Assignments for 8th Grade Middle School Business Education and Computer Science Education

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8a217-Enlist
8b217 Enlist
Story Telling
Sideline-Phone#
Charities-List

Shark Tank Video

Kahoot-Finish the Slogan

Register -QUIA
Quia: 8a - HRNBRN479
Quia: 8b - PMBHB367

2016

Venture:
Class
Code
8a: 7d25878c

8b: ce1d16e1


On Your Own





  
Day 86 (Tue.) GameStar Mechanic! What does it take to successfuly make your own video game?
  1. Post your game for me and others to see: https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/spreadsheets/d/1wlXnKhqT0DmU5LOyu5NHo_6E83IJLibgDUvPegWvVTs/edit?usp=sharing
  2. Watch today's Video on a STEM Career in Georgia.
  3. Log onto:
Day 79 (Fri.) On Your Own! What does it take to successfuly make it on your own?
  1. Watch today's Video on a STEM Career in Georgia.
  2. Log onto:

 


Day 78 (Wed.) On Your Own! What does it take to successfuly make it on your own?
  1. Watch today's Video on a STEM Career in Georgia.
  2. Logon to:


Day 72 (Tues.) On Your Own! What does it take to successfuly make it on your own?
  1. Logon to:


Day 71 (Mon.) On Your Own! What does it take to successfuly make it on your own?
  1. Logon to:


Day 70 (Fri.) Finish Future Smart Unit! What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Watch today's Video on Stocks and answer the question(s) for today.
  2. Finish EveryFi

  1. Finished?  Work on typing club lessons
  2. Type 5-10 lessons in the STOCKS lesson in crewsms.TypingClub.com account.

Day 69 (Wed. A Day / Thurs. B Day) Stock Market Unit! What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Watch today's Video on Stocks and answer the question(s) for today.
  2. Turn over to side 2 of the Handout and finish the bottom.
  3. Open https://www.google.com/finance to do your research on your two companies and finish the right side of the handout.  (Apple verse Google)
  4. Finish EveryFi

  1. Finished?  Work on typing club lessons
  2. Type 5-10 lessons in the STOCKS lesson in crewsms.TypingClub.com account.

Day 68 (Tues.) Stock Market Unit! What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Watch today's Video on Stocks and answer the question(s) for today.
  2. Turn over to side 2 of the Handout and fill in each blank using the Google Slide Show as seen below:
  3. Open https://www.google.com/finance to do your research on your two companies and finish the right side of the handout.  (Apple verse Google)


Stock Quote Terms: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1z5wSVQjRwyEAaERQW4eZZpGuIJnmClF0tG9FBhySKS8/edit?usp=sharing

  1. Finished?  Work on typing club lessons
  2. Type 5-10 lessons in the STOCKS lesson in crewsms.TypingClub.com account.

Day 67 (Mon.) Stock Market Unit! What makes a GREAT company?
  1. HOW WILL YOU SPEND   $100,000.00 ??
  2. Finish typing your handout into Google Sheets as seen below:
  1. Username: student#.8
  2. Password: crews1


1.  Watch today's Video :
Fill out side 1 only (Stock Portfolio/Mutual Fund) of the Handout I will give you today using this site: http://www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/find-stocks/interest/
  1. You are to fill in 3 companies for each of the 8 industry/interest groups.  You can select any company you want from the companies listed on the site above.
  2. You must first write down the company name, then, the company symbol and finally, the price per share  (see the first example:  Nike, NKE, $89.22 - Note: If you want this company you must find the correct price and mark through the price on the paper.
  3. Open Google Drive Account and create a NEW Google Sheet
  4. HOW WILL YOU SPEND   $100,000.00 ??
  5. Begin typing your handout into Google Sheets as seen below:
  6. Type 5-10 lessons in the STOCKS lesson in crewsms.TypingClub.com account.

Day 62-64 (Mon. - Fri.) Stock Market Unit! What makes a GREAT company?
Watch Today's Video of the Day:

Register and start EveryFi: FutureSmart
EveryFi

8a - d8cabc6d 
8b - c94c5d06 

Townville's Competition
1.  What is your financial personality? (Habits and behaviors)
2.  Remember the financial golden rule: "Spend less than you earn!"
3.  Reflection Questions: 
4.  Mayor - Needs vs. Wants
5.  Budgeting
Open your Food Truck Business in Venture:
  1. Username: student#.8
  2. Password: crews1


1.  Watch today's Video :
Fill out side 1 only (Stock Portfolio/Mutual Fund) of the Handout I will give you today using this site: http://www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/find-stocks/interest/
  1. You are to fill in 3 companies for each of the 8 industry/interest groups.  You can select any company you want from the companies listed on the site above.
  2. You must first write down the company name, then, the company symbol and finally, the price per share  (see the first example:  Nike, NKE, $89.22 - Note: If you want this company you must find the correct price and mark through the price on the paper.
  3. Open Google Drive Account and create a NEW Google Sheet
  4. HOW WILL YOU SPEND   $100,000.00 ??
  5. Begin typing your handout into Google Sheets as seen below:
  6. Type 5-10 lessons in the STOCKS lesson in crewsms.TypingClub.com account.

Day 61 (Fri.) Stock Market Unit! What makes a GREAT company?
1.  Watch today's Video :
Fill out side 1 only (Stock Portfolio/Mutual Fund) of the Handout I will give you today using this site: http://www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/find-stocks/interest/
  1. You are to fill in 3 companies for each of the 8 industry/interest groups.  You can select any company you want from the companies listed on the site above.
  2. You must first write down the company name, then, the company symbol and finally, the price per share  (see the first example:  Nike, NKE, $89.22 - Note: If you want this company you must find the correct price and mark through the price on the paper.
  3. Open Google Drive Account and create a NEW Google Sheet
  4. HOW WILL YOU SPEND   $100,000.00 ??
  5. Begin typing your handout into Google Sheets as seen below:
  6. Type 5-10 lessons in the STOCKS lesson in crewsms.TypingClub.com account.

Day 60 (Thurs.) Stock Market Unit! What makes a GREAT company?
1.  Watch today's Video :
Fill out side 1 only (Stock Portfolio/Mutual Fund) of the Handout I will give you today using this site: http://www.wallstreetsurvivor.com/find-stocks/interest/
  1. You are to fill in 3 companies for each of the 8 industry/interest groups.  You can select any company you want from the companies listed on the site above.
  2. You must first write down the company name, then, the company symbol and finally, the price per share  (see the first example:  Nike, NKE, $89.22 - Note: If you want this company you must find the correct price and mark through the price on the paper.
  3. Open Google Drive Account and create a NEW Google Sheet
  4. Type 5-10 lessons in the STOCKS lesson in crewsms.TypingClub.com account.

