December 8-12, 2008

Personal Finance-Please continue with your VSE work. Spend about 10 minutes a day. The final rankings and winner will be declared the day we return from Christmas Break. Also, we are now neck deep in our virtual spouse exercises. For this week, we’ll consider financial emergencies further and also have you purchase a home. We’ll look at considerations of this monumental decision. To help, I would like you to first find a home in Vermont. You may look at the web or a local paper. Then, go to the financial simulator, which is found at:

This site is somewhat helpful in determing your costs. Don’t forget the discussion of closing costs,  hook-ups, etc. Add this to your revised budget that should now include your fictional spouse.

Computer Apps and Cyberculture:

Your final Alice project is due on Friday the 12th. When you are finished, please scroll down to the previous week’s post and go to the 32 things post. Please, please, please read this before you ask me “What do I do now?”  A nifty tool has come to my attention.

This tool is called cooliris. You can browse photos in a matrix type point of view. You can check it out at:

Radio: Each of you need to prepare an interview script for Mr. Limoge about the tech center’s mission and purpose. This must be done by Friday.