Intro to Business and Technology

August, 2019

Welcome to Business Education!

Guess what? You made a good choice! Do you realize that of the 1,869,814 bachelor’s degrees conferred last year, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the field of business (358,079)  (per the National Center for Education Statistics). Business and Technology is a class that will benefit you in so many ways…… no matter your choice of college major or career field.  70% of high school students say they want to own their own business and 73% of new jobs in the next five years will require technology skills. 91% of hiring managers consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring! You are going to leave this class with Microsoft Certification! 


This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Level I – I will provide you a hard copy of the syllabus in class, but here is a link to it. Intro to Business Syllabus  Please sign it, have your parents sign and return to me (Ethics Grade in Synergy).

March 25 – 29

Microsoft Certification is in full swing. You should have completed Modules 1 – 6 at this point. Modules 7, 8, 9 are due on Friday, March 29th. Tutoring and Open Lab on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week until 4:15

Congratulations to Gaven House, Aiden Rice and Chantal Cyrier for becoming Microsoft Certified!

UNIT 3 – Entrepreneurship, Business Concepts, Vision/Mission Statements, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts

Monday:  Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Chamber of Commerce – Finish and print letters

Restaurant Menus – Let’s take a look together and correct any issues you had on Friday

Business Concepts – PowerPoint and Guided Notes

Entrepreneurship Group Project – SHARK TANK tomorrow

Modules 7,8,9 are due on March 29th.

Testing begins in April for Certification. Testing will take place every Monday in April


Tuesday: Objectives:  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Group Project – SHARK TANK Presentations due today

 

 

March 18 – 22

Microsoft Certification is in full swing. You should have completed Modules 1 – 6 at this point. Modules 7, 8, 9 are due on Friday, March 29th. Tutoring and Open Lab on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday this week until 4:15

Congratulations to Gaven House, Aiden Rice and Chantal Cyrier for becoming Microsoft Certified!

UNIT 3 – Entrepreneurship, Business Concepts, Vision/Mission Statements, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts

Monday:  Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs PPT – Guided Notes

Entrepreneurship Group Project – Assign partners and brainstorm ideas today. – Assign groups

Announce Modules 7,8,9 are due on March 29th.

Testing begins in April for Certification. Testing will take place every Monday in April


Tuesday: Objectives:  Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship Group Project

Be ready for presentations on Monday 3 – 25

 


Wednesday: ObjectivesBusiness Concepts

PowerPoint and Guided Notes – Business Concepts

Introduction to the SBA and  Cobb Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Letter to the Chamber of Commerce


Thursday: Objectives: Restaurant

Internet Activity – Small Business Administration – Handout with Questions


Friday: Objectives: Business Concepts

You will complete a one page menu for your restaurants today. Click on the link below and follow the step by step instructions for creating your menu. If you do not finish today, don’t worry…. I will give you some time on Monday for finishing touches. The bulk of the menu should be completed today. DO NOT GET FRUSTRATED. I have provided a sample menu, but you will “tailor” your menu to your restaurants. Be creative, obviously you will not be able to list ALL your menu items because of lack of space on one page, but my expectation is that you will create a menu that includes appetizers, main courses and desserts. The sample on this link has spelling and grammar errors. Don’t make the mistake of NOT using spell check 🙁  as you will notice the spelling/grammar errors on the menu and they are OBVIOUS.

 

 

 

March 11th – 15th

Microsoft Certification is in full swing. You should have completed Modules 1 – 6 at this point. Modules 7, 8, 9 are due on Friday, March 29th.
Congratulations to Gaven House for obtaining Microsoft Word Specialist Certification with an outstanding score of 963!

 

UNIT 3 – Entrepreneurship, Business Concepts, Vision/Mission Statements, Levels of Management, Organizational Charts

Monday:  Objectives: : Diversity in the Workplace

Diversity in the workplace – Choose one and write your comment

How diverse is your universe with colored beads

PowerPoint and Lecture with Guided Notes

Review for test on Wednesday over Unit 2

 

Testing begins in April for Certification. Testing will take place every Monday in April

Tuesday: Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurs Who Shaped America – pair/share match up

Entrepreneurs PPT – Guided Notes

Introduction to the SBA and Chamber of Commerce

Restaurant Letter to the Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday: Objectives: Test today covers: Unit 2:  Leadership, Time Management, Presentation Guidelines, Setting Tabs

What makes a successful entrepreneur? Handout  – homework due on Monday

Thursday: Objectives: Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial Self Assessment Survey

Entrepreneurship Group Project – Assign partners and brainstorm ideas today.

Friday: Objectives: Business Concepts

Internet Activity – Small Business Administration – Handout with Questions

February 25th – March 1st

Microsoft Word 2016 is in full swing. Modules 4,5,6 are due on Friday, March 8 by the end of the school day. Congratulations to those of you who have already finished all 12 modules! Great job!

Unit 2: Leadership, Time Management, Communication (Public Speaking), Presentations

Monday:

Objectives: Microsoft Lessons – Extra time this week – Tabs and outline Assignment

GCFlearnfree.org – Click on Technology – Click on Word 2016 – Complete Lesson 18 and Lesson 19 – At the end of each lesson – complete the practice document and save so that I can check work tomorrow. Students should have both documents saved.

