8th Grade Entrepreneurship Pacing Guide:

Week1: Chapter 1 (What Can I Do? : Selling Stuff)

Day1:


 

Day1: All Grades (be sure all Keyboarding Student Names are erased!) and Print Student Roll

Don’t just introduce yourself. Share your story. (Who is Mr. Hames?)

Why did you go into teaching? After years in the profession, it can be easy to forget what brought us to teaching. Sharing our stories with kids not only helps them get to know us, it also reminds us of our chosen path. No matter how old the story seems to you, it is brand new to your new class of students.

Give them something to commemorate the first day. ($$$ Bookmarks)

Last year, I ordered large stack of play money. On the first day of school, I gave every student a toy $5.00 bill and let them know I was investing in them. I said if they still had the fake $5.00 on the last day of school, they could redeem it for treasures from a prize box. Not only did this encourage them to be responsible with what they are given, but it provided a fun, quirky story for them to tell at home. Nine months later, 90 percent of my seventh graders still had that $5.00 when school ended. I circulated the room with a big box of goodies and students were able to cash in their $5.00 for several treats from the box. I also asked how they managed to keep from losing such a small piece of paper. They excitedly shared strategies like “I put it inside the plastic cover of my binder” and “I hid it in my phone case.” (Hint: I wound up giving a treat to those who no longer had their $5.00, too.) This little ceremony made for a last day of school filled with smiles.

Fed Publication order: | Book order | Bookmark Order

Basic EQs:

6th grade...NEW YORK Journal Requirements:

6th grade... AT&T Vision of the Future

  1. Paragraph synopsis (summary)
  2. Drop Cap
  3. 1 or 2 pictures
  4. Page border
  5. Title/Word Art
  6. Table - List of New Tech Devices

EQ:  Can you distinguish between good and bad typing techniques?

6TH Grade 7TH Grade 8TH Grade
 

Day 2 (all grades)

 
  • Students Log in and open MrHames.org
  • Check off Syllabus and Headphone / Candy
  • Bookmark?
  • Work on 2nd and 3rd part of your story
Students Repeat Yesterday's Lesson:
  • Login/MrHames.org/firstdayofclass
    • MS Word - Letter
    • Slit Screen
  • Check off Syllabus & Headphone/Candy
  • Pass out REMIND.com colored sheets
  • Register with MicroType
    • Take Skills Analysis 1 min. test
  • finish writing Paragraph
  • Everyone watch 5 movies in MType4.2
  • Everyone begin Lesson 1

 

Students Repeat Yesterday's Lesson:
  • Login/MrHames.org/firstdayofclass
    • MS Word - Letter
    • Slit Screen
  • Check off Syllabus & Headphone/Candy
  • Pass out REMIND.com colored sheets
  • Register with MicroType
    • Take Skills Analysis 1 min. test
  • finish writing Paragraph
  • Everyone watch 5 movies in MType4.2
  • Everyone begin Lesson 1
  Day 3  
  • Login/MrHames.org
  • Introduce MicroType
  • Pre-test
  • Watch Youtube Video of McKenzy

Students Again Repeat Day1 and 2

  • Login/MrHames.org/MSWord/Split Screen
  • Finish MS Word paragraph
  • I checkSyllaubus one more time/candy
  • Finish typing Lesson 1 in MType 4.2
  • Demonstrate relationship between sports technique & typing technique

Students Again Repeat Day1 and 2

  • Login/MrHames.org/MSWord/Split Screen
  • Finish MS Word paragraph
  • SPG - Give 20 Question PRE-TEST today
  • I take up Syllaubus one more time/candy
  • Finish typing Lesson 1 in MType 4.2
  • Demonstrate relationship between sports technique & typing technique
  Day 4  
 
  • First 10 minutes, MType 4.2 Lesson 1
  • Watch Typing / Youtube Kelsy Video
  • Students Open Letter one more time
  • Review Requirements:
    • B/U key words
    • ClipArt
    • Page border?
  • Open E-class and Dropbox the file
  • Open Excel and Begin Tracking Test Scores
  • First 10 minutes, MType 4.2 Lesson 1
  • Watch Typing / Youtube Kelsy Video
  • Students Open Letter one more time
  • Review Requirements:
    • B/U key words
    • ClipArt
    • Page Border
  • Open E-class andDropBox the files
  • Open Excel and Begin Tracking Test Scores
  Day 5  
 
