Archive for September, 2009

More Excel

September 30, 2009

The next step is to create three similar spreadsheets.

Using the receipts in the folder from yesterday ( S:\shared\students\Bjerke\CApps\Receipts Project ), you need to create spreadsheets for the remaining weeks in January.

This is just like something you would do as the manager of a small store. You are looking at the total sales for each cashier and shift. Pay attention to the cashier names and shifts they work. Be sure to group each week together on a separate spreadsheet. Use “Auto-SUM” to get daily and weekly totals.

This step is due by the end of class Friday. Next week we will use this info to make charts and graphs of the sales.


Receipts Project in Excel

September 29, 2009

We are going to start using Microsoft Excel.

The example of your first project is on the “S” drive. You can copy and paste this text into the address bar of a new tab

S:\shared\students\Bjerke\CApps\Receipts Project

Then open the file titled “Excel Project Book Example.”

You need to make a page in Excel that looks exactly like the example.

Get started and do your best, then we’ll go over your work as a class.

This page is due by the end of class today.

What’s Gonna Happen?

September 28, 2009

Browse through the blog Engadget and find what you think is the most interesting piece of technology. Read the article, then summarize it and tell what you think the next step is in your blog.

For example, if you are reading about a cell phone that has a projector built in, what will the next step be? Maybe a phone with GPS built in to navigate built in? No wait, we have that. What do you think is next?


September 25, 2009

Find three more interesting blogs and add them to your google reader.

One good way is to find links from the blogs you already have by reading the article.

Due by the end of class today.

B Logs

B Logs

Grade Check Today

September 24, 2009

Have all of these assignments open on your computer when I come around.

  1. Paste Special MLA Paper
  2. three bridges (have one open)
  3. nametag (should  be above the computer you are sitting at!)
  4. Blog Entry: MLA Format *
  5. Blog Entry: Microsoft Word *
  6. Blog Entry: Pirates of Silicon Valley Quiz *
  7. Blog Entry: 10 important things about email *
  8. Blog Entry: Tree *
  9. Google Reader (have it open in a tab)*

Be sure you are using tabs in your browser.

You will receive a passing quiz grade if you have, in one single browser window:

  1. Your blog open in one browser tab
  2. Google reader open in one browser tab
  3. Your email open in one browser tab
  4. My blog open in one browser tab

Reading in Reader

September 23, 2009

Go to and either log in (if you have a google ID) or create a google ID.

In separate tabs, go to these websites:

and find the RSS feed, then subscribe in your Google Reader.

This is due by the end of class today and will be checked for grade check tomorrow.

Insert a Picture into Your WordPress Blog

September 22, 2009

To insert a picture into your blog, you need to first have a picture. Do a Google search for a tree (for this assignment, you get a passing grade if you describe how you inserted the picture and it is a tree).

Once you find the picture, right click on it and save it to your H drive.

The create a new blog post, and user the icon next to the words “Upload/Insert” between the title of your blog post and the text area where you type. Click on the square right next to the words “Upload/Insert.” This will give you a dialog box that pops up.

First click on the button that says “Select Files.” Find the file that you saved on your H drive, click it then click on the Open button on the lower right. Then wait patiently while it loads the picture (it says “crunching”).

Now you have more choices (but don’t forget the most important step in bold below). Type a caption which will show up below the picture in your blog post in the “Caption” field.

Choose the alignment (whether you want the picture to be in the left corner, the middle or right corner of your blog post). the picture will be placed after whatever text you have already typed into your blog post.


This is a picture of some trees.

Next select the size of the picture. Usually the size selected is what will look best. Then, click the “Insert into Post” button. If you don’t click that button, you will have to start over again.

Due by the end of class today. This will be on your grade check – item #8.

Grade Check Thursday

September 21, 2009

The first six weeks ends next week.

On Thursday of this week (9/24) we will check your assignments for this six weeks.

I will check off your assignments in my gradebook. You will need to have all assignments done and open on your computer when I come to check. The assignments you need to have done are below, but do not include the assignment for tomorrow and Wednesday. There are seven things, plus tomorrow and Wednesday.

  1. Paste Special MLA Paper
  2. three bridges
  3. nametag
  4. Blog Entry: MLA Format
  5. Blog Entry: Microsoft Word
  6. Pirates of Silicon Valley Quiz
  7. Blog Entry: 10 important things about email

Paste Special

September 21, 2009

With Microsoft Word, use the five paragraphs below to create an MLA standard paper.

You will need to use “Paste Special” to paste the text. Be sure that your paper meets all of the requirements of an MLA format paper which includes 1 inch margins, page numbers with your last name in the upper right corner, an ID block with your name, teacher’s name, date and class period, a centered title, double spaced and in a standard font; you don’t need a bibliography.

Due at the end of class today.

The five paragraphs begin here:

Kosovo (Albanian: Kosova, Kosovë; Serbian: Косово or Косово и Метохија, Kosovo or Kosovo i Metohija[6]) is a disputed territory in the Balkans. Its majority is governed by the partially-recognised Republic of Kosovo (Albanian: Republika e Kosovës; Serbian: Република Косово, Republika Kosovo), a self-declared independent state which has de facto control over the territory; the exceptions are some Serb enclaves. Serbia does not recognise the secession of Kosovo and considers it a United Nations-governed entity within its sovereign territory, the Autonomous Province of Kosovo and Metohija (Serbian: Аутономна Покрајина Косово и Метохија, Autonomna Pokrajina Kosovo i Metohija), according to the Constitution of Serbia (2006).[7]

Kosovo is a landlocked territory. Apart from being disputed by Serbia with which if forms a continuous land north and eastward, the remainder is bordered by the Republic of Macedonia to the south, Albania to the west and Montenegro to the northwest (all of which recognise Kosovo as independent). The largest city and the capital of Kosovo is Pristina (alternatively spelled Prishtina or Priština), while other cities include Peć (Peja), Prizren, Đakovica (Gjakova), and Kosovska Mitrovica (Mitrovica).

In antiquity, Kosovo formed the central part of the Kingdom of Dardania,[8] Kosovo was then a part of the Roman, Byzantine, Bulgarian and Serbian empires. Following the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, it became part of the Ottoman Empire; this brought the region into close contact with the Middle East and subsequently introduced Islam to the population. During the late 19th century, Kosovo was the centre of the Albanian national awakening. In 1912, the Ottoman province was divided between Montenegro and Serbia, both of which became part of Yugoslavia in 1918. During World War II, the majority of Kosovo was part of the Italian occupation of Albania before becoming an autonomous province under the SFR Yugoslavia.

After the Kosovo War and the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia,[9] the territory came under the interim administration of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK), most of whose roles were assumed by the European Union Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo (EULEX) in December 2008.[10] In February 2008, the Assembly of Kosovo declared Kosovo’s independence as the Republic of Kosovo. Its independence is recognised by 62 UN member states and the Republic of China (Taiwan). On 8 October 2008, upon request of Serbia, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution asking the International Court of Justice for an advisory opinion on the issue of Kosovo’s declaration of independence.[11]

Hint: to get your page numbers formatted properly, after you paste in the text, use the Insert (menu)->Page Numbers command. Be sure that your page number is on the top right. Then deselect (uncheck) the “Show Number on First Page” box. Next double-click on the grey page number, and add your last name before the page number.


September 18, 2009

Use West Point Bridge Designer to create three different bridges. Save these bridges to your H drive. At the end of class show me your best bridge.