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February 25, 2020

This is your online resource for the 4-H Computer project. The record sheet is below. If you have any questions, please refer to the 4-H Handbook or contact the Extension Office.

*If you have trouble accessing any of these documents below because of a disability, please contact the Jackson Co. Extension Office at (812) 358-6101 or send an email to schneidh@purdue.edu.

 

Here are the requirements for this project:

COMPUTER

4-H member must fill out a record sheet to be turned in with the green/white record book.

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

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 to expand on the previous year’s topic, or choose a new topic. Subject categories are:

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 web site 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 your choice. You should comment your work and it must include at least ten different commands. Skills this program could use are:

 

 

 

      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:

      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:

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 your are comfortable in. The code should demonstrate an understanding of at least 4 of these skills:

 


      Advanced – Grades 9-12 – 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 8 of these skills:

 

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 an adult leader verify, create a YouTube or MP4 instructional video, or printed slides and notes using PowerPoint or similar presentation software.

 


      Intermediate – Grades 6-8 – Research and create a 6-8 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.

 

 

         Advanced – Grades 9-12 – 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.


Hardware and Networking Design/Install/Repair

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

 

 

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

 

 

         Advanced – Grades 9-12 – Choose one or two items from the list and create a report/presentation (including images) of what you did.

 

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