Day 59 (Wed.) Shark Tank - Review! What makes a GREAT company?
1.  Review:  https://goo.gl/forms/QPPVMZ5nmYQJ0EH72
2.  Watch today's Video :
3.  Finish unfished work below:
Day 58 (Tue.) Shark Tank - TODAY! What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Do you have the following?
    1. Business Cards?
    2. Flyer Finished?
    3. Business Plan Finished? submit the address here (Adobe Spark Web Story)
    4. Commercial Done? submit the address here (Powtoon Commercial)
    5. Practice your pitch?
  2. Get an iPad and make sure your website works on it.
  3. Finish watching any videos you have not seen.
Day 57 (Monday) Shark Tank - Prep What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Do you have the following?
    1. Business Cards?
    2. Flyer Finished?
    3. Business Plan Finished? submit the address here (Adobe Spark Web Story)
    4. Commercial Done? submit the address here (Powtoon Commercial)
    5. Practice your pitch?
  2. Get an iPad and make sure your website works on it.
  3. Finish watching any videos you have not seen.
Day 53, 54, 55, & 56 (Monday - Thursday) Mock Shark Tank - What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Print your pitch, business plan and find your assigned group.  Be prepared to practice your business pitch.  You will need a pencil/pen and something to write on in the other rooms.
  2. 8a 8b
    1 Alex Valenzuela 1 Alex Ngo
    1 Lexi Cooley 1 Arly Moreno-Velazquez
    1 Amia Durham 1 Armando Rodriguez
    1 Kendal Montgomery 1 Bryan Calejo
    1 Anjali Karikaran 1 Chase Sammon
    2 Ava Gawronski 2 Christopher Singleton
    2 Carson McGoodwin 2 C.J. DeBurst
    2 Charlie Boyce 2 Colleen Dunn
    2 Christopher Robinson 2 Conley Davis
    3 Christopher Thomas 3 Connor Crosby
    3 Dan Dao 3 Dustin Nguyen
    3 Daniel Dominguez 3 Fiona Burnham
    3 Davis Moore 3 Gillian Lee
    4 Dean Johnston 4 Heba Semret
    4 Destiney Hoang 4 Ibn Lowe
    4 Destiny Jennings 4 Jackson Spyke
    4 Emily LaPollo 4 Jacob Provence
    4 Eric Livengood 4 Jonathan McClain
    5 Hailey Fisher 5 Jamshed Dogar
    5 Hannah Ebba 5 Jarrett Saunders
    5 Jada Green 5 Kaila White
    5 Jahmario Cepeda 5 Johnny Lankford
    5 Jalynn Yearby 5 Kyle Doby
    6 Mark Szathmari 6 Joshua Upton
    6 Michael Goodwin 6 Jaylen Morgan
    6 Miguel Delgado 6 Katherine Barnett
    6 Samuel Greene 6 Madison Sneed
    6 Samuel Pozsgay 6 Naail Manzoor
    7 Sandeed Sikandar 7 Priasha Paul
    7 Tyrese Alves 7 Ryan Haskins
    7 Walker Hanley 7 Tayla Porter
    7 William Hustey 7 Vincent Chiem
    7 Charlie Chen 7
Day 52 (Frid.) The Business Plan - What makes a GREAT company?
  1. What is due? - Video -How do I do it?
    1. Embed the Business Pitch on your About Page in Wix... and print a copy out
    2. Embed the Business Plan on your About page in Wix...  and print a copy out
    3. Embed the Adobe Web Story in your Wix Site... and submit the address here (Adobe Spark Web Story)
    4. Embed the Powtoon Commercial in your Wix Site ... and  submit the address here (Powtoon Commercial)
    5. Ensure there are NO extra pages on your website that should be deleted.
    6. Submit your Website Address (Bit.ly).  Did I submit it & does the site work?  websites in 8a and 8b class
    7. Create a ONE page flyer in Microsoft Publisher and place in my dropbox on eClass.. and print a copy
      1. Flyer must have:
        1. Your company name and image/Logo
        2. Your mission statment and/or motto/tagline
        3. Short description of your product or clearly what you are selling
Day 51 (Thurs.) The Business Plan - What makes a GREAT company?
  1. What is due? - Video -How do I do it?
    1. Embed the Business Pitch on your About Page in Wix... and print a copy out
    2. Embed the Business Plan on your About page in Wix...  and print a copy out
    3. Embed the Adobe Web Story in your Wix Site... and submit the address here (Adobe Story)
    4. Embed the Powtoon Commercial in your Wix Site ... and  submit the address here (Powtoon Commercial)
    5. Ensure there are NO extra pages on your website that should be deleted.
    6. Submit your Website Address (Bit.ly).  Did I submit it & does the site work?  websites in 8a and 8b class
    7. Create a ONE page flyer in Microsoft Publisher and place in my dropbox on eClass.. and print a copy
      1. Flyer must have:
        1. Your company name and image/Logo
        2. Your mission statment and/or motto/tagline
        3. Short description of your product or clearly what you are selling
Day 50 (Wed.) The Business Plan - What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Add an About Us page to your website.  If you have extra pages that are not being used, they need to be removed.  If you have not added and updated pictures on your site that needs to be changed.
  2. Practice your pitch today with another person before you leave class today.
  3. Open Google Drive and continue Google document: The Business Plan
    1. Add these 2 questions to your existing Business Plan :(in 2 or more sentences)  Collect pictures for each:
      1. Cost: Paragraph 9:

        What is the cost of your product or service (one unit)?  What you are going to charge your customers.   What does a typical sale look like in the amount of time you spend and how you your deliver your product.  Is there any special packaging or shipping costs?  How much money do project you need to get your business started?  I have calculated it will cost me 72 cents to make one cupcake and I plan selling it for $2.00.  The 72 cents will include a very special packaging that I am making for the customer. I have ribbons and personalized cards that will be included with each cupcake.
        [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
      2. Giving Back: Paragraph 10:

        Giving back: How will your business help a community, charity, or another organization that is meaningful to you besides having a great product or service?
        How might your business have a positive effect on your community (besides your great business).  Will you help a charity or organization? Will you donate money to a good cause?  How do you plan on doing this good for your community?  What amount of money or percentage would you offer or do you just want to give your product or service away for free or will you do both give money and product/service away?

        [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]

  4. Want to start your Adobe Spark?  ... then create a free account using your Google Account.  Start a Web Story (page) not a post or video.  Type Your Company Name as the Title and your name as the subtitle, owner Then add a wonderful photo.  Continue until you have your entire business plan with pictures added to your "web story."
  5. Watch Pitch Challenge Episode 2 PART 2
  6. Finish working on commercial:
Day 49 (Tue.) The Business Plan - What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Add an About Us page to your website.  If you have extra pages that are not being used, they need to be removed.  If you have not added and updated pictures on your site that needs to be changed.
  2. Practice your pitch today with another person before you leave class today.
  3. Open Google Drive and continue Google document: The Business Plan
    1. Add these 2 questions to your existing Business Plan :(in 2 or more sentences)  Collect pictures for each:
      1. Cost: Paragraph 9:

        What is the cost of your product or service (one unit)?  What you are going to charge your customers.   What does a typical sale look like in the amount of time you spend and how you your deliver your product.  Is there any special packaging or shipping costs?  How much money do project you need to get your business started?  I have calculated it will cost me 72 cents to make one cupcake and I plan selling it for $2.00.  The 72 cents will include a very special packaging that I am making for the customer. I have ribbons and personalized cards that will be included with each cupcake.
        [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
      2. Giving Back: Paragraph 10:

        Giving back: How will your business help a community, charity, or another organization that is meaningful to you besides having a great product or service?
        How might your business have a positive effect on your community (besides your great business).  Will you help a charity or organization? Will you donate money to a good cause?  How do you plan on doing this good for your community?  What amount of money or percentage would you offer or do you just want to give your product or service away for free or will you do both give money and product/service away?

        [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]

  4. Want to start your Adobe Spark?  ... then create a free account using your Google Account.  Start a Web Story (page) not a post or video.  Type Your Company Name as the Title and your name as the subtitle, owner Then add a wonderful photo.  Continue until you have your entire business plan with pictures added to your "web story."
  5. Watch Pitch Challenge Episode 2 PART 2
  6. Finish working on commercial:
Day 48 (Mon.) The Business Plan - What makes a GREAT company?
  1. Add an About Us page to your website.  If you have extra pages that are not being used, they need to be removed.  If you have not added and updated pictures on your site that needs to be changed.
  2. Practice your pitch today with another person before you leave class today.
  3. Check out this great video to help you with your elevator pitch: Elevator Pitch Tutorial Video
    1. Eye Contact
    2. Facial Expression (smiles)
    3. Pace (slow and understandable)
    4. Voice (loud enough so we can hear and not mono-tone)
    5. Gestures (Hands and arms used as a tool not distraction)
  4. Open Google Drive and start continue your Google document: The Business Plan
    1. Add these 2 questions to your existing Business Plan :(in 2 or more sentences)  Collect pictures for each:
      1. Mission: Paragraph 7:

        What is your mission statement.  What do you want to do with your product/service and who are you making it for and why?  Summary:  What do you want your company to accomplish for your customers? Now put that into words.  That will be your mission statement.  (see examples below). 
        Our company's mission is to make special people feel special with special treats.  It is our desire to always provide a product that wows our customers that they could not get any other way.
        [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
      2. Problem: Paragraph 6:

        What need or
        problem will your business meet or solve for your customers?  I know there are people who just need to finish their day with a great sweet treat or want to give a special gift to a friend or peer.  I also know many don't have time to make that gift.  I love to cook and want to help that person.
        [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]

  5. Want to start your Adobe Spark?  ... then create a free account using your Google Account.  Start a Web Story (page) not a post or video.  Type Your Company Name as the Title and your name as the subtitle, owner Then add a wonderful photo.  Continue until you have your entire business plan with pictures added to your "web story."
  6. Watch Pitch Challenge Episode 2 PART 2
It’s time to create your company’s mission statement. Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect, but it needs to accurately reflect your business. You can tweak or update it down the road. Some of the best advice we’ve heard about crafting a company mission statement is from legendary entrepreneur Richard Branson. “You need to explain your company’s purpose and outline expectations for internal and external clients alike,” he says. “Make it unique to your company, make it memorable, keep it real, and, just for fun, imagine it on the bottom of a coat of arms.”

