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{February 28, 2011}   Blog Post 3 Assignment

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For this blog some new rules apply:

Blogs must now be between 200-250 words. 

Must be school appropriate including language and content.

Must include a series of pictures.

Assignment for blog post Number 3 you will be exploring the current events surrounding your subject.  This means that you will have to look up some information about your subject that is current, maybe in the news or in the media.  Maybe there is a new television show that talks about your subject, maybe there has been some twenty-twenty episode about your subject or maybe a celebrity has recently talked about your subject.  You should use this post to explore any “new” thing regarding the subject of your blog.   As usual make sure you comment on at least two other classmates blogs.

Happy Blogging 🙂


Please click on the link below to fill out your evaluation.

Evaluations need to be completed by Monday, February 28, 2011

Please click on the link below to see the guidelines for your project.

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Please take some time to evaluate yourself on your performance for this assignment.

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Evaluations need to be completed by: February 14, 2011 by the end of class.

Please click on the link below to fill out the group evalution for this project.  You will be graded for completing the group evaluation.

Evaluations need to be completed by Monday, February 14, 2011.

{February 9, 2011}   BC2 Data Analysis Questions

This is the final step in our Valentine’s Data Brief Assignment… Congrats you’ve made it!!! You’re almost to homeplate!

By now, you should have:

  1. Created a 5 question survey on
  2. Posted the link to your survey up on your blog
  3. Taken at least 10 other classmates’ surveys
  4. Taken the results from your survey data and created Pie charts in Microsoft Excel
  5. Saved your 5 Pie Charts for easy access in today’s assignment.

Today we are going to be analyzing our data to create a mini-data brief.  This skill can come in handy in a number of settings in both college and the job field.  Think about it, if you plan to do any sort of job in marketing, advertising, or sales (this includes running your own business) you need to know your audience, what they like and what they buy!  Polls and Surveys are an inexpensive way companies can get to know their audience (consumers)  without taking much time to get to know them individually. They take this survey data and represent it in an “at-a-glance” way to their employees so that they can make decisions on whether to shift or continue the path of the company.  You will be doing this very same thing with your Valentine’s Data.

Now that you have your Pie Charts you will be asking yourself these major questions:

  1. What are the findings of my data?  Do I see majorities or minorities in answer choices?  For example you might look at your data and say, “Based on my surveys, I have found that most people surveyed would rather go out to dinner than to the movies on Valentine’s Day.”
  2. What are the correlations in my data? Does one answer or preference lead to another? For example, “Looking at my survey data, I am able to see that most people want to go out to dinner for Valentine’s Day and most people enjoy Red Lobster as their favorite restaurant, therefore I assume that giving a Red Lobster gift certificate to my parents as a gift would probably be a good choice.” 
  3. Recommendations- Given the results of your survey, what do you suggest that people do or not do for Valentine’s Day? For example, you could comment on:
  • Movie Choices
  • Gift ideas
  • Date Suggestions
  • What Single People Should do if they don’t have a date
  • How to ask someone out in a creative way
  • Ect….

Remember your Final Valentine’s Data Brief will be a Word Document, Include Charts/Graphs to represent your Survey Findings and will give practical suggestions about Valentine’s Day Delimmas.  Please see the Sample handout I have given in class if you have any questions.

Your final Draft is due: Monday, February 14, 2011… Valentine’s Day @ the end of the period!

{February 9, 2011}   BC2/BC3 Blog Post#2

Blog Post # 2 is Due: Monday, Februaury 14, 2011

Now that you have your blogs up and running (May I say they look good! 🙂 ) here is the opportunity for you to explore your subjects for the first time!!

Step #1- Pick a topic…. make sure its interesting!!  This will be your first thoughts about your subject to the world.

Step #2- In 300-500 words explore this topic: the ends and outs, other peoples opinions about it, make sure that you are very specific about the topic.  For example, if the subject for your blog is vegetables the topic for this post could be carrots.  In this post I am going to talk specifically about carrots: Why a person should eat carrots, the health values of carrots in a person’s diet, different ways carrots can be consumed (maybe recipes).  Then I’m going to end my blog with specific questions I want my audience to ponder about carrots… this will solicit feedback and engagement with my blog page.

Step #3-Visuals!! Try adding some color and variety to your blog… if you check out your dashboard you will see things like Media, Polls, Links… add these to this post to make your post more interesting.  Play around with them to see which one works best for your post.

Step #4- Advertisement…. GET PEOPLE TO YOUR BLOG.  Facebook, Myspace, Twitter text- all of these are outlets to get people to read your blog and interact with you virtually.  Part of this assignment is to get two, dos, 2 TWO people who are not in the class to comment on your blog.  You will be graded on this.

Happy Blogging! 🙂

Hello Beginning Bloggers! 🙂

This is your first assignment in the Microsoft Bundle.  Remember, the goal of this class is to give you tangible technology skills that you can use and transfer into all of your classes, not just computer class.  For this assignment we will be exploring Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

Steps for this Assignment:

  1. Create a survey Using Survey Monkey Directions to create a survey like this one will be given in class.
  2. Post the link to your survey to your blog. 
  3. Get people  in class to take your survey at least 10 people need to take your survey. 
  4. Use the results from your survey to create a simple document brief incorporating elements from Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
  5. Your Final product should look something like the handout I will be giving you in class.

Remember that this assignment has alot of steps!!  You need to be in class as much as possible and pay attention to the in-class demonstrations.

This assignment is due: Monday, February 14, 2011… Valentine’s Day ❤

Hello Bloggers!

As you know, Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and in the spirit of the season you will be creating Virtual Valentine’s Day Cards!  How fun and creative, yes I know I am the best teacher in the world!! (lol… j/k)

Assignment Specifics:

1. You will be creating three (3) distinct cards.  These cards will be virtual because we will be using Powerpoint for timed images and Audacity to record your voice-overs.

2. Each card has to be geared toward a different audience or genre.  For instance one card could be romantic, while another card could be humorous.  Or you could have the cards geared toward different audiences.  For instance, one card could be from a child to a parent or from a husband to a wife.

3. Your card needs to incorporate images and sound.  Consider Google images, your own pictures, or to get copyrighted images.

4. All group members need to participate equally… everyone needs to carry his or her own weight!!  You will be filling out personal evaluations for each group member so don’t be a slacker!  These evaluations will count toward the overall grade for the project.

5. Please be creative!  Good cards will tell a story, evoke some sort of emotion, capture the spirit of Valentine’s day!


This project is due: Friday, February 11, 2011

et cetera