Monday, March 10, 2014

Day 39: Interviews Cont.

1.  Finish up your animoto from Friday.  Do not share it with me though.  I will not be coming back until May!  So wait until you meet your sub on Wednesday.

2. Make a copy of this worksheet and save it in your "Careers" folder
3. Interview Question Practice

Friday, March 7, 2014

Day 38: Interviews

  1. How to Prepare for an Interview?
    • Think-Pair-Share (make a copy of this worksheet and use the top portion for this activity)
  2. The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
    • Take notes on the worksheet from the Think-Pair-Share activity while watching the video
  3. Interview Attire Assignment
  4. Animoto Instructions

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Day 36: Resume Revisions

  1. Visual check of resume rough drafts
  2. Why is editing so important?
  3. Partner Revisions
  4. Self and Peer Edit (hard copy handed out in class)
    • Staple your worksheets to the first draft.
    • Final draft of your resume is due on Friday first thing 

Friday, February 28, 2014

Day 34-35: Your Resume

Let's talk about the resume project.

You will have today and Tuesday to work on it.  For this assignment, I would like a paper copy.  That copy needs to printed by the beginning of class Wednesday.

Resume Help:

Sample Resume 1
Sample Resume 2
Sample Resume 3

Resume Buzz Words & Action Verbs
Resume Building:  Helpful Hints

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Day 33: Resumes Cont.

1.  With a partner, find the errors in this resume sample. (Make a copy, put both of your names in the title)
2.  Discuss the errors as a class.
3.  Work on collecting your accomplishments.  Make a copy of this doc.

Resumes for High School Students w/o Job Experience
Resume Tips

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Day 32: Intro to Resumes

1.  Take about 10 minutes and finish up the job application activity from yesterday.
2.  Parts of a Resume-  Google Pres.
3.  With a partner, find the errors in this resume sample. (Make a copy, put both of your names in the title)
4.  Discuss the errors as a class.

Resumes for High School Students w/o Job Experience
Resume Tips

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Day 31: Finding Work

1.  Bell Work:  Make a copy of this doc and complete it.  You have 5 minutes.
2. Preparing to Find Work
3.  Application Critique Activity (in your Con Ed Folder)
     -Application Copy (paper copies in class)

Monday, February 24, 2014

Day 30: Myself & My Career Wrap-up

1.  Finish up Pursuit of Happiness.
2.  Finish up all VIAP tests/quizzes and the Myself and My Career Doc (due first thing tomorrow)

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Day 27: Career Research

  1. Bell Work- Choosing the Right Career article
  2. Myself and My Career Assignment
    • Using these resources, look up information on a couple of careers in which you are interested and HONESTLY think you may pursue in the future.  After looking at some options, pick ONE that you think is the best option
    • Compare your VIAP Personal Inventory to the information you found on your career and complete the table in this assignment with your findings
      • Fill in the table (Myself & My Career) with complete and coherent thoughts and make sure to site your sources
    • The reflective paragraph MUST be written in complete sentences and should include points on all categories from the table.  This paragraph should be between 3-5 sentences.

This is due at the beginning of class tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Day 26: Connecting YOU With a Carrer

Take about 10 minutes to finish up the Meyers Briggs Activity from Friday.

1.  Take the following 3 short tests and add the results to your Meyers Briggs GDoc.

Spatial Reasoning Test

Career Aptitude Test

Find the Career for You (Career Explorer Test)

2.  Using all of the information you have gathered from all of these little tests and quizzes we have taken, you will need to complete the Myself & My Career GDoc (in your folder).

Friday, February 14, 2014

Day 25: Meyers Briggs

1.  Finish up the VIAP Inventory from yesterday.

2.  2.  In your Con Ed folder, you will find the Meyers Briggs Personality Test.  Please complete the entire GDoc.  It is due at the beginning of class Monday.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Day 24: Careers & VIAP

1.  Intro to Careers
2.  VIAP Inventory (in Con Ed Folder)

Please pick at least 7-10 items from each list and add to your VIAP Inventory Gdoc

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Day 23: Unit 1 Exam

1.  You have to copy and paste the link below into a new tab.  It will not work if you just click it.
2.  Your student code is your ID #.
3.  You MUST click save before going to the next page.  Then click finalize to submit your answers.
4.  Please type out the short answer questions and print them to the 3000 or 5200 printer.  If you are doing a makeup test in study hall, you will need to email me your responses or share a Google Doc with me.
5.  The form on OLA is missing questions 23-25.  So only complete 1-22.

Unit 1 Exam Link:
Proctor Verification Code: consumer

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Day 22: Common Craft Wrap Up & Unit Review

1.  The Unit 1 Test is tomorrow.  The review guide is optional and has been located in your Con Ed Folder.
2.  During class today you need to review your videos and upload them to YouTube.  They are due Friday.  I will not be accepting them after Friday.  Period.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Day 16, 17, 19-21: Consumer Common Craft Videos

Today we are going to start our Unit 1 major project.  It is due at the end of class Monday.

