Thursday, September 30, 2010

iPhone Apps Idea Generation Exercise 1

Force Fitting: Kitchenware vs iPhone Apps

Choose two of the following and think of 6-10 functions that people can use them for:


State your names and ideas clearly under the 'Comments' column

Reflection on Peer Evaluation Process

Please leave your comments based on the following questions:
State your names and class clearly

1. Why do you think we carried out peer evaluation?
2. What are the advantages and disadvantages?
3. What are the important areas to look out for during evaluation?
4. How can we make the process more effective and fair?

PEER Evaluation- Term 3/4 Group Presentation on Products

Hi 105,

Please access the link below to carry out the peer assessment based on the presentation rubrics and assigned assessment line-up:

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I&E Lesson - Monday, 20 Sept 2010

A group of students from Espirit Secondary School have decided to be entrepreneurial and start a mini confectionery business at home.
To contribute back to society, they have decided that 50% of their proceeds will go to the Dandelion Children’s Home.
As these students have never attended any Innovation and Entrepreneurship courses, they have decided to approach SST students for assistance.
As their ‘consultants’, your task is as follows:-


Thursday, September 16, 2010

I&E Term 3 & 4 groupings (Product Range)

Aisyah, Jonathan, Zhi Yong, Samuel
Mirza, Abigail, Wu Shen, Elijah, Alpha
Zhixiang, Pranavi, Kun Yao, Mohit
Vivek, Catherine, Matthew, Daniel
Adam, Kenneth, Kieren, Amrit

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

I&E Performance Task: Group Presentation & Products

For this Thursday's I&E lesson:

1] Bring all your products to share with your members;
2] Re-design/ re-work on your products if they are not appropriate or up to standard;
3] Work on your business pitch and presentation format (keynote + skit/ sales pitch)
4] Finalise presentation content and roles
5] Rehearsal

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Requirements for Performance Task Products and Presentation


I&E Promotional Brochure (hardcopy)

1] Definition of I&E

2] Why should schools promote I&E

3] How has it been useful to students

4] Relevant images

Deadline: Thursday, 2 Sept 2010


Group Project

Deadline: Term4 ,Week 1, I&E Lesson

1] Group presentation slides (8-12) for your product range(business proposal slides must include theme+reasons, taglines, description and selling point of products; images of prototypes/ sketches)

2] Mock-up and final sketches of products: you will be asked to modify your proposed products if found unsuitable/ too conventional. Try SCAMPER and Shape Borrowing.

3] Decide which items are to be made into physical prototype ( at least half your products), which will remain as sketches (Google Sketch, hardcopy)

4] Make sure the tagline is on all products.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Details on Term 3 Performance Task

1. Submission dates:
- Individual Brochure: Term 3 Week 10 (hardcopy, coloured)
- Group Products and Presentation: Term 4 Week 1 (sketch-ups, prototypes & keynote slides)

2. Take note of your audience when you design the products, taglines and brochure write-ups.

3. Please refer to the I&E Google Site for the slides on the Grading Criteria and Rubrics.

Term 3 Performance Task

Please fill up the forms as a group.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Entrepreneurship- For money or for social causes?

I& E Class Activity 29 July 2010

Mission 1

Research on one of the following people based on your group-allocation. Why are they considered Social Entrepreneurs?

* Make a 4-6 slide Keynote Presentation to share with your class in the 2nd hour:

  • Abigail, Aisyah, Kun Yao : Dr. Maria Montessori (Italy): Developed the Montessori approach to early childhood education.
  • Catherine, Pranavi, Alpha: Florence Nightingale (U.K.): Founder of modern nursing, she established the first school for nurses and fought to improve hospital conditions.
  • Amrit, Matthew, Samuel: John Muir (U.S.): Naturalist and conservationist, he established the National Park System and helped found The Sierra Club.


Mission 2

Why are the following ventures considered “Social Entrepreneurship”? What are their contributions?

