STLP: ThinkQuest

ThinkQuest is an online learning platform that helps students develop important 21st century skills, including communication, critical thinking, and technology skills. Delivered globally, ThinkQuest includes a project environment that supports collaborative learning; technology competitions that challenge students to solve real-world problems; the award-winning ThinkQuest Library, a learning resource visited by millions; and professional developme! nt for educators. ThinkQuest currently supports 548,000 students and teachers in 47 countries.

 

ThinkQuest Projects – Delivered to K12 schools globally, ThinkQuest Projects is a protected learning environment where students and teachers create web-based projects and engage in collaboration with peers. It is available in 11 languages, including Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish.

 

 

ThinkQuest International Competition – The ThinkQuest International Competition challenges students to solve a real-world problem by applying their critical thinking, communication, and technology skills.  Participants may enroll in the following competition events: ThinkQuest Projects, Digital Media, and Application Development.

ThinkQuest Library – The ThinkQuest Library is the world’s largest online repository of student-developed learning projects. It is visited by millions of learners each month.

 

 

ThinkQuest Professional Development – ThinkQuest offers a free comprehensive training program to help teachers integrate project learning and technology into their curricula with confidence. The training program includes a self-paced online tutorial to help teachers quickly deploy ThinkQuest Projects; an instructor-led seminar that introduces ThinkQuest Projects to new users; and a Project Learning Institute that trains teachers how to integrate technology, project learning, and 21st century skills development into their curricula. In addition, the Oracle Education Foundation offers a self-paced module that helps students plan and develop entries in the ThinkQuest International Competition

 

 

Al Weis, Founder
“The ThinkQuest competitions were designed to help students and teachers develop quality educational materials for the Internet to be used by other students, teachers, and schools everywhere,” said Al Weis, founder, past president and past chief executive officer of

ThinkQuest, Advanced Networks.

 

ThinkQuest is now part of the Oracle Education Foundation.

 

ThinkQuest has been listed by TechLearning as one of the 10 Top Innovations Projects.

 

[h5]ThinkQuest Past Events[/h5]

  • 2012 ThinkQuest Live,  San Francisco
  • 2011 ThinkQuest Live,  San Francisco
  • 2009 ThinkQuest Live 2009 Winners, San Francisco
  • 2008 ThinkQuest Live 2008 Winners, San Francisco
  • 2007 ThinkQuest Live 2007 Winners, San Francisco
  • 2006 ThinkQuest Live 2006 Winners, San Francisco
  • 2004 ThinkQuest Live 2004 Winners, San Francisco
  • 2003 ThinkQuest Live 2003 Winners, San Francisco
  • 2002 – TQ Live Seattle, Washington
  • 2002 – TQ Best in State Announced
  • 2001 – ThinkQuest USA Formed
  • 2001 – TQ Conference Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2000 – TQ Conference Cairo-Cancelled
  • 1998 – TQ Conference Los Angeles, California
  • 1997 – TQ Conference Washington, DC
  • 1996 – TQ Conference Washington, DC
  • 1996 – Al Weis Founds ThinkQuest

 

[h5]KENTUCKY THINKQUEST[/h5]

  • June 2012 Woodfrod County High School, International Winner
  • June 2011 Charles Russell Elementary School and Woodford County High School named International Winners
  • May 2011– Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
  • May 2010– Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
  • May 2009 – No teams announced;
  • Champion Team from Alabama visits State Championship
  • May 2008 – Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
  • May 2007– Best Teams announced at STLP Awards
  • May 2006 – No teams announced
  • March 2005 – ThinkQuest winners recognized at KTLC
  • March 2005 – TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
  • Fall 2004 – TQ information on STLP Listserv
  • March 2004 – ThinkQuest winners recognized at KTLC
  • May 2003 – TQ USA, Best in State
  • March 2003 – ThinkQuest winners recognized at KTLC
  • March 2002 – ThinkQuest students recognized at KTLC
  • March 2002 – TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
  • Fall 2001 – ThinkQuest sessions at Regional STLP Showcases
  • Fall 2001 – TQ USA Spotlighted at STLP Regional Conferences
  • 1999-2001 – Emails, TQ electronic newsletters
  • Summer 2001 – Coaches Training
  • March 2001 – TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
  • March 2001 – Dr. Rogers, TQ CEO visits KTLC
  • Fall 2000 – TQ Spotlighted at STLP Regional Showcases
  • March 2000 – TQ Booth at KTLC run by STLP Students
  • Fall 1999 – TQ Spotlighted at STLP Regional Showcases
  • September 1999 – David Warlick, TQ Trainer, Provides Resources
  • March 1999 – ThinkQuest Session at KTLC
  • April 1999 – Kentucky becomes a state partner

