The Great Computer Challenge
Thu, Jan 30 12:03pm

Hello W.H. Taylor Friends and Family!

 

Thank you to everyone who was able to attend this morning's parent informational meeting about the Great Computer Challenge.  If you could not make it no worries.  Below is most of the information that was discussed. 

If you have additional questions about the Great Computer Challenge please email our coach and technology specialist, Mrs. Charlotte Davis, at  chdavis@nps.k12.va.us.

Sign ups for the Great Computer Challenge will be posted on Konstella next Monday, February 3rd.  If you have any questions about how you sign up please message me on Konstella or email me at taylorowlspta.clubs@gmail.com

 

Have a wonderful day!

Ashley Hall

 

The WHRO Great Computer Challenge

Saturday - May 2, 2020

Old Dominion University

 

The Great Computer Challenge is a joint project of WHRO, the Consortium for Interactive Instruction and Old Dominion University! This is a fun and competitive opportunity for students in Kindergarten through 12th Grade to demonstrate their knowledge of various computer applications and programming skills. 

 

W.H. Taylor would like to send FIVE teams to compete in the 35th annual Great Computer Challenge.  Each team will have 3-4 students.  Practices will begin the week of February 11th.  The team breakdowns are as follows:

 

Level 1 Visual Programming/Block Chain Programming

Teams will create a digital story or a game using Scratch Jr or PBS KIDS Scratch Jr (Level 1).  Solutions will be evaluated on creativity, originality, demonstration of technology skill, programming practices, and fulfillment of the problem’s requirements. 

Ages: 2nd Grade – 10 Students

Meeting Time & Location: Thursdays,  3:30-4:30 pm – Room 108

 

Level 2 Visual Programming/Block Chain Programming

Teams will create a digital story or a game using Scratch (Level 2).  Solutions will be evaluated on creativity, originality, demonstration of technology skill, programming practices, and fulfillment of the problem’s requirements. 

Ages: 3rd-5th Grade – 10 Students

Meeting Time & Location: Thursdays - 3:30-4:30 pm – Room 108

 

Level 1 Desktop Publishing

Teams will design a publication using their choice of software and clip art.  Solutions will be evaluated on originality, creativity, fulfillment of the problem’s requirements, and effective use of the computer.

Ages:  2nd Grade – 10 Students

Meeting Time & Location: Tuesday MORNINGS – Time: 8:00 am – Media Center

 

Level 2 Desktop Publishing

Teams will design a publication using their choice of software and clip art.  Solutions will be evaluated on originality, creativity, fulfillment of the problem’s requirements, and effective use of the computer.

Ages: 3rd-5th Grade – 10 Students

Meeting Time & Location: Tuesday MORNINGS – Time: 8:00 am – Media Center

 

Level 2 Internet Scavenger Hunt

Teams will be given an online scavenger hunt to complete in a Windows computer lab using Internet Explorer, Firefox, or Chrome as the browser.  Solutions will be evaluated on answers to Scavenger Hunt questions and methods used to obtain information. Team members will be judged on the quality of their responses.

Ages: 3rd-5th Grade – 10 Students

Meeting Time & Location: Thursday MORNINGS – Time: 8:00 am – Media Center