Monday, 28 July 2014

Red Dot Museum Trip Reflections

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





Put to use



Learn From It
Name 1 thing (per group member) that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in the Red Dot Museum.

Lucas: I have learnt that no matter how dull the function/use of an object is, it can be made interesting and have aesthetic appeal.
Chen Ning: Sometimes you have to think out of the box to come up with innovative designs.
Xavien: The design of a product can be aesthetically appealing and be of good use at the same time
Keith: The designs there are great designs that the public has not learnt to appreciate.

Take a picture of the design that your group likes most and explain how it relates to the project that your group will be working on.
This is the hope tree, basically an upsized version of the dew collector. We may be able to use the hope tree as a place to chain bikes to.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014


1. Listen to other members' ideas in the team before shooting them down at the beginning.
2. Do not just sit there and listen to other people's ideas. Instead, contribute your own ideas.
3. Do not team up with your friends for the sake of it. Instead, team up with people that have the same goals as you.

3 keys to successful collaboration

1. Clear communication
2. Allow people to share ideas
3. Talk less, work more

3 Points to a Successful collaboration

1. Listen to the other members in the team

2. Think over the ideas together before shooting the idea down.

3. All members contribute.

3 points for successful collaboration

1) Teamwork
2) Listen to other people's ideas
3) Communication

3 Key Points to Successful Collaboration

Point 1(Do not shut down someone's idea)
Sometimes due to overconfidence in your own idea, you might reject any other ideas. Try to listen to your team mates, maybe their ideas are better.

Point 2(Be a team player)
Do not just sit down there and listen to your team member's idea, contribute something, share your opinion.

Point 3(Choose the right people)
Choose the people that are aiming for the same goals.

3 points for successful collaboration

1) Do not monopolise the group

Do not be the only one that talks. Group work only gets done when everyone works together.

2) Do not be quick to judge

Do not be quick to judge someone else's ideas. A "underdog" may have the best idea!

3) Have fun! (but not too much)

It is always better and more productive when everyone has fun, but it may start having negative effects if everyone starts having too much fun.

3 key points to successful collaboration

1.Clarify your purpose and vision.
Make sure your collaborators know clearly what your desired outcome is so everyone can work towards a common goal.
2.Team Roles.
If everyone switches between roles every few moments, the task could become confusing very quickly. Assign individual roles to avoid this.
3.Communicate clearly.
Voice your opinions but do listen and evaluate others' ideas. Communication works in two ways, not one.

3 Keys To Successful Collaboration

1) Be open to others idea
    Even if it is not feasible, listen what the other person has to say and not just reject his idea immediately.

2) Communicate
    If you do not communicate with your team members, they might not know what you are thinking.

3) Co-operation
    If you do not co-operate, you cannot get things done.

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

3 Keys To Successful Collaboration

1) Do not shoot other people’s suggestions down! Every suggestion matters. Instead of shooting their suggestions down, try discussing about their suggestion and making it better.

2) Participate. If you do not voice your opinions no one is going to be able to improve them or use them.

3) Co-operate. If you fail to co-operate, you fail to work together as a team with other people.

Monday, 7 July 2014

3 Keys to Successful Collaboration

1. Communication
2. Being open and understanding of other's ideas and opinions
3. Participation

3 keys to success in Collaboration

Everyones opinion counts

Listen to other peoples ideas and build on them

Do not force others to use your ideas

3 keys to success in Collaboration

1)Do not shoot down anybody's idea in the group,instead try to build up on their ideas and give them feedbacks on their ideas(eg.what went wrong in their idea and what was good.)

2)As a group do not stray off your common goal instead keep your focus intact on what you guys are doing.

3)Participate actively even when your suggestion or idea is not taken in by the group,try giving another feasible suggestion/idea.

Sunday, 6 July 2014

3 Important Keys To Success In Collaboration

1) Listen before you judge, think before you speak.

2) Be open and participate. (Don't be a wet blanket)

3) Respect others and communicate well. 

