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Start Your Students Thinking about ThinkQuest

Teaching and exposing students to the World Wide Web and to global education is exciting for all learners from ages 9 – 19 in this new ThinkQuest International competition with deadline for entries in April 2007. A competition maybe, but this program is available to members from all countries. What a way to learn about a wide range of topics and collaborate with students and teacher-coaches all over the world. The topics which are project-based are not limited to any one area of education. Participating students have the opportunity “to practice research, writing technology and teamwork skills” over a period of 8 months with peers in this cross-cultural and global experience. In a prior competition in the 2005, award winning websites include “Tiny but dangerous” – a website on diseases caused by mosquitoes and “Time Trek”, travel to historic civilizations. Even if not an award winning website, the contributions of the learning teams become part of the ThinkQuest Library. Teaching standards are observed by teachers and several websites become future resource sites. Final projects are presented to a team of professionals. The exciting thing about technology both in a personal and professional capacity is that there is so much to learn and I feel I cannot learn it fast enough. Somehow one needs to have the luxury of time, not a commodity always available! I am part of that generation who came to this much later in life, but it does open a vast world of knowledge, an insatiable resource for teaching, the digital age is wonderful and I feel so lucky to be part of this era. I recognize the benefits from teaching and learning using research rather than the old rote method when one did not even have any connections to the material taught. The most rewarding aspect is that anyone can be a lifelong learner if the desire and the quest for knowledge is there. Even if one does not own a computer, or have the means to own one, computers are available in public libraries, free to all. In this country we all have the chance to be part of the new technology. Bibliography: Article “Start Your Students Thinking about ThinkQuest” Source ThinkQuest


I like your way of connecting the competition to global learning. Technology is everywhere. Have you heard of the $100 laptop for students in 3rd world countries?

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