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Economics Class Network and Blog
http://econchiang.blogspot.com

Blog Instructions:
Entries are awarded discussion points if posted with in that week's postings (by Saturday evening). Entries must include your first name and last name initial AND period, example: Bill L Period 3.
 
Note: Same school rules/consequences apply in virtual school environments (Ning) as they do in real environments.

Link to Class PowerPoints:
http://www.slideshare.net/govandlaw/presentations (Slides named: "ECON" To print without the black background in PowerPoint, in your print options, click under graycale, and to print as "Pure Black and White.")

Weekly Check-in (Due each week by Saturday evening, 10 Points)

Link to Project Turn-in Link or E-mail: chiangwork@gmail.com (double check which  method you were asked to use).
Finding Stock Info:
http://www.finance.yahoo.com
http://www.finance.google.com
http://www.reuters.com/finance
http://www.money.com
Stock Symbol: 1-4 Letter Company Stock ID
(Stock Lookup: http://finance.yahoo.com/lookup)
Stock Market Hours:
9:30am-4:00pm East (6:30am-1:00pm West)

Each Student Is Responsible for Making and Supplying Their Own Checks

Default Template: Single Full Sheet
Design Your Own: Make sure to have the following elements
1) Your Name, 2) Date Line, 3) Check No Line, 4) Pay To: Line, 5) Amount $ Box, 6) Dollar Line, 7) Bank Name, 8) Memo Line, 9) Signature Line 10) Not larger than 3x6 inches
Sample Check Style: http://www.styleschecks.com/Home.aspx (Don't Order)

Class Docs:

Homework:

Business Plan Files:
Instructions 
Spreadsheet

Useful Links:
Restaurant Resources:
Sample Cost (Utilities, Insurance):
http://www.woodgrillbuffet.com/franchise3.html
and http://www.mellowfranchise.com/get-the-details/financial-stuff
Food Pricing (must enter a NY address: 161 Ludlow St, New York NY 10002):
http://www.freshdirect.com/index.jsp and http://shop.safeway.com/
Equipment Pricing: http://www.acitydiscount.com/ and http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/
Store Space Renting (if priced by square feet, multiply price by the square feet desired):
http://www.rofo.com/Cupertino-CA-Commercial-Real-Estate
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/off/sby?query=&catAbbreviation=off&neighborhood=32
General Resources:
1) http://www.govandlaw.org/mvhs/ (price estimates and finance worksheets)
2) http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/index.html
3) http://www.bplans.com/sample_business_plans.cfm
4) http://www.businessplans.org/glossary.html
5) http://www.killerstartups.com
6) http://ycombinator.com/ideas.html
7) http://www.entrepreneur.com
8) http://www.inc.com


Monday, 4/04
1) Bring checks to class, earlier on this page above
2) By Monday, compete your week's 4 news clips. -10 Points 
Web
Link: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/
iTunes Link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=201853034 (or enter search text: "APM: Marketplace")
To download iTunes (you don't need an iPod for iTunes to play on your computer)
Radio Schedule: 4pm, 88.5FM
Copy of Handout 


Past Homework:
Tuesday, Evening, 3/30

1) Work on your Business Plan Project 2  DUE Thursday 4/08
a) Business Plan Handout (upload and share on Google Docs)
b) Finance Worksheets TIP: Only fill out green parts. (upload and share on Google Docs)
c) Presentation Slides Place Holder (upload and share on Google Docs)

Links:
1) http://www.sba.gov/smallbusinessplanner/index.html
2) http://www.bplans.com/sample_business_plans.cfm
3) http://www.businessplans.org/glossary.html
4) http://www.killerstartups.com
5) http://ycombinator.com/ideas.html
6) http://www.entrepreneur.com
7) http://www.inc.com

