Log of what of William Stephen has learned at Techie Youth

Thu. Aug. 11, 2022

What I learned Thursday August 11, 2022

I reviewed the section under Social Media Skills. I watched a video on setting up a Facebook business page. It was a detailed tutorial. It is important after setting up profile page, bio and cover page. It is important to set up a "Call to Action". button in order to make your page successful and asking visitors to do something when visiting the page. Create a user name so people can find the page. Sometimes FB won't allow you to set up a user name until you have a certain amount of likes. Link FB business page to other platforms for example Instagram, Twitter.

Then I watched videos on how to set up and grow a YouTube Channel. I learned that it is important to start uploading your YouTube videos and don't wait until ones has it all together. The early videos won't be that great anyway but it is a start. Decide what you are interested in and focus on a particular audience ; for example, healthy food choices and exercise. Share your post and tell everyone about the channel and invite them to visit. YouTube can be a real career or job. It does take time to grow the channel.

I watched tutorials on Instagram and how to set up a page that will be profitable and how to get it going. It is important that a virtual assistant learns about these different social media platforms, because they may have to manage these different pages for the person that they are working for.

I reviewed the section about Canva which is a website used to create and design premium content for Instagram, and other media platforms. I watched a video that went into more detailed.

Under Literacy I learned about using British English and American and the different means for some words. For example in America we will say Apartment and it Britain they will say flat. There was a skill practice and I took it. I also I reviewed the area about using grammar; and I took that practice also.

I started viewing the section on e commerce , which I watched video about Shopify and Ebay. I took the Quiz on Social Media Virtual Assistant Skills

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Wed. Aug. 10, 2022

What I learned Wed. August 10, 2022

Under Productivity Apps for VA. I reviewed the section on Google Sheets. I watched a video on how to use Google sheets., which is similar to excel. One feature is called Sparkling which gives you a personal Snape shot of a particular and it allows you to leave a comment and share comments by clicking on a cell. It also has a feature to copy QR codes. There is another feature called Trim that allows you to remove any unnecessary spaces from the columns or rows.

There is also another function that will check and see if the email listed is True or False. I watched another video. Google sheets for beginners that showed how to set up the spreadsheets either er from a blank page or template.

Then I watched a video about Google Drive which is where all docs are stored. Users can share and organize documents. Then I watched another video about the tricks and tips of Google Drive.

Then I watched a video on Google Docs. It talked about how to manage your files. It explained the different features. Ruler, equation bar, doc. outline, section breaks and now to turn on and off these features when necessary. Also, the editing mode, suggestion mode, view only, and different formats and Texts..

Next, I watched a video on Google Slides Video which talked about how to use Google slides which is similar to Power Point. It showed how to add pictures from your computer or upload from the web, etc. and also to add text. boarders also use a template or blank page. Soon you will be able to add audio. That feature may not be available.

Then I watched another video about Google Slides that showed how to set it up from your Google account. How to start a blank presentation and how slides from Power Point can be used on your Google slides. How to checking the spelling on the slides.

I watched a video on how to write effective professional email. the four parts. Make sure your email address is professional it should be a combination of your first and last name. It should have a professional subject line; friendly greeting; clear and concise

message; conclusion with a call to action and a warm ending; for example Warm Regards. I finished the other areas under Google, included Gmail. etc.

I started reviewing the section under skills which included setting a Facebook business. This was really good and detailed. This Google section was good because I learned a lot about the Google features. I didn't realize it did all that it does. I use it for school but my teachers post assignments and I will do the work. Now I am aware of the other features that I can use.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Tue. Aug. 9, 2022

What I learned August 9, 2022

Today I began studying the section about Virtual Assistant. I read an article about the job subscription of a VA and the many tasks that they are responsible for and the different categories; for example, managing calendars, managing emails and communications. Also, phone tasks, arranging travel and accounting, running errands. I also read an article about the "how to become a VA with no experience

and the different categories; for example, social media assistant, blogger assistant, e-commerce assistant, real estate assistant and general admin. assistant

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Then I reviewed the section on VA Booking Travel, they will need to find hotels for their employer and some of the sites to get great deals included tablet hotel.com, trip advisor to get reviews and kayak.com for price comparison for hotels. Then I watched a video on the best apps to find the best deals.; for example, booking.com, Air BNB, Hostel World and Luxury hotel apps.

Then I read an article on 'What not to do When Booking a hotel". for example , Don't forget to check on the hotel's location, Don't skip reviews, Don't forget to see if they offer a shuttle to the airport, Don't forget to see if the hotel offers free breakfast.

Then I reviewed the section on Calendar Management. Watched the video on Google calendar and how to make it effective. and the Pros and Cons of using Google calendar.

Then I reviewed the section on Transcription and I took the sample transcription and typing test. I reviewed the section on answering phones. I also reviewed the section on how to get emails under control. Then I took the Quiz on Virtual Assistant - Office

William Stephen

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Mon. Aug. 8, 2022

What I learned Monday, August 8, 2022

I worked on some assignments that needed revisions. I worked on my social media Facebook theme page. I submitted a post about my experience with Techie Youth and I submitted two videos and requested that people check out the video and join Techie Youth. I also resubmitted my cover letter that was in the introduction section.

