Happy New Year ThinkQuest Participants. Congratulations again on your Quest!
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Please note, your teams' results will fall into three areas:
These results are based on three individual judges thoroughly reviewing your site and completing the rubric set forth by ThinkQuest. The three scores were then averaged by the Internet Society together against the five-part rubric and tallied for your review.
In addition, the judges have the option of providing comments to the team, the judges are not required to provide comments but many of them do. The chart below provides any comments made by the judges that reviewed and scored your site.
Again, we do wish you continued success in your future endeavors and hope to see you participating again in future ThinkQuest Challenges.
April C. Buther, Program Director The Internet Society
|25% - Educational Value Feedback||Excellent|
|25% - Quality of the Entry Feedback||Excellent|
|20% - Internet Style of Learning Feedback||Average|
|10% - Entry Usage Feedback||Average|
|20% - Diversity of Computer and Ne twork Resources and Team Collaboration Feedback||Excellent|
|wow, you guys really express yourselves well in your entry form, nice job and nice collaboration.||You presented your information in a fairly combative language delivery. I found some of your language a bit abrasive, and wondered how many other people who read your site will be turned off by your word choice. Calling parents "laughable" and "weeds that choke the budding minds of their children" is unacceptable language for an educational site, regardless of your position.
Your wording that "American education is falling into a pit of hell" also seems excessively harsh.
On the other hand, I did thoroughly enjoy the layout of your site. The pop-up definitions were wonderfully done, and the instant polls were a great idea. I also loved the comment boxes at the end of several of your pages.
One of the other objections that I would like to voice on your site is about some advice that you freely give on your Health page ~ "Suffering from boredom? Take Ecstacy." This, too, seems unacceptable for an educational site.||You ae passionate about your topic. Bring th music in from he web. Perhaps do more with the newsletter. Find more ways to let your users feed the project.