Keyboarding Assignments 2

Last Week of regular classes!

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All unbound report essay's are due by Friday, June 17th. No exceptions.


Monday - June 6

Unbound Report Major Assignment

Step 1 - Choose a topic - your topic should be of interest to you, something you feel passionate about.
Step 2 - Write a thesis statement
Step 3 - Develop an outline

How to Make and Use an Essay Outline

An essay outline is probably the most important friend you will have while writing your essay. It is the scaffolding of your paper and the skeleton of your ideas. It is the framework by which you will write a killer essay. And frankly, it is difficult to write one without an outline.

When you begin writing an essay outline, use the following model as a guide:

    I. INTRODUCTION:

  • Thesis:_____________________________________________________.

    II. BODY PARAGRAPH 1:

  • Opening Sentence:___________________________________________.
  • Detail 1:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 2:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 3:____________________________________________________.

    III. BODY PARAGRAPH II:

  • Transition/Opening Sentence:_________________________________.
  • Detail 1:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 2:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 3:____________________________________________________.

    IV. BODY PARAGRAPH III:

  • Transition/Opening Sentence:_________________________________.
  • Detail 1:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 2:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 3:____________________________________________________.

    V. BODY PARAGRAPH IV:

  • Transition/Opening Sentence:_________________________________.
  • Detail 1:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 2:____________________________________________________.
  • Detail 3:____________________________________________________.

    VI. CONCLUSION:

  • Reconfirmed Thesis:_________________________________________.

If you use this rough guide and fill in the blanks as you are researching your essay, you will find writing the essay so simple. You have all you need in front of you. It is researched and organized. All you have to do now is fill in the blanks with transition words and smooth language.




End of Week 15


Friday - June 3

No warmups!

Textbook Lesson 65 (page 154)

65A - key each line twice, DS after each pair
65B - speed practice. Take 2, 30 second timings on each line

65E - Take a 5 minute timing, see how much you can type

Lesson 66

66A - key each line twice
66B - take a 90 second timing of all of 66A, see how much you can do
66C - key as much of the report as you can in 3 minutes

66D - key the sentences, insert quotation marks where needed
        e.g. Julio asked, "May I have the reports now?"




When finished take a online typing speed test, see how you do. It's been a while since we have done one. What do you notice? Has your speed improved?



Thursday - June 2

1. Warmup sheet 14 (last day)

2. Finish your personal resume Tri-Fold brochure from Tuesday. Print your finished copy (2 pages) and glue your pages back to back to create the brochure.


Tuesday - May 30 

1. Warmup Sheet 14

2. Finish the Tri-Fold Brochure from yesterday's assignment. Place in the hand-in folder.

3. Create a Tri-Fold Brochure / Resume

Your next task will be to create another tri-fold brochure, but this time, you will be creating a brochure to sell yourself. It's a fantastic opportunity to create something that will be useful in finding a job and building confidence.

Your brochure must have:
1. Your name, contact information including: address, phone, e-mail
2. Your education history: middle and secondary (add notable courses or areas of interest)
3. Your work/volunteer experience
4. Your sports, club, or other extra-curricular experience
5. References: one educational, one personal, one volunteer or work
6. A description of your personality and your character. Your strengths and challenges.
7. At least 2 photos of yourself. One headshot, one of you in action. 

These finished brochures will be printed in colour and you will be able to use these for future job hunts.

There are 6 sections of a Tri-Fold brochure, make sure you organize your information carefully. Ensure, you make good use of each section.

* Please show me your finished brochure before you print.





Monday - May 30

Warmup Sheet 14

Back when we wrote our business letters, you had the opportunity to come up with your own type of dream business. Some of you had some fantastic ideas and it's now time to give those ideas a further identity. Your task will be to create a stunning, tri-fold brochure to illustrate all that your business will have to offer.

Things to include:
  • Address
  • Contact Information
  • Services provided
  • Testimonials
  • Prices
  • Specials or promotions
  • Map
  • Appropriate Photos

Keep in mind clarity, layout, ease of reading, etc.