  • Type first 10 min.
  • Grade for technique/ Explain 3 things
    • No Looking / Memorize
    • Correct Fingers/ No hunting and Pecking
    • Practice full 10 min.
  • Take Timed Writing on Homerow
  • Record scores in Excel
  • Create a Goal for the end of the 18 weeks
  • SMART Goal
  • Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely
  • Create a Formula (%change)
  • Type first 10 min.
  • Grade for technique/ Explain 3 things
    • No Looking / Memorize
    • Correct Fingers/ No hunting and Pecking
    • Practice full 10 min.
  • Take Timed Writing on Homerow
  • Record scores in Excel
  • Create a Goal for the end of the 18 weeks
  • SMART Goal
  • Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely
  • Create a Formula (%change)

 

  • Review Tech. Rubric Chart Fill in all blanks using SMART Board
  • Take typing Pre-TEST
  • Open Excel and create & save Keyboarding Report

 

 

 

Begin Unit on Ignition

  • Student work on typing skills for the entire week for the first 8 minutes of class
  • students are given a discussion question (from Ignition) that they write on e-Class as a "Thread"
  • Students continue to work on Modules 1 - 7
MicroType
Students Watch Cain's Arcade
Discussion
Open Yellow Entrepreneurship Book and answer question 1 - 7
 
MicroType
Disney
Discussion
Open Yellow Entrepreneurship Book and answer question 8 - 14
    MicroType
2 sisters playing the violin and base
Discussion
Open Yellow Entrepreneurship Book and answer question 15 - 21
    MicroType
students watch Jewlery (Determination Video)
Discussion
Open "onmycalendar" form and tell me your 3 passions
Open Yellow Entrepreneurship Book and answer question 22 - ?
  After 1 week, students are to show what they learned on MicroType by RE-typing Homerow on Row 10 of their Excel sheet.  They have already made a chart but will add this NEW timed writing.  They will also set a GOAL using SMART rules.  They will write out their goal and then print in LANDSCAPE.

They will also learn about how to write the linear equation.

(new rate - hold rate) x weeks left to type

Put their passions in a Wordle.net site to display the next day to them.
Now ask them what problem or need does their passion have?  Ask it in the video they watch

Students do the Micro Type Data Analysis and Goal setting that the 7th graders did today.
Work on "What's Your Story" then type Student continue to work in Ignition.

Some finish, now they do Hockey Scholar (STEM)
Give code so as they finish they have work to do.
Show the "Don't Fret" video and ask:
The hardest part of a business is coming up with a good idea one that is creative and solves a problem.  What problem would you like to solve dealing with one of your passions?
Today students paired up to evaluate if the other student had an introduction, transitions, and conclusion in their:
"What's Your Story"
Every other day, students get discussion questions that are answered in E-Class disccusion Board.

Freeze student screen and have them talk and pass around the mic.
Continue working on Microtype

Continue working in Yellow Books answering questions

Students answer: (onmycalendar)
*8th - Business Idea Submission

What business do you want to own and operate? I don't need a business name just the industry.

Describe your product and/or service-Has to be product/service you can sell NOW as an 8th grader

    Mrs. Cindy Quinlan speaks
- What is an entreprenuer
- Must be creative and think outside the box
- How do these 2 object go together: 
Taxi and Washington Monument
Water and a Tree
Stone and a Dream

Now here are 2 objects (Spoon and Playdough)  Create something in 10 min. and then report on the product with promotion and name for your product.
6th Graders have video taped themselves on their own devices.  They have also now started unit on Understanding Computer and read 1st paragraph on my article by the same name.  They have opened MS Word and copy and pasted question 1 and answered in their own words.    
Continue to work on MS Word Doc. by reading Article and watching 1st Video in series on EdPuzzle.    
     
