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Week 10 Complete
Wednesday - April 27
Working on a business letter with heading and logo.
You will need to invent an imaginary company of your choosing. You will need to think of a company name and design a company logo to use in your letterhead.
You will be writing this letter to potential investor's. You will be required to outline why your company is going to be succesful and why people should invest in your idea.
Logo design is the illustration of the business. It is considered to be the tool which gives the first impression of a business. Before starting a business much consideration is given to the logo design. The logo should be designed according to the name of the company and the business product. Logo design has many advantages including:
A suitable logo is chosen before the launching of the business in the market. It is important that the logo design is unique for the identification of a particular business, not a typecast logo.
A logo design should be eye catching and simple. It should be designed using simple color pattern and short text; it is unprofessional to make the logo unnecessarily flamboyant. Logo designs can be created by the business owner using software or a hired professional. Having a logo designed by a professional is a wise investment because the designers have the knowledge to create logos befitting the business. It is also necessary that the company logo be innovative and a similar logo design is not being used by any other business.
There are also many types of logo design software. These are computer programs that are represented with a friendly user interface and help in generating logos according to the color and size specification of the business. The most up to date software incorporate several files with predefined logo designs. The disadvantage of using this software is that they might produce similar types of design for different businesses. Once a logo design is created it can be registered and copyrighted for the business it represents.
What to Avoid
The pattern of the logo design is very important. An eye catching design pattern indicates the professionalism and productivity. It should not appear cheap or showy. A business should avoid heavy decorations and different combinations of color in the logo design. The key to a good logo design is simple color patterns and innovative ways to deliver the product to the customers.
Tuesday - April 26
1. Warmup Sheet 10
2. Long Block Activity - Collaborative Story Assignment
We will all open a new Microsoft Word document.
We will all type this sentence as our story starter, please insert your own words where you see a line:
Last night I had a hard time getting to sleep. I had the funniest dream about _________________________. In my dream ____(person's name)____ and ____(person's name)____ kept doing the weirdest thing. They just wouldn't stop ________(insert bizarre activity)________. Then when I woke up in the morning and looked in the mirror, you won't believe what I saw staring back at me.......
You will now continue the story as you see fit. Write about anything you like, make it funny, make it scary,
make it whatever you want, just make it interesting.
We will be writing in 5 minute rounds. After each round, you must get up and move in a clockwise direction to the next computer. You will read what the other people have written and continue the story in whatever way you see fit. Write as much and as fast as you can in your 5 minute block of time.
The longer we go, the shorter the rounds will become, you will have to read and type as fast as you can.
Ground rules for writing:
Week 10 Complete
Wednesday - April 20
Make sure you have handed in your Biography from yesterday
Choose a fellow classmate and interview them. Ask them the following 20 Questions:
1. What is your dream car or vehicle if price didn't matter?
2. Who is your favorite teacher in high school and what do they teach?
3. Have you met anyone famous?
4. What is something you can't help but spend money on?
5. If you could change something about the world, what would it be and why?
6. What is the craziest thing you've done?
7. If your job made you move, but you could choose which country you would be living in, which country would you choose and why?
8. What is your favorite TV show?
9. What is your worst habit?
10. How would you describe yourself if you could only use five words?
11. Do you have any phobias?
12. What is your favorite day of the week?
13. What are your pet peeves?
14. Do you have any tattoos and/or piercings?
15. What website would you say you never go a single day without viewing it?
16. Would you rather regret doing something, or not doing it?
17. What do you think your best characteristic is?
18. Who was your first famous crush (celebrity or character from TV or movie)?
19. If you were given the day off from all of your everyday responsibilities, how would you spend it?
20. What kid were you in middle school? (athletic, smart, book worm, social, quiet, etc)
Type up the answers and place them in the hand-in folder.
Tuesday - April 19
1. 41A - key each line twice
2. 41B - Read the capitilaztion rules in the yellow box
Key each sentence, adding the appropriate capitals when necessary
3. 41F - Key each of the 4 addresses in the exact same format as shown (page 103)
Long Block Activity
Who’s an interesting person from history? Write what you know about a former president, musician, artist, inventor, an astronaut – anyone who you think has led an interesting life. Research information from the Internet to include facts about their birthday, birthplace, why they are important and other interesting facts.
