You'll be going to the computer lab on Thursday and Friday this week. Please do the following.
1. Have one member of your group create a Google Doc entitled "Group Business Plan Discussion."
2. Share it with your teammates AND Mr. Alpert (Look up "Mike Alpert" after you click the "Share" button).
3. Review the roles below and have an online discussion about who would best be suited for each role. By the end of Thursday's class, you must make a final decision about who will fill each role. Please make the role assignments clear in the Google Doc. If you have fewer than five people in your group, delete one roll. The "Manager" roll cannot be deleted.
Researcher: Enjoys finding data and facts, has access to the internet, considers themselves to be “tech savvy.” Will probably work closely with the Writer.
Writer/Presenter: Enjoys compiling data and facts, considers themselves to be a strong writer. Enjoys creating documents and presentations. Will probably work closely with the Researcher and Marketer.
Marketer: Enjoys art and creating compelling visuals. Also may enjoy creating logos, packaging, posters, commercials and/or graphs and charts. Will probably work closely with researcher and writer.
Accountant/Number-Cruncher: Loves math! Feels comfortable figuring out ratios and using basic Algebra. Has experience creating charts and graphs and can explain numbers to those that may be less excited about math. Will probably work closely with researcher.
Manager: Can work well with all sorts of people, even group members that can be “difficult” at times. This individual understands that managing and leading is NOT telling people what to do, but figuring out how they can help others accomplish their goals. This person stays calm under pressure and is very organized. Will work closely with everyone.
4. After you've elected all members of your group, everyone in the group should read this article carefully.
5. Each person should write three interesting things they learned from the article in the group Google Doc. Feel free to comment on your teammates insights.
6. Finally, create a new Google Doc entitled "Group Idea Proposal." Share it with all of your teammates AND Mr. Alpert.
7. As a group, develop three "problems" and three "solutions" that could be turned into a product or service business plan. Each problem description should be at least 3-4 sentences and each solution should be about the same length. Edit them as a group and create a finished product by the end of class on Friday.
1. benevolent – friendly and helpful
Mr. Alpert is a benevolent dictator.
2. diligent – careful and hardworking
Julie is the most diligent and humble person in the world.
3. haughty – arrogant, stuck-up
George is always haughty and brags to everyone around him about how great he is.
4. inevitable – certain, unavoidable
“Death is inevitable,” the philosopher stated.
5. mundane – ordinary, boring
Mr. Alpert’s class is never mundane.
6. prudent – careful, cautious, wise
My parents told me to make a prudent decision.
7. spurious – lacking authenticity, fake
On Halloween, Mr. Alpert wore spurious hair.
8. superficial – shallow, lacking depth
Mr. Alpert was superficial; he spent hours each morning looking at his luxurious hair in the mirror.
Where in the world? #1-10: On your own piece of paper, write down the name of the country and/or city of the first ten locations.
Find latitude and longitude #11-20: Find the lat and long of the following:
11. Newberg, Oregon
12. Salem, Oregon
13. Dallas, Texas
14. One city in India
15. One city, country in South America
16. Any location in Antarctica
17. Quito, Ecuador (hint: it's in South America)
18. Any city, country in Africa
19. Any location of your choice
20. Any location of your choice
You'll regularly visit my blog to check for classroom updates and find useful resources. Also, you'll often see assignments posted that need to be completed in Google Docs. Do the following:
1. Login to your Google Docs using this link.
2. When you get to your Google Docs page, select "New."
3. For this assignment, select "Google Docs."
4. Click on the "Untitled Document" link in the upper left hand corner.
5. Rename it as the following: "AMCore.AssignmentName_LastName." The name of this assignment is "Doc Setup." So, if I were to create my own document, it would read: "AMCore.DocSetup_Alpert."
6. Put your full heading in the upper left hand corner of the document.
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7. Share the document with me by clicking on the "Share" button in the upper right hand corner.
8. Type "Alpert" into the "People" box and select "Mike Alpert" when my name appears.
9. Click "Share."
10. Type the coolest sentence you've ever written. It better blow my mind.
11. Logout of your computer.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.