October 27-October 31st

Personal Finance: We are moving on to presentations for your credit card on October 28th. Please be prepared to present. You should have designated your spokesperson by now. This will be the main project of this quarter.Moving on, we will be beginning our foray into stocks and bonds, mutual funds and the risk/reward scenario as it affects your budget and in light of the recent market recession.

Computer Apps: The Rainbow Building project is due October 27th. You will then move on to the dream school project, which will finish our Sketchup unit. It is due by November 3rd the latest.  Programming in Alice will be the next project that we undertake.

Radio Station: The Power Source has arrived! Look to begin live broadcasts any day now. The station has reverted back to the name of THE LIMIT. Also, every tag line must begin with the words, Broadcasting from the Green Mountain Tech Center. Failure to do this will result in your broadcast being pulled!


Short Week! October 20-21st

Computer Applications: The castle is due today! When you finish this, you are to immediately move on to the Rainbow Building project located at the front of the room. I would encourage you not to stall. The Rainbow Building project is fairly simple and will be due at the end of class when you come back!

Personal Finance: Recall that your credit card design project is due tomorrow. You will also have a quiz on the concepts that we have discussed. This will take place during the last 15 minutes of class tomorrow. Plan to present your cards when we return next week.

Radio-The labs are quite frankly, a mess. There will not be food or drink permitted in the labs. A professional workplace is a sign that professionally competent people utilize these facilities. Clean it up! We’ll begin relocating the music collection to storage and wiring the power source immediately. Plan for the format/show list to be formalized next week.


October 13-17th

Computer Apps-Sketchup continues. Some of the items we’ll work on this week are a castle, an automobile and then we’ll branch into creating a school modeled on good old LUHS.

Personal Finance-Monday starts our credit card unit. Be prepared to enter the world of new and unfamiliar terminology. For this week, you should be familiar with these terms: Universal Default, A.P.R., Rate Surfers, Credit Deadbeats.

Lancer Radio-We have a power supply in site. Please offer Brendan you’re heartfelt support and congratulations. There is also information I have posted in the main room about an upcoming one day seminar in March. If you are interested in this, please let me know.


October 3-7th

Computer Apps-Now that we are in Sketchup, you are to complete the first tutorial and then move on to the first project. This is called the tennis court assignment. Please place said tennis court in the same town that you put your first home in. When you are finished with this, we will move on to the crazy building project. Here is a link to a gentleman who published a car tutorial for sketchup*.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vk5I_tNw7TU

*May not work on school network due to Barracuda.

Personal Finance-Please turn in your renter’s insurance projects and prepare for our current event discussion. On Monday the 6th, we will go furniture shopping and then move to our credit card unit. Cheers.

 

Radio-Please finish cataloguing assingment