Save your document as "biography-name of person you feature - your name.doc"
· Center and Bold Title (use 18 font size)
· Use any “readable” font style
· Center Subtitle: Your name (use 14 font size)
· Type text (12 size font)
· 2 spaces after end punctuation
· 1 space after a comma
· Double space after each paragraph
· Use spell check
Total Points = 30 points
Monday - April 18
Warmup Sheet 10
1. 40A - key each line twice
2. 40C - read carefully twice, take note of the marks
3. 40D - key paragraph and make the appropriate changes while you type
4. 40F - key all 3 paragraphs and make the appropriate changes while you type
When finished continue with All the Right Type until the end of class.
Week 9 Complete
Thursday - April 14
I will be away from class today, setting up for the Pinetree Idol finals this afternoon in the gym.
Don't forget to get your $2 tickets. We will be doing live voting to decide the Viewer's Choice for best performance. I will be in the building today if needed.
Warmup Sheet 9 - please time yourselves (7 minutes) and record your scores on your warmup sheets.
Use the online timer if you don't have a phone or watch.
1. 39A - Key each line twice
2. 39B - 2, 3 minute timings - record your GWAM at the bottom.
3. 39E - 2, 4 minute timings.
When complete - use All The Right Type until the end of class.
Begin where you left off last time.
Wednesday - April 13
Warmup Sheet 9
1. 38A - Key each line twice
2. 38B - 2, 30 second timings on each sentence
3. 38E - Take a 3 minute timing
4. 38F - Take 2, 3 minute timings (make sure you flip the page)
When complete - use All The Right Type until the end of class.
Begin where you left off last time.
Tuesday - April 12
Warmup Sheet 9
1. 37A - Key each line twice, double space after each pair
2. 37B - Take 2, 3 minute goal writings.
3. 37C - Key sentences 1-10 and fill in the missing words with your own answers.
4. Goal Letter Assignment - You will create one Goal Letter (click to see details)
Your assignment is to write a 3 paragraph letter to me. You can find the address and contact information under the 'contact me' tab on your left menu.
You will need to write about things you have done that have contributed positively to your learning experience here at Pinetree.
In the third paragraph you are asked to write a goal statement for yourself about what you can do to continue your path to educational success.
possible examples could include: my goal is to improve my science mark by 15% through more study and review, or my goal is to attend all classes for the rest of the semester unless I am truly unwell.
Your goal must be something measurable, as in you can easily determine if it was successful or not. Like, "I want to improve by 15%" as opposed to "I want to try harder at Math". You must also include a sentence about how you plan on achieving that goal.
Please see the full instructions for complete details
Due: end of long block
Week 8 Complete
Thursday - April 6th
1. 35G - Take 2, 3 minute timings
2. Create a Block Format business application letter to a potential employer.
If you could have a job doing anything you could possibly imagine, where would that be?
Write an application letter to this place and sell yourself to the organization.
It doesn't matter what the organization is. Even if it's something like NASA, write to them and tell them why you would make a good astronaut one day.
Your letter will need to be a minimum of 3 paragraphs and 300 words (use the word count tool).
You will need to look up the correct address and contact information for the organization.
We will be printing your finished letters off.
You will also be expected to write an envelope with the correct format. You can see proper business envelope format here.
Once you have finished your final, proof read, copy of your letter you may print it, fold it correctly to fit the envelope and ensure the envelope is addressed properly.
You will be marked on the following criteria
The following diagram shows how a letter is normally folded.
This type of fold is used regardless of letter style.
If the letter needs to have the address face out an envelope window, make the second fold in the same location but opposite direction. The letter will then be folded in a Z shape and the address can be positioned to face out the window of the envelope.
Wednesday - April 5th
1. 34A - Key each line twice
2. 34B - Take 2, 3 minute timings. Determine your GWAM
3. 34C - Take 2 minute timings on each group (1 & 2)
4. 34D - Complete each sentence with your own information.
- Make sure all letters are complete and finished from yesterday.
