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For this project you will assume the role of travel agent booking tourists to visit your exotic travel location.  You will be using the Microsoft Office Suite to create: a brochure, a budget sheet and a facts page.

You will pick your location from this website:

http://www.tropicaldestinations.info/

Brouchure (Microsoft Publisher):

Your brochure needs to include pictures of your destination, attractions, amenities (hotels, restaurants), etc.

Budget Sheet (Microsoft Excel):

Your budget sheet needs to create 3 different options for budgets to go on your vacation.  You need to create a budget for a couple, a family and a group (10 or more people).  Your budget needs to include the costs for air fare, hotel accomodations, food, activities, etc.)  Your budget sheet needs to include pie charts and payment plans. 

Facts Page (Microsoft Word):

Your fact sheet needs to include history about your location, information about the culture, the population, the weather, the natural resources, etc.  The fact sheet needs to be at least a page long. 

You will be graded on the following:

Formating needs to match across all three documents

Valid Research with sources cited at the end of facts page

Spelling and Grammar



For this project you will be working independently to create a lesson plan for your classmates to learn something we did not cover in class.  Depending on your topic, your lesson might be interactive or a presentation.  In either case you will be required to complete the lesson plan document. You will be teaching this skill to the entire class.  Your lesson must be between 10-20 minutes.  You will be timed!

Below you will find helpful links:

Lesson Plan Template: BC3 Final Project lesson_plan_template

Standards:http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS_for_Teachers_2008_EN.sflb.ashx

Here are some project ideas below.  No one will be duplicating projects.  They will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 

History/Evolution of video games

History/Evolution of Social networking

The Evolution of Computers

How a computer works

How the internet works

Netiquette

History of/Intro to Softwares (Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, etc.)

“The Cloud”

Wikis- wikispaces, pbworks, (pick one or the other)

Photo editing

Delicious

Dropbox.com

Educational Apps Review for Ipods/Ipads/ Iphones

Podcasting

Photoshop

Gamemaker 8 (lite)

Fireworks

Citation Sites (noodlebib, citation maker, etc.)

Credible sources Websites

Zoomerang

Google Suite (Docs, Calendar, Voice, Earth, Maps, Translate)

http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/

An original topic approved by teacher (has to meet at least 4 Tech Standards to qualify)Please see link below for idea choices:

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/08/12/100-super-useful-sites-for-high-school-students/

A sign up sheet will be passed in class to sign up for a particular date to present your lesson.

All work for this project needs to be completed by: Thursday, June 2, 2011

Presentations will be Friday, June 3, 2011 (Do not expect to be able to work on your lessons on these days!)

 Project Topic Assignments: BC3 Final Project Topic Lists

Project Presentation Dates: BC3 Final Project Lesson Plan Sign Up

Project Rubric: BC3 Final Project Lesson Plan Rubric



https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHRSTldybmJKNTB3TmJJTFBVUE9BTkE6MQ



{May 24, 2011}   BC3 Advertisement Survey

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2V9LWND



For this project you will be working independently to create a lesson plan for your classmates to learn something we did not cover in class.  Depending on your topic, your lesson might be interactive or a presentation.  In either case you will be required to complete the lesson plan document. You will be teaching this skill to the entire class.  Your lesson must be between 10-20 minutes.  You will be timed!

Below you will find helpful links:

Lesson Plan Template: BC2 Teach Me Project lesson_plan_template

Standards:http://www.iste.org/Libraries/PDFs/NETS_for_Teachers_2008_EN.sflb.ashx

BC2 Teach Me Project Topics

Here are some project ideas below.  No one will be duplicating projects.  They will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. 

History/Evolution of video games

History/Evolution of Social networking

The Evolution of Computers

How a computer works

How the internet works

Netiquette

History of/Intro to Softwares (Word, Excel, Pages, Numbers, Keynote, etc.)

“The Cloud”

Wikis- wikispaces, pbworks, (pick one or the other)

Photo editing

Delicious

Dropbox.com

Educational Apps Review for Ipods/Ipads/ Iphones

Podcasting

Photoshop

Gamemaker 8 (lite)

Fireworks

Citation Sites (noodlebib, citation maker, etc.)

Credible sources Websites

Zoomerang

Google Suite (Docs, Calendar, Voice, Earth, Maps, Translate)

http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/

An original topic approved by teacher (has to meet at least 4 Tech Standards to qualify)Please see link below for idea choices:

http://www.onlinecolleges.net/2009/08/12/100-super-useful-sites-for-high-school-students/

A sign up sheet will be passed in class to sign up for a particular date to present your lesson.

All work for this project needs to be completed by: Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Presentations will be May 18-23, 2011 (Do not expect to be able to work on your lessons on these days!)

Project Presentation Dates: bc2-teach-me-project-sign-up1

Project Rubric: BC2 Teach Me Project Lesson Plan Rubric



For this project, your group is coming up with a product which you will sell using your website.  The product has to be original, nothing that has been seen on television or on the internet.

You will be creating a website with which to market your product using www.yola.com

Your website must contain:

The picture of your actual product

A commercial advertising your product

Testimonials from people who have used your product

The actual marketing campaign for your product. (Details to come)

This project is due: Thursday, May 19, 2011 

Resources:

6 Strategies to An Effective Name

9 Effective Rules for Branding a Logo

11 Steps to creating a Classy and Clean Website

Ten Rules for More Effective Advertising

 There will be extra credit given for the group that wins:

Best Commercial +10 pts

Best Product +10 pts

Best Website +10 pts

Here are some examples of projects done in the past:

www.spinpop.yolasite.com

www.lockerattentive.yolasite.com

www.nerdsquirt.yolasite.com

www.nanootechnologies.yolasite.com

www.buffheight.yolasite.com

Project Rubric:

Group Advertisement Website Evaluation



Please fill out the group evaluations  by Thursday, May 5, 2011.

http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YFCNVPZ



{May 4, 2011}   BC 2 Blog Post 6

Advertisement Project After Thoughts

Please respond to the following questions is 250-300 words.

  1. Were you satisfied with what your group was able to come up with?
  2. What changes would you make if you had the opportunity to do the project again?
  3. Where were the weak links on your team? (please do not name people, rather concepts and ideas)
  4. Where were the strong links on your team? (again do not name people, rather concepts and ideas)
  5. Were you happy with your evaluations, grades, comments from other groups, etc.?
  6. In retrospect, What could you do to change or improve the project, product, website, etc.? 
  7. Given the characteristics (or lack of characteristics) your group members were chosen for, do you think this had any effect on how well your group worked?
  8. What did you learn from doing the project?

This Post is due by Thursday, May 5, 2011



The Breakfast is Thursday, June 2, 2011

Assignments: Senior Goodbye Video

Timeline:

Your videos need to be filmed by: May 19, 2011

You will edit in class from May 20-24, 2011

A completed version needs to be ready for viewing on Tuesday, May 24, 2011 so that Mrs. Braman and Ms. Riebow can approve. 

Final Version will be graded on May 25, 2011!!



et cetera