Creative ICT Challenge Competition
Thank you for all your entries! It’s been hard work choosing the winners but we have finally come to a decision…
- Animation - £50 Voucher
- Isobel, 11, from Riverside School in Prague
- Isobel has made a super animation of everyday life for a Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and information on burials, with interesting details and a dash of humour.
- Drag and Drop - £50 Voucher
- Amy, 8, from Richard Bonington School in Nottingham
- Amy has created a language learning resource to learn some basic phrases in French and Goan, with audio support.
- Quiz - £50 Voucher
- Josh and Tyler, 13, from Morecambe Community High School
- The boys have created a resource with an information video and a quiz on WWII, engaging their audience by using a prisoner of war character who can only escape if you answer all the questions correctly!
- Quickfire Revision - £50 Voucher
- Ashley, 13, from Morecambe Community High School
- Ashley has used the format of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire?’ to ask general knowledge questions with increasing difficulty.
- Teacher Category - £50 Voucher
- Daniel Powell from Landau Forte Sixth Form Centre in Tamworth
- Mr Powell’s professional set of resources provide valuable revision exercises on isotopes, for GCSE Chemistry pupils.
The overall winners are Tyler and Josh from Morecambe Community High School, who will receive the prize of the i-pod. We felt that their interactive presentation would really engage learners revising ‘World War II’.
We are also awarding Corey from Morecambe a voucher of £25 for his excellent Scratch Walkthrough presentation. It was an engaging and structured introduction to Scratch programming, which could be used by any teacher as part of an introductory lesson for this popular tool.
Competition for schools
There is a growing number of both primary and secondary ICT teachers across the UK who are breaking new ground with more exciting and creative schemes of work for ICT. To promote this exciting area of the curriculum, TES Resources is running a challenge that aims to inspire budding animators and programmers (and their teachers) to create stimulating interactive resources.
The challenge for your pupils:
Design and make an interactive activity that will help a younger child achieve that ‘eureka’ moment in their study of a specific subject, topic or concept.
Interactive teaching and learning resources come in all shapes and sizes. For this competition we have set four categories relating to four relatively simple genres of interactive resource:
- Educational Animation
- Quickfire Revision Game
- Educational Drag and Drop
- Educational Quiz
Download design briefs for further explanation of the type of resource we would hope to see in each category. We expect most resources will be made in Flash but are happy to receive entries in other tools or packages. If in doubt please check with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
£50 Amazon vouchers will be awarded to the best submission in each category. A “best-in-show” prize of an iPod Touch will be awarded to the overall winner. Pupils can enter different resources in as many categories as they wish. Team entries are encouraged but the voucher prize (if won) will be shared between the members, or in the case of the iPod, a voucher alternative will be offered for sharing.
We don’t want to leave the teachers out so we have a special Teacher Category with a prize of a £100 Amazon Voucher. You can submit any resource type, one of the above genres or beyond. Again, we’d expect Flash but if you are a wizard in PowerPoint or any other software or tool we’re happy to see what you can do.
Here’s how to get started:
- Download the competition flyer for hard copy or electronic distribution to your pupils
- Download design brief , hints and tips for each category
- View a related TES Resources collection with useful help, ideas and guidance uploaded by TES users.
- Enter the competition using our online entry form (all entries must be in by the 2nd of August)
View the full terms and conditions for the competition