Tuesday - April 5th
1. Finish and submit all incomplete letters from yesterday.
2. Lesson 33 continued.
*** Here is an example of a Block Form business letter. ***
Place letters in the hand-in folder, "positive letter" & "application letter" sub-folder
Monday - April 4th
Warmup Sheet #8
1. Textbook - Lesson 33 - Building Formatting Skills (page 78)
Assignment: Key a personal business letter of complaint to a company that you have been displeased with in the past. Make sure you keep your vocabulary "business professional" and you follow the precise format outlined in your textbook on page 80.
Save your finished letter into the hand-in folder.
Week 7 Complete
Friday - March 18th
1. All The Right Type - 30 minutes - continue where you left off last time
2. Speed Test Assignment
Please place your completed paragraph in the hand-in folder.
If finished everything - please feel free to enjoy some typing games for the last few minutes of class.
Thursday - March 17th
1. All The Right Type - 20 minutes - continue where you left off last time
2. Lesson 32 Textbook
Wednesday - March 16th
1. All The Right Type - 20 minutes - continue where you left off on Tuesday
2. Lesson 31 TextbookWhen finished: Take an online speed test - how did you do?
Tuesday - March 15th
1. All The Right Type - 20 minutes - continue where you left off on Monday
2. Lesson 30 Textbook
Monday - March 14th
1. All The Right Type - 20 minutes - continue where you left off on Friday
2. Lesson 29 Textbook
When finished, complete: Exercise 5: The Big Zig
Week 6 Complete
Friday - March 11th
1 - All The Right Type - 20 minutes - continue where you left off yesterday
2. Lesson 28 Textbook
When finished, complete: Exercise 4: The Forefinger Hand-Off
1. All The Right Type - 20 minutes - continue where you left off yesterday
2. Lesson 27 Textbook
Wednesday - March 9th
1. Ensure all work is completed and handed in from yesterday - including Multiple Intelligences assignment
2. All The Right Type - 20 minutes - continue where you left off yesterday
3. Lesson 26 Textbook
Tuesday - March 8th
All The Right Type
Textbook - Lesson 25
25A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
25D - Key each word, then add a colon and then 3 words that rhyme with that word
25F - Take 3, 2 minute timings - record your GWAM for each timing. Does your speed increase?
When finished please complete the Multiple Intelligences assignment (right click, save as)
and submit to the hand-in folder
Monday - March 7th
Today we will begin using All The Right Type
Back to your textbook
Complete Lesson 24
24A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
24B - 2, 2minute timings on the paragraph
24D - Key each line twice
Week 5 Complete
Friday - March 4th
Complete Lesson 23
23A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
23B - 2, 2 minute technique timings
23C - Read & Practice
23D - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
23E - Key each line, pay attention to punctuation and spacing.
23F - 2 minute timings on each group of lines.
Complete: Exercise 2: The Up & Down Home Hopper
Thursday - March 3rd
Complete Lesson 22
22A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
22B - Take a 2 minute accuracy timing of the lines in 22A - aim for 0 mistakes!
22C - Take 2, 3 minute goal writings. Key at a pace comfortable to you. Be care of spacing and paragraph structure.
22D - Key each line 3 times.
22F - Key each statement and add an answer, either True or False
22G - Take 2, 3 minute timings.
Complete: Exercise 1: The Finger Upper-Downer
Wednesday - March 2nd
Complete Lesson 21
21A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
21B - Speed practice. Take 2, 15 second timings on each line. Use a partner to time you.
21D - Take 2, 3 minute timings on each group of lines. Focus on technique.
21E - Key each line twice.
21F - Take 2, 3 minute goal writings. Determine your GWAM speed
Complete: Lesson 17: The Backspace/Delete Key
Tuesday - March 1st
Complete Lesson 20
20A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
20B - 2 minute timings on each group of lines
20D - Read rule about what a "common noun" is. Key each line, underlining each common noun as it appears.
20E - Key each line 3 times
20F - Key each line - pay careful attention to spacing and quotations.
20G - 2 minute Technique timing on each group of lines. Focus on improving technique.
Complete the following written assignment: The Importance of Goal Setting (right click, save as)
Monday - February 28 (last day of the month)
Complete Lesson 19
19A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes
19B - Take a 2 minute technique timing.
19C - Read & Practice
19E - Key each line twice - note the underlined section.
19F - 2, 2 minute technique timings
Complete: Lesson 16: Math Keys: -=_+
* note: interim report marks are due Friday. Make sure all your assignments are handed in.
