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ITGS - General & Project Questions Here!

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Official ITGS Thread!

Keep all General Questions and questions regarding the Project here please so that they're easy for everybody to find and read :)

Case Study 2011 -

Case Study 2012 -

Anyone take ITGS? Took ITGS?

Are there any good revision sources? As there are no Books! :S

How do you get a good grade?!

If 0% get 7!

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God..i remember being in your position back in 2010..

Anyhow...Here's what I learnt after 2 years in the IB.

ITGS is easy especially for the technically minded. There ARE 2 books for ITGS. One is "Computer Confluence" (which in my opinion, is useless) and the other is "Gift of Fire" by Saara Baase. ITGS grade boundaries are usually pretty low (as in you can get a 6 with just 58% and a 7 with a grade as low as 70%). Anyhow, ITGS is a really cool subject and to do well:

-Read and keep up with the latest technological advancements from websites like:

http://www.redmonpie.com

http://www.lifehacker.com

-Practice writing answers. That's the key for a good grade.

I'll post more on the ITGS project and other things a little later.

Cheers!

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The key is to read articles from magazines or newspapers to enhance your knowledge of the use of IT in global Society. As well to practice past papers regularly. Also, Focus on your project which is 20%.. Thats the only way to score really High and get into the 6 or 7 bands. Good luck!

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Well..you should make a separate topic for this.

BM's great, though what exactly do you want to know?

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This may be horrible advice... Just had my ITGS exam last week and noticed studying for ITGS is not the easiest thing. Basically, i had more than 300 pages of notes and prior to the exams did not bother to read over them since it was so overwhelming. Felt unprepared for the exam and had no idea what to do. Throughout the progression of the exam, i noticed how studying for ITGS was useless!. The subject requires that you firstly have a background with regards to technology and most importantly common sense! I noticed how all my notes were a waste because for some reason they felt like they did not help, however in the exam all i did was apply common sense and all 3 papers (HL) seemed to be easy. Im not saying don't make notes or don't study ITGS, basically my advice is that be attentive in class and rely on mark schemes!! IB start to get repetitive. Now im not quite sure how the new syllabus is or what it looks like because i was involved in the 07-11 syllabus, which i believe finished this year.

btw im not really a tech person and the book i used to make my notes is 'Tomorrow's technology and you' - i recommend it to an extent....

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Well, after writing the exam the other day I can only really tell you what the last syllabus was like and not the new one.

1)Some stuff is common sense.For my answers in one of my papers,I relied a lot on experiences that I had had using computers.It wasn't really anything I had to learn from a book.

2)However,the most important thing is to know the social and ethical impacts of using technology.If you know about these,then you should be able to score more marks on questions,provided you have basic IT knowledge.

3)There are things that come up a lot in ITGS exams which you must be prepared to talk about when going into an IT exam.The system fundamentals and practical knowledge of databases,spreadsheets etc will help.I think things like artificial intelligence,robotics and models and simulations

4) Read articles about IT to get a good foundation of it concepts.

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Thank you for your contributions.

Is there any up to date website with developments in technology thats related to the subject?

And you all did the project, right?

I'm really lost! i don't know who to choose as a client, what to do, our teacher isn't much help!

So please, if you could give me ideas, i'd really appreciate it.

And did any of you get a 6 or 7?

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Thank you for your contributions.

Is there any up to date website with developments in technology thats related to the subject?

And you all did the project, right?

I'm really lost! i don't know who to choose as a client, what to do, our teacher isn't much help!

So please, if you could give me ideas, i'd really appreciate it.

And did any of you get a 6 or 7?

I studied HL, so it was portfolios for me.

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What did you get?

I only sat the exam a week ago lol :), still a while for the results

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Oh sorry , good luck.

After two years, what do you think of the subject? is your teacher good? is it a respected subject? cause i've heard its considered ''soft'' to uni's!

Does it ACTUALLY help?!!!

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Decent subject, i've heard that some ITGS teachers are rubbish. Our teacher was decent, just be attentive in class. IT doesn't require much studying. ITGS is not a prerequisite for anything!

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Is there a huge difference between HL and SL?

What do you think of me sitting in a HL class as there is a better teacher and my bestfriend is there as well?

But i still take the SL exam..

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paper 1 HL & SL Is the same, paper 2 is basically common sense, the HL aspect is pivotal in paper 3... have a look at the case studies/recent paper 3's, and deduce if you're capable (:

btw, not sure if there is a difference because our school only offers HL

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Well I'm a portfolio kid (HL) but I have a friend who did a project and it seemed really hard.I mean,sure its do-able but I'd rather be writing essays.(I like essays)

Getting a 7 isn't impossible.My teacher has had at least 1 in her teaching time.(hope I'll get one too :P )

If you do HL,you will probably get a good feel of what the subject is about since HL would require you to know more stuff.

That said,I'm not sure if it will really help you if you're doing the new syllabus,The only SL student in our year did similar stuff as us and it seemed like we were doing almost the same course.

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Portfolio's have been stopped for students of May 2012 onwards. Thus there are NO portfolio's for us. I did however do an ITGS project. I did it on my school library. made a video tutorial for students showing them how they can borrow books and reserve it online.

Anyhow i think that YES you should join the HL class if it has a better teacher. And regarding universities... Universities in the US and UK both give credit for it. America more so since tech skills are valued fairly highly (my opinion).

I personally enjoy the subject.

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hello guys :)

I am currently taking IB and one of my subjects is ITGS :"( , i need to do the project and i chose to do a database ,

tell now in our school we are just doing the documentation and still didn't start doing the product :S

i will use MS Access 2003 , as it seems easy to handle and use , my main concern how i will complete three advanced techniques??

wt sites do u recommend that will help me to complete my ITGS IA ( database )

thxs alot !

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Oh man..I've been in your situation.

Look, I've made lots of posts regarding the ITGS project within this forum. Go through http://www.ibsurviva...other-subjects/ and see all the topics with ITGS in them.

Now on your issue...even I was doing Databases at first but i realized that it stinks and its tough because the teacher is of NO help. Anyhow I changed my project to a video presentation on my School library. I made a video tutorial on how to use the online reservation system, finding a book, borrowing books with Library card etc etc.

If you STILL want to go ahead with Databases i suggest you use Microsoft Access 2010 instead of 2003...its much easier. One REALLY good way to fit a project such as this into your Criteria is to put it onto a website using Apache. I suggest you use Apache Server and host a PHP based webpage. Creating a user interface shouldn't be too hard.

A good tool for this project would be Wampserver: http://www.wampserver.com/en/Get

Learn some SQL coding as well. that way you can make some GOOD features for the database. In fact you can just ignore Ms Access and just use Apache...its REALLY easy to use and there are plenty of tutorials on youtube.

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RWJ Fan .

thanks for the reply !! :D

what you are saying is correct , like the documentation files available are only for the website ,

and for the database ( sample 5 ) there is nothing much which will help ,

i will ask my teacher and see if i will change my project ! :S

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hi ,

My ITGS project is basically a database for a gym . my question is , wt is the easiest Advanced techniques i could include ?

also can anyone help me in another thing which is , i need to have three related tables , tell now i have 1. members details 2. membership status

what could i add for the third table ?

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How about something like:

member since..... or Membership number.

i have attached an ITGS project...A database one. Open it with Microsoft Access.

It should give you a clearer picture of what hey expect from a Database sort of project. This is NOT the APACHE server based one i mentioned earlier.

Nicoles_DVDs.zip

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thxs for uploading it but i actually have this ..

Cant i edit the name and details of the " Nicoles dvd " and make it to look like if it was for a gym ?

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