     
     

Day 3: Cover Students Hand with paper or construction paper

EQ:  What ways can we track keyboarding progress? EQ:  What are the parts and function of  computers? EQ:  What rights/laws protect the creative work that I produce?
  • MicroType 10-12 min.
  • Take up signed Syllabus
  • Cont. Typing Report Spreadsheets in Excel
  • HW:  Bring back Excel Handout

 

  • MicroType 10-12 min.
  • Finish Spreadsheet in Excel (explain borders)
  • Open MS Word and answer questions 1 - 4 ... The questions can be just a key word or phrase and not the complete question. "Understanding How Computers Work" Later we will do 10 - 22.
  • If they finish early, watch "x-tra" movie on my website. 
  • Bold Computer Terms, Underline Answer, Add WordArt Title, and finally add one clip art to the questions.

 

  • MicroType 10-12 min.
  • Take up Syllabus
  • Finish Typing Report Spreadsheet in Excel (explain borders)

Day 4

EQ:  What tools are used in MS Word to incorporate the professional qualities of a document? EQ:  EQ:  What rights/laws protect the creative work that I produce?
  • MicroType for 10-12 min.
  • Finish Excel Keyboarding Report in Excel
  • Begin MS Word Job1: Hist. Gwinnett

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Finish Excel Keyboarding Report if they need to correct their returned graded sheets
  • continue to answer questions 10-22
  • Be sure to add wordart, clipart, and bold and underline answers
  • Put out table display of equipment and label examples.

 

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ:  What skills are necessary to successfully open and operate a profitable company?
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Finish Word: Hist. of Gwinn.

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Continue answers questions 10-22 for about 5-10 minutes.
  • Watch 4 pts. of Computer Video and have a short discussion on at least one of the 4.  Students are to take good notes and will need to turn in for a grade.

 

  • MicroType for 12 min. (8 min.)
  • write blog response/ then type for 5 minutes ( write in MSWord first)
  • Intro. Investment Company by having student look at the Compound Investment Calculator - Talk about How Credit Cards make their money and how you can turn that around for your clients
  • Watch the "Bill Nye" Stock Market Intro movie that is 3:30 sec.
  • Do the BrainPop on Stocks and email answers.  Also watch the Stock Market Brain Pop but don't do the questions.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Start Job2: Attractions and Print

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Start Discussion on Storage: Include short Video (see xtra video link)
  • Talk about RAM, ROM, HD, CD, DVD, Thumb and then Bits, Bytes, KB, MB, GB, TB

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Review Why a Financial Business is so needed today
  • Read out loud to students the article on History of the Stock Market.  Give them some time to go back and answer questions. - FREEZE Screen
  • Students start answering 20 questions in article but do not submit until I review their work with a PowerPoint presentation.
  • If they finish early, they can watch longer stock market view or play the Who Wants to be a millionaire game to prepare for the Stock101 Exam
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Finish Job2 and Job3: Cities and have students print
  • Enrichment:  4x4 Sudoku or Ball in Box Proj.

 

  • End: MicroType for 12 min. (at the end of class)
  • What is CPU, RAM, ROM, etc./ Review with Who wants to be a millionaire then take quia quiz (secret word it "Bit"
  • Students watch the CBS - 60 min. special on viruses and worms.
  • They Microtype at the end and
  • if time permits, do 2 brain pops... 1st must be Computer Virus/2nd Your choice
  • Students turn in Word Doc and notes for a grade Today.

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Student review by playing the Who Wants to be a millionaire game and then take the stock market 101 exam. (Secret word: wallstreet)
  • When they finish they view the WeSeed videos "Why invest" and "Buy what you know" short clips.
  • Pass out the Stock Company Research handouts.  Student look up "passion" industry stocks on the WeSeed website.
  • They will do side 2 tomorrow so bring back for HW.
EQ:  EQ:  How can we create a Newspaper to communicate the issues at Crews? EQ: 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Finish Job3 and start Job4
  • Add a new paragraph about your own city you would like to create below the L'ville paragraph
  • Add... Go to top and press enter 3 times
  • Lawrenceville in Word art and Your city name in word art.
  • Add a dropCap and finally a Page border.
  • Now students need to add Drop Cap, Justify paragraph and then finally add 2 "Favorites" Tables
  • Pass out WP Test and begin. If they finish early they can work on Job5
    Don't print yet however.... will finish tomorrow
     
