Educazione&Scuola by Dario Cillo - FASTLINK
Concorso Internazionale ThinkQuest®
Un concorso in Internet per studenti dai 12 ai 19 anni
ThinkQuest 2000 e' in fase di chiusura ed a partire dal 4 Dicembreinizieranno le iscrizioni per il prossimo anno.
Per motivi di sicurezza il meeting del Cairo e' stato sospeso a causa dellasituazione nel Medio Oriente e i gravi problemi in Palestina.
Procede comunque la fase di giudizio tramite internet dei lavori Finalistidel concorso 2000.
Ricordo che questo e' il secondo anno che i nostri ragazzi Italiani si fannoonore vincendo Mensioni Onorevoli, i lavori vincitori sono:
ThinkQuest in Italia partecipa inoltre a premi nazionali come:
Global Junior Challenge
Premio Italiano per la Formazione "ALDO FABRIS 2000"
La lista completa dei lavori partecipanti al TQ2000 e' all'indirizzo:
ThinkQuest 2000 Finalist Stories Include Website for Preserving Family
73-year Old Grandma Coach
Winners to Receive Scholarships and Awards Totaling $1 Million
ARMONK, N.Y. - A "how-to" website on preserving family history via the web,
and a site on public speaking coached by a 73-year old grandmother are just
two of the impressive stories coming from this year's ThinkQuest 2000
Internet Challenge. The program, which matches teens with peers from around
the world to design educational Web sites, recognizes the winning students,
coaches, and schools with scholarships and cash awards totaling almost $1
Outstanding ThinkQuest 2000 finalist sites include "The UnWritten: Saving
Your Photo Stories for the Future", a guide for preserving family history
written by three teenage cousins who found each other, learned about their
shared history and documented detailed genealogy, through their ThinkQuest
entry (http://library.thinkquest.org/C001313/). "The Art of Speech,"
coached by a 73-year old grandmother, is a must-see site for anyone planning
to speak in public (http://library.thinkquest.org/C001146/). "Van Gogh at
Etten: Sketches and Billboards" (http://library.thinkquest.org/C001734/), is
another carefully crafted, and well-researched collaboration between teens
in the Netherlands, Singapore and Nigeria.
"The ThinkQuest Internet Challenge unites students from around the globe
regardless of computer expertise - whether from inner-cities, suburban
communities, or rural villages - in their dedicated initiative to create
these wonderful educational tools that are used by millions," marvels Dr.
Terry Rogers, president and CEO of Advanced Network & Services, the
non-profit corporation that founded ThinkQuest. "With over 50,000 students
having completed the ThinkQuest journey to date, we are working to include 1
million participants, worldwide, over the next five years."
Selected from a pool of more than 6,800 students, only 70 students were
chosen as finalists in this year's ThinkQuest Internet Challenge. Most
teammates, who have never met in-person, use the Internet to complete their
entries by coordinating their workloads to accommodate the members' diverse
schedules, language differences, and radically divergent time zones.
President Clinton cited ThinkQuest as a good example of a non-profit program
helping to bridge the digital divide.
The annual ThinkQuest Internet Challenge, a philanthropic and educational
initiative, invites teams of students ages 12 to 19 to work together to
create an interactive, well-researched Web site on an educational topic of
interest to them. These teams work for more than eight months to gather
data, conduct research, and learn about the Internet as an educational
medium as they build educationally rich sites. Upon completion, the
student-created entries become a permanent part of the ThinkQuest Library,
which is made freely available to teachers, students, and Internet users
across the globe. Applications for the ThinkQuest 2001 Internet Challenge
will be accepted on-line beginning December 4, 2000 at www.thinkquest.org.
A panel of experts from the Internet Society conducts judging for the
ThinkQuest Web site entries, looking for compelling and accurate educational
content, technical excellence, interactivity, and imaginative use of
graphics. In addition, teams are assessed on how members collaborate by
sharing their individual knowledge, skills, and efforts.
The ThinkQuest Internet Challenge usually culminates in an annual Awards
Event with this year's gathering scheduled for Cairo, Egypt. However, due
to recent global events, ThinkQuest and their Egyptian partner, the Regional
Information Technology Software Engineering Center (RITSEC), have announced
that the ThinkQuest 2000 Award Event would not be held as planned.
"We are very proud of our finalists and will recognize the winners, but we
also feel that it is inappropriate to convene at this time of worldwide
unrest," added Dr. Terry Rogers. "It is our hope that ThinkQuest students
with their global and positive attitudes will one day become the peacemakers
and bridge-builders of tomorrow."
Students participating in ThinkQuest programs learn invaluable skills,
whether they are in grade school, college-bound or heading for a vocational
career. Acquiring skills such as time and project management, and technical
expertise, some ThinkQuest participants start their own businesses while
still in high school, and contest winners use awards to pay for college
Since its inception in 1996, 50,000 young Web designers from 100 countries
have participated in the not-for-profit ThinkQuest programs, competing
yearly for more than $1 million in scholarships and cash awards for
themselves and their schools. The challenge encourages collaboration,
leadership, and critical thinking and helps raise students' self-esteem,
along with their technological skills. Collectively these students, many of
whom are new to technology, have created 4,000 Web sites on topics ranging
from diplomacy to space exploration to growing up with epilepsy. These Web
sites are found in the ThinkQuest Library at http://www.thinkquest.org, the
most heavily trafficked educational destination on the Internet with an
estimated 120 million hits, and 2.5 million unique users, per month.
ThinkQuest 2001 is scheduled to begin December 4, 2000. Interested students
should log onto www.thinkquest.org for details and rules in December.
[EDITOR'S NOTE: For more information about ThinkQuest programs, B-roll, or
to meet the amazing ThinkQuest participants, call 914-765-1134.]
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