-4-13 Weebly)
20. Investing vs Gambling Reflection (4-8-13 Weebly)
21. Poverty On My Block (4-15-13 Weebly)
22. Apartment Utility Cost Summary (5-13-13 Weebly)
23. Memorial Day Reflection (5-24-13 Weebly)

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