Education Technology

NCTE: Assessing My Career Paths

Published on 07/19/2006

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will share the research that they have collected on the profession of their choice. Their peers will evaluate their presentations electronically, and as a class, the students will discuss these assessments.

Before the Activity

See the attached Activity PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity.

Print the appropriate pages from the Activity for your class.

Install the LearningCheck™ App on the students' graphing calculators following the attached instructions.

Prepare to distribute the assessment file, ASSESSM.edc, using the LearningCheck Creator from your computer. LearningCheck Creator is available using the TI-Navigator™ system or as a stand-alone software package.

During the Activity

  • Distribute the appropriate pages from the Activity to your class
  • Distribute the LearningCheck file(s) to your class using TI Connect™ and the appropriate TI Connectivity cable
  • Follow the procedures outlined in the Activity


  • Students will:
  • Investigate options for their future jobs or careers.
  • Complete a career interest inventory to help understand their own interests when it comes to jobs.
  • Understand the relevance of schoolwork to their future outside of school.
  • Research using the Internet.
  • Collaborate with peers.
  • Conduct an interview with a member of their community.
  • Gain good interviewing and note taking skills.
  • Create a Microsoft(R) PowerPoint presentation that summarizes the work that they have done.
  • Develop awareness of careers, life choices, and accomplishing life goals.
  • After the Activity

    Before the students leave the classroom when all presentations have been made, have each of them write an exit slip that answers both of the following questions:

    1. Before I started this activity, I thought I would be a _____________.
    2. Now, I am considering becoming a __________________________.