3 Important Keys To Success In Collaboration

1) Listen to everyone's ideas - Instead of going on with the first suggested idea, let everyone speak of their own idea and let the whole team decide which idea to finally choose by elimination.

2) Participate actively - Instead of sitting and doing nothing, make the most effort to come up with ideas and help your group members. Encouraging a group member who is not interested is not a bad idea either

3) Be open - Be ready to accept it when your own suggestion is not finalised. No matter how much you think that it would work, do not argue with your group members and cause disputes between the group. Try discussing the pro and cons about your idea and the finalised idea.

Friday, 4 July 2014

3 most important keys to success in collaboration

In opinion...
1- Always have teamwork to work with each other
2- Listen to others; do not shut others' ideas just yet, because their ideas may be better than yours
3- Participation

Thursday, 3 July 2014

3 most important keys to success to collaboration

I think that the three most important keys to successful collaboration are teamwork, perseverance and participation

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

3 Key Good Collaboration Skills

1. Communicate with team-mates well
2. Respect each other's ideas
3. Participate actively in the task at hand

3 Keys to Success in Collaboration

  1. Teamwork
  2. A Listening Ear - We must listen to others when doing any group work so as to include everyone in the conversation and let them tell us their ideas and opinions.
  3. Participation

Key Points to Attain Success in Collaboration.

1. Communication
2. Respect
3. Co-operation

Video on example of collaboration:

1/7/14 Homework

Today's Homework:

Think of 3 (Most Important) Keys to success in entrepreneurship.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

What we learnt today

Durwa’s group- The end of homosapiens
-Universe Implode
-Scientific Accidents
-Natural Disasters
-Not Enough babies
-Nuclear Attacks
-Eye contact
-Not too serious
Sidd’s Group- Wars that could end civilization
Potential Weapons
-Chemical Weapons
-Nuclear Weapons
-Biological Weapons
-Space Projectiles
-Everybody talking at the same time
-Talking among themselves/ Mumbling
Xavien’s Group- Racial Extremism
-Mankind vs Religion
Jaishree’s Group
Water Shortages
-Affecting humans, animals, plants
-Not enough water
-Happening in the bio-sphere
-because water wastage, pollution
-Less than 1% of earth is drinkable
Destruction of life in the ocean
-Happening because overfishing, pollution, global warming
-Solution: don’t litter/ use less fossil fuels

-A lot of slides

Sunday, 23 March 2014

<Vid on 21st century video> Water shortage
<Challenge based learning>

Challenges in the 21st century


Tuesday, 11 March 2014


A Good Opening to your presentation

Words Work Wonders
Steve Jobs
Playing with the word air
"There is something in the air.What is it?"
Reinforcing the Quality of apple notebook
"Apple makes the best notebook on the planet 
Differentiating the MacBook
"....a third kind of notebook called the Macbook Air."
Simple and yet Powerful Description
"In a sentence, it's the world's thinnest notebook."
You need to have a script that will hook your audience

Setting up for the kill with impactful visuals

Show competitor's specs,best in the industry
and tells the audience that there is a even better one

Represent using a visual to show how thin is the macbook air is

WOW! Moment and the real thing

Showing the unexpected and excite with the real thing

What is most important in a presentation?

The presenter

the presenter can have the best slides, the best microphone, the best shirt.
but if he/she is not passionate, the presentation will still not be engaging

Presenter Traits

Knows his products well
Speak slowly, clearly and confidentially


Sorry for the late post :(

Sunday, 9 March 2014

How to Make Better Presentations

How to give a great presentation

1. Be neat.
2. Avoid trying to         cram          too much into one slide.
3. Be brief. Use keywords, not long sentences.
4. Avoid covering up slides
5. Use a large/readable font
6. Use color to emphasize
7. Use illustrations to get across key concepts.(May include limited animation)
8. Make eye contact
9. Be prepared to skip slides if time is short.
10. Practice, practice, practice!
Extra 11. Also, no yellow text on a white background... You see (or cant see) what I mean.