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Visit Newspapers around the World site (5 - 7 minutes)
  • Pass out Student laminated newspapers.  Have stud. review names of the newspapers.
  • Start Newspaper project.
  • Start Newspaper Proj. in Publisher... Select paper: 8 1/2 x 14 in., Change margins .25, add page border, line at 2 in. mark and then the title of the paper in Word/Art .   Save and exit.
  • Give students handout and have them highlight key parts: ADD requirement of frames, clipart etc.
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Continue NYSE stk sym. lookup handout page 2. 
  • Give student 5-10 min. to finish side one.*Remember to answer question about diversification.
  • Have other students play the interactive stock challenge where they try for $2 Million dollars to guess the market.
  • Turn to pg. 2 and show PPt. on Stock Quote.  Fill in answers and then quickly visit NYSE.com to research one company of thier choice.  Model NIKE (NKE).
  • Side one is for HW if not finished.
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • MicroType for 12 min.

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Open Newspaper.
  • Write virus article about something good and bad that happened at Crews
  • Students learn how to write a title, by line and to answer the questions Who, What, When, Where, and How
  • Must be 5 or more grammatically correct sentences.  Opening sentence should get the reader's attention.

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Start with Quick Review of Reading a Stock Quote using NYSE site.
  • Take some screen shots from NYSE of one or more stocks and using the Interwrite Pad, mark up the page with questions from the group.
  • Review:  Price, EPS, Profits, ... Students Must take good notes and participate.
  • Finish NYSE stk Quote pg. 2
  • turn in the handout for 2 grades.
  • Students start the EXCEL research found at the bottom of pg. 2. (see handout)
  • They will not finish until we review place value and talk about charting.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Students start Minibook

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Students must add a DropCap to the first letter of their article.  Students can add a picture using the "digital" iPens and Microsoft Paint.
  • Today students learn how to make a "Wordle.net" from their virus article.  They will then learn how hypersnap works.

 

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Review using the CPS questions ....
  • Students now play the JEOPARDY online Quia game with another person or alone.
  • *Remind them to keep your handout for the QUIZ

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • Print 1/2 minibook for quick review and to grade progress
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Students print on the green paper.  Remind them they must choose "Legal" size paper on the Print Screen"  Load paper with the green 8 1/2 x 14 paper.
  • Students write their 2nd article about their hobby or interest
  • Must add drop cap, by line, title, 5 sentences, clipart
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Students do the online stock Quote analysis web-form as a review for the quiz.  We do it as a class as they follow along and fill in their individual forms
  • When they submit they click on the link that will provide the 25 question quiz
  • *The "answersheet" is posted on the web however.
  • Use These Quia names to create their "Stock Broker Certificate License" printed in color on black construction paper.
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • Edit pages for errors and print one more time.
  • Create spreadsheet information for simdata document in Excel
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Students Type 3rd and final article.  They must write about a true event but then can embellish it.  Must add clipart, drop cap, 5 sentences
  • Their best article will be placed in our class blog and be syndicated.
  • Students will get a Check that they then use to purchase other's article.  Must prove they put it in their newspaper
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Pass out "Student Certificates/Licenses"
  • Pass out past student business cards examples
  • Open "Bus.Card Hall of Fame" and show real competitors: ie. Scottrade, e-trade, etc.. & LOGO of the Day widget
  • Students open PowerPoint and begin to design their business card logo.
  • Do NOT Add address and phone number and slogan if time permits
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • Play SimCity and collect 2 columns of data
  • Then Enter into Excel
  • Convert Formula into %
  • Reward one winner for each category based on % increase
  • Continue to play SimCity
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Students create a filler: word find, crossword puzzle, scramble, etc.
  • Title their word find with Word Art and create a word list.
  • Add Clip art if lots of space remains.
  • Be sure to show students how to frame with the line tool their 4 articles.
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Open PowerPoint's from yesterday with company logo and address
  • Open MS Publisher Business card.
  • Click on Bus. Card and then find Avery US/Letter - Form #8376 or 71
  • From Drop down arrow find Business Info & click Change Business Info.
  • Fill in all info correctly with fake Bus. Info.
  • Copy & Paste or Save the LOGO in PPT.
  • Finally, go to Format Publication and apply a theme if necessary
  • **Remind them to SAVE in 8a or 8b folder! as Bus. Card
  • Lastly, Go to File NEW and select envelope and correct theme; select SIZE 10 then type parent's address Correctly!
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Students may print their 2nd spreadsheet activity using the timed writing "HE" lesson.
  • Print Preview so that both graphs are side by side.
 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Pass back color Business cards for those who did it.  Then take them up if they want me to keep them for them.
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Have students open MS Pub. and select Letterhead and a format theme
  • Make a Text Box and begin to type the date, inside address and Dear Mr. & Mrs. Joe Hames:
  • Pass out handout explaining what to write to their parents
  • **Remind them to save in 8a or 8b folder as Letter!
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes unless their newspaper is not printed
  • Students Start their Campaign Website today
  • Open Publisher and change size to 6 x 5 inches and add 5 pages
  • Create Cover/Poster page
  • Start pg. 2 Issue 1
  • Show online handout