Microsoft Word Flowchart Activity –  Students will create flowchart for computer fix.’

Tuesday:

Objectives: Time Management – Close your eyes – How long is a minute?

PowerPoint, Guided Notes and Lecture for Time Management

Students spend $86,400 – Use the money or lose the money – Relationship to time in your day.

Wednesday:

Objectives: Time Management – Time Management – It’s My Life and Time is Money

Fun Activity

Procrastination: Why do you do it? Video on procrastination

A Simple Time Management Plan

Thursday:

Objectives: Restaurant – Letterhead – What is it? Show examples

Create a letterhead for our restaurant so that we can begin writing business letters.

Friday:

Objectives: Restaurant – Microsoft Lesson on using bullets…..

Gcflearnfree.org – Lists and bullets – Lesson #10 – Show video and let’s practice

Help Wanted Flyers  – Restaurant is set to open in about 6 weeks. Create a help wanted ad/flyer that clearly defines the type of employees you want to hire.

January 28th – February 1st

UNIT 1  – Employability Skills, Image, Resume, Cover Letters, FBLA, Teamwork, Goal Setting and Leadership

Monday Objectives: Employability Skills/Manners and Attitude

Finish Resume – Proof

References – Put employability packets together and turn in – Make sure graphic organizers are complete

Announce test for next Monday, February 4

Any extra time on GMETRIX

Tuesday  Objectives:  Manners and Attitude

Manners and Attitude

Manners Video and Notes –  students take notes

Positive Attitude Handout

Take Positive Attitudes to Work

SMARTART Lesson in Microsoft Word

Wednesday Objectives: Teamwork

Teamwork – Write one paragraph about a time you were on a team. Tagged

Tuckman’s Stages of Team Development

Forming, Norming, Storming, Performing with clips from movie – Remember the Titans

Teamwork Scenarios – tagged

Thursday Objectives: Review for Test/Teamwork

Teamwork Class Fun

Human Knot

List on the board with Teams (rows) activities

Putting sentences together

Review for test

Any extra time in GMETRIX

Friday Objectives: Manners and Attitude

Positive Attitudes Handout – Read and keep in your folder

Take Positive Attitudes to Work Worksheet – Complete and turn in on February 4th

Click this link Using Good Manners

Complete the handout using the above link.

Any extra time, work on GMETRIX Microsoft Certification

 

January 21 – 25

UNIT 1  – Employability Skills, Image, Resume, Cover Letters, FBLA, Teamwork, Goal Setting and Leadership

 

Monday Objectives:

HOLIDAY – MLK – NO SCHOOL

Tuesday  Objectives:  Word Lessons – Tables

Sub – RLC

Formatting Tables

Students use gcflearnfree.org – Go through Tables Lesson – Complete the project at the end – Save

Do the Tables Handout – Save all tables to print tomorrow

If students finish early, they may work on GMETRIX until the end of class today.

Wednesday Objectives: Cover Letter and Resume

Resume PowerPoint

Cover Letter Information – What should be included in cover letter

Use handbook for notes for today

Thursday Objectives:

Sub Today – Professional Leadership

Teamwork Vocabulary

GMETRIX for the remainder of class.

Friday Objectives: Manners and Attitude

Manners Video and Notes

Positive Attitude Handout

Take Positive Attitudes to Work

January 7 – 11

Welcome to Business Education!

Guess what? You made a good choice! Do you realize that of the 1,869,814 bachelor’s degrees conferred last year, the greatest numbers of degrees were conferred in the field of business (358,079)  (per the National Center for Education Statistics). Business and Technology is a class that will benefit you in so many ways…… no matter your choice of college major or career field.  70% of high school students say they want to own their own business and 73% of new jobs in the next five years will require technology skills. 91% of hiring managers consider employee certification as a criterion for hiring! You are going to leave this class with Microsoft Certification! 


This blog will be used for Level I, Level II and Level III Business Classes.

1st Level Students: Your information will be posted DIRECTLY onto this page.

2nd and 3rd Level  Students:  You will want to click in the main menu bar (upper right side of screen) on Business II or Business III to access information for your class


For all business students, you should check the BLOG at the beginning of the week. I try and post my plans for the week by Monday morning. I will use this blog to post PowerPoints from class notes and to remind you of upcoming projects and assessments.

Level I – I will provide you a hard copy of the syllabus in class, but here is a link to it. Business Level I Syllabus  Please sign it, have your parents sign and return to me (Ethics Grade in Synergy).

December 1 – 5

Microsoft Certification is in full swing. Module 10 is due NOW. Everyone should be making plans with me for arranging a date for your Certification tests.

So far, 43 students have taken the Microsoft Specialist Exam Certification and 43 students have PASSED!

Congratulations to Jalen Taylor who scored a perfect 1000 on the exam!!!!!!!!!!!

 

This week we will be working on our Marketing Project every day. Empty cereal/cracker boxes were due on Friday, Nov. 30th

Cereal Box Project

Begin preparing for your Unit 4 Assessment that will be given on Monday, December 10th. It will cover: Business Ownership, Franchising, and Diversity in the Workplace.