Saturday, 8 March 2014

How to do a presentation

How to do a great presentation

Basically I'm gonna to advise you how to do a great presentation (like Steve Jobs)

1- Plan and rehearse for your upcoming presentation
(You need to know what are you going to say and when to say it)

2- Use words like revolutionary, amazing, unbelievable, incredible etc.
(This will WOW the audience and attracting their attention)

3-Make good videos and ads about your new product.
(It will let the consumers know how your product works and how great it is)

4-Add more graphs and charts and pictures
(Your consumers will be expecting pictures, as reading out word by word can lead to boredom)

5- Give your consumers a surprise
(If you have improved your features and design from your previous or you are going to introduce a new product, don't show them just yet, but put it a special, clean envelope and open them live in front of the audience. And say this, "Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you... The new ____________. " The audience will go "WOAH!"

6. Have confidence in presenting.
(You are standing in front of a large audience, and the reporters are present and doing a report. And you need to say something that is related to the topic of your presentation with confience)

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Things we learnt on 5th March 2014

Presentation(The body of the fish)

Head                  Body                   Tail 
(First impression)    (Keypoints)    (Summary of presentation)


Organised: Get the information from head to tail

Impressive: Make the audience have some WOW moments 

Clear:Don’t add in unnecessary stuff and be clear

Coherent:Remember the objectives and purpose of the presentation


Keep It Simple & Short 

*Remember to K.I.S.S
Tell Stories

You can say some stories that got something to do with the presentation 


You can add in small mind maps in you presentation or add pictures

Friday, 28 February 2014

'Stop Talking About Your Problems And Start Thinking About Solutions'

We must stop complaining or blaming others about the problems we face and start think about how to solve the problems

Thursday, 27 February 2014

"Stop talking about the problem, start thinking about the solution."

Most of you, if not all of you, understand the quote as we should not over focus on the problem but instead spend our effort and energy on finding solutions. Do you agree that this should be the way in solving problems? Hope to get your response soon.

Your Thoughts for the Weekend

Creativity, nature or nurture? What do you think?

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

I&E Lesson Week 8 26 Feb Summary

Risk to Homo Sapiens existence: Joshua, Prateek, Kai Heng and Yew Chong
We are the cause of our own downfall. We should look at our extinct evolutionary cousins to learn from their mistakes and prevent our existence.

Global Warming: Johan, Wai Yan, Jin Yu and Min Quan
Humans are the cause of global warming. We can reduce the amount of greenhouse gases by using compact fluorescent tubes instead of light bulbs or practicing the 3rs at home and in school, among other examples.

What We Learnt
Use attribute listing to list the properties of your ideas.
After that, use ALOU (Advantages Limitations Overcome limitations Unique features) to narrow down your ideas and help you to select the best idea.

Finish the Attribute Listing spreadsheet Mr lam has emailed to you in your groups.

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Stop talking about your problems and start thinking about solutions

This quote tells you that should not cry or ponder over your problems but rather start thinking about how are you going to solve the problem and if you just complain about it, you will never find a solution. Why not start thinking about it and get it done faster. 

Stop Talking about your problems and start thinking about solutions.

"Stop Talking about your problems and start thinking about solutions."

This quote means that you don't have to cry over your problem and let the whole,wide world know about it,you have to learn to solve it by generating ideas and trying to solve it in a way which satisfies you.You can solve the problem much faster by putting in the time and effort you use to grumble about it as it would always make a greater and stronger impact.

"Stop talking about you problems and start thinking about solutions"

  This quote basically tells us to stop thinking about what our problems are but instead, think about how you can solve the problem by coming up with solutions/idea/ways to get rid of the problem that you have.
  If all you do is tell people your problems, your problem will never get solved. So instead, tell or share with people, your idea/ways/solutions to solve you problem.

'Stop Talking About Your Problems And Start Thinking About Solutions'

This quote tells us to learn and quickly think of ways to solve your problems and stop procrastinating. This way, there will be lesser problems piled up over time and you will be more at ease.

