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Event will be held on December 2, 2017

Event Contact Info

Paula Terrill
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Katherine Goyette
Technology & Integrated Studies Consultant

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Tulare County CyberQuest

CyberQuest is a student-centered, problem-based learning activity designed to lead students to apply higher-level thinking skills in an authentic public speaking arena. Students apply research skills to a standards-based, curriculum-oriented thematic project. The work culminates in a multimedia presentation before a panel of judges and a public audience.

In its 19th year, CyberQuest has grown from 25 teams to an expected 90 teams involving over 300 students. Our continued success is based on the hard work of teachers and volunteers throughout the educational and business communities.

Founded in Tulare County in 1998, CyberQuest is a student event that features research, presentation, and multimedia production. Students, grades 4-12, work in teams to create their solution to a scenario in a three-week period of time and then present their findings in a presentation that combines multimedia with speaking skills. The CyberQuest competition stresses the use of the National Education Technology Standards for Students.

Specifically, they address:

  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Research and Information Fluency
  • Critical thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
  • Digital Citizenship
  • Technology Operations and Concept
Want to start your own local CyberQuest competition?  Learn how!

About the 2016 event scenario:

Earth’s natural disasters are unable to be stopped, but we can work to minimize their damage. Each teams' quest was to create a concept​ for a scenario game that educates the players on scientific cause, preparation, impact, and response measures regarding a natural disaster of their choice. Game concepts could be designed in any format chosen (board game, card game, multiplayer video game, etc) and were to include rewards for players (points, badging, etc) demonstrating knowledge related to natural disasters. Teams were encouraged to use the design thinking process to help them create their game concept. The setting of the game was to be in the present time and scientifically realistic in regards to Earth’s natural disasters. Teams presented their game concept​ in an eight minute multimedia presentation, followed by a series of questions from the judges. (Note, in keeping with prior competitions, props were not allowed and therefore, the completed (either physical or digital) game were NOT to be included in the presentation).

Projects were scored based on the following: citations of research revealing an understanding of multiple aspects of natural disasters including scientific cause, preparation, impact, and response measures, as well as the effectiveness of the multimedia presentation itself (visual and oral presentation skills). Evaluation criteria regarding both team research and presentation were in alignment with the grade level English Language Arts Standards identified.

Next Generation Science Standards, along with design thinking and gamification principles were
provided, solely, for team reference.

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2016 Rankings
(All Scored Superior)
Downloadable version (Adobe PDF)

 4th Grade Division
  School  Team Name 
1st  Palm School  The Gifted Panther Pack 
2nd  Palm School  The Cyber Panthers 
3rd  Cutler Elementary  Cutler Elementary 4th Grade Team 
5th Grade Division 
  School  Team Name 
1st  St. Anne's School  For All-Ogists 
2nd  Summit Charter Academy Lombardi  Lombardi Bears 
3rd  Golden Valley Elementary  Techno Four 
6th Grade Division 
  School  Team Name 
1st  Crestwood Elementary  Survivors 
2nd  St. Anne's School  N.A.M.D.D. 
3rd  Crestwood Elementary  When Disaster Strikes 
Additional Superior Teams 
  Elbow Creek Elementary  Legends of Weather 
  Elbow Creek Elementary  Brain Storm 
7th Grade Division 
  School  Team Name 
1st  Ridgeview Middle School  Raptor Team #1 
2nd  St. Anne's School  Natural Disaster Masters
3rd  Ridgeview Middle School  Raptor Team #2 
8th Grade Division 
  School  Team Name 
1st  St. Anne's School  Game Shakers 
2nd  El Monte Middle School  Moon Pegasus 
3rd  Valley Oak Middle School  Masters of Disasters 
High School Division 
  School  Team Name 
1st  Tulare Union High School  The New Yorks 
2nd  Tulare Western High School  Tulare Western Team 1 
3rd  Tulare Western High School  Tulare Western Team 2