Week 4 Complete
Friday - February 25
Complete Lesson 18
18A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes.
18B - 3 minute timing on each group of lines.
18C - Read and practice
18D - Key each line twice
18E - Key each line, pay attention to hyphens.
18G - 2, 3 minute timings.
Complete: Lesson 15: Numbers Row: ^&*()
Thursday - February 24
Complete Lesson 17
17A - Key each line twice, identify any misstrokes.
17B - 1 minute timing on each line.
17C - Read through and practice
17D - Key each line 3 times.
17E - 1 Minute timing on each line, focus on technique.
17F - Read & practice.
17G - 2, 2 minute goal writings. - Determine your GWAM
Complete: Lesson 14: Numbers Row: !@#$%
Wednesday - February 23
Catch Up Day - Finish any incomplete lessons or activities.
If finished everything - re-test yourself on the Typing Speed Test - Has your score improved since test 1? test 2?
Finally - have some fun with some Typing Games.
Tuesday - February 22
Complete Lesson 16
16A - Key each line twice
16B - 3 minute timing on each group of lines.
16C - 2 minute goal writings - Determine your GWAM
16E - Key each line 3 times
16F - 2, 3 minute timings.
Finish up any assigned work and make sure it's all properly submitted to the hand-in folder.
Complete: What Will My Life Be Like? (right click, save as)
Monday - February 21
Complete Lesson 15
15A - Key each line twice
15B - 2 minute timing on each line - work on technique.
15C - 2 Minute goal writing - write as much as you can in 2 mins, if you finish, start again.
Records GWAM timing at end.
15D - Type paragraph, correct mistakes as you go along.
15E - Key each line twice
15F - 2 minute timing, pay attention to TAB spacing.
Complete: Lesson 13: Numbers Row: 67890
Week 3 Complete
Thursday - February 17
Complete Lesson 14:
14A - Key each line twice
14C - Take 2 minute timing on each paragraph.
14D - Take 2 minute timing. Count your words, divide by 2. Determine your GWAM.
14E - Type paragraph, correct the mistakes.
14F - Key each line twice.
14G - Take 2, 2 minute timings. Make sure you follow exact spacing with the TAB key.
Wednesday - February 16
Finish any incomplete work from yesterday before proceeding forward.
Complete Lesson 13:
13A - Key each line twice.
13B - Take a 2 minute timing on each group of lines.
13C - Take 2, 1 minute timings on each group of lines.
- Locate the tab key. It is used to properly indent paragraphs. It should be reached with the "A" finger (pinky of left hand)
13G - Practice proper keystrokes. Make sure you copy the same format (indent at each new paragraph)
Complete: Lesson 12: Numbers Row: 12345
Tuesday - February 15
Complete Lesson 12:
12A - Key each line twice.
12B - Take 2, 2 minute timings on each line.
12C - Take 2, 1 minute timings on each set of lines (1,2,3) + (4,5,6) + (7,8,9)
12D - Key each line 3 times.
12E - 1 minute timing for each line. Focus on technique.
12F - Take 2, 1 minute timings on whole paragraph.
When finished, place in the hand-in folder.
Redo: Speed Test from Day 1 - notice any improvements?
Complete: Lesson 11: The Brackets
Final Activity in Long Block - Use the internet to find the answers to our Vancouver Trivia Quiz #1 (right click, save as)
Fill in the answers and place in the hand-in folder.
Monday - February 14
Complete Lesson 11:
11A - Key Each line twice
11B - 2 minute timing on each line (lines 1 - 6)
11C - Key each line 3 times
11D - GWAM = Gross Words a Minute - Read through how to calculate your GWAM. Calculate your GWAM timing
11E - Answer questions 1 - 4
11F - Take 2, 2 minute timings of the entire paragraph.
Complete: Lesson 10: Letters Consolidation
GWAM (Gross Words A Minute) is the calculation of keyboarding speed by taking the total words keyed and dividing by the time allowed. For example, keyboarding a total of 90 words in a three minute timing would mean 90/3 = 30 gross words per minute or 30 GWAM. There is no deduction for errors when calculating GWAM. GWPM (Gross Words Per Minute) is exactly the same as GWAM. The terms can be used interchangeably.