Then I reviewed materials, watched various

videos, then and took the Quiz over for Facebook and Twitter.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Fri. Aug. 5, 2022

What I learned Friday August 5, 2022

I went to the progress section and I reviewed the various sections. both articles and watched videos then on took the again for Music production, Facebook, Twitter, Scam and Pinterest. Then I did additional work on my Social media Community Theme Page with Facebook. I submitted another Techie Video and posted a comment encouraging youth to visit the Techie Youth.

I downloaded software to start my assignment under music production.

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SYEP Techie Youth

Thu. Aug. 4, 2022

What I learned Thursday, August 4, 2022

I am still reviewing the section on Music Production. I am watching. various videos and reading articles in this section so that I can be prepared to do my assignment. I am also working on making up some of the assignments and Quiz that was insufficient. I needed to study so sections again and retake the Quiz. I worked on my Facebook Social Theme Community page. I needed to do some revisions . So I shared a post from the Techie youth website which was about youth in the classroom and their experiences with the Techie Youth program. I shared that video on my Facebook "Paw to Pavement" page and then I shared a post encouraging youth to check out the video and also the Techie Youth program. Then I watched some of the videos under music production again so that I can retake the Quiz

William Stephen

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Wed. Aug. 3, 2022

What I learned Wednesday, August 3, 2022

First I worked on my Facebook Community Theme page. I did it on dog walking and then I resubmitted it for grading. Then I went back to it and added addition information for example, my email and Techie youth information for visitors to see and then I resubmitted again. Then I looked at the section on Music production and music careers. I watched various videos and read various articles in this section. I took the quiz on music production careers and I retook the Facebook quiz.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Tue. Aug. 2, 2022

What I learned Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Review materials on how to earn income with community group theme pages watched various videos and read articles about this section. I submitted a FB theme page for grading. I see that I still have to work on this area. Then I Re reviewed a past section on Music Producing. I watched various videos; ex. Timbaland produces beats, watched slipknot Duality videos and read articles on how to earn income from music. Review section on remote careers in the music section.

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Mon. Aug. 1, 2022

What I learned Monday August 1, 2022

I reviewed some sections that were done earlier and were marked insufficient. Pinterest TikTok and Instagram. I either watched videos and read articles. I took some of the Quiz over again. I review section on Scams again. I reviewed the section on mentor and role model. I retook that quiz.

I started to review the section on Social Media Themes which included Instagram

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Fri. Jul. 29, 2022

What I learned Friday, July 29, 2022

Today I spent time catching up and submitting assignments that were missing. I reviewed read articles on sections I looked in the past and retook some quiz'. I concentrated in the social media section and focused on Instagram, YouTube LinkedIn. I watched various videos and read various article. Will work on completing before moving on to a different area

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Thu. Jul. 28, 2022

What I learned Thursday July 28, 2022

I spent this time going back and working on any missing assignments. I worked in the social media section. I went through the platforms YouTube, Leadership 101, TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. In some cases I had to set up an account. I liked , viewed and watch some videos. I also made comments. I started. uploading in the assignment section for grading. I will continue.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Wed. Jul. 27, 2022

What I learned Wednesday July 27, 2022

I reviewed the section again on the Fundamentals of Web Development. Then I watched the video on basic web development concepts. I also watched the video on how anyone can work remotely doing web development. Then I watched the video on Front End Developer guide which was detailed.

Next I took the Quiz on web development.

Then I went to the section on Getting Started creating web sites.

I watched the following videos, Microsoft Video Code, HTML Basics, Basic HTML with CSS, Go Khan Academy and finally HTML and CSS Layouts.

Tue. Jul. 26, 2022

What I learned Tuesday July 26 2022

First, I reviewed the section on Selling Computer Designed Objects and Technology

Crafts. I watched the introduction video then I watched the video on Making $$$ and Screen Printed Garments at Techie Youth. It was a detailed video that showed the steps on how to make printed T-shirts; it talked about where to get the supplies and how to market the T-shirts. Then I read some of the articles relating to this section.

Then I reviewed the section on the Fundamentals of Web Development. First, I watched a video about the basic concepts of web development. Then I watched a video on self taught Jr. Developer and how he made $60,000. This dealt with how anyone can learn web development virtually and work remotely. Afterwards, I watched a video on Front End Web Developer Guide. This was a detailed video that gave the steps on becoming a web developer. It covered everything.

Mon. Jul. 25, 2022

What I learned Monday, July 25, 2022

I reviewed the section on picking Role Models and Mentors. I read the article on The

Right Mentor Can Change Your Life. "Here's how to find one." The right mentoring relationships can lead to a new job, a promotion or a better work life balance. When looking for a mentor, one should know their short and long term goals; who do you look up too. Make sure that the mentor is the right fit . Have a date in mind when you want to end the mentoring.

As a mentee be respectful of the person's time. I took the Quiz on mentoring. I listened to a recording on the NPR station about mentoring. I resubmitted my cover letter so that it could be graded.

