From using my Blueprint, I was able to edit my resume easily and learn a lot about different careers. The layout of myBlueprint was helpful to me because it shows you everything you need for your resume and it makes a layout for you. I also liked how myBlueprint shows what is required for all kinds of careers and jobs. I used a word template to start my first resume, But I am going to continue to work on my resume using myBlueprint.
This month was a fairly slow month for me. I spent a majority of my time editing the O'Neill Promo video with Neil. We spent a lot of time on our video because it was our first time using Final Cut Pro and we were new to the Mac Lab. I think our video turned out very well and using Final Cut Pro was a challenging learning experience for me.
This week we had the pleasure to listen to Mr. Vargo teach us the basics of accounting. The timing of this presentation couldn't have been better. We are getting near the end of our entrepreneurship activities, but we have only been hearing one aspect of owning a business. After listening to Mr. Vargo talk to us about all the documents that need to be recorded just for money in a business was surprising. Unlike anyone we have talked to so far in this unit, Mr. Vargo really showed how important the management of money is in a business and I think that was my biggest take-away from his presentation to our class.
This week we listened to Tareq Hadhad. He answered all of our Flipgrid questions and gave us some insight into what it's like to run a chocolate business in Canada. I thought that it was quite interesting to hear Tareq's perspective on entrepreneurship. I also enjoyed hearing Tareq talk about Canada and how it was like for him as an immigrant, as well as the skills and life lessons he has gained. What I admire most about the Entrepreneurship Learning Series is that we've got to hear from many entrepreneurs who all have unique perspectives on how they promote their business and the struggles they faced to get to where they are.
This week, we worked on previous projects like our yearbook project our E-Portfolio's. I worked on a Photostory presentation for 1997 for the yearbook project. As we get closer to the O'Neill 50th Anniversary, our yearbooks are becoming top priority. We also recorded our Flipgrid questions for Peace By Chocolate this week.
After listening to Dan Boria today, I learned about how he uses social media as an entrepreneur and how he uses marketing in his business. He also talked about his promotions and his family life. One thing that really stood out to me was when Dan talked about how he felt before he performed his stunt in Calgary. He gave us informative responses that were to the point and understandable. I enjoyed how we viewed the Flipgrid responses this week. Watching them through the week felt a lot more relaxed then what we have previously been doing.
Bouncing from project to project, we did a lot this week. From the Google Doodle Project, to the yearbooks, and the NHL drafts. I appreciated having class time to work on these projects this week and I found it very productive. I can't wait to see what our classmates will create for the Google Doodle but as well as the Minecraft 150 challenge. It would be amazing if one of our classmates won one of these contests and the thought of winning is what is motivating me the most.
Its the week before Easter break, and though it is only a three day week, the amount of work we are doing doesn't change. After wrapping up our first ELS assignment, we are quickly getting started with our next one. We are using Flipgrid this week to talk to Dan Boria and to learn a bit about his career as an entrepreneur. When I read about Dan Boria's crazy stunt with the balloons and the lawn chair, I was completely blown away. I wonder if he did his stunt to gain publicity to his brand or if it was just something he has wanted to try. I hope he talks to us about his experience as the "balloon guy" because I am very curious about it. The unique entrepreneurs we have met have made Business Tech 09 a class full of new learning experiences and challenges. I enjoyed this type of learning this week and that made it all worth it.
Our first Flipgrid project has come to an end. We have watched all the responses from Kelly and CJ. When I watched them I felt so jealous. Seeing the blue waters and the sand on the beach looked truly great when you are surrounded by snow in freezing cold temperatures. Besides seeing the beautiful weather, I also enjoyed listening to what our entrepreneurs had to say about running a business and life in Mexico. Hearing how the Mexican peso affects entrepreneurs was especially intriguing. I thought it was interesting how CJ used the low Mexican peso to his advantage. Hearing him talk about this made me think of how a business has to adapt to situations in the economy. Being able to have our questions answered by a real entrepreneur in mexico was definitely better then any worksheet or textbook assignment. I can't thank you guys enough for the time you spent to talk with us. I appreciate the passion you have for your business and I think it was very informative and inspiring. I hope you can inspire more students to follow their dreams and persue their passions.
We got into another project this week. It started with Mrs. Pirot telling us the guidelines for our prayer brochure then she showed us her pinterest with prayers for all kinds of needs. I enjoyed working on my prayer brochure and once I got started on it, I did not have any problems. I had one problem, and that was editing it after i converted it into a pdf file. I could not find the original copy and I couldn't edit the pdf. Besides that, I felt like I did a good job and I enjoyed working on this project. We spent the rest of the week working on our resumes, our brochures, and on Maker Monday projects.