Think Quest UK. Tony Parkin & Glyn Barritt ICT Development Team, SSAT. www.thinkquestuk.org.uk. Student voice … lifelong skill development …. Think Quest UK. Renowned international competition open to teams of students aged between 9 and 19
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Tony Parkin & Glyn Barritt
ICT Development Team, SSAT
Student voice … lifelong skill development …ThinkQuest UK
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Our first UK winners!
“Project-based learning is nothing new to the education world. The idea that students learn through engaging tasks that require them to use teamwork, problem solving, critical thinking and time management skills in real life situations has clear benefits.
An international website competition offering fantastic prizes also provided a wonderful carrot to dangle in the face of my prospective team members.”
A website to help visitors gain a deeper understanding of the importance of water and the consequences of water shortage.
A section also deals with the devastating forces of water.
1st prize in the 19U
“In all honesty, the prizes and trip were just the icing on the cake. My team members have gained self-confidence through this project, and are already to engaging themselves and their peers in new endeavours, entirely of their own volition.
My team this year have a lot to live up to!”
Seven … thought to be a sacred or lucky number for thousands of years.
We talk about being in seventh heaven when we’re very happy, but facing seven years’ bad luck if you break a mirror!
And so this website takes a look at the occurrence of the number 7 … from the Seven Wonders of the World … to 7 in stories, like Snow White!
3rd Prize in the UK’s 12U
Through animiated characters like Ally the Apple, Mike the Melon and Ollie the Orange, this website looks at food and lifestyle for keeping fit and healthy.
And this site also won an Honourable mention in the international competition, in the 12 and under category.
2nd Prize in the UK’s 12U and Student Voice Prize
Global Tales Melon and Ollie the Orange, this website looks at food and lifestyle for keeping fit and healthy. - a collection of traditional myths, legends and folk tales from all over the world!
The countries featured are Australia, Japan, Iraq, China, Africa, India, Norway and the United Kingdom.
1st Prize in the UK’s 12U and Global Perspectives Prizeand 3rd prize in the international 12U competition!
Now that so many computer games are based on conflict avoidance strategies, this website was developed out of a fascination with the cold war period and the lessons learned in avoiding a similar situation in the future.
1st Prize in the UK’s 15U
This site aims to cover the whole UK Life Support syllabus, to aid all those qualified in Life Support to keep their knowledge up-to-date and to prepare for exams.
The skills are the same worldwide, so you might just save a life … perhaps that of a loved one!
2nd prize in the 19U and Community Prize
02 April 2008
So plenty of time to get THINKING!