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Week of 5/11

posted May 11, 2015, 4:40 AM by Michael Reilly   [ updated May 11, 2015, 4:40 AM ]
REMEMBER TO BACK UP ALL OF YOUR PERSONAL WORK TO A DEVICE OTHER THAN A SCHOOL COMPUTER OR NETWORK DRIVE.  Time is running out!!

Many classes did not finish watching movies last week, so that's step 1.  This may or may not carry over into Tuesday.

Also, whenever you have spare time, make sure to continue practicing those online quizzes, they will make up the majority of your Final Multiple Choice exam next week.

Finally, you're going to make your last "invention pitch".  Some of you like apps, some like games, some like gadgets.  I was at a lawyer's office on Friday afternoon helping 3 10th graders get their patent submitted.  One of our investors wants to do more of this!   So, your final assignment is to create a "pitch", a very quick summary of your app, game or gadget.  It should include:

  • Name of your product
  • A description of what it does
  • A persuasive argument about why it would be in demand by customers
  • As many pictures as necessary to get the point across  (graphic layouts or screenshots, whatever
I will REALLY be sharing this with an investor, as examples of other products in your minds.  You can do this solo, with others, etc.  Keep in mind, if this got real, would you REALLY want to share money with this person?  Angry Birds, a pretty silly game, made $170 million in 2014, "WhatsApp" was sold to Facebook for $19 BILLION.  Check out Kickstarter.com, where people get REAL money for their ideas!

We will present the ideas Friday!
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