Skyridge Technology

Miss Hofmann

7th Daily Work/Classroom Assignments

Daily Work/Classroom Assignments are 20% of your grade in Technology.  Daily work and assignments will consist of projects in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.  Students will also use the internet for projects such as learning about computer components and researching inventions.  Lessons are designed so students complete their work in class. Students who are unable to keep up due to misbehavior will be required to make up the work on their own.

(1)   W O R D 

Identify and utilize basic functions in the Home tab and the Page Layout tab of Word

     ►  Word Real Estate Basics – 1, click HERE (PRACTICE)
     ►  Word Real Estate Basics – 2, click HERE  (PRACTICE)
     ►  For a-n-o-t-h-e-r- Word Real Estate Basics, click HERE (PRACTICE)

Recite keyboard shortcuts and their function and vice versa.
       Utlize keyboard shortcuts in assessment and daily work.

     ►  Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 1 w/ keyboard visual: Click HERE (PRACTICE) 
     ►  Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 1  (Multiple Choice):  Click HERE (PRACTICE)
     ►  Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 2 w/ keyboard visual: Click HERE (PRACTICE) 
     ►  Keyboard Shortcuts  Level 2 (Multiple Choice):  Click HERE (PRACTICE)

    ►  Keyboard Shortcuts LEVEL 1 (Multiple Choice), Assessment, click HERE.  

    ►  Keyboard Shortcuts LEVEL 2 (Multiple Choice), Assessment, click HERE.  
          Coming Soon:  Keyboard Shortcuts Level 3 (Multiple Choice):  (Yah, I know, you just can't wait!!!) 

Complete a thank you letter using the "HTWATY" format including correct spacing, date, salutation,
            closing and signature block.

        Click HERE to learn the 5 sentences of How To Write A Thank You (HTWATY)

       Complete a multi-paragraph block format business letter including correct spacing and all elements of letter
         in the correct order.

     ►  Excellent source for business letters and other correspondences, click HERE.

     ►  Business Letter Elements and Spacing, click HERE  (PRACTICE)
     ►  Business Letter TO FIX Assessment, click HERE
Once open, click on the Office Button and click Save As.  
          b.  Save to the correct folder in your class folder on Student Sharing.  
          c.  Save the file as your first and last name.

    ►  Thank you letter ordering of descriptions and examples, click HERE (PRACTICE) 

    ►  Thank you and Business Letter Assessment, click HERE.


       Use print screen function to copy and paste a picture of their Technology grade in Skyward.
       Cite the four grading categories and briefly detail their accomplishments in each category.
       Identify areas of strength and areas needing improvement.
       Suggest plan for addressing area of improvement.
       What modifications have been made to this word document?  Margins? Copping of screen shot?  Spellcheck?
       Explain what you need from your parent/guardian (a response on the back, signed & dated)
       Includes correct spacing, date, salutation, opening greeting, closing, signature block

         Click HERE for a sample.

(2)   E X C E L

        Identify basic elements and functions in Excel  

      ►  Excel Real Estate – 1, click HERE  (PRACTICE)
      ►  Excel Real Estate – 2, click HERE  (PRACTICE)

Excel Assessment – 1, click HERE    
Excel Assessment2, click HERE

      ►  Excel Assessment – 3, click HERE        

    ♦  Demonstrate knowldge of Excel by creating patterns using the fill cell color button.
    ♦   Demonstrate ability to compelete the pattern task more efficiently by:
            (i)     using the control key to select non-continguous cells.
            (ii)    using keyboard shortcuts Control + C to copy and and Control + V to paste.
            (iii)   navigating between cells using Enter, Tab, the arrow keys, the name box, and the mouse.

     ♦  Demonstrate knowldge of Excel by creating basic addition, subtraction, division and multiplication formulas.
     ♦  Demonstrate ability to utilize the Sum button (a.ka. the "Easy Button")
     ♦  Create and balance basic budget 
     ♦  Insert graphs to represent budget work.


(3)   P O W E R P O I N T

Demonstrate knowledge of PowerPoint basics:
          add new slide, delete slide, change background color of slide and text box, change border color, size and style
          of text box; insert picture, frame picture with border, delete text box, modify font size, style and color.  

     ♦  Demonstrate knowledge of the Rules of Avoiding Death by PowerPoint by
          (a) written quizzes
          (b) applying knowledge in the PowerPoint program

   The ADBPPT rules are:

         1.  Use spell check
         2.  Keep fonts simple
         3.  Avoid excessive bullet points
         4.  Keep facts clear and short/Use only the right amount of words* 
         5.  Use appropriate number of slides for your topic
         6.  Use good color scheme/Avoid neon and bright color schemes to ensure no loss of bladder control
         7.  AVOID pointless motion – Animation should enhance not deter attention
         8.  When using graphs – keep it simple and clear
             *There are exceptions to this rule depending on the presentation format and audiance. 
              For example, if the presentation is to be aired on the TV with no audio narration, it may be
              appropriate to have full sentences, even paragraphs.  If the presentation is to be given orally 
              to an audiance, the PowerPoint is meant to enhance the speaker's presentation, not be every
              word the speaker is going to say word for word

      ♦  Demonstrate knowledge of the C.R.A.P. Design Principles by 
            (a) written quizzes
            (b) applying knowledge in the PowerPoint program

     ►  Contrast – if two elements are different, then make then DIFFERENT.  Think of this as the opposite of blending. 
                         Example: the background and font color are distincntly different.
     ►  Repetition – elements between and among slides repeat.  Think of this as consistency. 
                         Example: the font color on each slide is the same style and color.
     ►  Alignment – the intentional placement of text and graphics.  Think of this as associations.  
Example: if three bullet points are under one heading, those three bullet points are all lined up the 
                         same way (such as left aligned).
     ►  Proximity – the nearness of elements.  Think of this as busy vs. blah and positive vs. negative space.  
                         Example: If the elements are crammed together, it is too busy and it lacks negative space.  
                          If the slide has too much negative space, it lacks appeal, therefore detracting from the presentation.
                          Our eyes and brain need negative space in order to know where to focus (the positive space), 
                          but too much negative space puts us to sleep!


     ►  C.R.A.P.and Avoiding Death by PowerPoint Assessment, click HERE.





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