 

  • MicroType for 12 min. unless they need more time writing their letter to their parents
  • Watch WeSeed Video of the day
  • Have students open MS Excel. and Weseed to select 4 different companies to research.  Also open NYSE.com
  • Pass out handout explaining what to put into Excel and carefully guide them through the process of getting the profits for a company. 
  • *NOTE:  they may need Google finance to find some company financial info.
  • Save in 8a or 8b folder!
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 

  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students continue their Campaign Website today
  • Open Publisher : Website file
  • Start pg. 3 Issue 2
  • Show Technology Classroom of the future video from AT&T
  • Show online handout

 

  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Open MS Excel doc.  Show how to create column charts, borders, bold text and headings.  How to write up an analysis statement about all 3 graphs.
  • Show how to print preview to make it fit on one page.
  • Have all students print then do enrichment on our web site:  On Your Own game, All Terrain Brain, coffee shop, lemonade stand, etc.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students continue their Campaign Website today
  • Open Publisher : Website file
  • Start pg. 4 Sponsors page
  • Step them through how to complete this page
  • Show online handout
 
  • MicroType for 12 min. unless they need to finish MS Excel or Letter
  • Pass back their letters to correct and resave
  • Have student print their envelop in B/W
  • Then come back to one of 3 computers in the back to print in color.
  • Student then piece their work together and sign, fold and paper clip and put into mail box in my room.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students begin video series on how to make a website in Microsoft Frontpage
  • They should be able to do the first video and part or all of the 2nd video.
  • Tomorrow they will finish the 3rd and the newspaper video in class.
 
  • MicroType for 12 min. unless they need to print in color and mail their letters
  • Have students watch video and register with VSE then join contest: contest id: crews109  password: ******
  •  Okay... They are in the contest. Have all students begin purchasing stocks using their handout listing different industries.  Spend all $100,000
  • Have students write down on scratch paper what they spend since their orders take 20 min. to process.
  • Help them find some good but risky stocks to invest in. (Research link/ NASDAQ)
  • Turn on the stock Channel
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students continue video series on how to make a website in Microsoft Frontpage.
  • They either type or finish FAQ when finished with video series
 
  • MicroType for 18 min. (buy/sell stocks and get mid term grade reports
  • Time to start Bus. #2
  • Watch BizKids Video #1: What is a business
  • Students read Jade article only and tomorrow they will answer questions

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Now it is time to hypersnap the Sponsors page and add hyperlinks to Frontpage.
  • When finished hypersnap their FAQ page as well
  • Be sure they have also added their newspaper to their site.
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video #3
  • Make a new Business Card in PowerPoint and then produce the finished card in MS Publisher
  • Open Jade and fill out form together in class.
  • Submit and watch Disney video and the Twins Baking Company video
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Teach on stages the basics of Flash.  Have the students make their name animate in flash and then add the background to their name in layer 2 (named BG).  Save the flash file.
 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video Biker Jewelry guy
  • Hand back Jade email to students and question them about their company name and prod./serv.
  • **IF FRIDAY... students are to open MS Publisher and create POSTCARD for their client's portfolio.  Students write small note after HyperSnaped image of the Portfolio explaining the total value & total % increase/ decrease of their initial investment.  Print (multi.) setting.  Staple & have signed or initialed for 100.
  • Last 15 min. have students open PowerPoint and design their company logo
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students watch the Flash videos 1 or 2 depending on their confort level on making flash animation.  They also watch the sound video so they can add sound to their animation
 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video
  • Open MS Publisher and design a new company business card for their new company.
  • Save and now design their homepage for their business in PowerPoint.  This will be slide 1.  Include summary of what they sell/or service they offer.  Be sure to include student name(owner).

