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ITGS Dragon's Den

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A short ITGS lesson based on the Dragon's Den TV series. Students must devise a (realistic) new use for a common technology (including QR codes, GPS, RFID), analyse the potential social impacts, and then pitch their idea in hope of winning the prize.

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ITGS Dragon's Den

  1. 1. We are learning to… • Understand how common technologies work • Assess the social impacts of technology Downloaded from www.itgstextbook.com Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0
  2. 2. ITGS Dragon’s Den Select one of the technologies on the next slide and think of an innovate new use for it in any of the ITGS 'Strand 2' areas. Your idea should have clear positive social impact(s), perhaps solving a common problem or making a task much more convenient. Prepare a product pitch for your idea which clearly references the stakeholders who will benefit, the social issues and impacts (Strand 1), and explains briefly how your product will work (Strand 3) Downloaded from www.itgstextbook.com Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0
  3. 3. Technologies Barcode / UPC RFID GPS QR Code Handwriting recognition OCR Downloaded from www.itgstextbook.com Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0
  4. 4. Image credits: • Dragon’s Den logo Copyright Sony Pictures Television • Man (slide 3): SXC / DaVinciS • GPS: NASA (public domain) • Other images: Wikimedia Commons Downloaded from www.itgstextbook.com Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0

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