Imagining the Future
It is fortunate that the final activity for Imagining the Future will
fall on the afternoon of Jefferson Day, June 3rd. After lunch and
the "field events" listed in the schedule below, students who were on Imagining
the Future teams should congregate in the CS Lab at 1:30 for the Virtual
Pizza Party, announcements, awards, and other activities.
Jefferson Day Schedule
Jefferson Day Regular Schedule
8:30 - 8:55 1st Period
9:00 - 9:25 3rd Period
9:30 - 10:00 5th Period (Mr. Latimer's Supercomp)
10:05 - 10:30 7th Period (Mr Hyatt's Supercomp)
10:35 - 11:00 2nd Period
11:05 - 11:30 4th Period
11:35 - 12:00 6th Period
12:00 - 12:30 Lunch
12:30 - 1:30 Field Events
1:30 - 3:50 Booths (Imagining the Future)
3:00 - 3:50 Basketball " " "
Imagining the Future Pizza Party and Awards Schedule
Live Video Conference
1:30 - 2:30 ||
Welcome from CEO, Dr. Terry Rogers in Armonk, N.Y.
Virtual Pizza Party hosted by ThinkQuest
Meet the Teams: Introductions of All Members and Explanation of Projects
2:30 - 3:30 ||
Announcement of Winning Teams
Check Out the Trip: July 18 - 21, 2002: ThinkQuest Live in Seattle
Imagining the Future Activities: Quiz Teams and Individual Awards
Sponsors and Awards
- All expense trip for two teams to Seattle, Washington,
where students will demonstrate Imagining the
Future Projects at
a renown developer of technologies for rich media
production and manipulation, will be providing their
winning software to each school.
- T-shirts for each student and polo shirts for teachers
- Small surprise package from Advanced Network and Services
About the Contest Judges
This year, the sponsors of ThinkQuest have arranged
over 52 jurors that represent a
great mix of expertise and experiences: K-12 teachers,
past TQ judges, chief technology officers, university
researchers and professors, research students, networking
and corporate people, and even presidents and managers
from different companies.
There will be approximately 6 separate jurors that will be reviewing your web presentations. They will provide ThinkQuest with
feedback that will be mainly descriptive but will compile all information
for each team which will be passed on to the teachers and students of those teams.
We hope this information will be very helpful and
valuable to both students and coaches. Note that all jurors' comments will
be provided in an anonymous form.
The jurors come from a variety of institutions including NASA
Ames Research Center, Xerox PARC, Oshean Inc, VRCO Inc.,
M.I.N.D Lab, Michigan State University, Dell, Microsoft,
Northwestern University, Apple, LHRIC, NYSERNET,
Sonic Foundry, Eastern Connecticut State University, Art
Center in CA, and large group of people from different
school districts across the USA.
More About the Imagining the Future Quiz
- STAGE 1:
Each team that will be present at the party should
send Dr. Sadagic three questions for which the answers can be
found in their own team project web presentations.
The questions should not be too difficult or answers
difficult to remember (like: "Give us the names of all
our team members", or "What were all resources that
we used in our project?") but rather something that
is catchy and easy to remember, yet it will really
require that people do go through your web site and
learn more about what you did. The questions could
be also: "Describe ---- that was part of our system".
- STAGE 2:
Check with the colleagues in your ITF group and
make teams with 3 members. Each school can have
more than one Quiz team. Send us information about
your Quiz teams and choose the name that you
would like to have as a team.
- STAGE 3:
You will receive pointers
to the web sites that you
will be researching - all quiz questions that will be
asked will be from those web sites. You will have
over the weekend to browse them and learn
more about what other teams did.
- STAGE 4: June 3rd
At the Quiz: we will be drawing questions from the
cap and call Quiz teams to answer them. The judges
for that particular answer will be the team members
from the team that made the question :-)
Each team will have a chance to answer to 5
questions and the winners will get surprise awards.