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Finish up their videos by adding their flash files to their website and doing the donation and survey pages.
 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video
  • Open MS Publisher and fill in Bus Card info on slide 1:  Be sure to include graphics of what they sell as well as the owner's name.
  • Finish with slide 2 FAQ: see web page for directions.  Print both slides on 1 sheet of paper use "color" so it prints best on a b/w printer. Make sure the FAQ includes:

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Make the survey or donation page optional depending on how much time remains.
 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video
  • Open MS PowerPoint, work on slides 3 and 4: Employment & Prizes.  Be sure to add your name after you print these slide on 1 page.
  • Print both slides before you leave.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students start the LOGO project with the Tutorial called "One page Project"
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video
  • Open MS FrontPage and watch videos 1, 2, and 3 on how to create a website shell.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Student finish GA project and get it graded.
  • Student start the animated scene "i-Touch" app.
  • Add sound to their game.
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch bizkids video (
  • Open Slide 5 Prizes and Hypersnap and then type the Entry form at the bottom of the page.
  • Work through the form step by step with the students.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Finish animated Scene and learn some basic terms like forever [sound]
  • Gas pedal using slider effect
  • Learn FD #
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video
  • If it is Friday, Do last Postcard home to parents
  • Make a form for the Employment page.  Again help the students create the form.
  • Make sure student do the Map page correctly.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students open FLASH and begin work on making 1st movie.  They are to animate it using the 3 step method.
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Students learn using the Command, Command, Commands sheet.
  • I have taken the notes and they apply the notes.  This is the best form of learning a new language.
  • Pollyvew Francies? Do you speak French?
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video
  • Time to do the Gift Card
  • Open Flash and add some sound to frame 96.
  • Start by having students copy company title or the word gift card and put into FLASH.
  • Have students watch the video on how to add to their website.
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
  • Microtype 12 minutes
  • Finish the other 7 slide in Flash.
  • First review the steps as they write it down on notebook paper or in their agenda.
 
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Watch BizKids Video
  • Time to do the Home Page
  • Open Flash and add some sound to frame 96.
  • Have students Hypersnap the entire page and then put into FLASH.
  • Have students watch the video on how to add to their website.

 

EQ: EQ:  EQ: 
   
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Guest Speaker?
  • Start the VB challenge contest.

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
   
  • MicroType for 12 min.
  • Do the OnYourOwn Game?

 

EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
     
EQ:  EQ:  EQ: 
6th
Give kids "Great Mind's Think" books
Begin writing "Ice-Breaker" all about me speeches
7th (Day1)
Start writing Business Letter
8th (Day1)
Give out Money Mgt. books
Student write Business Letter
Day2
Talk about importance of good handshake, eye contact, knowing a person's name
work on speech
Begin Typing (only had time to register)
Day2:
Finish letter to Mr. Hames
Give Syllabus
Start MicroType
Day 2:
Finish letter to Mr. Hames
Start Microtype
Work on Money Mgt. book ( Do 1st two parts) 20 pts.
Day3
Review Speech - Double Space and Increase Font size
Do pages 1-3 in "Great Mind's Think" book
Day 3
Keyboard and create spreadsheet
Watch Keyboarding Video of "Olympic" typist
Work on Money Mgt. book
Do 3 activities (30 pts)  50% done
Type lessons 1 and 2
Day4
Intro. MicroType- Type for 15-20 min.
Check their books for completness - give candy?
Open MT
Create Excel SS
Take Homerow speed drill and graph it
Covered page 14-19
Work on MT
Took Homerow drill
Create SS and graph
Day5
work on book
Microtype 7 min.
watch career video
Create Journal
Finish Money Mgt. Book
Type and work on Excel
Day6
MT
Book
Speech - Opening, Transitions
Day 6
MT
Excel
Career Journal
Day 6
Take Mgt. Test (40 questions)
Type
Day7
MT
Book
Speech - Closing
MT
Excel - Color, Borders, Formulas
Career Journal
Day 7
Type
Excel - Explain formulas
Color + =Avg, =TKAM*5
Fast Forward Videos

