Thursday, August 26, 2010

Requirements for Performance Task Products and Presentation


I&E Promotional Brochure (hardcopy)

Deadline: Thurs, 2 Sept 2010

1] Definition of I&E

2] Why should schools promote I&E

3] How has it been useful to students

4] Relevant images


Group Project

Deadline: Term 4 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.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

TERM 3 Performance Task

Hi 109,

Please refer to the images below for details of the Performance Task. You may also visit the I&E Google Site for other information. For queries, pls post them in the 'Comments' column. Only questions posed in a polite manner will be entertained.
Have a restful and fruitful break! Keep in touch via the blogs!

TERM 3 Performance Task

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Traits of Entrepreneurs/ Features of Entrepreneurship

I& E Class Activity 22 July 2010

Mission 1

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

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

  • Jiale + Stacey: Vinoba Bhave (India): Founder and leader of the Land Gift Movement, he caused the redistribution of more than 7,000,000 acres of land to aid India's untouchables and landless.
  • Niklaus + Seeto + Johanan : Dr. Maria Montessori (Italy): Developed the Montessori approach to early childhood education.
  • Ben + Yuchong: Florence Nightingale (U.K.): Founder of modern nursing, she established the first school for nurses and fought to improve hospital conditions.
  • Min Suk + Cherin: Margaret Sanger (U.S.): Founder of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, she led the movement for family planning efforts around the world.
  • Christopher + Hardy: 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”? Make a printable poster (*2 to 3 A4 Pages) . Deposit your posters in the submit folder. Project them on the screen to share with your class in the 2nd hour.

Junhong + Jonan -

Junwei + Naveena -


Mission 3: Poster Sharing

What is entrepreneurship and what kind of a person qualifies to be one? Extract the main ideas from Bill Green’s Video Sharing:

[A] Rayner + Tim; [B] Siyuan + Preston


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

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

Michelle + Victor

Interview on “Charles and Keith”:

Gwen + Davina

Interview with Mr Harish Nim:

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. It should be related to the learning, skills, activities or the competition.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Reminder- I&E Presentation and mindmap on Sources of Innovation

All groups are to prepare well for the presentation. Please note that there are 2 components in the presentation: Keynote and non-digital format.

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.

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:

Drafts will include:
1. Leader(1), Note-takers(2), Slide designers (1 or 2), Non-digital component designer (1)
2. Main points of readings [8-10points]
3. Proposed presentation modes (1 keynote + 1 non-digital/ computer mode), eg. skit
4. Pros and cons of this particular source of innovation you are reading on
5. How can we overcome some of the challenges/ difficulties faced when we try to tap on this source?
6. How can we apply/ search for this source locally?

Friday, February 5, 2010

Quiz link- Singapore Tourism

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sources of Innovation

Class 1-09,

Your groups of 4-5 will summarize the information under each source. You may present your summaries using skit, keynote presentation and handouts.
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.

Ms Choo

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Grow you 'INNOVATION' mindmap

Class 1-09

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 8 or 9 of Term One.

Innovation source(1): Unexpected success

What do you think is considered an 'unexpected success'? Have you encountered any 'unexpected success' personally? Or have you heard of anyone who had achieved that?
Pls share your views in the 'Comments' column below.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Class Presentation: Innovation for SST + Sharing on Roderick Chia

Group 1 [Transaction]
Observation: 14; Idea:30;Fluency:17; Group Dynamics:17
Total: 78

Group 2[Queuing]
Observation: 15; Idea:26;Fluency:13; Group Dynamics:15
Total: 69

Group 3[Cutlery]
Observation: 11; Idea:26;Fluency:11; Group Dynamics:11
Total: 59

Group 4 [Sharing]
Content: 38/50;Fluency:20/25; Group Dynamics:17/25
Total: 75

Thursday, January 21, 2010

The best and worst inventions voted by class 109

For the worst inventions:

From my group:

Glow in the dark army uniform --- 3   
Ctrl-Alt-Del pusher --- 0
Sunglasses for the blind --- 1
Anti-Bandit bag --- 3
Black Highlighter --- 13

Min Suk's group:

Finger cuffs --- 0
Glow in the dark combat uniform --- 0
Fire-proof match --- 9
Bra Mask --- 3
Pedal-powered wheelchair --- 8

Winner for the worst inventions: Fire-proof matches

For the best inventions:

Si Yuan's group:

iMac --- 3
Air-con --- 4
Light bulb --- 5
Mobile Phone --- 6
Jet plane --- 1

Naveena's group:

Air-con --- 1
Light bulb --- 5
Vehicles (Transportation) --- 7
Spectacles --- 4
Mobile Phone --- 4

Winner for the best inventions: Vehicles (Transport)

All decisions are already final and we did through voting (which is by far the fairest way).
One thing we (or just myself) learnt:
-An invention that is invented earlier has more importance than an invention created much later

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Email for blog posting

Hi Class 1-09

For blog posts, please email to the following address:

What is innovation? What is not innovation?

In your opinion, what is innovation and what is not? Based on the videos/ images/ class presentations, what is the best and worst innovation idea?