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Event was held on December 1, 2018
TCOE Administration Building, Visalia

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Event Contacts:
Paula Terrill
Student Event Coordinator
(559) 651-0565

Katherine Goyette
Technology & Integrated Studies Consultant

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.

CyberQuest has grown from 25 teams to almost 100 teams. 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
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2018 event scenario:

The Rise of Computing Technology -- click to view flyer (Adobe PDF)

People interact with a wide variety of computing devices and technologies that collect, store, analyze, and act upon information in ways that can affect human capabilities both positively and negatively. Your quest is to select a computing technology who by its emergence in society, is altering the social landscape of society. Research, synthesize, and then present both positive and negative impacts of your selected technology and predict future potential benefits and risks to society. Computer science standards are listed below for your guidance.

Briefly describe your selected technology’s functionality in society, and then assess how it is altering society and the daily lives of its users. Be sure to consider future potential benefits and risks as the technology continues to grow and evolve. In your presentation, include (a) problem(s) the technology has solved as well as the positive and negative impacts on the daily lives of users of the technology. In accordance to grade level standards, the complexity of student analysis will increase in higher grade levels. Please view the rubric for more details.

Present your analysis of technology’s impact on society in an eight minute multimedia presentation, to be followed by a series of questions from the judges. (Note, in keeping with prior competitions, props are not allowed and therefore costumes are NOT to be included in your presentation).  

Projects will be scored based on the following: citations of research revealing an understanding of positive and negative impacts of emerging technology on the daily life of users and society, predictions of future implications of the technology, as well as the effectiveness of the multimedia presentation itself (visual and oral presentation skills). Evaluation criteria regarding both team research and presentation will be in alignment with the grade level English Language Arts Standards identified (see below). Computer Science standards are provided, solely, for your reference.

English Language Arts and Computer Science standards, along with design thinking principles are provided, solely, for your reference 

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2017 Rankings

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 4th Grade Division  
  School  Team Name   Superior
1st  St. Anne's School Native Protectors  X
2nd  Sycamore Valley Academy Smallpox Docs  X
3rd  Golden Valley Elementary Lords of the Lions  X
 Additional Superior Teams  
   Palm School The Masked Panthers  X
5th Grade Division   
  School  Team Name   
1st  Golden Valley Elementary The Her-Storians  X
2nd  St. Anne's School Team Justice  X
3rd  Sycamore Valley Academy The Democracy Defenders  X
 Additional Superior Teams
   Strathmore Middle School The Queens of History  X
   Cutler Elementary Digital Warriors  X
   Sundale School The Brainstorm Girls  X
6th Grade Division   
  School  Team Name   
1st  St. Anne's School The Four Qins (Fortunes)  X
2nd  St. Anne's School The Ancient Players  X
3rd  Strathmore Middle School The Dynastic Divas
7th Grade Division   
  School  Team Name   
1st  St. Anne's School Unnamed X
2nd  Ridgeview Middle School Thorsades  
3rd  St. Anne's School The Plague Fighters  
8th Grade Division   
  School  Team Name   
1st  St. Anne's School  Redefining History X
2nd  Sycamore Valley Academy The Civil Explorers X
3rd  Sundale School Cool Name Pending  
High School Division   
  School  Team Name   
1st  Tulare Western High School TW Team #2 X
2nd  Tulare Union High School The New Yorks X
3rd  Tulare Western High School  TW Team #1 X