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Skateboards, Inc.

An Integrated Microsoft Office Simulation

Students take on the role of a MS Office Specialist for the new indoor skate park ready to open its doors for business!

Description

Skateboards, Inc. is a simulation in which students assume the role of a Microsoft Office Specialist to complete a series of projects that will allow Skateboards, Inc. (a new indoor skateboard park) to open its doors for business.

 

It includes real-world tasks that bring learning and applying computer application skills to life for the student. Students are provided with information and instructions to produce a variety of documents for all parts of the indoor skateboard park including the skateboard floor, ramps and rails, a disc-jockey music booth, large screen TVs, a food court (The Skateboard Shack), lounge area, and video arcade.

Features
  • Designed to be used with any version of Microsoft Office
  • Students can complete all or partial lessons that meet your course objectives
  • Designed using an individualized, self-paced format that allows students to work at their own pace with instructor guidance
  • Students do not need to write in workbooks to complete the simulation
  • Approximate Completion Time 24 - 30 hours 
Table of Contents

Curriculum Guide 


SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION

1.1 Welcome to Skateboards, Inc. Microsoft Office Simulation

1.2 Who Should Use This Book?

1.3 What You Will Need to Complete This Simulation

1.4 Prerequisite Skills

1.5 Your Role as the Microsoft Office Specialist

1.6 The Skills You Will Be Using in This Simulation

1.7 Table of Projects, New Skills Reinforced, and Approximate Completion Times

1.8 A Note to the Instructor

 

SECTION 2: GETTING TO KNOW SKATEBOARDS, INC.

2.1 The Importance of Getting to Know Skateboards, Inc.

2.2 Meet Randy Boardman, President and Founder of Skateboards, Inc.

SECTION 3: UNDERSTANDING THE FORMAT OF THIS BOOK

3.1 Understanding the Format of This Book

3.2 The Individual Parts of Each Project Explained

 

SECTION 4: USING THE SKATEBOARDS, INC. RESOURCE CD AND ORGANIZING YOUR PROJECT FILES

4.1 Using the Skateboards, Inc. Resource CD

4.2 Installing the Skateboards, Inc. Resource CD

4.3 Organizing and Saving Your Project Files

4.4 Results After Installing the Skateboards, Inc. Resource CD

4.5 Using the Skateboards, Inc. Logo and 3-D Sky View Images

PART 1: WORD 

Project W-1: Write a Press Release
Project W-2: Create and Design Letterhead
Project W-3: Create and Design an Envelope
Project W-4: Create Price Sticker Labels
Project W-5: Create a Business Memo
Project W-6: Create a Skateboards Bullet List 
Project W-7: Create a Skateboard Terms and Definitions Two-Column List
Project W-8: Create and Design an Hours of Operation Sign
Project W-9: Create and Design a Waiver and Release of Liability Form
Project W-10: Create an Employee Welcome Letter Mail Merge
Project W-11: Create a Vendor Letter Mail Merge

 

PART 2: EXCEL

Project E-1: Create a Vendor Contact List
Project E-2: Create a Lessons Price Lis
Project E-3: Create a Music List
Project E-4: Create an Employee Average Age Spreadsheet
Project E-5: Create a Projected Revenue Spreadsheet
Project E-6: Create a Pro Shop Equipment Inventory Report

PART 3: ACCESS 

Project A-1: Create an Employee Database
Project A-2: Create a Member Database
Project A-3: Create an Advertiser Database

PART 4: PUBLISHER

Project P-1: Create and Design a Business Card
Project P-2: Create and Design an Employee Name Badge
Project P-3: Create and Design a Bumper Sticker
Project P-4: Create and Design a Grand Opening Advertisement
Project P-5: Create and Design a Coupon Flyer
Project P-6: Create and Design a Booklet-Style Food Menu
Project P-7: Create and Design a Three-Panel Brochure (Extra Credit)
Project P-8: Create and Design a Boarder Birthday Pass (Extra Credit)

PART 5: POWERPOINT 

Project PPT-1: Create a Grand Opening Slide Show Presentation
Project PPT-2: Create a Banner Advertising Campaign Presentation (Extra Credit)

Skills Covered
  • Creativity and design skills to produce business documents
  • Applying technical writing skills in developing business documents
  • Accounting skills to develop projected revenue and inventory spreadsheets
  • Presentation skills to design slide shows
  • Decision-making skills
  • Organizing computer files Integrate
  • Microsoft Office software to complete a comprehensive real-world business simulation
Online Instructor and Student Resources

The Online Instructor and Student Resources for Skateboards, Inc. are housed on MyCompanionSite.com.

 

Online Instructor and Student Resources Include:

  • Curriculum Guide
  • Student Progress Checklist
  • Project Answer Keys
  • Grading and Assessment Forms and Rubrics
  • Reproducible Document Planning Form for Students
  • Hi-resolution Skateboards, Inc. Logos 
  • 3-D Sky-view Images of Skateboards, Inc.
eText License Information
  • School License: License includes unlimited lifetime access to the eText and resources for up to 250 students annually. Call or email for larger school license pricing.
  • District License: License includes unlimited lifetime access to the eText and resources for up to 1,000 students annually. Call or email for larger district license pricing.
  • Instructor Resources: Included free for unlimited number of instructors; lifetime access.
  • Format/Delivery: eText is in PDF format. eText and student/instructor resources can be uploaded to any LMS or accessed through MyCompanionSite.com.
Specifications

Skateboards, Inc. Student Textbook (Print)
ISBN: 978-0-977461-14-1
© 2007
Time: 24-28 Hour(s)
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 144
Print Color: Full Color
Binding: Spiral Bound

Skateboards, Inc. Instructor Resources (School License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-0-9774611-5-8
© 2007

Skateboards, Inc. Instructor Resources (District License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-626890-36-7
© 2007

Skateboards, Inc. Textbook (Digital eBook - Single License) (Digital)
ISBN: 978-1-626892-90-3
© 2007
Size: 8.5" x 11"
Page Count: 144
Print Color: Full Color

Print Options

Item # Item Name ISBN Qty. Unit Price Total
TB-SKTBRDS-WB Skateboards, Inc. Student Textbook 9780977461141 $32.95
TB-SKTBRDS-CD-SL Skateboards, Inc. Instructor Resources (School License) 9780977461158 $79.95
TB-SKTBRDS-CD-DL Skateboards, Inc. Instructor Resources (District License) 9781626890367 $399.95
TB-SKTBRDS-EB Skateboards, Inc. Textbook (Digital eBook - Single License) 9781626892903 $29.95
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