Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Meet "The Dream Team"

Welcome to this post on shameless self-promotion!

Do your students like sports? Have they ever dreamed of owning their own professional sports franchise? If so, then The Dream Team is for your students.

This hands-on simulation takes students in a Computer Applications course covering Microsoft Office or a class in Sports Marketing through the process of creating a professional team in the sport of their choice. The Dream Team simulation leads students through a variety of tasks using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, and Publisher to create a team, craft its image, market it, and even draft players.

This is the second student simulation that I have written and was published by B.E. Publishing earlier this year. It is the perfect end of the semester/year capstone project that will allow students to use their imagination, showcase the skills they have learned in your class, and most of all, have fun. My 9th grade Intro to Computers class uses The Dream Team at the end of the semester and my students have given it a big thumbs up!

For more information on this simulation and many others, follow the link above to the B.E. Publishing Web site and take a closer look.