'Stop Talking about Your Problems and Start Thinking about Solutions

This quote means that instead of complaining of our problems we should start thinking about correcting our mistakes and find solutions for solve it.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

'Stop Talking about Your Problems and Start Thinking about Solutions'

This quote means that the main thing to focus on is on your solutions, not your problems. If you keep talking about your problems and never find a solution to it, you will never get any further.

'Stop Talking about Your Problems and Start Thinking about Solutions'

It means, instead of spending all your time talking about all your problems, why not just use that time to think about the solutions to your problems? Solving your problems will have a greater impact on you than letting the whole world know how miserable you are. When your problems are solved, you'll have less things to worry about and you will feel much better

"Stop talking about your problems and start talking about solutions"

I think this quote means that when we come across a problem, we should not just sit and complain about them but to start thinking of solutions about that problem.

'Stop Talking about Your Problems and Start Thinking about Solutions'

What do I think this quote means?

Don't concentrate on your problems, instead focus on the solution(s) for the problem. You can't go back and change the past, so look to the future and don't make the same mistake twice. Try to be optimistic, after all every problem is a problem because it has a solution right? You just have to keep looking.
(When there's a will there's a way.)

Friday, 21 February 2014

Stop talking and start thinking

I think what this quote means is that, when we meet a problem, we should start thinking of solutions and not sit there and grumble as it is not going to solve anything.

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Repeated lol

'Stop Talking About Your Problems And Start Thinking About Solutions'

It basically means that we should find a way to solve our problems instead of continuously complaining about them. 

'Stop Talking about Your Problems and Start Thinking about Solutions'

I think what this means is that you should not keep grumbling about the problems you are currently facing. Instead, your should think of ways to solve these problems so that you can feel happier.

"stop thinking about your problems and start thinking about your solutions"

This basically means that instead of sitting down and cry, it is better to start studying for your next exam.

"Stop thinking about your problems and start thinking about solutions"

The quote basically means: Stop complaining and worrying about the hardships faced; start thinking positively and solve them.

"Stop thinking about your problems and start thinking about solutions"

This quote basically tells us to start thinking about solutions to our problems instead of regretting or thinking about your problems. We often tend to think about your problems so much that we forget that every problem has a solution to it that we can find if we start thinking about the solutions.                                                          

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Things We Learnt (19 Fe

Thing we learnt today:
You never know what can happen in the future. For example, your bones being replaced with bones made of rubber bands so we can be better in sports.
The potential of what we can do it unlimited.

The problems we face in Singapore:
~Jobs: Not enough jobs in Singapore for Singaporeans.
~Housing: Not enough living space for people.
~Foreign talent: Slag Singaporeans, they starts their own companies and employ their own rationality
~Transport: trains and buses can be very crowded during peak hours.
~Cost of living: Expenses increase
~Social Unrest: Riots, litters

By categorising, we are creating HOTSPOTS.
Hotspots help us to identify problems.

When we give a solution to a problem, 
the solution might be your next bigger problem.
There is no no proper solution to a complex problem.

"Stop thinking about your problems and start thinking about your solution."
What do you think about this phrase? Think about it and answer it in a blog post by the weekend.

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Brain Storming Activity.

I wasn't able to email it so I uploaded it to the blog

Brainstorming activity

Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Generating and Focusing Tool (Term 1 Week 6)

Name: Kaung Htet Wai Yan Class: Sec 1-01

Brainstorming Activity 1

Generate as many ideas as you can for the use of rubber bands (at least 30). Number each of your idea.

1.Closing a lid
4.Art Work
8.Binding stuff together
9.Keeping Books Closed
11.Marking/Tagging things
13.Hair tier
14.Sling Shot
17.Rubber Ball

Paired Comparison Analysis Activity 1

Pick the top 4 ideas based on the criterion of innovativeness (different, most original, unique, feasible)

A.Binding stuff together
C.Closing A lid

A vs B >  Winner 1 =B C vs D > Winner 2 = C Winner 1 vs Winner 2 = B

Where do your top 4 ideas come from? Are they ideas from the beginning, middle or end, or all over?
All over.

What gives you those ideas?

My brainstorm

My Brainstorming Activity

My Brainstorming Activity