1.  What is a Common Craft Video?

2.  Consumer Common Craft Project

Project Timeline:

Today:  Introduce Project, pick groups, topic, get started
Tuesday & Thursday:  Preparation of script and storyboard

Wednesday: We have a guest speaker in our classroom.

Friday:  Props and practice in library. (groups can record if ready)
Monday:  Record in library

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Day 13: Consumer Protection Agencies

  • Explore the cause and effect of the consumer movement
  • Identify government agencies responsible for protecting consumers
Today's Agenda
  1. The Jungle- Reading Activity
  2. The Consumer Movement and Consumer Protection Agencies
  3. Consumer Agencies Hard at Work

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 11: Consumer Bill of Rights

  • You have 10 minutes to finish up the Decision Making GDoc from yesterday.
  • Answer question number 1 on the Bill of Rights Gdoc (in your folder)
  • Examine the relationship between rights and responsibilities
  • Explain how different roles have different rights and responsibilities
Today's Agenda
  1. Student/Teacher Rights and Responsibilities
  2. The Consumer Bill of Rights

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Day 10: Decision Making

Bell Work:  
Add information from yesterday's Economics Lesson to your Unit 1 Notes & Review (in your Gfolder)

  • Apply the rational decision making process when making choices
  • Recognize the effects of decisions
Today's Agenda
  1. Making Decisions PowerPoint
    • Complete the Part 1 of the Opportunity Cost & Decision Making GDoc (after slide 3)
    • Complete Part 2: Decision Making 
      • I will come around at the beginning of class tomorrow to check for completion

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Day 9: Economics

  • Describe how consumer demand affects the price of goods
  • Classify the economy of the United States
Today's Agenda
  1. Basic Economics
  2. Supply & Demand 
  3.  It's Economics (Chris Brown Parody
  4. Break up into 8 groups.  (2 of each Mixed, Command, Market, Traditional)
       a.  Describe the type of economy in terms we can all understand!
       b.  Pros and Cons of the type of economy.
       c.  Give 2 examples of countries that have this type of economy.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 8: Selling Practices

  • Complete PART ONE of the Selling Practices GDoc (in your folder)
  • Recognize selling practices which can be harmful to consumers
  • Evaluate selling techniques to differentiate between deception and fraud
Today's Agenda
  1. Selling Practices Worksheet- Part One
  2. Selling Techniques Discussion
  3. Selling Practices Worksheet- Part Two and Three
  4. Too Good to Be True Hall Of Shame

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 7: Advertising

  • Make sure your nutrition labels assignment is complete and in your Consumer Ed Folder.
  • Differentiate between different types of ads
  • Evaluate consumer responses to advertisements
Today's Agenda
  1. Advertising Techniques Discussion
  2. Identify the Type of Advertising

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day 6: Nutrition Labels

*Show me your labels for extra credit!
  1. Dr. Oz Explains Nutrition Labels
  2. Complete the Reading Nutrition Labels GDoc (in your folder)
  3. Your Turn!
    • Add the folding to the bottom of your Reading Nutrition Labels GDoc:
      • Look up the nutrition label for three of your favorite foods:
        • Paste a picture of each label on the Google Doc
        • Write a 2-3 sentence explanation on each telling me if each item is healthy and why you think it is or isn't (based on the information in the nutrition label)

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Day 5: Sources of Information

  • Inside your Consumer Education folder on the Google Drive, create a new folder called Unit 1:  Consumerism  Then place all of your documents in that folder.
  • Identify different sources of information for consumers
  • Use information to make informed decisions
1.  Let's talk about the Compulsive Shoppers.
2.  Sources of Information Group Activity. 
  *As a group make 1 copy and put all names in the title.  Don't forget to put it in one of your G-Folders.
3.  Discuss Sources of Info.
4.  Bring in a nutrition label tomorrow for extra credit!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 4: Consumerism Cont.

1.  Finish up MTV True Life:  I'm a Compulsive Shopper

Compulsive Shopper Link

2.  Work on the Compulsive Shopper GDoc (in Consumer Ed folders)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Day 3: Consumerism

Don't forget to bring your earbuds each day & keep your phones away!


You have about 5-10 minutes to finish up.
*Make sure your name is in the title next to Unit 1 Chart & that it is dropped into your Con Ed Folder.

2. Discuss chart & terms. Anyone want to show theirs???

3.  Watch MTV True Life:  I'm a Compulsive Shopper

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 2: Info Sheet, Chrome Stuff, & Consuming

1.  Fill out the Student Information Sheet
2.  Check your Google Folder make sure you have copies of the following docs.  If you don't, make a copy and put it in your folder:

Unit 1 Notes & Review
True Life Compulsive Spender

3.  Class Notes Philosophy



Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 1: Welcome!

1. Seats and Roll Call
2. Syllabus and Expectations

3.  Digital Stuff
4. Student Information Sheet

*Reminder- You will need your earbuds tomorrow....and everyday.