Wednesday, 30 July 2014

IE Digital Poster & Red Dot Reflection

Hello S1-02 (All Groups),

1. Reminder that you have to submit your DIGITAL POSTER draft by this week (Week 5).
You can email me the shared link for the DIGITAL POSTER.

Each group is to check for the following:
- spelling
- font: contrast / size / color ... is it clear
- can you make the title of the DIGITAL POSTER to be eye-catching / attention grabbing?
- is your use of your product clearly explained in the DIGITAL POSTER?  

NOTE: If your group is late, the group's final grade will be reduced by one band (e.g. Excellent to Competent or Competent to Developing).

2. Each group is also to post up your Red Dot reflection (by group). This is already overdue, so please upload it quickly.

Mr. Hiap

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Digital Poster

Hello All,

Before you create an effective (digital) poster, you will need to know the purpose of the poster - create publicity / information of how the product is used, etc?

Basically, it is to communicate a message.

To communicate: i) to change behaviour, ii) to get action, iii) to ensure understanding, iv) to persuade, v) to get and give information.

Information needed for the digital poster:

  • What is this product?
  • Why do we need this product?
  • How is this product better?
  • How will this product benefit me?
Poster Design:

1. Original - Something eye-catching that makes the public want to stop and read it (color, pictures, drawings, unusual shape, etc.)
2. Simple - Put 1-2 basic points on each poster.
3. Catchy - Use color for emphasis, variety, and to get and hold attention.  But use colors sparingly.
4. Organized - Make your points easy to read and follow.
5. Readable - If using more than 5-6 words, use both capital and lower case letters rather than only capitals.

What must be in the poster?
1. ‘Eye catching’ title/statement at the top of the poster
2. Problem Statement
3. Features and comparative advantage(s) of product
4. How does it benefit the customers?
5. Group Name with Group Members Name at the Bottom Right Hand Corner
6. Submission: Draft - T3W5, Final Version - T3W6

Group Leaders may share their group digital poster to me early for feedback. Note that submissions must include the above points. 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Make-Up IE Lesson: Wednesday, 23 July

Hello All, 

Take note that there will be a make-up session this Wednesday, 23 July at 12:45-1:35pm in class.

Expectations (to be completed before the Wed, 23 July make-up lesson):
All Group Leaders (GL) to share the CPS Group Google spreadsheet with me. I will need the email that notifies me where I can find the document.  

Each group has completed using the Evaluation Criteria and Evaluation Matrix to decide on which solution to pursue. 

You will need to sit in your groups. Groups who have not completed the above will have to stay back / have to attend another remedial lesson.

Wednesday's Lesson Focus (23 July):  
Digital Poster

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

IE Group Projects

Hello All,

In the interest of fairness, all groups (Sec 1) will have projects based on the following:
i) Prevention of bicycle theft
ii) Prevention of theft from lockers
iii) Home safety

Reminder to share your individual CPS reports to me in your respective folders. (Remember to create a Google document to allow me to provide feedback.)

Thank you.

Reflection questions for visit to Red Dot Museum - Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Department
Reflection: Visit to Red Dot Museum – Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Students: Please complete the reflection questions and submit your reflections to on your class I&E blog. Due date for group submission: Tuesday, 29 July 2014.

Each group will create a new post to upload your photos / answers to the questions below.

Group Name: ______________________________________________ Class: S1-02

Full Names: _________________________________________________________________________

-       Can you find examples of SCAMPER from the exhibits (represent each alphabet of SCAMPER with photographs as evidence)?

Learn From It:
-       Name one thing (per group member) that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in Red Dot Museum.

-       Take a picture of the design(s) that your group likes most and explain how it relates to the project that your group will be working on.


·      Substitute / Combine / Adapt / Modify / Put to other use / Eliminate / Rearrange

Group Details and Group CPS Google Spreadsheet

Hello All,

All groups members: Meet within your group to decide on the Challenge Statement and Scenario.
Using the Group CPS Google Spreadsheet (emailed to Christopher, Elgin and Owen), key in the following:

i) Group Challenge Statement and Scenario
ii) Group Problem Statement
iii) Group Top 8 Solution Ideas
iv) Group Evaluation Criteria (2 Pre-selected criteria: Innovativeness and Feasibility. Your group needs to select 3 more. Total: 5 criteria)
v) Group Evaluation Matrix - using iii) and iv) above, the Evaluation Matrix will be used to choose the best solution for your group to continue working on a model / prototype / mobile app / Google Sketchup.

The Group CPS Google Spreadsheet will be saved / updated / shared by the GL to all group members and Mr. Hiap. (I will highlight my feedback / comments in yellow).