How to Create a Tri-Fold Brochure Using Publisher

Tri-fold brochures are used by many businesses, schools and organizations to sell a product or service, provide data and statistics or offer other information. Brochures are popular because they use colors and pictures along with basic text to capture the reader's attention. They are also easy to mail, carry and distribute. You can make brochures that appear polished and professional using Microsoft Publisher.


Instructions


    • 1

      Start Microsoft Publisher. Click "Publications for Print" under New From a Design" in the New Publication task pane. Click "Brochures" and choose the type of tri-fold brochure you want to create. Click on the specific template you want to use to open it as a new file.

    • 2

      Select "3-panel" under Page Size. Select the color scheme and font scheme you want to use by clicking on options in the task pane.

    • 3

      Click inside of a placeholder that contains sample text. Select the sample text using your mouse or press "Ctrl+A" to select it. Type over the sample text with your desired text. Repeat with the remaining placeholders. Delete unwanted placeholders by clicking on the border of the box to select it and pressing "Delete."

    • 4

      Change sample images in the template if desired. Right-click a sample picture and choose "Change Picture." Select "Picture from File" to use an image on your computer or select "Clip Art" to find and insert a clip art image from the Microsoft gallery.

    • 5

      Click the "Print Preview" button on the toolbar to see how your brochure will look when printed. Save the changes made to the brochure. Print using your printers duplex or two-sided option.


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End of Week  14


Thursday - May 26
Lessons 65 & 66

65A - key each line twice
65B - 2, 1 minute timings on each sentence
65E - Take 1, 7 minute timing - keep the format exactly as you see it
66A - Key each line twice
66C - key as much as you can in 3 minutes
66D - re-write sentences, insert "quotation marks" where needed (see example in yellow box)
66E - Key each sentence and answer "True or False"






 Wednesday - May 25

Assignment 63 & 64 (page 150)

63A - key each line twice
63C - Underline all the applicable words (see instructions in textbook)
64A - key each line twice
64B - take 2, 3 minute timings. Record your GWAM speed
64C - Compose 1 paragraph to answer each question. (5 paragraphs in total, #'s 1-5)

Place finished work in the hand-in folder


Tuesday - May 24

 
Task 1

Assignment 61 & 62 (page 147)

61A - Key each line twice, DS after each pair of lines
61B - 15 second timings per line
61C - Follow instructions in book
61D - Complete each sentence with an answer of your choice
62A - Key each line twice
62B - 2, 3 minute timings (time yourself)


Task 2

Class Survey (see last Friday's instructions)

1. Create a class survey with a minimum of 4 options.

 i.e. what is your favourite thing to drink?
  • coke
  • pepsi
  • bubble tea
  • water
2. Record your results and figure out the percentage % (your result divided by the total number of people who responded)

3. Display you results in a pie chart and a bar graph using Microsoft Word. (yes, this means 2 graphs)
             
                pie chart                                 bar  graph



Due at the end of class on Tuesday

                                                                                        



End of Week  13


Friday - May 20

Warmup Sheet 13

Conducting a class survey

1. Choose a survey question, e.g. do you like the Canucks? are you going away this Summer? what is your shoe size?

2. Record your results on a piece of paper, keep track of the total number of students you ask.

3. Open Microsoft Word, click 
  • "insert" 
  • "chart"
  • "pie"
4. Now you will have to input your information. You are given 4 categories by default. If your question only has a yes/no answer, you only need 2 categories. If you could have multiple answers, you may need more than 4.

5. To calculate the percentage you need to take however may people said "yes" and divide it by the total number asked.
You do the same for the "no" people. The number you are given will be the percentage out of 100.

So if you ask 10 people and 6 say yes. You do 6 \ 10 = 0.6    --> therefore 60% said yes.
That leaves 4 out of 10 who said no.   So 4 \ 10 = 0.4  --> 40% said no

Your pie graph would look a bit like this:


Graphs should be finished and handed in by the end of class.



Wednesday - May 18

Warmup Sheet 13

Document re-production - Grade 10 Course Planning Sheet 2011/2012 - See paper copy at front of class.

