HFETF Flyer 2013 - Fulton County Schools

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(See back for Quick Reference)
Detail descriptions of the categories are
available at the website listed below.
- High scoring participants may be asked to
participate in the county competition on
Saturday, January 25th, 2013. The County
competition will be held at Westlake High
School.
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- This competition is open to 3rd, 4th and 5th
grade students. Application and permission
forms need to be completed and turned in to
Ms. Brown by November 1st
- A staff member will be available afterschool
on Mondays and Thursdays from 2:30pm to
3:30pm, starting the week of November 4th for
additional support.
- Students can enter as an individual or as a
team of two.
- The following software is available of our
computer at school:
- Judging will take place on December 6th.
- Categories are:
 Multimedia
 Digital Video Production
 Animated Graphic Design
 Non-Animated Graphic Design
 Digital Photography
 3D Modeling
 Web 2.0 Internet Applications
 Non-Multimedia
 Project Programming
 Case Modification
 Robotics
 Mobile Apps
 Digital Game Designs
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Kid Pix 4
Windows Movie Maker XP
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
Publisher
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
Paint
Pixie 3
Scratch
If the student is using software other than
software what is listed above, the student will
need to bring a computer. The computers at
school use the Windows XP and Windows 7
operating systems. If the project was created in
another operating system or another version of
the software, the participant will need to bring
their own computer.
Mac users will need to export their project so
that it is compatible for PC use.
These following categories require that the
student bring the computer where the project
was/will be created:
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3D Modeling
Project Programming (unless using
Scratch)
For more information about the FCBOE
technology competition and the description and
rubrics for the categories, please visit
http://www.fultonschools.org/itdivision/techfai
r/index.htm or contact Ms. Brown at
[email protected]
Technology Competition Categories
(Quick Reference)
DIGITAL VIDEO EDITING is any video project
that has been edited on a computer with digital
video editing software and exported into a
digital video format. Software for projects in
this category includes but is not limited to:
Windows Movie Maker, iMovie, Pinnacle,
Premiere, or Final Cut.
CASE MODIFICATION A student may decorate,
paint, add lights, or moving parts to any
working computer. Use your imagination and
fancy up those computers for a fun event!
NON MULTIMEDIA is any project that has been
created using software applications such as
word processing, spreadsheet, database or
other non-multimedia software. Software may
include, but is not limited to Word, Works,
Publisher, Excel, or Access.
MULTIMEDIA APPLICATIONS is any
presentation which combines text, images and
sound. Software for projects in this category
includes but is not limited to: Power Point,
KidPix, Pixie, AppleWorks, Astound, Storybook
Weaver and HyperStudio.
ANIMATED GRAPHIC DESIGN is an original
graphic design, the primary purpose being to
show motion of objects. Software for projects in
this category includes but is not limited to:
Flash, KidPix or Pixie.
NON-ANIMATED GRAPHIC DESIGN is any
computer-created original art project without
animation. This category does not include
photography or 3D design projects. Software for
projects in this category includes but is not
limited to: Paint, KidPix, Photoshop, Photoshop
Elements, Corel Draw, Illustrator, Fireworks or
Free Hand.
DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is any digital
photography project that has been edited on a
computer using digital photography editing
software. Software for projects in this category
includes but is not limited to: Photoshop,
Photoshop Elements, Corel Draw, Microsoft
Photo Editor or Microsoft Office Picture
Manager.
3-D MODELING is any original artwork that has
been created and can be modeled in three
dimensions. Software for projects in this
category includes but is not limited to: Maya,
AutoCad, Sketch Up, GollyGee Blocks, and Light
Wave.
PROJECT PROGRAMMING are self-executing
programs created using recognizable
programming languages such as BASIC, C++,
Pascal, LOGO, etc.
WEB 2.0 INTERNET APPLICATIONS is defined as
web-based projects such as web pages, web
sites, chat rooms, bulletin boards, and blogs
ROBOTICS may be constructed from kits or
published drawings, modified from other
devices to create new applications, or
constructed from the student's own concepts
and designs. All entries must be a working and
functional piece of electro-mechanical
hardware in which movement and intent is
controlled through student created
programming. Examples of commercially
available kits are robotic “arms” or robot
movers, Lego and K'Nex style building kits,
Capsella, VEX, and Technics style robotics kits.
NEW!!! GAME DESIGN
Projects should include original content, design,
and rules of an interactive game. Students may
use the software program of their choice in
order to demonstrate creativity, originality,
organization, and interactivity.
NEW!!! MOBILE APPS are apps that is
specifically developed for a mobile device
(phone, tablet, slate, etc...). This app can be
developed for any operating system (Android,
iOS, etc.) as long as the entrant has a mobile
device that can run the app on the day of the
fair. (This category does not include mobilefriendly web pages - please see the Web 2.0
category). Pre-planning documentation
materials such as a storyboard and a flowchart
are required (examples).
Software loaded on FCBOE computers:
Kid Pix 4
Windows Movie Maker XP
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Publisher
Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0
Paint
Pixie 3
Scratch
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