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Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
Active Learning With Excel, Careers And Wikis
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  • 1. Maribeth Lawrence Active Learning with Excel, Careers, and Wikis
  • 2. <ul><li>Computer Applications I </li></ul><ul><li>10 th , 11 th , and 12 th graders </li></ul><ul><li>13 students total </li></ul><ul><li>Full Year </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft 2007 </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>No prior Career Prep Course </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce students to: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.pacareerzone.org </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>www.bls.gov </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Have students create a wikis and understand wiki etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Get students to think about their future </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporate Excel into the exercise </li></ul>
  • 4. <ul><li>After an introductory unit on Excel and a discussion on career choices, students will research careers that interest them, create a spreadsheet with five career choices and the details of those careers, and then select their top two choices and create a wiki page. Students will demonstrate these skills through the correct completion of these activities with 80% accuracy or higher, teacher observation and discussion. </li></ul>
  • 5. <ul><li>Pennsylvania Career Zone Quick Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Based on Interests and Likes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offers information on many careers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Verify info found with Bureau of Labor and Statistics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Familiarity with other resource </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinforced findings </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. Career Education Skills Wages Outlook Verified with BLS Entry-level Average Experienced Advertising Sales Agent OTJ Troubleshooting, Management, Persuasion $23, 460.00 $50,960.00 $64,570.00 Growth Average Wages $62,570 Compensation and Benefits Manager Bachelor's Degree or higher Problem-Solving, Mathematics, Persuasion $45,080.00 $74,400.00 $89,060.00 Significant Growth Average Wages Court Reporter Bachelor's Degree or higher Writing, Learning, Monitoring $32,700.00 $40,490.00 $45,600.00 Significant Growth Average Wages Flight Attendant Long-term Training Monitoring, Negotiation, Instructing $38,070.00 $42,500.00 $47,400.00 Significant Growth Average Wages Travel Agent Vocational Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Mathematics $20,300.00 $34,610.00 $41,760.00 Constant Average Wages
  • 7. <ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborative Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many contributors – many ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content constantly being updated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Creating Our Wiki </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set-up an account with Wikispaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Join garcomputerapps.wikispaces.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Understand Wiki Etiquette </li></ul>
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  • 10. <ul><li>Have Fun! </li></ul><ul><li>Describe Top Two Career Choices </li></ul><ul><li>Let this page reflect your likes </li></ul><ul><li>Insert two links to other pages </li></ul><ul><li>Insert two photos </li></ul><ul><li>Embed a video </li></ul><ul><li>www.garcomputerapps.wikispaces.com </li></ul>
  • 11. <ul><li>Students really enjoyed activity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is fun!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ This is better than Excel!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student were more interested in career choices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Exposed students to career websites and wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Students took pride in their work </li></ul>
  • 12. <ul><li>One or two students put little effort in and played on the internet </li></ul><ul><li>One student wanted to be walked through the entire process </li></ul><ul><li>Students could not embed videos because they were blocked </li></ul>
  • 13. <ul><li>Review Wiki Etiquette </li></ul><ul><li>Fully develop the wiki home page </li></ul><ul><li>Know how to navigate in your wiki page </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to quickly reinsert home page content </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled discussion settings </li></ul>
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