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Technology Final Project

posted Jun 5, 2011, 6:31 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Jun 5, 2011, 6:37 PM ]

Technology Final Project
This project is due by June 16th
  • Directions:
    1. Download the attached files
    2. You will see four problems. Read each problem carefully
    3. Create an excel work book
    4. Create a work sheet for each problem
    5. Email your submit your project once done

2012 Calendar in Excel

posted May 30, 2011, 6:42 PM by Abdulkader Alriyashi

 In this project, you are going to create a calendar for the year of 2012. Follow the instructions bellow 
This project is due by Friday June 3rd
  •  Before you start, take a look at the attached PDF file.
  • Your calendar has to be similar to the one on the PDF file
  • Tips
    • Insert a picture for each month. You don't have to find the same pictures
    • Double click on the picture and choose picture styles to add effects to the picture.
    • Use borders to show the months. Hide the borders from anything else
    • Use Fill color to highlight the days and weeks 

Word Search in Excel

posted May 26, 2011, 6:50 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi

  • Use Microsoft Excel to create a word search game
    • Take a look at the attached PDF file before you start
    • Use words different than the ones on the PDF file
    • Have fun!

Personal Budget

posted May 5, 2011, 7:36 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated May 17, 2011, 7:39 AM ]

 This assignment is due by Friday  (May 20th 2011)
Submit to: alriyashia@student.gee-edu.com
Overdue assignments will be penalized 10 points for each day 
  • Use Microsoft excel to create a personal monthly budget.
  • Check the attachments for the worksheet.

Data & Charts

posted Apr 5, 2011, 5:58 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Apr 5, 2011, 7:31 AM ]

  • Column chart
  • Pie chart
  • X Y chart
 This Assignment is due by Friday, 4-8-2011
  • All the following charts have to be in one document only
1. Create a column chart and a pie chart for the following data ( Students count)
 GradeStudents Count 
 6th 70 
 7th 50 
 8th 26 

2.Create a column chart for the following data (Students spending)

 StudentBooks Food Games Others
 Student A100 20 70 30
 Student B5070  10
 Student C10 100 100 1
 Student D120
 40 20 30

3.Create a bar chart for the following data ( video game sales over 5 years)
 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Nintendo Wii 500 1500 6000 4000 10000
 Playstation 30 200 6000 8000 50000
 Xbox21 500 750 900 1200
 Nintendo DSI0 0 214 500 2100

4.Create a X Y chart for each of the following equations:
  1. Y=X+1
  2. Y=X
Where X = 1, 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10

Educational Development Plan (EDP)

posted Mar 24, 2011, 5:50 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Apr 7, 2011, 5:26 AM ]

  1. Assessment Results
    1. Career Matchmaker
      1. Save to my EDP
    2. My skills
      1. Save to my EDP
    3. Learning Styles
      1. Save to my EDP
  2. Careers that Interest Me
    1. Save to my EDP ( you could choose more than one)
    2. Add comments (Why did you choose that career)
  3. Schools that interest me
    1. Save to my EDP (you could choose more than one)
    2. Add comments (Why did you choose that school)
  4. Education Plan
    1. Use the information from (Careers that interest me) that you saved earlier
    2. Add subjects for grades from 9th - 12th
  5. Career Preparation
    1. Career Pathways
    2. Career Planning Activities 
    3. Post-Secondary Plan
    4. Career and Life Goals
  6. Activities & Abilities
    1. Extracurricular Activities
    2. Hobbies & Interests
    3. Skills & abilities
    4. Awards & Certificates
  7. Work experiences
  8. Volunteer Experiences

  • Resume Builder
    1. Personal Profile
    2. Career Objective
    3. Education
    4. Work Experiences
    5. Volunteer Experiences
    6. Awards & Certificates
    7. Extracurricular Activities
    8. Hobbies & Interests
    9. Skills and Abilities
    10. References
    11. Additional Information

How to create a newsletter in Microsoft Word

posted Mar 8, 2011, 6:52 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Mar 15, 2011, 7:40 AM ]

Newsletter topic ideas
  1. Technology in our life
  2. Technology tips and tricks
  3. Smart phones
  4. Reading Month
  5. Fun in our school
  6. Fun with math
  7. Amazing science facts
  8. Everything about tsunamis
  9. Sports
  10. Know what you are eating
  11. Stop Bullying
Let me know if you have any any other ideas