To start, ask yourself the following questions:

• What is the purpose of my business?
• Who are my customers?
Why are you making this product or service?
• How do I differ from the competition?
• What are the company’s core values (things you stand behind to be true for your company and your customers)?

Now, write your mission statement in one sentence.
Examples of Business Mission Statements

Starbucks: To inspire and nurture the human spirit—one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.

Chick-fil-A: To glorify God by being a faithful steward of all that is entrusted to us.

Nordstrom to provide outstanding service every day, one customer at a time.


Honest Tea seeks to create and promote great tasting, healthier, organic beverages. We strive to grow our business with the same honesty and integrity we use to craft our products, with sustainability and great taste for all.

Airbnb aims to connect millions of people in real life all over the world, through a community marketplace—so that you can Belong Anywhere.

Marriott To be the #1 hospitality company in the world.

The mission of Southwest Airlines is dedication to the highest quality of customer service delivered with a sense of warmth, friendliness, individual pride and company spirit.

Twitter: To give everyone the power to create and share ideas and information instantly, without barriers.

Walt Disney: To be one of the world's leading producers and providers of entertainment and information

Hobby Lobby: To provide a return on the family's investment, sharing the Lord's blessings with our employees, and investing in our community.

Microsoft: Our mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

        ---- Key Words -----

Still stuck on that final draft? Here are some of the most popular words used by more than 300 American companies in their mission statements.

Accelerate • Best • Build • Care • Work Champion • Value Communicate • Customers Employees • Engage • Environment • Guide Growth • Leader • Make • Profit • Quality Service • Solve • Transcend
 
Day 47 (Fri.) The Business Plan - What makes for a GREAT company?
  1. Please welcome our guest speaker today: Mrs. Marisa Humphrey, Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Real Deals on Home Décor. www.realdeals.net
Day 46 (Thur.) The Business Plan - What makes for a GREAT company?
  1. Open Google Drive and continue your Google document: The Business Plan
    1. Add these 2 questions to your existing Business Plan :(in 2 or more sentences)  Collect pictures for each:
      1. Target Marketing: Paragraph 5:

        Who are your typical customers (target market)?
         
        I know everyone will LOVE my cupcakes but I also realize my primary market will be young kids under 20 who will really appreciate the work I am doing to make my cupcakes.  I also know that I am not around a lot of adults. I think selling these for birthday parties are my best way of getting them to my customers.

      2. [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]

      3. Niche (Different) Paragraph 6:

        Explain what will make your business different or unique
        from your competition and why it is your company is likely to succeed.

        (Check your competition out and now describe what will make your business different than the others. What will set your business idea apart and makes it better? What do existing products/services not offer that yours will? Why will someone want to buy from your business and not a competitor? How will you encourage more and more people to buy what you sell?)  Note, be able to explain why your competition has been successful and what they have accomplished.  This gives your own company credibility.  Successful competition is an advantage because they are proof of your business model and or concept works with customers. Remember to explain WHY will people buy it?
        [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
  2. Want to start your Adobe Spark?  ... then create a free account using your Google Account.  Start a Web Story (page) not a post or video.  Type Your Company Name as the Title and your name as the subtitle, owner Then add a wonderful photo.  Continue until you have your entire business plan with pictures added to your "web story."
  3. Poll-maker: Click here- Logo Voting Continues...  [GREAT websites... 8a & 8b Business Websites ]
  4. Watch Pitch Challenge PART 1
  5. Write your DRAFT elevator pitch and print it out before you leave today:
Day 45 (Wed.) The Business Plan - What makes for a GREAT company?
  1. Open Google Drive and start a NEW Google document: The Business Plan
    1. Title the Document:  Business PLAN
    2. Type your Name under the title
    3. Center the title and your name (Make the Title a large size and keep you name a font small)
    4. Answer these 4 of 10 Business Plan questions:(in 2 or more sentences)  Collect pictures for each:
      1. Describe how you came up with the company.  Example:  I came up with this business after thinking about what I really love to do and the special skills I have in this area.  I have always loved to ___ (bake)__ and I am really good at _____ (following instructions in a recipe)____. [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
      2. Explain who or what inspired you to start your business?  Do you have someone who encourages you to go above and beyond (to think entrepreneurially)? My grandmother is my inspiration for this business because ... or It all started when I was young and found out I loved baking with my easy bake oven.  I loved cooking with my parents and still cook on most weekends. [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
      3. Describe yourself and your family and how they have helped shape who you are.  I live with my brother and two sisters.  My sisters are both away at college but they also loved to cook and really encouraged me to cook. To this day they come home and ask me to make my cookies. [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
      4. Describe your skills, accomplishments, and what you enjoy doing in and out of school and how it might relate to your business?  My favorite subject is Language Arts.  I love writing and reading.  There are many days that I just wish I was at home reading a good book instead at school.  I play softball on a travel team and rarely have time to just come home and cook.  However it is times that I am at home that I love to cook. [Save a picture in your H: (home) drive]
  2. Poll-maker: Click here- Logo Voting Continues...  [GREAT websites... 8a & 8b Business Websites ]
  3. Watch Pitch Challenge PART 3:
  4. Write your DRAFT elevator pitch and print it out before you leave today:
Day 44 (Tue.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Poll-maker: Click here- Logo Voting Continues...  [By the way, the website are looking great... 8a and 8b class Websites Listed Here ]
  2. Watch Pitch Challenge PART 2:
    1. You board an elevator in a high-rise office building. Just before the doors close, in walks Bill Gates Jr.--the world's richest human being, who can fund your entire business plan out of his pocket change. You and Mr. Gates are completely, totally alone, and you have his undivided attention for a few moments. What would you say?

      If you are an entrepreneur, you would launch into your "elevator pitch"--a carefully prepared, well-rehearsed summary of who you are, what you do and why you are better at it than anyone else. It's the verbal equivalent of your business card, but it needs to say much, much more, and it needs to say it very quickly.  It's called an "elevator pitch," by the way, because it shouldn't be longer than the time it takes for an elevator to rise or fall 20 stories--about 30 to 45 seconds on average. In that time, you must: be concise, compelling, memorable, while giving an overview of your company.

  3. Write your DRAFT elevator pitch and print it out before you leave today:
  4. Open Google Drive and start a NEW Google document
    1. Title the Document:  Business Pitch
    2. Type your Name under the title
    3. Center the title and your name (Make the Title size large and keep you name small)
    4. Answer the first question on a new line:
      1. Who are you?... ie.  Hello, my name is __________ and I am a ____ year old student here at Crews Middle School.  I have started a business called ___________
      2. Describe what your business does for people (what problem does your business solve.  Explain the benefits and results for the customer)?... ie. I help the busy homeowner keep their yard looking wonderful week after week so you don't have to worry about their yards.
      3. What makes your business special or different than other companies doing the same or similar things?
      4. Describe your ideal customer?
      5. Create an attention grabing hook.  A story, example, or question explaining the problem you are about to solve for your customer...
      6. Now take the statement you just wrote in #5 and make it your first first sentence of your pitch.
      7. Finally, pull it all together and make your paragraph flow with transitions and make it sound like a clean and clear conversation.

