March 16-20th

St. Patrick’s Day will soon be upon us or the Ides of March if you prefer. In either case, we are moving along and some of you have taken to the programs with amazing ease and professionalism. Even if you are struggling, you are learning tools that will hopefully aid you when you transition from High School. Yes, even though it doesn’t seem like it, High School is a stepping stone or phase in your life.

Computer Applications-Continue working at your own pace in Sketchup. Many have uncovered some program bugs. Please let me know when this happens. I may be able to help you or commiserate with you, in either case, we hope to one day have a bug free program that doesn’t freeze up or crash. When you have finished Sketchup, move on to Alice. Alice is a programming language that was used by the developers of the popular Sims game series. Have fun with this.

Personal Finance:¬† We finish our Advertising analysis this week and then move into the wonderful world of credit. This is a current topic and given the current state of the economy, more relevant than ever. This week and probably next, we will spend on the credit card scenario. Eventually you will design your own credit card and come up with terms that you feel may be more peaceful to the average American. Oh, one more thing, everybody’s virtual salary is now $39,000. Make the adjustment in your budget.

Radio: Please finalize the wishlist with prices and numbers for submission to me on Friday.