1. re-produce the document exactly as it looks on the original

2. Use this document with letterhead to get started

place finished copy in hand-in folder


Tuesday - May 17

Warmup Sheet 13

Jump to Lesson 59 & 60 (page 140) - Unbound Reports

1. 59A - Key each line twice, DS after each line
2. 59C - Review are (state of being), hour (time), and our (possession) Fill in missing words with the appropriate choice.
3. 60A - Key each line twice, DS after each line
4. 60B - Take 2, 3 minute timed writings
5. 60C - Take 2, 2 minute timed writings
6. 60D - Refer to the spaces and format your 60C in the same format as described
7. 60E - Self-check
8. 60F - Type as much of this as you can in 5 minutes


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End of Week 12


Friday - May 13
No warmup sheets today, save them for collection on Monday.

1. 49A - Key each line twice, DS after each line
2. 49B - Take a 2 minute accuracy timing on the lines in 49A
3. 49C - Take 2, 3 minute goal writings on the entire paragraph. See how much more you can write the second time.
4. 49E - Key the columns of words across your page, use the TAB key to make spaces that are equal distance.
5. 49G - Job 1 & 2 - Key the columns of words across your page, use the TAB key to make spaces that are equal distance.

Place finished copy in "Lesson 49" Hand-In Folder

When finished continue with All The Right Type from where you left off yesterday.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday - May 12
Warmup Sheet 12 - 7 minute timing

1. 48A - Key each line twice, DS after each line
2. 48B - Take a 15 second timing with a partner on each line. Have you partner time you and say "Stop!"
3. 48C - Key each column, be aware of the spacing (single, double, triple, quadruple)

Place finished copy in "Lesson 48" Hand-In Folder


When finished continue with All The Right Type from where you left off yesterday.


Wednesday - May 11
Warmup Sheet 12 - 7 minute timing

Lesson 47

1. 47A - Key each line twice, DS after each line
2. 47B - Take 2, 30 second timings on each sentence, try to go faster on the second timing. Calculate your GWAM.
3. 47C - Take 2, 3 minute timings, use the Center Allign tool.
4. 47D - Key each sentence, add capital letters where needed - (click here to review when to use CAPITALS)
5. 47F - Key as much as you can in 5 minutes, use center allign tool.

Place finished copy in "Lesson 47" Hand-In Folder


When finished continue with All The Right Type from where you left off yesterday.


Tuesday - May 10
Warmup Sheet 12 - 7 minute timing

Lesson 46

1. 46A - Key each line twice, DS after each line
2. 46B - Take 2, 3 minute timings, keep your eyes on your textbook, do not look at keyboard or screen
3. 46F - Type each list (Job 1-4) using the Center Allign tool

Place finished copy in "Lesson 46" Hand-In Folder


Long Block Assignment

Look at today's newspaper - Vancouver Sun

  • Choose 1 person of interest from the main page.
  • Use various internet resources (websites and search engines) to write a 1 page, minimum 350 word biography about them.
  • Why are they featured in the newspaper? What are they known for? Where are they from? When were they born?
Place in the "Newspaper Biography" hand-in folder


When finished continue with All The Right Type from where you left off yesterday.


Monday - May 9

Warmup Sheet 12 - 7 minute timing

Unit 4 - Horizontal and Vertical Centering - Lesson 45 (page 111)

1. 45A - Key each line twice, DS after each line
2. 45C - Take 2, 2 minute timings, keep your eyes on your textbook, do not look at keyboard or screen
3. 45D - Answer each question with a full sentence.
4. 45F - Type each list (Job 1-4) using the Center Allign tool.


Place finished copy in "Lesson 45" Hand-In Folder

When finished continue with All The Right Type from where you left off last time.




End of Week 11


Friday - May 6

Warmup Sheet 11

Finish all assigned work from the week. Ensure yesterday's "Create your own Assignment" activity is completed and placed in the hand-in folder.

Make sure you hand-in your weekly warmup record before you go.