1)
Sample Cost (Utilities, Insurance):
http://www.woodgrillbuffet.com/franchise3.html
http://www.mellowfranchise.com/get-the-details/financial-stuff
Food Pricing (must enter a NY address:
161 Ludlow St, New York NY 10002):
http://www.freshdirect.com/index.jsp
http://shop.safeway.com/
Equipment Pricing:
http://www.acitydiscount.com/
http://www.foodservicewarehouse.com/
Store Space Renting (if priced by square feet, mutiply price by the square feet desired):
http://www.rofo.com/Cupertino-CA-Commercial-Real-Estate
http://sfbay.craigslist.org/search/off/sby?query=&catAbbreviation=off&neighborhood=32
Ad Cost:
http://governmentandlaw.tripod.com/mvhsdocs/Average_Ad_Costs.pdf
Free Design Software:
http://sketchup.google.com/
2) Take the Emo IQ Quiz: http://www.ihhp.com/quiz.php
3)
By Monday, compete your week's 4 news clips. -10 Points 
Web
Link: http://marketplace.publicradio.org/
iTunes Link: http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=201853034 (or enter search text: "APM: Marketplace")
To download iTunes (you don't need an iPod for iTunes to play on your computer)
Radio Schedule: 4pm, 88.5FM
 
1) You and your parent sign the syllabus and fill out first day form
2) Bring empty notebook (8x11 size, 90 pages+) + folder.
3)
 One recent photograph, can be a print/copy. Must be appropriate (won’t be getting back).
4) Create a Google Account (Gmail or linking non-Gmail w. Google).
5) Join class Ning and upload a photo to your profile.


Block, Evening, 1/05-06
1)
Design Checks (tips near top of this page)
2) Bring item(s) for Friday Marketplace.






Test Study Guides:
Test 3
Test 2
Quizlet Video Tutorial

Old Study Guides:
None

Class Constitutions and Laws
Period 2 Constitution and Laws (State):
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dggh2pjm_18g3qvrqc6
Period 4 Constitution and Laws (State): http://docs.google.com/View?id=dggh2pjm_19cdhnz4tt
Period 5 Constitution and Laws (State): http://docs.google.com/View?id=dggh2pjm_20gdtcq9cz
Chiang Constitution and Laws (Federal):  
http://docs.google.com/View?id=dggh2pjm_17fnxw7hhp
US Constitution and Laws:
http://topics.law.cornell.edu/constitution

Workbook Format:

mv_notebook.jpg

Click below to play news video (these clips can not be used for your homework, they are not from Marketplace):




























Class Schedule
Late Work Policy
Easy Bib (Most useful when you register for an account, only MLA is free)
Online Citation Machine (Developed by David Warlick/Landmark Project)
Web Site EvaluationMLA Guide, MLA Essay TemplateAPA Guide, APA Essay TemplateChicago Guide
Guide to What is Cheating/Plagiarism (Published by Lakeview High School)

Class Tools (all are FREE):
Free Antivirus Softare: Avira
Find and play podcast: iTunes
View PDFs: Acrobat Reader (PDF Reader with Annotation Tools: Foxit)
View PPTs (incld 07): PPT Reader 
View DOCs (incld 07): Word Reader 
Create Docs and Presentations (PowerPoints) online: Google Docs
Create Docs and Presentations(PowerPoints) offline: Open Office
Create Voice Led Presentation: Voicethread 
Create Multimedia Presentation: Prezi
Create Websites: Sites
Create Blogs: Blogger
Edit Images online: Pixlr
Edit Images offline: GIMP 
Create Scrapbooks: Scrapblog
Create Comicbooks: Comiqs
Create 3D Models: SketchUp
Stop Motion: Stop Motion Animator DV
(Freeware Serial Number: ADV00843072-243)
Edit Audio: Audacity 
Speech Tools: Xnote Stopwatch and Cue Teleprompter
Convert (+Quick Edits) Video: WM Converter
Edit Video offline: Youtube Video Editor 
Edit Video offline: VLMC

Questions? E-Mail: christopher_chiang@fuhsd dot org