Date Due: Mon, 21 July, 11:30am

*Advice: Select a challenge / topic that your group can work within your time constraint (e.g. other Performance Tasks, assignments, CCA, etc). Each group member should provide 1 hour to 1.5 hours of solid meeting time per week. Check each other's schedule and key this under the Challenge Statement tab of the Group CPS Google Spreadsheet.

During the earlier lesson, some topics suggested were: safety, prevention of theft.

Time: Wed, 1:30-2:30pm,
Venue: study bench outside IE Room (choose a conducive meeting place).

The next stage involves each group member to work on proceed to work on a model / prototype / mobile app / Google Sketchup.
Here are the groups member names (GL: Group Leader):

Group 1
Joshua Yew
Elgin Ng
Wong Kang 
Dominic Hong
Joel Tio (GL)

Group 2
Owen Tee
Justin Lim
Moon Gi Joo
Low Tjun Lym
Javier Yeo (GL)
Group 3 
Javier Liew (GL)  

Group 4
Celest Oon
Kay Sandy Maung (GL)
Yoke Xuan
Janice Tan

Group 5
Richman Kum
Bo Si
Joshua Chua (GL)
Zhu Zhan Yan

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Hello S1-02,

Here are main points discussed at today's lesson:

Make-Up IE lesson: Wed, 16 July
Time: 12:45 – 1:35pm
Venue: S1-02 Classroom

Grouping for IE: Each group of 4-5 members. 
23 students in S1-02, so 3 groups of 5 students, 2 groups of 4 students.
Note: Students not in a group by Wednesday, will be assigned by Mr. Hiap and will have to stay behind until they have finished the 'Group' sections of the CPS report.

Shared Folder: To standardize
S102_IE_2014 (Do not rename)
Innovation & Entrepreneurship (Do not rename)
Rename your folders as: S102 <Index, e.g. 01, 09, 10, 11> <Full Name>

CPS Template Issues:
Many repeated ‘food wastage problem’ or similar-type problem. 
Dare to be different.
Possible categories: 
Safety, Prevention of Theft.

Check that your challenge scenario is:
Relevant (in S'pore, Asia), Recent (year 2000 onwards)

Eg. Janice – Underlying causes may be repeated.
Reason 5, 6: similar / repeated
Reason 3, 8: similar / repeated
Eg. Owen – stopped at 5 reasons.
Reason 2, 3, 5: similar / repeated

Note: Some students have not submitted their CPS report draft. Please upload all CPS reports as Word Template to allow me to key in my comments.

Rubrics: Refer to class IE blog.
Individual work: many need to edit CPS.

Group work timeline (All date dues based on our Monday lesson):
Digital Poster: Draft Week 5, Final Week 6
Model / Prototype / Detailed Diagram (Google Sketchup): Draft week 8, Final Week 10

Presentation: Week 8, 9
CPS 'Group Sections': Draft Week 8, 9. Final Week 10

Examples of digital poster will be shared on Wednesday, 16 July.

Submit your signed consent form to Christopher by Tuesday, 15 July. Thank you.
Mr. Hiap  

Friday, 4 July 2014

Sec 1 I&E Assessment Rubrics

Hello All, 

Here are the Sec 1 I&E Assessment Rubrics

Needs Improvement
Creative Thinking (Individual)
Points of View (Flexibility)
Student demonstrates ability to present 7 or more relevant underlying causes from different perspectives
Student demonstrates ability to present only 5 to 6 relevant underlying causes from different perspectives
Student demonstrates ability to present only 3 to 4 relevant underlying causes from different perspectives
Student demonstrates ability to present only 1 to 2 relevant underlying causes from different perspectives
Production of Solution Ideas (Fluency)
Student demonstrates ability to generate 7 or more different solutions
Student demonstrates ability to generate 5 to 6 different solutions
Student demonstrates ability to generate 3 to 4 different solutions
Student demonstrates ability to generate 1 to 2 different solutions
Digital Poster (Group)
Details on the poster capture the important information about the product and increase the audience’s understanding.
Details on the poster include important information but the audience may need more information to understand fully.
Details on the poster relate to the product but are too general or incomplete. The audience needs more information to understand.
Details on the poster have little or nothing to do with product.
Presentation (Group)
The audience can understand the presentation fully.
The audience can understand most of the presentation.
The audience has some difficulty following presentation.
The audience cannot understand presentation.
Presenter (Individual)
The presentation is able to engage the audience throughout.

The presentation is able to engage the audience most of the times.
The presentation is able to engage the audience only in moments.
The presentation is unable to engage the audience attention at all.

Project Management (Group)
Time Management
The group manages their time very well, meeting all of the target timelines that were set.

The group manages their time well, meeting most of the target timelines that were set.

The group does not manage their time well, meeting only some of the target timelines that were set.

The group is unable to manage their time at all, missing all of the target timelines that were set.