Consider the following pitch:

  • "Hi, I'm Jane Smith, president of Smith Lawn Care. We mow and take care of lawns."
  • "Do you get stressed by having a messy yard?  Just yesterday I counted more than 15 yards on my way home from school that looked awful and needed serious help.  Hi, I'm Jane Smith, president of Smith Lawn Care. We mow and take care of lawns and provide peace of mind for busy professionals who don't have time to work long hours in their lawn but want to have an attractive yard.  The work we do for people's lawns help take the stress out of life and put the fun back into family's lives so they can have the quality time they all desire." (104 words)
  • End with ... I am here seeking your advice for my business.

Both statements do the job, but the second one is much more compelling, isn't it? 

Missing an Assignment?

  1. Video:How to make the Business Cards  Now, put the Business Card in my Drop Box in
  2. Video: How to make the poll-maker: Post images on Poll-maker.com - submit - Link/URL
  3. Watch & create using video Create you Bit.ly Shortened Address - WIX Part 3 - Submit your address: https://goo.gl/forms/VMUSFD9zcKqoYKGh1 -

Check out these student websites in 8a and 8b class

 Powtoon: https://edpuzzle.com/media/58bece3337f0e23e22e4f300

Day 43 (Mon.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Poll-maker Voting Begins
  2. Reward- Outstanding Entrepreneurs
  3. Pitch Challenge
    1. You board an elevator in a high-rise office building. Just before the doors close, in walks Bill Gates Jr.--the world's richest human being, who can fund your entire business plan out of his pocket change. You and Mr. Gates are completely, totally alone, and you have his undivided attention for a few moments. What would you say?

      If you are an entrepreneur, you would launch into your "elevator pitch"--a carefully prepared, well-rehearsed summary of who you are, what you do and why you are better at it than anyone else. It's the verbal equivalent of your business card, but it needs to say much, much more, and it needs to say it very quickly.  It's called an "elevator pitch," by the way, because it shouldn't be longer than the time it takes for an elevator to rise or fall 20 stories--about 30 to 45 seconds on average. In that time, you must: be concise, compelling, memorable, while giving an overview of your company.

  4. Write your DRAFT elevator pitch and print it out before you leave today:
  5. Open Google Drive and start a NEW Google document
    1. Title the Document:  Business Pitch
    2. Type your Name under the title
    3. Center the title and your name (Make the Title size large and keep you name small)
    4. Answer the first question on a new line:
      1. Who are you?... ie.  Hello, my name is __________ and I am a ____ year old student here at Crews Middle School.  I have started a business called ___________
      2. Describe what your business does for people (what problem does your business solve.  Explain the benefits and results for the customer)?... ie. I help the busy homeowner keep their yard looking wonderful week after week so you don't have to worry about their yards.
      3. What makes your business special or different than other companies doing the same or similar things?
      4. Describe your ideal customer?
      5. Create an attention grabing hook.  A story, example, or question explaining the problem you are about to solve for your customer...
      6. Now take the statement you just wrote in #5 and make it your first first sentence of your pitch.
      7. Finally, pull it all together and make your paragraph flow with transitions and make it sound like a clean and clear conversation.

Consider the following pitch:

  • "Hi, I'm Jane Smith, president of Smith Lawn Care. We mow and take care of lawns."
  • "Do you get stressed by having a messy yard?  Just yesterday I counted more than 15 yards on my way home from school that looked awful and needed serious help.  Hi, I'm Jane Smith, president of Smith Lawn Care. We mow and take care of lawns and provide peace of mind for busy professionals who don't have time to work long hours in their lawn but want to have an attractive yard.  The work we do for people's lawns help take the stress out of life and put the fun back into family's lives so they can have the quality time they all desire." (104 words)
  • End with ... I am here seeking your advice for my business.

Both statements do the job, but the second one is much more compelling, isn't it? 

Missing an Assignment?

  1. Video:How to make the Business Cards  Now, put the Business Card in my Drop Box in
  2. Video: How to make the poll-maker: Post images on Poll-maker.com - submit - Link/URL
  3. Watch & create using video Create you Bit.ly Shortened Address - WIX Part 3 - Submit your address: https://goo.gl/forms/VMUSFD9zcKqoYKGh1 -

 

Day 42 (Thurs.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Dr. Mike Miller, owner of Duluth Animal Hospital is our special guest today.
  2. www.duluthanimalhospital.com/
  3. At Duluth Animal Hospital, our goal is to provide the highest quality, most compassionate veterinary care for our patients and clients. We use the latest equipment, diagnostics, and medications available to help your pets live longer, healthier lives.

    We strive to provide the latest educational information on all aspects of pet health, to help our clients make informed decisions regarding their pet''s care. Our staff maintains the highest standard of care in our profession, furthering our knowledge in continuing education courses, and continued membership with the American Animal Hospital Association.

Day 41 (Wed.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video  
  2. Convert and post business logos online for focus group market research and for business cards
    1. Video #1: Convert PPT slides into jpg and/or png images
    2. Video #2: Post images on Poll-maker.com
    3. Submit Link/URL online to me.
  3. Start Business Cards:  See the Video Instructions.  Business card must have your name, title, company name, LOGO, and web address (bit.ly)  The phone number and email address are optional.  Please don't put personal home addresss or phone number without your expressed perental approval.
  4. Upload your business card file on my dropbox on the teacher portal.
  5. Start your Business commercial:
    1.  Powtoon: https://edpuzzle.com/media/58bece3337f0e23e22e4f300
  6. Typing Club  
Day 40 (Tues.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Convert and post business logos online for focus group market research and for business cards
    1. Video #1: Convert PPT slides into jpg and/or png images
    2. Video #2: Post images on Poll-maker.com
    3. Submit Link/URL online to me.
  3. Start Business Cards See the Video Instructions.  Business card must have your name, title, company name, LOGO, and web address (bit.ly)  The phone number and email address are optional.  Please don't put personal home addresss or phone number without your expressed perental approval.
  4. Upload your business card file on my dropbox on the teacher portal.
  5. Start your Business commercial:
    1.  Powtoon: https://edpuzzle.com/media/58bece3337f0e23e22e4f300
  6. Typing Club  
Day 39 (Mon.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video  
  2. Convert and post business logos online for focus group market research and for business cards
    1. Video #1: Convert PPT slides into jpg and/or png images
    2. Video #2: Post images on Poll-maker.com
    3. Submit Link/URL online to me.
  3. Start Business Cards See the Video Instructions.  Business card must have your name, title, company name, LOGO, and web address (bit.ly)  The phone number and email address are optional.  Please don't put personal home addresss or phone number without your expressed perental approval.
  4. Upload your business card file on my dropbox on the teacher portal.
  1. Type today's business lessons.
    Typing Club
     
  2. Open PowerPoint and type on 3 separate slides, your selected company name in WordArt in 3 each slide with a different look including color and font style changes on each slide.
        (Consider changing direction.  Making one letter large, one letter color variation, position etc.)
       See this site for examples:  logo and branding
  3. Look for 3 different pictures you would place with your image.  Note: Use only clipart not GOOGLE images - unless you do an advanced search and select under usage rights - free to use, share or modify,  even commercially.
  4. Check out the 10 Biggest Logo Changes
  5. Apple’s current tagline is “Think different,” and its current slogan for the iPad Air is “Change is in the air”—an update from the previous iPad slogan, “Two sizes do all,” which was created before Apple released the slimmer iPad Air.
  6. http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33535/10-Companies-That-Totally-Nailed-Their-Taglines.aspx
  7. http://www.taglineguru.com/sloganlist.html
  8. Interesting Logos with a hidden message
    1. Visit Poll-maker.com
      Create a poll and then press Share button. -../companynames_spring_2016.html

 

Day 38 (Fri.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  1. Mrs. Christi Bell with Coke Cola
  2. Turn-in Event #4:
    1. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 1
    2. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 2
    3. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 3
  3. Type today's business lessons.
    Typing Club
     