Daniel, Jonathan, Adam -

Zhixiang, Elijah, Vivek -


Mission 3

Who are the following businessmen? Why are they also considered entrepreneurs? What do they attribute their success to?

Zhiyong, Wu Shen, Mirza:

Interview on “Charles and Keith”:

Kieren, Mohit, Kenneth

Interview with Mr Harish Nim:

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Bazaar Details

Games Stall [Classroom 105]

  • Wii + 360 “beat high score”
  • machines: Jonathan, Kieren, Matthew
  • prizes: food vouchers + print [abigail,cath]
  • redeem:1 plate of beehoon + 1 cup of drink;
  • pricing of game: ??
  • banner/ poster design at stall by: Wu Shen+Zhixiang+Mirza
  • Price list poster by: Wu Shen+Zhixiang+Mirza
  • Printing of posters: Teacher in charge by 6pm today or else send to Catherine/ Mirza to print

Food Stall

Food items:

- Bee Hoon: $2 per plate [Kenneth]

  • Brownie+ ice-cream: $2.50 per set [Aisyah]
  • Brownie only: $1 per piece [Aisyah]
  • Drinks: $0.50 per cup [Zhiyong]
  • Chips: $0.50 per cup [Kunyao]
  • Waffle: $0.50 per piece [Alpha, Cath, Abigail]
  • Bundle:$2.50 for Beehoon+ Brownie
  • banner/ poster design at stall by: Pranavi
  • Price list poster at the stall by: Vivek + Aisyah
  • Printing of posters: Teacher in charge by 6pm today or else send to Catherine to print
  • Table decoration: Pranavi


100 Plates: Elijah

100 Cups: Elijah

100 sets Cutlery: Elijah


2 x Coupons collection boxes: Kieren + Zhiyong

Monday, July 19, 2010

International Friendship Day I&E Bazaar

Hi 105

1] Please bring your bazaar publicity materials and games props tomorrow. We will try to finish all the prep work by 5.30pm if you are fast workers.

2] Both teams will have to take charge of the overall publicity which includes informing the 'potential customers' about the types of food, games and attractive prizes we have lined up. I saw your advertisement on classroom whiteboards which is really good effort. Perhaps you might want to have mini posters around the school. I can print the posters once you have given me the designs tomorrow.

All the best!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bazaar Project and Business Plan Presentation

Hi 105,

1] Please get into your I&E camp working groups and start brainstorming on the goods/ services that could be sold at 105's stall at the 'International Friendship Day Bazaar' on 21 July.

2] Craft your business plan in details, taking into consideration the resources, time, 4Ps etc.

3] Keep your budget low as profits will be going to charity. Be resourceful and see if any parent is able to sponsor certain items.

4] Refer to the I&E Googlesite for all the I&E Camp lecture slides to help you craft your business plan.

5] Submit your Keynote slides ( max 10) to the I&E 'Submit Folder' by end of the lesson for evaluation. Presentation and voting will take place next Tue during your I&E lesson.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Reflection on I&E Camp at Ngee Ann Poly

Dear all,

Please pen your reflections in the 'Comments' column by end of the lesson (30/6). It should be related to the learning, skills, activities or the competition.

Friday, May 21, 2010

I&E 'Trolley' Problem Solving Poster and Report Requirements

Hi 105,
Before you proceed to print your reports, please take note of the following:

1] Please amend your project titles to: "Scenario Problem Solving- Unreturned Supermarket Trolleys"(change NTUC to supermarket)
2] Make sure your cover pages include all the required info
3] Cover pages need not be in colour
4] Please ensure that all fields of the group report have been filled in, including 8 underlying causes and solutions

Thursday, May 20, 2010

I&E 'Trolley' Problem Solving Poster Requirements

Poster 1

1.Scenario (all posters must quote the scenario below)

NTUC supermarket and many other supermarkets in Singapore have been losing many trolleys each year due to the inconsiderate act of Singaporeans. This problem has caused the supermarkets to incur large cost.

