Corrie, Sheenae, Yeo.
Del Taylor, Gi Soong Chee, Mayank
was in charge of the programming in the page. I had always
used cgi-scripting in my previous pages, but when it came
to this site, I decided to pick up php because Sheenae knew
a bit of php, and it was easier for her to design the pages
if she knew how the scripts were implemented. I adapted a
few scripts for the guestbook, the discussion boards and for
the quizzes, and added meta tags to all the files to facilitate
searching. I also customized the menu from free scripts found
on the internet. What I really remeber about the team was
that showed so much understanding when I had my exams and
was unable to do ThinkQuest. They gave me time off to study,
and they themselves work hard on the page. Of course, when
my exams were over, I more than willing to catch up.
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Park, Alberta, Canada
supposed to do the part on design. Earlier on in the site
development process, I created a few templates to be used
in different parts of the sites, and for the rest of the
team to choose from. After the preliminary templates were
decided upon, I got the content which Yaowei was creating,
and stuck it into the template in sections. Actually, I
joined the team quite late, at the start of June, after
another student named Tudor left the team, so by the time
I joined there was quite some material to process already.
Soon after, the scripting was confirmed and I had to make
necessary changes to the template and all the html files
which had been done already. I also went about looking for
pictures and obtaining the copyrights so we could use it
on the site. Unfortunately, we were not too fortunate in
this respect because most companies did not reply by e-mail.
I then had to create graphics for use on the site, from
the resources we had. All in all, ThinkQuest was an extremely
interesting experience, especially in getting used to each
others work ethics. I wish the rest of the team members
good luck in their future endeavors!
job could be classified simply into three parts. The first
part involved reading a whole lot of Norse myths, on which
we were doing a whole section, then take the stories from
various sources and to try to decide which details to write.
After that was done, I had to start selecting interesting
stories from myths around the world. I eventually chose
myths selectively from the few major cultures such as Greek
and Chinese, and wrote on them. Lastly, I did some analysis
on the myths and came up with the various themes that run
throughout mythology with, of course, some references. The
last part of the analysis was to talk about the impact of
myths on society today. It was amazing, the amount of thing
I have learnt from doing this web site. Not only in learning
more about mythology and about our modern society, but also
in learning how to collaborate with other people to produce
a cohesive piece of work. It certainly has been a great
was first introduced to ThinkQuest in 1998 by a student. She
asked me to be her coach for a web site competition I had
never heard of. 3 years have gone by since then. I had been
to Los Angeles for 1999 where my team received Platinum. I
was hooked!! The following year, I convinced the same student
to enter again. 2000 sent our team to Geneva and another fine
win! I moved from Edmonton, Alberta to Hamilton, Ontario to
continue teaching physics. Here I plugged TQ to Ontario students
at my new high school. The result is there are 4 teams attempting
to complete web pages!! This team started when Yaowei found
me on the TQ chat and asked me if I wanted to start a team.
I was excited to start a new team, and my contacts in Alberta
brought Corrie and her friend Sheenae into the mix. This site
deals with Mythology: a topic I studied in University as an
elective. I have found this team to be a dynamic bunch of
individuals, full of energy and great ideas and experience.
I think they have done a tremendous job pulling all this together.
My faith in TQ is still stronger than ever. I have learned
a great deal this year.
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Junior College, Singapore.
This is my third year coaching ThinkQuest teams. As usual,
it is a long, tiring, and yet rewarding learning experience,
the magical (and mythical) feeling that pulls you back year
after year, to witness how the teams grow and mature as they
contribute to this wonderful repository of educational web
resources. All TQ teams are unique in their own ways. What
has attracted me most about this team is perhaps the incredible
amount of devotion and commitment every team member has tried
to put in to produce the high quality site that is put before
your eyes now. The amount of email traffic, the speed at which
everyone responds to messages despite our different and hectic
schedules, the joy of getting a particular script to finally
work after days of debugging, the mixed frustration/perseverance/achievement
of organising, discarding and restructuring the design and
contents of the site,...all add meaning to this valuable learning
process. I am definitely sure that memories will be remembered
long after the competition, and this ThinkQuest journey will
always have a place in each of our hearts. I look forward
to meeting everyone in person some day, perhaps at the Awards
Ceremony ;)? But whether or not we make it to the finals,
we would have all learnt so many invaluable lessons as we
treaded this journey together. Thanks to everyone who has
made this another memorable and beneficial experience. May
I wish the team members all the best in their future undertakings,
as they embark on their different paths in life.
|Currently doing my bach.'s in Information,
Technology from New Delhi, India. Thinkquest is not new
to me, in 2000 i entered thinkquest for the first time and
well my luck we won the Gold Award. The best thing of thinkquest
i like is, the team effort needed to win. You maybe good
but if you can't collabrate, well you simply can't win!
I myself have been designing and developing commercial site
for quite some time now, always indulged in programming
and stuff for commercial use, but when you start coaching:
helping someone out with their problems using the kind of
exprience you gained over period of time. Well this is really
wonderful when you can solve the problems of the students,
facing the same challenges I did a a few years ago... and
well manier times you learn a trick or two from these hot
brainy heads. Its fun and resposible job and i love it.
This is my 2nd year in TQ; surely ain't going to be the
last for a long time ahead. I just want to be associated
with Thinkquest and the new talent it discovers every year.