William Stephen

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Fri. Jul. 22, 2022

What I learned Friday, July 22 2022

I worked on submitting more missing assignments for grading, I did a new cover letter and submitted that. then under social media, I assignments, I liked aion\nd subscribed to YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. I took the Quiz on getting paid. I reviewed the section on Financial Management and read articles on setting up accounts like Charles Scwab, Discovery, and Capital One.. I also read article on setting up a budget. Read articles on different types of checking accounts. I also read about crypto currency scams

Thu. Jul. 21, 2022

What I learned Thursday July 21, 2022

I needed to submit my cover letter under assignments so I did do that. I need to set up a personal Google account because the one associated with my school is kind of restricting me on sharing my assignments because it is from DOE. I did reach out for help and was told it would probably be best if I set up a personal Google account

Then under quality of life I read the section about Stress Management. I watched a video on techniques for handling and improving stress; watched video about how leaders stay calm and level headed; watched video on the power of speech.

Started reviewing the section on Successfully working remote. I read various articles in this section,

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Wed. Jul. 20, 2022

What I Wednesday July 20, 2022

I started out working on submitting some for the missing assignments I needed to do., I went to the social media section. I was trying to set up a YouTube channel so that I could like Techie youth; but it was a little challenging. I did seek help but and I will get back to that section later. I was able to like techie you under LinkedIn and I was working on Instagram, it was a little challenging so I will get back to that too. Under improving quality of life assignment, I did make a list of things I could work on for myself and I submitted that assignment. I watched various videos on the following: Why did I Daily Drive a $1000 car, Secrets to Negotiating purchasing, How I saved 100% of my job income, there was a second video about saving 100% of your income, I also watched another video on Things I stopped buying and why.

I started watching a videos on interviewing tips

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Tue. Jul. 19, 2022

What I learned on Tuesday July 20, 2022

Today I worked on assignments that I needed to submit to get graded. I was in the section on Pre requisites for employment. I worked on submitted my resume. It was a little challenging uploading the URL to submit but I did reach out for help. Then I worked on my LinkedIn Profile which was new because I didn't have one before, Finally, I worked on a cover letter to submit. Since I am. a full time student, I am not really working so I made up that letter. Since I love animals, maybe I can intern while in school.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Mon. Jul. 18, 2022

What I learned on Monday July 18, 2022

I revised the section on Time Management. I watched various videos on How to Spend money to maximize my productivity; How to be Hyperproductive, Avoiding Time Drains, Avoiding Multitasking. I learned about the importance of having a planner for everything and it should be color coded to highlight various tasks. It is important not to waste time watching tv or playing video games unless I am making money from them. I should try and learn something everyday from the internet and work on getting a certification. It is important not to do tasks that will drain my time and money, delegate when possible. Stay resthealthy and fit and get a good amount of rest.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Sat. Jul. 16, 2022

What I learned on Saturday. July 16, 2022

I went to the section on Health and Productivity. I read an article about 19 ways to invest in health and wellbeing. Sleep is important, insufficient sleep is linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes ad cardiovascular disease. Daily movement is a routine if done keeps blood and lymph flowing and delivers oxygen to our cells. Meditation including deep breathing improves memory, attention and creativity. Staying hydrated is important drinking water helps the heart pump blood to muscles and healthy bowel function.

I watched a video on what happens when we exercise. If done on a regular basis, we will look better, losing weight, become lean, gain ,muscle and become fit. Most people are happier, more motivated and less depressed. Execerise is a treatment for depression, insomnia, memory loss, Alzheimer and Parkinson Disease. Regular exercise can also increase energy, increase metabolism. If done for 6 months on a regular basis, it will increase. our VO2 Max this measures the rate in which our body can transport oxygen to muscles for fuel. Higher VO2 max allows a person to run faster and longer. Intermitting Fasting is good because it allows the body to burn fat and allows the body to experience longer than normal periods low insulin.

I watched a 5 minute video on mediation

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Fri. Jul. 15, 2022

What I learned Friday, July 15, 2022

Today, I looked at the section under public image. I read the article about Harvard University withdrawing the offer of about 10 students who were suppose to attend the University because of obscene memes and posts targeting minority groups in a private Facebook Group. These students sent these memes and images to other students. I also read an article about 4 things employers are looking for when they Google. They want to see a professional heat shot, an online portfolio and a display of the resume. They want to see the size of digital footprints and also a personal character and behavior. I learned that I have to be careful when using social media and what is posted and shared because it could come back to hurt me. Finally, I started getting into the Prerequite Unit in Improving Quality of Life. I watched videos on Time Management and Finances. I will continue with this section when I am back on.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth

Thu. Jul. 14, 2022

What I learned Thursday, July 14, 2022

First, I filled out the missing logs of the assignments I did when I first started with Techie Youth. Then I watched the video on How to Build a network or make contacts at major events. I learned about how to approach strangers. How to collect business cards and how to separate them based on importance. Also, I watched a video on building personal networks. The best places to go to meet people and the types of people (high power people) to approach. I read an article on networking and the best places to go for example, cultural events, job fairs, professional meetings, sporting events and volunteering opportunities.

William Stephen

SYEP Techie Youth