 

Day 37 (Thurs.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video "A tagline Known around the world - Just Do it!"
  2. What is a Tagline?  Can you think of 5 different Companies and can you name their taglines?
    Write out 3-5 phrases that help tell your company's story and/or sends a positive message about your company.  Narrow it down to the top 2 or three and add to eClass.
  3.   Add your tagline to your eClass submission you did earlier.
  4. Now play the kahoot game https://play.kahoot.it/#/k/772bbdfd-15cc-4f52-bb2a-c6f6f20cd03f
    http://www.adslogans.co.uk/site/pages/home/hall-of-fame.php

Work on anything you have not completed below:

  1. Add to your Wix Blog (Day 3 Entry: What are you learning and working on today?):
    1. Quote: If you are willing to step back and say “Hey, I am going to commit to delivering free, valuable and consistent content,” great things can happen.  Just those three things: free, valuable, and consistent content can grow an audience in your niche. John Lee Dumas
  2. Turn-in Event #1: https://goo.gl/forms/zUJsKmJtppYN8oCp2
  3. Turn-in Event #2: Post on eClass under the Forum Business Steps  1,2,3... then reply to at least 5 other people's posts.
  4. Turn-in Event #3:
    1. Watch & create using video Start your Business Wix Website - WIX Part 1
    2. Watch & create using video Add a picture to your blog post & publish and re-name site - WIX Part 2
    3. Watch & create using video Create you Bit.ly Shortened Address - WIX Part 3
    4. Submit your address: https://goo.gl/forms/VMUSFD9zcKqoYKGh1
  5. Turn-in Event #4:
    1. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 1
    2. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 2
    3. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 3
  6. Type today's business lessons.
    Typing Club
     

 

Day 36 (Wed.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video "Make you company one talks about" ... Seth Godin
  2. Add to your Wix Blog (Day 3 Entry: What are you learning and working on today?):
    1. Quote: If you are willing to step back and say “Hey, I am going to commit to delivering free, valuable and consistent content,” great things can happen.  Just those three things: free, valuable, and consistent content can grow an audience in your niche. John Lee Dumas
  3. Turn-in Event #1: https://goo.gl/forms/zUJsKmJtppYN8oCp2
  4. Turn-in Event #2: Post on eClass under the Forum Business Steps  1,2,3... then reply to at least 5 other people's posts.
  5. Turn-in Event #3:
    1. Watch & create using video Start your Business Wix Website - WIX Part 1
    2. Watch & create using video Add a picture to your blog post & publish and re-name site - WIX Part 2
    3. Watch & create using video Create you Bit.ly Shortened Address - WIX Part 3
    4. Submit your address: https://goo.gl/forms/VMUSFD9zcKqoYKGh1
  6. Turn-in Event #4:
    1. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 1
    2. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 2
    3. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 3
  7. Type today's business lessons.
    Typing Club
     

 

Day 35 (Tues.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video "Being average is for losers" ... Seth Godin
  2. Add to your Wix Blog (Day 2 Entry: What are you learning and working on today?):
    1. Quote: If you are willing to step back and say “Hey, I am going to commit to delivering free, valuable and consistent content,” great things can happen.  Just those three things: free, valuable, and consistent content can grow an audience in your niche. John Lee Dumas
  3. Turn-in Event #1: https://goo.gl/forms/zUJsKmJtppYN8oCp2
  4. Turn-in Event #2: Post on eClass under the Forum Business Steps  1,2,3... then reply to at least 5 other people's posts.
  5. Turn-in Event #3:
    1. Watch & create using video Start your Business Wix Website - Wix Part 1
    2. Watch & create using video Add a picture to your blog post & publish and re-name site - Wix Part 1
    3. Watch & create using video Create you Bit.ly Shortened Address - Wix Part 3
    4. Submit your address: https://goo.gl/forms/VMUSFD9zcKqoYKGh1
  6. Turn-in Event #4:
    1. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 1
    2. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 2
    3. Watch & create using this video on Logo Learning Labs: PowerPoint Tool- Part 3
  7. Type today's business lessons.
    Typing Club
     

 

Day 34 (Mon.) Entrepreneurship: What tech strategies are you using to add value for your customers?
  1. Watch Today's Video "Being average is for losers" ... Seth Godin
  2. Turn-in Event #1: https://goo.gl/forms/zUJsKmJtppYN8oCp2
  3. Turn-in Event#2: Post on eClass under the Forum Business Steps  1,2,3... then reply to at least 5 other people's posts.
  4. Turn-in Event#3:
    1. Watch & create using video Start your Business Wix Website - Wix Part 1
    2. Watch & create using video Add a picture to your blog post & publish and re-name site - Wix Part 1
    3. Watch & create using video Create you Bit.ly Shortened Address - Wix Part 3
    4. Submit your address: https://goo.gl/forms/VMUSFD9zcKqoYKGh1
  5. Type today's business lessons.
    Typing Club
     

 

Day 33 (Fri.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business will you start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive and start a NEW document
    1. Title the Document:  Business Steps 1,2,3...
    2. Type your Name under the title
    3. Center the title and your name (Make the Title size large and keep you name small)
    4. Answer the first questions on a new lines:
      1. Who was your business consultant?
      2. Describe in 1 sentence your business?
      3. Identify your competition: Research 3 businesses in the area that sell directly or indirectly in your business area.
      4. What do you want your company to be know for?  What makes it special? List 2-5 characteristics. (Example: Creative, Safe, Speedy, Quality, Service, Attitude, Reliable)?
      5. Brainstorm: What are 3 business names you think would be memorable, short, and best describes your business & explain why you like each of the names in one sentence or one word.
      6. Name your favorite 3 colors. These 2 or 3 of these colors will make up your company logo.
      7. Finally, list 3 really GREAT fonts that you might select from for your Company Name & what one word describes each of the fonts.
  3. Use this search to make sure you are legal:
    1. United States Patent and Trademark Office - Company Name Search  or link2
  4. Finished?  Turn-in Event #1: https://goo.gl/forms/zUJsKmJtppYN8oCp2
  5. Turn-in Event#2: Post on eClass under the Forum Business Steps  1,2,3... then reply to at least 5 other people's posts.
  6. Work in next module in
  7. Start Module 3 - today - Be sure MODULE II is finished. (answer key)
  8. Take the Venture Quiz: http://www.quia.com/quiz/5455424.html
  9. Open MicroType and take  Take the POST TEST.
  10.  Watch this video:
  11. Google Sheet Turn-in https://edpuzzle.com/media/58a7057b0da3df3e0a7ce86b
  12. Type lessons in NEW Typing Program.
    Typing Club
     
    Username & Password:  Your Student#

Monday's Assignments:

  1. Watch this Bonus video on Start your Business Wix Website -  Wix Part 1
  2. Watch this Bonus video on Add a picture to your blog post & publish and re-name site - Wix Part 2
  3. Watch this Bonus video on Create you Bit.ly Shortened Address - Wix Part 3

 

Day 32 (Wed&Thur.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business will you start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open Google Drive and start a NEW document
    1. Title the Document:  Business Steps 1,2,3...
    2. Type your Name under the title
    3. Center the title and your name (Make the Title size large and keep you name small)
    4. Answer the first questions on a new lines:
      1. Who was your business consultant?
      2. Describe in 1 sentence your business?
      3. Identify your competition: Research 3 businesses in the area that sell directly or indirectly in your business area.
      4. What do you want your company to be know for?  What makes it special? List 2-5 characteristics. (Example: Creative, Safe, Speedy, Quality, Service, Attitude, Reliable)?
      5. Brainstorm: What are 3 business names you think would be memorable, short, and best describes your business & explain why you like each of the names in one sentence or one word.
      6. Name your favorite 3 colors. These 2 or 3 of these colors will make up your company logo.
      7. Finally, list 3 really GREAT fonts that you might select from for your Company Name & what one word describes each of the fonts.
  3. Use this search to make sure you are legal:
    1. United States Patent and Trademark Office - Company Name Search  or link2
  4. Finished?  Turn-in Event #1: https://goo.gl/forms/zUJsKmJtppYN8oCp2
  5. Turn-in Event#2: Post on eClass under the Forum Business Steps  1,2,3... then reply to at least 5 other people's posts.
  6. Work in next module in
  7. Start Module 3 - today - Be sure MODULE II is finished. (answer key)
  8. Take the Venture Quiz: http://www.quia.com/quiz/5455424.html
  9. Open MicroType and take  Take the POST TEST.
  10.  Watch this video:
  11. Google Sheet Turn-in https://edpuzzle.com/media/58a7057b0da3df3e0a7ce86b
  12. Type lessons in NEW Typing Program.
    Typing Club
     
