A billion dollars is a lot of money to most of us but not in the tech world.
1)Do a quick class or group brainstorm about the big tech events of 2012.
2)Move the discussion into the most expensive ones.
3)Show/share this site:
4)Put students into groups and give them time to read the pages.
5)Go through each and elicit:
1)Give each pair on story and ask them to present it and lead a short discussion
2)Set one for homework research followed by class debate
3)Ask groups to plan how to make a billion in one year in the tech world
4)Show slide 1 (a summary) and elicit the stories it mentions.
5)Lead a class discussion about:
How do internet startups become worth a million and a billion dollars?