Week 2 Complete
Friday - February 11
Complete Lesson 10:
10A - Each line twice, double space after each pair of lines.
10B - 2 minute timings on each group of lines, work on improving technique. Improved technique = improved speed!
10C - Practice typing each line, Take 2 minute timing on third section (lines 7,8,9)
10D - Each line twice, double space after each pair of lines.
10E - 2 minute timings on each group of lines. Again, work on technique.
Complete: Lesson 8: Bottom Row: NM,./?
Lesson 9: Bottom Row: ZXCVB
Please hand in all Warmup Records before the end of class to input marks.
Thursday - February 10
Complete Lesson 9:
9A - Each line twice, double space after each pair of lines.
9B - Take 2, 2 minute timings of all 4 lines. Double space after each timing.
9C - Practice typing each line, Take 2 minute timing on third section (lines 7,8,9)
9D - Key each line 3 times, double space after each group of lines.
9E - Take 2, 2 minute timings on each group of lines (3 groups in total)
Complete: Lesson 7: Top Row: YUIOP
Wednesday - February 9
Complete Lesson 8:
8A - Each line twice, double space after each pair of lines.
8B - Read
8C - 1 minute timing on each line, work on technique.
8D - Type each line 3 times
8E - Read / Review
8F - Read, ensure your arms are in the proper position. Take 2, 2 minute timings of all 4 lines.
flip the page -
Take 3, 2 minute timings of lines 1-5
When finished place in the hand-in folder.
Complete: Lesson 6: Top Row: QWERT
Tuesday - February 8
Complete Lesson 7:
7A - Each line twice, double space after each pair of lines.
7B - 1 minute timing on each line (each line as many times as possible in 1 minute), double space after each timing.
7C - Practice
7D - Focus on correct spacing
7F - 1 minute timing on each line - focus on improving technique (home row, posture, hand / wrist position)
7G - 2, 2 minute timings.
When finished place in the hand-in folder.
Practice: Lesson 5: Quotes and Apostrophe
If finished everything else - see our new section on typing games. (they are actually fun, I promise!)
Monday - February 7
6A - Key each line twice, double space after each pair of lines
6B - Take two, 1 minute timings (type as many of the lines as you can in 1 minute, then repeat)
6C - Just for practice
6D - Key each line twice, double space after each pair of lines
6E - Take two, 1 minute timings on each group of lines (1,2,3 & 4,5,6)
When finished place in the hand-in folder.
Practice: Lesson 4: The Shift Key
Week 1 Complete
Friday - February 4
5A - Each line twice, double space after each pair of lines
5B - 2 minute timings on each pair of lines (type for 2 minutes, each pair as many times as you can)
5C - Each line twice, double space after each pair of lines
5F - Take 2, 2 minute timings press "Return/Enter" whenever you see R/E, not at the end of the line
Pop Quiz - Keyboarding Techniques (make sure you type in your full name)
Thursday - February 3
4B - Type each line twice, double space after each pair of lines
4C - 1 minute timing on each line, double space after each timing
4D - Lines 1,2,3 - practice each line once
- Lines 4,5,6 - Two 1 minutes timings, focus on technique (ensure hands are home row, back straight, etc)
- Lines 7,8,9 - 2 minute timing, goal is to keep eyes on the book
4E - Key each line twice, double space after each pair
4F - 2, 2 minute timings on each pair of lines (1,2) & (3,4)
When finished Word document, place completed work in the Hand-In Folder / Hamlin / Keyboarding 11 / Lesson 4
Wednesday - February 2
Complete Lesson - 3B (twice), 3C (2x1min on each line), 3D (2x1min on first line, 2mins on 3rd line), 3E (twice), 3F (2mins)
Use the Online Timer if you do not have a watch or phone with a stopwatch.
When finished Word document, place completed work in the Hand-In Folder / Hamlin / Keyboarding 11 / Lesson 3
Finally: Lesson 2: Home Row, Right Hand
Tuesday - February 1
Read Lesson 1A, B, C, H
Read Lesson 2B (microcomputers), 2C, D
When finished Word document, place completed work in the Hand-In Folder / Hamlin / Keyboarding 11 / Lesson 1 & 2
When finished: Lesson 1: Home Row, Left Hand