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  • 1. Maribeth Lawrence Active Learning with Excel, Careers, and Wikis
  • 2.
    • Computer Applications I
    • 10 th , 11 th , and 12 th graders
    • 13 students total
    • Full Year
    • Microsoft 2007
  • 3.
    • No prior Career Prep Course
    • Introduce students to:
        • www.pacareerzone.org
        • www.bls.gov
    • Have students create a wikis and understand wiki etiquette
    • Get students to think about their future
    • Incorporate Excel into the exercise
  • 4.
    • 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.
  • 5.
    • Pennsylvania Career Zone Quick Assessment
      • Based on Interests and Likes
      • Offers information on many careers
    • Verify info found with Bureau of Labor and Statistics
      • Familiarity with other resource
      • Reinforced findings
  • 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.
    • Benefits
      • Collaborative Tool
      • Many contributors – many ideas
      • Content constantly being updated
    • Creating Our Wiki
      • Set-up an account with Wikispaces
      • Join garcomputerapps.wikispaces.com
    • Understand Wiki Etiquette
  • 8.  
  • 9.  
  • 10.
    • Have Fun!
    • Describe Top Two Career Choices
    • Let this page reflect your likes
    • Insert two links to other pages
    • Insert two photos
    • Embed a video
    • www.garcomputerapps.wikispaces.com
  • 11.
    • Students really enjoyed activity
      • “ This is fun!”
      • “ This is better than Excel!”
      • Student were more interested in career choices
    • Exposed students to career websites and wikis
    • Students took pride in their work
  • 12.
    • One or two students put little effort in and played on the internet
    • One student wanted to be walked through the entire process
    • Students could not embed videos because they were blocked
  • 13.
    • Review Wiki Etiquette
    • Fully develop the wiki home page
    • Know how to navigate in your wiki page
    • Be prepared to quickly reinsert home page content
    • Disabled discussion settings
  • 14.