Financial Literacy sites:

http://www.nfteconnect.org/

Other:

http://www.gcflearnfree.org/computerbasics

Theme for classes:  Inspire, Imagine, Build, Play,  Share

What is Creativity?  It is having an original thought (ideas) that is useful in some way or has value.

STEM: 

  1. Does not happen everyday

  2. It is all about problem solving

  3. Interactive with the outside community

  4. Has a start and a finish

  5. Interactive with all 4 academic areas

Entrepreneural Advice (by Cain): http://imagination.is/our-projects/imagination-chapters/ 

  1. Be nice to customers

  2. Do a business you love

  3. Do not give up

  4. Start with what you have

  5. Use Recycled stuff

How do you encourage Entrepreneurship?

  1. Give kids space

  2. Any moment can be transformable

  3. (Always buy the "fun pass") - Be creative and innovative - playful

  4. Every child is gifted in some way.

6th Grade: Themes: (1)Financial Literacy, (2) Keyboarding, (3) Entrepreneurship, (4) Intro. Coding, (5) Intro. Digital Literacy, (6) Intro. Computer Applications

 

 

7th Grade: Themes: (1)Digital Literacy, (2)Leadership Traits, (3) Career Pathways, (4) Coding, and (5)Keyboarding

 

8th Grade: Themes: (1)Entrepreneurship, (2)STEM Careers, (3)Problem Solving, (4)Gaming, (5)Financial Literacy, and (6)Keyboarding

Entrepreneurial Questions: (Cain's Arcade) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faIFNkdq96U&feature=youtu.be 

How can some one turn a passion or hobby into a profitable business?

1.List a few of your hobbies and  a few areas of interest that you wish you could know more about, learn or even do

What is an Entrepreneur?

What major characteristics do entrepreneurs exhibit? Answer this in your Journal?

An owner of a business is…

Do You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?

•Give 2-3 examples of  pros and cons of owning a family business •Pros • • •Cons • • •What  makes a family business successful is………………………..

Who is Dave Thomas?

 

 

Web 2.0 Apps

Problem Solving

  1. http://Bie.org  - project based learning Apps
  2. http://bubbl.us  - brain storming - mind maping
  3. http://classtools.net  - create fake tweets
  4. http://code.org
  5. http://floorplanner.com  - create floor plans
  6. http://Gamestarmechanic.com    - create video games
  7. http://mindtools.com  - learn how to build skills for an excellent career
  8. https://www.creaza.com/ 

Non-verbal Presentation

  1. http://animoto.com

  2. http://Easel.ly
  3. http://photopeach.com
  4. http://piktochart.com
  5. http://smore.com
  6. http://thinglink.com
  7. http://timetoast.com
  8. https://www.creaza.com/ 

Practice

  1. http://edpuzzle.com  
  2. http://frontrowed.com 
  3. http://funbrain.com 
  4. http://khanachademy.com
  5. http://learnzillion.com
  6. http://mangahigh.com
  7. http://pixiclip.com
  8. http://screencast-o-matic.com
  9. http://screenr.com
  10. http://snapguide.com
  11. http://straightace.com
  12. http://zaption.com

Add Questions to Videos

  1. http://www.educanon.com/
  2.  https://edpuzzle.com  - you can upload your own videos on this cool site.
  3. http://www.knovio.com/ - use with powerpoint to add your voice
  4.  https://www.zaption.com - Add questions and track student responses
    1. Save videos from Internet: http://en.savefrom.net/ 

Other

  1. http://www.ctetutor.com/ 


Keri Beth: http://tinyurl.com/keribethjones; http://tinyurl.com/kbjgacte2015

Kathy Krohnert: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1741326
Ruby Anne: http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=1655465#anchor

goanimate.com

 


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