The following steps show you how to make a four pages, folded newsletter
.  An example is provided for you please check the attached PDF file.
  1. Create a blank document in Microsoft Word
  2. Add a blank page to your document
    • You could add a page by pressing Ctrl+Enter on the keyboard or
    • From Insert tab -> blank page
  3. Change the margins to narrow
    • From the Page Layout tab -> Margins ->Narrow
    • By changing the margins all changes will be applied on all pages.
  4. Change Orientation of the page to Landscape 
    • From the Page Layout tab -> Orientation -> Landscape
  5. Insert a vertical line this line will divide the page in half. Each have will be a page ( we will delete this line once we are done)
    • To insert a line go to Insert tab ->Shapes -> line
    • Press and hold the Shift key as you drag the line to make it 100% straight. Don't let go the shift key unless your done with the line.
    • Use the vertical ruler on the top as a guide to make sure the line is drawn in the middle of the page.
  6. Up to this point should have something similar to this 

  7. Change the zoom level on the bottom in order to see the same layout
  8. Start adding your contents to each page
    • Your contents must be in text boxes
    • From Inset tab -> Shapes -> under  Basic shapes  find text box
  9. Each column will be in a text box
  10. Once you finished editing your column, you need to hide the text box border ( shape outline)
    • Double click on the text box border -> Format tab ->Shape Outline -> No outline
  11. Change the text alignments to justify ( that will align text to both left and right margins and create a clean look along the left and the right sides)
    • From the Home tab -> In the paragraph sections click on justify 
  12. Repeat steps 8 through 12 until you are done with your project
  13. Printing your news letter
    • Once You are done with the news letter, you need to print it on one paper ( both sides) - Two papers are not accepted!
    • This is how you do that,
      1. Click on the Office button ( upper left corner of Word)
      2. Click on Print
      3. Set the printer name to Computer Lab
      4. Set Pages to 1 ( we are going to print the first page only)
      5. Click on OK
      6. Go to the printer, take the paper you just printed out and feed it back to the printer try ( face up, left oriented)
      7. Go back to your computer and click on Print again. This time you are printing the second page
      8. Set the pages to 2
      9. Click OK to print
  14. Eighth grade, you are required to convert the newsletter to a PDF format.

File Formats

posted Mar 1, 2011, 5:14 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Mar 1, 2011, 7:43 AM ]

Assignment: Due on Friday March 4th 2011 + Your website's address 
Download and read the attached file ( at the bottom of this page )

Website Project

posted Feb 15, 2011, 5:41 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi   [ updated Mar 7, 2011, 8:24 AM ]


  • Your project is to create a website following these guidelines:
    1. Create a new website and name it (Technology Project)
    2. Choose a theme that makes the sidebar's border visible 
    3. Add a sidebar item and name it "My school". Create the following webpages of type (announcements) and add them to "My school" Side bar
      1. Math
      2. English
        1. Reading
        2. Writing
      3. Science
      4. Social Studies
      5. Arabic
      6. Art
      7. Gym
      8. Technology
      9. Announcements
    4. Add another sidebar item and name it "Important links". Add the following links to it:
      1. Bridge Academy
      2. Nextk12
      3. Study Island
      4. Student Email
      5. Wikipedia
    5. Add another sidebar item and name it "My projects". Create the following webpages of type ( File Cabinets)
      1. Word files
      2. Excel files
      3. Audio files
      4. Video files
    6. Customize the website by changing colors and fonts 
    7. Add another side bar item and name it " Who am I". Create the following webpages:
      1. About me , of kind (web page) and add the following
        1. Introduce yourself
        2. Insert a picture
      2. My hobbies 
        1. Insert links about your favorite sports or hobbies 
    8. Add posts for each subject listed in #3
      1. Use references to other websites
      2. Add illustrations and images for that topic ( ex periodic table in science )
    9. In the front page "Home" Add the following 
      1. Text box item 
        1. has a logo for www.typeracer.com
        2. Another text box has a logo for any other useful website
        3. Text boxes have to be next to each other
      2. Recent posts item
        1. Has to be beneath the text boxes
        2. Linked to the announcements page

Creating a personal website

posted Feb 8, 2011, 6:47 AM by Abdulkader Alriyashi

  • Login to your school email
  • Click On sites

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