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January 7, 2020

Completed record sheets and manual are due into the Extension Office on or before June 29,2020, 4:00 PM. No records, or late/incomplete record sheets/manuals will result in an exhibit being considered for EXHIBITION ONLY—NO PLACING.

There are three exhibit grade level divisions;
Grades 3-5, Beginner
Grades 6-8, Intermediate
Grades 9-12, Advanced.
Exhibits are to be skill appropriate for the member’s grade level.

4-H member is required to complete 3 activities in 4-H Computer manual per year.

A county may submit a total of three state fair entries, one entry per grade level division.

Youth enrolled in the computer project will select one of the below subject categories to study, regardless of grade. Youth may choose to create an exhibit demonstrating skills learned during the year. Check with your county Purdue Extension Office to determine if a computer will be available during judging and if there will be an opportunity to explain your exhibit to the judge. Exhibits qualifying for state fair are to be submitted on a thumb drive securely attached to a notebook/portfolio describing accomplishments, skills learned, design ideas, budget, a summary of what was done, etc. as the exhibitor will not be able to discuss their work with a judge. Poster exhibits are not acceptable. Youth may continue in the same subject category in subsequent years expand on the previous year’s topic, or choose a new topic.  

Subject categories are:

* Block Based Programming

* Text Based Programming

* Web Design and Computer Entrepreneurship

* Computer Forensics

* Hardware and Networking Design/Installation/Repair

Software must be compatible on both PC and Mac platform. If additional software other than Microsoft Office Suite is required to view the member’s work, that software must be provided by the member and comply with all manufacturer copyright laws. Apps can be Android or IOS compatible.

All notebooks/portfolios must include a reference list indicating where information was obtained, giving credit to the original author, to complete the 4-H member’s exhibit. This reference list should/might include website links, people and professionals interviewed, books, magazines, etc. It is recommended this reference list be the last page of a notebook, or included as part of the display visible to the public. A judge is not to discredit an exhibit for the manner in which references are listed.

Block Based Programming:

Beginner - Grades 3-5 - Create a block based program using Scratch, Code Studio, Alice or another graphic programming language of you choice.  You should comment your work and it must include at least ten different commands.  Skills this program could use are: Sequence, Variables, Iteration, Loops, Conditionals or User input.

Intermediate - Grades 6-8 - Create a block based program using Scratch, Code Studio, Alice or another graphic programming language of your choice.  You should comment your work and it must include at least ten different commands.  Skills this program could use are:  More robust demonstration of beginner skills,  Modularization or Lists

Advanced - Grades 9-12 - Create a block based program using Scratch, Code Studio, Alice or another graphic programming language of your choice.  You should comment your work and it must include at least ten different commands.  Skills this program could use are: More robust demonstration of Intermediate Skills, Parameters or Recursion.

Text Based Programming:

Beginner - Grades 3-5 - This option is not available.

Intermediate - Grades 6-8 - Create a text based program of your choosing using any text based language you are comfortable in.  The code should demonstrate an understanding of at least 4 of these skills:  Commenting, Correct syntax, Variables, Loops, Conditionals, User Input, Lists, Functions or Algorithms.

Advanced - Grades 9-12 - Create a text based program of your choosing using any text based language your are comfortable in.  The code should demonstrate an understanding of at least 8 of these skills:  Interact with databases, Classes, Objects, Methods, Inheritance, Integrate multiple languages into one program.

Web Design and Computer Entrepreneurship:

Beginner - Grades 3-5 Build a businesslike website demonstrating a knowledge of:  

Use a website builder to create your website

Insert non-stock image into your site

Use a template to achieve a unified look

Explain CSS in your documentation, what CSS is and why it's important 

Must have at least two pages and include all items listed above.

Intermediate - Grades 6-8 - Build a businesslike website demonstrating a knowledge of:

Create your own site or use a website builder

Modfiy existing HTML          Use HTML5          Modify existing CSS

Have a unified theme throughout

Use a photo editing software to create custom images

Must have at least five pages and include all items listed above

Advanced - Grades 9-12 - Build a businesslike website demonstrating a knowledge of:

Create a custom site using appropriate industry tools

Have a responsive website                                                  Add useful and appropriate plugins

Test for and eliminate bugs                                                 Include links for social media

Include custom audio/video

Must have at least ten pages and include all items listed above

Computer Forensics (id theft, online bullying, ethical use of technology, responsible social media use:

Beginner - Grades 3-5 - Research and create a 3-5 minute presentation on one of the following topics.  Present to a group of peers and have and have an adult leader verify, create a YouTube or MP4 instructional video, or printed slides and notes using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

Media Balance and Well Being                                             Privacy and Security

Digital Footprint and Identity                                              Relationships and Communication

Cyberbullying, Digital Drama and Hate Speech                     News and Media Literacy

Intermediate - Grades 6-8 - Research and create a 6-8 minute presentation on one of the following topics.  Present to a group of pees and have an adult leader verify, create a YouTube or MP4 instructional video, or printed slides and notes using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

Digital Citizenship:

Media Balance and Well Being                                             Privacy and Security

Digital Footprint and Identity                                              Relationships and Communication

Cyberbullying, Digital Drama and Hate Speech                     News and Media Literacy

Cyber Security:                                                                 

Ethics and Society                                                              Security Principles

Classic Cryptography                                                          Malicious Software

Physical Security                                                                Web Security

Advanced - Grades 9-2 - Research and create a 10-12 minute presentation on one of the following topics.  Present to a group of peers and have an adult leader verify, create a YouTube or MP4 instructional video, or printed slides and notes using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

Digital Citizenship:

Media Balance and Well Being                                              Privacy and Security

Digital Footprint and Identity                                               Relationships and Communication

Cyberbullying, Digital Drama and Hate Speech                      News and Media Literacy

Cyber Security:

Security Principles                                                              Classic Cryptography

Malicious Software                                                              Physical Security

Web Security                                                                      Ethics and Society

Hardware and Networking Design/Install/Repair

Beginner - Grades 3-5 - Choose 1-2 items form the list and create a report/presentation (including images) of what you did.

Deconstruct and reconstruct a computer

Learn and report how binary works and how computers use numbers

Troubleshoot hardware problems                                         Explore operating systems

Investigate open source resources                                       Install/upgrade operating systems

Design a dream machine (give reasons)

Intermediate - Grades 6-8 - Choose 1-2 items form the list and create a report/presentation (include images) of what you did.

Identify network hardware                                                   Design a computer network

Explain Internet Protocol                                                      Explain different types of servers

Use different protocols to communicate                                 Add peripherals to a network

Secure a networked computer                                              Share application simultaneously

Setup a Raspberry Pi or other micro-controller

Advanced - Grades 9-12 - Choose 1-2 items from the list and create a report/presentation (include images) of what you did.

Design and implement a computer network                            Secure your network

Understand technology needs in your community

Help solve these needs by organizing a committee or team to work on identified issues.

Teach a computer science class to younger 4-Hers.

Build your dream computer                                                   Network multiple micro-controllers

Research careers in technology

 

 

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