    Username & Password:  Your Student#

 

Day 31 (Tue.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business will you start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Type lessons in NEW Typing Program.
    Typing Club
     
    Username & Password:  Your Student#
  3. Open Google Drive and start a NEW document
    1. Title the Document:  Business Steps 1,2,3...
    2. Type your Name under the title
    3. Center the title and your name (Make the Title size large and keep you name small)
    4. Answer the first questions on a new lines:
      1. Who was your business consultant?
      2. Describe in 1 sentence your business?
      3. Identify your competition: Research 3 businesses in the area that sell directly or indirectly in your business area.
      4. What do you want your company to be know for?  What makes it special? List 2-5 characteristics. (Example: Creative, Safe, Speedy, Quality, Service, Attitude, Reliable)?
      5. Brainstorm: What are 3 business names you think would be memorable, short, and best describes your business & explain why you like each of the names in one sentence or one word.
      6. Name your favorite 3 colors. These 2 or 3 of these colors will make up your company logo.
      7. Finally, list 3 really GREAT fonts that you might select from for your Company Name & what one word describes each of the fonts.
  4. Use this search to make sure you are legal:
    1. United States Patent and Trademark Office - Company Name Search  or link2
  5. Finished?  Turn-in Event #1: https://goo.gl/forms/zUJsKmJtppYN8oCp2
  6. Turn-in Event#2: Post on eClass under the Forum Business Steps  1,2,3... then reply to at least 5 other people's posts.

 

Where do Names come from?  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_company_name_etymologies
  • 3Com – Network technology producer; the three coms are computer, communication, and compatibility.[7]
  • 3M – from the company's original name, Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company.[8]
  • 7-Eleven – convenience stores; renamed from "Tote'm" in 1946 to reflect their newly extended hours, 7:00 am until 11:00 pm[9]
  • A&W Root Beer – named after founders Roy Allen and Frank Wright[11]
  • Adidas – from the name of the founder Adolf (Adi) Dassler.[14] Adolf and his brother Rudolf Dassler split the original company, Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory), with Rudolf founding Puma.
  • Adobe Systems – from the Adobe Creek that ran behind the house of co-founder John Warnock[15]
  • Aflac – initialism for the company's previous name of American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus (which remains the legal name of Aflac's underwriting subsidiary).
  • AMC Theatres  American Multi-Cinema: the company pioneered multi-screen cinemas[23]
  • Apple – For the favorite fruit of co-founder Steve Jobs and/or for the time he worked at an apple orchard, and to distance itself from the cold, unapproachable, complicated imagery created by other computer companies at the time – which had names such as IBM, DEC, and Cincom
  • ASICS – an acronym for Anima Sana In Corpore Sano, which, translated from Latin, means "Healthy soul in a healthy body". Originally the citation is mens sana in corpore sano, but MSICS does not sound as good.
  • AT&T – the American Telephone and Telegraph Corporation officially changed its name to AT&T in the 1990s.
  • Atari – named from the board game Go. "Atari" is a Japanese word to describe a position where an opponent's stones are in danger of being captured. It is similar, though not identical, to "check" in chess. The original games company was American but wanted a Japanese-sounding name.





Day 30 (Fri.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business will you start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType and take  Take the POST TEST.
  3.  Watch this video: https://edpuzzle.com/media/58a7057b0da3df3e0a7ce86b
  4. Bring me the sheet for a treat when you are finished!
  5. Work in next module in
  6. Start Module 3 - today - Be sure MODULE II is finished. (answer key)
  7. Come see me for a treat when you are finished!

 

Day 29 (Thurs.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business will you start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Type lessons in NEW Typing Program.
    Typing Club
     
    Username & Password:  your_student_number
  3. Work in next module in

 

Day 28 (Wed.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business will you start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Type 8 lessons in NEW Typing Program.
    Typing Club
     
    Username & Password:  your_student_number
  3. Work in next module in

 

Day 27 (Tues.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business will you start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open, Ch.1 and Ch2 Doc questions from the book  
  3. No Typing Today.  We will begin our NEW typing program later this week.
  4. Chapter 1 & 2 quiz - http://www.quia.com/quiz/6021041.html
  5. Type 1st 8 lessons in NEW Typing Program. Typing Club
  6. Work in next module in

 

Day 26 (Mon.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open your Food Truck Business in Venture:
    1. Username: student#.8
    2. Password: crews807
    3. New Password: crews1

  3. Module 1

    • Be able to define what it means to be an entrepreneur
    • Be able to describe the responsibilities and risks unique to entrepreneurs
    • Be able to describe what it means to be Entrepreneurial
    • Be able to describe an asset, and provide an example
    • Be able to identify the purpose of a business plan
    • Be able to list the key characteristics of a successful entrepreneur
    • Be able to identify the advantages of entrepreneurship
    • Be able to tell the difference between a personal characteristic and skills
    • Be able to understand how entrepreneurs meet changing economic wants/needs
  4. Open, Finish & Print the Doc titled: Chapter 2: Offer a Service
  5. Finish any unfinished Typing Tests in MicroType and record scores in Google Sheets
  6. No Typing Today.  We will begin our NEW typing program later this week.

Video Library from Chapter 2:

Video Library from Chapter 1

 

Day 25 (Thurs.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open the Doc titled:
    Chapter 2: Offer a Service
                                                by... Type your name
    1. Explain what Noa Mintz did for her business?
    2. What did Juliette Brindak do to serve others?
    3. What service did Ben Towers create?
    4. What does Remmi Smith's business do?
  3. Create the table found on page 23 (think of 3 interests and skills and 3 business ideas)
  4. At these questions to the bottom of the document below the table you made from page 23:
    1. List 2 things your neighborhood needs?
    2. What service did Farrhad create?
    3. What did Catherine and Dave Cook create and why?
  5. Create the tables on page 25 and 28
  6. Open MicroType 5 and complete next typing test today or next Lesson (LAST WEEK of MicroType).

Video Library from Chapter 2:

Day 24 (Wed.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Print Chapter 1: Offer a Product Report and turn in to me.  Due tomorrow.
  3. Open and open Doc titled:
    Chapter 2: Offer a Service
                                                by... Type your name
    1. Explain what Noa Mintz did for her business?
    2. What did Juliette Brindak do to serve others?
    3. What service did Ben Towers create?
    4. What does Remmi Smith's business do?
  4. Create the table found on page 23 (think of 3 interests and skills and 3 business ideas)
  5. Open MicroType 5 and complete next typing test today or next Lesson (LAST WEEK of MicroType).
Day 23 (Tuesday) Consultant Day at Crews
  1. Take out your green Consultant Forms and your thank you note and prepare to leave for your consultation.
  2. Video: https://animoto.com/play/wGl0gIYT8UACyh5RkPJoHg
Day 22 (Monday) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete next typing test today or next Lesson (LAST WEEK of MicroType).
  3. Finish Chapter 1 questions 1-20 on your  Google Doc and answer by bolding and underlining your answers
  4. Write Thank you Notes and fill out TOP part of Consultant Forms
  5. Videos to watch:
Day 21 (Fri.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete next I&R test today or next Lesson
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Add the following questions to your Google Doc and answer by bolding and underlining your answers:

