STLP Event: Digital Product Online Judging (DPOJ)
Digital Product Online Judging Info (formerly called Winter Virtual Judging)
Schools may submit, in each category, their best two products (see list below) for online judging. Judges will receive the list of online products to score. Digitally, judges will determine which products are of quality and invite these to State Championship.
Quality is defined by the rubric score. Rubrics can be accessed below or inside the STLP Digital Handbook.
- Registration for DPOJ is now CLOSED.
- The DPOJ Registration deadline was January 15th, 2015
- Scores will be sent to STLP Coordinators via email by early February
- Judges will receive assignments with instructions by January 22
The STLP core principles of “Design. Make. Connect. Learn.” are perhaps most evident in the only event that takes place 100% in the digital realm: Digital Product Online Judging (DPOJ).
Digital product creation is part of learning in many classrooms across Kentucky. The DPOJ event provides every school the opportunity to share the products students are creating — whether it’s part of daily curriculum or a stand-alone activity with an STLP. Students are making digital content every day. The STLP DPOJ event lets you submit that work for statewide recognition as part of the STLP process.
Schools may submit their two best products from each of the categories listed below. Each product will need to be accessible online (it’s up to each school to determine their best plan for how to host the products online) via a unique web address. During the registration process, each school will submit the web address needed to view the various digital products created by students. A pool of judges across the state will then receive judging assignments and, using rubrics specific to each category, remotely score the digital products, and submit their scores electronically. After all scores have been collected, the qualifying digital products will become finalists for judging at the STLP State Championship event in the spring.
ThisManipulated Image combines elements of multiple photos into one new, original, image. (My Brother…My Brothers by Ethan G., SMS, Breathitt Co)
Reporter Service: (formerly Cyber Gazette Reporters) one student posts a story about Fall Showcase for a position at State (View example from Marion County)
Presenter Service: 1-2 students submit a 2-minute presentation video, slides & resume (View Example from Monroe County)
Frequently Asked DPOJ Questions
What is the Process URL? Read each product rubric carefully. Many call for you to submit a separate document where the student describes the process and tools he/she used to create their product. This document should have it’s own web address. That is the Process URL.
What constitutes a “Team?” Products are generally classified as either “Individual” or “Team” events. Teams can consist of more than one student, but only one student could constitute a team, also. Team sizes are not limited. An entire STLP group can make up a team; however, if the product is selected to be presented at State, teams will need to nominate their top four presenters to represent the product during judging.
Can students submit more than one product? Yes, as long as they are in different product categories.
Can products mash-up videos, music, or other digital items from other authors? STLP Digital Products should be 100% original. If you utilize any portion of someone else’s work, be certain that it is properly attributed, used in accordance with the artists wishes, and properly cited.
Will someone contact me if our links don’t work? The key element of DPOJ is that your student’s projects are available online. Your students are depending on you to make sure the links you register work. If judges can not easily click to your products, they are not obligated to contact you and are welcome to disqualify those products. Some may choose to reach out to you. Working links are crucial. Don’t count on judges to give you a second chance.
What will judges do when scoring products and services?
- Read an email and be reminded by the school to complete the virtual judging in the specified time
- Open the email with the information about judging
- Look for the group you have been assigned to judge; each item has a title and a URL location
- Review Copyright. All work the students do is to be original. All judges must look for copyright issues first. Look at the product. If you see any part of the product that seems familiar in text or graphics, or image, then question it.
- Open the rubric that matches your assigned category to judge, open the group list of pieces to judge (look for your name)
- Click the URL location using your web browser and find by name the item in your group list
- Using the rubric score the item- the purpose is to decide the best piece/score among your group
- There can be no ties so the best needs to be the highest score among your group
- Record the scores on the group sheet provide
- Return scores on group sheet on time via email for your assigned group
Pieces will continue to be judged by other judges until the top best pieces are selected
The best pieces in each product and service category above will be invited to State Championship. Final rounds of product judging will occur at State.