ALEX Lesson Plans
Subject: Business, Management, and Administration (9 - 12), or Career Cluster Electives (9 - 12), or Information Literacy (K - 12)
Title: I Owe, I Owe, So Off to Work I Go!
Calculating College Cost Repayment, Budgeting, and Finding Loan Forgiveness Sources
Description: Students often attend college and are faced with the mounting debt incurred from student loans. This lesson plan will guide through calculating repayment for students loans, preparing a monthly budget, and researching options for possible loan forgiveness.
This lesson plan contains a financial aid component.
ALEX Learning Activities
Title: Find it Fast with Boolean Operators
Digital Tool: Makebeliefs online comic strip creator
Digital Tool Description: www.makebeliefscomix.com is a quick and easy-to-use comic strip creator. No login is required. Students may choose from a variety of characters and poses, backgrounds, and thought/word balloons to get across the message.
This exercise will be done prior to beginning a Standard-based lesson that requires Internet research.. Students will create a comic strip explaining how Boolean operators will increase search efficiency.
The teacher will provide four scenarios (project on screen, or write on board) where Boolean operators would enhance research results. Using a four-fram comic, students will use characters and word balloons to provide the best Boolean search input for the scenarios.