11.   Name 3-5 needs your mother, father, BFF, neighbor, or you have right now?

12.   Who is Leanne Archer and what need did she fill?

13.   Who is Mark Cuban and what 2 needs did he fill at an early age?

14.   What is markup and give an example of something you could sell with a mark up

15.   Who is Katelyn Lohr and at age 8 what did she do and why?

16.   What do you wish worked better in your life?

17.   What improvements to sandals did Abi Smithson make at age 8?

18.   Name an Aha Moment you have had in your life?

19.   What was Greyson MacLean’s aha moment with Lego stickers?

20.   Name one product you use al the time and then give an example of how to make it better?

  1. Create the charts on pages 16 and 17 from the book and fill them in with your answers.
  2. Print Chapter 1 Document for a grade.
Day 20 (Thurs.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Using a slip of paper, write ONE way you could serve others in a business.  Try and think a business for your neighbors, friends, or even family where they might pay you money for your service.
  3. Open MicroType 5 and complete next I&R test today or next Lesson
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  4. Finished, reading silently pages 7- 17.
  5. Open and create a NEW Doc title:
    Chapter 1: How To Start Your First Business
                                                by... Type your name

1.     What are two purposes of a business and what are the two results? (Bold and Underline your answers)

2.       What are three elements an entrepreneur needs to get started?

3.       In the business world entrepreneurs are often called what?

4.       How Old was Mr. Buffett when he started his business?

5.       What does it mean to buy in bulk?

6.       Define the term profit?

7.       What are 3 of the most common ways to start making money?

8.       What is an example of this found in many cities?

9.       Name things you like best about your life (list 3-5 things) example: fishing, dancing, computers, sports, cooking, etc.)

10.   In the world of business, who are most successful?

 

Day 19 (Wed.) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Using a slip of paper, write ONE way you could serve others in a business.  Try and think a business for your neighbors, friends, or even family where they might pay you money for your service.
  3. Open Entrepreneurship Questions in Google Drive Account and print when they are all answered.  Be sure ALL 30 answers are bolded and underlined before your print.
  4. Open MicroType 5 and complete next Lesson
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  5. https://docs.google.com/a/crews.org/presentation/d/1HBYLrKzgT_BtesvUHMYqq4Elgb3bINWZC9VIzYfX4pE/edit?usp=sharing - Add your comments to the slide we show in class.  Explain your reason for each comment.
  6. Finished, reading silently pages 7- 11.
Day 18 (Tuesday) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Using a slip of paper, write how you have served others in the past.  Try and think of something you have enjoyed doing not just you doing a chore for your parents like taking out the trash or cleaning your bedroom, kitchen.
  3. Open Entrepreneurship Questions in Google Drive Account and print when they are all answered.  Be sure ALL 30 answers are bolded and underlined before your print.
  4. Open MicroType 5 and complete next Lesson
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  5. Watch this Bonus video on Taking New Challenges by Dan Thurmon
Day 17 (Monday) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Take the Online Entrepreneurs Quiz - OPEN BOOK Quiz!
  3. Problems?  Lost Book?  see PDF  Username?  Your student# Password? You made this up yourself from an existing password.  Unable to take it?  You can do it for homework when I return.  Go on to #4
  4. Open Entrepreneurship Questions in Google Drive Account and print when they are all answered.  Be sure ALL 30 answers are bolded and underlined before your print.
  5. Watch this Bonus video on Taking New Challenges by Dan Thurmon
  6. Finished?  Continue #7 or Jump to #8
  7. Open MicroType 5 and complete next Lesson
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  8. **mp3 - Bonus (write 5-10 sentence review of this podcast interview explaining what it was about and what you learned from listening to it).
  9. LAST 10 Questions to complete:
      1. Compare and contrast Bill Gates with Steve Jobs.
      2. What is a copyright?
      3. What is a Trademark?
      4. What is a Patent?
      5. Why does the protection of private property encourage entrepreneurs to create things?
      6. If ideas could be copied and then used by anybody (not the creator) then a new business might never what?
      7. Explain in simple terms sole proprietorship?
      8. Explain in simple terms partnership?
      9. Explain in simple terms corporation?
      10. Who is Oprah Winfrey?
Day 16 (Friday) Entrepreneurship: What teen-business could I start?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete next Lesson
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Using a slip of paper, name a teen business idea then explain what UNIQUE way one would run that business.
  4. **mp3 - Bonus (write 5-10 sentence review of this podcast interview explaining what it was about and what you learned from listening to it).
  5. Add the following questions to the ones we started on Monday.
      1. Compare and contrast Bill Gates with Steve Jobs.
      2. What is a copyright?
      3. What is a Trademark?
      4. What is a Patent?
      5. Why does the protection of private property encourage entrepreneurs to create things?
      6. If ideas could be copied and then used by anybody (not the creator) then a new business might never what?
      7. Explain in simple terms sole proprietorship?
      8. Explain in simple terms partnership?
      9. Explain in simple terms corporation?
      10. Who is Oprah Winfrey?
Day 15 (Thursday) Entrepreneurship: What problems do I have in life?
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 4 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Using a slip of paper, name a problem then explain how you might solve that problem.
  4. Add the following questions to the ones we started on Monday.
  5. mp3
    1. Why must we have entrepreneurship as a productive resource?
    2. With every good idea, what must an entrepreneur have?
    3. Who is Tyler Perry?
    4. Why do you think innovation is important to the market place?
    5. When an entrepreneurs sees opportunities they then do what?
    6. How would you define profit as stated on page 4?
    7. What are losses?
    8. What is creative destruction?
    9. Name one industry affected by creative destruction.
    10. Entrepreneurs are like what to an engine?
  6. Take another index card and write down a business idea you are considering and tell why you want to do that business.
Day 14 (Wed.) Entrepreneurship Diving Deeper - Update that Product or Service!
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 4 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Using the slip of paper I gave you today, write down ONE product or service that could use updatingYou can not use the sock or lollypop idea in the video today.
  4. Add the following questions to the ones we started on Monday.
  5. mp3
    1. Why must we have entrepreneurship as a productive resource?
    2. With every good idea, what must an entrepreneur have?
    3. Who is Tyler Perry?
    4. Why do you think innovation is important to the market place?
    5. When an entrepreneurs sees opportunities they then do what?
    6. How would you define profit as stated on page 4?
    7. What are losses?
    8. What is creative destruction?
    9. Name one industry affected by creative destruction.
    10. Entrepreneurs are like what to an engine?
Day 13 (Tue.) Entrepreneurship Guest Speaker
  1. Mrs. Cindy Quinlan, Guest Speaker from Brookwood High School Entrepreneurship Program
Day 12 (Mon.)Introduction to Entrepreneurship
  1. Watch Today's Video (Employability skills - communication)
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 4 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. $100 Business Idea Challenge- (Help generate ideas): https://goo.gl/forms/x6oL477K4vWMSxBr2
  4. Read pages 1 & 2 in the Yellow Entrepreneur's book and Annotate the following:
    1. Highlight Key words
    2. Underline important phrases
    3. ?Question? Mark confusing sentences
  5. When finished reading, open Google Drive Account
  6. Write the following title then copy the questions below to put in Google Doc:

