Thursday, December 18, 2014

Google #7 Resume

Today you are going to be creating a resume for yourself in Google Drive.

 Use the picture below as a guide.

1)  Center your name, address and contact information.
2)  Include each of the 5 headings (Objective, Education, Experience, Relevant Skills & Courses, and Interests)  If you have not taken any college or vocational courses name the fourth heading "Relevant Skills."
3)  You don't need the horizontal lines to separate each category.

Notice that each heading is in bold and starts at the left margin.  All of the information after each heading starts at the same tab unless it is a further indented bullet point.  Correctly formatting a resume will make it look professional.  

The last thing you want is your resume to stand out for being sloppy and/or unprofessional.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Blog Assignment- Typing

This is a blog assignment titled "Typing."

Go here and complete some typing tests.

1)  You will take at least one of each of the 5 timed tests (1 min, 2 min, 3 min, 4 min, and 5 min). Choose from lessons #26-35.  Change to a different lesson for each of the five tests.

2)  You will take a screen shot (shift/apple/4-then drag a rectangle over the area you want copied) of the best result for each test.  The picture is sent to the desktop.  Right click the picture, click "get info" and rename as "I minute" or "2 minute" depending on which test it was.

3)  You will post all 5 pictures on your blog titled, "Typing."   Caption each picture with the type of test it was (1 minute, 2 minute, etc.).
You will insert the 5 results pictures in your blog.  Make sure that you caption each photo with the   type of test it was (1 min, 2 min, etc.).

4)  This site also has typing games that will increase your typing speed.  Try out the games and type which one is your favorite and why.
1 minute
2 minutes
3 minutes
My favorite game was Spacebar Invaders.  Everyone try Spacebar Invaders at least once.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Google #5 Flyer

This is the fifth Google Drive Assignment

Today we are doing a one-page flyer document created with Google.  The content of this flyer will be whatever you choose (lost dog, garage sale, baby shower, etc.).

Minimum requirements

Flyer must be school appropriate.

Large centered title in the document 
(Lost Dog, Garage Sale, etc.)

at least 2 pictures (found in Google images)

at least 5 descriptive details about your topic.  (you can 

write in complete sentences or use bullet points)

full contact information including name, address, phone 

number and email address  (can be fake info)

Friday, December 12, 2014

Google #4 Budget Spreadsheet

Today we are doing one of the required parts of the applied skills portion of this class.  We will be creating a budget spreadsheet using Google.

To begin, you must log in to Google and go to drive (documents).

Follow the directions that I give in class.  

You are going to create a monthly budget.

Starting with cell A1, then A2, then A3, etc. through A10, you will type in these 10 expenses:

Cell Phone
Car Payment

In cell A11 you will type Total.

Then you will select cells B1 through B10 and then click the dollar sign button.  Then with the cells still selected click on the sum button found in the "Crazy E looking tool" at the end of the row of tools.

Now enter in dollar amounts in each of the cells.  The program will automatically add the dollar sign and total these dollar amounts.

Finally, select all of the cells (words and dollar amounts) except for the total cells at the bottom.
Then click on insert chart (There is a button for this or you can find it under the insert tab).
Select the pie chart.
Position the chart so that it is to the right of the cells.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Google #3 Budget Spreadsheet

Today, you are going to create spreadsheet in Google Drive.  This spreadsheet will be a weekly schedule for next week (December 14) starting with this Sunday.

Across the top of your spreadsheet you will type the 7 days of the week starting with Sunday (skip the first cell).
Down the first column (A) you will type every hour starting with 6:00 am through 2:00 am. (skip the first cell).  We will format the cells before we begin typing in the hours.

This schedule will have 147 cells to fill in.

You will color code the cells by changing the background color and the font color.

I will go over all the specifics in class.  It is important that you listen and follow along as I explain this assignment. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

Blog Assignment- Hour of Code

For this assignment, you are going to complete an "Hour of Code."  Click this link to begin.

After you finish the hour of code (it won't take an hour) you will download your certificate to your desktop.  You will then do a blog post titled "Hour of Code."  You will insert the image of your certificate and publish.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Google Drive #2 Letter

This is the second Google Drive assignment.

This assignment is a letter using the correct format.  You can choose to write a letter to a famous person (band) asking for an autographed picture or a letter to a company asking for free stuff.

1)  Go online and find the mailing address of a company (If you can also find the name of someone in that company, that's even better.) that you like or the mailing address of your favorite actor, singer, artist, etc.  

Make sure that you format this letter correctly.  Everything is left justified and there is a single space between your address, date, the company's (person's) address, greeting, etc. until you get to the end.  When you finish the letter with "Sincerely yours," or "Respectfully yours," double-space before you type the "handwritten signature" and double-space again before you type the typed signature.  Your name will be typed twice.  Then, we will change the font of the first one to represent your signature.

In the body of the letter, write about how much you like the company, group, or person detailing the products that you use from the company or the things (albums, movies, etc.) that you like about them (at least 1 paragraph- 4 sentences).  

In the last paragraph, ask the company if they have any free stuff or coupons (or if it is a person you could ask for an autographed picture or something).

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Blog Assignment "About Me"

You are going to create a blog in Google.

Log in to your google account and go to your Drive.

Click on the "9 squares that make a bigger square" and then click more.  You will see the orange "Blogger" icon.  Click it.

You are going to create a blog for this class. 
Click where it says new blog.
Name it "Intro to Computers."
For the address use "yourlastnamemvhs."
For the template choose the one named "Awesome Inc."

The first blog assignment is titled "About Me."
It is the same 2 paragraphs that you wrote for Google assignment #1.
The only change is that you will be inserting a picture in between the two paragraphs. 
You will do a Google "large" image search to find a picture to represent you.  Download that image to your desktop.
Once you have picture file on your desktop, then you can insert it into your post.
Put the cursor between your 2 paragraphs and click the "insert image" icon (to the right of the "link" icon).
Finally, publish your post, click "view blog," proofread your post, and if everything looks good then you are done.

This is a blog assignment titled "About Me."

Must be at least 100 words written in complete sentences.
Must be at least 2 paragraphs.
Must include 1 picture.

I was born in Glendale, California in 1970.  I grew up in the Inland Empire and graduated from Fontana High School.  After high school, I attended several colleges (Cal Poly Pomona, Chaffey College, Cal State San Bernardino, and National University).  In June, I earned my Master’s degree from Concordia University, Portland (online).  This will be my fifteenth year full-time teaching.  This is my ninth year at Back Bay High School.  I taught elementary school for the first six years in South Central Los Angeles and Wilmington before coming to Back Bay High School.

I am married with two children.  My wife teaches at Adams Elementary School in Costa Mesa.  My son, Ben, is five years old, and my daughter, Juliet is four years old.  This summer we got a new puppy.  He is a French Bulldog named named Meatball.  I love running, playing beach volleyball, curling (Olympic sport), and doing magic in my spare time.

Google #1 About Me

Each assignment is worth 10 points unless stated otherwise.

Google Drive assignments need to be shared with me ( to be turned in.

You must write 2 paragraphs about yourself.  Indent each paragraph and put a space break between the paragraphs.  Make sure you use correct spelling and punctuation.

The grade for this assignment will be posted on your schoolloop page.  You must earn a grade of 7 or above.  Grades lower than 7 must be corrected and regraded.

Assignments are to be completed the day that they are assigned unless stated otherwise.