If finished, please feel free to play some Typing Games

Thursday - May 5

Warmup Sheet 11

1. Finish any work left on your "Celebrity Ascii" picture from yesterday

2. Create your own Keyboarding assignment.
By this point, I bet you can think "If I could create any assignment for a keyboarding class, I would have my students do this..."

I would like you to come up with your own creative idea for an assignment.

The assignment must involve typing and must be measurable (i.e. you must have a certain speed or certain amount of words that can be counted)

Beyond that, the assignment could be whatever you want.

Please describe your "ideal assignment" in a minimum of 300 words. 
Describe what the student should do and what should be the final outcome of the assignment. What would a perfect finished copy look like.

Some potential ideas:
  • Help Wanted ad for a store
  • Speech for a politician
  • Newspaper article
  • Job Application
  • 'Car for Sale' ad on craigslist
  • Sales pitch for a new product
* Note: you are not writing the assignments above, you are describing what your assignment would be like if you were the keyboarding teacher.

Place in the "my perfect assignment" hand-in folder when complete.

Wednesday - May 4

Warmup Sheet 11

Today we will be making ASCII portraits of a celebrity. You must find a picture of a celebrity you like and attempt to make an ASCII portrait of them. 
 
View many examples of ASCII portraits here

You can take your two finished files, the .txt  and the .jpg picture of your celebrity and put them together in a .zip file.

How to make a ZIP file
  • Click your first file (celebrity.txt)
  • Hold down CTRL
  • Click your second file (celebrity.jpg)
  • Right Click once
  • Click "Send To"
  • Click "Compressed (zipped) folder)
Rename the ZIP file to "yourname-celebrityname.zip" but replace yourname with your actual name

Place in the hand-in folder "Celebrity Ascii"


Tuesday - May 3

Today you will be making 2 Ascii images of your own design. Because we have long block, the expectations will be high for amount of details and difficulty of design.


Look at at as many examples as you can here in this gallery, use these to help you generate ideas on what kind of design you should make.

Notice which letters and symbols appear darker and which ones appear lighter.

Here is a tutorial about how to Start Making an Ascii image
 

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Monday - May 2

Warmup Sheet 11

ASCII Art Images
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                                                    .~))))>>>
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         (( @@@(.@(@ .    _/`-`  ~|b |>))) //)>>)))))))>>)>
          )* @@@ )@*     (@) (@)  /\b|))) //))))))>>))))>>
        (( @. )@( @ .   _/       /  \b)) //))>>)))))>>>_._
         )@@ (@@*)@@.  (6,   6) / ^  \b)//))))))>>)))>>   ~~-.
      ( @jgs@@. @@@.*@_ ~^~^~, /\  ^  \b/)>>))))>>      _.     `,
       ((@@ @@@*.(@@ .   \^^^/' (  ^   \b)))>>        .'         `,
        ((@@).*@@ )@ )    `-'   ((   ^  ~)_          /             `,
          (@@. (@@ ).           (((   ^    `\        |               `.
            (*.@*              / ((((        \        \      .         `.
                              /   (((((  \    \    _.-~\     Y,         ;
                             /   / (((((( \    \.-~   _.`" _.-~`,       ;
                            /   /   `(((((()    )    (((((~      `,     ;
                          _/  _/      `"""/   /'                  ;     ;
                      _.-~_.-~           /  /'                _.-~   _.'
                    ((((~~              / /'              _.-~ __.--~
                                       ((((          __.-~ _.-~
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                                                   ~~~~~

Today we will practice making some ASCII art images.
These are created solely with using your keyboard and using a 
combination of various letters and symbols. You must be careful 
to use your spacing and tab keys.

ASCII is an acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange.  There are only 94 ASCII characters (95, if you include the space)-- these are the ones that are typically found on the standard American keyboard:

abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz 
ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ 
0123456789 
< > [ ] { } ( ) ~ ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ + | - = ; : " ' ` ? \ / . , 
(space)


Today's task will be to duplicate any 2 of the following images.
 
You should use the program "NOTEPAD" to do this. You will find this located under your Start Menu & "Accessories" folder.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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