Title: Entrepreneurs
by... Your Name

    1. What is an entrepreneur?
    2. What does the author mean when he says an entrepreneur "takes the initiative?"
    3. What does the word "innovators" mean in the 2nd paragraph?
    4. What is ONE thing you do that is unique to most other people?
    5. What did Fred Smith do to innovate the shipping industry?
    6. How did Larry Page and Sergey Brin innovate web search tools?
    7. How was Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook innovative?
    8. What good are replicative entrepreneurs?
    9. Name one problem you faced today or this past week?
    10. Name one thing that you wish was easier or faster or better?
1 a baking business
2 a dog grooming business
3 a tutoring service
4 Baby Sitting
5 Bake Sale
6 baked goods
7 Baking cakes
8 Basketball lessons
9 bath bombs
10 be a tutor for students
11 Build Legos
12 building
13 building computers
14 buying cheap shoes and painting them
15 Candy-Making Business
16 Car Wash
17 cardboard or foam weapons
18 Cat-Sitting
19 chef
20 Cleaning
21 cleaning shoes
22 cleaning sneakers
23 cleaning various things around the house
24 Clothing apparel
25 cookies
26 crafts
27 Custom Socks
28 customizing shoes
29 Cutting hair (hair salon)
30 cutting jean business
31 cutting the grass
32 Decal Labels
33 do chorography
34 do chores
35 do hair
36 do magic tricks/ shows
37 dog sitting
38 Dog Walking
39 dog walking/pet sitting
40 Draw
41 Draw Things for People
42 drawing business
43 drawing lesson
44 drawing on shoes
45 duck tape wallets
46 errand runner
47 Event planner
48 Face Masks
49 fast food restraint
50 fitness trainer
51 fixing computers
52 Flash Drive Organizer
53 frozen yogurt
54 garage sale
55 Get famous signatures on baseballs
56 getting groceries for people in your neighborhood
57 getting the tough dirt and stuff off of the car after it is washed
58 Give People Hair Tips
59 Green cleaning service
60 Grocery delivery service
61 grocery store
62 Hair Braiding
63 hair company
64 Handyman
65 Help older people in their house
66 homemade bath bombs
67 hospital
68 House Sitting
69 housesitting
70 I can resell pencil led to those who need it one day.
71 I can start a house cleaning business by cleaning houses.
72 I can start a lemonade stand.
73 I can walk dogs for the neighbors.
74 Ice Cream Sales
75 innovate on something
76 lacrosse coaching
77 Lawn Care
78 Lawn mowing
79 Lemonade Stand
80 Make an Etsy shop to sell art
81 Make art
82 make artworks to sell
83 make fishing gear
84 make videos (YouTube)
85 make your own clothing brand
86 make your own pop sockets
87 making and selling art
88 Making bath bombs
89 making face masks
90 Making jewelry
91 modeling company
92 necklaces
93 new ski tech
94 new transportation
95 open a laundry business
96 Organizing
97 Painting
98 painting canvases
99 Painting Fences
100 Pet Siting
101 pet walking
102 phone cases
103 photographer
104 piano lessons
105 popcorn door to door seller
106 Rake leaves 4 times a week
107 Repair business
108 repair items
109 resell clothes
110 Reselling shoes
111 science techinvention
112 sell baked goods
113 sell drawings
114 sell found golf balls
115 Sell Gum
116 sell lamps with sports balls in them
117 Sell old phones
118 Sell older or too small shoes
119 Sell Sneakers
120 Sell Video Games
121 selling books
122 selling bracelets on etsy
123 selling cakes
124 Selling candy and snacks
125 selling clothes
126 Selling high-end clothes
127 selling homemade cookies
128 selling old clothes
129 Selling Shoes
130 shirt designer
131 Shoe Reselling
132 shoe store
133 sitting pets
134 Small Bake Sale
135 start a cleaning company
136 T-Shirt Design
137 take photography
138 taking the paint off and re painting the back porch
139 taking trash out
140 teach little kids dance
141 teach music or dance lessons
142 training neighbors
143 Truck/Car decals
144 Tutor
145 Tutor younger kids
146 Ukulele/Guitar lessons
147 upcycling
148 video game
149 Vist the hospitals and help out kids who are sick
150 waking the neighbors dog
151 Walk Dogs
152 wash cars
153 wash dishes
154 washing automobiles
155 washing peoples dogs
156 water plants/ mow lawns
157 wiffleball tournament
158 Work at the library as a Book Shelver
159 yard work
Day 11 (Fri.) Quiz: Money Mgt. Book
  1. Watch Today's Video  (Employability skills - communication)
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 4 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Quiz: Money Management: Control Your Cash Flow Book...
  4. 8b217 Class Code (see below):
  5. PMBHB367
  6. Register
Day10 (Thurs.)Review Final Part V of Money Mgt. Book
  1. Watch Today's Video  (Employability skills - communication)
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 3 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Finish book study: Money Management: Control Your Cash Flow Book... Fill in all blanks.
  4. **Bonus no Instructional Video today - Money Mt. Part V-Pgs. 27-end.
  5. Instead take out highlighter and follow along on the "LadyBug"
  6. Create a 2nd Line Graph of your H & E Scores **BonusInstructional Video- Google Sheets Creating a Line Chart
Day9 (Wed.)Learn to make a Line Graph & Part IV of Money Mgt. Book
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 3 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
    4. Do your 2nd Timed Drills (H & E Drills)
  3. Continue book study: Money Management: Control Your Cash Flow Book... Fill in all blanks.
  4. **BonusInstructional Video- Money Mt. Part IV-Pgs. 18-27.
  5. Create a Line Graph of your Homerow Scores **BonusInstructional Video- Google Sheets
Day8 (Tuesday)Part III of Money Mgt. Book
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 3 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
    4. Do your 2nd Timed Drills (H & E Drills)
  3. Begin book study: Money Management: Control Your Cash Flow Book... Fill in all blanks.
  4. **BonusInstructional Video- Money Mt. Part III-Pgs. 13-19.
Day7 (Friday)1st Timed Writing and Part II of Money Mgt. Book
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 3 
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
    4. Do your first Timed Drills (Homerow)
  3. Begin book study: Money Management: Control Your Cash Flow Book... Fill in all blanks.
  4. **BonusInstructional Video- Money Management Part II- Pgs. 8-13
Day6 (Thursday) Finish Google Sheet and Start 5-Day Money Mgt. Unit Pt. 1
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType 5 and complete Lesson 2  or finish Google Sheet
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Begin book study: Money Management: Control Your Cash Flow Book (pages 1-8) Fill in all blanks.
  4. **BonusInstructional Video- Money Management
Day5 (Wednesday):  Peprally
  1. Take Roll
  2. Attend Peprally in Gym
Day4 Finish Letter & Create a Google Spread Sheet
  1. Watch Today's Video
  2. Open MicroType and complete Lesson 1
    1. Must use correct fingers
    2. Must learn (memorize) homerow keys
    3. Practice for 10 - 15 minutes
  3. Be sure you are finished with your letter to Mr. Hames.
  4. Open Google Drive Account and Click NEW Sheet and type the sheet below:
  5. **BonusInstructional Video- Google Sheets
Day3Finish Writing a concise business letter
  1. Greet Teacher with eye contact, proper handshake, and correct name pronunciation and a warm greeting
  2. Register and subscribe to my Video Channel and watch the first video
  3. Open MicroType 5 and take the Pre-Test (Skills Analysis)
  4. Start Lesson 1
  5. Continue working on letter to Mr. Hames using Google Drive Account
  6. LAST day to bring back your Syllabus signed and have your Earbuds in for class (*required)
Day2Continue Writing a concise business letter
  1. Greet Teacher with eye contact, proper handshake, and correct name pronunciation and a warm greeting
  2. Continue working on letter to Mr. Hames using Google Drive Account
  3. Watch Video Typist Online
  4. Work on Lesson 1 in Microtype using Correct Fingers
  5. Return Syllabus signed
  6. Bring Earbuds in for class (*required)

Day1: Writing a concise business letter
  1. Introductions and class seating arranged
  2. Work on letter to Mr. Hames 
  3. Register for Google Drive Account
  4. Take Syllabus home to be signed
  5. Reminder: Earbuds for class are required.
 
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ighth grade business students in Mr. Hames' classroom - "BizKids" as we refer to you as - are going to be immersed in business training that will stretch your imagination and creativity as you enter the world of Entrepreneurship.  You will be asked to

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create an actual company from your talent, interests, and passion.  Your work must be innovative and value driven.  First we learn what are some of the characteristics of successful entrepreneurs and then we see if you already possess these qualities by taking a short quiz.  You will work on developing a business plan and write out a pitch that will be delivered to our own Crews Business Consultants to get their advice about your business plan.  You will also learn about how the global economy works by building your own stock portfolio and managing a self made mutual fund.  Your role as a stock portfolio manager will demonstrate the amazing benefits of compound interest and the "Rule of 72" as it relates to investing.  Along the way you will also create your own business cards, flyers, and even your very own business website to aid your new company. 
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