Hey kids, I'm not at school today obviously. Please continue working on your Vault Financial learning curriculum! If you haven't signed up yet, please do so by clicking here. When you sign up for the first time, you need the class code. All class codes can be found on the white board.
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So far we have been able to review the use of two out of three Microsoft Office programs. We used Word to create a few documents, Powerpoint to create a presentation, and now we will use Excel to create some spreadsheets.
Microsoft excel is a program that is all about information. If you know how to use it, it can enable you to crunch numbers, create charts and graphs, or even keep track of budgets and survey results. It can be used very creatively to do may things.
However, before we use it, we are going to begin working on a new EVERFI curriculum called Vault. My goal for our use of spreadsheets this year is to complete a simulation of a real home budget. But before we talk about home budgets, it's important for you to really understand MONEY!
Click here, select Register as a Student, and use the class code (on the white board) to sign up for a VAULT account (just like you did when you signed up for Ignition).
Good Afternoon Everyone,
Normally we won't have a second weekly journal entry within a single week, but today I found a really fun question I can't wait to see your response to ;-)
Weekly Journal Entry #4:
As you know, Christmas is coming up. Many of you will be celebrating with a family gift exchange. Today I would like you to think, and write, about your very first toy (that you can remember). Tell me about it. Describe it. What made it so great?
When you finish, open up your Digital Culture Bag. Did you finish it? Did you post those screenshots of it to Weebly on Monday/Tuesday?
Here is your Weekly Journal Entry #3
If you could have lunch with any famous person who would it be? What would you talk about with this person?
Today's Assignment (after your journal entry is done of course):
You will be taking a series of screenshots of your Digital Culture Bag today and uploading them to a new webpage.
Good Afternoon. Get that digital culture bag opened from last class. Spend the first 30 minutes of class working on it.
Remember our definition of Culture: attitudes, values, goals, and practices that characterize you.
Your image should be a SYMBOL (a thing that represents or stands for something else or abstract). Last class many of you were doing a great job thinking up symbols to represent parts of your culture. For instance, consider the slides below.
"The image of the Lego bricks symbolizes me because I am a very creative person. There is nothing more creative than a pile of LEGO bricks. You can literally create anything you want to if you have enough of them, and a large imagination. I am the kind of person who sees the creative possibility in everything."
Last reminder: be careful not to let your slides become "show-and-tell." This is a thinking assignment. You should really think deeply about the images and words you choose. If in doubt, call me over to look at your slide.
I hope everyone is feeling great! Let's get started.
Today I want to review one of the programs you learned pretty well last year. Powerpoint.
Powerpoint is a program that allows you to make class and work presentations more interesting and more powerful. They are not meant to include a ton of text, but instead to be bullet-pointed summaries of the overall presentation you are giving.
The powerpoint project we are going to work on, will eventually become part of your webpage.
1. Please open up the program called "Powerpoint" on your computer (it's in the dock). Then wait for instructions.