[h5]Kentucky Schools on the ThinkQuest Site 1996-2010[/h5]

BEST IN STATE WINNERS

  • 2011 Projects: Obesity Weight Awareness Project (OWAP)Charles Russell Elementary School, Ashland Independent
  • 2011 ApplicationDevelopment: Helping Hand:Find a Worthy Cause
  • Woodford County High School
  • 2010 Traveling the World, Charles Russell Elementary School, Ashland Independent
  • 2010 Travel the USA, Charles Russell Elementary School,
  • Ashland Independent
  • 2010 Area & Perimeter, Bath County Middle School
  • 2010 Horses 101, Taylor County Middle School
  • 2008 Our Earth is Falling to Pieces, Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
  • 2008 Bullying Interference, Barren Middel School
  • 2007 Micro World, Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
  • 2007  Norse Mythology-The Sea of Trolls, harrison County Middle Schook
  • 2007 The Pulse of Africa, Taylor County Middle School
  • 2006 Amazing World of Habitats, Charles Russell Elementary, Ashland Independent
  • 2005 None selected due to the transition in the schedule
  • 2004 Golden Age of Greek Mythology, Carrithers Middle School, Jefferson County
  • 2004 Once Upon a Time, Taylor Mill Elementary School, Kenton 2003 Egyptian Expedition, R.A. Jones Middle School, Boone CountyCounty
  • 2003 Exploring Forensics, Belfry High School, Pike County
  • 2003 Greenup County 200 Years Old Greenup County
  • 2003 Jesse Stuart: An Appalachian Farmer’s Son , Charles Russell Elementary, Ashland Independent
  • 2003 Mammoth Cave National Park TQ Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
  • 2003 Vietnam Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
  • 2003 US Disaster
  • 2003 International Space Station
  • 2003 World War 2
  • 2003 Kabuki Butai
  • 2002 A String of Beads, Charles Russell Elementary School, Ashland Independent
  • 2002 Preparing for an Interview R.A. Jones Middle School, Boone County
  • 2001 Concentrate on Your Battlestation Ft. Campbell
  • 2001 Welcome to the Olympics
  • 2001 The Unknown Cell Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
  • 2001 Molds & Folds- A Fun Guide to Origami
  • 2001 Gold, Silver, Bronze: Welcome to the Olympics
  • 2001 A Kid’s Guide to 3 Diseases Ft. Campbell
  • 2001 Once Upon a Time Until the End Ft. Campbell
  • 2001 Kentucky Argonauts Taylor County Elementary School, Taylor County
  • 2001 GSS_Ancient Egypt
  • 2000 Kid’s Health Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
  • 2000 Science Fiction: Who, What, When, Where and How? Harrison County Middle School
  • 2000 With One Leg Painted Red Belfry High, Powell County, Millard High, Galesburg High Schools
  • 2000 RoboWorld Ballard High School, Thomas Merton Academy
  • 2000 Hungry for Math, Rosa Parks Elementary School, Fayette County
  • 2000 The Bluegrass State
  • 1999 Staying Alive Austin Tracy Elementary School, Barren County
  • 1999 The Y2K Survival Guide Hardinsburg Elementary School, Breckinridge County
  • 1999 More Perfect Union: An Exploration of American Democracy, Trinity High School
  • 1999 Geometry for All Hart County High School
  • 1999 A Collection of Classics duPont Manual High School
  • 1999 Greek Mythology: A Look Back  in Time, Model Lab School
  • 1998 EconoStocks duPont Manual High School
  • 1997 The Recording Studio, The Lexington School
  • 1997 Drugs and Alcohol: What You Need To Know… Henry Clay High School
  • 1997 Classical Mythology, North Marshall Middle School
  • 1996 Geometry Bus Tour, Bishop Brossart High School
  • 1996 A Radical Classroom: A Cruise into the World of Edutainment, Bishop Brossart High School
  • 1996 America,  Boone County High and Conner Middle School
  • 1996 The Physics of Amusement Parks Webster County High School
  • 1996 Forensic Science, Applications for Science and Math, Pulaski County High School

 

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