David - I worked on the voting poll, the message board, the guest book, interesting facts, instinct, interview, and the whale shark pages. I participated in Think Quest Junior last year, so I helped the team understand design and technology. I learned about sharks, how to animate the website, and how to design a poll. Three tips I have are that you have to cooperate and work together with your team and you have to remember that it takes time. My quote is "never give up." I feel that I will use my knowledge of websites in the future. I think Think Quest Junior is really fun!
Kia - I helped and created most of the animations.I helped with the About Us,and I researched about shark ancestry.I helped fix the guest book, message board, and the E-mail pages. My special contributions are the gif animations and lots of ideas for animations. I learned how to upload lots of computer terms,and how to create links on Claris Homepage. My site devlopment tips are to be patient, and read a guide if you have one. The changes and impacts on my life from being in Think Quest Junior are that I will have lots of fun, and will use my time usefully
Blake - I made the structure page,Gray Reef Shark page, edited all pages, and made up some of the ideas. I was the chairman of the team, got most of the shark photos, solved many of the team problems, and helped with the ideas. I learned that working in a group is interesting and fun and teamwork prevail. Additionally, I learned how to create my own website. My three tips are "If you have any ideas for a site, share it with your team", "You must research very hard", and "Always try to make everyone happy with what they have." I feel that it made me know much more about web sites and I can now help my parents with computers. I think Think Quest Junior is great to participate in and I think it's fun and interesting.
Michael - I made the ecosystems sections, the Tiger Shark page, and I corrected some sites. I made connections with the marine biologist, Phillip S. Lobel, who is my uncle. I got pictures and movies from my uncle. I learned how to set up websites with links. Another thing I learned is how to insert images into our website and how to use Claris Homepage. My tips are to have some kind of plan, find your information first, and know how to use the program you are using. I feel that designing web pages is fun, but hard. I think Think Quest Junior is very fun and educational.
Ben - I am 11 years old and in the fifth grade. I worked on the e-mail form, researched the habitats of all of the sharks, made the habitat maps, and prepared the Great White Shark page. One of my contributions was to work with David to upload all the pages onto the ThinkQuest server. I learned many things while constructing this site. One of them is how to make an anchor and what its purpose is. Another is how to make a link to another page (site). I also learned how to use Photoshop and Claris HomePage. Finally, I learned what a frame does in a page. Before we started our page, we had to decide what the topic would be and if we were going to use a frame or not. Then, we had to research the topic and write the content. Finally, we made a background and added some flashy animations and graphics. I think being on a ThinkQuest team may help me get a networking job when I get older. I learned that when I work on teams, there will be many agreements and disagreements, but that is what comes with a team!
Aaron - I researched and gathered the information about how the Great White, Grey Reef, Whale, and Tiger sharks reproduce. I created the index page using frames. I wrote some of the facts on the page titled, Interesting Facts About Sharks. I created the quiz using forms in Claris Homepage and I created the Perl script starting with a template. Even with the template to use, creating the quiz was hard and required several attempts before it worked correctly. I also tested the site and corrected problems that were found. Some of the problems that needed to be corrected were links that were not working or bringing up the new page in the wrong frame.