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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Thursday - April 24, 2014 / Friday - April 25, 2014

Read the article linked below and answer the questions that follow...

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-21/what-happens-when-the-internet-of-things-comes-to-atm-skimmers.html

1.  What is an ATM "skimmer"?


2.  How has this process been adapted to use new technology?


3.  What might you do to avoid falling victim to such scams?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Wednesday - April 23, 2014

Watch the video linked below.  Then, answer the question that follows.

http://video.foxnews.com/v/3367870573001/gadgets-for-the-person-on-the-go/?playlist_id=162838#sp=show-clips

Which device featured would you most like to have and why?

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Tuesday - April 22, 2014



DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1.  Are you a fan of any shows on TV or streaming video? Do you ever watch several of these shows in one sitting? Do you think that binge watching is changing the way we watch TV? Explain. In your opinion, what are some upsides and downsides to binge watching? What kinds of businesses might start or expand as a result of this trend? If the trend continues to grow, what types of existing businesses might have to adapt in order to survive?

2.  Who is Bruno Serato? How has his initiative grown in recent years? What else does he do to improve others' lives?




Sunday, April 20, 2014

Monday - April 21, 2014


EVERYONE MUST READ:  

So are y'all tired of me being out......or nah? (yeah I said that)  This is the last day.  Be back tomorrow I promise!

After the bellringer, you are to do the Access Database Webquest that is available on Moodle in Topic 6: Databases.  There's a Word document full of questions and a place for you to dropbox your answers (all under Topic 6).  

IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS MOODLE, JUST HAVE SOMEONE PRINT THE WEBQUEST FOR YOU.  Remember your username is probably firstname.lastanme.  It's been a while since we moodled.  There's a folder with all your passwords in a file folder with your Period listed on the tab.  Feel free to check there.

If you have extra time, check to be sure you've completed and dropboxed all parts of the integrated project through the business budget part.

Now on to student news...

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1.  What happened on Mount Everest last Friday? Who are Sherpas? Why do they do what they do? Why do some people want to make this climb? What challenges do climbers face?

2.  What is tuition? What did student Andrew Magbee use to make his final tuition payment? How did he earn this money? To whom was he trying to make a point? What point was he trying to make?





Thursday, April 17, 2014

Friday - April 18, 2014

Hi everyone, I'm sorry to be out again today, but FBLA conference calls.  Let's try CNN again today.  It's probably a weekly summary, so just do the best you can to answer the questions below. After the bellringer, you are to do the Credit Webquest that is available on Moodle in Unit 1. There's a Word document full of questions and a place for you to dropbox your answers (all under Unit 1).  IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS MOODLE, JUST HAVE SOMEONE PRINT THE WEBQUEST FOR YOU.  Remember your username is probably firstname.lastanme.  It's been a while since we moodled.  There's a folder with all your passwords in a file folder with your Period listed on the tab.  Feel free to check there.

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1.  What is the name of the deadly hemorrhagic fever that has broken out in the West African nation of Guinea?
 
2. During what kind of event is the moon in Earth's umbra?
 
3. What city's annual marathon was the scene of a terrorist bombing one year ago?
 
5. What country is seeing dramatic protests as its people are divided over alliance with Russia or Western Europe?
 
6. What is the name of the form that the U.S. government requires students to fill out if they are seeking federal financial aid for college?
 
7. Who became the first African-American to play in baseball's Major Leagues?
 
8. What institution, based in Washington, D.C., is the world's largest museum and research complex?
 
9. At the top of what building, once the world's tallest, did the Ford Motor Company stage a display to promote one of its new cars?
 
10. What organization announced a proposal to expand meal programs for Division I college athletes?
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Thursday - April 17, 2014

MUST READ:
After watching the news and responding to my questions, you are to do the Identity Theft Webquest that is available on Moodle in Unit 1.  Theres a Word document full of questions and a place for you to dropbox your answers (all under Unit 1).  IF YOU CANNOT ACCESS MOODLE, JUST HAVE SOMEONE PRINT THE WEBQUEST FOR YOU.  Remember your username is probably firstname.lastanme.  It's been a while since we moodled.  There's a folder with all your passwords in a file folder with your Period listed on the tab.  Feel free to check there.


THIS SHOULD GO WITHOUT SAYING, BUT TREAT MY SUBSTITUTE WITH RESPECT.

CNN DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

1.  What happened to a ferry headed for a resort island yesterday in South Korea? How many passengers were on board? What were the passengers initially told not to do? What happened within two hours?

2.  Who was Jackie Robinson? What number did he wear on his jersey? Why did Major League Baseball players wear his number on Tuesday? What else has Major League Baseball done to honor Robinson?


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday - April 15, 2014 / Wednesday - April 16, 2014

EVERYONE MUST READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS...
I'm at the federal reserve today learning new and exciting ways to teach financial literacy.  Treat my substitute with absolute respect and complete the following steps:

1.  Watch the short video linked below and answer the questions.  You may need to copy and paste the web address into your internet browser.

2.  Have someone pass out the Integrated Project Assignment that should be in a folder on the table.

3.  Read Part 7 which requires you to complete a monthly budget for your business using Excel.  This is VERY similar to the personal budget you just created.

4.  Login to moodle (most of you used firstname.lastname as a user name, but if you need a reminder, those are in a folder labeled with your period number).

5.  Go to the Integrated Project section of our moodle site, Topic 3 I believe, and open the budget example I created for you.  This is an example only.  You will need to make changes in the income amounts and the expenses listed in order to fit YOUR business.  Do your best to create a monthly budget for your business that resembles the example I provided.  Help each other quietly. I'll help you tweak it when I return next week if necessary.

6.  While you're in moodle looking at the Integrated Project section, be sure you've uploaded Parts 1-6 already.





Watch the video linked below on emerging trends in business and technology.  
Questions will follow.

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/twitter-or-facebook-can-you-tell-the-difference-6H2vChu2RCChyww2C9aoKQ.html

1.  IMAX is said to be preparing for a coming IPO.  What is an IPO?

2.  Twitter's coming redesign will make it look much more like ____________ - another social media application which has become less popular with younger generations.  Thoughts?