2 Underlying cause

3 Solutions and criteria selected

4 Relevant Images and diagrams

Poster 2

  1. Action Plan: details, steps, research and people involved etc
  2. Images and diagrams: layout of supermarket, system, mock-up models, prototype etc

Group Report + cover page

To be printed out and submitted on Monday, 24 May 2010.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Reminder- Presentation and mindmap on Sources of Innovation

Please visit the blog to check your grades for the presentation on 'Sources of Innovation' once Vivek's group has presented.

Do prepare your mindmaps and add in the information on 'sources of innovation' when we re-visit the 7 sources of innovation in Term 2 Week 2 and 3.
Mindmap on 'Innovation' should include 'sources of innovation' which you are presenting on, definition and examples of innovation vs invention, traits of a innovative person, social/ product innovation etc.
'Innovation' mindmaps (hardcopies) due on 9 April 2010, 3pm.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Reflection on I&E Visit to Red-Dot Museum

1. Describe the most interesting/ innovative display you saw at the Red Dot Museum. Why is it outstanding compared to the rest?

2. Why do you think innovation is important to Singapore?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Group presentation- Summary draft 1

All groups will email their first draft of the reading summary typed in iWork Pages to:

Draft 1 (12/2) will include:
A] Group Name
B] Roles:
1. Leader(1), Note-takers(2), Slide designers (1 or 2), Non-digital presentation component designer (1)
2. Main points of readings [8-10points]
3. Proposed presentation modes (1 keynote + 1 non-digital/ computer mode), eg. skit

Draft 2(18 /2) will include:
1. Development of main points of readings [8-10points]
2. Pros and cons of this particular source of innovation you are reading on
3. How can we overcome some of the challenges/ difficulties faced when we try to tap on this source?
4. How can we apply/ search for this source locally?
5. Draft slides of presentation and outline of non-digital component

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Internet Research Quiz

Sources of Innovation

Class 1-05,

You have been grouped into teams of 4-5. Your task is to summarize the information under each source assigned to you. You may present your summaries using skit, keynote presentation and handouts. Guiding questions will be provided to you shortly.
Your classmates will learn about the particular source you are presenting on so that they can make use of the information to 'grow' their mindmaps.
Presentation will be carried out and graded in Week 7. Every member has to present and write a personal reflection after that.

1: Abigail, Catherine,Zhixiang, Jonathan,Mohit,
2:Aisyah, Pranavi, Wushen,Amrit,Zhiyong
3:Akansh, Kieren,Matthew, Kenneth
5:Samuel, Elijah,Kunyao,Vivek

Ms Choo

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Grow you 'INNOVATION' mindmap

Class 1-05

So far, we have touched on the various aspects of innovation, eg. difference between innovation and invention, definition of innovation (what is and what is not), social innovation, habits of an innovative person etc.

It is time to start on your mindmap on "INNOVATION" and grow it along the way as we move into new topics. You may also include your own opinions and collected information as and when you deem suitable.

You will need to work on your mindmaps and submit them for grading by Week 3 of Term Two.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

What is innovation? What is not innovation?

1) In your opinion, what is innovation and what is not? Based on the videos/ images/ class presentations you have seen so far, what is the best and worst innovation idea? Why?

2) Go to the internet and look for an image or video of a useful innovation. Enter the URL of the image/ video into the 'Comments' box below and describe in 40-60 words why you think it is a useful innovation. Pls feel free to provide more than one example and share the links :)

I&E Presentation 1- Innovation and Improvement in SST

All groups have done well in identifying the issues and working on the slides within a short time frame. Group dynamics could improve if everyone plays a more participative and responsible role.

Pls keep your slides for this presentation as we will be collecting all task/ assignment materials from you to build up your portfolio and monitor your performance.
































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Wednesday, January 20, 2010